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Lammy – change we can believe in?

By Tom Nuttall  

The hub of a British revolution?

The office of President of the United States, with its potent combination of symbolic and executive power, has no real equivalent in the United Kingdom, which is one reason why the question of whether there could be a British Barack Obama feels slightly beside the point. Another is that we don’t, at least constitutionally, directly elect our prime ministers.

Interestingly, however, the most powerful directly elected post in Britain – the mayoralty of London -…

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