UK witnesses televised battle of PM candidates

In the UK, the three main candidates battling to become the next Prime minister take part in a U.S.-political style televised debate.

This is the second time the incumbent PM Gordon Brown, Nick Clegg, from the Liberal Democrats, and David Cameron, from the Conservative Party have had the chance to exercise their eloquence ahead of the May elections.

Under the current labour government, Britain has sent troops to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, and has seen relations with Russia deteriorate over the murder four years ago of the former FSB officer, Alexander Litvinenko.

Jim Brann, peace activist, does not think that a change of leadership would change much in the country’s foreign policy- “the policy of being junior partner to the United States”.

However, Brann is confident that these relations with the United States are something that should be changed dramatically

“I think Britain should clearly not play the role under the wing of the US that it is now”, says Brann. “That has to change. Without that changing, very little else can change.”