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NEWS: Historic third term for Blair

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posted on May, 6 2005 @ 09:04 AM
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Tony Blair has won a historic third term as UK prime minister.Mr Blair, who saw his majority cut from 167 in 2001 to 66, is now expected to plan his new cabinet today.

The Tories gained 31 seats from 2001, while the Lib Dems won 10 more seats.



 



www.channel4.com
Tony Blair has said his Government will "focus relentlessly" on the priorities of the British people having led Labour to a historic third successive election victory.

Accompanied by his wife Cherie, he had a 32-minute meeting with the Queen at Buckingham Palace. On his return to No 10 he said: "The Queen has asked me to form a new government which I will do. It's a tremendous honour and a privilege."



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Well done for Mr Blair for winning a third term in power. Sadly, his majority has been cut from 167 to only 66, a small majority. In other news, Conservative leader Michael Howard will be standing down as party leader due to him feeling that a "younger leader is needed to win the next election"



Tory leader Michael Howard will stand down "sooner rather than later" to allow a younger leader to take over.
Mr Howard said he would stay as leader until the party had the opportunity to consider whether it wanted to change the rules for electing a successor.

With few seats undeclared, Labour are on 353, down 47, the Tories on 197, up 31, and the Lib Dems on 62, up 10.


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Howard will stand down as leader

This was expected to happen, with majority of experts on the election called for Mr Howard to stand down to allow the Tories a chance of winning the next election in 2009-2010.

Overall it was a good night for them winning, but Lib Dems had an excellent night with them gaining more seats within the house of parilament.



Charles Kennedy has pledged to hold Labour to account as the "real alternative" in the next Parliament.
The Lib Dem leader said Labour's reduced majority meant the government could no longer "ride rough-shod" over people's views and instincts.

The Tories were relegated to south east England, while the Lib Dems were a national party of the future, he said.


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Kennedy hails 'party of future'

With out a doubt, the next election is going to end up being a three party race for number 10 with the Lib Dems making excellent gains in the election. It leaves me to end with a classic quote;

"If he doesnt do well, it ain't my fault, i voted for the other guy"

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posted on May, 6 2005 @ 09:12 AM
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This isn't not a repeat, there is no other thread stating he won the election only news pointing to him winning, Overall, this news covers the election and RANT asked for a ATSNN news story on the win.



posted on May, 6 2005 @ 09:12 AM
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already posted last night by someone else

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posted on May, 6 2005 @ 09:14 AM
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Originally posted by RANT
Somebody get an ATSNN post up on the election. Blair won right?

By like nothing. 37% or something? Man, I'd hate to see minority wins like that in a multi-party America.

People think 49% of the people being pissed is bad.


Quoted from a P@ATS thread,here so its not repeated, as i stated, this is the only news confirming he won the election.

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posted on May, 6 2005 @ 09:18 AM
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Sounds like a conspiracy to me when a mod asks someone else to post a story knowing he has the ability to immediately upgrade it since he is a supermod.


Conspiracy confirmed..............
Infinate says
the news story is up.
If there are any problems with it, feel free to edit it for me



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posted on May, 6 2005 @ 09:21 AM
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lol a conspiracy within the mods, i like the sound of that, anyways, back to the subject....

Some results are coming in, northern Ireland is the last lot to come it but it cannot affect the outcome. Blair has won already. But Northern Ireland would be interesting for republican viewers



posted on May, 6 2005 @ 09:22 AM
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regardless it is news.

On this story UK people Welcome to the wonderful new age of American rigged Politics.

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posted on May, 6 2005 @ 09:27 AM
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Northern Ireland results are coming in now too,
West Belfast is held by SF



posted on May, 6 2005 @ 10:47 AM
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DUP have won North Antrim,
SDLP have won South Belfast



posted on May, 6 2005 @ 10:55 AM
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Blair: I've listened and learned



Tony Blair says he will "focus relentlessly" on the public's priorities after securing a historic third term in government.

Mr Blair acknowledged that the Iraq war had been "deeply divisive" but said he believed people wanted to move on.

He pledged to tackle immigration issues and re-establish respect in classrooms, town centres and on Britain's streets.

Labour looks set to see its majority cut from 167 in 2001 to 66. The Tories have 197 seats and the Lib Dems 62.

The Tories gained 31 seats from 2001, while the Lib Dems won 10 more seats.


