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Live Reporting

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

All times stated are UK

  1. That's it for today

    Thank you for following our live coverage.

    We'll be back tomorrow to bring updates of day 35 of the election campaign.

  2. Watch: Bartley - We'd have bailed out the climate if it was a bank

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    Video caption: General election 2019: 'If the climate was a bank we'd have bailed it out' says Bartley
  3. What's happening on Tuesday?

    Tomorrow is the penultimate day of the election campaign, and as ever we'll be bringing you the latest updates throughout the day.

    Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn, Nigel Farage, Jo Swinson and Nicola Sturgeon will all be out on the campaign trail.

    There will be two BBC debates in the evening – BBC Scotland will broadcast its Scotland Leaders debate live from Pacific Quay in Glasgow, while the leaders of the main parties in Northern Ireland take part in a debate in front of a studio audience.

  4. Conservatives accused of copying #ElectionActually video

    Labour candidate Dr Rosena Allin-Khan, who is standing in Tooting, has criticised the Conservatives for releasing a campaign video based on the same idea as hers, which she posted two weeks ago.

    Ms Allin-Khan had posted a spoof of a scene from the film Love Actually, when a character uses large, handwritten signs to get a message across to someone on the doorstep.

    (In the film, Andrew Lincoln's character is confessing his love to Keira Knightley, who is recently married to another man).

    Ms Allin-Khan's video went viral, being retweeted more than 8,000 times.

    Tonight, Boris Johnson's team produced their own version of the same scene but with the PM on the doorstep holding signs with his party's slogans, particularly on Brexit.

    Again, it's going viral on Twitter, with more than 2,000 retweets in the first hour it's been posted.

    Responding, Ms Allin-Khan tweeted: "I won't be retweeting it - but Boris Johnson has copied my #ElectionActually video.

    "Tanks. On. The. Lawn. Don't share his version in outrage - instead, share my original version."

    Several journalists have also been pointing out that the idea was done originally by Ms Allin-Khan.

  5. Brexit Party expels activists over racist remarks

    Close up of a Brexit Party rosette

    A councillor and party official were filmed making the comments on the election campaign trail.

    Read the full story here.

  6. Watch: Rayner tells Farage 'stop peddling hate'

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    Video caption: Argument between Farage and Rayner on Question Time
  7. A few more of Tuesday's papers...

    Following on from our earlier post, here are a few more of tomorrow's front pages:

    Front page of the Mirror
    Image caption: The Mirror says its front page from Monday - of the boy sleeping on a hospital floor - made the PM "squirm". The paper hopes Tuesday's edition will do the same
    Front page of the i
    Image caption: The i says the "hospital fracas" has "floored" the PM - but it chooses to lead on the deadly volcano eruption in New Zealand
    Front page of the Mail
    Image caption: The Mail leads on the prime minister's comments that the BBC's licence fee is outdated and could be scrapped
    Front page of the Times
    Image caption: The Times front page looks quite similar to the Mail's. It leads with the same image and story from New Zealand, while making a nod towards the PM's licence fee comments
    Front page of the Sun
    Image caption: Lord Sugar is calling on voters to support the Conservative Party, the Sun says - using a well-known soundbite from his reality TV show, the Apprentice, as it's headline
  8. Reaction to boy on hospital floor dominates Tuesday's papers

    It's that time of night when we can share a few of tomorrow's front pages with you. One story in particular is dominating the newspapers...

    Image caption: The Metro calls the situation a "war of words" which led to a backlash for Boris Johnson
    Front page of the Guardian
    Image caption: The Guardian claims Mr Johnson’s team tried to turn the story on to Labour by wrongly briefing that a Tory aide was punched outside the hospital by a left-wing activist
    Front page of the FT
    Image caption: The Financial Times describes the situation as the "first significant stumble" the PM has made - and it's come in the "final straight" of campaigning
    Front page of the Daily Telegraph
    Image caption: The Telegraph looks instead at a memo which says the chances of Labour forming a coalition government have been seriously underestimated
  9. Electioncast: (Not) so solid Crewe


    The latest episode of Electioncast has dropped - and it covers the events of today.

    With only three days left of campaigning, Boris Johnson is criticised for initially refusing to look at a picture of a sick boy who had to sleep on the floor of a Leeds hospital.

    And Adam heads to Crewe to chat to a group of undecided voters.

    Listen to the episode here.

