What style party leader TV debate would you like to see?

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David Cameron has been accused of being scared to have TV debates by the leaders of the other parties.

Ed Miliband has challenged him to a head-to-head debate with just the two of them but David Cameron has rejected this idea and said he is in favour of just one debate with the seven leaders of all the main parties, The Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, UKIP, SNP, Plaid Cymru and the Greens.

Mr Miliband has accused the Prime Minister of “running scared from TV debates. I’ll debate him, any time, any place, anywhere; he should stop ducking and weaving and he should name the date.”

The BBC and ITV have been planning three debates with all the seven leaders but this currently looks unlikely to happen.

What would you like to see?  Three debates with the seven main leaders, so a balanced view can be had by the electorate of the leaders and their policies? Or would you like to see a head-to-head with David Cameron and Ed Miliband?

What style party leader TV debate would you like to see?

368 people have already voted, what's your opinion? All seven parties together Head-to-head with two

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nagonthenet
17th Apr 2015
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What about a gaggle of small schoolgirls? Leanne and Nicola clearly big chums, big hugs all round last night. Nigel left out in the cold at the end - only person with anything sensible to say!
Natalie - lacks logic - bump up Child Benefit, leave to choice number of children people have. How is this a sustainable society - that is supposed to be the core of their policies Sustainability!
Leanne - Labour dressed up as a Welsh Nationalist
Nicola - impressive but needs to drop the Independence thing as her own folks voted that they did not want it not so long ago.
Ed - OMG! we will all be bankrupt!
Nick - a trail of broken promises and this stupid idea of all kids having free school meals. No joined up thinking Nick. Some schools do not even have kitchens.
Dave - need to try a lot harder and get George under control
Nige - spot on!
jilly80
14th Mar 2015
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I would rather see just the 4 : Con, Lab, Lib and UKIP
daydreams
14th Mar 2015
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Not interested in this debate idea at all, no doubt it will end up like a gaggle of small schoolboys all trying to outdo one another.
jilly80
12th Mar 2015
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7 too many, 2 not enough!
geeljay
12th Mar 2015
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All leading parties debating, but with a more competent chairman than David Dimbleby, who allows question time to descend into a weekly shouting squabble. Otherwise, I am not really interested.
Jan123
11th Mar 2015
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Having a debate altogether might be more truthfully on the part of the participants. As any untruths would be picked ked up by the other candidates immediately.
wpshark
8th Mar 2015
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These debates are a waste of time and money. It is the same as PM's Question time. A farce and a clown show where people try to score points at the expense of another person.
They should rather be gives a set of topics and each allowed 10 min to explain their policies on that.
Then let THE PEOPLE judge.
Julia Slocombe
7th Mar 2015
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If 7 parties were involved it would end up as a free for all and impossible to manage
teegee
6th Mar 2015
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It would be a long debate how would it be managed
SovereignInventory
6th Mar 2015
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I would like all the leaders to be plugged into a lie detector and answer the same set of questions
Archiebald
6th Mar 2015
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cheshiredolphin
6th Mar 2015
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I don't think either option is ideal. Whilst Lab & Con roughly represent 70% of those who vote, this option does not allow the remaining 30% and none voters a voice. All minority Parties together for just 90 minutes would allow each approx.10 minutes speaking time, to lay out important policy differences and to respond to questions, which would no doubt become a shouting match and achieve very little.
Much better a series of face to face where several formats could be used, rather like Question Time.
Jaguarjon53
6th Mar 2015
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I would prefer a series of head-to-heads, featuring two contenders in fairly obvious pairs, Miliband/Cameron, Clegg/Greens, UKIP/SNP. And then move them around...
Never happen. Cameron has backed a format which will result in a brawl which suits him because he doesn't have to defend the indefensible.
freddie
6th Mar 2015
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Dont belive a word any of them say !!!!
Peter
6th Mar 2015
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It all seems rather pointless. If you remember Nick Clegg emerged the winner last time around and look at the state he's in now! He might not even be able to hold on to his seat this time around.
Archiebald
6th Mar 2015
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Yes I think Clegg was the most eloquent at those last debates especially the first one. He took the other leaders by surprise. Problem is he has been hopeless since then. All waffle and no substance!
cheshiredolphin
6th Mar 2015
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Clegg emerged winner last time! I don't think so, he was made to look hopeless when confronted with Nigel Farage. It was those interviews that started the terminal decline of the Lib Dems.
Rumpelstiltskin
6th Mar 2015
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NONE at all. All we'll get is LIES, Lies, and more LIES.
Baxi
6th Mar 2015
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Definitely all 7 parties. At least we'd get to hear all views at the same time, without the leaders being advised to say this or that by their support teams and spin doctors.

Ed is just doing his usual thing of taking the opposite stance to David. It's like kids in a playground. Rather than just getting on the important things Ed's constant whining just makes him look like a spoilt 12 year old.
Munsterlander
5th Mar 2015
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I think just the two of them should debate. They are the only ones who are going to be the next prime minister, so let them slug it out head to head.
What about a question time set up with just the two of them?
Jo Kingham
5th Mar 2015
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All 7 for me - it would be good to hear see them all together and not just focus on the big 2. Having said that all that will happen is they will slag each other off for the whole debate and we'll be none the wiser!
Wilf
5th Mar 2015
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I think we should have all 7 a few times and maybe a variation on a theme and just 2 at separate debates...Ed and Dave.....Nigel & Dave...Nigel & Ed...let the public vote for them all and lets see how they get on. There should be debates. Most of us still have not got a clue what all these parties stand for anyway...its all as clear as mud!
Archiebald
5th Mar 2015
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I think it should definitely be all 7 parties together. We need a debate to let the public decide who they should vote for and which is their favourite party. What's Cameron worried about if the country is doing so well he should be 100% behind getting up and telling everyone about it. Also why should it just be him and Miliband in a debate...we want to see what the other parties have got to say like the SNP, Greens and UKIP

Come on Cameron this is a democracy for goodness sake...get up on your soapbox and get a debate going!!!

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