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Who do you think will be the next Prime Minister?

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  • View Poll Results: Who do you think will be the next Prime Minister of the UK?
    Boris Johnson (Tory)
    31
    27.93%
    George Osborne (Tory)
    3
    2.70%
    Michael Gove (Tory)
    2
    1.80%
    Daniel Hannan (Tory)
    3
    2.70%
    Other (Tory)
    7
    6.31%
    Ed Miliband (Labour)
    39
    35.14%
    Yvette Cooper (Labour)
    5
    4.50%
    Chuka Umunna (Labour)
    4
    3.60%
    David Miliband (Labour)
    14
    12.61%
    Other (Labour)
    3
    2.70%

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    If the local election results are anything to go by and nothing changes, Ed Milliband will be the next PM.
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    (Original post by Ben Butler)
    If the local election results are anything to go by and nothing changes, Ed Milliband will be the next PM.
    Historically, Local elections are a poor indicator. Blair's Labour and Thatcher's tories both got regularly slammed in Local elections mid-term, only to go on and win the next election.
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    No way in hell will Ed Miliband ever be Prime Minister. 100% guaranteed that when the election comes around Labour will be beaten worse than 2010.

    As I always say, just look at Scotland last year... You'll have the opposition (apparently) winning over the government of the day but when the election comes they have nothing to offer and end up just saying "We'll do what this government is doing but in a FAIR way". Yes, that was punted at the SNP too.
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    If Ed is Labour leader going into 2015, he will win. It's very difficult for the electorate to get behind the Tories, because they are responsible for some very severe cuts that everybody is feeling the brunt of (except millionaires). The Lib Dems are perceived as selling out, so they've lost any chance of holding the balance of power.

    I don't see the economy improving; we're in a double-dip recession and continue to impose austerity measures. The Tories are buggering up public sector pensions, which will largely lose that vote, and Gove is a lunatic doing the Coalition a disservice.

    Saying that, if the Coalition does successfully reform the HoL and pass gay marriage, the Tories win the moderate social libs vote, taking the centre ground and putting them in good stead.

    But yeah, I foresee Ed being next PM, much to my disappointment I would add. That is unless the Coalition breaks down prematurely.
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    (Original post by Unsworth)
    Nigel Farage would be great I think, someone who has experienced the 'real' world and ran his own business, which is vital practice for running the biggest business in the country - the UK.

    People like Cameron have gone straight from education into jobs in research departments for their respective party, something I think which can't be as beneficial as the experience of running/working in a big business.
    Further spending in the military?
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    (Original post by That Bearded Man)
    Further spending in the military?
    Some of their policies such as that are definitely questionable, but as a person he seems like he would be a much better leader than Cameron, Clegg or Milliband.
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    (Original post by Unsworth)
    Some of their policies such as that are definitely questionable, but as a person he seems like he would be a much better leader than Cameron, Clegg or Milliband.
    True, however there is something slimy about him
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    Either Boris Johnson or Ed Miliband
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    David Miliband will make a glorious return to the Labour Party in 2014 and will lead them into the 2015 general election. Labour, however, perform markedly worse than pre-election polls suggested they would, and they are forced into a shaky coalition with the Liberal Democrats who also took a beating in the election. David Cameron steps down as leader of the Conservatives, and Boris Johnson is elected as their new leader a month later. Growing public anger at having to endure another five years of coalition politics as well as a downturn in economic growth puts David Miliband under huge pressure to call another general election. The PM eventually caves in, and an election is called in August. Boris Johnson's revitalised Conservatives win by a landslide only months after their initial drubbing.

    The policies of Johnson's government are far more conservative than predicted, which leads to the Labour merging with the increasingly popular Respect and electing George Galloway as their new leader. Galloway's election as leader marks an enormous swing to the left for Labour, and leads to them seeking to forge better ties with China, Cuba, North Korea and Greece, which has, by then, fallen into the hands of a Communist dictator.

    Boris Johnson's decision to sell off the public landmarks like Big Ben increases public anger towards his administration, and culminates in George Galloway marching from Bradford to Westminster with an army of Muslim Socialists and overthrowing the government. Johnson is caught trying to flee Britain into Alex Salmond's independent Scotland on a Boris Bike, but is caught by Galloway's Muslim Socialist army before he reaches the border. Galloway installs himself as eternal president, throws King Charles and the rest of the royals out of Buckingham Palace and puts minarets on it. But it doesn't matter because the United States and Israel nuke Iran and everyone dies of radiation poisoning and Aids.
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    (Original post by Addzter)
    David Miliband will make a glorious return to the Labour Party in 2014 and will lead them into the 2015 general election. Labour, however, perform markedly worse than pre-election polls suggested they would, and they are forced into a shaky coalition with the Liberal Democrats who also took a beating in the election. David Cameron steps down as leader of the Conservatives, and Boris Johnson is elected as their new leader a month later. Growing public anger at having to endure another five years of coalition politics as well as a downturn in economic growth puts David Miliband under huge pressure to call another general election. The PM eventually caves in, and an election is called in August. Boris Johnson's revitalised Conservatives win by a landslide only months after their initial drubbing.

