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Live Reporting

By Francesca Gillett, Claire Heald, Alice Evans, Mary O'Connor and Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

  1. Politicians' comments reveal age divide in home ownership

    Sean Curran

    Parliamentary correspondent

    A very revealing illustration of how much has changed in the last 20 years or so as the politicians reveal when they bought their first property.

    The age divide in home ownership is one of the biggest challenges to the concept of a property-owning democracy popularised by Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative Party in the 1980s.

    You can read more about what each of the parties are doing for first-time buyers here.

  2. Watch: Jo Swinson outlines her Brexit policy

    Video content

    Video caption: Swinson: 'I want to stop Brexit'
  3. Each leader reveals when they climbed on property ladder

    The homeowners raise their hands...

    The panel

    Following an audience question about housing, host Emma Barnett asks how old each panel member was when they first bought a property.

    Here are the answers:

    • Labour’s shadow education secretary Angela Rayner: Late 20s
    • SNP and Scotland’s justice secretary Humza Yousaf: 27
    • Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson: 26
    • Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price: 30
    • Green Party leader Jonathan Bartley: 26
    • Brexit Party co-leader Nigel Farage: 22
    • Tories’ housing secretary Robert Jenrick: 25

    Mr Jenrick says he won't apologise for having a career before politics - and for his wife earning money - he owned three homes by the age of 32.

  4. What will you do to bring trust back into politics?

    Whole panel

    We've had a round of quick-fire answers from the politicians, thanks to a question via social media from someone who asked: "What will you do to bring trust back into politics?"

    Here are their responses:

    Plaid Cymru's Adam Price: We'll table a bill to make lying by politicians a criminal offence.

    Brexit Party's Nigel Farage: Reform the political system and abolish the House of Lords.

    Labour's Angela Rayner: I won't lie and i will call out the people that do.

    Tories' Robert Jenrick: We will deliver on the outcome of the referendum of 2016.

    Lib Dems' Jo Swinson: I'm going to stick with my principles of wanting to Remain whether popular or not.

    SNP's Humza Yousaf: We will fulfil the promises and mandates of the manifesto we stand on.

    Greens' Jonathan Bartley: Lift ceiling on fines that can be given by the Electoral Commission.

    Both Mr Yousaf and Mr Bartley also said they like the idea of "Adam's bill", mentioned already.

  5. Watch: Adam Price says Brexit will hurt Wales

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    Video caption: Plaid Cymru: Brexit 'will hurt Wales'
  6. Watch: Robert Jenrick says the Brexit deal is 'ready to go'

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    Video caption: 'We have a deal, it's ready to go'
  7. Context on Jenrick's police officer pledge

    Reality Check

    Conservative Robert Jenrick talks about the Conservatives' pledge to recruit 20,000 police officers

    But since 2010, police officer numbers in England and Wales have decreased by 20,500.

    Read more here.

  8. 'I agree with Adam'

    Sean Curran

    Parliamentary correspondent

    Shades of the first television debate in 2010 and “I agree with Nick” when Humza Yousef and Jonathan Bartley had a mini “I agree with Adam” moment over the Plaid Cymru leader’s plans for a law to make lying by politicians a criminal offence.

    In the leaders' debate in 2010, Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown repeatedly said he agreed with the Lib Dems leader Nick Clegg.

  9. Swinson draws in Ella Kissi-Debrah case

    Ella Kissi-Debrah
    Image caption: Ella Kissi-Debrah lived 25m from the South Circular Road in south London

    Still on the green theme, the Lib Dems' Jo Swinson says we all have some responsibility in making changes to our lives but that, "ultimately... the government has a job to do" to make it easier for people to make these changes.

    She refers to the death of Ella Kissi-Debrah, who died aged nine in 2013 after having seizures for three years.

    "She should have been studying for her GCSEs now," Ms Swinson says.

    "She died of polluted air... because of the poison that we're emitting."

    Ms Swinson says tackling climate change therefore "cannot wait" becuase it's already affecting people.

  10. Bartley: We can solve climate emergency and reverse austerity

    Green party leader Jonathan Bartley

    Jonathan Bartley, co-leader of the Greens, is asked about meat consumption.

    He's questioned over the criticism that being green can cost a lot more.

    "When I was born 40 something years ago," he starts - before host Emma Barnett prompts some laughter by interjecting, "48 wasn't it?"

