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Tonight, ITV, 8pm.

Will you be watching??

Things to watch out for:

* Will Miliband get to debate head-to-head with Cameron? Or will they ignore each other? Cameron will probably try to pretend Miliband is 'just another minor candidate'.

* Will Natalie Bennett recover ground for the Greens?

* Will Clegg get booed? :teehee:

* Will Farage make mincemeat of Cameron?

Or will it all be very boring?

You decide. :yep:
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I really want to watch it :woo:
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Looking forward to it. I really hope this debate prevents people from voting for some of the minor parties.
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I don't have a TV.
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We'll be having a live chat thread on TSR tonight while it's on. Keep your eyes peeled.
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Should be interesting! :yep:
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if it is on the wireless i shall listen
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Will be watching!!!
predictions
ed will win
farage will look like a fool
Bennett will unfortunately do poorly
sturgen will rip miliband and Cameron to shreads
Clegg will do better then you think
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Yeah, I'm very excited!
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We'll be having a live chat thread on TSR tonight while it's on. Keep your eyes peeled.
Good, sounds fun.
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* Will Natalie Bennett recover ground for the Greens?
nope

I think Sturgen will win in that she will do best out of it for her party.
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I'll definitely be watching. Not sure if much will come out of it but I'm hoping we'll get just as much of a chance to hear from smaller parties as the big 3. I'd hope the greens would win but that just won't happen unfortunately, really not sure how they'll perform. I expect Ed will probably win it. Cameron will almost definitely answer every question by referring to the economy over the last 5 years which will drive most people crazy - if he has any support left from the working class I expect he'll slowly be losing it over the course of the debate. Not too sure about Clegg either, he did loads better than I expected 5 years ago so I'd be looking forward to see it.
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nope
It really is make or break for her personally tonight, after her dismal performance on LBC attracted widespread ridicule. It's a shame, because she's interesting, bright and articulate, I am hoping this will be a great time for her to shine.

I suspect Farage will do well from tonight and so will Nicola Sturgeon.
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Poll here for who you think will come out on top: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=3237479
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This has never been done before so I am quite excited to see how it goes!

Will this change my stance on politicians? Probably not.
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It really is make or break for her personally tonight, after her dismal performance on LBC attracted widespread ridicule. It's a shame, because she's interesting, bright and articulate, I am hoping this will be a great time for her to shine.

I suspect Farage will do well from tonight and so will Nicola Sturgeon.
I never can spell her name correctly :mad:

I want Caroline Lucas back
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milliband to carpet bomb the D-bate
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Labour and the Lib Dems will get drowned out by the nationalists and the Green party.

The Conservatives will get outmanoeuvred by UKIP.


Difficult to call a winner.

So long as Cameron remains 'Prime Ministerial', and doesn't get involved in slinging matches with Labour and UKIP he should come away well no matter how bland he is, i.e. repeating 'long term economic recovery' over and over.

Pressure on Miliband, but I think he will project himself as the sensible left, compared to the loonies, which might play well with undecided voters. He'll take the attack to David Cameron, which will be good as rhetoric, but he also needs to show that he is capable to lead.

Clegg will struggle campaigning as a centre candidate, although he might come away as looking the most sensible out of the lot. They have remained steady in the polls at 8% for a while, I doubt it will ebb away because of a bad performance. He essentially has nothing to lose.

UKIP will attack the Conservatives, but Farage will continue with his populist rhetoric to bring in people disillusioned with Labour and the Tories. He has to prepare from an assault on all sides, but he will be an entertaining speaker nonetheless.

Bennett will try project herself as the only left wing candidate in England, but she is at risk of getting teared apart on her immigration and defence policy. Greens will play well to the metropolitan lefties who hate Labour and the Lib Dems. So long as she doesn't stumble again, but Caroline Lucas would be better in the debate.

Plaid Cymru will be looking to woo Labour and Lib Dem voters in Wales. Wood is pretty capable, but might come across as a bit of a lightweight compared to the rest. This kind of national platform isn't the best strategy for Plaid, they need to take a Lib Dem approach at focusing on winnable constituencies in Wales instead. Having a taffy as leader is a big risk for Plaid, they have a lot to gain in the South by doing so, but it might put the gogs off in the North.

Sturgeon will play well with the Scottish audience no matter what. It would take something spectacular to derail their steam roller. She poses the most threat to Labour, as Little Englanders hate the notion of her and Miliband being in 'cahoots'. A lacklustre performance unfortunately won't save Labour in Scotland.

Order of who I think will peform best....

Miliband
Cameron
Clegg
Farage
Sturgeon
Wood
Bennett

But I suspect that Cameron will come away as winner, albeit not by much, and electorate will be even more confused and disillusioned by the election which is exactly what Lynton Crosby wants.
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honestly though i hope it'll prove how stupidly dumb the minor parties are and highlight their illogical and largely overlooked policies. i don't think Labour and the Conservative will be fazed much by this debate.
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Yes, I'll be watching - it will provide a welcome revision break from Finals - though I'm cynical about the entire format.
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