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The news coming in that Labour has lost one of its long time constituency heartlands has to send shock not only to the front and back bench Labour MPs, who will be panicking over getting "fired" at the next general election.

It will also motivate the Unions into bargaining with what they know is a critically damaged product. I am expecting widespread strikes now.

as for the Party donors, how the hell are Labour going to afford the next general election with all their traditional and more recent party donors heading for the hills.

I personally reckon he will be out by christmas, done in a slimy backhand way when he is out of country.

The only good news they have is the pullout of the troops from Iraq, everything else is going to be BAD... So, I reckon they will pull the Coup before this happens.

So, I reckon gordon will be gone in less than six months.

What you think?

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It's not all bad for Labour. If the Glasgow East swing was repeated in the next general election then Labour could still expect to win two seats, it would be a toss up to see who was leader and deputy leader. :)

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It's not all bad for Labour. If the Glasgow East swing was repeated in the next general election then Labour could still expect to win two seats, it would be a toss up to see who was leader and deputy leader. :)

This is amazing and fascinating result.

Amazing for obvious reasons, but fascinating as this throws mid term future events wide open. I was expecting Brown to limp along and call an Election in May 2010. This could still happen, but some how I doubt it.

So what next?

Its harder to remove a Labour leader, so unless Brown see senses or is made to see sense by men in grey suits and goes, we could be on for one almighty bust up in the Labour Party. I don't quite know what the consequences might be, but we could see union pandering by a desperate soon to be ex-PM, with Labour snippers taking pot shots at him from all angles with others trying hard to appear loyal whilst bargaining for concessions.

My concerns are that Brown could deliberately steer the economy on the rocks in one last attempt to deny the Conservatives a sweet victory. One economist has already asked Dave Cameron if this is an election he is sure he wants to win.

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My concerns are that Brown could deliberately steer the economy on the rocks in one last attempt to deny the Conservatives a sweet victory. One economist has already asked Dave Cameron if this is an election he is sure he wants to win.

As much of a personal and political triumph a general election win would be for Cameron, he must have very mixed feelings on becoming PM next time around.

Timing will play a crucial role in it. Let's say Gordo knows it's all over with and he decided to call a GE next May - Cameron would be coming in perhaps when the economic cycle had got nowhere near the bottom. He may then be blamed for not steering the country out of the grimness.

If he holds off until 2010, the seat loss would be even greater for Labour and the level of resentment against them would be at the same level as against the Tories in 97 (Major should have called the election in 96, imo). He may also hand power over to Cameron at the start of the economic recovery.

If I were scumbag Broon, I would call the election next year. However, that would be too much like long-term thinking so probably won't happen.

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Ooof! As a Weegie, this is crackers! These constituencies have been the bread and butter of Labour for years, dyed in the wool, vote for a monkey if it wore a red rosette places. Pretty unbelievable result, but I guess the corruption of the previous MP and the filthy stench coming out of Westminster from all things Labour has wafted up the streets of Shettleston.

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It's not all bad for Labour. If the Glasgow East swing was repeated in the next general election then Labour could still expect to win two seats, it would be a toss up to see who was leader and deputy leader. :)

I think it was 2 seats north of the border, not 2 seats for the whole of the UK!

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I think it was 2 seats north of the border, not 2 seats for the whole of the UK!

Two seats. Knowsley and Liverpool Walton. I suspect Peter Kilfoyle would be leader.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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So the SNP won a seat in Scotland... whoop dee doo!! Hardly amazing news is it?? And no one in their right mind would want to be prime minister now, so everyone on all sides will be pretty happy thet GB will stay for as long as things are bad and beyond control.

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we need Gordon at the helm.

He is without doubt the best man to guide us through these tough economic waters.

After all, he presided over 10 years of growth and prosperity, so he knows what is needed.

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I can add little to what has already been said, other than that maybe it is a good tip to buy Nokia shares this morning.

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So the SNP won a seat in Scotland... whoop dee doo!! Hardly amazing news is it??

