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Do the Brits have a revolution on their hands?

Politics is a strange game......and probably more so in 2010 as voters are jaded and angry with their elected representatives.

Watching the electioneering unfold in the United Kingdom has been fascinating as a "new" candidate steals the limelight and poses a real threat to the died-in-the-wool established Labour and Conservative parties.

Anne Applebaum on Slate reports on the man everyone has his or her eyes on, Nick Clegg:

"Here is a riddle: What would the Tea Party movement look like if it were British, privately educated, and had once worked as a ski instructor in Austria?

Here is the answer: It would look like Nick Clegg, leader of the British Liberal Democrats—and possibly the beneficiary of the biggest British voters' revolution in decades. For those who don't follow these things, the Liberal Democrats are Britain's historically insignificant third party. In its current incarnation, the party dates from the late 1980s, back when the Labor Party was a near-Marxist monolith, the Tories were the party of Margaret Thatcher, and there was a lot of space in between."

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