How did you score the candidates on last night’s #EP14 debate…

So, the UTV debate last night. If you haven’t watch it, do. It’s not pleasant, but it’s very instructive on the shockingly poor quality of the main party candidates (see Ronan Mullen from the RTE PrimeTime debate, h/t Suzanne, for comparison).

The format is not kind to any one wanting to push out anything more than a populist soundbite.

Will it make any difference? Sadly, I doubt it. Electorates across Europe are more likely to settle local and national scores rather than looking at the record of any of the sitting members.

So how did you score it?

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty

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