May 3rd, 2013

Backlash Begins

Defeated Tory councillors are already laying the blame firmly at Dave’s door this morning. Lifelong Tory and now former Hampshire councillor Alexis McEvoy has written a scathing attack for the Telegraph:

“There is a problem with the people at the top of our political parties. They just don’t listen. They don’t listen to ordinary people or our concerns. The European Union referendum is a good example. They all promise a referendum, but come the time, they change their minds and say ‘You don’t need a referendum”. David Cameron says he’ll have a referendum, but no-one believes a word he says. I don’t believe a word he says, and I’m a lifelong Conservative…

The Ukip messages chime with everybody, but they have done the Conservatives most harm, and I think that’s our own fault in a way. For some unknown reason, David Cameron and his advisers seem to think that a lot of Conservative voters’ values are out-of-date and need to be modernised and thrown out. These are values that we have held true to for years, and now they are being ditched. We stood up for things in the past. We don’t stand up for anything any more.”

Expect more of the same throughout the day…


104 Comments

  1. 1
    lolwut says:

    Remember Cleggmania?

    *cue chorus of “no no but it’s different this time!”*

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    • 10
      James says:

      Exactly. People talking of a Tory/UKIP coalition in 2015 are mentalists. Messages from yesterday are (1) bye Nick (2) bye Ed (3) wake up, Dave – you have an open goal waiting for you in 2015. DON’T mess it up.

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      • 53
        Don't give a shit about UKRAP, LiBore or the Limp Dumbs (Lost Deposit party) says:

        +10000, James.

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      • 56
        New Kips on the block says:

        The Tories attacking UKIP is like a parent attacking his child.

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        • 62
          New Kips on the block says:

          They just don’t want to see that their child is now all grown up.

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          • Now where did I leave that hitch hiker? says:

            Yeah – I’m sure Lionel and Joyce Dahmer were really proud of little Geoffrey.

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      • 91
        Bollocks to getting a pseudonym says:

        Cameron facing an open goal? He’s no Lineker in the box, is he? Or, to use a boxing analogy, Brown in 2010 was on the ropes, his legs were gone, he couldn’t see for blood and sweat in his eyes, and Call Me Cast Iron Guarantee Dave still couldn’t put him away.

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      • 96
        Dave the destroyer says:

        I’m not worried I will soon have 29 million ‘hardworking’ Bulgarians arriving who will be given citizenship if they join the Tory party.

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      • 101
        Henry IV deceased says:

        +1 Likewise, James, but if allowed to, he will. He’s had open goals before now.

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    • 15
      BetterVoteGreenThen says:

      We all watch our politicians on high definition television.

      We are a pretty sophisticated electorate.

      We can now see clearly when they are lying.

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      UKIP have real votes from real people says:

      Cleggmania didn’t transfer to real votes.

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      • 31
        Smearservative and EUnionist Party says:

        Cleggmania was born within the media, it was spun as a reality. In the end a rather different reality was discovered.

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      • 73
        lolwut says:

        And looking at the results so far, all UKIP’s done is gain a few council seats at the expense of the other right wing party.

        Classic protest voting.

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    • 35
      Vote UKIP says:

      “Remember Cleggmania?

      *cue chorus of “no no but it’s different this time!”*”

      LOL!

      The tide is changed. The last handfall of by-elections UKIP have come second. Labour should be very worried.

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      • 70
        lolwut says:

        So basically, you’re saying “No no, it’s different this time”.

        *cough*

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        • 87
          All these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. Nor is the end spelt "UKIP" says:

          You’re never alone with a passing cloud (of disaffection). And it’s popularity will last about as long as the brand of cancer sticks did.

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  2. 2

    I would be more worried if I was Labour as they are only singles figures ahead of a terrible display in 2009 led by Gordon Brown I wonder when they will turn on ED?

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    • 59
      Ron Barras says:

      Yes, but Labour’s humiliation here could be hidden because of the open Tory fighting.

      Turn your guns on Miliband, he’s the danger.

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    • 78
      Keith Chegwin says:

      BNP or Greens – the extreme left wing parties

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  3. 3
    Ivor Ramsbottom says:

    a predictable response from the usual head bangers……

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    • 41
      Smearservative and EUnionist Party says:

      Why do your type always credit opposing viewpoints as some form of mental illness?

      In your ‘world of diversity’ why is it that the only thing you can’t tolerate and seek to diminish, is an opposite point of view to your own?

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      • 55
        Comus 1972 says:

        Well said !

