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Old 13th Apr 2010, 19:08
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Old 13th Apr 2010, 21:03
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Old 15th Apr 2010, 11:08
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The Great TV Debate

Just read that 20 million people will be watching the boys on tv as they engage in some desultory chat.
And that the studio audience will be under orders not to applaud! Why?
Well; guess that’s wishful thinking on all sides.....
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Old 15th Apr 2010, 12:04
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A distinct absence of style and substance to all.

Wonder if it'll be like 1960 where radio listeners thought Tricky Dicky had won it, but TV audiences opted for JFK.
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Old 15th Apr 2010, 12:07
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Twenty million may start to watch it (and I doubt that), and at the end there will be about 10000 journalists (and very few others). I consider myself to be politically aware, but I can think of nothing less appealing than watching 3 self centred politicians indulging in what promises to be an orchestrated sham of a debate while looking for what ever band wagon they can find to jump on.

In short, why is this debate taking place other than because the media moguls want a feeding frenzy? I predict it will do very little to interest disillusioned voters and may do even more damage to our democratic process. It is another step along the way to personality driven rather than issue driven politics and in a world in which Joe Public is increasingly obsessed with the cult of celebrity, it can only be a matter of time before some big brother wannabe becomes a party leader because he/she looks good in a debate.

Anyone know if ITV are running ads during the 'clash of the titans'? It would be interesting to see who would buy air time !!
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Old 15th Apr 2010, 12:10
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It would be interesting to see who would buy air time !!
It'd be an excellent time to advertise. Everyone'll watch the ads then nip off to make a cuppa when the programme comes on.
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Old 15th Apr 2010, 12:34
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Old 15th Apr 2010, 12:38
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Strikes me as being a good time to catch up on some of the stuff we've got recorded.
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Old 15th Apr 2010, 12:45
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The only reason to watch (I admit it isn't a good one) would be to see if one of them decides to just break the rules, and throw in some sort of explosive comment. Let's face it: what are the producers going to do? They might reprimand the offender, but the programme will continue, and the comment will still have been made,and will be a fact of record! Who of the trio has the courage to break the rules?
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Old 15th Apr 2010, 12:46
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I shall be relying on the meeja, or even those here on JB to give me a succinct summary of proceedings.

Sure I can find something more worthwhile to occupy the 90 minutes.
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Old 15th Apr 2010, 14:09
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It looks as if it is going to be so well stage managed they might just as well stick three actors in, might make it more interesting.....
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Old 15th Apr 2010, 14:15
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They have stuck three actors in & it still won't be interesting.
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Old 15th Apr 2010, 14:16
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If those three are not accomplished actors, what are they????????
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Old 15th Apr 2010, 14:23
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Looks like DVD sales will increase.
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Old 15th Apr 2010, 14:30
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It would be great if a fist fight broke out,but one suspects they being three total arses would fight like big girls blouses,slapping at each other and shouting things like Oh!you beast!!.
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Old 15th Apr 2010, 14:59
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A nude wrestling match in a vat of axle grease and swarfega
would be really entertaining, for some anyhow.
Although I'd give even that a miss.
Unless it was ladies involved!! Not a bunch of tarts.
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Old 15th Apr 2010, 15:12
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Dear Stormin

Your post has made me think of Topless darts as an alternative - or watching paint dry - Perhaps one of the bunch will go off topic and call one of his esteemed fellows as a "Self propelled pile of Donkey pooo.." but I fear not - You know; one of the older members of the audence may perform an anti social act in desperation; at the stage managed farce that the program may sadly turn out to be.

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Old 15th Apr 2010, 15:58
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I don't see anything topping:

"I knew Jack Kennedy.
Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine.
Senator, you are no Jack Kennedy".

Ouch!
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Old 15th Apr 2010, 16:20
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Mr.Draper,Where is John Prescott when you need him?
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Old 15th Apr 2010, 22:44
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Just watched the Great Debate, which appeared to have lasted about 40 mins. Then Lady Cayley pointed out that I slept through the middle bit

I did warm to the boy Clegg and with his dad Vince might be worth giving a go. Hell they couldn't **** it up any worse.

So, Give Lib a Chance.

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