Jeremy Paxman gave David Cameron and Ed Miliband an intense and figurative grilling last night, in what was the first of four so-called pre-election ‘debates’.

Both leaders were put under severe pressure by the veteran presenter, who asked a series of hard-hitting questions.

On multiple occasions both Miliband and Cameron did what they could to avoid answering. Here’s a list of the occasions when they simply had no answer:

David Cameron

The deficit

Paxman:

How much money have you borrowed?

Cameron:

Well you’re going to tell me Jeremy presumably.

Paxman:

I am. It’s a mere 500 billion pounds.

Cameron:

That is a lot less than the previous government was borrowing.

Paxman:

No it isn’t, it’s more than the previous government.

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