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Do you support a Lib. Dem.-Tory coalition?
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For those who have not watched the News, nor care to watch the news, the UK general election resulted in a plurality for the Conservative party, but, unfortunately, the Conservative party does not have a majority and, so, they cannot put David Cameron as PM. The Liberal Democrats, the centre-left third party, are open for a coalition with both Labour and Conservative, and they are holding talks of a possible coalition with the Conservative Party in return for some concession. What are your opinions on this?
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For those who have not watched the News, nor care to watch the news, the UK general election resulted in a plurality for the Conservative party, but, unfortunately, the Conservative party does not have a majority and, so, they cannot put David Cameron as PM. The Liberal Democrats, the centre-left third party, are open for a coalition with both Labour and Conservative, and they are holding talks of a possible coalition with the Conservative Party in return for some concession. What are your opinions on this?


I seen this on the news but I don't really care since it doesn't not affect me directly... but i have a question: what is the big deal?
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orangeflute wrote:

For those who have not watched the News, nor care to watch the news, the UK general election resulted in a plurality for the Conservative party, but, unfortunately, the Conservative party does not have a majority and, so, they cannot put David Cameron as PM. The Liberal Democrats, the centre-left third party, are open for a coalition with both Labour and Conservative, and they are holding talks of a possible coalition with the Conservative Party in return for some concession. What are your opinions on this?


I seen this on the news but I don't really care since it doesn't not affect me directly... but i have a question: what is the big deal?


With a change in Party, Britain's relationship with America and the rest of the world is now changed. What happens there will affect that nation's relation with America, and that, in turn, will change our foriegn policies, who we may count as allies, &c. Japan, for example, elected some chap who supports getting rid of the American base in Okinawa, much to my Japanese friend's delight.
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habercrombie wrote:


orangeflute wrote:

For those who have not watched the News, nor care to watch the news, the UK general election resulted in a plurality for the Conservative party, but, unfortunately, the Conservative party does not have a majority and, so, they cannot put David Cameron as PM. The Liberal Democrats, the centre-left third party, are open for a coalition with both Labour and Conservative, and they are holding talks of a possible coalition with the Conservative Party in return for some concession. What are your opinions on this?


I seen this on the news but I don't really care since it doesn't not affect me directly... but i have a question: what is the big deal?


With a change in Party, Britain's relationship with America and the rest of the world is now changed. What happens there will affect that nation's relation with America, and that, in turn, will change our foriegn policies, who we may count as allies, &c. Japan, for example, elected some chap who supports getting rid of the American base in Okinawa, much to my Japanese friend's delight.


Okay, that makes sense. Thanks
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habercrombie wrote:


orangeflute wrote:


habercrombie wrote:


orangeflute wrote:

For those who have not watched the News, nor care to watch the news, the UK general election resulted in a plurality for the Conservative party, but, unfortunately, the Conservative party does not have a majority and, so, they cannot put David Cameron as PM. The Liberal Democrats, the centre-left third party, are open for a coalition with both Labour and Conservative, and they are holding talks of a possible coalition with the Conservative Party in return for some concession. What are your opinions on this?


I seen this on the news but I don't really care since it doesn't not affect me directly... but i have a question: what is the big deal?


With a change in Party, Britain's relationship with America and the rest of the world is now changed. What happens there will affect that nation's relation with America, and that, in turn, will change our foriegn policies, who we may count as allies, &c. Japan, for example, elected some chap who supports getting rid of the American base in Okinawa, much to my Japanese friend's delight.


Okay, that makes sense. Thanks


Think of it this way: Why would Obama's election matter to the good people of Britain or China?
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orangeflute wrote:


habercrombie wrote:


orangeflute wrote:


habercrombie wrote:


orangeflute wrote:

For those who have not watched the News, nor care to watch the news, the UK general election resulted in a plurality for the Conservative party, but, unfortunately, the Conservative party does not have a majority and, so, they cannot put David Cameron as PM. The Liberal Democrats, the centre-left third party, are open for a coalition with both Labour and Conservative, and they are holding talks of a possible coalition with the Conservative Party in return for some concession. What are your opinions on this?


