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Election Time Again!

Apr. 18th, 2017 11:25 am
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The government has grown fed up with having a wafer-thin majority, which is meaning that they are dependent on the...less compliant members of the party to pass things. And so we get to have an election.

Under the Fixed Term Parliaments Act the government can't just call an election.

So, May needs to either:
1) No Confidence herself. And then wait 14 days. Easy to do, even if it looks a bit silly.
2) Get Labour to go along with the snap election. Which they'd be stupid to do, but will probably do so anyway, considering recent behaviour.
2) Repeal the Fixed Term Parliaments Act. Would probably take a while, particularly if the Lords decide to bounce it around.

I wonder which one she'll go for. By what's been said so far, it looks like (2), but it's hard to tell.
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Up the hill for the ante-penultimate Beltane walkthrough today, and the clouds above us were just thick enough that I could take a photo of Nelson's Monument with the sun behind it.

I got home, and was trying to work out how to post it, and couldn't decide which cropping to use. I kinda like the last one, with just the tower in it. On the other hand, I like the first one with the people in it.

And I'm by no means an expert in photography (I just knows what I likes), so I thought I'd throw this one open...

Bonus photo, Edinburgh's Folly, as seen about half an hour later, also with the sun behind it:

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