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#1
So, given that we're looking at either a minority Conservative administration, minority Lib/lab coalition from hell, or possibly a con/lib coalition (if Clegg can find some Gladstonian liberals and keep the SDP wing in check), it looks like we're not going to be with the next government for long... but how long?
 
#2
18 months till the next election.
 
#3
Hello stoatman,

should there be more than one option in that poll?


tangosix.
 
#5
One good reason to vote conservative: Esther Mcvey
 

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yes
 

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#10
We got this one:



Amber Rudd. (and yes, I would and did . . . . . . . vote for her!)

As for the lifetime of this shambles - yep 18 months tops. Let's not forget the austerity measures and the back-biting and the blame chucking as the measures are forced by the IMF, Standard & Poors and general necessity of the reality of the cyclops era.
 
#11
If Dave manages to seduce Nick and evict Gordon from No 10, the next election could come as soon as the autumn.

If he resizes the constituencies over the summer, a rerun of the election shoulg give him a sizeable majority.
 
#15
what happens if they have another election, and it's hung again? Or is that a stupid question?
 
#16
Can't see any pact lasting beyond the end of September: probably end of July, if I'm pushed.

Why? Well, if it's Lab/Lib, the Finance Bill (the Budget) will prove to be a mix of skoolsnhospitals and Liberal sky-pixie thinking. The Cons, as the largest party, will vote against it to a man/woman/non-gender specific. Collapse of stout party and off we go again, this time in what passes for a British summer.

If it's Con/Lib, The Blessed David will engineer an acrimonious split within a 3 month, go to the country, any Cleggy Magic will have dissipated, Labour will be holding a Quartile Of The Long Knives and in no position to begin to rebuild: the Tories will win with a small working majority.
 
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bigbird67 said:
what happens if they have another election, and it's hung again? Or is that a stupid question?
We keep holding elections until a government that commands the confidence of the House is in place.

Previously, if minority/coalition govts have been brought down quite rapidly, they've been returned with a majority, on the public's 'Give them a chance' principle. No guarantees though.

sm.
 
#18
smithie said:
bigbird67 said:
what happens if they have another election, and it's hung again? Or is that a stupid question?
We keep holding elections until a government that commands the confidence of the House is in place.

Previously, if minority/coalition govts have been brought down quite rapidly, they've been returned with a majority, on the public's 'Give them a chance' principle. No guarantees though.

sm.
Sorry Smithie, have to disagree there. Major, Callaghan and Heath found different.
 

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