Post by Strontium Dog on Apr 16, 2021 16:22:39 GMT
If he never died, then the rumours of him being a space lizard would have a smidgen more credence.
"To enter into commercial obligations and treaties is an exercise of sovereignty, not a derogation from it. Under treaties we accept obligations which we ourselves help to formulate. Sovereignty and independence are not ends in themselves. It is no good being independent in isolation if it involves running down our economy and watching other nations outstrip us in both trade and influence" - Margaret Thatcher, August 1961
The BBC complaints department would not have been so overworked this week.
“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable.” H. L. Mencken
The TV coverage might have been excessive, but were people really missing the usual schedules so badly? I doubt it. More election leaflets would have been delivered, but apart from that not much would have been different.
More election leaflets would have been delivered, but apart from that not much would have been different.
It is entirely possible that the leaflets that were not delivered and doors that were not knocked by parties who chose to suspend their campaigns could end up changing the result of a number of council seats, given that the period in which this happened was just before the postal votes go out (our postal votes were sent out today). It's impossible to know how many seats this will affect (or, indeed, which seats). But it's almost certain that it will have some effect on the results.
Post by Richard Cromwell on Apr 16, 2021 22:18:53 GMT
In accordance with the natural laws of the universe, one life spared would mean one life taken. (20th of November, 1942 - 9th of April, 2021): Joseph Robinette Biden
More seriously, it's possible that Prince Philip's death now has sufficiently pulled public attention away from the Harry & Meghan related scandals and produced greater sympathy for the Queen and the institution of the monarchy and has downstream effects on the survival of the monarchy but, if we're being honest, the Queen's own death is will eclipse both by a factor of several hundred.
It's interesting but, to be honest, very implausible to consider what a Charles III + Widower Philip duo could do to public opinion but, he was ninety nine years old.
Also, as others have said, the brief suspension of campaigning might've had a small impact of the election but (and call me naive if it does defy the wisdom of those with more experience), it's hard to see this election affecting 2024 unless it's a shockingly strong result in a certain direction but that would also rule out the campaign suspensions making much of an impact.
"The equal right of all men to the use of land is as clear as their equal right to breathe the air — it is a right proclaimed by the fact of their existence. For we cannot suppose that some men have a right to be in this world, and others no right." - Henry George
The failure to deliver a leaflet on the day caused it to be delivered on a different day and be read by a different family member who voted Labour instead of not othering to vote
A Labour councillor is elected instead of the other Labour candidate in a split ward in somewhere shire in England She commits to politics in a way she would not have done and becomes a PPC but loses but meets her future husband and talks him into not joining Isis where he would have acted as bodyguard for the Caliph As a result someone more competent does and the caliph is not killed so the assistant Caliph does not become caliph and his plans to assassinate the Duke of Edinburgh is not enacted As such a leaflet is delivered that would not have been so is read by a different family member and the SNP gain a seat they would have lost
If Elizabeth Bowles-Lyon had been born as the daughter of King George V, and if she didn’t have any younger brothers, and if she had therefore become Queen (regnant) in 1936 (instead of merely Queen consort), and if she had otherwise had the same life, then she would have broken Queen Victoria’s record as the UK’s longest-reigning monarch on 14th July 2000, i.e. 3 weeks before her 100th birthday. We would therefore now be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the reign of Queen Elizabeth III.
Labour governments are always voted in by empty minds, and voted out by empty pockets