Tv Debates

How Nick Clegg's Eyebrows Could Save the Liberal Democrats

Nick Smallman | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Smallman

Nick Clegg faces a virtual mission impossible in this general election campaign - but if anything can save him and his party from electoral oblivion, it's his eyebrows. That's right. His eyebrows. They're the key to understanding why, despite being a figure of derision, the deputy prime minister's communication skills remain some of the most polished out there.

Izzard Slaps Farage With A Wet Fish

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Politics

Eddie Izzard stamped on Nigel Farage’s use of Monty Python quotes during a recent party broadcast, suggesting Ukip voters won’t understand the hum...

Nigel Farage's 'Scaremongering' Over HIV Goes Down As Badly As It Should

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Politics

Plaid Cyrmu leader Leanne Wood won the first round of applause from the studio audience during the two hour live televised election debate on Thursday...

Nicola Sturgeon: A Better Politician Than You Think

Nick Smallman | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Smallman

Instead of rushing her words, she takes her time. Instead of gazing vaguely into the distance Sturgeon focuses on her audience, making her more accessible. Her fluency is consistent and quietly authentic. It all gives an impression of someone who is a very polished, articulate and accomplished speaker.

No Wonder Young People Aren't Engaged With This Election Campaign

Georgia Elander | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Georgia Elander

Politicians and campaigning organisations attempt to engage my generation with simplifications and pop culture references, gimmicks to make politics more 'accessible,' as if the tit-for-tat and basic narratives of the main parties' election campaigning are too much for us. Wrong: it's not enough.

Phew. Pre-Election TV Debates Are - Finally - Sorted Out

PA | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron and Ed Miliband will face off alongside other party leaders in a single televised general election debate, it has been announced. Bro...

Chicken, Dave? Not So Much!

Freedom Sithole | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Politics
Freedom Sithole

Chicken Dave, Cowardly Cameron those are two phrases that I have typed and uttered repeatedly to describe our out esteemed PM since this television debate farce began. The truth though is that I have never considered his avoidance tactics to be driven by a fear of going toe to toe in a debate with Ed Miliband.

WE Hold YOU to Account: Why the Broadcasters Need to Send a Clear Message to David Cameron

David Mooney | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Politics
David Mooney

The situation surrounding Prime Minister David Cameron and the will-he-won't-he with the TV election debates is fairly amusing from the outside, but it provides a huge insight into how politicians actually view the press.

Cameron Sidesteps Broadcasters With Offer To Take Part In Online Debate

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Politics

The election debate could be back on... online. That's the latest "compromise" offered by David Cameron, and a clear slight at the broadcasters that h...

Should You Take Part In A TV Debate? A Flowchart For David Cameron

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Comedy

Are you David Cameron? If 'Yes': use the flowchart below. If 'No': lucky you! (Created for HuffPost UK Comedy by David Schneider and David Ber...

Ed Balls Just Spectacularly Ambushed George Osborne On Live TV

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK

In one of the best ambushes on live television of this election camapaign, Ed Balls has challenged George Osborne to a head-to-head debate of the pote...

Those TV Debates: Who, Whom?

Robin Lustig | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

How can public service broadcasters possibly be accused, in the words of Lord Grade, of "grossly inflated and misguided ideas of their own importance" if they dare to suggest that the PM does not actually have a veto over how they go about their business?

Cameron Slams 'Cock Up' Over TV Debates (But Says He's Not Causing It)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has said broadcasters organising the TV election debates "totally cocked it up". The Prime Minister, who has drawn fire from other po...

Cameron Tells Radio Host: 'You Can Grill Me As Hot As You Like'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron told radio presenter Shelagh Fogarty she could grill him as "hot as you like", as he explained why he would not take part in a head-to-h...

Here's Why David Cameron's Hands Will Hold Him Back in Any TV Debate

Nick Smallman | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Smallman

All those years in Downing Street may have cramped David Cameron's style. Maybe that's why he's shying away from a decent TV debate head-to-head with Ed Miliband. It's the prime minister's hands that reveal a secret he wouldn't want voters in the 2015 general election to know about: that five years in the job is starting to get to him.

Really Obvious Insult Against Cameron Finally Occurs To Miliband

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has called David Cameron "chicken" for his insistence there be just one TV leaders' debate before the election, as Labour confirmed he wou...

Tory MP Gives Staggering Defence Of Cameron's Debate Refusal

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale & Ned Simons | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK Politics

Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg defended David Cameron’s refusal to take part in all but one televised debate ahead of the general election on May 7...

Blair's £100,000 Donation To Labour Is Merely Small Change For Former PM

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Politics

Tony Blair has given the Labour party more than £100,000 in a bid to silence suggestions that he is not fully behind Ed Miliband's campaign. The f...

Clegg Fancies Himself As Cameron's Debate Stand-In

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has said he will stand in for David Cameron in any head-to-head TV election debate with Ed Miliband, after the prime minister ruled out tak...

Cameron Squirms Out Of All But One TV Debate

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has agreed to take part in just one televised debate ahead of the May 7 election -– an event that will feature all seven party leaders...

Cameron Dodges TV Debate With Miliband Week Before Election

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Politics

The chance of televised election debates taking place looks increasingly unlikely, after David Cameron appeared to rule out taking part in a head-to-h...

The Date Is Set For The TV Debates - But Will Cameron Be There

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK

David Cameron and Ed Miliband will be pitched in a head-to-head live televised debate exactly a week before the May 7 general election, if the TV show...

Mehdi Hasan

Alan Duncan On Why Cameron Must Make Voters 'Tingle' | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Politics

Sir Alan Duncan isn't happy with the state of British politics - or the Conservative Party, for that matter. "What disappoints me most is ...

Why Can't We Move Beyond Conducting Election Debates on TV?

Mark Hillary | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Hillary

In an ideal world, I would hope that the parties could join forces to make the 2015 election an exciting and informative election campaign by ignoring the TV broadcasters and going straight to the Internet. I guess this will not happen until 2020 now. In any case, do you really think that the TV and radio broadcasters are not going to repeat everything that is said online?

Broadcasters Threaten To 'Empty Chair' Leaders In TV Debates

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Politics

The broadcasters have threatened to "empty chair" any political party leader who refuses to take part in live televised debates planned for the genera...