Thursday, 22 January 2015

The debates: What about fair election coverage for Mebyon Kernow!

The BBC is reporting that broadcasters have put forward new proposals for the TV debates, which will take place during the General Election.

These suggest seven-way debates involving the SNP, Plaid Cymru and the Greens, alongside the Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats and UKIP.

I particularly welcome the fact that MK’s sister parties in Wales and Scotland could be included and it shows that the nature of politics is certainly changing across the UK.

But as the Leader of Mebyon Kernow, the big questions for me are: Will these same broadcasters also guarantee fair and equal access to the media for MK during the election? And unlike in previous elections, will they allow MK its own Party Election Broadcast?, And also unlike previous elections, equal coverage on media that broadcasts in Cornwall?

I will be making representations to the BBC and Ofcom later tonight.


PaulS said...

This debate is becoming a real mess. Only national parties should participate in the national debate. Regional parties should debate regionally, Cornwall included.

Dick Cole said...

But Paul. Mebyon Kernow is a national party - a political party for the nation of the Cornwall. And if you reread the pot, you will see I was not arguing for inclusion in the debates. I will continue to argue for fairer election coverage for MK.