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        • 64
          V1le, vicious Labour ruined my Country says:

          I’m feeling really enriched in the diverse multicultural UK shithouse and I’m very excited about being in the white minority soon.

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          • Bollocks to getting a pseudonym says:

            How many times do I have to say there’s no such thing as a multi-culti UK? Only England has experienced large scale immigration. The other nations are pretty much as they were before the War.

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          • We're all Dooooomed, I tell ye! says:

            That could be as early as 2215 – so start saving now!

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  4. 4
    citizenx103@gmail.com says:

    The more the likes of Dave and Ed belittle the votes of those who opt for an alternative, the more irrelevant they make themselves.

    Simple.

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  5. 5
    ukipGOM says:

    Ha, ha! F*ck off, backpedallers!

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  6. 6
    GoldenGem says:

    Yes, who’s calling us clowns now? Serves the Tories right, they should have kicked Mr Cameron into touch – it’s too late now.

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  7. 7
    John Wellington Wells says:

    If Cameron does one thing today it should be to box Ken Clarke’s ear’ole.

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    • 50
      Smearservative and EUnionist Party says:

      I think you will find that the smears emanated from Dave in the first place.

      Clarke was his man of the people, jovial Ken, acceptable Ken, messenger.

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      • 80
        John Wellington Wells says:

        Clowns!

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        • 92
          Ukip Party HQ answerphone, today says:

          This is UKIP headquarters. I’m sorry we can’t take your call at this time, but it is VERY important to us. We are out celebrating that we’ve got a few more councilors who will do exactly what the unelected council officers tell them to do, and nothing much else will change but hey ho, business is business.
          We may be a while getting back to you, because every time we get into the car, either the doors all fall off, or we can’t get the ladders and buckets of water in. In the meantime, please leave a message after you hear the loud “PARP” and the sound of a custard pie hitting a bright red comedy nose. Thank you for calling. (snigger)

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  8. 8
    L says:

    METROPOLITAN WANKER PROGRESSIVE KNOW SHIT

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  9. 9
    Roy Jenkins says:

    There are lessons in history – remember the big threat and change to politics the SDP was to be back in the 1980s?? Success in local elections, but come the General Election, they simply melted away.

    Voters know the difference between local and national, however the British media does not. They never learn.

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    • 12
      Maqb­oul says:

      UKIP promise to hold a referendum is very much a national issue.

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      • 23
        29 million Romanians and Bulgarians says:

        We’ll be with you soon.

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        • 33
          A prepared honest English Citizen says:

          OK – we’ve taken the carpets up and destroyed anything of value in the house – so shit where you like and hope you appreciate the trouble we’ve saved you.

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      • 24
        James says:

        National yes, but a single issue. 20 years as a party and there is still no proper UKIP manifesto. And no MPs at all. Protest votes happen and people vote differently in general elections – always. C’est la vie.

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        • 32
          Lord Stansted says:

          Are you certain of this – I mean, really certain?

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        • 44
          Raving Loon says:

          Call me naive, but I think this time is different. I think the UK is moving towards a 4 party system. It will take ages for UKIP to be on a par with the Lib Dems in terms of MP’s but I can see it happening in generation.

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          • None of the above says:

            But isn’t the reality that a “4-party system” will quickly become, in effect, a “1-party system” – entrenched left-wing government as Lab and Libs form endless coalition government?

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        • 63
          Smearservative and EUnionist Party says:

          Twenty years ago this was a very different country.

          Nobody believed that the EU would control every level of government as it does now. UKIP have been consistently telling everyone what was going on and have been, until recently, constantly ignored.

          The trouble for the LabLibCon alliance is, that people have seen with their own eyes UKIP have been right all along and the lying political class, have been confounded, by their own lies.

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        • 65
          New Kips on the block says:

          Tell that to the people of Canada and Italy. They will laugh in your face. UKIP is no more a single issue party than the Tories are just a party for gay people. Ignorance of UKIP policy is no longer an excuse.

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    • 46
      Truthteller says:

      Yes the 1980’s before mass immigration and the EUSSR. Times are different now you can’t relate the past events to now. But hold on the that crumb of hope Roy, it’s all you got.

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    • 51
      Anonymous says:

      Thing is, they didnt melt away, they split the Labour vote allowing the 1983 landslide. Thats what UKIP is going to do to the Tories in 2015.

