Paul Waugh carries the news that David Cameron has turned down the chance of being interviewed by Jeremy Paxman for Panorama. Gordon Brown has still to decide whether to appear. I think it's a shame Cameron won't be doing this interview. I well remember how well he came out of the interview he did with Paxman for Newsnight during the Tory leadership contest. Also, the Panorama interview is a bit of an election tradition. I used to love Robin Day's ding-dongs with Mrs T.
However, I suspect Cameron's team have decided that prepping for the TV debates must take precedence. To do the Panorama interview would have taken another half a day out of his schedule.
As I say, I'd have liked Cameron to have accepted the Panorama interview as I think that, like Nick Clegg, he'd have emerged well from it, and Brown wouldn't. But it seems now we will never know.