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AB Editor | 09:38 Fri 07th Jun 2013 | News
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  • None Of The Above - 42 votes
  • 42%
  • Ed Miliband - 25 votes
  • 25%
  • David Cameron - 22 votes
  • 22%
  • Nigel Farage - 9 votes
  • 9%
  • Nick Clegg - 1 vote
  • 1%

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David Miliband? You mean Ed, surely, Ed?
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With all parties seemingly gearing up for a long ambling jog towards the next general election, cries of no confidence from Tory backbenchers and nearly everyone with regards to Mr. Miliband, who do you think will be the leader of our green and pleasant land after the next general election?
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Ah, a telling slip!
None of the above imo.
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I think it illustrates my point Jim :)

(should be fixed now)
much as i loathe to say it, Miliband, i wouldn't vote for him or his party, but can see it happening, by dint of the current administration not fulfilling many of it's election promises.
If not one of those three then who? I can't see Labour electing a new leader in the next two years, better to stick with who they've got now. Would the Conservative party, meanwhile, really vote Cameron out and replace him with, say, Michael Gove or Theresa May? Not impossible but I'd have thought it unlikely.

I think it will be Cameron or Milibean. Not sure which of those two I'd really want to be PM though.
if Cameron had a road to Damascus moment and called a referendum on EU now, in or out, and closed the door on all incomers for a period of time, whilst they sort out numbers, the census isn't a completely accurate picture, then stop all people claiming any kind of welfare if they have paid nothing into the system, there will be exceptions, but not many, then he would romp home, and ditch the ankle biter Clegg into touch. This may seem draconian, but Britain is stuggling down a long dark road, and all we have to look forward to is more of the same if Miliband gets in.
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"Would the Conservative party, meanwhile, really vote Cameron out and replace him with, say, Michael Gove or Theresa May?"

Historically the Tory party has been very good at pruning back at the top - so why not? Especially as many within the party see UKIP as a legitimate threat. Could Borris make a swoop in time?

I wouldn't really want either of them in charge.
personally neither would i, but i like the alternative of Miliband even less
"if Cameron had a road to Damascus moment ..."
etc etc

That I think is the classic misconception of some hard core Tory supporters. i.e. that if the Prime Minister does thay THEY want somehow everyone else will love him too.
And in fairness it often works the other way too with Labour voters.
If the economy somehow, despite the worst chancellor in living memory, improves before 2015 then Cameron has a very good chance of winning the election. The EU thing I'm afraid is a sideshow because deep down most people know the measures outlined above would not help Britain's reovery.
As a Labour supporter I can't wait for Michael Gove to take over the Tory leadership. You might as well simultaneously hand the keys of Number 10 to Mr Miliband (who, ironically perhaps, has the initials em :-) )
True I suppose, but they couldn't even ditch John Major and I believe he wasn't all that popular.

em -- that's not just draconian but illegal. If we want to leave the EU then we can vote to do so but until then, we're obliged to abide by its rules. Unilaterally closing the borders would break those rules and wouldn't be pretty -- never mind the fact that, as usual, while closing the borders would block the people we don't want in this country it would also block the majority of people we would quite like. The qualified, the foreign students, the workers.
I voted for Farage but it doesn't show up yet,it was really for fun,but could he do any worse?
The Coalition Parties will lose it on the abysmal state of the economy.

Labour will will not because the show any promise, but by default.
"I voted for Farage but it doesn't show up yet,it was really for fun,but could he do any worse? "

Yes I rather think he could. But there is no reasonable way he could become PM after the next election. There's more chance of someone not on the list being PM.
Labour will win, not because they show any promise, but by default.
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"I voted for Farage but it doesn't show up yet,it was really for fun,but could he do any worse?"

Yes.

"But there is no reasonable way he could become PM after the next election."

It's more to gauge the general feeling for UKIP - which has dissipated a little now.

"There's more chance of someone not on the list being PM."

True! That's probably why we've got nearly 50% voting for "none of the above"!

The large vote for 'None of the Above' shows voters are not really engaged by any of them, but it is not realistic. If the Conservatives or LibDems changed their leader before the election it would not make any difference, because they have lost it on the economy. Labour have a big lead in the polls, so are unlikely to ditch Ed. Farrage is starting from nothing and only has one policy.
I really can't stand the idea of Ed Miliband being the next PM, though I could never stand the idea of Cameron being PM either. I have loathed the man ever since he first came on the scene as Tory leader and cannot wait until he is rotting in some backwater.

Anyway, I think Miliband is the most probable choice but even then I'm not sure. The only thing I'm fairly sure of is that Cameron won't continue in office.

Also, incidentally, if Cameron did win the next election, he surely wouldn't be the 'next' Prime Minister? So even if you think he'll win, you still logically can't select him in the above poll...

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