      Also, eventually Labour took on the SDP policies & won a landslide of their own. Will be interesting to see if the Tories heed the lesson of history

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      • 67
        Anonymous says:

        Certain on the right can’t abide voting UKIP and similarly there are others who can’t stand the Tories. However neither group have any chance of getting a majority on their own. They need a cease fire and a pact where they agree not to stand against each other in certain seats.

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        • 86
          Bollocks to getting a pseudonym says:

          Thst requires real Conservatives and conservatives in the Conservative party, instead of the metro “liberal”/social “democratic”/cultural Marxist blue Labour crowd.

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  10. 11
    Living in 97.1% white Merseyside says:

    Apart from S Shields these are only local elections. They NEVER mean anything from the political point of view.

    You are just voting in councillors who will have the power to have you tried before a Secret Court and you won’t even know about it. I see Chris Grayling is stepping into this issue. He’s gone up slightly in my estimation.

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    • 68
      New Kips on the block says:

      What UKIP have lacked in the past (apart from media attention) has been the grass roots benefit of local councillors. No longer.

      UKIP will go from strength to strength as the liars, thieves and thugs of Liblabcon are exposed.

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  11. 13
    Windmills of Dave's mind says:

    If Dave’s cunning plan is to take the country by storm with homosexual families, a Roma workforce, anti Christian laws and expensive ale then he needs to replace the second n with a t.

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  12. 14
    Living in 97.1% white Merseyside says:

    Less votes for the LD candidate than for Lee Jasper?

    Now that is humiliating.

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  13. 17
    Gutless, fuck em says:

    Why didnt Alexis McEvoymthennhave courage and stand as a candidate for a party which did represent the views she wanted?
    Too many similar cowards within the Conservative fold.

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  14. 18
    Mary Whitehouse says:

    Cameron Brown blair and Major , the 4 horses of the apocalypse , maybe time to tell the truth eg if you promise a referendum then have one , don’t try and use it as a bribe for two elections

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  15. 19
    Tinkerbell Cameron says:

    Time I changed my pink dress for a blue one.

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  16. 21
    Hasta! says:

    Ta-ta, Dave!

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  17. 22
    Anonymous says:

    Carswell: Seems there’s a market for small state, libertarian, Eurosceptic politics after all.

    That’s one part. Regrettably there’s also a market for putrid knuckle dragging xenophobic politics as well.

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    • 29
      Vote UKIP says:

      “xenophobic politics”

      Laughable. People have simply had enough being second class citizens in their own country. UKIP is here to stay.

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      • 47
        The EUSSR is sooo Yesterday says:

        How childish your argument is

        UKIP is proposing a global policy and escaping what you call a xenophobic European only back scratching and navel gazing dinosaur.

        Times have moved on and the previous waring countries of Europe need no longer to isolate themselves from the rest of the world in a sordid corrupt club.

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      • 48
        The EDL says:

        We’ll stick with you through thick and thin.

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    • 39
      Wyle Cop says:

      Ah, yes – still a few desperate cries of “waycist!” whenever people disagree with your ‘world view’.

      Sorry, chum – your time has long, long gone. Your hero Gordon learnt that very publicly in 2010.

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    • 66
      CarryHole is a vile Hunt says:

      I think you mean ANTI-OIKOPHOBIC which is LIBLABCON.

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    • 85
      Liblabcon extremists says:

      The extremists are those forcing through policies leading to ethnic marginalisation and replacement of the English in their own home land.

      You are the ones who will need to justify yourselves.

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  18. 25
    What colour is Dave today? says:

    Well chasing the pink green vote and insulting the blues worked really well for Cameron.

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    • 37
      Knob Jockey says:

      I like pink! – which Partee is that?

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    • 42
      Gonk III says:

      I thought Ken Clark was a massive success. One of the big beasts that worked ever so well. I hope they wheel him out for future campaigns.

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      • 72
        New Kips on the block says:

        How can a bloke like Ken Clarke still be in power after all the wrong sides he has been on? The biggest one being his desire to march us into the single currency.

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  19. 27
    The Treacherous Tin Foil Tosser in No 10 says:

    It is clear that the Common People have NOT heeded my words NOT to vote UKIP!!!!

    Anjeela rang to suggest I arrange for the Elections to be held again until we get the correct result!

    What?

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  20. 34
    Village Idiot says:

    The views i have heard from the mp’s,hardly mentions the Eulaphant in the room…denial,methinks….

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  21. 36
    Polly Pot says:

    So more people voted UKIP than Lib Dem.
    Once again no one agrees with a word I say.

    I’ve had 35 years of being totally wrong.
    *Sigh*
    You’d think I’d be more used to it.

