It’s finally happened. It was only a matter of time. According to Alistair Burnett, who chaired last night’s farce – laughingly called a ‘debate’ – “we’ve been trying for years to get the party leaders on television to debate the issues prior to a general election.”
Yes, we have. But not in the glitzy, glamor-way, of American presidential politics. And last night, that’s exactly what we got.
The set was brand-spanking new; all three candidates were immaculate; they stood before pristine lecterns, and rolled out faultless arguments before a tiny studio audience, so obviously hand-picked for their impeccable behavior.
It was a flawless example of a presidential debate directly imported from the United States of America.
The army of spin doctors and political backroom boys responsible for ensuring no leader dropped a gaffe, will be patting themselves on the back this morning for a job well done.
Unfortunately, the British people are left scratching their heads in bewilderment. Well rehearsed answers and polished presentations do nothing but leave one wondering whether any political party truly has the capability to efficiently govern the United Kingdom.
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