With the Queen agreeing to dissolve parliament, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown (right) announced a May 6 election date and England’s one-month campaign season is officially under way. Political science Professor Graham Wilson, author of “Only in America? American Politics in Comparative Perspective” (and a Brit himself), expects an exciting, unpredictable election.
“The economic events of the last two years and Gordon Brown’s personal unpopularity should have made this a cakewalk for the Conservatives. But they’ve so far failed to close the deal with voters and so the outcome is still wide open.”
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