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    (Original post by joecphillips)
    I don't hate him and many others in the country don't.
    It seems to me that electing a president who is also liked by the enemy may help reduce the threat of war between these nations.
    Would you prefer Hilary the war hawk Clinton?

    The recent leaders haven't reduced the tension so why not take a chance?
    Trump would make tensions in the Middle East and terrorist threats worse so yes I prefer Clinton.
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    Interesting. Nevertheless, I'm more inclined to think that she's overreacting rather than outright lying.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    I would argue it's an invaluable thing to be able to do though because it gives you practice in making points more concisely than you would otherwise have to
    A fair point, but it doesn't always allow you to get your whole point across in one tweet which can lead to misunderstanding sadly
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    Interesting to see that John Major is topping TSR's poll in best PM since 1970: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=4135289
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    Interesting to see that John Major is topping TSR's poll in best PM since 1970: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=4135289
    His competition isn't great though tbh.
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    (Original post by Quamquam123)
    His competition isn't great though tbh.
    Thatcher!
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    (Original post by adam9317)
    Interesting to see that John Major is topping TSR's poll in best PM since 1970: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=4135289
    I feel that it's not that Major did lots of things well, more he did less wrong.
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    (Original post by adam9317)
    Interesting to see that John Major is topping TSR's poll in best PM since 1970: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=4135289
    I love Major. Makes the current lot in the running for leadership look dreadful.

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    (Original post by adam9317)
    Thatcher!
    :eek: She's the worst!
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    (Original post by Lime-man)
    I love Major. Makes the current lot in the running for leadership look dreadful.

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    They are quite bad - a fish, a witch, a clown and a snake.
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    (Original post by Lime-man)
    I love Major. Makes the current lot in the running for leadership look dreadful.

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    You are spot on there- Boris Johnson would put this country at risk as he has so little grasp of detail, and Michael Gove would offend many by his methods.

    John Major is a person whose policies you would disagree with, but as a next door neighbour or as someone you'd have a day out at cricket, you'd get on with very well. He has also been a dignified ex Prime Minister making few and carefully chosen interventions, unlike Tony Blair.
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    Sent to see sunny afternoon today at the Harond Pinter, got upgraded to seats at the front so i was sitting with my girlfriend and all the middle class people, we fit in rathrr well actaully.

    Great musical though id recommend it to anyone. I want to see it again.

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    (Original post by adam9317)
    Interesting to see that John Major is topping TSR's poll in best PM since 1970: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=4135289
    If you make the distinction between PM and party leader then he has a fair claim. The first half of his tenure saw him inherit recession but achieve a big foreign policy success in Iraq while the second half saw him preside over the first half of the near perfect 93-03 economic decade while making significant progress in Ireland. He also did things in a way which was much less decisive than Thatcher.

    Thatcher was incredible too and did massive positive things for the country but she had a habit of not considering the long term consequences (or being too ideologically attached).

    Generally speaking i think the UK got very lucky between 79-07 in that we had the greatest leaders since Gladstone-Disraeli.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    If you make the distinction between PM and party leader then he has a fair claim. The first half of his tenure saw him inherit recession but achieve a big foreign policy success in Iraq while the second half saw him preside over the first half of the near perfect 93-03 economic decade while making significant progress in Ireland. He also did things in a way which was much less decisive than Thatcher.

    Thatcher was incredible too and did massive positive things for the country but she had a habit of not considering the long term consequences (or being too ideologically attached).

    Generally speaking i think the UK got very lucky between 79-07 in that we had the greatest leaders since Gladstone-Disraeli.
    Yes, certainly- Major's time was split into 2 halves.

    Personally; I like Thatcher, her personality etc- Major had a lot to live upto; and his decisiveness was always going to be compared to Thatcher, whether good or not.

    Yes, I do agree with you 79-07 had great leadership. Although on the other side of the house, Mr Blair was a very charismatic figure; who amongst other things progressed the peace process in Northern Ireland.
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    My first email as youth officer to young members in my CLP got sent out, I feel so proud. Now I just hope the clp leadership get back to me on my question...
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    (Original post by EricAteYou)
    I feel that it's not that Major did lots of things well, more he did less wrong.
    I think it's less that he didn't do much wrong, more that what did go wrong, eg ERM, was generally not his fault. As much as I love thatcher Black Wednesday was ultimately her fault

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    (Original post by Lime-man)
    Sent to see sunny afternoon today at the Harond Pinter, got upgraded to seats at the front so i was sitting with my girlfriend and all the middle class people, we fit in rathrr well actaully.

    Great musical though id recommend it to anyone. I want to see it again.

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    I saw it last year and agree.
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    Hydeman What party are you in?
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    Hydeman What party are you in?
    Isn't he the leader of the Nat Libs?
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    Hydeman What party are you in?
    I think he's the Nat Lib.......
 
 
 
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