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    Pericles Pericles is offline
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    Brown Becomes Prime Minister

    It's slightly difficult to believe, but Gordon Brown has just become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

    How big a change in UK policy will we see in the next 100 days?
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    Hurrah ! I demand a day off school.
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    Was anyone else hoping that the echo at the beginning of his speech would last throughout? It would have lended the occasion a nicely cinematic sense of terror.

    I wonder if he will call a snap election -- no-one expects him to but the Tories are at their weakest right now, it could really smash them.
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    Then again, it might backfire. The good ole Brit electorate might just turn around and collectively declare "Well, actually let's make a clean sweep altogether while we're at it and not just change the lable on the jam jar."
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    Same Sh*t, Different Gobshyte.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leftfemme22
    Same Sh*t, Different Gobshyte.
    That's the spirit! What we really need is a nice lefty PM from Labo... oh, wait

    Is Galloway available in '09 or have they already signed him up for Dancing on Ice?
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    There are still flaky UK Labour supporters who think fondly of millitant unions, Michael Foot and CND.

    Brown needs to ensure they remain on the margins of his party.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel CNC
    There are still flaky UK Labour supporters who think fondly of millitant unions, Michael Foot and CND.

    Brown needs to ensure they remain on the margins of his party.
    You should really clean up your own gombeen corrupt system before you have the hubris to dictate to others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel CNC
    There are still flaky UK Labour supporters who think fondly of millitant unions, Michael Foot and CND.

    Brown needs to ensure they remain on the margins of his party.
    Certainly, although it's questionable whether he will have the ability to do so. Blair managed to do that by counterbalancing the die-hard socialists with moderate voters and candidates, but it remains to be seen how well Brown will be able to use his momentum as PM to hold on to those voters. He may well be reduced to "dog-whistle" politics by the end of his term.
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    Oh to be an English Nationalist.
    No Assembly of their own, even though the Welsh, Scots and those in the 6 Counties have one.
    And now to cap it all, they are ruled by a Scotsman.
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