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    (Original post by internetguru)
    This is by no means a victory for any party. Yes Labour clearly has more votes than the others but they will now have to give away so much that they hold dear in order to form a majority government. I suppose they could be a minority government but not much would get passed (although by reading comments on these forums they didn't try to pass much anyway). I felt this was a poorly run election campaign by all parties showing their true detached mindset much like real political parties. It seemed to be more of a statuesque battle than one for real change and improvement.
    Well the outgoing government's majority has held firm. However given the nature of the result there is much to discuss for several parties.
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    (Original post by xXedixXx)
    His resignation was only called for because he called for david's resignation should Labour come second in the general election. No one called for his resignation out of their own head.
    For a start, I don't see this 'eye-for-an-eye' attitude as necessary, especially considering that this has already been a very good night for TSR Labour. Secondly, whilst the Tories were admittedly well organised and active in the last parliament and made great progress from their point of view politically if not electorally, Labour cannot say the same having headed a very disappointing government and failing to pass any legislation. Coming second despite the recent events in real life would have been the final nail in the coffin, and I think that in that circumstance calling for David's resignation would be justified.
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    I would like to say thank you to all those who supported me personally, I would not have gotten through it without you all
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    It's a pity those voting with RL intentions in mind didn't see this.
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    Cons - Libertarian - UKIP = 22
    Labour - Socialist = 21

    JPKC - 1
    Lib Dems - 5

    I hate to rain on the Labour parade but this is far from settled. Rakas could still be the next PM, and the Conservatives could still end up dominating the House.

    First of all, though coalitions are far from set in stone, the right-of-centre have more seats than the two left-of-centre parties - with the Lib Dems floating in the middle. The Lib Dems and Labour hardly look like natural lovers at the moment, whereas there is potential for collaboration between the LDs and Tories in a number of policy areas.

    Secondly, Labour and the Socialists both hold very poor attendance records for the Division Lobby. The Right, regardless of the Liberals, could govern in all but name (as had happened by the end of the last term).

    Whatever the case, I urge any proposed coalitions to firmly agree upon a workable agenda. We need a Coalition Agreement by the end of the week otherwise the House will return to festering inactivity.
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    (Original post by CLS94)
    For a start, I don't see this 'eye-for-an-eye' attitude as necessary, especially considering that this has already been a very good night for TSR Labour. Secondly, whilst the Tories were admittedly well organised and active in the last parliament and made great progress from their point of view politically if not electorally, Labour cannot say the same having headed a very disappointing government and failing to pass any legislation. Coming second despite the recent events in real life would have been the final nail in the coffin, and I think that in that circumstance calling for David's resignation would be justified.
    I believe that it is totally unwarranted for anyone to call for David's resignation, if you had of been following the VoNC thread you would of seen us explain repeatedly that none of this was David's fault. David took over and started to turn it around after we had to internally VoNC our previous leader. David was not the PM at the start of the term and I think he did a pretty good job towards the end of the last term and during the election.
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    Strangely, over the past few hours I have found myself warming to the Lib Dems, after them being my least favourite party a few days ago. Sharing the nerves of waiting for the election result may have something to do with it.

    So well done to the Lib Dems.

    And commiserations to the Tories, who have not only resoundingly lost the election, but have also become my least favourite party again (and I know they care even if they claim not to).
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    I would like to thank all the people who voted for me and feel humbled to have 4% of the vote. As my main aim is to try and form a TSR MRLP, I do not wish to be a part of any governing coalition.
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    (Original post by JPKC)
    Cons - Libertarian - UKIP = 22
    Labour - Socialist = 21

    JPKC - 1
    Lib Dems - 5

    I hate to rain on the Labour parade but this is far from settled. Rakas could still be the next PM, and the Conservatives could still end up dominating the House.

    First of all, though coalitions are far from set in stone, the right-of-centre have more seats than the two left-of-centre parties - with the Lib Dems floating in the middle. The Lib Dems and Labour hardly look like natural lovers at the moment, whereas there is potential for collaboration between the LDs and Tories in a number of policy areas.

    Secondly, Labour and the Socialists both hold very poor attendance records for the Division Lobby. The Right, regardless of the Liberals, could govern in all but name (as had happened by the end of the last term).

    Whatever the case, I urge any proposed coalitions to firmly agree upon a workable agenda. We need a Coalition Agreement by the end of the week otherwise the House will return to festering inactivity.
    Is this you still continuing to go on about how Morgsie is a proper right winger and is pulling the Lib Dems into the sharp rocks of conservatism?

