April 16, 2010
OK, so the first TV Prime Ministerial Debate has been and gone, with the opinion polls declaring my Leader Nick Clegg to have done best. I do think that the debate was great political television and that Nick Clegg was indeed the winner. Anyway, if you're in the mood for TV debates, here is a video of the Hendon Parliamentary Hustings organised by Hendon Muslim Forum a few weeks ago: http://vimeo.com/10744722. The three main candidates spoke and we covered many issues that will be of interest to JC readers, including Israel/Palestine. Do take a look and see what the three candidates, myself included, had to say.
I am adding a PS: during the debate, I referred to my grandfather having been a German Jew who was allowed to live at large as an enemy alien during the war. When I watched the video, I realised that it was not entirely clear that he had lived as an enemy alien at large during the war in Britain, rather than somewhere else - unless that is clear, it is possible for my remark on that to be take on a different meaning and be misunderstood.
Matthew Harris is the Lib Dem PPC for Hendon.
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