Cameron Caves In On “Final Offer”: Agrees to April Debate

James Forsyth reports:

“Downing Street has agreed to an offer from the broadcasters for one seven-way election debate on 2 April.”

Which is a bit of a change of heart from:

“If we hold the debates in the campaign, we won’t talk about anything else… lets hold the debates before the campaign starts!”

So much for that ‘final offer’ of March or nothing. Fancy a game of poker, Craig?

UPDATE: Reportedly the broadcasters’ offer in full:

  • Paxman interviews Cameron and Miliband separately on March 26 on C4/Sky
  • 7-way debate on April 7 on ITV
  • Question Time with Cameron, Miliband and Clegg on April 30 on BBC



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Paul Goodman as sagacious as ever on Arron’s entryism…

“… one must watch for former UKIP donors and a very few left-of-Party-centre MPs propping each other up, like drunks at the end of a pub crawl. It suits the former to claim the power to organise a programme of mass infiltration. It suits the latter to react by complaining about extremist entryism. The rest of us should keep a cool head.”

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