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Party leaders receive TV debate proposals

Broadcasters pile on pressure for TV debate

BBC, ITV and Sky have submitted proposals to Britain's three main political parties for three live televised debates during the coming general election campaign.

  • Demos' director Richard Reeves

    Interview: Demos' balancing act

    All thinktanks have a tough balancing act to make between reacting to current events and achieving that longer view. Demos has its own answer to the problem.

  • Hunt: Don't stifle UK industry

    Tories reject file-sharing plans

    The Conservatives have come out against Peter Mandelson's plans to disconnect households found guilty of illegal file-sharing.

  • Billy Bragg and Dave Rowntree of Blur lead celebrations when the FAC was first established

    Interview: Jeremy Silver

    The battle against file-sharing rumbles on, but a coalition of musicians' groups has spoken out against record company tactics. Could we be seeing a new chapter in the story of music and the internet?

  • A still from the recent Frost/Nixon film

    Brown faces pressure for TV debates

    Both opposition leaders have now signed up to a TV debate ahead of the general election, leaving Gordon Brown deciding whether he will sign up.


    Feature: Fake websites and the new media

    A spoof website with the Baltimore mayor's angry riposte to shadow home secretary Chris Grayling saw several news sites run with the story. Web 2.0 is challenging journalists like never before.

  • Ben Kingsley in Moses: Tweetier-than-thou?

    Public choose MPs' ten commandments

    MPs and prospective parliamentary candidates are to be handed the ten political commandments, voted for by the Twittering public, which should govern their political lives in Westminster.

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