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The Green Party think that they should be included in the Scottish Leaders debate. They have only two MSPs which by anyone’s standards makes them a fringe party in Scottish Politics. If the Greens are included in this debate then the Leaders debate would have to include other fringe parties such as the SSP, Solidarity, UKIP, Respect or even the BNP.
Say no to this dangerous precedent that the Green Party in Scotland are trying to set. No one wants to see parties like the BNP on the leaders debate but this could happy if the fringe Green Party get their way.
The BBC and STV have selected only four leaders from the five political parties in the Scottish Parliament to take part in the showpiece leader debates, scheduled to be broadcast during the crucial last week of campaigning, excluding the Scottish Green Party's male co-convener Patrick Harvie.
Recent polling has shown that the Greens may well be part of a formal coalition that forms the next Government after the May 5th election and may well help to shape the policies that the next Scottish Government enacts.
It is not too late to send a message to the broadcasters that it should not be for them to decide which political parties get to take part in the primetime debates discussing Scotland's future and it is not too late to pressure the broadcasters into ensuring that there are five podiums in place for these debates rather than four.
Scotland deserves as thorough and as wide-ranging a debate as can be realistically and fairly achieved.