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Wednesday, 14 March, 2001, 17:20 GMT
The Westminster Hour
This page will be updated with analysis and reaction to the election result on Sunday, June 10 at 2200BST.
Week 4 - June 3
The Conservatives have used their toughest language yet about what they see as the threat to Britain if Tony Blair wins a second term in office on Thursday. William Hague has warned of the risk of a 'devastating blow to democracy' and talked, in a speech in London, about the chance that a Labour landslide would lead to dissent being suppressed. So are the Tories really saying that democracy could be in peril? Conservative chairman Michael Ancram is interviewed.
The future of farming is the forgotten issue. Foot-and-mouth was the reason why the election was delayed, but then the debate about the direction of agriculture in Britain stopped. David Grossman has been talking to the politicians and some of those who think that an opportunity has been wasted.
Week 3 - May 27
Green issues have shaken the Government. There was the furore over GM food, the fury over high petrol prices last autumn and the verbal left hook John Prescott got from a French minister over climate change. But the environment still does not seem to strike a chord with campaigning politicians. Why is that? David Grossman reports.
Week 2 - May 20
Plaid Cymru, the party of Wales, is optimistic about making real inroads into Labour's support, after their success in the elections for the National Assembly for Wales. They are offering left-wing policies, committed to redistribution of wealth, with the hope of winning over disillusioned Labour voters. But the party's dilemma is what to say about its long-term vision. Its manifesto calls for 'full national status' for Wales. But is that not just independence by another name? Hear Plaid Cymru's parliamentary leader at Westminster, Elfyn Llwyd, interviewed.
Week 1 - May 13
Tactical voting was a big factor at the general election in 1997, contributing to Labour's huge landslide win and the increased representation for the Liberal Democrats. But what impact will it have this time? There are moves to encourage Labour supporters in seats where they have no chance to opt instead for the Lib Dems -- but the party officially recoils from the idea. Is Labour in a tizz about tactical voting? Some Labour MPs say it is the best way to beat the Tories. Iain Watson has been talking to them.
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