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  • Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn to face off in live BBC debate

    The BBC will host a head-to-head debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn in the run-up to the general election.

    The Conservative and Labour leaders will face off live in Southampton on 6 December - six days before the poll.

    A seven-way podium debate will also take place between senior figures from the UK's major political parties on 29 November, live from Cardiff.

    And the BBC will broadcast several Question Time specials, including a show focused on younger audiences.

    Lets keep all stuff about the debates here please.


    Dates for the debates are:


    19th November - ITV debate featuring Boris and Corbyn

    28th November - Sky News debate featuring Boris, Corbyn and Swinson

    29th November - BBC debate featuring all leaders

    6th December - BBC debate featuring Boris and Corbyn


    So, four debates, two on the BBC and one each on ITV and Sky and Question Time specials too including one featuring Farage, but frankly what is the point? The election is only about one subject and most people made their minds up about that a long time ago.

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  • Yep, I think you're right.

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  • Looks like Swindlecon and Kranky ( Sounds like a dodgy law firm ^^ ) lost their court case to try and but into the main debate on TV.

    History is much like an Endless Waltz. The three beats of war, peace and revolution continue on forever.

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  • Looks like Swindlecon and Kranky ( Sounds like a dodgy law firm ^^ ) lost their court case to try and but into the main debate on TV.

    Private Eye always used lawyers called Sue Grabbit, and Runne. ^^

    There are none who do so much harm as those obsessed with doing good.


    People are far more more likely to believe a lie if they want it to be the truth.

  • So Corbyn and Johnson will go head to head on ITV tonight; that'll be interesting to watch them spinning away like mad with all their 'jam tomorrow' drivel and doublespeak? The latest was the Tories are gonna plant 60 zillion trees by 2035, and Swinson countered it with 'the Lib Dems are going to plant twice as many'. What utter contempt they must have for the electorate in their expectation that we'll believe it? So we'll have one who couldn't run a fucking whelk-stall, and another who's a fucking adroit liar, and one of them is going to be our next prime minister. I've never known anything like this!

    There are none who do so much harm as those obsessed with doing good.


    People are far more more likely to believe a lie if they want it to be the truth.

  • There is only one way to put a stop to the circus. Don't buy tickets.

    The vagabond who's rapping at your door

    Is standing in the clothes that you once wore

  • Well I shan't be watching it. Totally pointless as it would be trying to work out who the bigger liar is.:rolleyes:

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  • Well I shan't be watching it. Totally pointless as it would be trying to work out who the bigger liar is.:rolleyes:

    That is my view too. I can't bear the hypocrisy.

    Mark Twain — 'Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.'

  • Won't be able to see it tonight, but hope to see it later in the week.


    For those that do watch it, please post what you thought about it. I expect the body language between the two of them to be frosty, Corbyn hates Boris.

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  • Well I shan't be watching it. Totally pointless as it would be trying to work out who the bigger liar is.:rolleyes:

    I watched the first 15 minutes, but typical ITV they dumbed in down; the audience clapping for both sides was using up more time than what was being said in the actual debate.

    There are none who do so much harm as those obsessed with doing good.


    People are far more more likely to believe a lie if they want it to be the truth.

  • CORBYN: ..... "We will and must have a referendum so that people have a choice"??

    La La Land and people actually support this man.

  • CORBYN: ..... "We will and must have a referendum so that people have a choice"??

    La La Land and people actually support this man.

    Labour policy is: the 2016 referendum will be ignored, but .... 'people will be allowed a new referendum to choose between Remain and Remain, and the result will be implemented'!

    Mark Twain — 'Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.'

  • Labour policy is: the 2016 referendum will be ignored, but .... 'people will be allowed a new referendum to choose between Remain and Remain, and the result will be implemented'!

    LOL nice one.

  • Just watching this now, but on Brexit at least, it's clear cut between the two sides. Boris will take us out of the EU if he gets a a majority and Corbyn will have another vote on the matter only once the withdrawal treaty has been re-negotiated.


    And I agree about the clapping, it's just taking time up.

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  • I immediately focused upon the presenter insisting on short answers, cut to strict timing. This is abnormal. I switched off after 20 mins.

  • I fell asleep, so never saw the end of it.


    Boris really needs to control himself though, he hasn't won yet.

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  • I've given up on watching any of them, I know where my vote is going

    A Hand Up Not A Hand Out

  • Still Swinson, bryan?

    Swindlecon surely? Denying the largest common vote in UK history is just undemocratic.

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  • Still Swinson, bryan?

    Sadly yes

    I'm voting for their policy on Europe, which is no surprise to anyone

    But I think they made the wrong choice with her, she is not impressive at all. If they couldn't persuade Vince to carry on they should have gone with Ed Davey

    Bot I am equally convinced that they don't want to win per se, they like being able to propose policies that will never get anywhere - a sort of liberal protest movement. Same as Corbyn in a way who will also never win power

    Perhaps we should start a thread on the next party leaders

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  • I'm not so sure. Almost 50% of the country voted to remain and the Lib Dims have a clear message to stop Brexit and with Corbyn's confused Brexit strategy, that may well appeal.


    I don't mind Swinson, but obviously Davy is more experienced.

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  • Swinson is a nutter. An absolute amateur. I put honouring democracy above partisanship and party allegiance. We voted to leave the EU. Thats it as far as I am concerned. I would 100% respect the result if remainers won. I voted to leave - NO DEAL.

  • Question Time debate: No comfortable ride in election special for party leaders

    Elections are important and full of life, exactly because the public, not pundits or parliamentarians are in charge.

    That's what we saw tonight.

    It was not a comfortable ride for any of the four who appeared in front of the audience in Sheffield who were pressed on issues as broad as the economy, austerity, Brexit, Bolivia, the Russia report, racism, the NHS and plenty more.

    Saw this last night and boy, did Swinson get pummelled by the audience. The fact that the programme was hosted in Sheffield, Nick Clegg's old stomping ground, was always going to be difficult ride for her, but she really got a roasting from the audience. Even the remainer lady didn't support Swinson, as she wanted a another vote on the EU.


    Corbyn probably lost even more voters last night with his performance, if that's possible. What a mess. A "neutral" mess....


    Sturgeon, yawn.


    Boris - he was happy when he got into Brexit mode, but what a shambles. Completely forgot to even answer that first question about Russian interference until later on. Although in the end, he did say there was no Russian interference in our elections, so I suppose that's one nugget to take out of the programme.


    Based on what I saw last night, I think they'll crap and if Farage had been standing in the election, he may well have got my vote, but he's not, so sod him too.

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  • I think whenever the leaders appear in front of a TV audience they all get a lot of stick

    Suspect it's more to do with the hand picked audience enjoying their two minutes of fame on TV

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  • True, but they really went for Swinson.

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  • True, but they really went for Swinson.

    It's not surprising that Leave voters and democrats would give her a hard time!

    Mark Twain — 'Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.'

  • I'm not taking that Sheffield audience as a barometer as to what the rest of the country think of the Lib Dems, but it was interesting...

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  • It's not surprising that Leave voters and democrats would give her a hard time!

    Interesting that you refer to Leave supporters as "democrats"

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  • Interesting that you refer to Leave supporters as "democrats"

    Interesting that you didn't read my post properly, or maybe you saw bias where there was none. Remainers can be democrats too.

    Mark Twain — 'Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.'