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Old 05-06-2010, 07:12 PM   #16
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Hung parliament?
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Old 05-07-2010, 05:41 AM   #17
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Kind of double hung, in a way. Possibly even a formal Lab-Lib Dem coalition likely wouldn't get a majority. So the only absolute guarantee at the moment is that there'll be another election in 6-12 months.
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Old 05-07-2010, 12:00 PM   #18
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After browsing over the threads here, I'm not sure if anyone is actually aware, but there are countries outside of the United States.
Are there?

oh, yeah, I live in one!
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Old 05-07-2010, 05:49 PM   #19
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if we could get a truly United Europe then at least we would only have 1 incompenent government instead of the dozen + incompetent governments we're dealing with now
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That seems a stretch, Salome. Even a united Europe on the US model would, presumably still feature sub-national units. Unless you're Napoleon or something.
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Old 05-07-2010, 07:44 PM   #21
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if we could get a truly United Europe then at least we would only have 1 incompenent government instead of the dozen + incompetent governments we're dealing with now
Would you trust yourself with that amount of power? And if you wouldn't, then why would you trust anyone else?
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Old 05-08-2010, 12:33 PM   #22
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Considering I'm not remotely British, it really doesn't matter what I think. Nonetheless, I did pay attention reasonably, and I'm unsure who I would have voted for. Labour seems to rub me the wrong way the same way the Liberals currently do in Canada with a "campaign from the left/rule from the right" mentality. And I really loathe nanny statism.

I do understand why people would distrust the Tories. I very much like how Cameron is appearing to want to shed the homophobia that conservative parties seem to be known for. And part of me seems more willing to give them a chance to prove that they are as "tolerant" as they say they are, far more so than the Canadian Tories, who I wonder if they are just not waiting to unleash their intolerance if they are ever given a majority government.

And the Lib-Dems...I just don't know enough about them. I get the sense that there's parts of their platform I'd really like and parts that I'd really despise with little in-between.

Again, though, I'm not British, and I bet that my attitudes would be shaped much differently if I lived there and had to deal with their consequences.
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London, England (CNN) -- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Monday he will step down as leader of his party after it was defeated in parliamentary elections last week.

"As leader of my party I must accept that that is a judgment on me," he said.

He is asking his Labour Party to begin preparations for a new leadership contest in which he will not be a candidate, he said. That effectively means he is on his way out as prime minister.

He said he hoped a new leader would be in place by the next party conference, which is scheduled for September.

The move may clear the way for a deal to keep his party in power after elections last week left no party with an absolute majority in parliament.

Brown said a Labour-Liberal Democrat alliance made sense, given the results of Thursday's vote.
This only makes sense.

What happens if the Lib Dems do not agree to support either Labor or the Conservatives. Because they can not get the election reform they are requesting?

Does Labor just keep power?
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Old 05-10-2010, 05:39 PM   #24
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YouTube - Adam Boulton (Sky News) v Alastair Campbell (Labour) - FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!

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so how do they pick a new leader? and what powers will s/he have?
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Old 05-10-2010, 06:46 PM   #26
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Interesting you make comparisons to Canada, Melon, because this scenario reminds me, in some respect, of the one we had with Paul Martin a few years ago - a finance minister works behind the scenes to take over as PM and when he finally does, and all the hoopla settles down, his approval rating plummets and he eventually loses power.
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Nick Clegg is an arse.

I'm so angry right now
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Tories !

David Cameron named UK prime minister - CNN.com
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:20 PM   #30
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As a spectator, I'm quite interested in seeing how this will go. I have no affinity for socialism (i.e., Labour, in theory), and quite a lot of affinity for liberalism (Lib-Dems, in theory; Alan Wolfe's "The Future of Liberalism" does a good job of outlining why liberalism and socialism are not the same), with me having some increasing centre-right leanings (Cameron's Tories, in theory).

Basically, I'd like to see if they can actually succeed at "Progressive Conservatism" in a way that Canada failed to sustain. There's rumour that one of the conditions of the coalition is that Clegg insisted on a fixed four-year term for this parliament, so there would be ample time to see if this will work.
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