Geoffrey Robertson QC has been refusing to debate CV coordinator Austen Ivereigh -- pulling out of TV interviews when he learns Ivereigh will be his opponent. Last night, they briefly crossed at the BBC's Milbank studios, where Robertson pre-recorded an interview for ABC National Radio Breakfast with Fran Kelly, which Ivereigh then commented on live. (It is written up here.)
After introducing himself, Ivereigh asked him: "Why won't you debate with me?". Robertson made swiftly for the door. "I'll debate you anytime, Austen", he said. "Then why not on Al Jazeera tomorrow?" Ivereigh asked. Robertson left, without replying.