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I helped Gordon Brown prepare for TV debates in 2010. How did the two leaders come out of Tuesday night?

It was a rumbustious political knockabout but neither man came out clearly on top

By Theo Bertram  

Photo: Han Yan/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

The YouGov snap poll scored it neck and neck—51 per cent thought Boris Johnson had done better, 49 per cent thought Jeremy Corbyn had. Both sides will be happy with that. Last night was the first ever head-to-head TV election debate between a PM and the leader of the opposition. What did we learn?

Incredibly, Johnson had not learned his lines. For both the opening and closing statement, he kept glancing down…

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