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Will the next PM have a mandate?

With all the talk of a hung parliament, minority governments, no clear majority, and the obvious fact that the next government is going to have to take some tough decisions on spending and taxation, we come to the question of mandate? Biographer of Tony Blair Anthony Seldon and historian and journalist Peter Hennessy, discuss what the government will need to do in order to carry forward a programme in difficult times.

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