General Election vs Euro 2024


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Euros Beat the Election

I was at the Podcast Show London, looking forward to a summer of sport… then Prime Minister Rishi Sunak called a General Election. This came as a surprise to media and civilians alike. Most people had expected polling day to be later in the year, around October or November. (Although not the Conservatives who allegedly used inside information to place bets on the date of the vote.)

Media outlets have unexpectedly found themselves with a difficult balance to strike. BBC Radio 5Live has declared itself the “home” of the Euros and General Election. TalkSport is sending election watchers to sister stations TalkRadio and Times Radio. On some nights, one TV channel has broadcast a leaders’ debate, while another shows a game.

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