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Forum: Politics Today, 06:22
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Posted By mossy2103
So it was "mythical" was it? Ok. I bet that...

So it was "mythical" was it?

Ok.

I bet that there would be many who would disagree.


But never mind, it makes for a good thread title.
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 19:41
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Posted By mossy2103
It's a forlorn hope. The BBC (via a report from...

It's a forlorn hope.
The BBC (via a report from Norman Smith) had an opportunity to do so on the News Channel this morning but failed to do so.
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 19:33
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Posted By mossy2103
But that would require a consensus in Parliament,...

But that would require a consensus in Parliament, and that's not likely until we get a stable government. So it won't help the current scenario.


Then the media (all parts) should be doing its job...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 17:33
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Posted By mossy2103
Whether it is perceived as unfair or not, that is...

Whether it is perceived as unfair or not, that is the system that we have in place. A system made worse by the inability of the two coalition partners to address the issue of boundary changes during...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 17:03
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Posted By mossy2103
Because, under the current electoral system which...

Because, under the current electoral system which governs the conventions followed, it's the number of seats that matters, not proportion of votes cast.

And remember that the public rejected a move...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 15:56
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Posted By mossy2103
Only if the smaller parties wither away and the...

Only if the smaller parties wither away and the LibDems remain a rump party. Otherwise, multi-party governments are here to stay.


They might have to swallow their pride, just as some do within the...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 15:49
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Posted By mossy2103
A pity that some news organisation does not...

A pity that some news organisation does not inform them of the accepted processes that are in place, and the requirements of the Fixed Parliament Act.

And something else, I cannot understand this...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 15:43
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Posted By mossy2103
Don't forget that FPTP relies only upon seats won...

Don't forget that FPTP relies only upon seats won in the House, not votes cast. Until that changes, the reality is that vote share is pretty much irrelevant (except for those who wish to argue the...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 15:40
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Posted By mossy2103
You could also say that those who did not vote...

You could also say that those who did not vote Tory/those who are represented by parties other than Tory, represent the majority.

And after all, with the current FPTP system, or PR, the country...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 15:36
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Posted By mossy2103
there would still remain a majority of House (aka...

there would still remain a majority of House (aka representing the wishes of the electorate) who would not share the Tory vision, and would probably oppose the Queen's Speech. The best that Cameron...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 09:53
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Posted By mossy2103
Only if they can get a Queen's Speech through,...

Only if they can get a Queen's Speech through, and survive the ensuing vote of no confidence that would almost certainly be laid before the House should they fail in that endeavour. And given that...
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 06:20
Replies: 41
Views: 1,337
Posted By mossy2103
Recent opinion polls have Labour 2 points ahead...

Recent opinion polls have Labour 2 points ahead of the LibDems in Sheffield Hallam.
Forum: Politics 04-05-2015, 16:52
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Posted By mossy2103
But seeing as Clegg is a) the leader of a major ...

But seeing as Clegg is

a) the leader of a major political party

b) the leader of the party in a coalition over the past five years

c) the deputy PM and has had much more media coverage over the...
Forum: Politics 04-05-2015, 16:49
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Posted By mossy2103
Quite.

Quite.
Forum: Politics 04-05-2015, 16:48
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Posted By mossy2103
rather surprising that the Sheffield Hallam...

rather surprising that the Sheffield Hallam constituents had to be reminded as to who their MP was, seeing as Clegg has had such a high profile over the past 5 years!
Forum: Politics 04-05-2015, 16:39
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Posted By mossy2103
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/04/br...

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/04/breathtaking-surge-of-tory-tactical-votes-to-save-nick-clegg-in-hallam-poll

However:
Forum: Politics 04-05-2015, 16:33
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Posted By mossy2103
The thing is, the Lab/LD numbers won't stack up....

The thing is, the Lab/LD numbers won't stack up. The only viable option would probably be to include the SNP. But various SNP mutterings as well as various warnings from the Tories have made the SNP...
Forum: Politics 04-05-2015, 16:26
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Posted By mossy2103
No you're not. :blush:

No you're not. :blush:
Forum: Politics 04-05-2015, 16:09
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Posted By mossy2103
interesting .... ;) (Sorry, someone had to do it...

interesting .... ;)

(Sorry, someone had to do it :D)
Forum: Politics 04-05-2015, 16:04
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Posted By mossy2103
Indeed: http://i.guim.co.uk/media/w-1065/h--/q-95...

Indeed:

http://i.guim.co.uk/media/w-1065/h--/q-95/bd71f596aee71cc191b30f5e37cd061dcff6dd1c/0_23_973_584/973.jpg
Forum: Politics 04-05-2015, 16:00
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Views: 97,282
Posted By mossy2103
The thing is, if the Cameron's government did not...

The thing is, if the Cameron's government did not have the confidence of the House, it would be expected that he resigned as PM. If Cameron tries to stay on in spite of that loss of confidence, then...
Forum: Politics 04-05-2015, 15:48
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Views: 97,282
Posted By mossy2103
In truth, what I would expect to happen is that,...

In truth, what I would expect to happen is that, before any Bills could be introduced, the Queens Speech would be put before Parliament.

It would be voted down.

Almost immediately, the...
Forum: Politics 04-05-2015, 15:19
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Posted By mossy2103
And it will be chaotic until the Queens Speech...

And it will be chaotic until the Queens Speech vote (which in the above scenario would be likely to be lost), and the ensuing no confidence motion.
Forum: Politics 04-05-2015, 14:47
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Posted By mossy2103
Should be interesting. We'll see if Cleggy has...

Should be interesting. We'll see if Cleggy has made up any ground.
Forum: Soaps 04-05-2015, 13:52
Replies: 66
Views: 5,653
Posted By mossy2103
And we don't yet know when (or even if) she finds...

And we don't yet know when (or even if) she finds out about that son.
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