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    How Can You Get A SDP style split of the Labour Left?

    Very unrealistic - the British press would never come up with something that witty, of course.
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    How Can You Get A SDP style split of the Labour Left?

    Yeah, many of the points made there are basically good. It was highly unlikely prior to the internal electoral reforms and without the 2008 financial crash having occurred, at the very least. I remember being perplexed as to why everyone was going “well, it wouldn’t have happened, so?” though...
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    How Can You Get A SDP style split of the Labour Left?

    This thread of mine is very vintage.
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    NEW RELEASE: Decking the Shuffle

    That’s amazing and I wish I’d seen that before.
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    When did OTL leaders become 'plausible'?

    Let’s not forget that people were trying desperately to “draft” Starmer as soon as he was an MP. Beyond being seen as a potential future leader, he was being asked to stand as soon as the speculation began for the race that began as soon as he was elected. Crazy in hindsight but it was part of...
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    WI: Baldwin Resigns in 1931

    It’s a scenario that I really love to dive into and, unfortunately (based on what I’ve read), the answer to your question of who replaces Baldwin is a very boring one: Neville Chamberlain. There was conspiracy afoot within the Tories after the public ruptures of Rothermere and Beaverbrook...
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    'Eminent Domain' by Carl Neville

    https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/Eminent-Domain-by-Carl-Neville-author/9781912248834 "The Cold War ended thirty years ago, the Communists have won in Europe and the world has settled into two blocks divided by a silicon curtain, The Partition. The tranquil backwater of the People's...
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    Lists of Heads of Government and Heads of State

    Don't you mean... confidence and supply rather than 'supply and demand'?
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    AndrewH's Test Thread

    Were I Big Mo in this situation, I would simply dunk them all into a big fountain and give them noogies.
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    Election maps and assorted others

    I believe this is the first election map I've ever properly done from scratch.
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    AH Run-downs, summaries and general gubbins

    Morrison pursued a compromised managerialism in public ownership, accepted massive cuts to welfare to fund foreign wars, literally wanted to build a ‘British African Army’, and organised the 1953 coup plot against Mossadegh (Eden just dusted off the documents from Morrison’s time in office). He...
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    When did OTL leaders become 'plausible'?

    Because it's become something of a favourite of mine through thesis research, there's actually an interesting TL in which Gaitskell and Bevan don't disabuse themselves of the notion that Morrison was the inevitable next leader after Attlee. There was actually a stitch-up planned whereby they...
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    You are born 100 years earlier, but in the same place; what do you do with your life?

    Born in the docklands of London’s East End in 1897 to an Irish Traveller dad and Italo-Jewish mum, I probably end up a dockworker or a railwayman (more likely the former) as the First World War begins. I try to get exempted from service but fail, whereafter I spend most of the war scrambling...
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    Corbyn PODs

    Election is probably held under very different circumstances, mind. It took a lot of parliamentary shenanigans to get us to the point where Classic Dom's "win by losing" strategy was actually viable - and those shenanigans were as a result of the progression from the leadership being open to a...
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    AndrewH's Test Thread

    Cos’è questo?
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    No Italian entry into WWI?

    D’Annunzio probably never has the impetus to go all-out on Fiume and Mussolini never really has anything to look up to in that regard, but D’Annunzio already had a hell of an influence on the militarist tendency of the PSI. After all, he grouped with the Socialist parliamentarians at the turn of...
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    No Italian entry into WWI?

    Have worked a bit on this scenario before and always found the political settlement difficult to consider, but I might offer some points: The Liberal Union is going to stay put for a good while. No war is easier than a massive war on one’s doorstep, obviously. This also means Giolitti doesn’t...
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    AH Cooperative Lists Thread

    SEVEN COMMON MYTHS ABOUT THE BRITISH RESISTANCE 1) THE COMMUNISTS DID NOTHING UNTIL STALIN SAID TO This is partly true, in that various British communist bigwigs did indeed do nothing in the spirit of the Nazi-Soviet Pact and abruptly changed their mind when Stalin wanted. What's left out is...
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    AH Cooperative Lists Thread

    I still quite like the blank ones because they can sometimes be useful jumping-off points for people who want to flesh things out, but yeah - adding footnotes is always good stuff.
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    AH Cooperative Lists Thread

    Secretary of State for the United States of America 1900-1909: Charles Bonaparte 1909-1913: John Sharp Williams 1913-1917: John W. Davis 1917-1921: Gifford Pinchot 1921-1933: Newton D. Baker 1933-1939: Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. 1939-1944: Robert R. McCormick 1944-1949: Robert E. Wood 1949-1956...