Scotsman cartoon: Cameron pressured over TV debate

Illustration: Iain Green

Illustration: Iain Green

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LABOUR and Ukip have accused the Prime Minister of “running scared” of televised debates after he ruled out taking part if Green Party leader Natalie Bennett is left out of the process ahead of the 7 May election.

Mr Davis – a former Conservative Party chairman – said Mr Cameron would face irresistible pressure to agree a debate, as he cited the example of the televised clash between Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg and Mr Farage last year.

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Mr Miliband said: “He is running scared of these debates. I want these debates to happen, I think they should happen with David Cameron or without David Cameron.

“If an empty chair represents David Cameron in these debates, so be it.”

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