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Cameron's 'delight' at TV debate idea

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Gordon Brown is ready to face Conservative leader David Cameron in a presidential-style television debate at the next general election, Business Secretary Lord Mandelson has hinted.

If the prime minister does take part in such an exchange, he would be the first premier to do so.

Mr Cameron welcomed the news, saying TV debates would help engage the public.

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