It’s not exactly Gladstone and Disraeli, but Australia’s party leaders (both of whom were shunted into that position by their respective parties, over the will of the people) will have their first debate on Friday.

We in the Crikey bunker were concerned that this dull gabfest (“Jobs and growth!”) (“Putting people first!”) was going to kybosh our very important plans of watching the Eurovision semi-finals at 7.30, so we checked in with Foxtel to make sure the bloviating was not going to ruin our night. But it seems Sky hasn’t yet told Foxtel to mark the historic meeting of the minds in the TV guide:

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It’s just The Latest with Laura Jayes from 6pm to 7, and then The Bolt Report from 7pm. Then again, maybe it’s not an error after all. Perhaps Sky’s newest, whingiest host just wants his shot at the leaders, after lamenting bitterly that Malcolm Turnbull was refusing to appear on his show. Will Bolt wait in the wings for an hour and then take over?

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