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    He's confirmed today that he will continue as an...

    He's confirmed today that he will continue as an MP for the years to come.
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    Poll: Vince on the future of the DTI:...

    Vince on the future of the DTI:



    Banking reform needs the full support of government | guardian.co.uk

    Looks like Cable is due to get banking reform...

    First coalition cracks emerge as...
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    Poll: Lord Ashcroft put a block on it, as Cable has...

    Lord Ashcroft put a block on it, as Cable has some very interesting views on what needs to be done.

    Cable didn't even get banking reform, because the banks were too scared of him having some power...
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    He's done lots for helping reduce world poverty,...

    He's done lots for helping reduce world poverty, and is well-regarded in many countries.

    He'll take the Chiltern Hundreds, leave parliament, have a break for 6 months and then land a city job.
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    Poll: I've already stuck a tenner on Vince to go first...

    I've already stuck a tenner on Vince to go first - he's running a ministry that he has campaigned to scrap, and is stuck with the job of explaining maths to George Osborne.

    Can't be much fun.
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    Poll: Here's the odds that I've seen published: ...

    Here's the odds that I've seen published:



    Vincent Cable 25% £10 wins £40
    Nick Clegg 20% £10 wins £50
    Chris Huhne 17% £10 wins £58
    Lord Strathclyde 11% £10 wins £90...
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    Poll: Who's first to crack?

    Bookies have already published the odds on who they think will be the first cabinet minister to resign. Since the CUK massive is always accurate in their predictions, who do you think will go first?...
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    Paddy Power are offering 1/2 on his next work...

    Paddy Power are offering 1/2 on his next work being charity work, through to 500/1 on him being next presenter on the One Show!


    Charity Worker 1/2
    After Dinner Speaker ...
  9. BBC Website captures the cabinet meeting perfectly

    http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/3967/selection20100513214207.jpg

    How long before the video caption is accurate?
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    Might I suggest that you mention this on...

    Might I suggest that you mention this on Facebook, rather than whinging on here about what your friends are writing on their facebook walls?

    Or are all your Facebook friends on CUK as well??
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    On the bright side

    In a couple of months, Cameron will be on paternity leave, and Nick Clegg will be running the country.

    :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:...
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    Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.... ...

    Meet the new boss, same as the old boss....


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rp6-wG5LLqE
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    Rumour is a guaranteed fixed-term parliament. ...

    Rumour is a guaranteed fixed-term parliament. Whether that's by agreement or by legislation (or even genuine) remains to be seen.
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    Day 0 of the coalition of losers.

    Day 0 of the coalition of losers.
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    No, it shows a picture of a demonstration. If...

    No, it shows a picture of a demonstration.

    If the judiciary has approved the extradition, can the Conservative government just overturn that straight away?

    Given the number of things that Clegg...
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    Can the legislature immediately overrule the...

    Can the legislature immediately overrule the judiciary?
  17. No - he was too busy doing this ...

    No - he was too busy doing this

    http://armyofdave.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/gordon2.jpg
  18. Ladbrooks are offering 100-1 on Blair to be next...

    Ladbrooks are offering 100-1 on Blair to be next Labour Leader, so you never know :)
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    It's a coalition

    So, what have the Liberals sold out on?

    Skeletor on BBC was saying that fixed term governments was one commitment from CMD to Clegg, so at least no government will be able to dictate when the...
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    Brilliant - Liberal voters are never going to...

    Brilliant - Liberal voters are never going to forgive Clegg for selling out, and we'll be back in power before you know it!
  21. Already at least two Scottish families have been...

    Already at least two Scottish families have been made homeless.

    That's a Tory government for you.
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    Tory Campaign Poster for election 2010 Mark 2

    http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/9513/postertory.jpg
  23. At least Brown survived the numerous...

    At least Brown survived the numerous assassination attempts on his political life from within his own party, unlike Thatcher.

    It took Nick Clegg to get rid of Brown.
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    She's benched - what else is she doing that takes...

    She's benched - what else is she doing that takes so much time she can't make soup?
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    Poll: Tory minority government seems to be doing OK in...

    Tory minority government seems to be doing OK in Canada.

    IIRC, 62 out of the 95 years of PR in Australia have had some kind of Conservative representation (but I can't remember where I read that).
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    We'll probably never know, as he'll move onto...

