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Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn set to go face-to-face on the BBC in a live debate less than a week before the general election - as Nigel Farage demands to be allowed to grill the PM on his Brexit deal The clash will take place in Southampton on December 6  It will be preceded on November 29 by a seven-way debate in Cardiff Other events set to include smaller party leaders like Nigel Farage  Brexit Party leader demanded to be allowed to face PM over his Brexit deal 

By David Wilcock, Whitehall Correspondent For Mailonline

Published: 12:45 GMT, 8 November 2019 | Updated: 15:24 GMT, 8 November 2019

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Boris Johnson will go head-to-head with Jeremy Corbyn in a prime time leaders' debate on the BBC, the corporation announced today.

The clash will take place in Southampton on December 6, less than a week before the election.

It is one of a host of television specials set to grip the nation as election fever grows ahead of the crunch Brexit-focused vote. 

But it was slammed by supporters of the other parties.  

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage to demand to be allowed to face-off against the PM over his Brexit deal - despite backing out of plans to run as a candidate himself.

Mr Farage said: 'If Boris Johnson really believes that he has a great deal, let's have a debate on it. Because I have read it — it's not Brexit and it will not stand up to scrutiny'

The Lib Dems have already threatened to sue ITV after it proposed a debate between the Tory and Labour leaders on November 19. 

Lib Dem MP Chuka Umunna tweeted today: 'This is WRONG. The

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