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Question: When will the ConDem alliance collapse?
2010 - 1 (16.7%)
2011 - 3 (50%)
2012 - 0 (0%)
2013+ - 0 (0%)
It will last. - 2 (33.3%)
Total Voters: 5

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Re: UK General Election 2010 « Reply #1935 on: May 17, 2010, 05:46 PM »
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What are you smoking ??  Whatever it is, you need to share ... Very Happy
Trimming these bushes has pushed me over the edge.....  nervous 
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Re: UK General Election 2010 « Reply #1936 on: May 17, 2010, 05:47 PM »
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Will you stoooooooooooooooop .. lmaoff
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Re: UK General Election 2010 « Reply #1937 on: May 17, 2010, 05:52 PM »
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Will you stoooooooooooooooop .. lmaoff
I can't..  Oh me... where is Mark?  I'm in deep ****.... bolt
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Re: UK General Election 2010 « Reply #1938 on: May 17, 2010, 05:53 PM »
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I can't..  Oh me... where is Mark?  I'm in deep sh*t.... bolt

There's no two ways about it .... you are QUITE DEFINITELY the baddest !!  You just wait till Mark gets back from the Zoo tomorrow ... nervous
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Re: UK General Election 2010 « Reply #1939 on: May 17, 2010, 05:56 PM »
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There's no two ways about it .... you are QUITE DEFINITELY the baddest !!  You just wait till Mark gets back from the Zoo tomorrow ... nervous
He'll be all animal soppy and all forgiving. 

Enough of this hilarity, I'm away to do 'useful things'. 

The Election was pants.  This is my official view....
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Re: UK General Election 2010 « Reply #1940 on: May 17, 2010, 05:56 PM »
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Okay - get cracking gal ....
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Re: UK General Election 2010 « Reply #1941 on: May 17, 2010, 06:16 PM »
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Doesn't have to. He could have stood down, like Blair did, for example.
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Re: UK General Election 2010 « Reply #1942 on: May 17, 2010, 06:52 PM »
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Daisy didn't like it. Frown Just can't please everyone...
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Re: UK General Election 2010 « Reply #1943 on: May 17, 2010, 06:53 PM »
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Daisy didn't like it. Frown Just can't please everyone...
Cursed Duck!  lol  You must find another one, though.  yes
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Re: UK General Election 2010 « Reply #1944 on: May 17, 2010, 08:12 PM »
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Curs-ed DUCK .................
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Re: UK General Election 2010 « Reply #1945 on: May 17, 2010, 08:47 PM »
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Curs-ed DUCK .................
Embarassed You weren't meant to hear that.....  Very Happy
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Re: UK General Election 2010 « Reply #1946 on: May 18, 2010, 03:05 AM »
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Liam Byrne (Labour's Chief Secretary to the Treasury - second highest position in the treasury, and a cabinet position) left a message to his successor at the treasury saying simply, "Dear chief secretary, There's no money left."!!!

[noembed]http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/8685989.stm[/noembed]

I suspect Liam Byrne wrote and signed it with a huge sigh of relief.  David Laws, however, wasn't impressed:
 
"When I arrived at my desk on the very first day as chief secretary, I found a letter from the previous chief secretary to give me some advice, I assumed, on how I conduct myself over the months ahead.

"Unfortunately, when I opened it, it was a one-sentence letter which simply said 'Dear chief secretary, I'm afraid to tell you there's no money left,' which was honest but slightly less helpful advice than I had been expecting," he said.

Treasury sources said the letter, dated 6 April - the day Gordon Brown called the general election - actually read: "Dear chief secretary, I'm afraid there is no money. Kind regards - and good luck! Liam."

It has similarities to the note reportedly left by the Conservative Reggie Maudling to Labour's Jim Callaghan when he became chancellor in 1964, which said: "Sorry to leave it in such a mess."

Mr Byrne was reported as having said the letter was meant as a joke. But he told the BBC he was just using the language that everyone in that job used eventually.

"It's a phrase that chief secretaries do have to get used to using I'm afraid. Chief secretaries do have to be tough, they are the unpopular ones in government. I'm sure it won't be too long before Mr Laws is using it with his colleagues."

 
 
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Re: UK General Election 2010 « Reply #1947 on: May 18, 2010, 07:18 AM »
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A continuation of this thread has been opened called "UK Coalition Govt - success or failure?"
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Re: UK General Election 2010 « Reply #1948 on: May 18, 2010, 09:44 AM »
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Has all the interest in politics gone now the election's over? Pity, if yes...
I'm looking forward to tomorrow - hoping we get some action at the re-election (or not!) of the speaker.
I sent you a PM Yamor, but in case you didn't get it, I've opened a new thread as above because I think the aftermath of this General Election is going to be very interesting.  Certainly if Bercow is unseated as Speaker, it'll be the first time in 175 years that this has happened.  I've never been all that interested in politics but this election and its result has already seen history made, and I think more is yet to come.
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Re: UK General Election 2010 « Reply #1949 on: May 18, 2010, 10:05 AM »
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Yeah, I got the PM, just haven't had anything to say yet!
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