Can we please stop going on, as if it is actually of any importance, about Cameron's reluctance to take part in a televised political circus?
Nothing new is learned from these events. Answers to hot topic questions will have already been memorised, with just enough 'fill in the blank' leeway left—and no more than just enough—to adapt each
speech answer to the way the question is worded, and will be the exact same sound-bite laden speeches we've already been subjected to from other forums.
And as for any questions which might pop up on unexpected topics, the only honest answer possible would be 'I don't know; we need to look into that.' In fact, that's not only the honest answer, but is that answer we should prefer. I don't want the people in charge of my government to be the kind of people who think it better to give the appearance of knowing than to admit the necessity of actually finding stuff out before making a policy decision on it. But you can bet your bottom dollar that any admission of uncertainty or ignorance on any topic in this silly political game show would be pounced upon by opponents and press alike, and touted as a failure.
Whatever the man's actual reason for not wanting to take part, I'm in agreement that he shouldn't. And nor should the rest of the party leaders. It's window dressing. It's diversionary theatre. It's a substance-free sham. It's a bloody stupid idea.
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