Just a few thoughts on the proposal to have seven party leaders on TV election debates. Tonight I heard BBC Radio Scotland presenter Laura Maxwell interview Political Correspondent Tim Reid with an air of incredulity that such debates could ever work. I suppose that’s a fair point. She then joked that she was in a huff because she hadn’t been invited too. Not so smart. And read out a critical listeners text pointing out Danes (and everyone else with PR in Europe) regularly have 7 panellists in leaders debates. Fine. But then invited listeners to let her know if those democratic debate were also incredibly boring. I’m told a Radio Two presenter said tonight she thinks her gran should have a go since everyone else can. This is just not on from BBC news presenters. Could you imagine a presenter saying “now follows a party political broadcast – but there’s something far more interesting on the other side”. Or “the election is on May 7th – but Ill be off on a beach somewhere cos its all so Bor-ring.” No.