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Leaders Live: what happens when politicians have to face young people?

A series of YouTube debates will see the party leaders grilled by a panel of 16-24 year olds—how will they cope?

By Josh Lowe  

Nigel Farage poses for a selfie with Rik Edwards during his appearance last week

Last Monday, Ukip leader Nigel Farage found himself drawn onto unfamiliar ground. Under a barage of questioning, he ended up making a gaffe about the age at which his party believes sex education in schools should begin, apparently advocating sex education for children younger than 11—the age at which Ukip’s official policy says such classes should begin. It was picked up by…

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