    Since then, Mr Bartley says, we've had "the technological revolution" - but instead of getting "that Utopian vision" of working less hours and spending more time with families, there is now "rampant inequality and climate breakdown... and a mental health epidemic".

    "We can solve the climate emergency and reverse austerity if we're willing to make the right choices," he adds.

    "This green new deal that we're putting forward... that covers agriculture, meat, transport, energy, every sector of the economy. We put it forward at the time of the financial crisis. We should have done it 10, 12 years ago and if we had we wouldn't be in this fix with austerity."

  11. Farage's 'pastures absorb CO2' claim fact-checked

    Roger Harrabin

    BBC environment analyst

    A few minutes ago, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said stopping meat consumption was not an effective way to tackle climate change, because well-kept pastures for cows and sheep "absorb carbon dioxide".

    The BBC's environment analyst, Roger Harrabin, says Mr Farage is right to say well-kept pastures do indeed take up CO2 - "but there is a limit".

    He adds: "It’s impossible to ignore methane. Scientists say there is no other way to explain recent temperatures other than manmade CO2."

  12. Would you nationalise sausages?

    Angela Rayner

    In a lighter moment, Emma Barnett takes a dig at the amount of nationalisation the Labour Party has promised if it wins the election on Thursday.

    "Would you nationalise sausages?" the host asks Labour’s shadow education secretary, Angela Rayner.

    It's a firm no from Ms Rayner.

  13. Who introduced tuition fees?

    Reality Check

    Plaid Cymru's Adam Price said that tuition fees were a Labour policy.

    It's true that they were first introduced under Labour in 1998 and tripled from £1,000 to £3,000 from 2006.

    They were tripled again to £9,000 in England under the Coalition govt in 2011.

    England's tuition fees higher than most countries
  14. Should meat consumption be considered in green policies?

    Leaders' debate

    The third question comes from audience member Aiden Booth, who asks: "How can governments say they are serious about climate change without dealing with one of the biggest contributors, meat consumption?"

    Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage says well-kept pastures "absorb carbon dioxide" - so it's "factually wrong" to suggest we should all stop eating meat.

    When host Emma Barnett asks Mr Farage if he believes in climate change, he says he accepts the climate is warming but thinks the "science is never settled".

    Tories’ housing secretary Robert Jenrick says it's unlikely there would be state intervention to stop people from eating meat. He says the government has already done a "huge amount" to combat climate change - and that it would rather encourage people to do their bit rather than make people stop eating meat.

    Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson gets a round of applause as she says to Mr Jenrick: "You literally abolished the department for climate change."

  15. Labour have run out of things to say - Boris Johnson

    Boris Johnson

    Away from the debate, Boris Johnson is speaking at a rally in Gloucestershire this evening, where he says Labour were sending “flashmobs” to Conservative campaign events because “they’ve run out of things to say” and had turned to being disruptive.

    "We are not going to be disruptive are we?" the prime minister asks. "We are not going to be deterred from getting our message across.

    "We want to get on because we have three days to go until the most critical election of modern times."

    Johnson adds that now is the time “to put on our running shoes” to make the last sprint to the finishing line.

  16. Rayner and Farage clash over EU referendum poster

    Rayner and Farage

    Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley is quizzed on how he can stomach entering into a pact with other parties, such as the Lib Dems, who his party disagrees with on certain issues.

    "We're the least tribal party," says Mr Bartley. He says he will work with other parties where there is common ground even though "we don't agree with the Lib Dems on lots of things".

    The Greens have entered into an electoral pact with the Lib Dems (and Plaid Cymru in Wales) in some seats.

    Mr Bartley says the Greens have always supported the rights of migrants, and brings up the controversial so-called "breaking point" poster during the EU referendum which showed a long queue of migrants, not in the UK.

    In a bad-tempered exchange Angela Rayner accuses Nigel Farage of being a "disgrace" and "trying to dog-whistle racism" "peddling hate" and asks him to apologise for it. She points out that the picture was not of refugees trying to come into the UK.

    Mr Farage responds: "Amid your bile and prejudice you've made the point, they were not refugees".

    He brings up the allegations of anti-Semitsim in the Labour Party and says: "You want to wake up and smell the coffee."

  17. Old arguments are being rehearsed in this debate

    Sean Curran

    Parliamentary correspondent

    The outcome of this election will have a big impact on what happens next in the Brexit process, but the campaign hasn’t produced any new arguments.

    They’re all being rehearsed tonight in these bad tempered exchanges between the panel.