  10. Watch: Scotland is losing out over Brexit

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    Video caption: The SNP say Scotland is losing out over Brexit
  11. Tonight's debate: The key points

    Question Time debate
    • Nigel Farage revealed he will spoil his ballot paper on Thursday. In his constituency, the Brexit Party - the party he leads - isn't standing. "Spoiling your ballot paper is a form of voting," he said, adding: "I would never stay at home."
    • Reform of the electoral system came up. The Green Party's Jonathan Bartley said the system was "broken", while Mr Farage and Labour's Angela Rayner agreed on something - that they both want to abolish the House of Lords. Jo Swinson said she'd love to have a system where people don't feel they need to vote tactically and can vote for who they believe in.
    • Brexit of course also featured. The Conservatives' Robert Jenrick refused to take any responsibility for the "mess" of Brexit over the last few years, while Labour's Ms Rayner did not say whether she would back Leave or Remain in any new referendum, saying she wants to see what deal her party negotiates. Jo Swinson was pushed on whether opposing Brexit and wanting another vote is undemocratic - but she said she was "not going to change my beliefs". Mr Farage accused the Lib Dems for breaking their word, after ex-leader Paddy Ashdown promised to respect the referendum result. And Plaid Cymru's Adam Price - whose party also wants another referendum - was asked what evidence he has that people in Wales have changed their mind. "The opinion polls show a shift," he said.
    • On climate change - a strong issue amongst young voters - the politicians discussed meat-eating. The Conservatives' Robert Jenrick says it's unlikely there would be state intervention to stop people from eating meat but the government had done a "huge amount" on climate change. Ms Swinson got a clap for saying to Mr Jenrick: "You literally abolished the department for climate change." And in one of the lighter moments, Emma Barnett takes a dig at the amount of nationalisation promised by Labour by asking Ms Rayner: "Would you nationalise sausages?"
    • In a quick-fire round, when the candidates were asked how they would bring back trust in politics, both the SNP's Humza Yousaf and the Greens' Mr Bartley said they liked Plaid Cymru's Adam Price's idea to "table a bill to make lying by politicians a criminal offence".
    • And there was an interesting moment on housing, when Emma Barnett asked the audience - made up of under-30s - how many of them owned their own house. A handful put their hands up. She then asked the panel the same question and they all raised their hands. All of them, except Adam Price who was 30, were in their 20s when they first bought a property. Mr Jenrick said he wouldn't apologise for having a career before politics - and for his wife earning money. He owned three homes by the age of 32.
    • And the SNP's Humza Yousaf, took aim at Mr Farage, who linked the problems with housing to population growth. Mr Yousaf called Mr Farage a "dog-whistler in chief" who is blaming "everything on immigrants". The discussion then moved on to Scottish independence, and Mr Yousaf said while it won't be "perfectly rosy", Scotland would be economically stable if it were to become an independent country.
  12. Kuenssberg: Johnson's bad day shows election not over

    Laura Kuenssberg

    BBC political editor

    Talking to voters around the country two big issues have had the elusive "cut through" in this campaign - the Tories promise to take us out of the EU at the end of next month and Labour's attack on their handling of the NHS.

    Of course, other subjects have been part of the conversation but those are the issues that have come up most often during the last few weeks when we've been travelling around the country.

    And in every election in recent history, the Labour Party has tried to sow doubts in voters' minds about whether or not the Tories can be trusted with the health service at all.

    That's why Boris Johnson's terrible day on the campaign trail today matters.

    Read more from Laura here.

  13. Tonight's debate wraps up

    BBC presenter Emma Barnett

    Emma Barnett thanks the panel and audience for coming - and that's it, the 90-minute debate is over.

    We've had questions on Brexit, housing, climate change and trust in politics - among other topics.

    If you missed it, you can catch up here.

    Emma is back on Friday, 13 December to discuss the election result.

  14. Watch: Will Farage vote Conservative?

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    Video caption: Brexit Party leader challenged on how he will vote in the general election.
  15. Scottish independence row is debate's final flourish

    Humza Yousaf and Jo Swinson

    In the final exchange of the debate, Jo Swinson calls on Humza Yousaf to have an "honesty" about Scottish independence.

    Mr Yousaf - whose SNP party is calling for indyref2 - says that although he knows it won't be "perfectly rosy", Scotland would be economically stable if it were to become an independent country.

    But Ms Swinson - whose Lib Dems party is against Scottish independence - says it's only fair to be honest that, if Scottish independence were to happen, it would be "a hit to the [Scottish] economy".

    She backs this up by pointing out that the Scottish deficit is higher than the rest of the UK.

  16. Yousaf: Farage is 'dog-whistler in chief'

    Humza Yousaf

    Humza Yousaf, representing the SNP, takes aim at the Brexit Party's Nigel Farage, who earlier linked the problems with housing to population growth.

    Mr Yousaf calls Mr Farage a "dog-whistler in chief" who is blaming "everything on immigrants".

    "Immigrants have contributed much more to this society than they have ever taken," says Mr Yousaf, which gets a clap from the audience.

    Back to the discussion on housing, he says: "One of the best things that we did was abolish the right to buy when it came to council houses."