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Farage 3, Clegg 1, David Dimbleby -1, Cameron and Miliband both -2

The Ukip leader scored a resounding victory, skilfully positioning himself as the man of the British people

By Bronwen Maddox  

This could have been dull. In the days before the second, televised debate between Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg, Westminster chatter had already awarded all the points for excitement to the first round on radio a week ago, which provoked more of a sharp-eyed recalculation of the contenders than anyone had expected.

That was wrong. This BBC debate, chaired by David Dimbleby, was television at its best, showing more of both men than either can have wanted. The Ukip leader won—on energy and on a compelling delivery, with…

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