LibLink: Mark Pack – TV leaders’ debates: the dos and don’ts

Over at the Total Politics website, LDV Co-Editor Mark Pack has penned an open letter to the party leaders ahead of tonight’s televised debate. Mark offers six pieces of advice, ranging from the obvious (or you’d think they’d be obvious), such as “Behave” to the more oblique, “Be ready for the worms”. Here’s an excerpt:

“Drunkard”, “useful idiot” and “dickheads” – all terms from one of the 2006 Italian debates between Prodi and Berlusconi – are best avoided, as is this quote from a 2004 Czech debate: “You’re lying as you always have. That’s you all over – a liar from beginning to end!” Debating on TV with other leaders is not the same as penning anonymous comments to a political blog.

You can read Mark’s letter in full here.

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One Comment

  • brenda watson 17th Apr '10 - 9:44am

    noone as yet seems to have torpedoed labours claim for {fairness}. the enlarging gap between rich and poor is obscene, the 10p tax fiasco further underlined labours philosophy towards the less well off. labours lies about fairness need exposing.

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