General election 2019: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn to face off in live BBC debate


The BBC desire host a head-to-head debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn in the run-up to the miscellaneous election.

The Conservative and Labour leaders will face off live in Southampton on 6 December – six dates before the poll.

A seven-way podium debate will also be the spitting image place between senior figures from the UK’s major political supporters on 29 November, live from Cardiff.

And the BBC will broadcast various Question Time specials, including a show focused on younger audiences.

Mr Johnson asserted he was looking forward to the debate, tweeting: “I can’t wait to share with you all our unequivocal vision for Britain!”

A Labour spokesman said it would “consider all breaks to explain our plans to voters”, which it called ” the most radical, people-focused toss ones hat in the ring this country has ever seen”.

But the Liberal Democrats called the conclusion to exclude them from the head-to-head “another establishment stitch-up to disallow down debate” and said they would pursue legal initiative against the BBC – as they have against ITV.

Party leader Jo Swinson predicted: “After three years of chaos, it is shocking that the Liberal Democrats – the strongest approver of Remain – are being denied the opportunity to challenge Johnson and Corbyn on Brexit.”

The SNP has also cried at not being included in the head-to-head, with the party’s Westminster leader, Ian Blackford, denoting it “short-changed voters in Scotland”.

Meanwhile, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has demanded Mr Johnson to a debate over his Brexit deal, telling an audience in South Wales: “If you are definitely trying to tell the British public this gets Brexit done, let’s sire a civilised head-to-head debate on what this EU treaty means.”

What is being mortified and when?

First up is the Question Time Leaders’ Special – hosted by Fiona Bruce – which intent take place on Friday 22 November in Sheffield and be shown on BBC One.

The concert-masters of the Conservatives, Labour, SNP and Liberal Democrats will each take questions from the audience for 30 half a mos.

Two further 30-minute Question Time specials are planned with the director of the Brexit Party, Mr Farage, and one of the co-leaders of the Green Party – either Sian Berry or Jonathan Bartley.

Fiona Bruce denoted: “Question Time has a proud history of giving the public – the voters – the come to pass to put their points and questions directly to their elected representatives. That’s under no circumstances more important than during an election campaign.”

The BBC Election Argument between seven parties will take place on Friday 29 November on BBC One, and the BBC Prime Ministerial Ponder over will take place on Friday 6 December on BBC One.

A final Question At the same time special with a selected audience of under-30s – hosted by BBC Radio 5 Charged’s Emma Barnett – will air at 20:30 GMT on Monday 9 December on BBC One, with certain coverage on Radio 1, 1Xtra and 5 Live.

Emma Barnett asseverated: “Young voters and their needs should not be forgotten about by the litigant leaders this election. These people are at the beginning of their opinion career and this election will be generation defining.”

After the nomination, an additional Question Time programme will be broadcast at 20:30 on Friday 13 December on BBC One.

What to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland?

The BBC Wales Live team hand down host two live debates to put questions to a panel of the country’s politicians.

The firstly debate takes place in Pembrokeshire on Tuesday 26 November and the marred on Tuesday 3 December from North Wales.

Plaid Cymru body leader Adam Price will also feature on an audience debate broadcast on BBC One Wales.

BBC Scotland will broadcast its Scotland Leaders debate get along from Pacific Quay in Glasgow on Tuesday 10 December – two periods before the election.

The BBC Scotland channel will also air a 30-minute Wrangle Spin Room show from the venue beforehand – with commentators, newsmen, politicians and analysts discussing how the debate will be won and lost.

On the same sunset in Northern Ireland, at 22:45, the leaders of the main parties will be invited to settle part in a debate in front of a studio audience.

One-on-one interviews with the five ranking party leaders will also take place on The View with Insigne Carruthers and on BBC Radio Ulster’s Inside Politics, as well as party superior phone-ins on BBC Radio Ulster’s Talkback.

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