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Interestingly Kinnock's son was the only red prince elected.
I struggle to see how the husband of the Danish Prime Minister can effectively represent his constituents and keep up his marriage when his wife is fully committed to her career 1000 miles away in Copenhagen.
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I could probably check on the wiki but lazy. Do the results of the rl GE reflect on the results of the MHOC? (I know there will have only been around three occasions where this has happened but eh)
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I could probably check on the wiki but lazy. Do the results of the rl GE reflect on the results of the MHOC? (I know there will have only been around three occasions where this has happened but eh)
I think to an extent, yes. 2010 led to a few years of Tory dominance.
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I think to an extent, yes. 2010 led to a few years of Tory dominance.
Ohh, hmm.

Feeling awful as a liberal rn lmaoo
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Not as posh as you'd think. He actually earnt his place in private school (scholarship for academic excellence). Think he did go to Oxford though.
Yes, Gove did go to Oxford, but not everybody's at Oxford's posh.

At the same time, the fact that he did well academically is irrelevant to whether he is posh.
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Today our party moves on. Our leader, a man who stood up to the media, banks, energy companies and the pro-Israel lobby has resigned. He was an Opposition leader who stopped a Prime Minster from warring in Syria. A party leader who united a hugely divided party. A man who fought his brother for the his party's soul and won. Who took a punt on 'pre-distribution' and lost. The son of a Marxist. A thoroughly decent individual. He made eating a sandwich a political issue and still garnered more sex appeal than Tony Blair.

We fought the good fight, but lost. But this isn't the end, because in his own words, change happens because people like us don't give up.

Goodbye Ed. And despite everything, I liked you.


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Not to mention convincing Russell Brand that voting might actually be a good idea - something I don't believe a more right-wing leader could do.
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Not to mention convincing Russell Brand that voting might actually be a good idea - something I don't believe a more right-wing leader could do.
You believed that.

Brand is an attention whore. He told people to vote Labour because he wanted the Tories out, not because Miliband changed his opinion of anything.
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You believed that.

Brand is an attention whore. He told people to vote Labour because he wanted the Tories out, not because Miliband changed his opinion of anything.
I don't think he would have made the same declaration for David. Simple as. He certainly wouldn't have for Balls.
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I don't think he would have made the same declaration for David. Simple as. He certainly wouldn't have for Balls.
Sure but i don't think Miliband convinced him per say.. he was just a reasonable path to kick out Cameron or so he thought.
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Sure but i don't think Miliband convinced him per say.. he was just a reasonable path to kick out Cameron or so he thought.
The fact he was leader and as opposed to most other potential leaders convinced him I think. And that's what I said.
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What a WONDERFUL morning this is! I'm usually not this ecstatic about politics but this is ****ing perfect so far. :party2:



Did you wake up everyone?
Just about, how did you celebrate?
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Amusing that the Express are offering £1 ferry trips to France.
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Today our party moves on. Our leader, a man who stood up to the media, banks, energy companies and the pro-Israel lobby has resigned. He was an Opposition leader who stopped a Prime Minster from warring in Syria. A party leader who united a hugely divided party. A man who fought his brother for the his party's soul and won. Who took a punt on 'pre-distribution' and lost. The son of a Marxist. A thoroughly decent individual. He made eating a sandwich a political issue and still garnered more sex appeal than Tony Blair.

We fought the good fight, but lost. But this isn't the end, because in his own words, change happens because people like us don't give up.

Goodbye Ed. And despite everything, I liked you.


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Hear hear
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Amusing that the Express are offering £1 ferry trips to France.
Haha, they'll make a fortune from all the Lefties now fleeing in terror.
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That would be brilliant! Education needs him. Some stupid decisions, and tried some things too quickly without thinking the logistics through, but very much an excellent SoS.

I suspect he may get the EU negotiation role, though.

As for IDS, I respect him as a person but don't rate him as an MP. Thing is, he's still got some fairly big away with the more right-leaning Tories. Would perhaps not be the best idea to get rid of him and start divisions already!!
How on earth do you rate him as a person?
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How on earth do you rate him as a person?
I think he's a principled, calm and dignified man. Always acts the right way. Not your Ed Balls type 'I know, if I just shout loudest the opposition won't get a word in edgeways' type arschlochs.
That said, even I find many of his policies abhorrent, and I don't find him particularly intelligent. But for how he handles himself, I have the utmost respect.
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I will kinda miss Balls and his talking across the chamber and waving his arms around during PMQs (and I suppose generally too) if I'm going to be totally honest.
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An interesting night by all accounts. I only wish I could have watched it all, damn work!

On the plus side Galloway has gone, the lib dems got the beating we've been waiting for, some of the big name losers are quite good Quite happy the kippers only got the one seat, Greens made slight progress and to top it off we've had a series of resignations :lol:

On the down side we now have a Tory majority, Clegg managed to cling onto his seat and Nigel will no doubt become leader again

On the local scale for GE Labour won of course. Green party vote went up mind due, TUSC plummeted as a result but I have little time for them. For the Council elections Labour held it with Greens in second.
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An interesting night by all accounts. I only wish I could have watched it all, damn work!

On the plus side Galloway has gone, the lib dems got the beating we've been waiting for, some of the big name losers are quite good Quite happy the kippers only got the one seat, Greens made slight progress and to top it off we've had a series of resignations :lol:

On the down side we now have a Tory majority, Clegg managed to cling onto his seat and Nigel will no doubt become leader again

On the local scale for GE Labour won of course. Green party vote went up mind due, TUSC plummeted as a result but I have little time for them. For the Council elections Labour held it with Greens in second.
The Lib Dems didn't really deserve their thrashing
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