Corbyn calls on May to go head to head against him in TV Brexit debate
Labour leader rejects ‘messy’ BBC proposal that includes 20-strong panel of commentators
Jeremy Corbyn has said that he wants Theresa May to debate with him in a one-on-one format, following a continuing dispute over which broadcaster would host the event and in what format it would be held.
The main broadcasters have proposed their own respective formats after Labour accepted a challenge from the prime minister to debate with Corbyn about her Brexit deal on live television. The BBC’s would include a panel of 20 prominent commentators that are equally split between supporting and opposing May’s Brexit deal, while Sky and ITV’s bid would be a more straightforward head to head.