Tomorrow’s Conservative leadership debate has been cancelled…

What am I going to with all of this popcorn?

(with a hat-tip to Jonathan Calder)

Meanwhile, Ed Davey doesn’t share my disappointment…

The Conservatives say they want to lead but they won’t even turn up to debate the issues that matter to our country.

Each of them are treating the nation with utter contempt and they’ve been taking people for granted for long enough.

Conservative candidate’s attempt to duck scrutiny just makes a general election at the end of this campaign even more necessary.

Sky News said that Sunak and Truss “have confirmed to Sky News that they do not want to take part. Conservative MPs are said to be concerned about the damage the debates are doing to the image of the Conservative Party, exposing disagreements and splits within the party.”

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  • George Thomas 18th Jul '22 - 12:17pm

    Feels like Ed Davey has gone back in time for David Cameron’s lines about Gordon Brown. The ever changing importance of debates – depending on whether it helps or hinders the Tory party and now the biggest players within the Tory party – is just another example of how politics and perception of politics is tilted in their favour before voting even started.

  • Nick Collins 18th Jul '22 - 4:30pm

    Sunak and Truss (sounds like a firm of dodgy solicitors) both pulled out. Were they afraid of what each other would say or of what they would say themselves?

    Apparently they could not trust themselves to behave in public. So what on earth were they and their (for want of a better word) “colleagues” like in Johnson’s Cabinet when the cameras were not running?

  • Zachary Adam Barker 18th Jul '22 - 6:59pm

    Sky should empty podium the absent candidates and broadcast as originally planned.

    It should not be up to them to cover for the dignity of cowardly candidates.

  • Steve Trevethan 18th Jul '22 - 11:52pm

    Can we be a democracy when the Prime Minister is chosen by some 0.4% of voters?

  • Nonconformistradical 19th Jul '22 - 7:56am

    @Steve Trevethan
    Can we be a parliamentary democracy when the governing party could under our flawed electoral system be chosen by significantly less than a majority of those who bother to vote, never mind those who don’t vote feeling there is no chance of their electing someone who represents their views?

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