Emily Thornberry is right to criticise those who say the Labour contest is “boring”

The leadership candidates are growing increasingly frustrated by the format of the debates –  but, then again, what do they expect?

It was Lisa Nandy who finally broke the fourth wall. An audience member on The Victoria Derbyshire Show asked the Labour leadership candidates to talk more about specific policies. "You're right to challenge us on policy," said the Wigan MP. “But these formats don't give us the chance to do that.”

From that point on, all the leadership candidates decided enough was enough. Whenever they were asked for a yes or no answer or, even worse, a show of hands, increasingly they...
source: New Statesman

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