Televised FG leadership debate would be a pointless snorefest
Whose bright idea was it to propose a televised Fine Gael leadership debate?
Apparently, both RTÉ and TV3 are keen as mustard to have a televised head-to-head featuring Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney. Has nobody told either station that 99.5pc-plus of the population don't have a vote in the contest or that we don't live in a one-party state?
What could possibly be the point of such an exercise? There is just about a case for televised debates at general election time. With an electorate of millions, a TV debate between the would-be Taoisigh can arguably help inform those about to cast their vote.