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    A fantastic result for the Liberals.
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    (Original post by Life_peer)
    Well, I need to remind you it was a bit more serious than that:

    Seat 16, held by CheeseIsVeg for Labour (66.7%).
    Seat 24, held by zayn008 for Labour (66.7%).
    Seat 50, held by JTran38 (proxied by That Bearded Man) for Labour (33.3%).

    Party averages:
    98.4% – UKIP
    95.7% – Conservatives
    95.6% – Socialists
    92.6% – Greens
    87.5% – Liberals
    87.3% – Labour

    I don't mean to make fun of you or anything, just pointing out it's genuinely difficult to retain 17 seats in this environment, especially when you had to summon exotic names I'd never heard of back when you had considerably fewer seats, yet still couldn't achieve the required voting performance.

    I sure as heck wouldn't want to be whipping 17 arses around, especially when at least 10 of them will be made of metal.
    Let's just say the new chief whip is extremely ****ing competent.
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    A big congratulations to SoggyCabbages who got 4 GE predictions spot on.
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    (Original post by Quamquam123)
    A big congratulations to SoggyCabbages who got 4 GE predictions spot on.
    Lol at all those who said Conservatives biggest party.
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    Lol at all those who said Conservatives biggest party.
    Indeed
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    Lol at all those who said Conservatives biggest party.
    Well, if I had got the most votes I would argue we would have a constitutional crisis on our hands.

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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Well, if I had got the most votes I would argue we would have a constitutional crisis on our hands.

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    I would have joined the JD Party.

    #TogetherStronger
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    I would have joined the JD Party.

    #TogetherStronger
    #MMGA

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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Well, if I had got the most votes I would argue we would have a constitutional crisis on our hands.

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    I think it was before your time but we did once have an election where an independent candidate beat the Conservatives to finish second. He'd have won seven seats if he was a party and his candidacy did notably alter the election results - his manifesto was leftie and his voters would likely have gone to Labour/Green/Socs if he hadn't stood, but of course D'Hondt doesn't account for that and gave the Tories, UKIP and Libertarians an extra seat each.
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    (Original post by Saoirse:3)
    I think it was before your time but we did once have an election where an independent candidate beat the Conservatives to finish second. He'd have won seven seats if he was a party and his candidacy did notably alter the election results - his manifesto was leftie and his voters would likely have gone to Labour/Green/Socs if he hadn't stood, but of course D'Hondt doesn't account for that and gave the Tories, UKIP and Libertarians an extra seat each.
    Aye. He was one of the so called Liberals (he was really a socialist) who went on to form the Greens that term. You guys won the election but were basically a corpse and were effectively completely dominated by Faland and the Socialists in the ensuing coalition. Some months afterward i think that was when Xedi managed to keep you alive before being emphatically rejected for Soirce who at the time could not even give up dual membership with the Socialists. Fortunately with no independent ruining vote shares i was then able to return to government for another two terms and continue my tyranny (late on i think you arrived as did Green Pink).

    So there's the story of how an independent screwed me out of 4 consecutive terms as PM.

    Edit: Thought it was Ray i was replying to. Can't be bothered to adjust my post so you'll have to ignore the wierdness of me referring to you in the third person.
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    Aye. He was one of the so called Liberals (he was really a socialist) who went on to form the Greens that term. You guys won the election but were basically a corpse and were effectively completely dominated by Faland and the Socialists in the ensuing coalition. Some months afterward i think that was when Xedi managed to keep you alive before being emphatically rejected for Soirce who at the time could not even give up dual membership with the Socialists. Fortunately with no independent ruining vote shares i was then able to return to government for another two terms and continue my tyranny (late on i think you arrived as did Green Pink).

    So there's the story of how an independent screwed me out of 4 consecutive terms as PM.
    Nah, the Greens already existed - I think that was their first election. I remember the term well though - I was in the Socialists at the time back when I was much further left than I am now but Labour were astonishingly weak as a party, we literally took over most of their seats and "convinced" them to nationalise the utility companies without paying a penny to the actual owners. I don't see how the indie scewed you over though - had he not stood it's likely the Tories would have done even worse. In fact I just ran a simulation were his votes split equally between Labour, Green and Socialist and that ends up with you coming fourth with only 6 seats
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    (Original post by Saoirse:3)
    Nah, the Greens already existed - I think that was their first election. I remember the term well though - I was in the Socialists at the time back when I was much further left than I am now but Labour were astonishingly weak as a party, we literally took over most of their seats and "convinced" them to nationalise the utility companies without paying a penny to the actual owners. I don't see how the indie scewed you over though - had he not stood it's likely the Tories would have done even worse. In fact I just ran a simulation were his votes split equally between Labour, Green and Socialist and that ends up with you coming fourth with only 6 seats
    Nope. Addzter contested the 16th parliament election in which we got 7 seats (after having blown away records in activity), the Greens were formed towards the end of the 16th parliament after the Liberal leadership election saw Thunder's short reign replaced with Birchington's. In a funny way the Green formation was basically about who the Liberals wanted to go into coalition with in the future (Birch may have been open minded but we considered him more pro Tory than Labour).

    Further left! You were completely nuts and abrasive to boot (i'm pretty sure you and SciFi dished out a new accusation of ism or obic every week). It's why i sometimes struggle that your posts these days come from the same person. Hell, it's hard to imagine you and LP having coherent debates like you did last term.

