ITN to produce ‘Brexit Debate’ for Channel 4

The Channel 4 News producer takes on the issues of Brexit with a one-off debate special.

The Real Brexit Debate will be chaired by Channel 4 News’ Krishnan Guru-Murthy.

ITN, the company behind Channel 4 News, ITV News and 5 News, will bring their experience of getting to the bottom of an issue with a Channel 4 special looking at Brexit.

The Real Brexit Debate will broadcast this weekend with a live, hour long programme. Presented by Channel 4 News anchor Krishnan Guru-Murthy it will see four high profile politicians reflecting the main divisions in the House of Commons on this issue – Theresa May’s Deal, a softer Brexit, a harder Brexit and People’s Vote/Remain,  just days before MP’s historic vote on 11th December.

Offers of a leaders debate by both BBC One and ITV have been shelved after the Tories and Labour failed to agree which broadcaster they would prefer to work with.

The Real Brexit Debate will tackle the key issues people across the country care about and consider the genuine options left open for the United Kingdom, as opposed to just debating the viewpoints of the Prime Minister and the leader of the opposition.

The debate will take place in front of a ‘carefully selected live audience of 100 people with diverse perspectives on Brexit’ Channel 4 note. The format of the debate will see each panellist give a overview of their position followed by the debate, and a summary from each to close.

“On the eve of one of the biggest decisions in Britain’s modern history it’s a great shame that the leaders of our main parties have refused to take part in a televised debate that reflects all positions on the Brexit issue so Channel 4 is staging the debate the British public deserves.” – Channel 4 director of programmes Ian Katz

The Real Brexit Debate airs at 7pm on Sunday 9th December, Channel 4.

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