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The Guardian has teamed up with Vincent Hanna to organise “Live Wire” debates. Important politicians will agree to be questioned live (or “in real time” as we computer types normally say) in cyberspace. You do not have to submit any questions: you can, as I did for a while, just sit and watch the questions, the answers, and Hanna’s interventions. Of course, you can submit questions in advance if you want, but during my visit to the inaugural debate it seemed that the questions were coming in as the discussion developed.

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