Cameron denies UKIP part in election debates

David Cameron has dismissed calls for UKIP leader Nigel Farage to be allowed to take part in the leaders’ debates at the next general election, due in 2015. Mr Cameron said in an interview: “Obviously, we have to decide on this nearer the time, but the TV debates should be about, you know, the parties that are going to form the government, in my view.”

Some recent polls have placed UKIP, which wants the UK to leave the EU, in third place ahead of the Liberal Democrats.

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Mr Farage said: “If UKIP’s share of the opinion polls were to continue as they are now, to exclude us from the debates when the Lib Dems were included last time would make British politics look as outdated as the closed shop and embarrassingly out of touch.


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