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By Malcolm Armsteen
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I'm hearing that we are a bit shaky in some outer boroughs. We may lose some Assembly seats as a result, but I think that Khan's numbers are good. Better than the party's? Maybe.

You can read into that what you will.

The key to a Khan win is the postal vote, for a variety of reasons. So, if you're in London and think you'll have trouble voting, get a postal. Ask if you need details of how to do it.
 
By Malcolm Armsteen
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Not sure of your meaning - you mean Hodges will be whining? That's a given.
What it may mean is that the result will be called into question because of alleged dodgy voting.

The rules are pretty clear and bomb-proof, at least once you've registered. It's the registration that has potential for dodginess - as it always has.

But bear in mind - last time the Tories had 80,000 more postal votes than we did.
 
By Bones McCoy
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You got me thinking, the phrase makes little sense even in its traditional use.
I wondered whether there was a phase in the development of artillery when a bombshell meant something different.
For example when there were cannonballs, but mortars flung massive grenades.

I went googling and found a lot of scantily clad ladies.
 
By Bones McCoy
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Wikipedia says:

A shell is a payload-carrying projectile which, as opposed to shot, contains an explosive or other filling, though modern usage sometimes includes large solid projectiles properly termed shot (AP, APCR, APCNR, APDS, APFSDS and proof shot).[1] Solid shot may contain a pyrotechnic compound if a tracer or spotting charge is used. Originally it was called a "bombshell", but "shell" has come to be unambiguous in a military context.
 
By Son Of Hand
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Bones McCoy wrote:
I went googling and found a lot of scantily clad ladies.
I experienced a similar outcome when I googled the Basque language.
 
By Kreuzberger
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Son Of Hand wrote:
Bones McCoy wrote:
I went googling and found a lot of scantily clad ladies.
I experienced a similar outcome when I googled the Basque language.
Corset does...
 
By youngian
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But it’s equally true he had become increasingly bitter at the need to constantly repel raids on his departmental budget from the Treasury. And even more bitter at what he saw as a failure by George Osborne to grasp the underlying principles of his welfare reform agenda.
Osborne's living wage shows he understands the poverty trap but what is it the chancellor didn't get about IDS's reforms? Hodges doesn't explain. Was Duncan-Smith a secret advocate of the universal minimum income?
By mikey mikey
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/artic ... aster.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Hodges says Dave is only trying to protect his dear old mum.
'And at that point the human side kicks in. He starts becoming protective. “I’ve got to shield my mum, I’ve got to shield my dad.” ’
This is very touching, indeed.

Of course neither he nor the Daily Mail had much sympathy for Ed Milliband when his father was the target of accusations:

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/danho ... about-him/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
 
By Bones McCoy
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mikey mikey wrote:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/artic ... aster.html

Hodges says Dave is only trying to protect his dear old mum.
'And at that point the human side kicks in. He starts becoming protective. “I’ve got to shield my mum, I’ve got to shield my dad.” ’
This is very touching, indeed.

Of course neither he nor the Daily Mail had much sympathy for Ed Milliband when his father was the target of accusations:

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/danho ... about-him/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
That'll be the dear old mum who bunged him £200,000 (according to today's news).
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