April 16, 2010

Clegg Shows Third Parties Matter

John Nichols, The Nation

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oes it matter when national debates are opened up to third-party contenders?

The news from Britain says "yes" -- emphatically.

Former Nation intern Nick Clegg, achieved political superstar status this week when, with a stunning performance in the first nationally-televised debate of Britain's 2010 election campaign, the leader of Britain's third party, the Liberal Democrats, trumped Prime Minister Gordon Brown of the ruling Labour Party and Conservative Party leader David Cameron.

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