Just before a debate that will surely involve lots of talk of debt cuts and SCS put on an advert for getting a mini-loan on buying a sofa... couldn't make it up.
Oh my goodness we're watching a game show. ITV is shocking.
Also doesn't Cameron sound like Hugh Dennis?
Policing all of the shores, Cameron? And where does the money come from?
wondering how oftern ~j is flicking between the nouse and vision websites on this debate.
Why are the audience all so old?!?
Official rules, Tom, state "recruit according to gender, age, ethnicity and social class to best reflect the broader voting-age population" so complain to OfCom!
good point tom, i thought the same too! maybe a true representation of the UK, is that it's all old people..lol
Nice liveblog guys, but if anyone fancies some satire check out:thelemonpress.co.uk/?p=1262
Gordon Brown always looks vaguely terminal..
william pit managed a balanced book (i think)... why can't we Gordon???
Gordon Brown is standing on the left because of his eye. the other two are going to swap places. according to the times.
40 mins in, whose sweating the most?
This is so cool! I love that Nouse is finally taking British politics seriously!
Link for the live stream if you want it: http://www.itv.com/electiondebate
Not that seriously, Webster - spelling and grammar errors all over the place :P And only one person blogging? For shame, Nouse!
I like the format so far. Brown attacks Cameron. Cameron attacks Brown. Clegg goes for Cameron. Brown smiles
~J it was decided safer to have one blogger since they aren't at the same location and would be writing over each other. Also spelling errors are added intentionally to give a sense of urgency.
Jojo Weiners made another appearance I see
Cameron is tottaly unable to answe questions on Tory cuts...Still hoping to grin and bare it till the elections over and thenfollow the plans of your wealthy backers are we? Soglad this debate is showing him for the slimey prikhe is!
On a side note, at least Cameron can grin. Brown's smile is just unnerving. The way he looks at Clegg...
Troy=Tory... I can anagram!"ITV poll: Who do you think is winning so far?Clegg 52%Brown 30%Cameron 18%"Fairly accurate. Cameron is spouting bullshit and failing to account for the holes. Brown is being fairly representative of himself, both good and bad. Clegg is making sense and highlighting good points - but won't win anyway :P
"ooh Northern Ireland will be getting its own debate ill be tuning in to it.....NOT"A rather harsh and unnecessary comment.
The CAMERON CRASH!
Tonight we saw the Cameron Crash whilst; for the first time in years Gordon was Golden
I think Cameron actually came across well regarding the NHS. Really genuine.
Hardly. He was slimy and patronising. And as if his children will go to state schools. Well, maybe until they are 6
I concur with the anon: the regional debates will be interesting and even if we don't tune in (because ultimately it won't affect our decision; it's a fair viewpoint) we should agree with the principle!Clegg won hands-down but won't affect too many people. "Tory" (I'm sticking with the anagram) is dead wrong. Cameron came across as an upper class gimp. Wounded.
And for more elections coverage, be sure to keep an eye on http://www.nouse.co.uk/politics/general-elections/
Awesome blog Kate, thank you - I'm reading it from a hostel rooftop in morocco and now feel a little more connected to the outside world. Much appreciated :-)
Great blogging Kate! Thanks esp. for the definition of Quango.
Is Nouse aware that Tom Scott is also running in the election?:http://blog.madcapntom.co.uk/the-view-from-westminster-city-hall-be-beauti
^ http://www.yournextmp.com/candidates/mad_capn_tomWith a campaign shot like that, he can't lose.
Majors Conservative government introduced the winter fuel allowance, Brown just renamed and added to it. Deception by Labour. Disgusted by Brown assisting the lies on the leaflets
Browns rigged electoral boundarys and system will still put Labour in power last election they got less votes in England but over 60% of all the MPs seats,Brown was deceiving and reckless with a massive hole in the govt finances. Hearing lots of deliberate traps and holes put in by Labour for the next government.Browns plan is a farce because he has put is Labour party MP jobs before the countrys best interest
Labour has left a devil of a problem yet want to avoid the blame.Labour have over taxed everyone raising tax by over 5% of GDP and saved nothing in the false boom - note every troubled bank was in a Labour voters heartland - buying votes used to be called gerrymandering. Brown Labour had the first run on a bank in 300 years - thats why he could act before the other world leader because he messed up the countrys finances. Brown cut maintenance and repairs for the army to fix his manipulated numbers
Like Clegg education reform is needed backing teachers which have been undermined by Labours power stripping.Brown has only ONLY got less in unemplyment because he has stuffed 1 million jobs into central government. Browns and Tonys Cronys
1 mil out of 25 mil employed is 4%. Labour deceipt!! Labour governments continue to Northern rock was not a small bank it did 20% of all UK mortgages. Liar
Sense from Clegg on Banks as RBS and all the other banks are excaping scott free despite taxpayers owning huge chunks of RBS 84%. Labour done little
Brown and Blair put more to University on mickey mouse degrees instead of having more practical skills eg Plumbing. Less unemployment because they put more into university!
Immigration as Clegg says is right appalling situation created by Labours 13 years. Needs fairness as he said. Foreign ID cards count in and count out too late. So we pay PS70 for their id card. Too late Brown you have put in all the amnestys and changing the rules put out from the EU.Agree with David over not doing amnesty. Need real change
Wait for Brown to do the race card on the others. Point scoring Ho ho he just did it
Coming down - ho ho another statistical fudge.Clegg right on Brown avoiding q and deporting issue
Why doesnt Labour -J give his name! Yet more government taxpayer paid for spin merchant
Practical solution to immigration Net inward migration is falling becauise we are in a recession all the polish have gone home. - was misplaced lies Brown Labour
1 Million the Polish elections came to the UK because there were over 1 - 2 million poles and their related families here
Prime minister responsibility but not held to account - landslide Labour MPs majority.recovery at risk started here with Browns mismanagement, Brown you are a PROVEN RISK to the economy.The Labour long term plan is desperate and fiction .Voting Conservative would be fresh but its a massive challenge to balance the cost of war and recession, fearful of the mess after the election.Need a clean break of BrownClegg true we need to and can act differently, lets hope we can get the change.Standing up for the values of our country - they have been airbrushed out.We need it to be different as he said