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Monday, 19 January 2015

Leaders debates: 'What are you afraid of, boys?'

The Green party poster is on its way round Westminster

The Green party have today launched a poster which continues the party's campaign to be included in the general election leaders debates. So far the broadcasters have invited the Conservative leader David Cameron, Labour leader Ed Miliband, Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg and UKIP leader Nigel Farage. All four are clearly male and the Greens have picked up on this with the question "what are you afraid of, boys?"

The poster comes just days after it was revealed that the Greens have surpassed both UKIP’s and the Liberal Democrat’s party membership numbers, signing over 2,000 new members a day. Membership for the combined UK Green Parties currently stands at 47,969.

The Tory leader David Cameron is in favour of Natalie Bennett, the Green party leader, taking part in the debates. So far he is refusing to agree to appear if she is not invited on. Nick Clegg who had opposed Ms Bennett appearing at the leaders debates, on the Andy Marr show called on the broadcasters to think again. UKIP MP Mark Reckless echoed this call on the Daily Politics, this lunchtime. 

The Labour party have remained silent on the issue, but pressure is growing on the party to also call on the broadcasters to think again and agree to the Greens taking part in the leader's debates.