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Latest update : 2010-05-07

Conservatives lead but hung Parliament likely

The front pages of the British press reflect the general confusion of the results in yesterday’s UK election. While the Conservatives claim that Labour has lost its mandate, Gordon Brown clings on in hope of a coalition with the Liberal Democrats. FRIDAY, 6th MAY 2010

Articles in today’s British papers (some of the web links below may not reflect the print headlines):
 
“Brown digs in as Tories claim they have won right to govern”: The Guardian
 
“Destination Downing Street”: The Independent
 
“Hand me the keys to Number 10”: Daily Mail
 
“Cameron on the way as polls swing to Tories”: Daily Telegraph
 
“Thank Gord it’s all over”: Daily Star
 
“On a swing and a prayer”: Daily Mirror
 
“Bloodied but unbowed, battered Brown vows to cling on”: The Herald
 
“We’ll share power, Labour insists”: Times Online
 
“Northern Ireland First Minister loses seat”: Belfast Telegraph
 
Guardian cartoon “Oh s**t!”: The Guardian

“Brown’s rivals poised to trigger leadership race”: The Guardian
 
UKIP’s Nigel Farage in plane crash: The Times

By James CREEDON

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