To: BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky News

Invite all parties to join the election television debates

22nd January 2015 - BBC and ITV have agreed to host leaders' debates with the leaders of seven parties - the Tories, Labour, Lib Dems, UKIP, Greens, Plaid Cymru and the SNP.

Invite all parties to join the election television debates

If UKIP are to take part in the 2015 General Election television debates, so must other smaller parties.

Why is this important?

The BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky have invited UKIP leader Nigel Farage to take part in the multi-platform party leader debates in the run up to the 2015 General Election. http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2014/leader-debates

UKIP has only one Member of Parliament, whereas there are a number of other parties with the same, or more, MPs. http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps/current-state-of-the-parties/

Some of these parties are specific to devolved nations, and others represent the whole UK in the same way that UKIP is.

Giving UKIP a large platform at the expense of other parties is undemocratic.

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Reasons for signing

  • All parties should be represted on air time equally.
  • It is essential for democracy that ALL parties are equally represented on TV in contests - it is not the right of a politically-skewed broadcaster to majorly and undemocratically influence who gets the main votes! If you believe in democracy, you’ll make this change. Make sure all parties get equal acknowledgment – otherwise I, and many others, will go to your competitors or set up our own channels. All legal parties should be given an airing – their size is irrelevant.
  • Why stay in EU?

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2017-02-20 17:12:58 +0000
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2015-11-10 13:05:11 +0000
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2015-11-10 10:23:43 +0000
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2015-10-18 13:03:56 +0100
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2015-10-07 12:33:18 +0100
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2015-07-26 14:54:18 +0100
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2015-04-10 14:13:15 +0100
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2015-03-15 22:29:49 +0000
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2015-03-04 14:04:07 +0000
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2015-02-04 11:23:42 +0000
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2015-01-29 15:05:48 +0000
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2014-10-14 09:44:13 +0100

David Cameron has commented on this issue.

According to the BBC, he said he could not "see how you can have one party in it that has an MP in Parliament and not another party" that also has one MP. The Green Party is taking legal advise. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-29595529

2014-10-13 19:44:13 +0100

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