Farage versus Clegg: the most effective phoney takes it

In the 2010 election debates, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg came across “as fresh, engaging and dynamic”, writes the Daily Mail. But his debates with Ukip leader Nigel Farage, the second of which took place last week, “have been an utter humiliation” for the deputy prime minister.

“From immigration to Europe to out-of-touch politicians, Mr Farage trounced his opponent”. The Ukip leader is “addressing many of the issues ordinary people care about in a language they like and understand”. If David Cameron wants to “reconnect with voters”, he “must do the same”.

Yet, while Clegg and Farage are “poles apart” [...]

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