After three remarkable party conferences and with the Comprehensive Spending Review, a referendum on a new voting system for the Westminster Parliament and elections to the devolved administrations important for all UK political parties in the coming months, Andrew Rawnsley looks at how the main UK parties are positioning themselves in unchartered political waters. He looks at the language and labels of the much-vaunted "new politics". He also discovers what voters in the West Midlands think of the political cross-dressing the parties have indulged in since the general election. And in discussion with former Conservative cabinet minister, Peter Lilley; just-appointed Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, Douglas Alexander; and the Liberal Democrat deputy leader, Simon Hughes, he explores what is really new in the new politics.

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