Backstory: The UK Elections

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British voters will head to polls next week to decide whether Prime Minister Gordon Brown will be replaced. On this edition of Backstory, Alex Barker, political correspondent for the Financial Times, and John Burns, London bureau chief for the New York Times, explains what the major issues have been in this year’s campaign, what the impact of the first televised debate has been, and why the third-party Liberal Democrats have been making a comeback in the polls.