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The long election campaign has begun [Nov. 18th, 2009|04:22 pm]
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Dress rehearsal for the general election this afternoon when Gordon Brown and David Cameron clashed in the Commons at the start of the debate on the Queen's Speech. No knock-out blow landed by either man. Some good lines from the Tory leader, as you would expect, and a strong demand for an immediate election rather than another six months of this.
Brown was slower to get into his stride but had a new nugget up his sleeve in job or training guarantees for young people. He was at his strongest when attacking Tory policies to cut inheritance tax, saying it would be the only tax cut in history where the Leader of the Opposition knew all the beneficiaries in the constituency where he lived. Nothing to do with the Queen's Speech, of course. But it gave Labour MPs a ray of hope that Brown could perform well in the heat of an election --and in the televised leaders' debates which look increasingly likely. It is going to be a very long campaign.
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From: dave1234567890
2009-11-18 05:50 pm (UTC)

Long election campaign

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Why conduct an election campaign for 6 months? If Brown must delay the election to the last possible minute then he should be concentrating for the next 5 months on dealing with the total mess he has put the country in. The election campaign should be a month maximum and that is far too long. I would guess that most people have already decided whether or not they want to give Brown five more years or whether it is time for a change.
From: reinertorheit
2009-11-19 11:52 am (UTC)

A war-crimes trial

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would save the country the annoyance of hearing a talentless jocko warmonger rehearsing his lies in public.