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Old 4th Apr 2011, 18:32   #51
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To me, it was a no-brainer, and I think they've punched well above their weight in the coalition.
There's What The Hell Have The Lib Dems Done, showing what has been achieved from the last manifesto.
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Old 4th Apr 2011, 19:25   #52
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There's What The Hell Have The Lib Dems Done, showing what has been achieved from the last manifesto.
Yeah, and the Tories are going against them on it. If the LibDems can go along with university fee increases, you'd think the Tories could give them some support for AV vote!
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Old 8th Apr 2011, 16:11   #53
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With all the nonsense in the US right now, I would have thought Canada would steer clear of a conservative government. Just don't let those tea partiers over the border! And keep an eye on your health care.
You would thinks so, wouldn't you? The one thing that I can say is that even our Conservative party is considerably left of the US Democratic Party. And I think that if anyone tried to scrap our healthcare system, there would be a revolution here (although many provinces have been chipping away at it for years).

However, they, the tories, under the leadership of Stephen Harper, have adopted a US style of politics and policy, with focus on the military and a "tough on crime" stance, even though crime rates in Canada a dropping across the board. They have taken a highly partisan approach on all issues, making co-operation between parties impossible, and even a dirty word- framed as coalition. We have always been a multiparty system, but under Harper, the lesser parties are fading away and Harper, at least, is framing things as basically a two party system.

I'd be interested to hear what KevinfromCanada thinks- he is, I believe, a westerner and from where Harper's ilk of Tories have their roots
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I've often wondered if KFC and Stephen Harper are one and the same :)
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Old 9th Apr 2011, 3:44   #55
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Yes, and without the "special spices" :)
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