Televised 'leaders' debates are to go ahead and the 76 rules will be strictly adhered to by the broadcasters.
I am in agreement with Alan Schroeder who states, "Television by committee is never pretty; live television by committee is worse ad that's what this obsessively specific agreement reeks of'.
The Wardman Wire has his opinion 'How the Leaders' debates were quietly replaced'. Do have a read for yourself.
There is little enthusiasm within my group of friends for these televised debates so it would surprise me if many decided to watch any of them. Of course they are not aimed at my generation but floating voters and the young. Will they be of benefit to the electorate? I hae ma doots because they won't be debates but speeches. Pre-planned sound bites wrapped in political spin. Nothing new.