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Who says elections must be dull, worthy affairs? Three weeks before Brits go to the polls, the great pageant of British democracy was throwing off moments of offbeat hilarity that derailed the parties' ferocious message machines. The Conservatives have gained traction by pushing an annual limit on immigrants, which is why their Dorset South candidate Ed Matts released a photo of him and former Minister Ann Widdecombe holding posters reading controlled immigration, not chaos and inhumanity. Unfortunately, in the original, he was holding a photo of a family of Malawian refugees, and her poster said let them stay. He had to...

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