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A quarter of voters who watched the three leaders on the ITV programme say they will switch their vote, with most changing to the Liberal Democrats.
Clegg emerges from the telephone poll as the overwhelming winner, with 51% who watched saying he came out on top.
The poll, based on a sample of 505 voters who had previously told ICM how they would vote, found Conservative and Labour supporters also thought Clegg won the event. While 44% of Tories thought Cameron won, 46% thought Clegg did. Among Labour v
Originally posted by woodwardjnr
His odds of being Prime minister have been slashed by the bookies from 100 -1 to 14 - 1. Pretty amazing stuff, still highly unlikely he will be PM, it mixes things up a bit and he was by far the best in the debate last night.
Originally posted by AR154
Not sure, but these debates are dangerous, we don't need the best actor to lead the country, but the one with the best policies.
Scrapping our nuclear deterrent? I think not...
This system too was significantly scaled back. The final seven Trident II missiles that had been planned were cancelled (saving 50 million pounds and writing off another 40 million), leaving the UK with a total missile inventory of 58. The number of submarines on patrol at any given time was reduced to one, and the number of warheads deployed on a submarine was reduced to 48 (half of what had been planned, and identical to the force loading on its previous Polaris fleet).
The SDR also announced that Britain would hold its arsenal to "a stockpile of fewer than 200 operationally available warheads". The UK was already believed to have fewer than 200 Trident warheads, although the number could have eventually gone as high as 248 under previous MoD directives. In the fall of 1998 the Trident warhead was still apparently in production but probably ended early in 1999.
* Breaking up the banks and getting them lending again
* Introducing a Banking Levy so that banks pay for the financial support they have received
* Setting a £400 pay rise cap for all public sector workers
* Restoring the link between the basic state pension and earnings
* Increasing the UK's aid budget to reach the UN target of 0.7pc of GNI by 2013
* Holding the G8 to its Gleneagles pledges on aid, including the 0.7pc target
* Working with other countries to establish new sources of development financing
* Supporting reform of global financial institutions such as the World Bank and IMF
* Supporting a global fund for social protection to help developing countries build viable welfare systems
* Pushing for a renewed international effort on debt
* Supporting 100pc cancellation of the unpayable debts of the world's poorest countries
* Supporting the establishment of an International Arms Sale Treaty
Originally posted by Korg Trinity
The Lib dems don't have a a chance, period.
There are far too many safe seats for the Lib dems to get a decent proportion of the vote.
Nick Clegg is a very good presenter and he did very well last night..
Who here thinks its a good idea for the UK to abandon its nuclear deterrent??
If the Lib Dems get in the UK would dismantle their nuclear weapons....
Also, Nick clearly pissed off all new and would be parents by stating that they would scrap the child trust fund!!
And what about the tagging system for immigrants so they couldn't move from one area to another??
Nick Clegg would make a fine prime minister.... if his ideas on how to run the country would have been different.