Well, wasn’t that exciting?!?
What impressed me was the order of speaking which – if you believe the official version – was chosen by lots. So it’s a complete coincidence that Natalie Bennet spoke first so she could be ridiculed by Nick Clegg.
Nigel Farage could then be rubbished by Ed Miliband because there’s no point in rubbishing Clegg and Bennet because they’ve got no chance of getting more than a couple of seats, and then he could go on to slag off Cameron.
The Plaid Cymru woman, whatsername, is really irrelevant so who cares what she says except that she’s sucking up to Nicola Sturgeon who is anxious to put Miliband in his place because Labour will be wiped out in Scotland (serves the buggers right!).
That just leaves Cameron who, totally by chance is speaking last. He’s actually the only one there with anything to defend as the poor bugger has to stand on his record which – to be fair – is not too bad a record. They all attack him, but at least he gets to reply to all the bitching, lies, slagging off and personal abuse thrown at him by the rest of them.
So who came out of it ahead? Well, no bugger really because the whole thing was totally unmanageable as we expected it would be and there was so much bullshit flying around that the only certain thing was uncertainty. Personally I came away thinking that they were all as bad as each other and that none of them are really that credible.
In my view UKIP won on immigration and the EU, Cameron on the economy and Miliband on the NHS. The Nationalists – especially the Welsh – were hopelessly self obsessed and the Greens have no credible policies unless tree hugging counts. Nobody won on issues that go across the board.
Let’s face it, us old hands at this game all know that their manifestos are not really worth the paper they are written on. Policies invariably change the day after the election and in times where coalition politics come into play, everybody blames everybody else.
Still, it filled the TV schedules on the cheap…