Final Rounds

It was a weird ending: five Tory heavyweights standing on a television game show set, an audience of fans laughing, clapping and cheering, a "Labour Witch" complete with a broom and black hat who roused party leader William Hague to a rowdy rant about Labour's unkept promises. It was Hague's final campaign speech for an election he's doomed to lose. But will he lose his job as party boss, too? "That's not an issue now," says Francis Maude, a senior conservative parliamentarian. "We're focused on the election fight."

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