UK Election 2010 – Third Leaders Debate, Hope & Reality. [Updated]

This article is a before and after look at the third election debate.

Hope – Written 8:00PM 29/04/10

Tonight we are about to watch the third and final of the Leaders debates, this time on the economy, what questions should the three prospective candidates have to answer?

This blog will attempt to ask the questions whose answers will make the difference between a future that resembles either Scandinavia or Romania.

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Second Leaders Debate – Nick Clegg loses his charm

The 2010 United Kingdom general election debates consist of a series of three leaders’ debates conducted on live television between the leaders of the three main parties contesting the 2010 United Kingdom general election. The second debate was notionally on Foreign Policy and Defence though notably light on both given its nearly two hour slot.

So, what of significance was said, did it have any merit, and who came out ahead?

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UK election 2010 – And why a Lib-Dem vote isn’t wasted.

First of all this is not a party political article, nor should it be construed as a recommendation of the Lib-Dems in the coming election, vote where your convictions lie. What this article intends to demonstrate is that the Lib-Dem’s are a crucial function of our political system, and their apparent flaws are in fact vital to the operation of that function.

So, what are the problems with the Lib-Dems that make them so objectionable? Well, this boils down to two core problems; the first of which is that in a First-Past-The-Post (FPTP) electoral system a vote for them is essentially a waste, the second is that their policies are rarely conform to coherent platform that is recognisably guided by core principles.

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