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  •  Yet the actual tally was 285-272. (2+ / 0-)
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    koNko, twigg

    Seven members could have swung it the other way. Either Cameron is so weak in his coalition that he miscalculated or he truly does not want to side with Obama. I doubt US Congress will be won over, just given how much more drawn out it is going to get.

    •  The narrowness of the vote (2+ / 0-)
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      tardis10, koNko

      doesn't demonstrate the gravity of the political defeat.

      Many of the Conservatives who voted with the government were, at best, lukewarm on the idea, but loyalty runs deep.

      Winning by one would have been just fine for the PM, losing that vote, even by one, is very damaging.

      I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
      but I fear we will remain Democrats.

      Who is twigg?

      by twigg on Mon Sep 02, 2013 at 08:41:03 AM PDT

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