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    Basically as the title says. What do the lib dems have to do to have a chance of power in the next decade or so?
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    Regain the trust its electorate had for them would be an obvious and quite significant start.

    Indeed, so would establishing themselves as a party with certain principles/a clearly defined identity, as at the moment, its quite hard to tell them apart from the Conservatives quite frankly (and this is a lot more than just the Tuition Fee debacle they caused).
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    Its gonna about as competitive as my penis is with the 'chicks'
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    Well, the first thing they have to do is get rid of Clegg, Cable and Alexander - they're the three the public perceives as propping up the conservative government. Secondly, the ********s need to stop making promises they have no intention of keeping.
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    It all depends on their ability to get a pact with the conservatives at the next election and to redefine themselves. They are going to lose a lot of seats-I can see them slipping back to 1992 levels (though they'll maintain a core support of 15% of the electorate) but may do far better with a pact...
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    6 months ago people were implying Labour were just as much a party of the center as the torys are/were - under Blair anyway. Similarly, perhaps this is a case of the leader defining the party with the Lib Dems and once Clegg has left it'll return to the center-left.

    Loling at the thought of Miliband re-branding Labour in his image though
 
 
 
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