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Sam Smyth: War machines mobilised as nation awaits declaration

Sam Smyth

Published 29/01/2011 | 05:00

THIS weekend the foot soldiers of political parties will lob flash grenades at their rivals waiting for the phoney war to end and the declaration of the General Election on Tuesday.

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All leave for the envelope-stuffing infantry has been cancelled while they wait for opinions polls in Sunday newspapers that will set a benchmark for the first phase of their campaigns.

The party bosses will not be surprised by the results because they have been commissioning their own polls for months and have a general idea of the way the public is moving.

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