Election 2010 Lookahead: Friday 23 April

The who, when and where of the campaign.

With another 15 days to go in this election campaign, here is what is happening today:

Labour

Recovering from last night's debate Gordon Brown will hold a press conference alongside Business Secretary Lord Mandelson and Deputy Labour Party leader and Equality Minister Harriet Harman in central London (9.45am). Labour candidate Sam Townend will debate with Charlotte Leslie (Conservative) and Paul Harrod (Liberal Democrat) in a City-centre debate for the three-way marginal constituency of Bristol North West at College Green, Bristol (12.30pm).

Conservatives

Conservative candidate Charlotte Leslie will take part in a debate with Sam Townend (Labour) and Paul Harrod (Liberal Democrat) for the three-way marginal constituency of Bristol North West at College Green, Bristol (12.30pm). David Cameron will face a grilling from Jeremy Paxman later on this evening (See below).

Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg returns to the campaign trail, visiting Newcastle Aviation Academy in Woolsington with Lib Dem candidate for Newcastle North Ron Beadle (11am) before heading south to meet staff at Morrison's supermarket on Albion Way in Norwich with Lib Dem candidate for Norwich South Simon Wright (2.30pm). Meanwhile, Liberal Democrat candidate Paul Harrod will debate with Sam Townend (Labour) and Charlotte Leslie (Conservative Party) in a City-centre debate for the three-way marginal constituency of Bristol North West at College Green, Bristol (12.30pm).

In The Media

BBC Radio 4's Today Programme included interviews with representatives of the BNP, UKIP, Green Party, SNP and Plaid Cymru following yesterday evening's televised election leaders' debate. Nihal's Asian Network Election Special (1pm) on BBC Asian Network will feature a panel of politicians from the three main parties: Ajmal Masroor (Liberal Democrats), Priti Patel (Conservative Party), and Transport Minister Sadiq Khan (Labour Party). David Cameron gets the Jeremy Paxman treatment tonight when he is grilled by the veteran political broadcaster for a BBC election special, Jeremy Paxman Interviews: David Cameron, (8.30pm).

Other parties

The BNP will reportedly launch its 2010 general election manifesto in Stoke-on-Trent today. Party leader Nick Griffin is currently standing for election in Barking on against Labour Party incumbent Margaret Hodge.

Away from the campaign

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The US intelligence leaks on the Manchester attack are part of a disturbing pattern

Even the United States' strongest allies cannot rely on this president or his administration to keep their secrets.

A special relationship, indeed. British intelligence services will stop sharing information with their American counterparts about the Manchester bombing after leaks persisted even after public rebukes from Amber Rudd (who called the leaks "irritating") and Michael Fallon (who branded them "disappointing").

In what must be a diplomatic first, Britain isn't even the first of the United States' allies to review its intelligence sharing protocols this week. The Israeli government have also "reviewed" their approach to intelligence sharing with Washington after Donald Trump first blabbed information about Isis to the Russian ambassador from a "close ally" of the United States and then told reporters, unprompted, that he had "never mentioned Israel" in the conversation.

Whether the Manchester leaks emanate from political officials appointed by Trump - many of whom tend to be, if you're feeling generous, cranks of the highest order - or discontent with Trump has caused a breakdown in discipline further down the chain, what's clear is that something is very rotten in the Trump administration.

Elsewhere, a transcript of Trump's call to the Philippine strongman Rodrigo Duterte in which the American president revealed that two nuclear submarines had been deployed off the coast of North Korea, has been widely leaked to the American press

It's all part of a clear and disturbing pattern, that even the United States' strongest allies in Tel Aviv and London cannot rely on this president or his administration to keep their secrets.

Stephen Bush is special correspondent at the New Statesman. His daily briefing, Morning Call, provides a quick and essential guide to British politics.

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