The broadcaster have just issued a joint statement on the debates. The sting is in the tail.
“The proposed dates for the debates are 2, 16 and 30 April. The order of the debates is to be discussed with the parties.
“The party leaders will be formally invited to take part in these debates. In the event that any of the invited party leaders decline to participate, debates will take place with the party leaders who accept the invitation.”
The debates – the full statement from the broadcasters pic.twitter.com/VNVRBXNRPf
— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) January 23, 2015