April 16: The debate on the debate

The Liberal Democrats could see a five-point jump in the polls, according to their former leader, Paddy Ashdown, after Nick Clegg, the party’s leader, was widely judged to have won the first ever televised leaders’ debate in the UK. Robert Shrimsley, editor of, and Sarah Neville, UK news editor, talk to Daniel Garrahan about whether the debate will make a big difference to the Liberal Democrats' chances and whether the debate was a worthwhile excercise.