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Final Leaders' Debate Highlights

The words and pictures that swung the debate

Sean O'Grady: All the candidates were economical with the truth

Judged by the brutal test of whether they made their numbers add up, all the leaders failed badly. Indeed, in this debate on economics, stats hardly got a look in between the soundbites, the "I met a..." anecdotes, and carefully rehearsed jibes.

Andrew Grice: Why politicians are still reluctant to mention the d-word

The problem is that voters want action to 'tackle the deficit' but not if it affects them directly.

Dominic Lawson: The curse of the Bullingdon Club

There are a number of ways in which Cameron seeks to distance himself from the interests of the middle class which is so much part of the identity of the party he leads

Leading article: Hurrah for democracy!

Who would have thought it? The most unexpected feature of this election campaign is not the sudden success of Nick Clegg. What has taken us all by surprise is that the campaign has become interesting. Mr Clegg's emergence as the star of the televised debates was not unforeseen. Indeed, it was predicted. What was not predicted was the extraordinary effect that this would have on the whole election.

Gordon Brown: My Credo

The Prime Minister gives his most revealing interview yet exclusively in <i>The Independent on Sunday</i>

Tories propose six-month limit for unelected PMs

Unelected prime ministers would be forced to hold a general election within six months of taking office, under proposals being announced by David Cameron today.

Steve Richards: Biggest game changer is that voters were engaged

The winner was Clegg, partly for being there... Crucially he seemed relevant

Leading article: An optimistic message that does not quite add up

The Conservative manifesto is convincing only in parts

Alan Watkins: Adonis left it too late for a Lib-Lab pact

Nick Clegg now regards himself as one of the big boys, not as a subordinate partner to Labour

Steve Richards: Labour have forgotten how to box clever on 'tax and spend'

Labour has fallen into a "tax and spend" trap for the first time since Gordon Brown took charge of the party's economic policy in 1992. The entrapment explains the widening of the Conservatives' lead and is, for Labour, extremely dangerous. The single issue of "tax and spend" determines the outcome of elections in Britain, often unfairly but always decisively.

Where the parties stand: Economy

Labour

Parents: Hold on to your purse strings

Passing on your wealth to your children before you die may seem like a good idea, but there are risks, warns Chiara Cavaglieri

Blue candidates show their true colours

In the first in a series of articles, Andrew Grice asks whether the Tories' first-time candidates live up to their leader's billing

Cameron's tax pledge leaves &pound;7bn hole in public finances

Conservative leader vows to halt Darling's planned National Insurance increase
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