I've just done a feisty interview with Jon Gaunt on SunTalk. It's the only interview I will do today? Why? Because terrestrial broadcasters operate under OfCom rules, and these rules think you are too susceptible to political influence on polling day. In other words, they think you are stupid. On the one day when politics is at the fore, all political discussion is disallowed on the BBC, Sky and everywhere else on the broadcast media. And yet newspapers can print what they like. If you go to the cinema today you would still be allowed to see political commercials before the movie starts (at least, I think you are). I can write what I like on this blog because it is not regulated by OfCom.
These rules are prehistoric. If you trust the people, you should trust them to be able to listen to informed political debate on polling day.
If the BBC and others are trusted to be impartial at all other times, why do the regulators lose that trust on polling day?
The next government should update these rules and bring them into the 21st century.