Guess Who The New Deputy Prime Minister Is?

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  1. Answer ..................... Nick Clegg!
  2. Sympathetic_Reaction

    Sympathetic_Reaction LE Book Reviewer

    The interesting choice will be Chancellor....Vince or George?
  3. Its George.
  4. in_the_cheapseats

    in_the_cheapseats LE Moderator

    Good to see Vince there but I doubt if the Lib Dems are daft enough to take the ultimate poison chalice.
  5. And now there are some claiming that Ashdown is going to get Defence.....
  6. I only hope George is smart enough to realise he's a lot less smart than Vince is. Going on past performance, not.
  7. Is that the reason William Haig has been walking around with a face like a ripped dap
  8. Its True !! ....... and Liam Fox is really pissed off :p
  9. we can only hope vince is actually in charge
  10. Sir "First Class" Nicholas Winterton (on Mondays after a nap)
  11. Holy shite a Defence Sec.with military expierence, now that is strange
  12. Miracles do happen Tropper66 :wink:
  13. ** STAND BY ** ......... Major announcements officially being made now.
  14. Rather like the title for Geoffrey Howe, Hestletine and Prescott, it's more a 'important figure in the government with an oversight of domestic issues' post. If Cameron falls under a passing bus tomorrow, Hague would be in pole position to take over as PM, since he is (to all intents and purposes) deputy leader of the largest party in the coalition/whatever arrangement the Lib Dems come to.

    While I can see the merits of Ashdown's name being mentioned in the context of defence -

    a) the Lib Dems need to confirm they're on board
    b) his experience suggests that he'd be better off in some foreign affairs post
    c) the Tory party is likely to want Fox or another senior Tory in that post, and DC would face some bother in parachuting Ashdown in as Sec of State (even if Ashdown is properly qualified to parachute onto main building).

    (Edit - don't f'ing have finger trouble & press 'submit' before you've finished typing, Archi...)

    Granted, he'd possibly be good with his military experience, but not sure that this'd go down well with the Tories, and, more to the point has it actually been confirmed? Whet memorial question - is there a link for that?
  15. in_the_cheapseats

    in_the_cheapseats LE Moderator

    Nothing yet - reckon however this source is providing RUMOUR!!

    Saying that, may be the Tories are learning the Labour tricks quick. Brief everything unofficially first, see the reaction and change accordingly........