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The Sky debate could be a lifeline for Brown

2 September 2009

10:41 AM

2 September 2009

10:41 AM

As the Megrahi case grows more serious by the day, one thing should be cheering up those in the Brown bunker: Sky’s plan to host a debate among the party leaders. Now, Brown might be the only party leader yet to have agreed to the debate but he is the one with the most to gain from it. If Brown is to have any hope of stopping David Cameron from winning the next election outright, he needs a game changing moment—and a debate might just produce one.

The first televised leaders’ debate will be a hugely hyped event. One has to imagine that it would draw a huge TV audience and a ton of media coverage. It would provide the clunking fist with the perfect platform to land a blow on David Cameron.

Now, I can hear you saying that judging by PMQs, Cameron is the most likely winner of this debate. But if Brown does pull it off, he might find himself with one final chance to turn things around. If Brown is to have any hope of winning, he has to take the risk of losing.


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