Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn are running scared.
That was the message coming across when ITV announced an election debate at the end of last week - but only between the two tired old parties.
This is a stitch-up by Labour and the Conservatives. Two men having a cosy pro-Brexit debate and shutting out the woman leader of the strongest party of Remain. It's unacceptable, and we want to see it changed.
You agreed with us - over 35,000 people signed the #DebateHer petition over this weekend alone. Thank you!
In fact, yesterday evening, Sky announced they’d be including Jo in their own debate on the 28th November. That’s in part thanks to pressure from people like you signing our petition!
The question now is simple - will Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn debate her?
People from across the political divide and outside of it have supported our campaign - including Anna Soubry:
There is no debate unless @joswinson is part of this debate. Not getting into silly arguments about who leads the strongest party of remain given my record but given the polls it’s a no brainer #DebateHer https://t.co/9ezXiJ76oV— Anna Soubry (@Anna_Soubry) November 1, 2019
Comedian Matt Forde:
Jeremy Corbyn rails against a “rigged system” then stitches up a deal with Boris Johnson to exclude Jo Swinson from the TV debate. All of us need to hear from at least the 3 major party leaders and in a Brexit election, it’s outrageous to exclude the voice of Remain #DebateHer— Matt Forde (@mattforde) November 2, 2019
Historian Dan Snow:
Get her on that stage. https://t.co/jMpPAY3QTA— Dan Snow (@thehistoryguy) November 1, 2019
Holby City actress Catherine Russell:
Chancellor of the University of Kent Gavin Esler:
Dragon’s Den star Deborah Meaden:
A debate between Corbyn and Johnson does not reflect that the Political Landscape has changed forever...this is not a 2 horse race and people need a serious choice across many parties....would be good to see a Woman in the room too.— Deborah Meaden (@DeborahMeaden) November 1, 2019
And YouGov today published a poll showing 53% of the population in favour of Jo being part of the debate:
It's time for the leaders of the tired old Brexit parties and ITV to listen. Remain deserves a voice. Jo Swinson must be included in the TV debate.
Agree? Sign the petition now: