Unionists face new scenario in hung parliament

The Liberal Democrats’ sudden emergence as a major factor in the British election has changed the nature of the North’s priorities, writes Brian Feeney in Belfast

24th April, 2010

Regardless of who won in the debate between the British party leaders last Thursday, the outcome points to one clear conclusion: there will be a hung parliament in Britain.

Most polls show that Liberal Democrats leader Nick Clegg held his own and did not lose the advantage he gained after the first debate. Those polls also show Gordon Brown’s Labour Party either in third place or on level-pegging with the Liberals.

However, the...

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