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European voices in UK politics

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Putting up a mirror to ourselves is always revealing, of beauty and blemishes.

In this feature Europe news editor Hugh Williamson interviews continental Europeans active in UK politics to gain a different perspective.

Would a hung parliament be such a bad thing? Perhaps coalition politics would bring better policy making?

What about the coming of Twitter, Facebook and soon the TV debates: are the media and internet playing too big a role?

And why are the British so ready to open their doors to canvassers and tell them their party preferences, when few voters in other European countries would dream of doing so.?

Perhaps most brightly, the campaigners say the difference they represent - their foreignness – is hardly an issue for voters.

Immigration may become a difficult election theme, putting these snapshots into context, but times are clearly changing.

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