UK Prime minister’s party faces worst electoral defeat in 40 years

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UK Prime minister Gordon Brown suffered a severe electoral defeat, his party only obtaining 24% of votes behind the Liberal Democrats (25%) and the Conservative Party (44%) according to The Guardian. Labour’s deputy leader, Harriet Harman, admitted that the results were very disappointing for her, and Mr. Brown’s, party. She partly blamed the defeat on the soaring food and fuel prices : People are concerned about food prices and increases in fuel bills and there are worries about financial instability. We have got to really recognise these concerns and do everything we can to protect people from the economic problems that are out there,” she said. (The Guardian)

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