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:
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