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Won't somebody please try to win this election?

Labour and the Tories are going to take as much of the vote as they have at any election since the 1980s. And yet they seem resigned to a hung parliament

11 April 2015

9:00 AM

11 April 2015

9:00 AM

The age of two-party politics is over: we know that because everyone keeps saying so. We are entering an era of coalitions, apparently, where compromise is king and a wider variety of views will be represented in parliament. These barely comprehensible seven-way television debates are the future, we are assured, and decisive general election results a thing of the past.

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