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Journalists continue to leave Fairfax … the UK papers’ election coverage … Mamamia does news …

Journalists continue to leave Fairfax … the UK papers’ election coverage … Mamamia does news …

The long list of journos leaving Fairfax continues, and the UK papers pull out all stops for their election editions. Plus more media tidbits.

Mixing sporting metaphors

Mixing sporting metaphors

Crikey readers have their say on the UK election and other issues of the day.

Why we should look at Kokoda, not Gallipoli

Why we should look at Kokoda, not Gallipoli

Crikey readers discuss nationalism and other issues of the day.

David Marr searches London for evidence of election

David Marr searches London for evidence of election

It ain't no CSI:UK election as The Guardian's primo journo hits the country's capital for a little forensic digging.

Canada’s lesson for Britain: voting systems matter

Canada’s lesson for Britain: voting systems matter

Britain votes this week on its voting system, but the news today is from Canada, where Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, after two terms of minority government, has won a majority.

Global worming, aka Mr Squiggly with bias

Global worming, aka Mr Squiggly with bias

Killjoy academics have struck. The worm, it seems, is positively undemocratic.

MacKerras: the conservative case for electoral reform across the Anglosphere

MacKerras: the conservative case for electoral reform across the Anglosphere

The Conservative Party got the better of the Liberal-Democrats in the negotiations for coalition government. And a new electoral reform agenda will likely go their way, too.

Coalition strains in the UK

Coalition strains in the UK

The coalition in the UK between Conservatives and Liberal Democrats struck Richard Farmer as mightily strange from the moment it was formed. It's like the Australian Democrats supporting the GST -- the party never recovered from that.

Rundle: faith, hope and clarity? Nah, it’s faith no more

Rundle: faith, hope and clarity? Nah, it’s faith no more

If there's a mood that's common to the UK and Australia at the moment, it's one of political bad faith, the desperate scramble for evidence to back up a case one has already decided.

Hung parliaments around the world

Hung parliaments around the world

Australia is in political limbo. To address the concerns Crikey takes a look at other hung parliaments around the world -- and the only previous federal one in Australia -- to see exactly how everyone else coped or is coping.