Well would you believe it? Sadly we probably would. ITV has announced that it will screen the first leaders TV debate on 19th November but that it will only include 2 men in grey suits!
Well done ITV, 3 of the main party leaders (Lib Dems, SNP PC) are women yet both the leaders picked for your 1st debate are male Brexiteers! No Remain Leader and no woman in your debate means it has no balance what so ever. Hang your heads in shame ITV.
But we can do something about this appalling decision by ITV which inadvertently or otherwise reinforces the two old party system. Here’s one petition already doing the rounds you can sign:-
I appreciate that the above petition is all about Jo Swinson being kept out of the 1st debate but she is the only Remain leader of a national political party. For goodness sake this election is supposed to be about resolving Brexit so why on earth have 2 grey suited male Brexiteers debating why their version of Brexit is better than the other one when the real choice is between Leave and Remain and 50 percent of the electorate is female.