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Scots Want Labour To Govern In Westminster In Coalition With Snp

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...wow ...what will this do for the economy ...?.....vote Labour in England at your peril...?...... :rolleyes:

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/revealed-scots-want-labour-govern-5001611

OUR survey found more than a third of voters would welcome a partnership that would see Ed Miliband in 10 Downing Street with Alex Salmond taking a role in the UK government.
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...just like the West Lothian question ..where the SNP will be able to vote in Westminster on a 'pick and choose' basis to support Labour in addition to having devolution ...this is hardly democracy...blocking Scotland from Independence was in fact a pyrrhic victory ....a vote for Labour now will help to retain the Trojan Horse....let's face it ..Labour do not need democracy...it would in fact destroy them.... .. :rolleyes:

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Seems unconstitutional to me.

Most of the UK cannot vote for or against the SNP.

There is no constitution. Edited by erat_forte

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Labour are about to get wiped out on Scotland so there is no real love for them here.

But the attitude is still that most folk would chew their own bits off than get involved with the Tories.

SNP will use the situation to get as many concessions and as much power as possible which is completely understandable.

In a fragmented party situation like is developing now they will need to consider proportional representation but for most MPs that's Turkys voting for Christmas

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If the SNP do manage to win 30-40 seats they may end up holding the balance of power at Westminster.

I'd be happy to see them prop up a minority administration if they can negotiate delivery of the following 3 policies:

1 - Home rule for Scotland (so everything except Defence and Foreign Affairs is devolved to the Scottish Parliament)

2 - Abolition of the House of Lords and have it replaced with an elected Senate

3 - A commitment not to renew Trident (personally I don't believe it represents good value to taxpayers)

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Labour are about to get wiped out on Scotland so there is no real love for them here.

But the attitude is still that most folk would chew their own bits off than get involved with the Tories.

SNP will use the situation to get as many concessions and as much power as possible which is completely understandable.

In a fragmented party situation like is developing now they will need to consider proportional representation but for most MPs that's Turkys voting for Christmas

It will also serve their purpose in terms of irritating voters outside of Scotland such that they will say - let them go and to hell with the Union.

There is some clever politics in play at the moment.

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If the SNP do manage to win 30-40 seats they may end up holding the balance of power at Westminster.

I'd be happy to see them prop up a minority administration if they can negotiate delivery of the following 3 policies:

1 - Home rule for Scotland (so everything except Defence and Foreign Affairs is devolved to the Scottish Parliament)

2 - Abolition of the House of Lords and have it replaced with an elected Senate

3 - A commitment not to renew Trident (personally I don't believe it represents good value to taxpayers)

Short of full independence, you've pretty much summed up my 'shopping list' Jie Bie.

South Lorne, given that no-one is predicting a majority government, which coalition 'partnership' would you prefer?

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One of the major gripes in Scotland is that Westminster has a very London-centric view of things. At least the SNP can challenge that if they hold the balance of power.

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Scots Want Labour To Govern In Westminster In Coalition With Snp

"OUR survey found more than a third of voters would welcome a partnership"

So two-thirds would not welcome it?! Slightly misleading headline there...

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If the SNP do manage to win 30-40 seats they may end up holding the balance of power at Westminster.

I'd be happy to see them prop up a minority administration if they can negotiate delivery of the following 3 policies:

1 - Home rule for Scotland (so everything except Defence and Foreign Affairs is devolved to the Scottish Parliament)

2 - Abolition of the House of Lords and have it replaced with an elected Senate

3 - A commitment not to renew Trident (personally I don't believe it represents good value to taxpayers)

...think you missed the most appropriate...Independence....that would solve a lot of the undemocratic issues which have grown up around the Blair's devolution plan which needed to cover the whole of the UK including England if it were to have a chance of working....delivered half baked like everything from Labour...... :rolleyes:

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......South Lorne, given that no-one is predicting a majority government, which coalition 'partnership' would you prefer?.....

....anything that does not include Labour ...and I back Independence for Scotland....to clear the road for democracy north and south of Hadrians...and a real constitution ...

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One of the major gripes in Scotland is that Westminster has a very London-centric view of things. At least the SNP can challenge that if they hold the balance of power.

..doesn't help if you live in Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle or Birmingham etc etc...... :rolleyes:

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..doesn't help if you live in Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle or Birmingham etc etc...... :rolleyes:

..and of the various parties which one would devolve more power to the regions in your option?

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Scots Want Labour To Govern In Westminster In Coalition With Snp

"OUR survey found more than a third of voters would welcome a partnership"

So two-thirds would not welcome it?! Slightly misleading headline there...

Our survey found that a Labour-SNP alliance was the most popular of all the scenarios put forward for the make-up of the next UK government.

A Labour majority was second choice on 20 per cent, followed by a Tory majority on 14 per cent.

I believe what they least want is any UKIP involvement in government.

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..and of the various parties which one would devolve more power to the regions in your option?

..well it woudn't be Labour ...without the twisted, undemocratic current set-up they would not survive..... :rolleyes:

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Looks like the English are about to get an inkling of what it feels like to be a Scot...

though admittedly the English don't have a devolved parliament which makes it all rather unfair. Wouldn't be surprised if the demand for a properly implemented federal structure really kicks into high gear over the next few years.

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I believe what they least want is any UKIP involvement in government.

...turnout at last General Election 2010 was 65%....2005 ...61%...Scottish Referendum...85% ...suspect we will see a high turnout in Scotland for this election ...this will affect the percentage of favours for Labour coalition ...while in England maybe this will get people to the polls for once ...good thing if it does...and UKIP will be another balancing act with even one seat projected in Scotland with Tories projected zero seats there .... :rolleyes:

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Looks like the English are about to get an inkling of what it feels like to be a Scot...

though admittedly the English don't have a devolved parliament which makes it all rather unfair. Wouldn't be surprised if the demand for a properly implemented federal structure really kicks into high gear over the next few years.

...people in England need to start taking politics seriously and getting out to vote...remember you can't win the lottery if you don't buy a ticket and just gripe...., :rolleyes:

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