Jeremy Corbyn calls on Cameron to take part in annual televised debates

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Labour leader says yearly debates that provide opportunity for public to hold government to account should not just be held at election time

Jeremy Corbyn has challenged David Cameron to take part in an annual “state of the nation” televised debate with other political leaders to help the public engage more in politics.

The Labour leader urged his rival not to “shrink” from a general election-style public contest. Scottish National party leader Nicola Sturgeon and the Liberal Democrat leader, Tim Farron, would sign up if the prime minister accepted the challenge, the Independent was told.

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