I seen this on the news but I don't really care since it doesn't not affect me directly... but i have a question: what is the big deal?


With a change in Party, Britain's relationship with America and the rest of the world is now changed. What happens there will affect that nation's relation with America, and that, in turn, will change our foriegn policies, who we may count as allies, &c. Japan, for example, elected some chap who supports getting rid of the American base in Okinawa, much to my Japanese friend's delight.


Okay, that makes sense. Thanks


Think of it this way: Why would Obama's election matter to the good people of Britain or China?


Yes, i see. I already thought of that a while ago, but i think it will only matter to the politicians. To the average person, they could care less because they have other issues to deal with.
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habercrombie wrote:

orangeflute wrote:


habercrombie wrote:


orangeflute wrote:


habercrombie wrote:


orangeflute wrote:

For those who have not watched the News, nor care to watch the news, the UK general election resulted in a plurality for the Conservative party, but, unfortunately, the Conservative party does not have a majority and, so, they cannot put David Cameron as PM. The Liberal Democrats, the centre-left third party, are open for a coalition with both Labour and Conservative, and they are holding talks of a possible coalition with the Conservative Party in return for some concession. What are your opinions on this?


I seen this on the news but I don't really care since it doesn't not affect me directly... but i have a question: what is the big deal?


With a change in Party, Britain's relationship with America and the rest of the world is now changed. What happens there will affect that nation's relation with America, and that, in turn, will change our foriegn policies, who we may count as allies, &c. Japan, for example, elected some chap who supports getting rid of the American base in Okinawa, much to my Japanese friend's delight.


Okay, that makes sense. Thanks


Think of it this way: Why would Obama's election matter to the good people of Britain or China?



Yes, i see. I already thought of that a while ago, but i think it will only matter to the politicians. To the average person, they could care less because they have other issues to deal with.

It actually matters alot to the average citizen. For example, if Russia, with several thousand nukes, elected the 'Kill Americans Party', and then proceed to launch all their nukes at us, then, it has lots of implication to the average citizen. Or if the Saudis overthrow their monarch in favour of Ultra-Islamist America haters who want to withold petrol from us, it will hurt us before it hurts the politician. Foreign politics is very important.
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Yes, i see. I already thought of that a while ago, but i think it will only matter to the politicians. To the average person, they could care less because they have other issues to deal with.

It actually matters alot to the average citizen. For example, if Russia, with several thousand nukes, elected the 'Kill Americans Party', and then proceed to launch all their nukes at us, then, it has lots of implication to the average citizen. Or if the Saudis overthrow their monarch in favour of Ultra-Islamist America haters who want to withold petrol from us, it will hurt us before it hurts the politician. Foreign politics is very important.


Yes, but this is the British government. They are not nearly as anti-American as those in Russia or in the Middle East. If this was happening in those countries, then the average person would care. But since this is a country friendly to the US, they would care because they won't expect a change in alliance. But what you say is completely true
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Britain has nukes to, so if they elected a party that is dead set against us, it would be more significant than if some random government of an improvished African/Central to South American/Asian country elected an anti-American government. In addition they are our foremost ally, so if they elected someone against us, we lose an ally and thus, power over the more Anti-American governments.
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Yes, i see. I already thought of that a while ago, but i think it will only matter to the politicians. To the average person, they could care less because they have other issues to deal with.

It actually matters alot to the average citizen. For example, if Russia, with several thousand nukes, elected the 'Kill Americans Party', and then proceed to launch all their nukes at us, then, it has lots of implication to the average citizen. Or if the Saudis overthrow their monarch in favour of Ultra-Islamist America haters who want to withold petrol from us, it will hurt us before it hurts the politician. Foreign politics is very important.


Yes, but this is the British government. They are not nearly as anti-American as those in Russia or in the Middle East. If this was happening in those countries, then the average person would care. But since this is a country friendly to the US, they would care because they won't expect a change in alliance. But what you say is completely true

As stated in my statement above, it is very relevent, as, if they give more power to those, much more anti-American countries, we, the regular people, would be very much screwed.
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