Muted debate does little to rouse voters

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Politicians have a responsibility beyond mere victory. They have to make people believe in the process

Richard III buried amid pomp in Leicester

King’s burial criticised as reviving passion for medieval relics

Picture by Jon Super for The Financial Times newspaper. Pic for article by Matthew Engel. Picture shows Paul Maynard MP for Blackpool North & Cleveleys, Blackpool, England, Friday March 20, 2015. (Photo/Jon Super 07974 356-333)
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Blackpool: Between a rock and hard place

Downmarket drift hinders revival hopes in marginal constituency

Voters have all the answers after final prime minister’s questions

David Cameron responds for last time before poll

Cameron fails to heed lessons of history

First rule of preparing to become ex-PM is to keep shtum

Sports and politics often sit ill at ease

Results are rarely good when athletes and politicians swap sides

Not much meat — or beer — in chancellor’s speech

Osborne has eyes on May poll as he delivers his plan

Matthew Engel in Thurrock for UK News.Polly Billington. Labour Candidate, campaigning in Tilbury.

Ukip’s Tim Aker, the man who wasn’t there

Candidate elusive in seat rated party’s third most likely win

FT | Marginal Seats Jacob Rees-Mogg out canvassing in Midsomer Norton in his constituency North East Somerset. Mathew Engle visits the North East Somerset constituency to meet the conservative candidate Jacob Rees-Mogg and the Labour candidate Tod Foremann 28th February 2014 © Gareth Iwan Jones photographer.
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Rees-Mogg’s lead role in Midsomer drama

American lawyer stands against ultra-conservative sitting MP

McCoy to star in last Cheltenham festival

Dominant champion jockey will aim to bow out at the top

Wolverhampton grapples with legacy of Enoch Powell

Immigration still an issue in a city proud of its race relations

Sport must stop the tactic of faffing

Constant cheating, complaining and general messing around blight contests

Uphill slog for Greens in Norwich South

Lib Dems’ wafer-thin majority under assault on all sides but Labour tipped to win

Cricket’s one-day World Cup — all 6 weeks of it

Tournament is more Friday the 13th than St Valentine’s Day

Clegg’s broken promise still irks students

Lib Dems have to woo Cambridge’s churned electorate

Murray loses fight at Australian Open

Djokovic wins tournament for the fifth time

Parties fight it out in marginal seat

North Warwickshire constituency defines Middle England

Golf’s slow death in the Sky ghetto

The R&A will be voting for a slow death if it switches allegiance to the Murdoch network

The great leader born of a great crisis

Churchill embodied Britain’s escape from a fate worse than death

Death of the Page 3 girl

The Sun covers up after 44 years of topless models


Matthew Engel Matthew Engel has had a journalistic career of unusual variety, covering everything from terrorism to tiddlywinks. He has reported from 50 countries and seven continents, clocking up No. 7 in January 2012 when the FT sent him to the Antarctic.

For 12 years, he was editor of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. His latest book, 'Engel's England', came out in October 2014.

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