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It has been a good few weeks for British politics. So thrillingly unpredictable has the election become that by the time you read this the Lib Dem surge may have subsided and the Tories may be cruising to a comfortable victory. Yet I doubt it. The minor innovation of formal television debates between the party leaders has released a force that is turning what was meant to be an anti-political election into something potentially historic. The debates themselves—polite, well informed, rather technocratic—have (so…

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