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‘Far-right shouldn’t be in TV debates’ says Leanne Wood after Abolish get BBC invite

31 Mar 2021 2 minute read
Plaid Cymru MS Leanne Wood. Picture by Plaid Cymru

A Plaid Cymru Senedd Member has claimed that the “far-right” shouldn’t be included in election TV debates.

Her comment came after BBC Wales confirmed that they had invited Abolish the Assembly to take part in a Leader’s Debate for the Senedd election.

Abolish had argued that they could not be left out while the Liberal Democrats, who are currently polling at 4% to their 7% on the regional vote in the most recent YouGov poll, were included.

Leanne Wood said: “The far-right should not be given space on election TV debates to spout their hate.

“There is a risk people will get harmed and the broadcasters have a responsibility not to facilitate harm and hate. Who agrees?”

Yesterday Lee Canning of the Abolish the Assembly Party was criticised after posting an image of Leanne Wood with the caption: “The ugly face of nationalism.”

The tweet was later deleted.

According to the most recent YouGov poll, Abolish are on track to win four regional seat at the Senedd election. An ICM poll at the start of the month, however, put them on only 2% of the vote and zero seats.

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