Thursday, 29 April 2010

The secret diary of an election photographer - Day 24

The final debate day...

As usual on debate day, relatively quiet. Probably the best thing for the TV guys who had a big night last night. I've seen some of the photos from the karaoke bar - and they ain't pretty.

The event of the day was a trip to South Birmingham College where Nick answered questions from students. This was possibly the most combative questioning Nick has received all election - especially from 26 year old student Maya Black who questioned him about Lib Dem plans for training and paid internships for young people who cannot find work. I think it's safe to say that May wasn't happy with Nick's answer. What's key, said Nick, is that young people need to keep as busy as possible and be in contact with people in work so that they don't give up and slide into a lifetime of unemployment.

On the way out, one student looked quizzically at Nick and asked - "Aren't you Something Clegg?" "Yep," Nick replied, "I'm Something Clegg. I'm Nick".

In other news, Nick's campaign tour is now so popular that an extra campaign bus is going to be on the road to accommodate all the extra journalists from this weekend. One of the spaces on the bus is apparently being taken by the NME.

Oh, and Iron Man 2 is not worth seeing.

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