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Leaders Debates… The Right Direction?

Posted by Gazbook on April 15, 2010

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I’m looking with interest to the leader’s debates tonight. It is the first time the leaders of the 3 main political parties (Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrats) have debated on live TV in the UK.

However, I’m also looking at the whole event with caution.

You only have to look over to our chums in the US-of-A to see a very different story to the one you see here. You get the impression that politics over there really has become a competition of performers, rather than would-be presidents. The party with the glitziest campaigns, the best-looking candidates and (obviously) the most money has a huge possibility in getting to the hearts of the nation and becoming elected.

Sadly, I also understand this is how British politics is turning.

Although I do believe it is an important step in trying to engage the country with politics. And while I look in horror at a House of Parliament that looks more like schoolboys trying to get one-over each other than actually caring about it’s constituents, you can certainly say it’s entertaining. Plus it will get the message out so people can see the policies and beliefs of the Liberal Democrat Party. The only party that wants to take power away and give it to the people when it comes to power.

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