(not satire – it’s the Tories!)
Looks like Cameron has made a BIG tactical mistake by trying to bully broadcasters and the other political parties into dropping the TV election debates.
The BBC, Sky, Channel 4 and ITV have today written to Cameron, effectively calling his bluff and telling him in no uncertain terms the planned debates are going to go ahead – with or without him.
Cameron now has a choice of either looking completely frit by being ’empty-chaired’ in the debates – which are watched by tens of millions of voters – or look weak and face extreme embarrassment by backing down.
Which is exactly the kind of dilemma that can eventually happen to arrogant bullies like Cameron used to browbeating people into having his own way.
Here’s the letter to Cameron’s director of communications Craig Oliver from Sky, BBC, ITV and Channel 4 in full:
Thank you for your…
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