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    This is brilliant news! I'm sure the whole forum would like to join with me in wishing the Prime Minister in waiting and his partner Justine all the best for the big day, May 27th. It has yet to be confirmed if the nation will be given a bank holiday.

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    Labour leader announces that he and his partner will marry in a civil ceremony in front of about 50 guests at a country house hotel near Nottingham on 27 May




    The Labour leader, Ed Miliband, and his partner, Justine Thornton, are to get married on 27 May, the couple announced today.

    The pair, who have been together for six years and have two sons, made the announcement to the Doncaster Free Press, the local newspaper in Miliband's constituency.

    Miliband, 41, and 40-year-old Thornton will marry in a civil ceremony in front of around 50 guests at the Langar Hall country house hotel near Nottingham, close to the bride's childhood home.

    Ed's brother, David, whom he defeated for the Labour leadership, would be among the guests, the paper added. However, he will not be best man as Ed has opted to do without the role.

    Some newspapers and conservative social critics have condemned the pair for setting a poor example by having two children outside of marriage – Daniel, 21 months, and Samuel, four months – particularly after Miliband said he had simply been "too busy" for a wedding. The couple told the paper that they had agreed a year ago they would get married.

    Thornton said: "Ed wasn't even an MP when I met him and at the end of the day I am marrying him because of who he is and not because of what he's doing now. We're planning on a small ceremony, all at the hotel with everything at the same place and we're looking forward to it very much."

    Miliband said: "This is going to be a fantastic day for us both and I feel incredibly privileged to be marrying someone so beautiful and who is such a special person. It's the right time for us to do this and I'm really looking forward to a lovely day."

    He added: "At the end of the day we're in our 40s and we've got two kids - so it wasn't a case of me suddenly popping the question. This is just something we think is right for us."

    While he was doing without a best man, Miliband said he had not ruled out a "low key" stag night.

    The ceremony will come just less than a month after Prince William marries Kate Middleton, and will be a notable contrast for its small scale and relative lack of convention.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2...nton-marry-may
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    why would we get a bank holiday? hes just an mp really
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    (Original post by boba)
    why would we get a bank holiday? hes just an mp really
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    Just an MP???? He's the leader of the Labour Party and the country's next Prime Minister! He's far more important than that dopey eyed William, or whatever he's called.
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    Congratulations to Ed and Justine all the best for them.
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    More important than the Royal wedding tbpfh
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    Which one's going to be the groom?

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    why would we get a bank holiday? hes just an mp really
    Eejit.
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    (Original post by Teveth)
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    Just an MP???? He's the leader of the Labour Party and the country's next Prime Minister! He's far more important than that dopey eyed William, or whatever he's called.
    hes just an mp though, would you suggest if the leader of say the green party got married it should be a public holiday? he may or may not be the "next prime minister" but he isn't prime minister now so yes hes just an mp
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    For some reason this didn't cheer me up.
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    LOL, look at his avatar. What a fanboy lol
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    Of course I'm always happy whenever people who love each other get married, so congratulations.

    At least you aren't taking the piss out of the royal wedding that happens to be soon as well. I mean, anyone who does so can't possibly similtaneously be insisting their views offer a fair and just standing, in a world of evil people who will do anything to take advantage of the vulnerable, they would surely be happy for all marrying couple in equal measure. Equality for all, regardless of their status and all that
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    Who bets Ed Balls will tie him naked to a lamp post on the stag do :ahee:
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    Wouldn't it be justice if she dropped him at the Altar and went for David instead :ahee:
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    I couldn't care less tbh.

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    EDIT: And the Royal Wedding is doing my head in. Thanks for the lovely extra bank holiday but I'm buggering off to Blackpool or summat. London's going to be nuts.
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    Noone gives a **** about that socialist penguin faced ****
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    (Original post by djikstra)
    Noone gives a **** about that socialist penguin faced ****
    What awful, terrible thing did he do to you to make you hate him?
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    Wow, getting married for political purposes... that's really sad.

    In interviews only a couple of months ago he was defending their decision not to get married.
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    At least we can rely on Tev-dog to provide us with all news and happenings of Ed.
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    Great, this had really made my day.

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