Isabel Hardman Isabel Hardman

Sign up to TV debates or we’ll go ahead without you, leaders warn Cameron

Labour, the Lib Dems and Ukip are having quite a bit of fun with their identical letters from their respective leaders demanding that David Cameron take part in the TV debates – or risk having something done to him that is even worse than a noun being turned into a verb (the latest threat is that he will be ‘empty-podiumed’, which sounds considerably more unpleasant than being ‘empty-chaired’ and possibly as bad as someone ‘weaponising’ something).

As for why David Cameron doesn’t want the debates to go ahead, Daniel Finkelstein has...

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