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  1. 1). yes, it's 'wrong' in a party political system, and 2). yes, they can and will get away with it.
  2. They can and would, if Brown fails to form a government. But he now thinks he can form a happy-clappy broad kirk of monomaniacal sectarians, bringing them together around the promise of his own act of political harakiri, at some point in the near future. Clegg just better make sure he gets that promise of electoral reform nailed down in negotiation, and put into writing, and the chaos of the next few years might just be worth it.
  3. If Lab and Lib, as now seems likely, hop on the good foot and do the bad thing then it will be a full coalition, isn't that right? Which, for all its weaknesses, will not have to go to the country in short order, as a conservative minority would have done. Correct me if I'm wrong about it, but far from being the end of Clegg I'd imagine this would be the end of Dave.
  4. Yep. He's shown contempt for the electorate - one of his own (now ex) supporters, ffs - when what he's trying to show is contempt for the other two parties Goodnight and thanks for playing.
  5. Won't happen here, everything's under control, we have a deficit reduction plan in place, halving it in four years. Moreover they couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...
  6. Alternatively, reverse half way in, get out of side door and push the rest back in. More for the upper body strength, that one. Always assuming the garage's not on a slope.
  7. I expect Brown's stuffed either way. If the recovery turns out to be the flimsy thing many here suspect it to be, then he can expect a brutally unforgiving rejection at the polls. But if it proves durable, then, as we often see, the resulting sense of security increases the willingness of people to vote in the other lot. It's one of those odd quirks of voter thinking that reward a new team with the benefits of the incumbents' successes. If it were otherwise, John Major and Ken Clarke would have led us into the 21st century. Sleaze and the appearance of ineptitude did for them, not imho Black Wednesday.
  8. Wee, sleekit, cow'rin, tim'rous beastie, O, what a panic's in thy breastie! Thou need na start awa sae hasty, Wi' bickering brattle! But I do worry that... ...will get trickier for many honest souls to do as taxes rise and rise and the deadly tentacles of debt spread further and further (to the delight of the apostles of Gordo).
  9. But of course. If you're using 'Old Trusty' again, please accept apologies in advance for any damage to the varnish. And now, exit stage left as this becomes yet another BNP hijack/unhijack thread. *sigh*
  10. We were just getting over it, and then a manse twunt hoved into view and, with roughly comparable claims to legitimacy, bagged the country for himself. For the Domesday Book read most home office legislation since then. So the nation once again settles back into the historical attitude of apologizing for being raped. It's a very small example but I notice on the day barclays announce a 3billion profit (or whatever it is) they send me a letter explaining they're jacking up my current account fee due to the introduction of some grotty superfluous insurance premium that i don't need didn't ask for and don't want. Can't see any option on it, I'm just going to have to lie down and take it. But they knew that to begin with, didn't they?
  11. I was going to venture a sober response like 'churn out articles for The Economist and other neo-lib organs' (which he's doing with increasing frequency), but this thread is already far too entertaining.
  12. It takes an ogre to recruit an ogre. Who else could tolerate this foul-mouthed finger-jabbing piece of one-dimensional ex-Thatcherite frippery getting his mitts on the machinery of government? :angry:
  13. It still doesn't look very much. Can we have a dachshund, to scale?
  14. No - but with a due concern that this doesn't somehow turn itself into an endorsement of views expressed. Edit to add that this 'no' response covers only the original 'shall I jump or not?' post. Later nonsense about getting anyone to apologise for tough talking (on the internet FFS!) is just mission creep.
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