The UK is ready for its first ever televised leader election debates following an agreement between the three main political parties and BBC, Sky and ITV, the BBC reports.
Labour’s Gordon Brown, Conservative leader David Cameron and Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg have agreed to go head-to-head in a series of three debates.
Each clash will last about 90 minutes, with ITV’s Alastair Stewart hosting the first and Sky’s Adam Boulton the next.
- Adam Boulton on why live debates will be an election game changer
- Sky News’ version of the Campbell-Boulton row
- What format for the political leaders’ TV debates?
- @SOE: (Audio) Sky’s Adam Boulton and Shami Chakrabarti on the need for self-regulation of news on the internet
- BBC release: BBC, ITV and Sky submit joint letter calling for three live televised election debates