Nigel Farage Warns Theresa May Against Skipping Televised Debates

19 April 2017, 20:02

Nigel Farage: PM Will Damage Credibility Not Taking Part In TV Debates

Nigel Farage warns Theresa May against not taking part in televised election debates.

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Theresa May has ruled out taking part in any TV debates ahead of the General Election on June 8th, but Nigel Farage warns she’s making a big mistake.

The Prime Minister says she’d prefer to “get out and about and meet voters”, her critics accused her of “dodging” any showdown.

ITV has already confirmed a debate will take place ahead of the vote, with the BBC likely to follow suit. 

Speaking on his nightly LBC show, former Ukip chief Nigel, who took part in a leaders' debate in the run-up to the 2015 election, urged Mrs May to get involved.

"I think the leaders' debates are going to happen with or without Theresa May," Nigel said.

"I think it would damage her credibility not to be a part of it.

"To be honest with you, I think the public would feel diddled if the Prime Minister would call this election but was not prepared to go head-to-head, especially against Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Her Majesty's Opposition- well at least for now."

Watch the video in full above.

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