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Come and join us!  We're discussing the UK election.

Tony Blair and Gordon Brown have already got a drink....

...but there are still a few seats left near the fire.

Here it is

and recommend it when you get there, so's we can get a good fug going.

The Tory manifesto came out today - they want less immigration, cleaner hospitals, and stricter schools.  No sign of wanting to teach creationism as science, thank God. Howard looks like Dracula grinning from the inside cover (they don't want to risk putting him on the outside). Blair and Brown are pretending the Iraq war isn't happening, and that the country's blooming.  Charlie Kennedy's wife's about to have a baby.

Whose round is it?

Originally posted to Febble on Mon Apr 11, 2005 at 02:37 PM PDT.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Come on guys! (4.00)
    Recommend Welshman's diary and let's get the place buzzing!
  •  Oh damn do I want a pint.... (none)
    .... had a bottle of Adnams Broadside but fuck! Seems like I drank it. Now I'm wandering aimlessly around the room looking for another... Oh shit! a bottle of gin!

    "We must uphold a familiar commerce together in all meekness, gentleness, patience and liberality."

    by Marshall on Mon Apr 11, 2005 at 02:37:15 PM PDT

  •  In honor of Welshman (4.00)
    Make mine a Brains.

    In politics, sometimes the jackasses are on your side.

    by Dump Terry McAuliffe on Mon Apr 11, 2005 at 02:49:28 PM PDT

  •  Can Labour Unseat Blair, and Retain Rule? (none)
    Is that possible? What would it take? Is anyone working on it or is it a moot point of law?
    •  Yeah (none)
      After the election there will be a change over at some point probably within three years.  The Labour party will meet and elect a new leader.  That new leader will become the Prime Minister no sweat.

      They could have changed horses before the election, but Tony wasn't ready to go yet.  They think that they can rub their subjects noses in it, since the left doesn't have enough of a choice to dump their pro-war party

      The only international crime is losing a war

      by Luam on Mon Apr 11, 2005 at 04:40:26 PM PDT

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      •  I Hope... (none)
        ...That there is a core antiwar faction in their Labour Party, as there is in our Democratic Party, and that they have better luck finding leaders who represent that approach.
        •  Core (none)
          That core exists and it is fairly strong.  The war vote needed the Tories to pass.  Without Tony the war faction in Labour would be a minoroty (I think).  The real question to my mind is which Labour MPs keep their seats.

          If anti-war Labourites keep their seats and pro-War lose then Blair will have to go even if Labour keeps a fair majority.

          The only international crime is losing a war

          by Luam on Tue Apr 12, 2005 at 08:21:59 AM PDT

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  •  That Godbotherer Tony drinks? (none)
    Only in front of the cameras, I'll bet, and even then he's a Bud man.

    "Senators, you polish a turd/Here in the city we got a word for those who'd bed their beloved Big Bird and make a mockery of our freedoms/It's Hey, MF" -L Reed

    by Septic Tank on Mon Apr 11, 2005 at 03:05:29 PM PDT

  •  Tim Taylor's Landlord please (none)
    cheers

    Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little. - Edmund Burke

    by ukrich on Mon Apr 11, 2005 at 03:16:09 PM PDT

    •  A pleasant first round (none)
      'specially when the landlord is a pretty lass.  I tend to follow up the landlord when a pint of something a bit more Peculiar, or the Ole' Speckled Hen if they are out of the Old Peculiar.

      The only international crime is losing a war

      by Luam on Mon Apr 11, 2005 at 04:37:05 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  If you can (none)
         reserve me a table at Granita with Phony Tony, I may have a little talk with him about why he should resign in favor of Gordon Brown.
         Tony is so phony, I wouldn't be surprised if he is having a secret affair with Prince Charlie.
    •  Believe it or not... (none)
      ... he's currently making a favour to Gordon.
      Should Labour win (despite certain huge losses), it will be "thanks to Brown" and in a few months he'll be the new boss.
      Should Labour lose, it will be "thanks to Tony" and Brown will still have a clear run for the Labour leadership.

      Tony is covering Gordon's ass. We should be grateful ;)

  •  Sam Smith Pale Ale This Way... (none)
    Will they let you serve beer by the pint if the Brits go completely Euro or will you have to order ale with that funny liter system ?
  •  Pint of Stella, please (none)
    and maybe a Blackthorn next round.

    If I were there, I'd be voting straight SWP. No way I'd vote for Tory Tony, the only man on the world stage to out-whore Jeff Gannon.

    Let the pig Howard win. Maybe it will teach labour a valuable lesson: BE labour, instead of a cut-rate ho. They need to learn to never, ever, ever again allow a delusional, self-worshiping shitbag like Blair anywhere near the party leadership.

    And I raise a glass to Red Ken, my distant, distant, distant relation. You done us proud.

    •  I'd consider a four (none)
      For the comparison of Tony to Gannon.

      But man stella followed by a Blackthorne?  That just doesn't seem like a good combinations.  Besides that why are you ordering mass market brands stick to real ales if you are going to head into a proper pub.

      If you were here, I'd show you some proper pubs with some proper selections and we could toast to Tony's eminent political troubles.

      PS Stella is a pretty good back up though, my favourite if I can't get a proper Ale on tap

      The only international crime is losing a war

      by Luam on Mon Apr 11, 2005 at 05:55:21 PM PDT

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