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Why Labour has chosen the right Miliband

No Labour party leader with an unabbreviated first name has won a general election since 1974 - Harold Wilson.  Since then, Mr Tony succeeded in '97, 2001 and 2005 while Michael, Neil, John and Gordon have all failed.  Jim presents a bit of a problem, but I'm sidestepping that.

I suppose that Balls or Burnham would have been in with a shout come 2015 too, while Ms Abbott would have joined the long list of losers too.

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Anonymous Frank said... 6:10 pm

Must be getting on; I read it first as "unhyphenated".  



Blogger JuliaM said... 4:37 am

"Jim presents a bit of a problem..."

He certainly did! :)  



Anonymous puzzled of nether wallop said... 2:54 pm

Vote for Mr Ed the talking horse old chap...  



Blogger Man in a Shed said... 11:47 am

Its cruel to give them false hope you know ...  



Blogger James Higham said... 11:17 am

Hal Wilson? Nah, doesn't work, does it?  



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