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Cancel the election—except on Twitter

Scrap all the TV debates, party election broadcasts and photo-ops. If politicians only campaigned on Twitter, they'd find it much harder to lie

By Glenda Cooper   April 2010

It was George Bernard Shaw who put his finger on it; an election, he said was “a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood, a mudbath for every soul.” And that was from a man who never had to endure watching “Kinnock: The Movie.”

The weeks in the run-up to any general election are horrendous. The Today programme already appears to be on 24 hours a day. No simple trip to a shopping mall, no casual glance at a billboard, no emergency lifesaving operation is now free from the fear that a would-be MP—or their wife—will…

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