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.

Read more: EU debate shows clear contrast between Clegg and Farage

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Danny Alexander: Nick right on British jobs linked to EU

Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander has tweeted:

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Farage says cars from rest of EU are better quality than those made in UK - he's wrong, we are the best place in Europe for that industry

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Nick is right that over 3 million British jobs are linked to trade with Europe - we shouldn't put a single one of those jobs at risk

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Farage appears to struggle with format of debate

ITV News' Political Editor Tom Bradby has tweeted:

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My take on the debate so far; this format doesn't really suit Farage, who is shedding his cheery blokeish bonhommie.

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He is coming across as a tad aggressive and didactic. Clegg is much the more experienced politician and it is showing.

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Clegg is now quoting those stats from the OBR on how immigration is good for the public finances.

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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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That is a good line from Nick Clegg: using UKIP leaflet he says there aren't even 29m Bulgarians and Romanians living in their OWN country

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Clegg: 9 out of 10 jobs in UK go to British nationals

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Farage goes for personal with Clegg: "since your beloved Euro has gone into a tailspin" Clegg ignores Farage-doesn't look at him #LBCdebate

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This will please Nigel: builder in audience says "our borders are wide open to Eastern Europeans". Clegg responds that 1.5m Brits live in EU

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Clegg: let's remember 9 out of 10 jobs created in the UK go to British nationals #LBCdebate

Nick Clegg 'relaxed and confident' in EU debate

ITV News Political Editor Tom Bradby has tweeted:

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Nick Clegg is reminding us already why he did so well in the last TV debates; he is very relaxed and confident.

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Though he is a bit shaky on when we should or shouldn't be having a referendum.

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