Nigel Farage 'wins' televised EU debate with Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage have gone head-to-head in the first party leaders' televised showdown over Britain's future in the European Union. In an instant YouGov poll of 1,003 votes, some 57% concluded Farage performed best.

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Nigel Farage on EU debate: 'It was great'

Nigel Farage has described this evening's LBC debate on Europe as "a great opportunity to discuss things that Eurosceptics care about".

A YouGov poll of 1,003 voters showed some 57% thought Nigel Farage had performed best in the debate.

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Nick Clegg declined to comment on how the evening had gone and simply said he would "Let other people judge."

Following the clash, bookmakers Ladbrokes cut the odds on Ukip securing the most votes in the Euro-election from 6/4 to 11/10, making them joint favourites with Labour.


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Farage appears to struggle with format of debate

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Clegg challenges Farage on leaflet statistics

Nigel Farage appears flustered as Nick Clegg refutes statistics from an UKIP leaflet.

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