    Possible since it was 2012 so we were very unpopiular in RL but it does not explain why we around 10 seats in the election before and after.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Nope. Addzter contested the 16th parliament election in which we got 7 seats (after having blown away records in activity), the Greens were formed towards the end of the 16th parliament after the Liberal leadership election saw Thunder's short reign replaced with Birchington's. In a funny way the Green formation was basically about who the Liberals wanted to go into coalition with in the future (Birch may have been open minded but we considered him more pro Tory than Labour).

    Further left! You were completely nuts and abrasive to boot (i'm pretty sure you and SciFi dished out a new accusation of ism or obic every week). It's why i sometimes struggle that your posts these days come from the same person. Hell, it's hard to imagine you and LP having coherent debates like you did last term.

    Possible since it was 2012 so we were very unpopiular in RL but it does not explain why we around 10 seats in the election before and after.
    Look for yourself - the Greens got 51 votes, they were formed 6 months earlier than you recall although did stay out of government the first term. You were right about Birch though - he did eventually go with you and UKIP in Parliament 17.

    And yeah, times definitely change I certainly like to think I'm a better person these days.

    This particular election was September 2012 - while you weren't that popular either side of it, this was at the absolute bottom. It's right around when Osborne was getting booed at the Paralympics, you still had a truly nutty economic policy of cutting spending even on infrastructure, Miliband didn't look so incompetant, UKIP hadn't really got started and we were supposedly in a double-dip recession. Had the Lib Dems abandoned you at that stage and forced a real-life election I'm confident we'd have seen Labour win a good majority.
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    (Original post by Saoirse:3)
    Look for yourself - the Greens got 51 votes, they were formed 6 months earlier than you recall although did stay out of government the first term. You were right about Birch though - he did eventually go with you and UKIP in Parliament 17.

    And yeah, times definitely change I certainly like to think I'm a better person these days.

    This particular election was September 2012 - while you weren't that popular either side of it, this was at the absolute bottom. It's right around when Osborne was getting booed at the Paralympics, you still had a truly nutty economic policy of cutting spending even on infrastructure, Miliband didn't look so incompetant, UKIP hadn't really got started and we were supposedly in a double-dip recession. Had the Lib Dems abandoned you at that stage and forced a real-life election I'm confident we'd have seen Labour win a good majority.
    Your right it seems.

    Yes you are. Even compared to a year ago when you were still hopelessly naive over Corbyn.

    Agreed. Both the Tories and Labour had hovered about 40% of the vote until the budget, it was afterward that we took the hit.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    (i'm pretty sure you and SciFi dished out a new accusation of ism or obic every week)
    I can think of many people who that applies to.

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    (Original post by Saoirse:3)
    Nah, the Greens already existed - I think that was their first election. I remember the term well though - I was in the Socialists at the time back when I was much further left than I am now but Labour were astonishingly weak as a party, we literally took over most of their seats and "convinced" them to nationalise the utility companies without paying a penny to the actual owners. I don't see how the indie scewed you over though - had he not stood it's likely the Tories would have done even worse. In fact I just ran a simulation were his votes split equally between Labour, Green and Socialist and that ends up with you coming fourth with only 6 seats
    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Nope. Addzter contested the 16th parliament election in which we got 7 seats (after having blown away records in activity), the Greens were formed towards the end of the 16th parliament after the Liberal leadership election saw Thunder's short reign replaced with Birchington's. In a funny way the Green formation was basically about who the Liberals wanted to go into coalition with in the future (Birch may have been open minded but we considered him more pro Tory than Labour).

    Further left! You were completely nuts and abrasive to boot (i'm pretty sure you and SciFi dished out a new accusation of ism or obic every week). It's why i sometimes struggle that your posts these days come from the same person. Hell, it's hard to imagine you and LP having coherent debates like you did last term.

    Possible since it was 2012 so we were very unpopiular in RL but it does not explain why we around 10 seats in the election before and after.
    Haha, it's very hard to imagine TSR Labour as being 'astonishingly weak' nowadays.
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    Haha, it's very hard to imagine TSR Labour as being 'astonishingly weak' nowadays.
    Certainly haha, but at the time it was Mechie and Edi fighting against a storm. It makes sense really, plenty of young people at the time were involved in anti-austerity protests etc and were well exposed to the idea of socialism but not many were keen on how centrist Ed Miliband's leadership had been or the legacy from our time in Government which still seemed pretty recent (wars, tuition fees, financial sector deregulation etc).
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    (Original post by Saoirse:3)
    Certainly haha, but at the time it was Mechie and Edi fighting against a storm. It makes sense really, plenty of young people at the time were involved in anti-austerity protests etc and were well exposed to the idea of socialism but not many were keen on how centrist Ed Miliband's leadership had been or the legacy from our time in Government which still seemed pretty recent (wars, tuition fees, financial sector deregulation etc).
    TSR Labour has stepped out of the wilderness and into the sunshine. :cool:
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    OK, parliament is due to reopen tomorrow (probably early evening) so can I please remind the following MPs to apply to the usergroup, as I do not have you down as having been let in yet?

    Emily Porter
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    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    OK, parliament is due to reopen tomorrow (probably early evening) so can I please remind the following MPs to apply to the usergroup, as I do not have you down as having been let in yet?

    Emily Porter
    Rakas21
    Krollo
    right_angle
    Airmed
    Unown Uzer
    Duncs11
    tyroncs
    You spelt users wrong, there are no MPs yet, certainly not these noobs

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