An online petition calling on British broadcasters to include the Green Party in a series of TV debates in the run-up to the next general election has attracted a surge in support, and now has over 217,000 signatories.
Launched in early October by Green Party advocate Robyn Meadwell, the petition warns the exclusion of the Greens from the upcoming televised debates is unrepresentative of popular opinion and an insult to women in politics, and throughout the wider UK.
“By excluding a party with a female leader, we are sending a clear message to the public – politics is still an old boys club,” the petition says. It directly addresses the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky.
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