The Great British Exception



The undoubted power and popularity of televised leaders’ debates was first brought home by the Kennedy-Nixon debates of 1960. Since then the British electorate has been denied the opportunity to see their political leaders in such debates with one other. In 1997 as in 1992 this basic democratic exercise, which most advanced countries take for granted, was ruled out for the British people. Again.


Prime Minister Political Elite Election Campaign Marketing Manager Parliamentary System 
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