THE General Election campaign will see debates on both ITV and the BBC between Jeremy Corbyn, Boris Johnson, and other party leaders. So when are they, how can you watch, and who will be taking part? How can you watch the ITV debate and when is it on? ITV will be broadcasting the first head-head debate between Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson on November 19, 2019. It will be hosted by news presenter Julie Etchingham.After the debate has aired, there will be a multi-party debate where representatives from the Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Brexit Party, Scottish National Party and the Green Party will all be able to comment on it. It will be the first Tory-Labour leader debate since 2015. At the last election in 2017, then-Prime Minister Theresa May opted out of the live TV discussion. ITV also plans to hold a multi-party debate before the election on December 12.When are the BBC debates and who will be taking part? The BBC will be broadcasting two debates during the … [Read more...] about When are the BBC and ITV General Election debates between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn?
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Sajid Javid is expected to snub a request from Channel 4 to take part in a general election debate with John McDonnell because of an ongoing row between Downing Street and the broadcaster. Channel 4 has reportedly put in a bid to host a debate between the Chancellor and his Labour opposite number in the run up to December 12. But the Tories are set to reject the request on the grounds they do not believe Mr Javid will be given a fair hearing. It comes after a senior Channel 4 executive used a speech back in August this year to accuse Boris Johnson of being a 'known liar'. The remarks by Dorothy Byrne, head of news and current affairs at the broadcaster, prompted fury in Number 10. Sajid Javid, pictured on The Andrew Marr Show yesterday, will reportedly snub a proposed Channel 4 election debate between him and John McDonnell Dorothy Byrne, head of news and current affairs at Channel 4, sparked Downing Street fury in August after accusing Boris … [Read more...] about Sajid Javid ‘will snub ”biased” Channel 4’s request for a general election debate with John McDonnell after top executive at the broadcaster called Boris Johnson a “known liar”‘
Jeremy Corbyn has suggested making polling day a public holiday if MPs back a snap general election in December. The Labour leader also said all 16-year-olds should have the right to vote, a call echoed by the SNP which also supports extending the franchise to include EU nationals living in the UK. But amendments which would have lowered the voting age and allowed EU nationals to vote were not selected by Deputy Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle ahead of this evening's vote. Proposals emerged from the opposition benches as they indicated their support for a snap election before Christmas, although any amendments approved by MPs are expected to derail the legislation required to trigger it. Speaking as MPs considered the Government's Early Parliamentary General Election, Mr Corbyn told the Commons: "Labour backs a general election because we want this country to be rid of this reckless and destructive Conservative Government. "It is time for real change. And I've said … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn calls for general election day to be a public holiday
Since 2004, Russian trolls, service providers, security services and shady businessmen have been linked to political interference in 27 countries worldwide. But there's no need for you to worry. It will never happen here. Russian crime lords contributed to election campaigns in Lithuania, Russian spooks stole emails from Donald Trump's opponents and dumped them with Wikileaks, and last year Russian government figures were linked to a plot to channel millions of oil dollars to Italy's Far Right leader Matteo Salvini. But that's abroad. It could never happen here. The Prime Minister holidays with the son of an ex-KGB spook, but don't let that concern you. He refuses to say whether he dumped his government security team to do so, but that doesn't matter. His party takes vast amounts of money for its election efforts from 9 Russian multi-millionaires, but it is of no importance. All that matters is you vote for Boris Johnson. It's the other guy you need to worry about. The one whose … [Read more...] about Susie Boniface: Boris Johnson’s Russia links must be made public before the General Election
Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now A former Brexit Party candidate is defying Nigel Farage’s decision to step aside in Tory-held seats at the General Election to stand as an independent Brexiteer. Neil Greaves, from the Harlow constituency in Essex, said the Brexit Party leader has been “outmanoeuvred” and encouraged his fellow candidates to follow his example. Fellow Brexit Party candidate Ruth Jolley said she “respected” Mr Farage’s decision but was “disappointed” the people of her South West Norfolk constituency will not be able to vote for a Brexit Party candidate. We've got all the updates you need in our live blog below, scroll down to recap the day's events Earlier today Nigel Farage admitted he was offered a peerage two days before he scrapped the Brexit Party's plans to contest 600 seats in the general election. But he said he turned it down, saying it … [Read more...] about General election LIVE: Nigel Farage ‘outmanoeuvred’ by Boris Johnson over Brexit U-turn