Clegg lands the first blow

The Liberal Democrat leader’s performance heaped pressure on both Gordon Brown and David Cameron, writes Dave Sambrook in London

17th April, 2010

There are many who bemoan the increasingly presidential style of British elections.

The attention focused on last Thursday’s leaders’ debate, compared to the launch of party manifestos in the first half of the week, would suggest that these complaints are not entirely baseless.

It is often the Liberal Democrats who grumble loudest about the subject, claiming that only a switch to proportional representation and a return to cabinet-style government can restore people’s...

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