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The PM program [May. 10th, 2010|02:43 pm]
Richard Clegg
I'm trying to work but I'm mainly just pressing refresh on the BBC website to see if we have a government yet. Well the result could have been worse but not much. A Lib-Conservative pact would look like a total disaster to me with eroded Lib Dem support (how many people are already "never lib dem again" even before this), not much chance of any actual electoral reform and a very small number of LD MPs trying to claim they are "influencing" policy. Also is it really likely that any kind of electoral reform bill would get through given I reckon many tories would defy the party whip on such a matter. In a way the nicest possible result would be a minority Tory government which would quickly turn in on itself as the Tory party typical habit of eating its young in times of stress. What are the rest of you hoping/fearing from this?
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[User Picture]From: drdoug
2010-05-10 07:16 pm (UTC)
The big advantage I can see of the Millibands is that you could install them as leader in a RAID 1 configuration and hot-swap one out of office if he develops a fault.
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[User Picture]From: drdoug
2010-05-10 08:46 pm (UTC)
Ah - just thought - they have a good incentive to work together too. If the Millibands divide their efforts, they'd be reduced to Microbands; if they mutiply them, they might even make an entire Band.
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[User Picture]From: steer
2010-05-11 09:56 am (UTC)
Might be smarter to configure them to swap to the one with the fewest major faults.
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