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    Ooh that would be interesting. I got to thinking about this after something @KingCrawa said on twitter about how DS9 solved a lot of the problems with TNG and I got thinking about how DS9, VOY and ENT disappeared from the popular consciousness compared to TNG and TOS largely because of the film...
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    Star Trek IX: Insurrection (1997) - The first Star Trek film since the death of Patrick Stewart - Insurrection is debated by fans not over whether it was good or not (it was unquestionably not) but on whether it is a TNG film or not. The argument that its not is pretty weak, unless you're a...
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    Olaf Stapledon's Last and First Men (1930) has some amazing bits about the success of liberal, democratic, Germany
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    UM is the poet we deserve for this blighted age.
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    Lists of Heads of Government and Heads of State

    Can confirm, Arthur Webber is prime minister in all possible universes
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    Political Animals 2011-2022: Larry (Cat) David Cameron (Conservative) 2010-2016; Theresa May (Conservative) 2016-2019; Boris Johnson (Conservative) 2019-2021; Rishi Sunak (Conservative) 2021-2023 Larry had a long tenure in Number 10 as Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office - although he was...
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    The Strange Death Of Liberal Everything 2007-2008: Gordon Brown (Labour) 2007 Liberal Democrat Leadership election: Chris Huhne (Liberal Democrat) 2007: Chris Huhne: 50.2% Nick Clegg 49.8% 2008-2010: David Miliband (Labour) David Miliband replaced Brown to only minor applause from the...
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    It's a fascinating example of a corrupted wank
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    But that's a story for another time
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    everything about this combination is catnip to me
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    Salmond gets to go to jail, Guido gets to hang out with Sargon of Akkad - who was punished more?
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    Haha, brilliant. It's a concept that's been on my mind for a while - party conferences are fun, but they're kinda also professional, and getting your photo taken with x-internal celebrity feels like a bit of an imposition. What if they were more explicitly fun? What if cosplay? What if what...
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    A Brief History of Politicosplay in the UK By the Politicosplayer's Federation UK 2001: Kenneth Clarke (Conservative) 2005: Conservative Leadership election following Labour's third election victory. "Boris wigs" become popular as a way to show support for Boris Johnson at his events 2005...
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    I'm less sure - iirc Richmond Park generated some stress within the Greens in 2016, with new rules introduced to reduce the power of senior party officials to pressure party groups to stand down afterwards. Now they have for a long time, but all it takes is a change in the local group and that's...
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    Okay, so post Alliance there have been a few attempts at this - most notably in the 90s Plaid attempted an alliance with the Greens and got an MP elected on the basis of a joint candidacy, Cynog Dafis has made it clear he doesn't consider himself a contender for first Green Parliamentarian and...
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    Some thoughts The modern New Left is coming up anyway, without our equivalent of Bernie Bros we can expect them free floating, building up a culture, which will then come to Labour, as opposed to being constructed within Labour Many will end up in the Greens, and did, in the 2014 surge This...
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    Thanks, I genuinely think that along with May being a bad campaigner over-confidence was a real factor in her winning, here Burgon lacks Corbyn's appeal but has an advantage that the country is in a worse state and the tories have been in longer. Basically, this was me thinking - WI Corbynism...
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    It's a good piece, I'd say sorry for mistaking it for a mumby piece, but its the dieselpunk mood which you caught really well. Also, who wouldn't want to be a little mumby sometimes?
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    2015: Chukka Umunna (Labour) Labour leadership election 2015 Round 1: Chukka Umunna (32.8%), Andy Burnham (27.9%), Jeremy Corbyn (27.7%), Yvette Cooper (13.8%) Round 2: Chukka Umunna (37.1%), Andy Burnham (32.4%), Jeremy Corbyn (32.7%) Round 3: Chukka Umunna (52.1%), Andy Burnham (47.9%)...
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