Britain gets its first televised debates for Prime Minister elections

The World

In America, it’s part of the regular political dance; candidates square off in televised debates, after which all sides claim a win for the night. But even with a history of contentious public battles, Britain has thus far avoided televised debates between candidates for Prime Minister. That changed last night, as nearly 10 million British viewers tuned in to watch the first round of organized arguing on the small screen in their country.

We’re joined by BBC correspondent Rob Watson, for a report and a comparison.

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