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    Best of luck to all candidates, especially those standing up for British conservatism.
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    (Original post by Nigel Farage MEP)
    Aph It is very unlikely a MoNC would be submitted, but there would still be a new coalition possible that will make the government a smaller minority than it is now.
    Doesn't matter though. With the 22 seats the government would have in this Senario either we do something left wing and get support from the socs and greens who would push us over the threshold or we do something right wing and we get support from you guys. The only things we won't pass are things which are so watered down that neither aside supports them but we can't pass them most of the time either and often wouldn't get the internal support needed for such items. So basically nothing changes.
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    (Original post by toronto353)
    I'm not going to comment on any MONC, but let's consider it this way. The by-election finishes on 21st March, so even if any MONC were launched that day, that would conclude on 28th March, with 7 days of coalition building that brings us up to 4th April for a new Government forming. Since the GE is due for 30th April, I'd question whether there would be any point in a new Government forming for 26 days. That decision is for the Speaker, but that's my view on it.
    It seems more likely to me that Labour losing the by-election and the Tories winning (thereby removing Labour's seat advantage) could warrant us going for a general election should LP wish it. In that scenario Fez could either dissolve parliament immediately, we could see a MoNC in which Labour believe they'll lose and so Fez goes for election (remember the VoNC which brought us into coalition together) or they could drag it out and eventually LP becomes PM which gives him the power to dither a week or so while ensuring a strong stockpile of leglislation and provisional negotiations for coalition are concluded before dissolving parliament himself.

    Having the by-election a month or two before an election actually makes things interesting if the opposition win when their only one seat behind, assuming they desire an election that is.
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    (Original post by Helfus)
    Best of look to all candidates, especially those standing up for British conservatism.
    *luck
    *socialism



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    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    I don't know. I think you underestimate the number of potential Ukip voters on this forum, who could be attracted to vote for you if you used some conveniently-timed marketing techniques.
    Ahh but don't forget UKIP can't use photos anymore - no more Farage-infested UKIP manifestos now.

    Will the Labour lads will be putting up a candidate?
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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    Ahh but don't forget UKIP can't use photos anymore - no more Farage-infested UKIP manifestos now.

    Will the Labour lads will be putting up a candidate?
    They can still plaster his name everywhere though, having as they do a leader who conveniently shares said name.

    That is for us to know and you to find out.
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    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    They can still plaster his name everywhere though, having as they do a leader who conveniently shares said name.

    That is for us to know and you to find out.
    Dammit - we were hoping to steal all of the left-wing vote

    Still, there's always the Greens votes - hopefully
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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    Dammit - we were hoping to steal all of the left-wing vote

    Still, there's always the Greens votes - hopefully
    The Greens still have votes? :eek:
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    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    The Greens still have votes? :eek:
    Apparently...I feel sorry for the Greens because no matter what they do nobody ever takes them seriously.




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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    Apparently...I feel sorry for the Greens because no matter what they do nobody ever takes them seriously.




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    Well to be fair most people don't take socialists seriously either, big S or small s :lol:
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    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    Well to be fair most people don't take socialists seriously either, big S or small s :lol:
    I wouldn't say that, sure Corbyn was elected on a majority of 59.5% and Bernie Sanders got very far in the elections.


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    Isn't there a ban in the GD on a MoNC within a month of the previous vote anyway, or am I thinking of something else? That would preclude the MoNC being launched for another two days after Toronto's estimate.
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    Isn't there a ban in the GD on a MoNC within a month of the previous vote anyway, or am I thinking of something else? That would preclude the MoNC being launched for another two days after Toronto's estimate.
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    2 weeks
    lol that's ridiculously short

    anyone fancy an amendment?
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    lol that's ridiculously short

    anyone fancy an amendment?
    Yes, but my support is virtually useless.
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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    I wouldn't say that, sure Corbyn was elected on a majority of 59.5% and Bernie Sanders got very far in the elections.


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    Corbyn is very unpopular with the general public though, and Sanders adheres to probably the mildest form of socialism you can get.
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    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    Corbyn is very unpopular with the general public though, and Sanders adheres to probably the mildest form of socialism you can get.
    If it can even be called socialism at all.
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    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    Corbyn is very unpopular with the general public though, and Sanders adheres to probably the mildest form of socialism you can get.
    Meh.

    Although I wouldn't argue he's very unpopular with the public, the media's character assassination of him and his inexperience in being in a senior party role certainly hasn't helped him.



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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    Meh.

    Although I wouldn't argue he's very unpopular with the public, the media's character assassination of him and his inexperience in being in a senior party role certainly hasn't helped him.



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    Tbf I think a lot of it does stem from his internationalism and pacifism, e.g. wanting rid of nukes and wanting to give the Falklands to Argentina, but the British public has been so brainwashed by neoliberalism that in most cases they're very sceptical of socialism. I get that from personal experience more than anything else.
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    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    Tbf I think a lot of it does stem from his internationalism and pacifism, e.g. wanting rid of nukes and wanting to give the Falklands to Argentina, but the British public has been so brainwashed by neoliberalism that in most cases they're very sceptical of socialism. I get that from personal experience more than anything else.
    Mmmmm, true.

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