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The Bellinghman
Date: 2009-06-03 10:19
Subject: Yay!
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The BBC is reporting that Hazel Blears has gone from the cabinet.
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2009-06-03 05:21 (UTC)
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Oh! That's good. Finally.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-06-03 05:23 (UTC)
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Good grief, that was a quick reply!

But yes:
  • Voted for introducing government registers on everyone in Britain backed up by ID cards.
  • Voted for introducing foundation hospitals.
  • Voted for introducing student top-up fees.
  • Voted for the Iraq War
  • Voted against investigating the Iraq war.
  • Voted for replacing Trident.
  • Voted for the hunting ban.
  • Voted for equal gay rights.
I find the majority of those policies wrong. (I'm obviously for equal rights, and slightly pro the hunting ban.)

Edited at 2009-06-03 09:26 am (UTC)
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Dr Moonray: Hardy
User: swisstone
Date: 2009-06-03 05:36 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Hardy
Perhaps she's just hidden behind a table?
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-06-03 05:42 (UTC)
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It may just be the redhead conservation principle kicking in: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/8078032.stm

Which will probably sadden captainlucy.
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Bjorn
User: bfrb
Date: 2009-06-03 06:21 (UTC)
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Don't have that much of a schadenfreude over this lot.
But there'll dancing in the streets of Reykjavik if Darling goes. (Whether the general blame laid on him and Brown is justified is too long a discussion)
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-06-03 06:57 (UTC)
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Too long a discussion. As the proximate cause of Iceland's troubles, I can understand you lot being distinctly unkeen on them, even if the severe overgearing of the Icelandic financial system was a root cause.
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Bjorn
User: bfrb
Date: 2009-06-03 07:32 (UTC)
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Yeah, to be absolutely clear, it's not at all a 'it's all his fault' thing, at most a 'what he did was unnecessary, uncalled for and furthered the crisis even more'. Also please note, this is the general feeling here, I'm not offering personal opinions, which are big and huge and complex and, yes, too long and painful a discussion.
Also: those eyebrows. Eeeep.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-06-03 07:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Jacqui Smith. Please, please, please?

And before it appears that I'm getting at women cabinet ministers, no, I'm against anyone associated with preparing the ever-increasing machinery useful to a police state. No, I don't for one minute think the current bunch intend that consequence - but when ACPO comes up with a proposal, the job of the politician is not to rubber stamp it, it is to weigh up the pros and cons and to say, sometimes, that the downsides outweight the benefits. We need a Home Secretary to stand up to the Chief Constables, for once. It's been way, way too long since that last happened.

Edited at 2009-06-03 11:03 am (UTC)
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