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Status anxiety

Is this election a Champions League game? Or Millwall vs Brighton?

I expect victory to go to the side that makes the fewest mistakes. And I reckon that’s my one

11 April 2015

9:00 AM

11 April 2015

9:00 AM

I’ve been trying to think of a good football analogy to describe the battle between the two main parties as the general election approaches. One suggestion is the second leg of a Champions League game, with the Conservatives having won the first leg by one goal to nil. If we assume that the Tories are playing at home, that means Labour have to score two goals to win, whereas all the Tories have to do is not concede.

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