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The speaker must stay

No, really! DK is saying he's got to quit, but let's face it: if he stays on (with the connivance of Gordon Brown) we could well be looking at a complete wipe-out for Labour at the next election. I mean complete. One so big that the Lib Dems end up becoming the next official opposition.

And that's what I call a win.


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I wonder what dirt Michael Martin has on the government: Blair's shredded expenses, curtailed debates, raided offices, and an endless list of favours. Gordon Brown may not have the option to get rid of him without causing even more damage. Snigger.
May 18, 2009 at 5:56 PM | Unregistered CommenterKit
I like the logic of why he must stay per your post and I also agree entirely with Kit above.

I imagine that there are many senior politicians in the Government and perhaps the opposition too who would be horrified to see him forced out. 'A lady scorned' and all that. What The Speaker knows would be a great read in 'Part II of the Great Scandal'.

I therefore think it is highly likey that Brown and Cameron will tiptoe quietly through the minefield and keep him in his job if they can. That said I expect to see Clegg/The LibDem's push hard to create a media maelstrom to force him out as the party with perhaps the most to gain and least to lose.

I'm looking forward to the unfolding of ACT II now in session!
May 18, 2009 at 7:29 PM | Unregistered CommenterPaul Clark
Unfortunately it looks like he's quttting
May 19, 2009 at 11:05 AM | Unregistered CommenterFrancisT
There still appears to be a question mark over when his resignation will become effective. I wonder if he might try to hold on...
May 19, 2009 at 11:42 AM | Registered CommenterBishop Hill

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