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« on: January 10, 2012, 08:32:55 pm »

I love how it looks even worse in French.
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2012, 01:37:50 pm »

Surely the Liberal name was already mud as far as most Francophones were concerned, and had been since Trudeau did what he did over the Constitution?
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2012, 06:43:30 pm »

Peter Hain was actually their leader. Pretty sure Richard Burden (MP for Birmingham Longbridge Northfield) was a member was well.
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2012, 04:33:33 pm »

Eh, weirdness can happen with that type of thing. I remember a poll breakdown from 2003 or 2004 that had the LibDems leading in the Midlands. So... er... yeah. Basically.
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2012, 02:17:35 pm »

Hey, the NDP won in that area in 1990... Grin
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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2012, 05:46:48 pm »

Ah, Montreal.
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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2012, 03:45:51 pm »

In the 1930s few people were as fervent defenders of free trade as Clement Attlee.
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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2013, 05:45:51 pm »

Harold Wilson lived in Hampstead Garden Suburb (a very affluent inner suburb between Finchley and Hampstead proper) rather than the proletarian Liverpool 'burbs he represented. His constituents loved him (there is, or at least was, a pub in his old constituency called 'The Pipe and Gannex') and it'd be hard to seriously argue that he didn't try to look out for their interests during his career.
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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2013, 02:47:35 pm »

Oh, that's a shame. He wasn't that old, was he?
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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2013, 12:58:07 pm »


hahahahahahahahaha
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« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2013, 01:04:30 pm »

Elijah Harper has died.
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« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2013, 01:07:01 pm »

This has got so dark. But is still funny, so that's alright.
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« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2013, 01:36:52 pm »

hahaha
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« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2013, 03:06:05 pm »

Another "anti-corruption crusader" bites the dust as he turns out to be a corrupt crook. Good riddance.

It's hilarious how often that turns out to be the case, isn't it? One of the classics is still Swansea in the 1970s, of course: corruption scandals saw an entrenched Labour administration lose power in 1977 to a group of heroic anti-corruption independents. It soon emerged that many of these heroic anti-corruption independents were the same local businessmen who had been bribing members of the previous administration...
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« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2013, 06:01:10 pm »

If there's one thing the last thirty years of Canadian politics have taught us, it's that there's really, really, really no point in bothering with polls in Canada until an election is actually called.
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« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2013, 07:35:59 pm »

Before 1993 it was one of the consistent NDP areas in the country.
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« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2013, 07:36:50 pm »

lolrobford
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« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2013, 07:49:00 pm »

Toronto tends to be run by conservatives; left-wing control is the exception rather than the rule (alas).
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« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2013, 08:52:25 pm »

On the subject of Toronto, I read in the Grauniad today that Paul Reichmann died recently.
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« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2013, 07:59:56 pm »

Why hasn't he quit yet?
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« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2013, 10:00:33 pm »

Of course, this is all kid stuff compared to a GE, especially the leaders' debates.

Yes, that's certainly a point at which he could collapse rather messily. But caution! Excessive aggression would certainly backfire in that situation.
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« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2013, 11:58:24 am »

A three way clusterf[inks]ck election would be fun.
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