Cameron, Clegg & Milliband Not Too Keen On Debating With UKIP’s Nigel Farage During Next Election Campaign….I Wonder Why?
From the inimitable Benedict Brogan’s Morning Briefing e mail….
The Tories are also worried about how they can legitimately exclude UKIP if the party wins the 2014 European elections, and over an extended series of debates “sucking the Oxygen” from the rest of the election campaign.
During their public discourse messrs Cameron, Clegg and Milliband dismiss UKIP and their leader Nigel Farage as an opportunist one trick pony better suited to the circus ring than the serious arena of political debate. But in private they also watch BBC Question Time and not only recognise how articulate and persuasive Farage can be on a whole range of issues but must also note how he CONNECTS with such a large cross section of the audience.
Those three empty suits, none of whom has really had a long term proper job before entering politics, would be messing their pants at the prospect of facing Farage in a TV debate….