UK's Cameron under pressure to appear in pre-election TV debates

January 14, 2015 9:26 AM

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UK's Cameron under pressure to appear in pre-election TV debates

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron came under concerted pressure on Wednesday from political rivals to take part in a series of pre-election TV debates he has said he will boycott unless the smaller left-leaning Green Party is also included.

Cameron's refusal has seen opponents accuse him of using a questionable pretext to avoid a debate they say he is scared of. His foes also accuse him of showing disdain for what they say is a healthy democratic exercise ahead of the May 7 national election, which is expected to be unusually tight.

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