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British election


Déjà vu in Britain on eve of election

Economic crisis, an ‘American style’ campaign, and even a third-party hopeful. It all seems so familiar. A veteran journalist recalls an early bout of personality politics in the U.K.


Why do we need to know about the British elections?

Bank bailouts. Deficit spending. The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The issues that have come to define the American political landscape in recent months are now playing out across the Atlantic, as voters in the U.K. prepare to choose their next government.


Meet the candidates for prime minister

One was a rowdy college student. Another played rugby. And a third drunkenly burned down a cactus farm. Each of the leaders of Britain’s three major parties has his fair share of quirks. And observers say the personalities of the leaders matter than ever before.

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