Volatile general election campaign

Voting | 02 May 2010

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Opinionpanel's poll on student voting which reveals that 50% of students are planning to back the Lib Dems was mentioned in an article on volatile general election campaigning in The Observer.

The article starts:

A year ago, in his splendid room at the Foreign Office, David Miliband told a small group of friends that tumultuous and hugely unpredictable forces were about to be unleashed on British politics. "This is going to be truly massive," he said as he mulled the unfolding scandal over MPs' expenses.

Miliband's apocalyptic tone had echoes of that adopted eight years earlier by Jack Straw in the same office. As Straw watched television pictures of two planes smashing into the World Trade Centre on 11 September 2001, he had turned to Geoff Hoon, then the defence secretary, and said: "This is going to change the world."

Click here to read the full article on The Observer.

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