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  1. 16 Apr '10 19:17 / 1 edit
    Im surprised there hasn't been a thread about this yet.


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/election_2010/8625850.stm

    Nick Clegg's apparent strong showing in the first prime ministerial TV debate will force the Lib Dems' policies under the microscope, his rivals have said.

    "PM Gordon Brown and Tory leader David Cameron accepted Mr Clegg had performed well, as early polls named him winner.

    But Mr Brown said viewers would judge on "substance", while Tory frontbencher Michael Gove warned "eccentric" Lib Dem policies would now be scrutinised.

    Mr Clegg said he welcomed the focus and that there was "a long way to go". "

    "Pollsters from ComRes, working for ITV, interpreted the results of a poll conducted immediately after the debate as showing a 3% "bounce" in national support for the Lib Dems compared with two days ago.

    Support for the party rose to 24%, with Labour down one point on 28% and the Conservatives remaining on 35%".

    ..........

    Is it possible that UK politics will finally be more diverse as opposed to being dominated by the two main parties?
    Is electoral reform still needed?
    any thoughts on the debate?
  2. 16 Apr '10 19:47
    For the sake of the British I hope the LibDems win, this electoral reform is needed.
  3. Subscriber Wajoma
    Die Cheeseburger
    16 Apr '10 20:07 / 1 edit
    All three trying to out do each other (edit: and the BNP) to see who can be the most nasty to immigrants.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPlmnO9mRl8&feature=player_embedded#!
  4. 17 Apr '10 00:37
    Originally posted by Wajoma
    All three trying to out do each other (edit: and the BNP) to see who can be the most nasty to immigrants.
    But the most scary thing is that this is what the public wants.
    [On one level I can't believe I just wrote that - I am essentially saying that democracy is bad!]
    According to ITV's opinion poll straight after the event the majority of voters (in a sample of 4000) preferred his views on immigration. He had the hardest line of the three of them.
    Makes me proud to be British ...
  5. Subscriber Wajoma
    Die Cheeseburger
    17 Apr '10 00:45
    Originally posted by Diapason
    But the most scary thing is that this is what the public wants.
    [On one level I can't believe I just wrote that - I am essentially saying that democracy is bad!]
    According to ITV's opinion poll straight after the event the majority of voters (in a sample of 4000) preferred his views on immigration. He had the hardest line of the three of them.
    Makes me proud to be British ...
    That's ok Diapason, you can say democracy is bad because it is, unfortunately it appears to be the best system of a bad lot. So one solution is to limit the scope of democracy with a binding constitution.
  6. Standard member Gatecrasher
    Whale watching
    17 Apr '10 01:44
    "I agree with Nick."
  7. 17 Apr '10 17:45
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    For the sake of the British I hope the LibDems win, this electoral reform is needed.
    do you agree with their proposals?
  8. 17 Apr '10 17:54
    Originally posted by Wajoma
    All three trying to out do each other (edit: and the BNP) to see who can be the most nasty to immigrants.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPlmnO9mRl8&feature=player_embedded#!
    I don't see what was so nasty about their proposals, its obvious that uncontrolled immigration from outside the EU is simply not an option.

    All leaders seem to base their immigration policy on the facts, and they seem to be quite fair on this topic, unlike the BNP.