- The incumbent Prime Minister and leader of the Labour Party, Gordon Brown
- The leader of the Opposition and Conservative Party leader David Cameron
- The leader of the Liberal Democrats party, Nick Clegg
I thought all three party leaders seemed more aggresive and determined. The debate was definitely much more animated and intense than last week's debate.
I was surprised when they talked a bit about MPs expenses since they discussed that in the first debate and they really just repeated what they said last week.
At one point in tonight's debate, all three leaders were quibbling about Britain's relationship with America. Then when Mr Cameron and Mr Clegg started to banter back and forth, Gordon Brown stood there with a big grin on his face and then Brown told the audience: "They remind me of my two young boys squabbling at bathtime." Then he said, "'I am afraid David is anti-European, Nick is anti- American."
The immigration issue was discussed at length. Gordon Brown said (bragged more like) that there will be identity cards for foreigners coming into the UK.
I want to know how that is going to help. How do identity cards for foreign nationals make a difference to immigration? Gordon Brown is obsessed with ID cards!
Gordon Brown and David Cameron both disagreed with Nick Clegg about his plans for immigration amnesty. Brown said that the points system was working and Cameron said that we need to have a cap on people coming from outside the European Union for economic reasons.
Climate change and Environmental issues were also discussed. I was pleased to hear David Cameron say, "I've come out very strongly against the third runway at Heathrow. We should be going for high speed rail instead."
What did you think of the second debate?