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    A More Successful Scottish Socialist Party and other related ideas?

    My understanding of the man is that, despite his now sixteen years and still going tenure, Colin was a reluctant leadership candidate at the time of Sheridan's downfall; he was compared to Corbyn in that he didn't really expect to necessarily win nor really want it himself in that way...
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    WI: Beagle Conflict escalates into full-blown war

    The Beagle conflict was a territorial dispute between Argentina and Chile over a series of islands in the Beagle Channel that were possessed & governed by Chile but claimed by Argentina. The dispute reached almost war levels in 1978 when an Argentine invasion was aborted only hours after it...
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    Alternate Wikibox Thread

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    More Sustainable Green Party Success after the 89’ Surge?

    Out of curiosity, and not wishing to derail Time Enough's thread, but how would one categories the various wing & groupings within the Green Party at this point? I was given to understand, if nothing else, that the splitting of the Greens into England & Wales, Scottish Greens, and Northern...
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    Alternate Wikibox Thread

    I'm not sure we'd see Primarolo joining what is essentially the hardcore Corbynites of the SCG in splitting from the party. Instead, might I suggest Christine Blower, Pauline Bryan, or John Hendy? Given we don't know the context of how this happens, it's not unreasonable to say it could happen...
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    Alternate Wikibox Thread

    Love it - did you have specific MPs, Lords, & MSPs in mind for the PJP defections or is it more just general numbers?
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    Alternate Wikibox Thread

    After doing some brainstorming about potential avenues that Time for Decision may end up going down:
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    AHC/WI: Prime Minister John Redwood in 1995

    I've tried looking around for any threads on this here & on The Other Place and there's a couple of short-lived ones there, but there's a distinct lack of info and most of them tend to die pretty quickly so I thought to have a crack at posing the question here. How much would need to happen for...
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    WI/AHC: A viable & 'successful' left-wing UK political party

    Ted Grant would certainly agree with you there. That's an intriguing thought, although doesn't first-past-the-post tend to mean that major parties have to be broad tend to maximise their support, hence why British politics has in the past century largely been a two-and-one-half party system...
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    WI/AHC: A viable & 'successful' left-wing UK political party

    Ah, The Politics of Respect - yes, I remember it well. I have looked at it a few times to try & gauge potential Labour defector MPs in a more contemporary setting. Although I suppose that TL was built for the express purpose of a more SYRIZA-type situation of a left-wing insurgent party but the...
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    WI/AHC: A viable & 'successful' left-wing UK political party

    Whilst I know that Labour is a centre-left social democratic party with democratic socialist factions within, what I mean by the title is one that is categorically left-wing in its outlook & policies i.e. one that is at its core and throughout its framework and organisations one that would be...
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    Lists of Heads of Government and Heads of State

    She's more than just radical in her politics; she's very much a Marxist and into revolutionary theory, largely subscribing to Trotskyist theory on a more specific level. I'd argue that the SSP is also more on the far-left than radical left these days as well. However, I don't want to derail the...
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    Lists of Heads of Government and Heads of State

    Whilst this is treading into personal territory for me, I would question Black's successor as leader of the PSP depending on how far to the left the party now is.
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    Lists of Heads of Government and Heads of State

    The fact that it contradicts itself during the book was a particular peeve of mine. It forgets its own history during the story itself. It's disappointing really though the fact that Mullin admits this doesn't necessarily make it better; it's an admission it's not perfect and it's flawed but not...
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    Lists of Heads of Government and Heads of State

    I'm a big of A Very British Coup but I was quite disappointed by The Friends of Harry Perkins for exactly the reasons you've said there; it feels like Perkins didn't happen and it seems to take place back into OTL but with other mentions about Labour not being in government since Perkins' day...
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