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John Drennan: The great debate

Like marriage, when it comes to leaders' debates, two's perfect but three's a crowd, says John Drennan

Published 25/04/2010 | 05:00

The Tories and Labour have certainly found out the hard way that leadership debates are like the sort of marriage where after a menage a trois one and sometimes both of the original participants get hurt.

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It may not have been as seminal as Nixon versus Kennedy or Bertie versus Enda, but allowing Nick Clegg to take on the big two of Gordon Brown and David Cameron has certainly transformed the British political landscape.

In truth we should be less than surprised for all politics is closely related to soap opera and both of the lead males in Britain are hampered by serious dramatic flaws.

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