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disability student
10-05-2010, 02:35 PM
http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Politics/Hung-Parliament-Sky-Sources-Say-Tories-And-Lib-Dems-Have-Agreed-The-Outline-Of-A-Deal/Article/201005215628731?lpos=Politics_Carousel_Region_0&lid=ARTICLE_15628731_Hung_Parliament%3A_Sky_Source s_Say_Tories_And_Lib_Dems_Have_Agreed_The_Outline_ Of_A_Deal.

Lib Democrats would need 3/4 th's of the majority vote when a special conference is being set up for the Lib Democrat voter members.

C. Flower
10-05-2010, 02:37 PM
http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Politics/Hung-Parliament-Sky-Sources-Say-Tories-And-Lib-Dems-Have-Agreed-The-Outline-Of-A-Deal/Article/201005215628731?lpos=Politics_Carousel_Region_0&lid=ARTICLE_15628731_Hung_Parliament%3A_Sky_Source s_Say_Tories_And_Lib_Dems_Have_Agreed_The_Outline_ Of_A_Deal.

Lib Democrats would need 3/4 th's of the majority vote when a special conference is being set up for the Lib Democrat voter members.

Thanks DS.

I wonder how they'll fix that up. Maybe they'll get tips from John Gormley...

disability student
10-05-2010, 02:40 PM
Thanks DS.

I wonder how they'll fix that up. Maybe they'll get tips from John Gormley...

I doubt that re tips from Gormless or Bertie??

I thought that Lim Democrats membership are more inclined towards the Labour provided that G Brown step down. This deal would require 75% vote as i don't know if they could achieve that??

Tony1975
10-05-2010, 03:00 PM
Any idea of any of the content of the deal, specifically, if there is any electoral reform agreed upon?

75% does seem like a very difficult majority to attain.

disability student
10-05-2010, 03:03 PM
Any idea of any of the content of the deal, specifically, if there is any electoral reform agreed upon?

75% does seem like a very difficult majority to attain.

Could i ask you re what's the majority for the Green party (Ire) to approve any deal??

No idea of the content yet as they would probably outline it later this evening.

G Brown must be SWEATING by now as he's power hungry.:D

electionlit
10-05-2010, 03:07 PM
Clegg has to get some form of electoral reform as part of a deal, otherwise whats the point of being in power.

disability student
10-05-2010, 03:09 PM
just in now from BBC news;

Three main sticking points that the Lib Dems want more clarification from the Tories on - education funding, 'fairer' taxation and voting reform.

So it would appear that no deal was reached yet awaiting further on clarification.

Tony1975
10-05-2010, 03:09 PM
Could i ask you re what's the majority for the Green party (Ire) to approve any deal??

No idea of the content yet as they would probably outline it later this evening.

G Brown must be SWEATING by now as he's power hungry.:D

Isn't it 66%?

disability student
10-05-2010, 03:11 PM
Isn't it 66%?

yeah you could be right as it jogged my memories re previous Green party vote on NAMA.

Lib Democrat vote majority is quite higher and difficult to attain unless Clegg says so.

disability student
10-05-2010, 03:24 PM
An update:

(Sky): Simon Hughes: deal expected by end of week but not necessarily by end of day.

Lifeisagame
10-05-2010, 07:01 PM
No deal.
Would you do a deal with a slimy little turd like Hague?
Anyway, Clegg has said it is All back on the table.:p
Never count your Ducklings until you check the fence:D

C. Flower
11-05-2010, 04:49 PM
There are heavy rumours that a Lib Tory deal has been finalised and breakingnews.ie reports that Brown is stepping down as head of the Labour Party.

http://www.breakingnews.ie/world/brown-to-step-down-tonight--report-457263.html

Is this the end of the New Labour project ?

Baron von Biffo
11-05-2010, 04:51 PM
Thanks DS.

I wonder how they'll fix that up. Maybe they'll get tips from John Gormley...

http://www.clipartguide.com/_named_clipart_images/0060-0807-1220-5847_A_Beat_Up_Man_Waving_the_White_Flag_of_Surren der_clipart_image.jpg

Maybe John Boy isn't the best model for Clegg.

Kev Bar
11-05-2010, 05:29 PM
Thanks DS.

I wonder how they'll fix that up. Maybe they'll get tips from John Gormley...

Indeed. Sadly the best quote on the Greens' bargaining remained buried deep in an IT article: "the easiest lay in Irish politics," said a senior FF figure.

C. Flower
11-05-2010, 06:14 PM
Indeed. Sadly the best quote on the Greens' bargaining remained buried deep in an IT article: "the easiest lay in Irish politics," said a senior FF figure.

Gormely was gagging for it, I heard. :(

ang
11-05-2010, 06:23 PM
Gordon Brown on way to Queen to resign and is standing down as leader of Labour Party with immediate affect

C. Flower
11-05-2010, 06:25 PM
Is Harriet Harmon taking over until a new leader is selected ?

ang
11-05-2010, 06:27 PM
Nothing confirmed on that yet CF.

C. Flower
11-05-2010, 06:32 PM
Nothing confirmed on that yet CF.


Clegg and Cameron suddenly make me think of an evil version of Jedward.

Kid Ryder
11-05-2010, 06:34 PM
Clegg and Cameron suddenly make me think of an evil version of Jedward.

+1, just for the far-fetchedness of it!

ang
11-05-2010, 06:40 PM
Clegg and Cameron suddenly make me think of an evil version of Jedward.

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde spring to mind and trying to figure out which is which is somewhat scary.

Double jeopardy.

C. Flower
11-05-2010, 06:49 PM
Brown says he's leaving politics. A bit of a brat.

ang
11-05-2010, 07:17 PM
Harriet Harmon confirmed as interim leader of the Labour Party.

Kid Ryder
11-05-2010, 07:22 PM
UK now without a head of government. A power vacuum. Whoopee!

It won't last, though. Sadly.

C. Flower
11-05-2010, 11:36 PM
Cameron PM, Osborne Finance and Hague Foreign Minister.

http://www.breakingnews.ie/world/camerons-cabinet-starts-to-take-shape-457299.html

Kid Ryder
11-05-2010, 11:57 PM
Very fast. Now watch the real games begin. How stable will this arrangement be? Will the Tories try to welsh out on their PR promises?