    We'll probably never know, as he'll move onto another sockie - I know of at least two of his other users.
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    NOB25 Second guess Lucy. But that's just a...

    NOB25

    Second guess Lucy.

    But that's just a name to stick in there, since I'm convinced it's NOB25.
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    Sticky: That's what I've done in central London - under...

    That's what I've done in central London - under ten minutes walk to work in the mornings, so don't need to worry about the tube apart from Monday morning and Friday lunchtime.



    Depending on...
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    ftfy

    ftfy
  30. Twitter: @BBCLauraK No 10 says the bags packed...

    Twitter: @BBCLauraK No 10 says the bags packed into cars at the back don't belong to the Brown family
  31. The liberal democrats have a hard job selling any...

    The liberal democrats have a hard job selling any deal to their party membership, which they need to do. Unless Clegg gets 75% support from MPs and the ruling executive, it goes to the party. Many...
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    It's merely a list of prime ministers who were...

    It's merely a list of prime ministers who were not elected to that role (in that year) - not whether they ever won an election or not.

    My point being that the current media (and certain members of...
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    What makes you think that a five month contract...

    What makes you think that a five month contract is any more long-term than a three month one, or even a one week one?

    If you want to look for a new contract, then go and look for a new contract;...
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    No, he didn't. He said that he would stand...

    No, he didn't.

    He said that he would stand down as Labour leader when a leadership election can be arranged, which is incredibly bad advice from a party political point of view. Every time a...
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    Full 5 minute version - YouTube - Campbell v...

    Full 5 minute version - YouTube - Campbell v Boulton arguing live on Sky News. Watch to the end!

    (Nice forum touch, it automatically put the description to the link just from the URL. NICE!)
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    Just looking at the list of prime ministers, and...

    Just looking at the list of prime ministers, and then viewing the circumstances of their ascendency.

    Although Bonar Law first became prime minister without needing an election, he did call one...
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    Another unelected PM in the long line: Gordon...

    Another unelected PM in the long line:

    Gordon Brown, 2007
    John Major, 1990
    Jim Callaghan, 1976
    Alec Douglas-Home, 1963
    Harold MacMillan, 1957
    Anthony Eden, 1955
    Winston Churchill, 1940...
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    David Milliband (known as "the evil of two...

    David Milliband (known as "the evil of two lessers") is bookies favourite by a long way. There's also been talk of a Miliband stitch up - Ed takes votes away from the other lefty candidate so his...
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    :laugh

    :laugh
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    Nice to see the CUK crystal ball working so...

    Nice to see the CUK crystal ball working so effectively these days....
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    Until there is a new government, then the current...

    Until there is a new government, then the current one has to govern.
  42. If your wife doesn't earn enough to be VAT...

    If your wife doesn't earn enough to be VAT registered, then there may well be a case for her to have her own business rather than add an extra 17.5% (or, if you are reading this in 2011, 20%) onto...
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    Poll: The Reverend Pitcher...

    The Reverend Pitcher doesn't seem too left wing to me.
  44. Linky?

    Linky?
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    NL+LD would automatically include the SDLP (3)...

    NL+LD would automatically include the SDLP (3) and Alliance (1). Add SNP and remove SF from the equation and that gives you a majority, even if Con take Thirsk (which is now by no-means a given).
    ...
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    Poll: Actually, Blair didn't - Alistair Campbell said...

    Actually, Blair didn't - Alistair Campbell said "we don't do God". It was a big thing that Blair "converted" to Christianity after leaving office as PM for some reason (maybe because he is meant to...
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    Poll: With the exception of Nick Clegg - "I'm not a man...

    With the exception of Nick Clegg - "I'm not a man of faith, but my wife is", as he reminded us in the second debate.
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    Under proportional representation, (s)he won't be...

    Under proportional representation, (s)he won't be :D
  49. 1.9% of the vote => 12.35 seats. Whether you...

    1.9% of the vote => 12.35 seats.

    Whether you agree with the politics, the way forward to to educate and persuade people rather than to ignore their views. You only have to see what happens to BNP...
  50. Sinn Fein have already said that they refuse to...

    Sinn Fein have already said that they refuse to take their seats in the House of Commons. Ulster Unionists held the balance of power from December 1996 to the 1997 election after Major lost his...
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