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Forum: Politics Yesterday, 19:49
Replies: 65
Views: 1,565
Posted By alaninmcr
A party deselecting an MP has no effect on their...

A party deselecting an MP has no effect on their being in parliament. A recent example is Eric Joyce who continued as MP despite being suspended and then resigning from the Labour Party.
Forum: Politics Yesterday, 18:59
Replies: 19
Views: 494
Posted By alaninmcr
Not just the Euro, the UK is also not part of the...

Not just the Euro, the UK is also not part of the Schengen Area that abolishes border controls throughout the EU (apart from the UK and Ireland). If the UK is not going to be a proper member, then...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:32
Replies: 1,090
Views: 30,084
Posted By alaninmcr
Even if it is only one couple ever, why should...

Even if it is only one couple ever, why should they be discriminated against?
Forum: Politics 22-05-2015, 21:43
Replies: 65
Views: 1,565
Posted By alaninmcr
It can also lead to a party accepting anything...

It can also lead to a party accepting anything and anyone for the sake of a seat. For example, in the early 1970s the Liberals were led by Jeremy Thorpe and welcomed Cyril Smith to their impoverished...
Forum: Politics 22-05-2015, 17:06
Replies: 61
Views: 1,854
Posted By alaninmcr
I read it as "there is no evidence of dirty...

I read it as "there is no evidence of dirty tricks in the way that the civil servant (mis)reported the meeting". So the civil servant did not deliberately write an inaccurate memo.

That does not...
Forum: Politics 20-05-2015, 18:51
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By alaninmcr
Why no Lord Janner?

Why no Lord Janner?
Forum: Politics 18-05-2015, 20:42
Replies: 34
Views: 1,274
Posted By alaninmcr
It wasn't just the stone itself, it was the...

It wasn't just the stone itself, it was the totally vacuous pledges on it. For example, every single party would agree with having "a strong economic foundation". How could anyone have thought the...
Forum: Politics 17-05-2015, 15:52
Replies: 503
Views: 21,655
Posted By alaninmcr
So Labour should have won the election to make it...

So Labour should have won the election to make it easier for their internal Party politics? :o
Forum: Politics 17-05-2015, 15:51
Replies: 503
Views: 21,655
Posted By alaninmcr
Brown lived in Number 10, Blair in Number 11 as...

Brown lived in Number 10, Blair in Number 11 as the private apartments were bigger.
Forum: Politics 15-05-2015, 18:22
Replies: 503
Views: 21,655
Posted By alaninmcr
They could at least have given one example of...

They could at least have given one example of what previous scrutiny of him has revealed. Yet there is no mention of "trash" and the millionaires-only social website, of wikipedia edits nor of Jersey...
Forum: Politics 12-05-2015, 17:04
Replies: 144
Views: 3,552
Posted By alaninmcr
That is what Labour assumed about their Scottish...

That is what Labour assumed about their Scottish constituencies. It is possible that UKIP could prove a real threat in Northern England
Forum: Politics 12-05-2015, 08:36
Replies: 14
Views: 519
Posted By alaninmcr
Do you need another Labour (ex-)politician to say...

Do you need another Labour (ex-)politician to say "I knew we would lose" or "We need to move to the left/right/centre"? There have been more than enough of them already.
Forum: Politics 11-05-2015, 13:23
Replies: 48
Views: 1,839
Posted By alaninmcr
That could go horribly wrong. Do Labour really...

That could go horribly wrong. Do Labour really want to take the chance of their candidate losing?
Forum: Politics 11-05-2015, 11:15
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By alaninmcr
Were Labour beaten by the SNP because they were...

Were Labour beaten by the SNP because they were not left enough? I got the impression that many ex-Labour voters were finally fed up with being treated like idiots who were guaranteed to vote Labour...
Forum: Politics 10-05-2015, 12:01
Replies: 32
Views: 747
Posted By alaninmcr
Isn't 2017 the year for the EU referendum as...

Isn't 2017 the year for the EU referendum as wanted by the Tories?
Forum: Politics 09-05-2015, 20:21
Replies: 65
Views: 2,179
Posted By alaninmcr
A contributing editor to the New Statesman :D

A contributing editor to the New Statesman :D
Forum: Politics 09-05-2015, 11:24
Replies: 93
Views: 3,220
Posted By alaninmcr
The referendum may settle the EU issue, but it...

The referendum may settle the EU issue, but it would not settle the immigration issue. Labour ignored their voters' concerns about immigration. It will be very difficult for them to regain those...
Forum: Politics 08-05-2015, 20:13
Replies: 33
Views: 792
Posted By alaninmcr
What are you on about?

What are you on about?
Forum: Politics 08-05-2015, 20:09
Replies: 33
Views: 792
Posted By alaninmcr
If they pass EVEL, they'll have a 100+ majority...

If they pass EVEL, they'll have a 100+ majority for English legislation and an 80+ majority for English/Welsh legislation.
Forum: Politics 08-05-2015, 19:57
Replies: 18
Views: 531
Posted By alaninmcr
They would not have had a majority. How do you...

They would not have had a majority. How do you expect a coalition with only 315 seats to have governed?
Forum: Politics 08-05-2015, 12:16
Replies: 693
Views: 18,704
Posted By alaninmcr
She didn't when Gordon Brown resigned. When was...

She didn't when Gordon Brown resigned. When was she last elected as Deputy Leader?
Forum: Politics 08-05-2015, 11:10
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By alaninmcr
Looking at her biography on Wikipedia, she hardly...

Looking at her biography on Wikipedia, she hardly seems the right choice to reconnect with potential and ex-Labour supporters.
Forum: Politics 07-05-2015, 22:16
Replies: 46
Views: 1,928
Posted By alaninmcr
Perhaps they won't get rid of him. After losing...

Perhaps they won't get rid of him. After losing in 1987, Kinnock stayed on to lose again in 1992.
Forum: Politics 07-05-2015, 21:21
Replies: 37
Views: 1,717
Posted By alaninmcr
I thought it was widely expected that the Tories...

I thought it was widely expected that the Tories would take seats from the Lib Dems in the South West.
Forum: Politics 07-05-2015, 21:10
Replies: 125
Views: 5,073
Posted By alaninmcr
They have a history of under-estimating the Tory...

They have a history of under-estimating the Tory vote but have been getting more accurate.
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