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« Reply #150 on: May 21, 2012, 11:09:12 am »
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Cheryl Gillan announced AM Seats to be realigned to Boundary Review ones, number of list AMs to be increased to 30.
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« Reply #151 on: May 21, 2012, 01:22:48 pm »
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Messy situation there. Oh dear.
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« Reply #152 on: May 22, 2012, 07:29:42 pm »
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So even LaGarde's come out and ripped into Cameronomics.

We haven't half become isolated under this government.
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« Reply #153 on: June 03, 2012, 05:07:46 am »
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Missed this one, but ScotsLab have backed away from free tuition fees. Crap.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9261125/Johann-Lamont-Free-university-education-in-Scotland-is-holding-back-youngsters.html
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« Reply #154 on: June 03, 2012, 05:12:59 am »
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Cheryl Gillan announced AM Seats to be realigned to Boundary Review ones, number of list AMs to be increased to 30.
That would dramatically increase minor parties' chances to get into the Assembly.

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« Reply #155 on: June 03, 2012, 06:51:57 am »


They never really did support free tuition. UK Labour introduced tuition fees and it was the Lib Dems who twisted their arm in 1999 as part of the coalition deal. Post 2007, they opposed the SNP's abolition of the graduate endowment (which saved students an extra £2000) and then in 2010 decided they now supported free tuition, claimed the SNP were going to introduce fees and now two years later have decided fees are a good thing and that the SNP should introduce them.
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« Reply #156 on: June 05, 2012, 07:32:02 am »
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http://www.leftfootforward.org/2012/06/david-cameron-jeremy-hunt-sayeeda-warsi/

The lefty blogosphere calling the race, class and gender cards on this Warsi-but-not-Hunt saga. Quite unfair on the PM that actually, not to mention beyond patronising Sayeeda.

Of course, Dave identifies more with Hunt on a personal level, but the reason he's not giving Hunt a hard time is because the trail would only lead back to the PM himself.
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« Reply #157 on: June 09, 2012, 05:40:29 am »
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1987 General Election replay on BBC Parliament
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« Reply #158 on: June 11, 2012, 08:33:04 pm »
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No doubt Brown'll have left a few of the more aggressively right-wing lobby hacks gob smacked yesterday.
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« Reply #159 on: June 11, 2012, 09:12:55 pm »
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1987 General Election replay on BBC Parliament

Wonder how far their archive stretches back to. I really enjoyed seeing the 1970s election, I'd love for more around or before that period. Are these all being broadcast on anniversaries?
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« Reply #160 on: June 11, 2012, 09:14:17 pm »
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Back to 64 at least, I'd guess. Maybe 59 as well? I think everything before then was wiped or just never recorded.
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« Reply #161 on: June 11, 2012, 09:20:37 pm »
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Yeah on that basis if they stick to their anniversaries schedule then we're in for nothing until 2014, where we'll be greeted with an absolute deluge of them.
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« Reply #162 on: June 13, 2012, 04:42:43 am »
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Back to 64 at least, I'd guess. Maybe 59 as well? I think everything before then was wiped or just never recorded.

Sounds right. The BBC's archiving policy was a bit short-sighted back in the day; as a Doctor Who fan there's a couple of things I wish existed in something other than audio.
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« Reply #163 on: June 13, 2012, 11:53:23 am »
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2013- 1983 Replay?
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« Reply #164 on: June 13, 2012, 01:48:46 pm »
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Yeah, there's obviously that. I was mainly looking for pre-80's elections, however.
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« Reply #165 on: June 14, 2012, 07:00:19 am »
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I'm not watching, but apparently the PM's coming off badly at Leveson. Something about "Yes We Cam" and more cringey Brookes texts.
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« Reply #166 on: June 14, 2012, 08:13:56 am »
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'Cringey' is really quite, quite, quite the understatement.

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By which I mean something different to what the Honourable Member for Witney means.
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« Reply #167 on: June 14, 2012, 10:04:58 am »
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'Cringey' is really quite, quite, quite the understatement.

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By which I mean something different to what the Honourable Member for Witney means.

"We're all in this together" is definitely dead as a slogan now then.
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« Reply #168 on: June 14, 2012, 11:01:36 am »
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Didn't realise that this complete mess was our fault as well
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18422949
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« Reply #169 on: June 14, 2012, 11:43:37 am »
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Didn't realise that this complete mess was our fault as well
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18422949

We're only 1/8 responsible for Mitt Romney, actually.
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« Reply #170 on: June 15, 2012, 10:44:21 am »
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Andrew Rosindell admires Pinochet

Great, give Romford more bad rep, why don't you?
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« Reply #171 on: June 15, 2012, 01:59:33 pm »
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Andrew Rosindell admires Pinochet

Great, give Romford more bad rep, why don't you?

Thatcherism at its finest.
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« Reply #172 on: June 16, 2012, 01:49:30 pm »
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Andrew Rosindell admires Pinochet

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I didn't know wormyguy was in Parliament.
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« Reply #173 on: June 16, 2012, 02:03:57 pm »
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Rosindell is, and always has been, a country supper.
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« Reply #174 on: June 16, 2012, 02:09:04 pm »
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Anyways, Peter Archer (Lord Archer of Sandwell from 1992, a Black Country MP from 1966 until then) died recently. Very much one of the good guys:

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