Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ming Campbell today wrote to Gordon Brown calling on him to take part in a series of televised debates with himself and David Cameron over the next six weeks.
In his letter, Menzies Campbell said:
“In the absence of a contested election the public will not have the benefit of the kind of debate about your vision for the country that a leadership election would have allowed.
“After ten years of Tony Blair’s premiership, there is a great public appetite for discussion about the direction the country should take.
“Speeches alone are no substitute for the scrutiny that a proper debate would allow, and to which the public are entitled before a change of their Prime Minister.
“To fill the gap arising out of your uncontested election, I would like to suggest that you take part in a series of televised debates with myself and David Cameron to discuss the direction the country should take on major issues of public concern such as poverty and opportunity, the environment, crime, pensions, the future of our health service and our continued military deployment in Iraq.”