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3-ducks
Posted - 20 April 2017 09:49
Yeah he'd go down a storm in the northern heartlands.

Honestly, these people don't have a clue, do they?
Father CYPmas
Posted - 20 April 2017 09:53
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he's the bridge between Labour and Lib Dems, which is the only shot Labour have for ousting the CONservatives.
old git roundabout
Posted - 20 April 2017 09:56
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all the viable leadership candidates will disappear for the next few weeks - a la Theresa.
3-ducks
Posted - 20 April 2017 09:57
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They should find someone who can connect with the northern working class voter. How about Tracy Brabin?
94 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 20 April 2017 09:58
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By 'next' do you mean after Theresa May? Because I don't know he'll be their best choice for leader in about 2032 (assuming she hasn't handed the reigns to another Tory before then), someone else will have come through by then.
3-ducks
Posted - 20 April 2017 10:00
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Tbf Labour might win in 2027. A week's a long time in politics.
Father CYPmas
Posted - 20 April 2017 10:01
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TM is the current PM. Then there is an election. That will decide the next PM.
94 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 20 April 2017 10:03
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Lib-Dem-Cyp-ree-en - nobody says Margaret Thatcher was PM three times. She was PM from '79 to 90.

Wilson was PM twice, '64-'70 and '74-'76, that's fair enough.

3-ducks
Posted - 20 April 2017 10:04
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So was Churchill (40-45 and 51-55)
94 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 20 April 2017 10:05
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Dux - my calculation was large majority now, then boundary changes in next election both reducing 650 seats to 600 and giving Tories an estimated 20 seat uplift means their majority will at least see them through to 2027 but very likely beyond.

Agree it could go wrong for them in 2027, but I doubt it.
old git roundabout
Posted - 20 April 2017 10:05
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Wilson held a snap election in 1966, so was PM three times on that basis
94 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 20 April 2017 10:07
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ogr - wasn't he elected twice in '74 too? Making him a 4 time PM according to Lib-Dem-Cyp-ree-en.
3-ducks
Posted - 20 April 2017 10:09
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Walpole would have been PM 5 times, lol.
old git roundabout
Posted - 20 April 2017 10:09
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right, 249.
94 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 20 April 2017 10:11
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Does Lib-Dem-Cyp-ree-en think Ronald Reagan was a two-time President of the U.S.?
Because most people only think Grover Cleveland qualifies on that front.