Ladbrokes make Farage favourite for new TV debate format

We won’t actually have any real odds available just yet, but if the seven party leaders all turned up, we think the betting would be something like that.

I suppose there must be some doubt as to whether Wood for PC or Sturgeon for the SNP would be their party’s representatives. I imagine Sturgeon would do very well, although I’m not sure whether many English viewers will declare her the winner. In my opinion, it will be much more difficult for Clegg, Cameron and Miliband to make an impact in this sort of contest.

If these go ahead (let’s hope so), we’ll settle the “winner” as whoever comes top in the first post-debate YouGov poll, where they tend to ask respondents who they thought won the debate, or something similar.

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