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"Should Cameron have hugged him?
these hoodie-hugs could be compiled into an amazing TV show called '101 funniest politician fights' with one hundred chavs kneeing david cameron in the ribs and that time john prescott punched a joe scully lookalike for throwing an egg at him.
made me buy the 'paper today. I think that might be the first time that's ever happened.
you 'bought' the Metro.
I used to like it. Things change.
is that you?
not minty at all.
That was quite cleber though!
*buys bauxhall bectra*
What's the French for Ba Ba Boom?
What WOULD happen if the Tories still managed to lose the next election? I just assumed the general way of this country meant they couldn't really lose...maybe they thought that too?
you're oblivious to the recent polls then?
labour are still the lesser of two evils.
such as what? economically or socially? on both, id probably disagree. theyre more centrist surely, and if anything are still left leaning.
i just looked at your other posts. i thought you were saying that most of their policies had been right wing. silly.
based mainly on Tory voters defecting and Tony Blair.
Without Blair and since there's no suggestion they'll replace him with someone in his mould, it seems unlikely those people will vote for Labour.
On top of that, the British public (in pre-Thatcher days, certainly) were known for apparently 'fancying a change' and voting out a party even if they seemed fairly popular.
When Thatcher was in power you were hard-pressed to find anyone who would say they liked her.
At the exit polls at the last election she won it was 'so clear' she would lose Kinnock started to celebrate...and she slaughtered him. Why? Because people would claim they weren't going to vote for her then they got into the booth and they voted for her.
Why? Was it that the English are really so bigotted that a ginger Welshman would never get in? Probably, I'm afraid. The USSR and Labour's record in terms of socialism and the control the left still had inside the party won't have helped.
In any case, yes Tony Blair is reviled but he was at the last election and to a degree the one before that...yet people were still voting for him.
I grew up with the Tories stomping all over everyone and Blair's is the first 'Labour' govt. to do more than two terms, I think...and even then I think there was only one two term Labour govt. before maybe.
Anyway, my point is that the Tories have always been such a dominant party it seems funny to me to see them in charge, but maybe Labour's dominance has actually removed that stranglehold and made a lot more floating voters of the old Tory faithful.
I'm sure Benchill Mad Dogs are very grateful for the publicity. I also hear they're particularly eurosceptic.
Best post on DiS ever, hands down.
I salute you.
i'm out of here
as he does it. classy.