General Election: Old Blue candidates

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General Election: Old Blue candidates

Post by Ever Bluer » Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:24 am

I see Stephen White (Middleton A 1968-75, Governor) is Liberal Democrat candidate for Bishop Auckland, while John Perry (Lamb A 1961-69) is UKIP candidate for Havant. Do we know of any others?

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Post by Vonny » Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:35 pm

Ed Goncalves - he was a year or two above me so would have left mid 80's.....Lib Dem Rugby.
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Post by Avon » Fri May 01, 2015 11:09 pm

UKIP. The shame of it...

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Post by Chris T » Sat May 02, 2015 7:45 am

It could be much worse. In 1940, after the start of World War 2, Anselm Capell (at CH in the early 1920s, house unknown to me) stood in a LCC election as a member of the British Union of Fascists (and hence supporter of Hitler).

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Post by michael scuffil » Sat May 02, 2015 11:41 am

Chris T wrote:It could be much worse. In 1940, after the start of World War 2, Anselm Capell (at CH in the early 1920s, house unknown to me) stood in a LCC election as a member of the British Union of Fascists (and hence supporter of Hitler).
I'm not so sure. Sir Oswald Mosley (who by then was interned on the Isle of Man) said that if he'd been allowed to, he'd have joined the army and fought against Hitler, and had instructed his supporters to do the same.
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Post by J.R. » Sun May 03, 2015 1:08 pm

Avon wrote:UKIP. The shame of it...

WHY ??
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Post by postwarblue » Mon May 04, 2015 9:15 am

Because he must be seen to be Politically Correct. Pitiful.
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Post by michael scuffil » Mon May 04, 2015 9:43 am

On the basis of the universal experience of the 20th century and the 21st to date (small sample, admittedly), an OB MP has to be Labour.
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Post by fra828 » Tue May 05, 2015 8:32 am

Charismatic, brilliantly un-pc Nigel Farage. Got FAR more personality than the 3 'main' party leaders put together. May not agree with everything he stands for, but at least he is says what he thinks- drinks and smokes on camera- and blow everyone who doesn't like it..VOTE UKIP!

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Post by sejintenej » Tue May 05, 2015 8:51 am

fra828 wrote:Charismatic, brilliantly un-pc Nigel Farage. Got FAR more personality than the 3 'main' party leaders put together. May not agree with everything he stands for, but at least he is says what he thinks- drinks and smokes on camera- and blow everyone who doesn't like it..VOTE UKIP!
Yes except for the last two words; he doesn't seem to have anyone with the practical experience of trying to run the government

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Post by michael scuffil » Tue May 05, 2015 10:06 am

Nigel (for this really is a one-man band) like all populists is good at identifying problems and doesn't shy away from them, but he has no realistic solutions. He (uniquely) gives straight answers to straight questions. Just don't think too hard about the implications. If you want to watch amateurs in government, cast an eye to Greece.
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Post by J.R. » Tue May 05, 2015 11:15 am

michael scuffil wrote:Nigel (for this really is a one-man band) like all populists is good at identifying problems and doesn't shy away from them, but he has no realistic solutions. He (uniquely) gives straight answers to straight questions. Just don't think too hard about the implications. If you want to watch amateurs in government, cast an eye to Greece.

I agree in part Michael, but on looking from the other end of the room, I'm sick and tired of the other main parties constantly trying to score points of their opponents, AND spouting a load of promises which are near-on impossible to fulfil.

In my view, I've tried 'The Rest', so now I'm giving a new boy a chance. After all, surely he can't make matters much worse, and as some people say, 'I like the cut of his jib' !
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Post by jhopgood » Tue May 05, 2015 1:06 pm

It will be interesting to see what happens here in Spain, where the two party political system has power sway since Franco.

They are now totally devalued and two new parties are coming to the fore; Ciudadanos, a Catalan party that is variously described as left of centre or right wing, and Podemos, not dissimilar to the Greek Syriza party.

I can see no direct equivalents in the UK, but it seems that both countries will have coalition governments after the elections.

And we know how well that expert in coalition governments, Italy, has fared.

We should feel privileged to live in interesting times.
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Post by fra828 » Wed May 06, 2015 11:56 pm

J.R. wrote:
michael scuffil wrote:Nigel (for this really is a one-man band) like all populists is good at identifying problems and doesn't shy away from them, but he has no realistic solutions. He (uniquely) gives straight answers to straight questions. Just don't think too hard about the implications. If you want to watch amateurs in government, cast an eye to Greece.

I agree in part Michael, but on looking from the other end of the room, I'm sick and tired of the other main parties constantly trying to score points of their opponents, AND spouting a load of promises which are near-on impossible to fulfil.

In my view, I've tried 'The Rest', so now I'm giving a new boy a chance. After all, surely he can't make matters much worse, and as some people say, 'I like the cut of his jib' !
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Re: General Election: Old Blue candidates

Post by Angela Woodford » Thu May 07, 2015 10:58 am

Michael - Mosley interned on the Isle of Man?

I believe that he was arrested under Defence Regulation 18b and went straight into Brixton Prison, along with many of the Italian waiters who had staffed the most famous restaurants in London. Diana Mosley was detained shortly afterwards in Holloway. Eventually, in 1941, thanks to a Churchillian intervention, the Mosleys were reunited in married couple accommodation in Holloway. Then, in 1943, Mosley was considered at risk from phlebitis. The couple were released and went straight to Rignell, the home of the rural Mitford sister, Pamela.

I believe that when Mosley was asked how he'd survived in prison, replied airily

"Oh, after Winchester, prison was nothing."
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