The Socialist Party has attempted to debate a number of political parties in Vauxhall as part of the run up to the General Election.
Waleed Ghani of the newly reformed Whig Party agreed but suggested dates in early March that were not practical and unfortunately he is too busy in April to debate with the Socialist Party. We were looking forward to debating topical subjects such as whether to impeach Prime Minister Robert Walpole, or should the 1832 Great Reform Act have extended the franchise to the working class or even was the South Sea Bubble the Wall Street Crash or 2008 financial crisis of its day?
The Green Party candidate Gulnar Hasnain rejected the call for a debate by saying: "I'm sure we would have a very interesting
discussion and would share common ground but during the election period
I need to be committed to public hustings and not any organised by
The Pirate Party candidate Mark Chapman also rejected the call for a debate by saying: "In principle I am in favour of anything which increases public
engagement and understanding, and am very willing to put myself forward
for any debate or hustings which you, or anyone else, is willing to
My only comment would be that it should be seen to be open and
transparent, and in my opinion all confirmed candidates should be
invited (even if some may choose not to accept)."
We expect to meet up with the above candidates at hustings to be organised in the Vauxhall constituency.