UK Tories complains to TV watchdog over climate debate

PTI | London | Updated: 29-11-2019 16:08 IST | Created: 29-11-2019 16:08 IST
UK Tories complains to TV watchdog over climate debate

London, Nov 29 (AP) Britain's Conservative Party is complaining to the nation's broadcasting regulator about Channel 4's decision to put Earth-shaped ice sculptures atop podiums in place of Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage after they declined to appear for a climate-change themed debate. The party complained to broadcasting watchdog Ofcom over what it called “a provocative partisan stunt,'' in the Thursday debate ahead of next month's election to fill all 650 seats in Parliament.

Johnson is being accused of running scared of scrutiny after he declined to take part in the debate alongside his main opponent, Jeremy Corbyn of the Labour Party, and other party leaders. Johnson has also refused to commit to a one-on-one TV interview. (AP) IND

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Blockchain in Healthcare: Opportunities and challenges

The use of blockchain in healthcare is a relatively new innovation with many of its uses still being explored and related technologies being developed, improved, and scaled. ...

Debate surrounding vaccine passports and development misses bigger picture

... ...

Blockchain vs IOTA: Looking for a better alternative

... ...

For stability, Iraq needs to crack down on corruption

... ...

Videos

Latest News

Cyclone Tauktae likely to reach near Guj coast on May 18: IMD

The depression formed over Lakshadweep in the Arabian Sea would turn into a cyclonic storm in the next 24 hours and reach near the Gujarat coast on the morning of May 18, officials said on Friday.This cyclonic activity would bring rain or t...

'Skater Girl', directed by Mac Mohan's daughter Manjari, to premiere on Netflix in June

Feature film Skater Girl, directed by late actor Mac Mohans daughter Manjari Makijany, is set to release on streaming platform Netflix on June 11. The film, touted to be Indias first movie on skateboarding, is penned by Manjari and her sist...

TIMELINE-Hamas and Israel: a history of confrontation

Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas are waging their most intense conflict in years. Here is a timeline of the some of the most important events in many years of confrontation.1987 - Hamas is created at the start of the first Pa...

Israel pounds Gaza to curb Palestinian militants but rockets still fly

Israel pummelled Gaza with artillery fire and air strikes on Friday as it targeted Palestinian militant tunnels to try to stop persistent rocket attacks on Israeli towns. The 40-minute, pre-dawn offensive killed 13 Palestinians, including a...

Give Feedback