SNP PLANS LEGAL CHALLENGE OVER EXCLUSION FROM ITV DEBATE

SNP PLANS LEGAL CHALLENGE OVER EXCLUSION FROM ITV DEBATE

It comes after the Lib Dems have also said that will take action.

The SNP is taking legal action against ITV after being excluded from a General Election leaders' debate.

Nicola Sturgeon confirmed the action after the broadcaster said it would host Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn in a head-to-head on November 19.

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson earlier this week said her party will launch a legal challenge over the decision to exclude all parties other than the Conservatives and Labour from the debate.

Scottish First Minister Ms Sturgeon said it is "fundamentally unfair" for other parties to be cut out of the debate.

She said: "This election may be the most important of our lifetimes. It is quite simply unacceptable for the SNP and other parties to be cut out of proposed leaders' debates by broadcasters.

"This is fundamentally unfair and it fails to recognise that the UK is no longer a two-party state.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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