    The policies of Johnson's government are far more conservative than predicted, which leads to the Labour merging with the increasingly popular Respect and electing George Galloway as their new leader. Galloway's election as leader marks an enormous swing to the left for Labour, and leads to them seeking to forge better ties with China, Cuba, North Korea and Greece, which has, by then, fallen into the hands of a Communist dictator.

    Boris Johnson's decision to sell off the public landmarks like Big Ben increases public anger towards his administration, and culminates in George Galloway marching from Bradford to Westminster with an army of Muslim Socialists and overthrowing the government. Johnson is caught trying to flee Britain into Alex Salmond's independent Scotland on a Boris Bike, but is caught by Galloway's Muslim Socialist army before he reaches the border. Galloway installs himself as eternal president, throws King Charles and the rest of the royals out of Buckingham Palace and puts minarets on it. But it doesn't matter because the United States and Israel nuke Iran and everyone dies of radiation poisoning and Aids.
    If someone as conservative as the man in your DP could win the next election here I'd be very pleased... sadly not likely.
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    (Original post by ScheduleII)
    If someone as conservative as the man in your DP could win the next election here I'd be very pleased... sadly not likely.
    I know, right?
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    We Want GORDON BROWN Back !!!!
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    I will! And in doing so, I will install the Greater Eternal Reich! Heil Chancellor! Heil! :fuhrer:
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    Ed Miliband. Not because of labour policies, but because he's currently perceived as the better of two evils.

    So far the coalition government have done little to mitigate the economic downturn, they've privatised the NHS (which in my opinion is the wrong move), reduced corporation and high income tax, and made far too many fiscal cuts too soon.

    I'm not in a credible position to comment on the effectiveness of the tory policies, but I'm informed enough to know that it's ticked off a lot of the electorate, and this was evident in last week's local elections.

    Ed Miliband will be the next prime minister. Let's just hope that he does a better job than Mr. Cameron.
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    (Original post by Addzter)
    I know, right?
    I wish we were as conservative as America. If in 2016 the Senate, House, SCOTUS & WH are *all* GOP [Grand Slam] and they can bring in generational change, including all the pro-life stuff I'm behind or at least most of it, and I have a degree that can get me a job, then I might consider moving there permanently.

    I'm eligible for US citizenship through my parents.

    Edit: Just seen you are from NC. Congrats on your pro-life bills passing and that all important constitutional amendment. No to SSM, keep marriage what it is!
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    (Original post by ScheduleII)
    I wish we were as conservative as America. If in 2016 the Senate, House, SCOTUS & WH are *all* GOP [Grand Slam] and they can bring in generational change, including all the pro-life stuff I'm behind or at least most of it, and I have a degree that can get me a job, then I might consider moving there permanently.

    I'm eligible for US citizenship through my parents.

    Edit: Just seen you are from NC. Congrats on your pro-life bills passing and that all important constitutional amendment. No to SSM, keep marriage what it is!
    That's a big if, sadly. With a radical socialist in the White House trampling on our constitution at every opportunity he gets, conservative view points are becoming more and more marginalised. Look at who has the GOP nomination pretty much sewn up: Romney, a Massachusetts liberal masquerading as a conservative.

    Yeah, I'm glad we've made sure marriage is ONLY between a man and a woman in NC. I really think that if the federal government is so hell bent on forcing their liberal agenda down our throats, then conservative states with a populace that knows the value of family marriage should at the very least make sure states rights are upheld. The Communist in Chief can try all he likes to redefine marriage, but he should know that traditional conservatives aren't going to give up without a fight. I hope many more states follow in NC's footsteps.
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    (Original post by Addzter)
    That's a big if, sadly. With a radical socialist in the White House trampling on our constitution at every opportunity he gets, conservative view points are becoming more and more marginalised. Look at who has the GOP nomination pretty much sewn up: Romney, a Massachusetts liberal masquerading as a conservative.

    Yeah, I'm glad we've made sure marriage is ONLY between a man and a woman in NC. I really think that if the federal government is so hell bent on forcing their liberal agenda down our throats, then conservative states with a populace that knows the value of family marriage should at the very least make sure states rights are upheld. The Communist in Chief can try all he likes to redefine marriage, but he should know that traditional conservatives aren't going to give up without a fight. I hope many more states follow in NC's footsteps.
    Supremes overthrow PPACA, Romney gets in, he will get conservative to have support for a second term. The conservative base will not like a RINO in the White House and I expect his party will make sure he doesn't act like one.
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    I think Boris could take over the Tory party, and i dont see Milliband lasting , unless someone strong from the Labour party comes forward it will be another hung parliament, however i think a new minority party will gain much more power someone like the green party or even UKIP, voters are looking for someone who has not cocked up in the past, its time to try something new. I dont think Cameron will leave, if he becomes minority leader i reckon he would be forced out before the next election. But keep an eye on the small parties they did well at the local elections, and Lib Dems are screwed for a (quite) few years now.

    !!!BUT THAT'S MY OWN VIEW / PREDICTION !!!
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    Honestly, it's too early to tell how voters will behave - it's still three years away, a lot can happen in that time.

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