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General Election TV debate is just gimmickry, Lynn News letters

Since it occurred, the bulk of theUK media have predictably been trottingout the question"who won it" as if was some kind of 'X factor or 'Strictly'online vote.

However in the real world TV debates on politics in that format are neither winnable or losable but just plain gesture and gimmickry designed to convey to voters that the contenders for power to manage the UK's fraught capitalist system are just celebrities!

If there has to be such pre-election head to head TV pre election encounters between party leaders, surely its far more realistic for them to act as both interviewers and interviewees where they each pose their own questions unbeknown to the other and out of spontaneity give their immediate answers to ensure they're on top of their case?

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