How the Leaders' debates were quietly replaced
I can report that the "Leaders' Debates" at the forthcoming election have now been cancelled.
Instead, over the past 2-3 weeks they've been quietly replaced with "Prime Ministerial Debates".
It's a cunning manoeuvre, agreed by the three main broadcasters (the BBC, ITV and Sky) and the three main parties, to exclude the SNP and Plaid Cymru leaders from the debates.
Since the SNP will only be fighting the 59 Scottish seats then Alex Salmond can't possibly become prime minister (nor Plaid's Elfyn Llwyd), so both are thereby disqualified from the TV debates.
I'd love to know who dreamt up this clever wheeze. A politician or a broadcaster? The latter, I bet.