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ITV scraps plans for Brexit debate
Two largest British broadcasters have both pulled out of race to host showdown.
Updated 12/6/18, 9:38 PM CET
A primetime TV showdown on Brexit between U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn looks to be off after ITV scrapped plans to host the debate.
The two leaders had both said they wanted a debate ahead of next Tuesday’s U.K. parliamentary vote on May’s Brexit deal, but had different opinions on which broadcaster should air it — May wanted the BBC and Corbyn favored ITV.
The BBC on Tuesday said it wouldn’t be hosting the debate, saying: “We are disappointed we could not reach an agreement on the BBC’s proposal for a debate on Brexit.”
ITV followed suit late Thursday, the Guardian reported.
Channel 4 will go ahead with its plans to host an “Alternative Brexit debate” featuring other politicians.
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Should have had that debate a prime minister ago.