About No party able to command majority in UK elections Page 2
|May 15th, 2010||#11|
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In the US the opposite is more accurate. Women seem to vote their own minds here and they seem to be more interested in social issues than men. Lumping women into a single voting block would be very short sighted here.
|May 15th, 2010||#12|
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|May 16th, 2010||#13|
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Saying their is a tendency isn't putting a group in a block! That's why I said tendency! Neither do I arrive at such conclusions lightly. Statistics show that women have tended to vote Conservative more than men despite the majority of women politicians being Labour who have campaigned and implemented womens rights far more vigourously. I am also quoting a female journalist.
I'm all in favour of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters. Frank Lloyd Wright
Last edited by perseus; May 16th, 2010 at 06:47..
|May 16th, 2010||#14|
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Beware parties which have slagged off other parties, but may subsequently require them to form a coalition for government! This is a classic. Our Prime-minister is on the stand with his coalition partner and a reporter asks him if he now regrets calling him 'a joke' in a TV debate only weeks earlier!
This excruciating moment is probably only beaten by this one by the previous Prime-minister during the election campaign. He left his mic on! Bear in mind a few percent change in vote can result in a massive change in seats. It probably sealed his fate.
Last edited by perseus; May 16th, 2010 at 08:26..
|May 19th, 2010||#15|
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I am bathed in a rosy glow of political history. In 1945 I was just 10 years old, when I saw the empty bomb damaged pub on the corner just behind the buildings where I lived in the deep east end of London being used as the Liberal headquarters of their candidate , Major Paul Wright, one of Montgomery's staff during WW11. I didn't know what was going on, but I was interested and hung around the front door until they invited me in. Who is your Dad going to vote for, they asked me. Labour says I. Ha they tell me, Labour hasn't got in for 14 years.
Anyway, I worked for them right through the campaign, even did a bit of typing for the front window. Major Wright didn't win, Dan Chater (Labour) won, but I remained an old fashioned Liberal all my life.
That was 1945 - and they never made it into government until now.
Good on 'em. Glad I was around to see it- I can say I told you so, my boys made it at last. Good result for an extreme moderate like me! A Liberal contribution to government. You know it makes sense.
English by the grace of God.
Last edited by Del Boy; May 19th, 2010 at 01:11..
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