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posted on May, 6 2005 @ 11:13 AM
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to post a story knowing he has the ability to immediately upgrade it since he is a supermod.

And yet, no upgrade from a mod.

Infinite is correct, the other one is about exit polls, which are meaningless. THis is about the party actually winning. Completely different. Also, this is one heck of a nicely thought out submission!


I wonder if there are any reports as to the bombing attack on the COnsulate in NYC affecting the election?



posted on May, 6 2005 @ 11:15 AM
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And yet, no upgrade from a mod.

Infinite is correct, the other one is about exit polls, which are meaningless. THis is about the party actually winning. Completely different. Also, this is one heck of a nicely thought out submission!


Thank you!




I wonder if there are any reports as to the bombing attack on the COnsulate in NYC affecting the election?


No word, its pretty dead about it. Its all about the election over here now



posted on May, 6 2005 @ 11:40 AM
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Originally posted by Nygdan

to post a story knowing he has the ability to immediately upgrade it since he is a supermod.

And yet, no upgrade from a mod.

Infinite is correct, the other one is about exit polls, which are meaningless. THis is about the party actually winning. Completely different. Also, this is one heck of a nicely thought out submission!




More like hijacking a story from another if you ask me the polls were not even close the out come of the election was known last nite and a story was posted on it.

Kindly note that infinate used exit pole graphics in the intro, so how can it not be about exit poles infiate used them so then it is ok yet the other story will now have to lie in la la land for a lifetime.

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posted on May, 6 2005 @ 11:41 AM
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Originally posted by ThichHeaded
regardless it is news.

On this story UK people Welcome to the wonderful new age of American rigged Politics.

[edit on 5/6/2005 by ThichHeaded]


Rigged?...ya...whatever....


The people from the UK have spoken.



posted on May, 6 2005 @ 11:59 AM
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Yeah I dont think this election was rigged at all. The Labour government is in for a much harder term than their previous two. They have to consider all points of view now including a 20% increase in Liberal Democrat MPs views


The clearest example I can point to in this being a fair election is that Galloway is back in parliament. I personally dont like the man but I can rest easy in the knowledge that this firebrand will call Tony Blair up on any and all shady legislature he seeks to sneak.

This is the out come I expected and hoped for. A non-conservative government with the Labour party losing the majority of its majority.



posted on May, 6 2005 @ 12:20 PM
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All I can say im dissapointed, but at the same time gladened this will be the last labour government, and also wont have to put up with the smug bastard blair for much longer too with this majority. Im certain Labour will revealed its true colours this term being enemies of civil liberty and quite socialist. Just wait until Brown gets in as PM. People will be turned off labour in a major way. Also this election has reversed the trend for tories with 36 odd seats won, whilst at the same time allowing those on the left a real choice from labour to lib dems, a very large number of seats are now quite in range for lib dems from labour in the next election.
All in all, next election I predict a tory win with around 60 seats majority, with seats falling away to lib dems and a truely 3 party political system with lib dems shooting up their number od seats.



posted on May, 6 2005 @ 12:43 PM
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please dont forget to mention George Galloway's win - the former Labour party MP, who called Tony Blair a liar and was kicked out of the party for it.

He stood up for his belief that the war in Iraq was wrong and illegal and stood as candidate in the newly-formed Respect party. He took this Labour safe seat from the pro-war Labour MP Oona King with a swing of 26.2%.



posted on May, 6 2005 @ 01:42 PM
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Originally posted by picard_is_actually_a_grey
All I can say im dissapointed, but at the same time gladened this will be the last labour government, and also wont have to put up with the smug bastard blair for much longer too with this majority. Im certain Labour will revealed its true colours this term being enemies of civil liberty and quite socialist.


You seem to be taking a lot for granted by saying you only have to put up with the labour party only for three more years. What makes you so certain that another candidate from that party might not win the next election?



posted on May, 6 2005 @ 03:24 PM
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Originally posted by justyc
please dont forget to mention George Galloway's win - the former Labour party MP, who called Tony Blair a liar and was kicked out of the party for it.


Originally posted by subz
The clearest example I can point to in this being a fair election is that Galloway is back in parliament. I personally dont like the man but I can rest easy in the knowledge that this firebrand will call Tony Blair up on any and all shady legislature he seeks to sneak.

It has been mentioned



posted on May, 6 2005 @ 07:35 PM
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Congratulations to Blair on his win and also happy 52nd birthday. I'm sure it was his best present .




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