Thursday 22 April 'ethics election' agenda and comment

Thursday 22 April 'ethics election' agenda and comment

8.30am - Conservatives launch Armed Forces manifesto

9:00am - George Osborne visits Corus steelworks in Port Talbot

10:00am - Communities secretary John Denham and Olympics minister Tessa Jowell launch Labour's London local election campaign, Hammersmith.

10:00am - Plaid Cymru Westminster leader Elfyn Llwyd meets representatives of Royal Naval Association, British Legion, Llanelli Veterans Association, SSAFA, veterans, friends and families of serving soldiers in Afghanistan.

11:00am - Health secretary Andy Burnham, Conservative shadow secretary Andrew Lansley and Liberal Democrat health spokesman Norman Lamb participate in the '2010 Health Debate' on future direction of health policy. Jointly hosted by BMA, King's Fund, NHS Confederation and RCN.

11:00am Nick Clegg visits parent and toddler group in Bristol.

15:45pm Tory Party chairman Eric Pickles visits South Basildon & East Thurrock.

4:35pm - David Cameron, home secretary Alan Johnson and Liberal Democrat Lembit Opik questioned by children in a CBBC programme (BBC1).

5:00pm - Caroline Lucas gives lecture at Sussex University: 'Do good lives have to cost the Earth?'

20:00pm Second prime ministerial election debate between David Cameron, Gordon Brown and Nick Clegg live on Sky News.

Comment

Daily Telegraph, the Sun and the Daily Mail have all turned their fire on Nick Clegg today - the Independent has a more friendly front page story on the Liberal Democrat leader. Meanwhile the BBC's Ben Wright says while last week's debate was all about Mr Brown and Mr Cameron claiming common ground with Mr Clegg, tonight he expects the tone will shift to "We disagree with Nick".

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