There are two factors here. One I think Emily Maitlis didn't cut the mustard, the other is the five candidates are largely singing from the same hymn book, even if Rory Stewart is the odd one out.
From a social media POV, the C4 debate was all over my timeline, this one wasn't, except for the usual political tweeters.
I think you’re spot on here. The Channel 4 debate just worked. I’m not a fan of Krishnan normally but on the whole he held it together well.
Tonight felt too rushed - I hate how many interviewers (Maitlis is often guilty of this) think their job is to constantly interrupt. Sometimes a complex question calls for a nuanced answer rather than a yes/no soundbite. Yes, pull Boris up when he wanders off answering a completely different question to what was asked, but I’d learn a lot more about him if he was allowed to talk uninterrupted for a minute or so.
I love lamp