The British election

The great unanswered question of British politics is: Why would anybody want to win an election in the United Kingdom this year? The national budget is heading for a 12 per cent deficit. The country is staggering under a massive load of debt and the bond sharks are circling.

Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 05/12/2010 12:00 am EDT

The great unanswered question of British politics is: Why would anybody want to win an election in the United Kingdom this year? The national budget is heading for a 12 per cent deficit. The country is staggering under a massive load of debt and the bond sharks are circling. The future for years to come will be a grim tale of unending tax rises and cuts to vital services like health and education.

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