Monday, 15 March 2010

Brown back to Baldwin

I caught a bit of Womens Hour this morning when Gordon Brown was being interviewed and asserted that he would go on even if he didn't get a majority on May 6th. I guess the Tories will get very annoyed at that but it is exactly what Baldwin did in 1923 (I think it was 1923) when having not secured an overall majority he went to the House of Commons to be defeated on a vote of confidence. He did so to force Asquith's Liberals to vote to put in the first Labour Government-which he and his supporters thought would cause Liberals to be wiped out.

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