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By Malcolm Armsteen
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#197035
If he gets found guilty, you have to factor in the time for an appeal before he resigns, and then the 3 weeks plus for the by-election. That will take it into 2013, unless he does the honourable thing. And as he wouldn't recognise the honourable thing if it bit his arse...
 
By ezinra
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#197070
:lol:

And once Huhne does resign, the LibDems get to choose the date of the by-election. There are a lot of older people in the constituency, many of them friendly to the Libs. Given the weather we've had the past few winters, there is some reluctance to hold the vote between December and February, in case the buses aren't running or the pavements are slippery.
 
By Messianic Trees
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There's no way out of this ugly reshuffle for David Cameron
As an ally of the PM tells me: "David is in a difficult position. Unlike previous Conservative governments, the talent pool is much bigger – under Thatcher and Major there were only two dozen capable candidates and it was plain to see. Now we're awash with them. The 2010 intake are high calibre."

Many of the new intake have already planted themselves on the map: Robert Halfon, Charlotte Leslie, Elizabeth Truss and Louise Mensch to name a few. They've got junior minister written all over them. Not least because they don't seem quite so "same old Tories" as the older lot.
 
By Bones McCoy
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#222814
Messianic Trees wrote:There's no way out of this ugly reshuffle for David Cameron
As an ally of the PM tells me: "David is in a difficult position. Unlike previous Conservative governments, the talent pool is much bigger – under Thatcher and Major there were only two dozen capable candidates and it was plain to see. Now we're awash with them. The 2010 intake are high calibre."

Many of the new intake have already planted themselves on the map: Robert Halfon, Charlotte Leslie, Elizabeth Truss and Louise Mensch to name a few. They've got junior minister written all over them. Not least because they don't seem quite so "same old Tories" as the older lot.
In true mailite fashion. WHO?
 
By Tubby Isaacs
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#222825
Charlotte Leslie's career:
She attended Badminton School and Millfield.[4]
After studying Classics at Balliol College, Oxford University, she went on to work for the BBC and the Policy Exchange think-tank specialising in education (especially special needs education) before becoming an adviser to the Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Skills, David Willetts.[5] Until her election to Parliament, she was the editor of Crossbow Magazine, the quarterly journal of the Bow Group Conservative Party think tank. She made her maiden speech on 2 June 2010.[6]
Leslie is a member of rail campaign group Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways
Robert Halfon:
He was educated at Highgate School, and the University of Exeter, where he read for a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and a Master of Arts in Russian and East European politics. At Exeter he took the issue of compulsory membership of the National Union of Students to the European Human Rights courts, which decided his application was manifestly ill-founded.[6][7]
[edit]Political career

Halfon initially worked as Chief of Staff for the Conservative MP Oliver Letwin and as Political Director for Conservative Friends of Israel. He contested the Harlow seat in both 2001 and 2005, losing by just 97 votes on the second occasion.[8]
After the 2010 general election, he was elected to the executive of the 1922 Committee of backbench Conservative MPs.[9] He made his maiden speech on 2 June 2010.[10] On 19 July 2010 he hosted the launch of the Friends of Israel Initiative at the House of Commons.[11][12]
Halfon is a member of the Prospect trade union[13] and a campaigner for Conservative supporters to become more involved in trade unions.[14][15]
[edit]Alternative medicine
He is a supporter of homeopathy, having signed several early day motions in support of its continued funding on the National Health Service sponsored by Conservative MP David Tredinnick.[16]
Elizabeth Truss is comp educated and has worked for Shell and Cable and Wireless, and been a councillor- so she's better.

Mensch- res ipsa loquitur.
 
By Malcolm Armsteen
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#223090
Teather's on Sky at the moment. Utterly lightweight. I'm not taken with what I read yesterday about Cameroon having a wealth of talent to choose from, either. They strike me as a bunch of thickos.
By Carlos The Badger
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#223133
No results at all yet for here - what the fuck are they playing at, indolent tosspots?

Still, should be a Labour hold - it's the mayoral thing that I'm most interested in - there's more than enough thick bastards in this city to vote Yes.
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