Will you be tuning in to the pre-General Election TV debate?

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Battlelines have been drawn for the only major TV debate of the election campaign, when seven party leaders will go head-to-head in a two-hour marathon.

Tory leader David Cameron, Labour’s Ed Miliband and Lib Dem Nick Clegg will share a platform with Ukip’s Nigel Farage, SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon, the Green Party’s Natalie Bennett and Plaid Cymru’s Leanne Wood.

Strict rules have been released by ITV for Thursday’s event starting at 8pm, which spell out who will speak when, and for how long, with host Julie Etchingham trying to keep order.

Seven leaders will be asked four questions during the two hour debate.

If you could pose just one question what would you like to ask and to whom?  Will you be tuning in?  Will the outcome of the debate influence your vote?

Will you be tuning in to the pre-General Election TV debate?

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SovereignInventory
8th Apr 2015
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Interesting to see Miliband promising to stop non-doms avoiding their tax payments to the UK. I thought there would only be a small number of wealthy people involved, however there are apparently 116,000. Currently they only have to pay a one off fee of £30k if they have lived here 7 of the last 10 years, £90k if its 17 of the last 20. I am no fan of Miliband, however this seems to be following on from Cameron's statement of 'we're all in this together'. Just remember, Cameron stated that this 'austerity' is permanent and we'll all have to make more with less.
Ann Robinson
3rd Apr 2015
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Previously voted Labour, but after what they and the bankers did to the economy they can't be trusted. We have the strongest economy in the EU now we can't throw it away.
Sheebasmum50
2nd Apr 2015
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I have been following the goings on and I believe that David Cameron should get the next 5 years as PM because people are only looking through blinkers. Overall I would be happy to live here. It is possibly the local councils which need the overhaul.
peterk
2nd Apr 2015
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I would ask David Cameron why he says that we are all in it together and then hammers everyone on low incomes whilst protecting his rich friends. If this is his attitude to fairness in society then the sooner he's gone, the better.
SPT
2nd Apr 2015
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The question I would like to ask them is " Can you think of any other way of persuading people to vote for you - including election campaigning - other than to make promises you have know way of knowing you can keep and putting everyone else down ? " I for one won't be watching. Deeds rather than words matter to me.
cereal
2nd Apr 2015
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It will be interesting to see if for once the main three can answer questions directly without putting on lots of spin.
Wilf
1st Apr 2015
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I think its going to be a right old bit of theatre! I want to know if Labour & SNP will work together. If they do all the pundits are saying the economy will become a disaster. Milliband is saying they will not have an alliance but a partnership...what does that mean?? Who knows with politicians!
Erimus Exile
2nd Apr 2015
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Milliband is being deliberately evasive with the way he is answering that question, his desire for power will over-ride the interests of the UK and endanger the Union because the SNP will ensure that they glean benefits far beyond what they already have. The whole SNP agenda is focused on one objective - independence for Scotland, regardless of costs to all members of the UK and Northern Ireland including Scotland. Miliband is a fool if he thinks he can control SNP ambitions. Negative voting by the SNP, or it's threat, will cause havoc.
Archiebald
1st Apr 2015
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It will be really interesting and I suspect that if any major faults are made by any of the leaders they will have a real problem. Its high stakes poker by them all. No wonder David Cameron is worried as he has the most to loose it it goes badly wrong for him. I think Nicola Sturgeon and Mr Farage will both give everyone a very tough time and Farage in particular wsill be banging on about the Tories failing on immigration quotas.
Erimus Exile
2nd Apr 2015
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Nigel Farage has stated that he will attack all parties for an acknowledgement that the UK has no chance of ever achieving the electorate's desired levels of immigration whilst we are in the EU.
SovereignInventory
1st Apr 2015
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I hope Jeremy Paxman turns up and gives them all a grilling.
Baxi
1st Apr 2015
4
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Can't wait - I hope there will be some lively discussion!
Bazeley
1st Apr 2015
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I expect I will watch it as long as it's well balanced and well managed. My question would be around future coalitions - given there is unlikely to be an outright majority win who would each leader work with and why? I'd like to see them answer that face-to-face!
Jo Kingham
1st Apr 2015
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Yes I will watch it. I'm not sure what question I'd ask there are so many, immigration, benefits reform, economic recovery plans... the list is endless. Hopefully just some of these will be addressed
elizabeth123
1st Apr 2015
3
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I don't want hear promises made which will never be used.

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