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ITV scraps plans for Brexit debate between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn on Sunday


There will not be a Brexit debate between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn on Sunday.

ITV said they had scrapped plans for a head-to-head between the two this weekend.

A spokeswoman said: ‘ITV invited the Prime Minister and leader of the Opposition to appear in an ITV programme this Sunday evening, and we have been clear that it is up to those invited to decide whether they want to accept the invitation.

‘ITV is developing its plans for covering the build-up and reaction to the crucial Commons vote next Tuesday, and a range of voices and opinions will be represented on the subject of Brexit in our output.’

They were meant to go head-to-head (Picture: REX/ PA)

It comes after BBC plans for the debate also fell apart.

The broadcaster said it was ‘disappointed’ not to have reached an agreement on the proposals for a debate, saying it wanted the programme to include other voices.

Labour and the Government had been at loggerheads over whether to accept a BBC proposal for the discussion, which was favoured by Downing Street, or that of ITV, which Mr Corbyn’s party preferred.





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