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<I WONDER WHAT SORT OF MIND ALTERING DRUGS THIS COLUMNIST IS ON>

Britons turn out in force for history-making vote

<AND JUST WHAT IS HISTORY MAKING ABOUT THIS FARCE?>

AP - Friday, May 07, 2010 By Paisley Dodds and Danica Kirka.

In an electrifying race that could change the face of British politics, voters turned out in droves Thursday for an election that could return the party of rightwing icon Margaret Thatcher to power after a long stretch in the political wilderness.

<AN ELECTRIFYING RACE>

<GOING TO THE POLL STATION ONCE EVERY 4 YEARS TO PLACE AN  X ON A PIECE OF PAPER>  

Prime Minister Gordon Brown of the Labour Party was trailing in the polls against Conservative David Cameron, with Nick Clegg of the perennially third-placed Liberal Democrats gunning for a historic strong showing that could catapult his party into the ranks of the heavyweights.

<HISTORIC?>  

Initial results were to be beamed onto Big Ben's tower with a bar graph showing the colors of the main parties and what share of the vote they had won.

Polls point to a "hung Parliament," a rare situation for Britain in which no party wins the absolute majority of seats -- 326 out of 650 -- needed to rule effectively. That could trigger weeks of political uncertainty and undermine the country's chances of economic recovery.

The stakes are high: Under Brown, Britain's once high-flying economy, rooted in world-leading financial services, has run into hard times. The nation creaks under mountains of public debt and fears are rife that Greece's financial crisis could spread and infect the United Kingdom. That could unsettle global markets as well.

<YES, GREECE>   ;P

On the eve of the vote came a somber warning from the European Union: Britain's budget deficit is set to eclipse even that of Greece next year.

Turnout was expected to be higher than the 61 percent in 2005, suggesting keen interest in the campaign.

<SUGGESTING KEEN INTEREST>  ;P

More follows, but too boring to add…………………..

<ANYWAY,  IT MATTERS NOT. THERE IS NOT A WORKABLE MANIFESTO BETWEEN ALL OF THEM AND IT IS JUST BASED ON PERSONALITY AND MEDIA EXPOSURE. WHAT A WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY.>

>THE ONLY THING THAT IS SURE IS THAT THE APPALLING MANAGEMENT GETS PAID FOR BY THE PUBLIC.>   ;P



<THE ARTICLE TELLS US THAT THE PUBLIC DON’T WANT TO VOTE FOR CAMERON. HE IS TOO EDUCATED>     

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