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qwertyMike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-12-04 11:09 AM
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5. The Brits elect a Party
The party leader becomes Prime Minister. So Brown can replace Blair as leader and so become Prime Minister without a General election.
Usually he will call an election for a mandate soon after.
Like wise Canada, OZ, New Zealand.
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  - Calls for Blair to quit TacticalPeak  Jun-12-04 10:42 AM   #0 
  - No surprise there, given the election results!  Spazito   Jun-12-04 10:51 AM   #1 
  - Livingstone is technically not a Laborite  pippin   Jun-13-04 06:46 AM   #39 
     - Technically Livingstone is a Labourite  Thankfully_in_Britain   Jun-13-04 06:51 AM   #40 
  - i'm not familiar with british electoral law....  Tarheel_Dem   Jun-12-04 10:52 AM   #2 
  - Yes, he can be replaced by the party which would also remove...  Spazito   Jun-12-04 11:02 AM   #3 
  - The Brits elect a Party  qwertyMike   Jun-12-04 11:09 AM   #5 
  - Change of leader  Mr Creosote   Jun-13-04 04:13 AM   #36 
  - would be hard for the party to throw Blair out ; Blair has lots of lackies  hadrons   Jun-12-04 11:39 AM   #8 
  - Kids, there's no "if" here. It's only a matter of time before he's out.  Fenris   Jun-12-04 11:07 AM   #4 
  - At This Rate, He'll Take the Labour Party Down With Him  AndyTiedye   Jun-12-04 11:40 AM   #9 
  - Precisely, he has done the only thing that could get the Tories  JCMach1   Jun-12-04 12:06 PM   #10 
  - If Blair's booted before November  Mokito   Jun-12-04 01:27 PM   #17 
     - I think reasonable [sic?] Repubs would see it as further confirmation  RUMMYisFROSTED   Jun-15-04 10:24 PM   #43 
  - Well, you have to give him credit for one thing:  cliss   Jun-12-04 11:31 AM   #6 
  - So why is Livingstone's re-election a "comfort" for Blair??  Sagan   Jun-12-04 11:32 AM   #7 
  - I had a similar reaction to that strange comment. If Ken's win is the  soulsick in jp   Jun-12-04 12:30 PM   #12 
  - Thanks!  Sagan   Jun-12-04 12:33 PM   #13 
     - Hope that you escape before the global heat wave gets worse.  soulsick in jp   Jun-12-04 03:25 PM   #20 
  - Agreed 100%  Atlanticist   Jun-12-04 01:24 PM   #16 
  - Well, now Labour gets to keep control of London  Mokito   Jun-12-04 01:30 PM   #18 
  - And.... he is gay to boot!  IndianaGreen   Jun-12-04 03:43 PM   #21 
  - If you mean Livingstone, no he's not  muriel_volestrangler   Jun-12-04 04:38 PM   #24 
     - "The 58-year-old mayor's partner, Emma Beal" - tipo?  TacticalPeak   Jun-12-04 05:40 PM   #26 
  - Livingstone's re-election is a comfort to Blair because...  Thankfully_in_Britain   Jun-13-04 06:36 AM   #38 
  - good-bye bushes poo-dle ....  number6   Jun-12-04 12:29 PM   #11 
  - In any election since Iraq  abburdlen   Jun-12-04 12:36 PM   #14 
  - Have you not been paying attention?  playahata1   Jun-12-04 03:48 PM   #23 
  - Poll result 'a signal for Canberra'  struggle4progress   Jun-12-04 12:49 PM   #15 
  - Unfortunately, Blair won't quit. Fools like him can't see the truth.  amBushed   Jun-12-04 01:36 PM   #19 
  - He and * get together to reinforce their mutual delusion...  crossroads   Jun-12-04 11:36 PM   #30 
  - I think Blair is much too popular, despite the election results  dwilson   Jun-15-04 04:10 PM   #42 
  - The Labor Party should have known this was coming  Joanne98   Jun-12-04 03:43 PM   #22 
  - still i am glad this happened  SenatorBulworth   Jun-12-04 05:03 PM   #25 
  - Blair was the saboteur  Dirk39   Jun-13-04 12:25 AM   #32 
  - Tony should step down for the good of the party.  struggle4progress   Jun-12-04 06:19 PM   #27 
  - Battered Blair goes home  dArKeR   Jun-12-04 11:19 PM   #28 
  - Go, go, go  Jack Rabbit   Jun-12-04 11:21 PM   #29 
  - whee!! eom  silverpatronus   Jun-13-04 10:43 AM   #41 
  - The real shock is that the Liberal Democrats actually came in  Gloria   Jun-12-04 11:53 PM   #31 
  - Going To War WITHOUT The True Consent of The People Is A  Yavin4   Jun-13-04 02:05 AM   #33 
  - Buh bye Blair....Bush to follow right behind'll see him in hell!  Tight_rope   Jun-13-04 02:11 AM   #34 
  - An interesting quote from Blair ....  Matilda   Jun-13-04 03:45 AM   #35 
  - Apologies aren't going to help Labour in the next election  Rebel_with_a_cause   Jun-13-04 04:45 AM   #37 
  - Hello from Germany,  Dirk39   Jun-15-04 10:58 PM   #44 
  - Another Blair health scare today, according to The Telegraph  Gloria   Jun-15-04 11:37 PM   #45 

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