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… Surprise in the U.K. [#Tories]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,May 13th,2015

.. to be honest , I was not expecting this ..

.. I also thought that Labour would do better . Much better . Around 260 to 270 seats would have been my mark ..

.. but 229 seats ? P. U. .. boy , did Labour do lousy …

.. [h/t — pjmedia.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news …

.. but the Liberal DemoCraps did even worse . They once had 59 seats , and a seat in government . They now have only 10 seats at Westminster , and no seat in government at all …

.. Ouch ..

.. oh , you can guess what happened . Ed Milliband and Nick Clegg [the respective party leaders] , along with Nile Farage [the UKIP leader] all quit . It is the British tradition to take responsibility …

.. now comes redistricting , and both Labour and the LDP really get screwed …

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… an Election is Coming [#Great Britain]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,May 2nd,2015

.. and it is going to be a wild one ..

.. when is it ? May 7th , 2015 ..

.. Great Britain has the House of Commons , which is where the election is for . There are a total of 650 constituencies in the House of Commons …

.. [h/t — en.Wikipedia.org]..
.. [link] to the blog article …

.. how many parties …

[at least the significant ones]

.. Conservative [Con] .. (right wing)

.. Labour [Lab] .. (left wing)

.. Liberal Democrats [LDP] .. (left of center moderate)

.. Green [Grn] .. (socialist)

.. UK Independence Party (right of center to conservative) [UKIP] ..

.. Democratic Union Party [DUP] (Northern Ireland) … (unionist)

.. Sinn Fein [SFN] (NI) .. (irish nationalist)

Sinn Fein does affect the number of seats needed to achieve a majority , because they do not actually take their seats . As a result , the actual total is reduced to 645 , and the # needed for a majority is reduced from 326 to 323 …

.. Scottish National Party [SNP] (Scotland) (left wing)

.. there are many other parties , but these are the ones that matter …

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… The Impact of the israeli Election [#Bibi]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,March 20th,2015

.. Bibi will likely be returned to power .

.. however , it is fairly clear that he has had his time in Israeli politics . He is likely to be serving his last term in office …

.. the question is what type of coalition :

.. [h/t — Breitbart.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post news ..

.. one , a narrow conservative coalition . It would not be all that stable , and would be vulnerable to blackmail by factions …

.. two , a grand coalition with Bibi as PM , but with labour providing the parliamentary strength , in numbers . this one would be much closer to a national overnment , especially if Bibi [and Herzog] have an attack on iran in mind . Any assault on Iran is going to draw in the U.S. , and they have to know that …

.. a ” grand coalition ” would also limit likud ‘ s policy manuveuring . In order to entice Labour , Likud would have to make some policy concessions . Some they would be able to make , others they would not be to threilled about making …

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… POTUS a “Grandiose Narcissist ?” …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,September 10th,2013

.. I wonder . POTUS seems to have a great deal of faith in his own abililties and his own intellectual superiority . It makes him to be one very arrogant bastard , that is for sure .

.. I would wonder if there is any kind of psychological (albeit political) evaluation . No , not an explicitly political one . A specifically

... well , it worked ! ...

… well , it worked ! …

medical , i.e. a psychological one , or one of a psychiatric nature . It would make for very interesting reading , that is for sure . Considering what is going on over Syria right now , it would sure make for very interesting reading …

.. In this case , this one involves an Obama – style clone , soon – to – be former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd of Australia . You will find this short piece , from the Sydney Morning Herald , and the link to the longer one to the parent piece at the Australian Financial Review to be very interesting reading . It does take some understanding of Australian politics , but not much . I am not trying to be arrogant , at least I hope not .

.. Australia ‘ s legislature looks like it is similar in form to our Congress here in the U.S. . Not quite . The form , yes . The function , though , is a great deal more like a Westminster style Parliament . The lower House majority elects the Prime Minister , and , except in rare instances , the elections are held on a regular basis every three years .

.. Rudd politically knifed his predecessor , former PM Julia Gillard , just a few weeks ago . He was convinced that he was the candidate to take Australia ‘ s Labour party into the most recent general election . Well , she went , and he took over , and you might wonder what happened ? Guess ?

.. Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party / National Party coalition (the Tories) blew out Labour , and did it in style . The coalition won about 90 to 92 seats in Australia ‘ s lower House of Parliament , against 58 for Labour and their alies . Bombs Away ! Guess kevin got his just reward , and now it is off to the political wilderness for both Rudd and Gillard …

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… Australia and the Carbon Tax …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,September 8th,2013

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott (16)

… new Australian PM Tony Abbott …

.. if Labour is smart , they will vote (at least to a point) with the new Government to repeal the hated Carbon tax .

.. This tax is indeed hated down under . It places Australia at a distinct disadvantagege in comparison to its neighbours , economically . Australia is indeed diversifying its economy , but it is still very much export – based , in many ways a great deal like Canada . Now it will be in a better position to compete , and not just in Asia .

.. It will be interesting to see how the change in power in Canberra will be taken in Europe and the America . The big factor is , of course , my home country , the United States . We have our first Communist President , one who is a wus at home , and is a even bigger wus overseas .

.. In the U.S. , POTUS ‘ effective remaining power is his power over the administrative state . He can lay out his policies , but his policies do not make him popular . Matter of fact , they make him ever more unpopular . Any way that he tries to implement policy is contested in the courts . Which makes for both an interesting time , and lots of delays .

.. These days , an even bigger fight has ensued over his policies . Left – wing and ecosocialist interest groups take their beefs over ObamaCrap Administration policies to court . Where it then gets interesting is when those same groups and the ObamaCraps start playing “footsie,” legally . It then sets up what is known as a “sue and settle” situation , where the ObamaCraps still get their policy enacted , and effectively block opposition from the right by blocking their access to the courts .

.. I wonder how Australia ‘ s export – based economy is going to like that . Especially with the carbon tax likely to go the way of the “do – do bird . ”

 

 

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… Congrats to Tony Abbott [new Australian PM] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,September 8th,2013

.. hot dog ! ..

.. Tony Abbott and the Liberal / National Party Coalition [the Tories] have won an overwhelming election mandate , and have been returned to power after a very long abscence from power .

.. Abbott ‘ s Coalition has appeared to have won 91 or 92 seats in the Australian House of Representatives . It represents an approximate 33 or 34 seat majority in that body . Australia ‘ s Parliament looks in form somewhat like our U.S. Congress , but its function is that of a Westminster parliament , or similar to the Britain . Its Senate control is divided , only because one – healf of the seats were up .

.. Abbott is right . Australia is indeed , open for business once again . If the Aussie Laborites and the Greens are not careful , Abbott could force the Govenour General [Australia ‘ s nominal head of state] to have a “double dissolution ” of both house. It would then put all 150 House seats and 76 Senate seats up at once , and Labour would be to blame .

.. Australia ‘ s hated “carbon tax” will survive , at least for now . Unless Labour is nuts , they will support the new Government , and vote for repeal . Playing political “chicken” with a newly elected and apparantely very popular PM is a really dumb idea . We shall see …

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