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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    As Labour had ruled itself out from forming a government LP could have gone ConKip. The Liberals could have taken their break.
    Yea I was bit surprised when ConKip didn't happen tbh
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    (Original post by jamestg)
    Given that most of the voters will vote based on RL stuff, it would probably favour Labour more...
    (Original post by TheBigMan2)
    Probably a 60/40 split to yourself and the tories I would of thought
    We generally expect the Liberals to present themselves as more left-wing than they are at election times so I suspect you're both right.
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    (Original post by Nigel Farage MEP)
    The term before last you declared the Liberals were tired with government, needed to regroup before entering another a coalition, and would take a term out of government, but then the Conservatives came along; we all know how that ended. I do not blame you fully, Life_peer was desperate to be in government after spending terms criticising Labour, however, he did not exploit the opportunity he had.
    No we didn't....

    Somewhat tired of the same old centre-left coalitions, yes. But not tired of Government as a whole (though admittedly some of our members were).

    That's the primary reason we went with the Conservatives - to change things up a little bit.

    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    The problem is that doing what they said they'd do would have involved saying no to LP, which would have required a spine, something sadly lacking in the TSR Liberal Party.
    It has nothing to do with spine. It's called pragmatism. Be happy ConKipNLP didn't form....
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    (Original post by jamestg)
    Why are the Liberals standing if they have no intention to be in government? Surely it would have been best just to lay off for 6 months and any Liberals still wanting to be MPs can stand as independents...
    Because we still have principles to stand by and policies to implement, which we can do without being in Government
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    (Original post by jamestg)
    Why are the Liberals standing if they have no intention to be in government? Surely it would have been best just to lay off for 6 months and any Liberals still wanting to be MPs can stand as independents...
    Right, so if a party shouldn't stand if it does not expressly aim for governance then why should a series of independents who do not strive for governance stand?
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    (Original post by cBay)
    Yea I was bit surprised when ConKip didn't happen tbh
    The aim was ConLibKip however the Libs more or less rejected working with the Kippers. LP asked us which we preferred (there was no strong preference as i recall) but Nige found out we were still discussing ConLib and had a tantrum. That pretty much swayed everybody into thinking that there was only one reasonable objection.

    At least that's how i recall it, LP may correct any details.

    (Original post by PetrosAC)
    No we didn't....

    Somewhat tired of the same old centre-left coalitions, yes. But not tired of Government as a whole (though admittedly some of our members were).

    That's the primary reason we went with the Conservatives - to change things up a little bit.

    It has nothing to do with spine. It's called pragmatism. Be happy ConKipNLP didn't form....
    And what a change the election of Mobbsy and James represent now, no JD either.
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    (Original post by PetrosAC)
    No we didn't....

    Somewhat tired of the same old centre-left coalitions, yes. But not tired of Government as a whole (though admittedly some of our members were).

    That's the primary reason we went with the Conservatives - to change things up a little bit.



    It has nothing to do with spine. It's called pragmatism. Be happy ConKipNLP didn't form....
    To be honest with you Petros, I'd almost have preferred ConKipNatLib because it would have dismally failed so both LP and Nigel would have been prevented from *****ing too much about any future left-wing government - killing two birds with one stone so to speak xD
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    The aim was ConLibKip however the Libs more or less rejected working with the Kippers. LP asked us which we preferred (there was no strong preference as i recall) but Nige found out we were still discussing ConLib and had a tantrum. That pretty much swayed everybody into thinking that there was only one reasonable objection.

    At least that's how i recall it, LP may correct any details.



    And what a change the election of Mobbsy and James represent now, no JD either.
    I'm sure we'll work with both the Tories and Labour over the next term, but it won't be in Government unless we're the largest party and either Ray or mobbsy fancy being my DPM.

    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    To be honest with you Petros, I'd almost have preferred ConKipNatLib because it would have dismally failed so both LP and Nigel would have been prevented from *****ing too much about any future left-wing government - killing two birds with one stone so to speak xD
    Soz bro xD
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    The aim was ConLibKip however the Libs more or less rejected working with the Kippers. LP asked us which we preferred (there was no strong preference as i recall) but Nige found out we were still discussing ConLib and had a tantrum. That pretty much swayed everybody into thinking that there was only one reasonable objection.

    At least that's how i recall it, LP may correct any details.
    Everything checks out.

    There was indeed no strong preference for one or the other but UU, Nigel, and their Loony Men made the choice very easy when they went berserk over nothing more than us considering another option, yet Nigel still has the audacity to accuse me of being desperate to get into government today… You can read his lengthy rant if you want to know the true sound of desperation.

    Anyway, at that point I realised that no amount of right-wing legislation and activity will ever justify a coalition with a bunch of paranoid children who throw their toys out of the pram the minute they get offended, even disregarding their usual shenanigans. I thought I'd rather spend the term with half-dead Liberals and thankfully everyone else agreed. I'd make the same choice again.
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    Okay I can put a figure on my prediction now.

    Tories - 18
    Labour - 14
    Liberals - 7
    UKIP - 6
    Socialists - 4
    JD - 1
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    (Original post by jamestg)
    Okay I can put a figure on my prediction now.

    Tories - 18
    Labour - 14
    Liberals - 7
    UKIP - 6
    Socialists - 4
    JD - 1
    Lol no
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    (Original post by PetrosAC)
    Lol no
    We shall see.

    I am predicting a Tory win though.
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    Lab: 14
    Con: 12
    Lib: 9
    UKIP: 7
    Soc: 6
    JD: 1
    TBM2: 1
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    (Original post by Life_peer)
    Everything checks out.

    There was indeed no strong preference for one or the other but UU, Nigel, and their Loony Men made the choice very easy when they went berserk over nothing more than us considering another option, yet Nigel still has the audacity to accuse me of being desperate to get into government today… You can read his lengthy rant if you want to know the true sound of desperation.

    Anyway, at that point I realised that no amount of right-wing legislation and activity will ever justify a coalition with a bunch of paranoid children who throw their toys out of the pram the minute they get offended, even disregarding their usual shenanigans. I thought I'd rather spend the term with half-dead Liberals and thankfully everyone else agreed. I'd make the same choice again.
    Do us a favour and please reject the loony men again. They're just as loony as last time - if not slightly more so.
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    (Original post by jamestg)

    Tories - 18
    :rofl:
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    Do us a favour and please reject the loony men again. They're just as loony as last time - if not slightly more so.
    If the UKIP leadership doesn't change and we have enough seats to choose parties for coalition, I will definitely be against any sort of a deal involving UKIP, however others may decide it's worth the risk, in which case I'll fall in line like I expected my colleagues would while it was me at the helm.
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    Wait... so who won the prediction?
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    Wait... so who won the prediction?
    Will calculate soon is no one else beats me.

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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    Wait... so who won the prediction?
    I presume SC because he got 4 predictions spot on.
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    Wait... so who won the prediction?
    Depends how you calculate it.

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