If there were a general election today, I genuinely think the Lib Dems would struggle to get 25 MPs. I think it's fairly nailed on that UKIP will get over 30. So, yes, I think UKIP will out-rank the Lib Dems in both overall voter percentage and returned MPs. I'm not a gambling man but on this, what about £20 to a mutually agreed charity from the loser? RFL Benevolent Fund? MIND? British Legion? Cancer Research?
OK, £20 Cancer Research.
As for the debates, Cameron was interviewed on tv earlier and although he started by saying that he was totally in favour of debates he then went on to criticise the proposed format. Word is that he has always been against them so it'll be interesting to see if he can be pinned down and agree to anything.
I'd have thought he'd have been pleased with this though, as he only has to go up against Farage once yet gets to have three cracks at Miliband. It's widely accepted that the Tories will try to turn the election into a presidential style battle between Cameron and Miliband, so this proposal should suit him.
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