Op-Ed; There is a call for televised political debates in the U.K. in the run up to the 2017 June 8 General election.
However unelected Prime Minister Theresa May will not play ball.
She or rather her spokes people are adamant that she will not take part.
Mrs May herself has said she will be campaigning on the ground but will not engage in official political debates.
Just why is Theresa running scared.
Surely it cannot be the terrible Tory track record in office and her no doubt nasty plans for the country post GE2017?
Campaigning on the ground may mean she is able to lie through her back teeth as she spins like a whirling dervish confounding some of the electorate.
Televised political debates could mean Mrs May is challenged on policy and will struggle to sell it to the electorate.
In 2015 David Cameron took part selectively in political debates. He called the shots, his right arm spin team, people such as William Hague, swamping the post debate spin rooms but at least he sort of took part.
In truth though it took many calls of chicken and people dressed as chickens cornering Cameron for him to take part.
I guess this time the Tories and Mrs May will rely on their heavily supported sections of the right-wing media with George Osborne actually overseeing what passes for news at the Evening Standard.
Labour Press writes:
Unite statement on call for an early general election April 18, 2017
Responding to today’s (Tuesday 18 April) announcement by prime minister Theresa May of a general election on 8 June, Unite acting general secretary Gail Cartmail said: “The prime minister has gone back on her word regarding an early general election and the electorate will remember that.
“The country now has a choice between whether to vote for a Conservative party which is determined to pursue a hard, disastrous Brexit and is wedded to continuing with miserable austerity and destroying the rights and living standards of working people, or a Labour party which is presenting real, positive change based on a fairer economy and determined to ensure that on leaving the EU, jobs and communities can thrive.
“Labour has the policy platform that voters want. Now it is time to take it to the country and win the change working people so urgently need. During this upcoming electoral period Unite’s work to support members at their workplaces will continue unimpeded.”
For further information please contact Unite head of media and campaigns Alex Flynn on
Notes to editors:
- See more at: http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-statement-on-call-for-an-early-general-election/#sthash.5jtF9FxX.dpuf
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