No, it is pretty damn amazing!

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No, it is pretty damn amazing!

Given how safe (or should that be "safe"?) the seat supposedly was, it's certainly pretty noteworthy.

I doubt if Gordon will "do the right thing" and leave, he's spent too long dreaming of being PM to give it up meekly and without a fight.

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Mind Blowing victory

only Glaswegians understand the true relevance of this

If the SNP can win in Glasgow east then its OVER OVER OVER

Independence on its way

This is the death of the UK :P

The consequences for England and Wales will be meltdown

Scotland has kept the UK afloat for over 30yrs with its oil reserves

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Mind Blowing victory

only Glaswegians understand the true relevance of this

If the SNP can win in Glasgow east then its OVER OVER OVER

Independence on its way

This is the death of the UK :P

The consequences for England and Wales will be meltdown

Scotland has kept the UK afloat for over 30yrs with its oil reserves

I think the ONE GOOD THING of Indian Call centres, is that it has done away with that lip-pursing wobbly warm gay sounding "must be a Scottish accent" call centre waiting messages that all the big companies had for a time ..

Other than that- lets think- Scotland... ummmmm- oh yeah, MIDGES :lol:

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Mind Blowing victory

only Glaswegians understand the true relevance of this

If the SNP can win in Glasgow east then its OVER OVER OVER

Independence on its way

This is the death of the UK :P

The consequences for England and Wales will be meltdown

Scotland has kept the UK afloat for over 30yrs with its oil reserves

Thanks to the Glaswegians.

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Mind Blowing victory

only Glaswegians understand the true relevance of this

If the SNP can win in Glasgow east then its OVER OVER OVER

Independence on its way

This is the death of the UK :P

The consequences for England and Wales will be meltdown

Scotland has kept the UK afloat for over 30yrs with its oil reserves

what oil reserves? :lol:

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what oil reserves? :lol:

bvgger

where did aw the oil go!!!

ach well at least we still huv the whisky

CHEERS GORDY

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Usual By-election reaction against a sitting Government - the SNP have a track record for pulling these off in safe Labour seats going back the best part of 30 years -anyone remember Margo MacDonald or Jim Sillars ?

Truth is most English people don`t give a flying monkeys about Scotland or their Independence aspirations - we have been paying for their free tuition fees , old age nursing care etc for years anyway as the Scottish influence in Westminister government have ensure the flow of cash goes Northward across Hadrians Wall - good riddance to the Sweaties I say who obviously prefer the extreme Socialism of the SNP to Nulabour .

Edited by Wires 74

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Fraser Nelson, editor of Spectator magazine, interviewed on SKY news this morning.

"Brown is the sort of person who starts drilling when he hits rock bottom"

Don't expect him to leave anytime soon, he's living out his fantasy on the "world stage".

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7524003.stm

Mr Brown also said: "I'm getting on with the job. My task is getting on with the job. It's exactly what people want me to do."

So that's his cunning plan - to cling onto the job as long as possible even though he is a clueless twit. (why the Mary Whitehouse did tw at become twit?)

Edited by insidetrack

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Truth is most English people don`t give a flying monkeys about Scotland or their Independence aspirations - we have been paying for their free tuition fees , old age nursing care etc for years anyway as the Scottish influence in Westminister government have ensure the flow of cash goes Northward across Hadrians Wall - good riddance to the Sweaties I say who obviously prefer the extreme Socialism of the SNP to Nulabour .

Uh, why are you blaming the SNP for those decisions? They've only been in power for a year and those were Scottish Labour policies. The tuition fees were a bribe to keep the Lib Dems on side (and about the only thing the Liberals got out of their coalition government, they won't go near one with a bargepole after the way Labour treated them). The funny things is calling the SNP socialist. They are in many ways more right wing than Scottish Labour. In addition, the scots all but destroyed the fringe socialist parties at the last election after we worked out what idiots they were.

Edited by Granite

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