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Poll: Which party do you want to win the election? (50 member(s) have cast votes)

Which party do you want to win the election?

  1. Labour (13 votes [26.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.00%

  2. Conservatives (3 votes [6.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.00%

  3. Liberal Democrats (13 votes [26.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.00%

  4. SNP (9 votes [18.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.00%

  5. UKIP (1 votes [2.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.00%

  6. Scottish Socialists (3 votes [6.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.00%

  7. Green Party (2 votes [4.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.00%

  8. Other (1 votes [2.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.00%

  9. Don't Care! (5 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 09:09 PM

What extreme cause are you referring to specifically?
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Posted 06 May 2005 - 09:39 PM

Galloway got in as the constituency is mainly muslim and against the Iraq war...which was his only campaigning issue....FULL STOP! rolleyes.gif
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Posted 06 May 2005 - 09:43 PM

The Iraq War was largely opposed in the UK though. Therefore, to say that the prime issue Galloway was campaigning for was extreme and that it would have been more understandable if he had centred his campaign around a more "ordinary issue" is rather strange.
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Posted 06 May 2005 - 10:50 PM

Agreed. I believe a poll showed only 21% of people said they would have supported the war had they known the straight facts at the time. And even at the time it had <50% support.

No matter what you think about Galloway, he won the seat because he was the most popular candidate - so his agenda was obviously the agenda that the electorate related to, no?

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 11:21 PM

QUOTE(George @ May 6 2005, 06:00 AM)
George Galloway won in his East London constituency, and Jeremy Paxman's attempt at interviewing him was probably the most amusing part of the night biggrin.gif I think Galloway must have been unusually grumpy, because he was threatening to just walk off, and in the end he cut it short. Basically, Paxman was accusing him of exploiting racial tension in the area, and Galloway was obviously tetchy about that tongue.gif

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That was rather amusing. biggrin.gif

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 09:10 AM

Cabinet Reshuffle

Blunkett --> Work & Pensions
Hewitt --> Health
Reid --> Defence
Hoon --> Commons Leader
Hain --> Northern Ireland
Des Browne --> Chief Secretary to the Treasury
John Hutton --> Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Alan Johnson --> Secretary for productivity, energy and industry
David Miliband -->Communities and local government
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Posted 07 May 2005 - 11:17 AM

I am not sure that them ajority of the people were against the war. IT just the anti brigade were very vocal then me and my pro war brigade

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 11:28 AM

QUOTE(Dave @ May 7 2005, 11:17 AM)
I am not sure that them ajority of the people were against the war. IT just the anti brigade were very vocal then me and my pro war brigade

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As I said, even at the time of the war when the 45 minute claim was being touted and Saddam was a "real and apparent" threat, the war had <50% support. And that support only drops as more information about lies and deceit come out.

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 05:24 PM

QUOTE(bred @ May 6 2005, 10:09 PM)
What extreme cause are you referring to specifically?

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He is just so extreme like walking ouot of tv studios and when he won he went "this is for Iraq" i mean cum on. He will do anything to get a quick headline! And some publicity like calling Bush and Blair "wolves" or woteva its just all soo extreme!

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 06:04 PM

was quite funny when he was attacked by extreamist muslims when he was campaigning. They assused him of being a false something or other and sentenced him to death.

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 08:57 PM

Changing the subject a wee bit...

Who will be the next Tory leader? Methinks it will be David Davis, but I've got someone else in mind....

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 09:46 PM

i think it would be funyn if it was Boris but i get the feeling it could be one of the new young faces behind the policy that was put forward for this election.

Dont know there names though

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 03:14 PM

Would you ever consider voting Conservative, Dave? As a New Labour man, I imagine you must look up to the original Tory party as some kind of deity, perhaps?

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 03:58 PM

its an interesting point i suppose its very possible

i however couldnt trust Mr Howard or his policys and his campaign leading up to the election i found very nasty and underhand

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 04:00 PM

Haha, indeed it was a bad campaign. If the conservatives want to win an election, they gotta find a leader who appeals the housewives. That's something which Blair has been doing successfully.

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 04:02 PM

i dont know i think you have to appeal to both the working class and the middle class. If you can do that then you are New Labour tongue.gif

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 04:10 PM

QUOTE(Dave @ May 9 2005, 04:02 PM)
i dont know i think you have to appeal to both the working class and the middle class. If you can do that then you are New Labour  tongue.gif

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Indeed...would be interesting to know what income bracket Labour's lost voters at that election came under.

As a side note, the Red Flag flew again in Moscow for VE celebrations lol, something I never thought I would see. Putin seemed to put a farily pro-Stalinist agenda forward though! Scary stuff biggrin.gif

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 05:43 PM

i noticed the pro stalin views of the man the second he was elected

Worrying stuff i have to admit

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 06:20 PM

Well, the Russian Federation hasn't been a full democracy since it was formed. And a lot of people have suffered since the introduction of the free market and demise of the Communist Party.

Kinda scary, there has been a big Neo-Nazi movement throughout the ex-USSR states, especially Estonia and Latvia - and a sizeable Nazi protest at the German war memorial services yesterday.

Edit: My gratitude goes out to each soldier who fought in WWII - and a special mention to the USSR, 27 million of her children died to defeat Fascism.

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