Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage set for second TV debate

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg and Ukip's Nigel Farage go head-to-head for the second time tonight in a televised debate on the UK's membership in Europe.

Polls suggested Farage "beat" the Deputy Prime Minister during the first clash last week, which included debating immigration figures and the number of laws from Brussels.

Ukip leader Nigel Farage and Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg faced off in the first debate last week.
Ukip leader Nigel Farage and Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg faced off in the first debate last week. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

But Mr Farage was criticised over recent days after he named Russian President Vladimir Putin as the world leader he admires most.

Ukip membership is said to have surged over 25,000 in last Wednesday's LBC Radio-hosted debate last Wednesday.

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