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When Gordon Brown announced in resignation in 2010, it marked a period of confusion, but this time could be far worse. © Lefteris Pitarakis/AP/Press Association Images

Post-election British politics could be a little like tag wrestling. There are conventions and expectations about how the contest should be fought. But it is essentially a free-for-all with no order or pre-set timetable.

One party could still…

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