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Third Leader's Debate - BBC 29th April

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CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 28-Apr-10 11:11:28

In anticipation of tomorrow's TV debate, MN will be launching a fifth poll of Mumsnetter voting intentions as soon as the debate finishes. Can Cameron regain the ground he's lost? Will Clegg continue to build on his success following the first and second debates? We'll have to wait and see - but in the meantime, we've put together a handy table showing how your voting intentions and attitudes towards the party leaders have changed over the past four polls

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 29-Apr-10 15:42:50

Brollyflower - it kicks off at 8.30 on BBC1 (but is also on Radio 4, BBC News channel and the BBC website as well).

meandjoe Thu 29-Apr-10 16:15:21

Actually Clegg's ideas on how he will make the cuts make sense... by scrapping ridiculous schemes such as the ID cards and making sure tax credits aren't over/ underpaid paid. Taxing the people who can afford to be taxed. I will be watching and supporting him because in my eys he is the only one who can offer my son the kind of future and education I want him to have.

johnworf Thu 29-Apr-10 16:43:52

Yes, we've all said things about people behind their backs....however, we're not all running for Prime Minister are we? C'mon...if you start abusing people a week before the General Election, you can't expect to be popular and get them to vote for you (whatever your excuse)!

AitchTwoZone Thu 29-Apr-10 17:02:55

massive over-reaction, johnworf she said bigoted things and he said later that she was a bigot. i think it's a bit of a disgrace that he apologised, tbh.

ilovemydogandmrobama Thu 29-Apr-10 17:06:46

yeah, I would have respected him more if he said, 'well, her views were quite bigoted...'

johnworf Thu 29-Apr-10 17:23:48

What is bigoted about the issue of immigration?

fyimate Thu 29-Apr-10 17:34:21

I'm already decided to vote Conservative, you'll be wasting your vote if you go Lib Dem, they cant win because they're too far down the ladder if you like, but there's a good chance that labour can still win because they have so many seats. Cons need all the votes they can get to beat them.
If you really dont fancy another 4 years of Gordan Brown then I suggest you vote Con, there's too much speculation over Lib Dems striking a deal with Labour in a hung Parliament.

AllQuietOnThePippisFront Thu 29-Apr-10 18:05:24

it's not the issue of immigration that is bigoted is what one think about immigration that might be bigoted.

ouryve Thu 29-Apr-10 18:32:53

fyimate - not fancying another 4 years of GordOn Brown is an utterly ridiculous reason for voting Conservative, especially for those who, like me, find very little to agree with in Tory policy. It's fear of a wasted vote that's got our political system into such a shambolic state in the first place. I'm rather pleased that voters now have the confidence to vote for the Lib Dems knowing that, even if it's not going to make a jot of difference to who their local MP will be, that their vote will count amongst the sheer numbers of votes that will highlight just how unrepresentative the first past the post system really is.

Persnickety Thu 29-Apr-10 18:35:48

It is botted because questioning immigration makes you a racist. (which it doesn't in my opinon, but that's what was meant by calling her a bigot)

ouryve Thu 29-Apr-10 18:37:32

And that was a heartfelt but extraordinarily rambling message from the Holy Run-on Sentence Party brought to you by Desperately Seeking Punctuation Because the Kids Seem To Have Hidden It All; I Guess This Place Could Do With A Tidy Up confused

SeaShellsOnTheSeaShore Thu 29-Apr-10 18:40:13

Just popping in to mark my place for later.

Will be interesting how they react tonight after a strange week for all of them.

AitchTwoZone Thu 29-Apr-10 19:03:12

nonsense, it was the language that she used that betrayed her bigotry.

MmeLindt Thu 29-Apr-10 19:22:40

marking place for later

When does it start?

johnworf Thu 29-Apr-10 19:31:42

See many justifications for a man who is clearly not to be trusted.

Coolfonz Thu 29-Apr-10 19:36:48

No Gods. No Masters.

Turn it off and do something useful, like comb the gerbil.

mumutd Thu 29-Apr-10 20:24:24

Yes, I'll be watching it. Just need to get my eldest to bed so I can concentrate on it. Interested to see what DC and NC do about Browns blunder yesterday, I hope they don't get on their moral high horses.

Coolfonz Thu 29-Apr-10 20:24:55

38 minutes later: My gerbil has a quiff.

Sabs1981 Thu 29-Apr-10 20:26:58

BBC news just mentioned MN

I'm watching online again as DH is watching the footie again

anastaisia Thu 29-Apr-10 20:29:45

is better online Sabs, all the fun is in the twitter/blog/FBook responses

Bumperliouzzzzzz Thu 29-Apr-10 20:31:13

I'm here. I have ice cream this week instead of wine.

InmyheadIminParis Thu 29-Apr-10 20:32:07

Evening all. I've got pudding.

nappyzoneloveslindor Thu 29-Apr-10 20:32:28

sabs why was mn on the news?

Sabs1981 Thu 29-Apr-10 20:32:31

anastaisia and the comments on here smile

vesela Thu 29-Apr-10 20:32:38

I have fishfingers.

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