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BBC NEWS | Politics | LIVE: Brown fights for his future
Headlines: Alan Johnson is home secretary. Alistair Darling still chancellor. Andy Burnham is health secretary. Ben Bradshaw is culture secretary. Transport Secretary Geoff Hoon, Defence Secretary John Hutton and Europe minister Caroline Flint quit. Projected general election vote share: Tories: 38%, Libs: 28%, Lab 23%


Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Jun 5th, 2009 at 02:05:17 PM EST
Plugging those figures into www.electoralcalculus.co.uk shows a Tory majority of about 60, and amongst others Alistair Darling losing his seat.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Jun 5th, 2009 at 02:34:50 PM EST
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... I get 30 from Con:Lab:Lib of 38:23:28, and a majority of 10 with 2% tactical swings across the board.

Is it too late for Labor to hurry up quick get second preference voting put into place?


I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Fri Jun 5th, 2009 at 07:23:22 PM EST
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So there is a possibility of a hung parliament...

The brainless should not be in banking. — Willem Buitler
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 5th, 2009 at 07:30:18 PM EST
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... problem is it doesn't happen with just Labor tactical voting for Liberals, it requires Liberal tactical voting for Labor, which seems unlikely to be very strong.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Fri Jun 5th, 2009 at 07:46:39 PM EST
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