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Telegraph (UK) | EUROPE|

PHOTO GALLERY: The silliest bits of the UK election

It’s all rather dramatic right now in Britain, with a new PM and sneaky deals going on behind closed doors. Instead, from egg throwing to costumed voters, The Telegraph’s havin’ a laff at the funniest election moments.

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What electoral reform could mean to Britain

Britain is seriously considering adopting a preferential voting system to avoid big messes like the one they’re currently swimming in. But just how different would the election result have been?

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Rundle’s UK: Brown resigns, a Labour/Lib-Dems union beckons

Gordon Brown has finally pulled out the Samson Option, offering his resignation to a packed media horde outside No.10 Downing Street early on Monday evening.

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Stephen Fry | EUROPE|

Stephen Fry: UK electoral reform and icecream sundaes

The people have voted for change” is bull, since there is no one single voice of Britain, says Stephen Fry. He gives his take on the UK election debacle with a bit of fudge and bananas thrown in.

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Telegraph (UK) | EUROPE|

Brown goes down

Gordon Brown has fallen on his sword, announcing he will stand down as Labour leader in a last-ditch attempt to keep David Cameron out of office and form a “Coalition of losers” with the Lib Dems.

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Quadrant | ECONOMY|

Putting debt through the spin cycle

In 18 months Kevin Rudd and co have managed to get our national debt to a whopping one fifth of a trillion dollars. Prepare to watch Wayne Swan spin out of control with this budget, writes John Izzard.

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UK election: Everyone’s a loser

The UK has no government, collective decision-making seems impossible, radically different agendas are being run, and the man in the street will be the loser.

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Tom Nairn: The Wonderland election, as revolution approaches

So the Great British General Election took place and voters woke up in Alice’s Wonderland. A disintegrating evolution has ended by setting the stage for a political revolution, writes Scottish Nationalist Tom Nairn.

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Crikey Blogs | EUROPE|

Cleggmania: Waiting for Goliath

Nick Clegg — likely very soon to be the kingmaker of David Cameron and the kingkiller of Gordon Brown — is also evidently the most culturally interested of the three. W H Chong examines his favourite music, books and plays.

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24 hours till polls open, people

A day out from the UK election: Brown has just given his best performance ever, Cameron says he’ll campaign through the night, and Clegg is looking as real as burning plastic.

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Crikey Blogs | EUROPE|

How the Sun rose over the UK

The UK Sun, Rupert’s red-top, has always been winningly subtle in its political support. Now its plastered its website with adoring photos of David “Iron man Cam” Cameron, writes W H Chong.

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The Guardian | EUROPE|

Gordon Brown: Get over yourself, Nick Clegg

In a pre-election op-ed for the Guardian, embattled British PM Gordon Brown: the Lib Dems’ Nick Clegg is dreaming if he thinks the Tories are interested in any sort of progressive alliance.

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The Guardian | EUROPE|

David Cameron has no soul

Clumsy Gordon Brown isn’t the greatest candidate for UK PM. But compared to David Cameron, a humanoid of “advanced alien technology”, he’s definitely preferable, writes Charlie Brooker.

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Rundle’s UK: The Scottish candidate who evolved from a species of shrimp …

The third and final UK leaders debate left little doubt that Cameron won it, with Clegg a decisive second and Broon the hat-trick wooden spooner.

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Tom Nairn: the Toad election

What the U.K. Election debate and its impact have pointed to is surely a need for revolution. The Great-British identity is now more shaky and imponderable than that of Australia or EU nations, writes Tom Nairn.

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Telegraph (UK) | EUROPE|

UK election debate III: Cameron steals the show

UK’s party leaders have had their third and final televised debate, and the pollsters are calling it a win to the Torie’s David Cameron. Check out all the least boring bits.

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Rundle’s UK: Brown gaffes to disaster

Gordon Brown has presided over a campaign featuring one disaster after another — but nothing comes to close to his latest effort, “Bigot-gate”.

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A victory for style over substance in the ALP

A Peek Frean has triumphed and holds the top political job in the nation, save the Department of Climate Change, and why Gordon Brown needs Mark Plunkett.

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The Guardian | EUROPE|

John Prescott: Brown’s “bigot” gaffe is a Murdoch beat-up

News that British PM Gordon Brown called a voter a “bigot” has exploded in the UK press. But it’s all just part of the Mudoch media’s attempt to decide the election, writes former Deputy PM John Prescott.

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Rundle’s UK: Leeds — the best and worst of new Labour

The Labour guy was good, he was too good, he gave his spiel like he’d done a thousand times before, the Tory kid sounded like he was presenting Q3 figures for the south-east regional health centre, and the Lib Dem, well she tried.

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Rundle’s UK: Nick ‘Jesus’ Clegg, Watford, and waffles

It’s bollocks that Nick Clegg is an Obama figure, even if he did hold his own in the debate.

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UK election debate II: Return of the Clegg-i

The second UK leaders debate has just wrapped up, and all eyes were on overnight success Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg. Could he pull off an encore of his debut performance? Judge for yourself, then check out what the early polls and pundits have to say.

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Time | COMPANIES|

How British Airways pulled a wet Willie

Infuriated British Airways CEO Willie Walsh, sick of waiting for clearance after the Iceland volcano, played a game of chicken and sent BA planes to Heathrow, daring the UK government to send them back. They chickened out.

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The Guardian | EUROPE|

Gordon Brown likes Glee? Bollocks!

Pollies have to show they’ve got their finger on the pulse, that they know what crappy reality TV show everyone is showing. But why do politicians claim to be fans of something they’re not? As the UK election is showing, it’s a mess when politics meets popular culture.

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Can the Liberal Democrats win the UK election?

The volatility of British voter sentiment combined with the underwhelming quality of its two major candidates for the prime ministership combined last Thursay to unleash “Cleggmania” upon the United Kingdom, writes Dr Aron Paul.

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