Friday 23 April 'ethics election' agenda and comment

Friday 23 April 'ethics election' agenda and comment

10.00am Gordon Brown, Harriet Harman and Peter Mandelson hold press conference

10:00am David Cameron and Boris Johnson celebrate St George’s Day

11:00am Nick Clegg campaigns at Newcastle Aviation Academy

11:15am SNP and Plaid Cymru hold joint press conference in Westminster setting out opposition to the Trident nuclear missile system

12:00pm BNP launches manifesto in Stoke

2:00pm Communities secretary John Denham gives Salvation Army social justice lecture, Southampton

2:00pm David Cameron visits skills academy in London

2.30pm Nick Clegg in Norwich

Comment

There will be analysis of last night's leaders TV debate in Westminster today. But what may not be tackled is the extent to which the three parties are largely in agreement over a whole range of issues from Trident to Afghanistan. None for example offer policies which include getting rid of nuclear weapons altogether. This is a point that SNP and Plaid will seek to highlight today at their press conference. They were excluded from the TV debates, along with the Green Party.

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