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« Reply #575 on: May 08, 2016, 11:25:54 am »
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Apparently Khan wanted nothing to do with Corbyn and hewed the middle road between Corbyn's socialism and Blair's centrism to win

people have said it further up the page
, but I can really see Kahn deciding tht 4 years is enough and getting reselected for a parliamentary seat at the 2020 election, either to a major cabinet position or front runner for leadership and picking up the pieces after a defeat
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« Reply #576 on: May 08, 2016, 02:47:04 pm »

The Gorbals' last high rise was flattened today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciiRfAM5W_E&list=PLNxwX7r4A556TiEwhBR9aALJQK-knBNp8

Something strangely apt coming as it does after Thursday.

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« Reply #577 on: May 08, 2016, 03:46:20 pm »
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but I can really see Kahn deciding tht 4 years is enough and getting reselected for a parliamentary seat at the 2020 election, either to a major cabinet position or front runner for leadership and picking up the pieces after a defeat

Eddie Izzard has declared an interest in running for the position in 2020 in the past. Yes, that Eddie Izzard.
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« Reply #578 on: May 08, 2016, 03:54:35 pm »
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but I can really see Kahn deciding tht 4 years is enough and getting reselected for a parliamentary seat at the 2020 election, either to a major cabinet position or front runner for leadership and picking up the pieces after a defeat

Eddie Izzard has declared an interest in running for the position in 2020 in the past. Yes, that Eddie Izzard.
Well he's funnier than Boris
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« Reply #579 on: May 19, 2016, 10:56:44 am »
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Andy Burnham announced yesterday that he's running for Greater Manchester Mayor; despite the giggles about a scouse major it's worth noting it's 'Greater Mancester'. Will be worth watching the selection as he's running against the union backed council Leader, and a rich Blairite MP Ivan Lewis.
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« Reply #580 on: May 25, 2016, 08:42:13 am »
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This is completely unrelated, but how relevant is the issue of abortion in the UK? Are there any pro-life leaders, or pro-life labourites, and are they allowed to vote with their conscience.
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« Reply #581 on: May 25, 2016, 09:02:16 am »

This is completely unrelated, but how relevant is the issue of abortion in the UK? Are there any pro-life leaders, or pro-life labourites, and are they allowed to vote with their conscience.

Abortion is a conscience vote yes. Laws at present are balanced enough  (despite being quite restrictive in parts) to generally satisfy everyone except the most rabid pro-lifers who are generally a fringe movement who can't get the ear of policy makers or the attention of the public.

They got permission to protest outside a Glasgow hospital earlier this year for the whole of lent and while I ended up on an informal list of people who were planning to escort women to and from appointments we weren't needed as they drifted away after a few days.
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« Reply #582 on: May 25, 2016, 10:04:53 am »
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The law was deliberately written in such a way as to prevent it from being easily politicised.
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« Reply #583 on: May 25, 2016, 10:05:34 am »
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There are handful of old Catholic Labour machine pro-life politicians, from what I remember. Not that it comes up much - last parliament there was a minor ruckus from Tory cum reality star "Mad"one Worries, but in general the issue isn't talked about. And of course there is the SDLP.
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« Reply #584 on: May 25, 2016, 10:06:44 am »
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The law was deliberately written in such a way as to prevent it from being easily politicised.

Perhaps if abortion had been legalised through the legislature and not the Supremes in the US, the issue would be less volatile?
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« Reply #585 on: May 25, 2016, 10:51:09 am »
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Andy Burnham announced yesterday that he's running for Greater Manchester Mayor; despite the giggles about a scouse major it's worth noting it's 'Greater Mancester'. Will be worth watching the selection as he's running against the union backed council Leader, and a rich Blairite MP Ivan Lewis.
I keep on forgetting that he exists tbh
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« Reply #586 on: May 29, 2016, 07:32:59 am »
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Rumours of a Leadership coup being prepared in the tory party- only need 50 MPS to sign a letter to trigger it (rumours are that about 30 signatures have been kept in a safe since 2010)
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« Reply #587 on: Today at 02:26:44 pm »
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Typical London news: the foundation building the world's most useless bridge (it has trees on it!!!!!) has spent two thirds of the public money awarded to it. Pretty impressive considering construction hasn't started.
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