Tv Debates

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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 27.01.2015 | 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...

We're Getting This Debates Business All Wrong - Here's Why

Serena Cowdy | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Politics
Serena Cowdy

The thing is, we're going about this entirely the wrong way. If we must get all presidential and judge the party leaders on performance (as opposed to, oooh, I don't know, policies) there are far more interesting ways to do it. Here are three:

Clegg Refuses To Back Green Party In Debates

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Politics

The Green Party is being used as an "alibi" to scupper the televised general election debates, Nick Clegg said as he declined to back their inclusion....

'Fear Miliband, Not Farage' Former Tory Chairman Says

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband is a bigger threat to the Tories in any TV leaders' debates than Nigel Farage whose momentum is "deflating", the former Conservative Party...

Here's Something Farage, Clegg and Miliband All Actually Agree On

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage have joined forces to increase the pressure on David Cameron to sign up for televised general election debate...

PM Must Do Debates With or Without Greens

Kamran Hussain | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kamran Hussain

The Greens have steam coming out of their ears after Ofcom ruled they are not a 'major' party and therefore will not be included in the televised leader's debates in the run up to the general election.

David Cameron 'Running Scared' From Young Voters

PA | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has been accused of snubbing young voters after indicating he would not take part in a live online question and answer session, despite ...

Cameron 'Chicken' For Trying To Dodge TV Debates

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons & Asa Bennett | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has said he will refuse to take part in TV election debates if Green Party leader Natalie Bennett is excluded. At the moment broadcas...

Green Party Surges Past Lib Dems In Latest Poll

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Politics

The Greens have overtaken the Liberal Democrats for the first time in a decade, in the latest poll which is certain to fuel calls for the party to be ...

American Politics Hits Comic Nadir With 'Fan-Gate'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- The great pantomime of American politics stooped to a preposterous new nadir on Wednesday when Florida Republican governor Rick Scott refu...

Sorry Greens, the TV Debates Just Aren't for You

Joe Storey | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Storey

The self-importance of the Greens is astonishing. In case you've missed the pandemonium, the Greens have threatened legal action over TV broadcasters excluding the party from the planned TV debates during the run-up to next year's general election...

Mehdi Hasan

Miliband: Principles Not Photo Ops Will Get Me Elected Prime Minister

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Politics

As I sit outside the office of the Leader of the Opposition, I spot the latest issue of The Spectator magazine on the coffee table in front of...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Don't Mess With Nick

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Friday 16 May 2014... 1) DON'T MESS WITH NICK Liberal by name, not so liberal by nature - apparentl...

Ned Simons

Labour: TV Election Debates Need A Non-White Host

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Politics

It would be "disgraceful" if all the hosts of the 2015 general election TV leaders' debates were white, Labour's shadow justice secretary Sadiq Khan h...

5 Ethnic Minority Presenters Who Could Host The 2015 TV Election Debates

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Politics

In 2010 the hosts of the general election TV debates were all white middle aged men. The three clashes between Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Cl...

Is Cameron About To Agree To A TV Debate With Farage?

PA | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron could take part in a pre-election TV debate with Nigel Farage as part of a series of broadcast showdowns in the run-up to the 2015 conte...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Don't Call Me 'Red Ed'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Sunday 4 May 2014... 1) DON'T CALL ME 'RED ED' Ed Miliband appeared on BBC1's Andrew Marr show this...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Dave's EU Pledge

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Tuesday 29 April 2014... 1) DAVE'S EU PLEDGE You'll remember how David Cameron's 'cast-iron' pledge...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Watch Out Ed, Nigel's Behind You

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Monday 28 April 2014... 1) WATCH OUT ED, NIGEL'S BEHIND YOU Is Ukip gunning for Labour's core vote?...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Friday 4 April 2014... 1) HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE MARIA? Is Maria Miller, the culture secre...

Nick Clegg To Launch Attack On Nigel Farage

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Politics

With a live debate about Europe on the forthcoming TV schedules, Nick Clegg is set to ramp up the pressure on his opponent Nigel Farage by accusing th...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: George's War On Welfare, Part 667

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Tuesday 7 January 2013... 1) GEORGE'S WAR ON WELFARE, PART 667 How does the chancellor plan to plug...