Thursday, April 15, 2010

No knock out blows but a good performance from Nick

Just as with the Chancellors' debate, there were no knock out blows in the Leaders' debate tonight. No one seriously believed there would be one. I was concerned that Nick not being in the middle would end up with his being sidelined. My fears were unfounded. It worked to Nick's advantage. The programme came over as one in which Nick was at the top table but where the debate was one in which it was Nick versus the other two. That was very useful. The shots from the wings were particularly good. They showed Brown and Cameron together facing Nick. Very useful - the two old parties together versus Nick and the Lib Dems.

But ultimately this is massive airtime for us, the chance to put over our policies and have a huge audience. That was very, very useful.
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