Why is the PM so averse to scrutiny?
The Conservative Party has announced that Theresa May will not participate in any TV debates during this election campaign.
Yes, that Theresa May. The one who called the election and thinks she’s the best person to lead the country.
Party leaders from the SNP, the Liberal Democrats and Plaid Cymru have all called for broadcasters to ’empty chair’ May in their election debates, meaning that debates will go ahead with or without the prime minister.
David Cameron also became strangely camera shy when major votes came around. In 2015, he was reluctant to participate in any debates and eventually accepted just one direct confrontation with six rival leaders.