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    • ussishkin
    • 06.05.10 | 12:50 (IDT)

    The fact is that Cameron went in with a 15% lead and has had that almost halved by the end of the election process. Naturally conservative, Cameron doesn't want the kind of change that Clegg and the Liberals clamour. And he'll push for a minority government which will be unable to govern with any endurance. He'll have minor policy legislation as a result will tamper with the financial woes of the country but not resolve them and become deeply unpopular as a result. Another election is thus likely next spring. On whether its good or bad for the Jewish state - even the Conservatives recognise a 2 state solution when they see one. And anyone who believes that Cameron as Prime Minister would overlook the Dubai assassination debacle and the abuse of UK passports is short-sighted. Outside our little conflict, most people - and their governments - are fed up with us. And we haven't quite captured that spirit or understood how much smaller the world has become since the days of Ben Gurion's "Umm Shmoom" when it took a week for news about the emerging Jewish state to reach newsreel theatres in the outside world. It's also smaller in the sense that its very inter-connected - everyone depends on everyone else, especially for trade, and we can't afford to abuse our trading partners and our friends.

    from the article: Britain goes to the polls for closest elections since 1992
    First published 11:05 06.05.10 | Last updated 11:05 06.05.10
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