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Some very interesting results about voter attitudes to the war in Afghanistan from last night’s ComRes poll for the Independent. It comes ahead of tomorrow’s prime ministerial TV debate on Foreign Policy.
Highlights of the poll:
- 70 per cent of voters feel they aren’t being offered any real choice on policies with regard to Afghanistan.
- Half don’t understand why Britain is still there
- Almost three quarters (72 per cent) believe the war is unwinnable.
- A third disagree that that the war will have little influence on the way they vote – including a higher proportion of young voters.
10:00am Social Democratic and Labour Party launches manifesto, West Belfast
10:00am Martin Bell introduces 46 independent candidates endorsed by the Independent Network at The Frontline Club, London
10:35 Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling visits Wales, focus on crime.
11:40a, SNP leader Alex Salmond addresses Scottish Trades Union annual congress in Dundee.
11:45am David Cameron meets students at college in Cornwall
12:45am Nick Clegg on Radio 1's Newsbeat
1.00pm Nick Clegg in special election call edition of Radio 4's The World At One
2:15pm Alistair Darling, George Osborne and Vince Cable on Daily Politics debate (BBC2).
2:30pm David Cameron makes campaign speech in Devon.
2:30pm Nick Clegg meets pupils at primary school in Redruth in Cornwall
7:00pm Ed Miliband, Greg Clark and Simon Hughes participate in climate change and energy debate hosted by Guardian.
7:00pm Stop Climate Chaos holds a hustings in Solihull
8:00pm David Cameron and Nick Clegg take questions from first time voters on BBC Three.
Telegraph journalist Tim Walker has had a swipe at Nick Clegg over religion in an article entitled: 'Atheist Nick Clegg discovers religion in time for polling day'.
It concerns a piece that the Lib Dem leader has written for the Church of England Newspaper. The Telegraph suggests "Nick Clegg appears to have undergone a rapid conversion" on the basis that, despite not believing in God "he claims that Christian values are 'central' to his policies".
Just had a lovely message from Peter Tatchell who is supporting the Hang 'Em campaign for a balanced parliament. In it he points out that representative government is a human rights issue, and suggests that a hung parliament is the best chance of achieving it.