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    Pretty sure it should have simply been "resign now and let cooper or Burnham take over"

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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Pretty sure it should have simply been "resign now and let cooper or Burnham take over"
    When Carwyn's had another year or two in Cardiff Bay he might decide to find a by-election in a safe seat and have a stab at the top job himself, just in time for the election!
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    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    When Carwyn's had another year or two in Cardiff Bay he might decide to find a by-election in a safe seat and have a stab at the top job himself, just in time for the election!
    Despite being somebody that I, and I imagine the vast majority, have never heard of before.
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    The guy seems a bit clueless in all honesty..

    “It’s made money before; it can make money again.”

    Really? I hope he doesn't genuinely think that's how things work. I mean saving the steel industry in this country is probably worthwhile in the long run (I can't claim to have looked into it a whole lot), but that is such a silly statement.

    His only idea of winning back UKIP supporters appears to be "well their leader is rich, so he can't represent the working class". Try telling that to Donald Trump ffs (or Tony Benn by contrast). It doesn't matter how rich they are, they are appealing to the fears and prejudices of some in the working class and directing their anger in the wrong direction. Obviously Jones has no control over immigration or EU policy so the way to win those voters back is to explain why those fears are misplaced, direct the anger where it should be and denounce those who try to divide us along racial or religious lines in order to distract us from the real issues in society. Even mentioning Farage is a mistake anyway, he is a cult figure and the only real reason for their support being at the level it is, but he is not the leader of the Welsh party, so really Jones should be trying to disassociate the link between Farage and Welsh UKIP rather than connecting them. I'm not even sure what reason UKIP have for running in devolved elections tbh (apart from publicity), what are they campaigning for? Their policy page literally just says "It's time for real change for Wales". Great. http://ukip.wales/policies/

    Can't really disagree with him on anything about Corbyn, but most of it is probably better not being said, especially the stuff about a potential coup. I know he was probably asked about it but he should shut down it down as ridiculous and out of the question.

    3/10, don't think he's going to be the next leader of Labour (judging purely from this, don't really pay attention to Welsh politics)
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    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    Leanne Wood is anti-nuclear power. :confused:
    Just one of her many sensible positions
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    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    When Carwyn's had another year or two in Cardiff Bay he might decide to find a by-election in a safe seat and have a stab at the top job himself, just in time for the election!
    There is a residual of anti-Welsh prejudice in parts of middle England, as Neil Kinnock found out, and so Carwyn Jones could not gain Labour many extra votes in my view.
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    The Welsh election polls are pretty clear.. Labour will lose 7-8% of the vote, the Tories (bar the last poll) will lose 2-3%, Plaid will probably gain 1-2%, the Libs will probably another 4% (a worry since they took the hit in 2011) and Ukip will gain about 15%.

    The net swing from Lab to Con is probably sufficient that any marginals have gone blue even with a lower vote share.
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    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    Honestly, I've just caught up with her Ask the Leader programme and she is just as hopeless as I thought.

    She also thinks she is going to win a majority. :rofl:
    She might win a seat or two in the North's elections but really her party and the Alliance is just there to make up numbers. Same goes for Scotland and Wales.
    In the North, the Greens and the Alliance try to be non-sectarian...which is really just going to ruin their vote
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    (Original post by cBay)
    Just one of her many sensible positions
    Opposing nuclear on safety grounds is pretty stupid given the failure rate of about 0.5% in the EU and the fact that there are no shortage of places to put the waste (i'd pay an African country personally).

    My opposition to new nuclear is that the private sector is wanting a guarantee of a minimum price. I'd rather the state built it or we went for a cheaper for a less capital intensive solution so that we had more competition for the contracts ect..
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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    She might win a seat or two in the North's elections but really her party and the Alliance is just there to make up numbers. Same goes for Scotland and Wales.
    In the North, the Greens and the Alliance try to be non-sectarian...which is really just going to ruin their vote
    The fact that you want a party to be sectarian is quite alarming.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    The fact that you want a party to be sectarian is quite alarming.
    I'm not saying that I want parties to be sectarian, far from it, but that's the way the majority votes. Although Sinn Féin do make an honest attempt at not mentioning religion, they don't exactly broadcast themselves as a 'catch-all' party when their political broadcast for the elections this May included the phrase "United Ireland" every few seconds.

    For example, during a meeting in Belfast on 29 September 2010, members of the Progressive Unionist Party agreed to maintain its relationship with the Ulster Volunteer Force and the Red Hand Commandos.
    Since the ceasefire, the UVF has been involved in rioting, organised crime, vigilantism and feuds with other loyalist groups. Some members have also been orchestrating a series of racist attacks.

    Whatcha gonna do...
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Despite being somebody that I, and I imagine the vast majority, have never heard of before.
    Not 100% sure that's a bad thing.
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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    I'm not saying that I want parties to be sectarian, far from it, but that's the way the majority votes. Although Sinn Féin do make an honest attempt at not mentioning religion, they don't exactly broadcast themselves as a 'catch-all' party when their political broadcast for the elections this May included the phrase "United Ireland" every few seconds.

    For example, during a meeting in Belfast on 29 September 2010, members of the Progressive Unionist Party agreed to maintain its relationship with the Ulster Volunteer Force and the Red Hand Commandos.
    Since the ceasefire, the UVF has been involved in rioting, organised crime, vigilantism and feuds with other loyalist groups. Some members have also been orchestrating a series of racist attacks.

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    Is your DRINK!!! catchphrase no more?
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    http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/Jill...ail/story.html
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    (Original post by Quamquam123)
    Is your DRINK!!! catchphrase no more?
    Not since I changed my avatar and after much whining from the righties

    I tend to do it based on anniversaries, so Bobby Sands started his hunger strike on 1 March and it ended 5 May 1981. And Frank Kelly's anniversary - obviously
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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    Not since I changed my avatar and after much whining from the righties

    I tend to do it based on anniversaries, so Bobby Sands started his hunger strike on 1 March and it ended 5 May 1981. And Frank Kelly's anniversary - obviously
    Ok. Who is the next person you are planning to pay tribute to via your avatar?
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    (Original post by Quamquam123)
    Ok. Who is the next person you are planning to pay tribute to via your avatar?
    Maybe Connolly, in between now and May, because of the Easter Rising.
    Then Mairead Farrell on March 6, and Patsy O'Hara on March 21, and Ruairí Ó Brádaigh in June.

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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    Maybe Connolly, in between now and May, because of the Easter Rising.
    Then Mairead Farrell on March 6, and Patsy O'Hara on March 21, and Ruairí Ó Brádaigh in June.

    Good. :yy:
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    I have decided to take a break from the MHoC following the General Election. I may return following my break, I may not.

    I am aware that I am probably the least important member here, so making this announcement was most likely pointless.
 
 
 
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