OPINION: Party leaders’ TV debate is a real turn-off

Prime Minister David Cameron talks during a visit to BAE Systems, in Preston. Photo: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire
Prime Minister David Cameron talks during a visit to BAE Systems, in Preston. Photo: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire
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There has been much talk in the last few days about our party political leaders taking part in televised debates before the General Election.

Opposition parties have accused Prime Minister David Cameron of running scared for only holding one such session - but then they would, wouldn’t they?

They say many people are demanding them - but Mr Pendle has not heard any clamour for them.

The circles he mixes in contain people of all ages and political persuasions who have always voted the same way – and always will.

They do not need to be plonked in front of a television to listen to party leaders pontificating and taking verbal pot shots at each other – for there is no chance of them ever changing their political allegiance.

OK, there might be the odd floating voter somewhere out there, but as far as Mr Pendle is concerned, the vast majority have already decided how they will vote on May 7th and as such, there is no need for televised parliamentary waffling, however much opposition leaders might complain.