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It was a novelty when Conservative leader David Cameron had to enlist Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg’s support to govern, but Britons may have to get used to minority government. EPA/Andy Rain

What Westminster can learn from minority government in Australia

The UK is poised for another minority government, this time possibly with a hung parliament. Australia's long experience of such arrangements offers lessons in how to manage minority government.
The UK general election could go either way. The one certainty is that the numbers of seats won won’t match the votes for each party. AAP/Newzulu/Stephen Chung

UK election prediction: this week’s result won’t reflect the voters’ will

This week the "mother of parliaments" faces a general election in the UK. The 'first past the post' electoral system means we can't predict the result with certainty, nor expect it to match the vote.
Labour may get less than they’re hoping for with their tax proposals. Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Manifesto Check: Labour’s tax plan may fail to raise revenue

Labour's manifesto promise of fairer taxes – re-introducing the 10p tax and raising the top rate for high earners – sounds good. But they may not see the benefits in reality.

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