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Surprise new enemy leaves election battle in disarray

George Jones

Published 20/04/2010 | 05:00

Mr Clegg's success is the political equivalent of the volcanic ash cloud that has closed the skies -- a totally unexpected phenomenon

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Gordon Brown made a joke about short-lived political honeymoons. David Cameron took off his jacket and dropped a political broadcast attacking Labour to make a personal plea for voters to avoid a hung parliament.

The leaders of Britain's two main parties spent the day scrabbling to rewrite their general election plans as Nick Clegg, the telegenic Liberal Democrat leader, continued his spectacular surge in the polls.

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