“I’ll debate anyone the broadcasters invite… It’s not for him, it’s not for me, it’s not for any party leader to decide who is in the debates, it’s up to the broadcasters. That’s the country we live in. Is he really telling the people of Britain that he’s going to deny them the TV debates if he doesn’t get to choose who is in them?”
- Ed Miliband, 14 January 2015.
With the broadcasters expected to propose debates including the SNP, Plaid Cymru and the Greens, the Tories are spinning it “shows the prime minister was right to raise concerns about the original format”. Green Party leader Natalie Bennett is “absolutely delighted” by reports of the revised proposals. Cameron no longer has any excuse left not to do the TV debates and Ed Miliband could not have been any clearer the other day when he said he would “debate anyone the broadcasters invite.” Yet, so far Labour are still “preparing a response.” What about it, Ed?
Feathers were flying as Guido Squawks made his Daily Politics debut today, though fowl play was suspected as the Mirror Chicken was silent. The Guido chicken revealed he “just wanted to ruffle some feathers” at yesterday’s press conference with Natalie Bennett:
Ed and Nick are being chickens for not explicitly calling for the Greens to take part, instead shirking responsibility to the broadcasters. A poultry excuse…
Vid via @liarpoliticians
You want to see Putin singing “Strawberry Hill” to a bunch of stupid Hollywood liberals?
Where’s Team America when you need them?
Natalie Bennett welcomed a very special supporter to her press conference this morning: the free range, eco-chicken Guido Squawks! Why did Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg cross the road? To avoid debating the Greens…
Iain Dale has been brave and made his ridiculously detailed predictions for the general election. Something Guido has resolved not to predict – for now at least – even Guido’s betting has been relatively limited. Dale will be looking forward to making Clegg eat his words…
The big news from Dave’s trip to the States: confirmation that the leader of the free world does call him “bro”.
“It’s normally Barack and David, I hasten to add… well, it’s been said.”
“Call me bro…”
This is the moment former Charlie Hebdo writer Caroline Fourest showed the front cover depicting Mohammed tonight, only for Sky News to cut away and apologise. Yikes.[…]
A party political broadcast on behalf of FUKP:
And some older work:
The heavy drinking voice of England will contest the seat against comedian Murray…
UPDATE: Nigel Farage tells Guido: “Finally a serious opponent in South Thanet.”[…]