Leaders clash over who screens Brexit debate

Prime Minister Theresa May has accepted the BBC’s offer but Labour would prefer ITV.

Prime Minister Theresa May has accepted the BBC’s offer to take part in a debate on Brexit on Sunday 9 December, two days before MPs vote on her deal.

But Labour sources say the party has not yet agreed to take part, with Jeremy Corbyn telling This Morning he preferred ITV’s offer.

The BBC said it was “delighted” Mrs May had accepted the offer.

It added it would discuss debate formats with both parties and would announce further details soon.

Mr Corbyn claimed he preferred ITV’s bid out of “respect” for viewers who wanted to watch the I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! final on ITV the same evening – 9 December.

“I want to watch it myself,” he said.

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