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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    What beer from the Labour heartlands would the party wish to see stocked in the Commons bar?
    Keen Guinness and Smithwicks drinker personally.
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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    What beer from the Labour heartlands would the party wish to see stocked in the Commons bar?
    Does a lovely, fruity red wine count?
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    If you could poach 1 other member, who would it be and why?
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    Hmmm, from the opposing parties probably Bun. Even though he's on the right I've always found him excellent to discuss points with, and he's good at relating his arguments to my view, so I don't think he'd wither like some others might. Will would be good too.

    Poaching Liberals would be tactically sound, but I'm not sure who to go for.

    PicordionSocialist maybe for sheer intrigue or Adam for his NI correspondence?

    Tough choice
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    What is your opinion on Labour's surefire vote-winning pledges of raising the minimum wage by a whole 25p a year and cutting child benefit? And do those rank above or below the Owls policy
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    (Original post by That Bearded Man)
    I think we'll have to increase the tax rates to afford all those owls we're giving away for free.
    Will that be for North Sheffield or South Sheffield? Owls are only one side. Unless a free blade policy is to be brought in too
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    (Original post by Matthew_Lowson)
    Will that be for North Sheffield or South Sheffield? Owls are only one side. Unless a free blade policy is to be brought in too
    Could get a bit dangerous going down that road if the free Cannons for North London fall into the wrong hands
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    What's your thoughts on some of RL Labour's recent policy announcements, like £8 NMW by 2020 or cuts to child benefit in real terms?
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    What is the labour party's expectations for the amount of seats they will hold after this GE?
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    (Original post by adam9317)
    What is the labour party's expectations for the amount of seats they will hold after this GE?
    Who knows to be honest? There's no polling or anything to make predictions with so we'll just have to wait and see.
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    (Original post by O133)
    Who knows to be honest? There's no polling or anything to make predictions with so we'll just have to wait and see.
    Failure for Labour is anything below 20% given recent elections. There was 1 election (2 or 3 ago) when both parties were so unpopular that we got 16% and you won by 1.x%.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Failure for Labour is anything below 20% given recent elections. There was 1 election (2 or 3 ago) when both parties were so unpopular that we got 16% and you won by 1.x%.
    I agree that with a RL sister party with as high a profile as Labour (or the Tories for that matter) there is no way we should be polling less than 20%.
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    (Original post by O133)
    I agree that with a RL sister party with as high a profile as Labour (or the Tories for that matter) there is no way we should be polling less than 20%.
    Well it all goes in cycles on here. Back from 05-07 the history shows that the Libs often breached 20% while Labour even fell as low as 7%. From 08-10 we Tories were utterly dominant and in the 9th parliament election even got 33% (i'm sure the left had a coronary at that one) however since the 13th parliament Labour has been below 20% just once and the Tories bar 1 election has been in a 16-19% range since the election for the 14th. The closest we came i think was a joint 28% for the 13th (you took government with a funky coalition involving a collapsing center party and Ukip - before my rise to power there was no real friendship between us).

    So anything under 20% for Labour and outside 16-19% for the Tories would be quite odd.
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    Tonight The Legal Eagle has been elected as Deputy Leader. That leaves our leadership group for the coming term as:

    Leader: RayApparently
    Deputy Leader: The Legal Eagle
    Chair: O133
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    (Original post by O133)
    Tonight The Legal Eagle has been elected as Deputy Leader. That leaves our leadership group for the coming term as:

    Leader: RayApparently
    Deputy Leader: The Legal Eagle
    Chair: O133
    Warmest congratulations to The Legal Eagle! I look forward to working with the new Deputy Leader

    When will the Labour Party be confirming an MP list for the coming term?
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    (Original post by St. Brynjar)
    Warmest congratulations to The Legal Eagle! I look forward to working with the new Deputy Leader

    When will the Labour Party be confirming an MP list for the coming term?
    I can do that too:

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    There was a time when I knew just about all the Labour Party members, not these though.
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    (Original post by O133)
    I can do that too:

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    Is That Bearded Man taking a backseat this term or just not able to commit this time round?
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    (Original post by Green_Pink)
    Is That Bearded Man taking a backseat this term or just not able to commit this time round?
    I believe he's looking to take a back seat.
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    (Original post by Green_Pink)
    Is That Bearded Man taking a backseat this term or just not able to commit this time round?
    For the time being, I'm taking a backseat. I want to see how much time I can dedicate to this, plus I also want to let Ray have a bit of space.
 
 
 
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