Scotland Decides ’14: Salmond strikes back in TV debate, but will it be a game changer?

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    When Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling lined up for the first TV debate on August 5, Darling came out the surprise winner for the Better Together campaign. Few would disagree that the positions were reversed in the second debate between the two men. According to a Guardian/ICM exit poll, 71% thought Salmond came out on top.

    Darling made many of the same arguments, and some new good points along the way, but most of the punches seemed not to connect. We asked our panel what went wrong for him, and how might that impact upon the campaign.

    Period26 Aug 2014

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