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Big Question: were the TV debates worth it?

They took a long time to set up, so should we bother with these showdowns next time round?

By Prospect Team  

Nicola Sturgeon says her government plans to focus on education standards. © Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Last night saw the last of this election’s televised debates—a five-way battle between the leaders of the main opposition parties. It marked the end of a variety pack of different sized battles, from the first interview (or “not debate”) which saw Ed Miliband and David Cameron grilled by a relentless Jeremy Paxman, to a chaotic seven way showdown (or as Twitter…

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