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#battlefornumber10: was this the moment Ed Miliband showed he could be Prime Minister?

The Labour leader put on a strong performance in last night's TV set piece

By Prospect Team  

In the battle for number 10, hard fact might count for more than "vision". © Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Last night, David Cameron and Ed Miliband went, if not quite head-to-head, then side-by-side, each facing a grilling by Jeremy Paxman and an audience Q+A live on Sky News and Channel 4 in the election’s first major TV set piece. 

The consensus among the press and those on social media was that Miliband did really rather well, putting up a fiery, varied performance,…

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