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by Daphne Liddle

THE QUEEN’S speech this year became a preliminary skirmish in the battle for next year’s general election, with Gordon Brown’s proposed list of legislation more for show than expectation that he would have time to enact much of it; the Tories proclaiming their intention to tear up anything that is passed if they are elected and the Liberal Democrats declaring the whole process should have been abolished this year.

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A good result in Glasgow

LABOUR’S fortunes revived with the win in the Glasgow North East by-election last week. Labour increased its share of the vote to 60 per cent while the rival Scottish National Party came a poor second with 20 per cent of the poll.

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