Because you’re not worthy of her time or note loveApril 20, 2017 Tim WorstallPolitics22 CommentsChickening out of TV debates is shameful. Why is May avoiding us? Caroline Lucas previousQuite right toonextInteresting claim 22 thoughts on “Because you’re not worthy of her time or note love” Bloke in Wiltshire April 20, 2017 at 8:43 am There’s something to look forward to – the interviews with Lucas about the Green manifesto. Not sure they’ll be quite the car crash that Natalie Bennett’s were though. Tim Newman April 20, 2017 at 9:04 am Not sure they’ll be quite the car crash that Natalie Bennett’s were though. Bring Strepsils. Pat April 20, 2017 at 9:06 am Hasn’t Mrs. May been debating all comers in Parliament for yonks? Hallowed Be April 20, 2017 at 9:09 am TV debates can only hurt a clear front runner. That’s how i see it anyway. Mr Ecks April 20, 2017 at 9:15 am Why waste time talking to a CM freakshow. Nautical Nick April 20, 2017 at 9:20 am The TV interviews were much better than the TV “debates” last time round. Not least because the questioning was so much more challenging rather than general. The only think good about the TV debates was to hear people saying “I agree with Nick…” Longrider April 20, 2017 at 9:43 am Because the TV debates are puerile soundbites and no one over the age of twelve will take part or waste time watching them… BraveFart April 20, 2017 at 9:51 am Regardless of the absence of May from the debates which I understand will take place without her I do expect that Farron will takes a pasting over his gay sex sinner views. Also, the blinkered media should make sure that issues of universal and pressing importance to the entire population are discussed, such as the Laurie Penny article today in the Guardian pointing out that robots are racist and sexist. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/20/robots-racist-sexist-people-machines-ai-language JuliaM April 20, 2017 at 10:34 am The Green Party have already debuted their first GE PP broadcast, haven’t they? bloke in spain April 20, 2017 at 10:53 am Someone needs to explain to PennyRed (in very simple words said slowly) that Iain Banks’ Culture novels are fiction. Bloke in Wiltshire April 20, 2017 at 11:30 am BraveFart, “Regardless of the absence of May from the debates which I understand will take place without her I do expect that Farron will takes a pasting over his gay sex sinner views.” Which is ironic as it’s exactly what we want liberals to be in government – you’re allowed to have your mad, crazy opinions, but you’re not allowed to impose those opinions on others. Van_Patten April 20, 2017 at 11:44 am I think May is spot on here – Apparently according to ‘Metro’ this morning, she will agree to debates provided the format changes – my guess is she would be up for a debate between just her and Corbyn or between her, Corbyn and Farron. The last debate in 2015 was a disgrace. Farage the only vaguely sensible one on the platform and 5 people spouting what the great Mr Ecks would call ‘cultural Marxism’ – allowing 5 people talking rubbish to ‘out shout’ 2 talking vague sense is not my definition of a debate by any stretch. I look forward to them trying to ’empty chair’ her – the only people affected by it would be them. So Much For Subtlety April 20, 2017 at 11:47 am BraveFart – “Also, the blinkered media should make sure that issues of universal and pressing importance to the entire population are discussed, such as the Laurie Penny article today in the Guardian pointing out that robots are racist and sexist.” The entire socially acceptable, government approved state of mind rests on Not Noticing. You can’t be employed in most places unless you are willing to Not Notice. It is hard to programme computers not to notice. It turns out six month old babies are racist too. Who would have guessed? Time for a massive government intervention to stop White parents poisoning the minds of their offspring in utero. gobsmacked April 20, 2017 at 12:19 pm It’s going to be wall to wall election for the next 8 weeks. 24/7 drivel on the TV. Most of which will be repetition of a few very simple points. And the result of all this? Slight increase in the blue tie /rinse count, and the end of the nonsense of a second referendum. Yawn. Martin April 20, 2017 at 5:27 pm gobsmacked – and the day after the election there will be those organising a march against the new government, there will be thousands crying that the wrong party won, that the vote was unfair, how 75% of the voters wanted someone else etc… Usual drivel. Smithy April 20, 2017 at 5:51 pm A TV debate is not appropriate as it makes a parliamentary election look like a presidential election. Fred Z April 20, 2017 at 6:28 pm When the media are mostly controlled by the opposition it makes sense for a politician to expose herself to that Media only if she believes that the media’s lies and distortions about what she says, does and even wears will assist her campaign. If May said ‘yes’ in an upbeat manner, the BBC would say she screamed out ‘no’ like the wicked old harridan she is. Trump is a master at getting the media to act like the arseholes they are. I hope May has learned from him. Surreptitious Evil April 20, 2017 at 7:52 pm Do we think Milo should get a job as the Tory’s campaign lead on gay affairs? (Fnarr, fnarr!) Chester Draws April 20, 2017 at 8:55 pm You should want those rallies and protests after the election Martin. They do more to discredit the loonies than any words could. Caroline Lucas will sound reasonable in debate, but her real anti-democratic leanings are exposed when she doesn’t like a result. jgh April 20, 2017 at 10:47 pm There are some of us out here who have been quietly plodding along doing county council election things, and then St. Theresa decides to turn half the country upside down. Couldn’t she have waited just 17 days? I can see people turning up on 4th May to vote thinking they’re voting for an MP, and people not turning up thinking they will vote on 8th June instead. And Mr Speaker is rummaging around behind the Commons sofa looking for the procedures to postpone Gorton which is still legally fixed on the tracks to elect somebody to a Parliament that will have been dissolved the previous day. I learned a new word yesterday: Supersedeas. jgh April 20, 2017 at 10:53 pm Ah, catching up on today’s news, the writ of supersedeas was approved today. Van_Patten April 21, 2017 at 9:57 am Chester Draws The fact that Richard Murphy describes her as ‘a true heroine of our times’ ought to give most people food for thought. A really nasty piece of work. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.