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Miliband, Clegg and Farage prepared to go ahead with TV debates

Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage have told David Cameron they are prepared to go ahead with the TV debates - with or without him. The party leaders have informed him they will "ask the broadcasters to press ahead with the debates".

Downing Street said its position on the debates "hasn't changed", insisting any multi party format must include the Green party.

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Farage: Cameron would rather not debate with me on TV

Nigel Farage has claimed David Cameron "would rather not" debate with him on national television.

Nigel Farage said David Cameron did "very badly" in the 2010 debates. Credit: PA Wire

The Ukip leader joined Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg in sending letters to the Prime Minister in a bid to pressurise him to sign up to the election debates.

"In 2010 David Cameron did very badly in these debates and was seen to be the loser," Mr Farage told Radio 4's Today programme.

"And I have seen this week that he has launched the six main priorities for the Conservatives' general election campaign and he has completely ignored the issues of Europe and immigration.

"I feel very strongly he would rather not debate these things with me on national television."

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