Sky Leaders TV Debate

(London, UK) Britain’s three political leaders, David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Gordon Brown paid a glowing tribute to the ‘armies of carers’ in the second historic Prime Ministerial Debate on Sky Television on Thursday 22nd April. The powerful debate was moderated by Adam Boulton.The leaders mentioned carers for a second time and talked about the contribution to society by the millions of carers in the United Kingdom. There are 11 million people with disabilities in England, 6 million carers and over 500,000 people with autism. The political leaders paid tribute once again to the ‘Unsung Heroes and Heroines’ in Britan. The Prime Ministerial Debate on Sky Television was watched by over 4 million people.

The UK Autism Foundation had written to David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Gordon Brown as well as ITV, Sky and the BBC urging them to include disability issues in the Leaders’ TV debates.

Ivan Corea of UKAF said in London: ‘ Carers deserve recognition for what they do, they do this for love and not for the money. Carers of children with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome in the United Kingdom work over 70 hours and receive a pitiful 75 pence an hour. I have asked David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Gordon Brown to address the serious issues and take decisive action on autism. There is a gret deal of unfinished business on autism. A new leader and a new Government must address these issues after the 6th of May. ‘

The third Prime Ministerial Debate takes place on the 29th of April on BBC One, chaired by David Dimbleby.

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