    You need to get your facts right, I don't know why you see Morgsie and the Lib Dems as right wing but your rumours have got to stop.
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    Congratulations to all the parties. Commiserations, Rakas - I thought you ran a very strong campaign. Your % also rose, which is still a good achievement. Can't help but feel you were hit by the effect of RL politics, sadly.
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    (Original post by JPKC)
    Cons - Libertarian - UKIP = 22
    Labour - Socialist = 21

    JPKC - 1
    Lib Dems - 5

    I hate to rain on the Labour parade but this is far from settled. Rakas could still be the next PM, and the Conservatives could still end up dominating the House.

    First of all, though coalitions are far from set in stone, the right-of-centre have more seats than the two left-of-centre parties - with the Lib Dems floating in the middle. The Lib Dems and Labour hardly look like natural lovers at the moment, whereas there is potential for collaboration between the LDs and Tories in a number of policy areas.

    Secondly, Labour and the Socialists both hold very poor attendance records for the Division Lobby. The Right, regardless of the Liberals, could govern in all but name (as had happened by the end of the last term).

    Whatever the case, I urge any proposed coalitions to firmly agree upon a workable agenda. We need a Coalition Agreement by the end of the week otherwise the House will return to festering inactivity.
    UKIP aren't necessarily with the Libs and Conservatives here though, they are much more central than in real life. No guarantee any of those other partnerships would work either, or that the Lib Dems couldn't get involved. As always it's still up in the air, but Labour has a clear advantage due to the fact they have those crucial four seats more.
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    Only just noticed the number of 'TSR politics' signatures with real life political figures and issues being used to gain votes.

    You're all dicks.
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    (Original post by JPKC)
    Cons - Libertarian - UKIP = 22
    Labour - Socialist = 21

    JPKC - 1
    Lib Dems - 5

    I hate to rain on the Labour parade but this is far from settled. Rakas could still be the next PM, and the Conservatives could still end up dominating the House.

    First of all, though coalitions are far from set in stone, the right-of-centre have more seats than the two left-of-centre parties - with the Lib Dems floating in the middle. The Lib Dems and Labour hardly look like natural lovers at the moment, whereas there is potential for collaboration between the LDs and Tories in a number of policy areas.

    Secondly, Labour and the Socialists both hold very poor attendance records for the Division Lobby. The Right, regardless of the Liberals, could govern in all but name (as had happened by the end of the last term).

    Whatever the case, I urge any proposed coalitions to firmly agree upon a workable agenda. We need a Coalition Agreement by the end of the week otherwise the House will return to festering inactivity.
    Socialists rarely, if ever, form coalitions. UKIP is considering all options at the moment and should any party leader PM myself, then I will put any coalition agreement to the party.
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    There are some really immature people on here. I rate parties on their ability to turn out good bills and debate, not how many votes they can get.

    And I shall make new opinions I'm sure in the next 6 months
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    More Libertarian MPs ftw. :awesome: :woo:
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    (Original post by cambo211)
    Only just noticed the number of 'TSR politics' signatures with real life political figures and issues being used to gain votes.

    You're all dicks.
    + 1, that goes to everyone who did it regardless of which party you're in imo.
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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    I would like to thank all the people who voted for me and feel humbled to have 4% of the vote. As my main aim is to try and form a TSR MRLP, I do not wish to be a part of any governing coalition.
    Congratulations. You've got a seat which is an advantage for party formation as you're able to shape the House more than having no seats.
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    (Original post by MacCuishy)
    There are some really immature people on here. I rate parties on their ability to turn out good bills and debate, not how many votes they can get.

    And I shall make new opinions I'm sure in the next 6 months
    Well done, incidentally. My prediction wasn't great apart from correctly predicting a strong Libertarian showing. I knew you guys would do well.
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    (Original post by TheCrackInTime)
    More Libertarian MPs ftw. :awesome: :woo:
    Surely the deputy speaker should be impartial.
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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    I would like to thank all the people who voted for me and feel humbled to have 4% of the vote. As my main aim is to try and form a TSR MRLP, I do not wish to be a part of any governing coalition.
    Taking off my politicians hat, please, please agree to go into a coalition with anybody as long as they bring in a 99p coin.

    That would honestly be the greatest achievement of any singular politician for a long time :P

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