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    UK General Election - Prime Ministerial TV debates

    Clegg gone for Camerons throat with comment that "You cant have tax breaks for double millionaires while also paying to improve NHS"
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    UK General Election - Prime Ministerial TV debates

    Clegg ruining it by again asking for trident to be scrapped. I don't think the average voter is anti-nuc, or cares less to be honest. Clegg is better when talking economy. Cameron is best when one on one with Brown, who he can outcharm . Brown is bestr when his microphone is swirched off!
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    UK General Election - Prime Ministerial TV debates

    maybe - I thought GB used his minute to only pay respesct to army and not to answer question! Cameron doing better now I though he looked trattled about 20 min into this
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    UK General Election - Prime Ministerial TV debates

    Clegg: key question about "Who is trying to be straight with you about how big this deficit is and how long it is going to take to pay back" Clegg : CGT at for banker less than the rate a cleaner pays" Cameron quoting too many figures - Mr + Mrs Swing voter staying on after Coronation Street will have lost him there. Brown - must invest in the economy this year to ensure the recovery Clegg starting to take over - tax on banks, bin Trident "we just cant afford it"
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    UK General Election - Prime Ministerial TV debates

    Brown is waffling this one on education. Cameron trying to take it over as a National Insurance question Clegg is winning this and his body language is showing it IMHO. He's looking cool under pressure and getting simple points across crisply.
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    UK General Election - Prime Ministerial TV debates

    Articulate young schoolboy asking Q4 on education - "we are overexamined" Cameron desperate to get in the fact he's got a kid at state school. Bet its not a proper state school though!
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    UK General Election - Prime Ministerial TV debates

    Clegg keeps lifting his hands to his left and saying "They". He's playing the sleaze card and trying to distance himself from the others on expenses issue. He's trying to come across as the new, fresh option. Female perspective from girl watching with me "I'll vote for Nick Clegg - he's the cutest amongst the three "
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    UK General Election - Prime Ministerial TV debates

    Yep, Cameron is very polished and slick in front of TV. He knows what language to use and has been well rehersed.
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    UK General Election - Prime Ministerial TV debates

    Brown attempts a joke - about his face smiling on a tory campaign poster. He should stick to politics . Actually, maybe not.
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    UK General Election - Prime Ministerial TV debates

    This is going to get quite dull for the 'average Joe' post-Coronation Street crowd if the format stays like this for 90 minutes. Still, the leaders all seem a bit more relaxed now. I guess Q1 was a loosener.
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    UK General Election - Prime Ministerial TV debates

    Q2 - crime and burglery They've already mugged all the savers..................
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    UK General Election - Prime Ministerial TV debates

    Opening statements full of buzzphrases: Clegg – "new politics" Brown “global financial crisis” – "properity for all" – "avoid theat of double dip recession" Cameron – " we all let you down on expenses" – "avoid this jobs tax"
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    UK General Election - Prime Ministerial TV debates

    Also too many baby boomers in the audience. Where are the under 35s? I guess I ended up on a reserve list - as no invite to be in the 200 audience in the end. Unless they have a 2nd half with questions read out rather than spoken by the audience.
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    UK General Election - Prime Ministerial TV debates

    Gordon Brown looks awful. The other two are really polished and well groomed. Brown looks like he has a hangover!
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    UK General Election - Prime Ministerial TV debates

    Radio5 Live been giving this a special build up programme just like cup final Saturday it seems.....
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    UK General Election - Prime Ministerial TV debates

    Yes, I expect that as the answer (if this gets asked...). The problem with this question is that none of the parties really want house prices to fall so I can't see much disagreement. Lots of false talk about 'helping FTBers' etc. and then moving on. But this is probably the question that my age group - or the proportion of my age group who are not brainwashed into thinking inflated prices are normal - would like to hear.
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    UK General Election - Prime Ministerial TV debates

    BTW, There is no guarentee this question will get asked. All I know is that is being considered at the final editorial panel and that a few edits have been made. I have no idea how many other questions are still being considered at this stage, or whether advisors for parties can veto any subjects. Let's wait and see.
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    UK General Election - Prime Ministerial TV debates

    Hi Bubb. See post number 5 where I give the link for ITV, who were asking for questions. Tonight's debate is on home affairs, and will not be taking specific economy questions (that's for the third debate, hosted by BBC). I heard very briefly on SKY news an ad asking for questions for next week - but their debate is on international affairs, which isn't really my parlicular interest. My question for tonight is "I’m an under 35 from a modest background who has paid for my own university education, been prudent with money and never been unemployed. Why can’t I afford to buy a house when those from the generation above often own more than one? How will your party change this? ". I know that a shortened form of this question has made it to the final editoral panel - but will not know (like anyone else) which questions are selected for the leaders to answer. The debate is here in the NW (Manchester) so being 'local' may have helped me get to this stage. The final debate, hosted by BBC a fortnight today, is asking for questions on the economy here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/ele...010/8589502.stm
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    UK General Election - Prime Ministerial TV debates

    Bump for tonight. Please vent your thoughts as you watch. Just to say, I got a phone call from a media company saying that my question had made it to the final editorial panel - which meets today to decide the final choice and order of questions. They expect 8-9 to be asked in total.
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    "The Conversation" & the HomeBuyers "Strike"

    Here's a bit of light relief, to help everyone keep the faith. I'm sure it originates from cgnao in the early 2008 housing crash days. I think its time it was shown for a bit of fun.... ENDANGERED SPECIES
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    "The Conversation" & the HomeBuyers "Strike"

    Thx Wren, I stand corrected I still reckon the figures being given out (by all parties) are nonsense though. A bit like estate agents...they are all pricing on the optimistic side to try and get the vendor's attention. Only later on will the vendor (i.e. us, the electorate) be told "oh sorry, I think perhaps things may need pricing more realistically"
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    UK General Election - Prime Ministerial TV debates

    First debate is this Thursday 8.30-10pm on ITV1. I will be online during and after, if others wish to comment that would be great. ITV also want questions. Here is the link to add yours. http://www.itv.com/electiondebate/ Here is mine:
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    "The Conversation" & the HomeBuyers "Strike"

    This is developing into a really good thread. Quality stuff has been added since I last looked - I notice HPC members are complaining about a lack of quality in the threads there. They should be here! I'd urge people not to panic till after the UK election at least...... ....it's looking unlikely to be a Labour majority - tories/libdems will therefore reveal just how bad things are when they get a look at the UK books and see how cooked/bleak they are. I also suspect the IMF or Europe may issue a shot across the bows to the new/joint administration.
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    "The Conversation" & the HomeBuyers "Strike"

    Enjoyable thread! Keep you and your loved ones away from Estate Agent windows and water coolers this weekend.....
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    "The Conversation" & the HomeBuyers "Strike"

    I don't want to get all political, but I concur that Cameron is not the man for deep cuts or indeed strong leadership . He's all TV-panache and lame slogans, and doesn't know what financial adversity is at all ! He's made for the TV debate part of the application process, but not for the tough, tough job afterwards. Perhaps he would draw things out painfully for a few more years in office, further inflate/print the economy- resulting in big big problems at re-election time. Minus Gordon and with Cable at no 11, hopefully. Gordon will be taken out by either Labour infighting or Lib Dem insistance. Tough cuts would occur, we'd get our property crash but expect another election in a year or two....
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