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SNP, Plaid Cymru to appeal against exclusion from BBC debate

The Scottish National Party (SNP) and the Plaid Cymru will appeal against the BBC's decision to excl

SNP leader Alex Salmond says he should be allowed to participate in the debate along with three leaders - Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg - invited by the BBC.

There is speculation that the BBC chose only those leaders for the debate who are fighting for the prime ministerial post.

Salmond has apparently written a letter to the BBC Trust, urging it to reverse its decision to exclude leaders of the nationalist parties from the show.