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  22. 38
    Truthteller says:

    The reason I voted UKIP is because actions speak louder than words and all the liblabcon do is yack yack yack yack.

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    • 58
      Ukip To Do List says:

      Pick up cheque from Brussels.

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      • 74
        Truthteller says:

        Whilst we are in it, someones got to.

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      • 75
        New Kips on the block says:

        Liblabcon to do list: Fiddle my expenses, tell more lies about UKIP, bully more people.

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        • 82
          Vote purple get red says:

          Red Ed’s to do list: sit back; watch UKIP destroy the Right; pick up keys to No 10 in 2015; thank Nige and his numpty supporters.

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        • 94
          UKRAP to do list says:

          1)Fiddle our expenses to pay for UK party.
          2)Set up education trust in Jersey
          3)Get “Landing light planes for Dummies” sent from Amazon
          4)Spend 20 years with one policy that requires no magic money tree funding.

          5)Prepare for (local) Government!

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  23. 40

    One of Margaret Thatcher’s greatest strengths was that she did not think of politics in reductionist terms, as a game to be won. She started with what she thought the country needed and developed a platform from there. Iain Martin – Telegraph.

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    • 98
      Anonymous says:

      That is true.

      But you are still a cυnt.

      And she was an evil, stupid cυnt who hated the English (except thick lower middle class wankers like herself) even more than any German Nazi ever did.

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  24. 43
    Owen Jones says:

    Did someone say there was a freeparty happening in south London tonight? https://www.facebook.com/events/570601036307748/

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    • 60
      Chuka ( you can call me Harrison ) Urmunneyaround says:

      I’m not going, the place will be awash with trash and C-list wannabes.

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  25. 44
    Fog says:

    They are not listening to us anywhere, from Westminster to local government.

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  26. 57
    Tory voter says:

    Serves them right. The only Tory councillor I know – and I know quite a few – who came in with a stonking majority is Jonathan Glen In Hampshire. He really works hard for his residents and so, regardless of their normal political affiliations, they vote for him.

    However, there are far too many arrogant (yes, nasty) Tories. Too many smug ones – starting with Grant Shapps.

    Time for them to go.

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  27. 61
    Fog says:

    Maybe those defeated Tory councillors in Hampshire and elsewhere could take a good look at their own behaviour. If they are anything like our local Tory council they are arrogant, unaccountable, no transparency. They don’t deserve our votes. They need shaking up, mixing up. Dave & Co. should have a good look at what’s going on in the shires. Treat people like sh*t and you’ll get a backlash.

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  28. 69
    The Electorate says:

    We’re sending in the clowns.

    Plus a few cranks, gadflys, fruitcakes and assorted loonies.

    Camoron’s toast and if they don’t wise up very soon he’ll take the Tory party with him.

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  29. 71
    Down Shep says:

    Managed to stomach the first ten minutes of Question Time for once in a long time, Starkey v the Ravening Hoard, Dimblibore was most put out when it was rightly pointed out to him that he was part of the same privileged dynasty as the others on the panel, moneyed background and never done a days work in their lives but still profess to speak for the p8ople, Harridan nearly exploded.

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  30. 77
    Mine d'Boggles says:

    Get rid of postal votes except for forces serving abroad. Then you might see real change in politics.

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    • 83
      Down Shep says:

      That’s how it used to be (+ proxy vote for people too unwell to be able to vote in person) until it was changed by New Labour despite warnings from the electoral commission. That’s how Balls got elected in Morley and Outwood, 18, th century rotten boroughs

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  32. 90

    It’s strange the fear-filled tendency to always stick with the political failures rather than risk trying something new and untried. Act regardless of your doubts and fears and you will experience freedom for the first time.

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  33. 93
    Jack the Ripper says:

    I don’t seem to remember the Tories ever standing for Tory values – it took Winston Churchill to make them stand up to Hitler.

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  34. 95
    Bill Clinton's Moist Cigar says:

    It’s the economy stupid.

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  35. 103
    Hannibal from Carthage says:

    Mr Cameron now says he wants to be friends with people he was happy to have labelled as fruitcakes and loonies even when there are still votes to count.

    If he had any standing with the British Public his reaction surely spells end of game.

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  36. 104
    Mark Wouters. says:

    Hello,
    The Economic Depression will continue for a very long time yet ,the Amateur politicians Tories ,Liberals and others have more wake-up calls coming,set up a Republic in Britain and all will be well,otherwise continue to Fest in the Muck created by the Monarchy and police.

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