A Belated Debate

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The three televised leaders’ debates dominated the 2010 general election campaign. The House of Lords Communications Committee report on Broadcast General Election Debates is the product of a welcome but belated public inquiry into their organisation and conduct. The report is supportive of the view that ‘broadcast general election debates should take place during future campaigns’ and makes a number of cautious recommendations to the broadcasters. At the time of writing it was unclear whether the format proposed by the broadcasters for 2015 would be an improvement on that for 2010—or even if there would be any debates at all.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-145
Number of pages5
JournalThe Political Quarterly
Issue number1
Early online date26 Mar 2015
Publication statusPublished - 26 Mar 2015

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