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    (Original post by jesusandtequila)
    I actually have a lot of time for the Orange Book and those that share those views. I've read it in it's entirety and find myself agreeing a lot of the time. Certainly, if it was implemented as a manifesto and then carried through as a programme of government, I'd be delighted. Indeed, I think the (RL) coalition has many Orange Book elements, and that the Orange Book is the reason that the Conservatives and Lib Dems found a fit.

    However, the mathematics simply don't work. 6 from the Libers, 4 from the Centre and 4 from the Lib Dems means only 14 seats, beaten by any Lab coalition or equal to the Tories or Labour on their own. Furthermore, I think there's a Social Democratic feel to the TSR Lib Dems that would make a coalition unfeasible.

    But of course that's just my personal opinion.
    I think that it's going to be a Conservative or Labour based coalition, but the parties which join will be the deciding factor. Libertarians will hook up with the Conservatives so Labour would have to get other parties to join them, but bear in mind that they haven't entered into coalitions for a few terms now.
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    (Original post by jesusandtequila)
    It certainly would be feasible, we'd have 20 seats and would need a 3-party coalition to top it (assuming that there's no Lab-Con coalition!) but whether it will happen or not is another matter (that I happen to have information on from our sub-forum, but shan't be sharing, wouldn't want to rule the suspense).
    Hopefully UKIP won't join your nonsense
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    Actually the Conservatives and Labour will probably be announcing our coalition agreement later this evening

    I crack myself up
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    (Original post by Thunder and Jazz)
    Actually the Conservatives and Labour will probably be announcing our coalition agreement later this evening

    [COLOR="White"]I crack myself up[/COLOR]
    You weren't meant to tell everyone! Now the libers know and you have ruined the surprise :hand:
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    (Original post by Thunder and Jazz)
    Actually the Conservatives and Labour will probably be announcing our coalition agreement later this evening

    I crack myself up
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    (Original post by paddy__power)
    Hopefully UKIP won't join your nonsense
    Who says the Libertarians want to hook up?
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    (Original post by toronto353)
    I think that it's going to be a Conservative or Labour based coalition, but the parties which join will be the deciding factor. Libertarians will hook up with the Conservatives so Labour would have to get other parties to join them, but bear in mind that they haven't entered into coalitions for a few terms now.
    Don't be so bold (see what I did there?) with your assertions.

    Edit: Aw, this pun got a neg?
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    (Original post by jesusandtequila)
    Who says the Libertarians want to hook up?
    It is an assumption, but a reasonable one.

    If not we can conflate and make a Socialist Libertarian party. :lol:
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    (Original post by jesusandtequila)
    Don't be so bold (see what I did there?) with your assertions.
    That did make me smile/ laugh slightly so I congratulate you.

    On a more serious note, I think that, unless there is any serious reason not to, the Libertarians will try to form a coalition with the Conservatives.
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    (Original post by paddy__power)
    It is an assumption, but a reasonable one.
    Like I say, I wouldn't like to ruin the suspense, but we shall see when the coalition is announced.

    As for you edit of a Socialist Libertarian party - while I think they'd have a lot of common ground on the social issues - I think we're a bit too :loony:, no?
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    Congratulations to Labour, and congratulations to all other parties. I wish you all the best in the Coalition forming.
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    (Original post by jesusandtequila)
    Like I say, I wouldn't like to ruin the suspense, but we shall see when the coalition is announced.

    As for you edit of a Socialist Libertarian party - while I think they'd have a lot of common ground on the social issues - I think we're a bit too :loony:, no?
    Haha. Would be an interesting occurrence on TSR though.

    I've not seen Jake post in forever - is he still leader?
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    (Original post by DH-Biker)
    Congratulations to Labour, and congratulations to all other parties. I wish you all the best in the Coalition forming.
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    (Original post by toronto353)
    That did make me smile/ laugh slightly so I congratulate you.
    Well I do try.

    On a more serious note, I think that, unless there is any serious reason not to, the Libertarians will try to form a coalition with the Conservatives.
    I think that certainly there are many advantages to operating independently, as there are with being in a Coalition. In the party we're weighing them up and deciding whether we want to be in Coalition, and I imagine the Conservatives are doing the same thing. Certainly the reset changes a lot, and gives an incentive for each party to want to put a stamp on the new Parliament in a way that didn't exist before, so whilst I think the coalition's been fairly successful, I wouldn't bank on it being the best option for either party for this Parliament.
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    (Original post by paddy__power)
    I've not seen Jake post in forever - is he still leader?
    He is indeed, and doing a very good job since he took over (from me), he's active in the sub-forum and involved in how this parliament will shape up. Certainly he's doing much of the same in terms of the good things that have happened for a while in the Libertarian Party, and I'm sure you'll see more of him in the coming Parliament when Bill debate picks up again.
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    (Original post by jesusandtequila)
    He is indeed, and doing a very good job since he took over (from me), he's active in the sub-forum and involved in how this parliament will shape up. Certainly he's doing much of the same in terms of the good things that have happened for a while in the Libertarian Party, and I'm sure you'll see more of him in the coming Parliament when Bill debate picks up again.
    :lolwut:
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    (Original post by jesusandtequila)
    He is indeed, and doing a very good job since he took over [SIZE="1"](from me)[/SIZE], he's active in the sub-forum and involved in how this parliament will shape up. Certainly he's doing much of the same in terms of the good things that have happened for a while in the Libertarian Party, and I'm sure you'll see more of him in the coming Parliament when Bill debate picks up again.
    Are you actually Simon then or were you leader in the interim?

    That's good then, glad to hear everything is healthy in your subforum. Bet you can't guess which one my dupe is though ;]
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    (Original post by paddy__power)
    Are you actually Simon then or were you leader in the interim?

    That's good then, glad to hear everything is healthy in your subforum. Bet you can't guess which one my dupe is though ;]
    Blatantly jesusandtequila and you're trying to fool us.
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    (Original post by Drogue)
    I love how you've actually used a Hitler smilie to emphasise that point :p:
    Yes I thought it was a nice and subtle touch.
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    (Original post by jesusandtequila)
    He is indeed, and doing a very good job since he took over (from me), he's active in the sub-forum and involved in how this parliament will shape up. Certainly he's doing much of the same in terms of the good things that have happened for a while in the Libertarian Party, and I'm sure you'll see more of him in the coming Parliament when Bill debate picks up again.
    You don't get to enter the 'Best newcomer' award this year though!

    BTW, I'm still waiting on 6 more sets of MP lists from party leaders!
 
 
 
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