Skip to comments.Election TV debate: Leaders prepare for historic clash [UKs First election debate tonight]
Posted on 04/15/2010 6:28:07 AM PDT by UKrepublican
Election TV debate: Leaders prepare for historic clash Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg are preparing to make political history by taking part in Britain's first ever prime ministerial TV debate. The party leaders have been rehearsing intensively for the 90-minute US-style live broadcast, in which every word and gesture will be analysed. They will answer questions chosen by the audience and from viewers' e-mails. ITV1 will broadcast the show from 2030 BST in Manchester. Sky and the BBC will host debates on successive Thursdays.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...
I have no idea if David Cameron, Mr. Pre-packaged, shrink-wrapped pseudo-conservative, can actually think on his feet.
I guess we’ll know soon.
If the English people re-elect a boob like Gordon Brown then they will deserve everything they get.
I feel very sorry for the British people. Their immigration policies have been way too lax. And God help them if they ever do to their internal national security apparatus and intelligence agencies that we are in the process of doing in our country.
In fact the same can be said of Europe in general. Just look what is happening in Greece. Europe? If you do not learn a lesson of what is happening in Greece then I pity you. And we in the US should be holding our elected officials accountable as well for our great debt before what happened to Greece happens here. That can still be prevented but only if we act now!
I won’t be voting for the ‘Conservative Party’ as they are not conservative.
I may vote UKIP.
Where is Oliver Cromwell when you NEED him.
UKIP sounds good. I hear they aren’t very organized though, is that true?
They’re saying that Nick Clegg and Vince Cable,two guys who aren’t ashamed of the label “Maoist”,will be the kingmakers if it’s a “hung Parliament”.And there’s little doubt that they’ll side with Brown.However,I’ve read that there’ll be such instability created that there’s likely no be another election in 12-18 months.
Just as a vote for Perot in '92 was,in reality,a vote for Clinton won't you be helping Brown with that attitude?
Probably, but either way we’re screwed over here.
Cameron is just as bad as Brown.
Yes that is true, they’re basically ex members of the Tory party....far more conservative than the Tories are now.
In european elections they have secured a significant amount of votes.
Re-elect? When did he get elected the first time? I thought he just kind of slipped in when Blair slithered out.
Unfortunately, erudition and charisma are excellent qualities to get you elected, but they do not mean you will make the right decisions when you are in power. Cameron comes over as just a bit too glib, a bit too polished, a bit too much "form" and not enough "substance".
What should I do?
This isn't as bad as it sounds. Prime Ministers hold their position by virtue of commanding a majority in Parliament. So, in practice, the leader of whichever party wins the election is going to become PM, and everyone is well aware of that. So theoretically we don't elect PM's, but in practice we kind of do. In practice, if Labour wins the election Gordon Brown will remain as Prime Minister, and we all know it. Equally, if the Conservatives win, Cameron will become Prime Minister.
I would rather Cameron get defeated in the hope we can get real conservatives running the party again.
My fear is, with him in charge and a seen as a blueprint for victory in future elections we will never see the sort of conservatives we need to save our country.
We are heading for a disaster.
Yes, many countries do it like that. What I meant was that last time Labour and thereby Blair was “elected” and I’m not aware that voters knew they’d end up with Brown a bit down the road. Did they?
And even in the US, there’s still the Electoral College that has the last word on who will be president, the “direct” vote not withstanding.
I don't trust that squish Cameron, but the Conservative posters ("Big Government = Big Problem") wouldn't be out of place at a Tea Party rally - someone on the Conservative side has apparently determined that the election will be fought on Big vs Small Government.
Which is amazing! So at least the Tory rhetoric is in the right place. If your two candidates are otherwise indistinguishable, it may be worth rewarding the Tories for their posters.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.