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Is your vote truly free?

You might be swayed by the height of a politician as much as by the promises they make

By Julian Baggini  

Daniel Kawczynski is parliament's tallest ever MP, so does that make him its most electable? © IAN NICHOLSON/PA Archive/Press Association Images

On Thursday the nation decides. Each one of us will be free to choose how or whether to vote. But if you’ve been paying any attention at all to the findings of modern psychology, you might doubt whether your vote is truly free at all.

There is a mass…

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