General Election 2017 – Debates & Interviews

It only feels like two years ago that we were subjected to a series of televised debates and interviews with the leaders of the main political parties in the UK as they tried to win our votes at the last general election in 2015.

Oh wait, it WAS only two years ago!

The one thing I recall, is that these televised debates and interviews just really seemed to highlight what pre-programmed robots most of our politicians appear to be.

I was actually really pleased to hear that the BBC’s Andrew Neil will be carrying out a series of one-on-one interviews with the leaders of the biggest parties as part of this years coverage.

One thing I can say is that I admire this man’s bluntness. When he asks you a question, you better damn well answer it straight, not with some vague empty answer, or some pre-programmed statement answering the question you may have imagined he has asked instead.

I suppose the one I’m looking forward to most is his interview with the Conservatives’ Theresa May. The fact that she cannot seem to answer any straight question without mentioning her mantra of “strong and stable” tells me that Andrew Neil is going to rip her to shreds.

On the other hand, it is extremely frustrating sometimes watching these politicians just spouting out their party mantras, soundbites and slogans, rather than openly and honestly answering questions put to them.

As well as the Andrew Neil interviews, there will also be a series of ‘Question Time’ specials. A timetable for BBC election specials is as follows:

There may of course be other election programmes shown on ITV and Channel 4.