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Response to tinrobot (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 11:59 AM

2. I was living in the UK when Labour beat the Tory's in 97...

The evening of the election, John Major was interviewed briefly outside 10 Downing Street about his view of the election. He finished the comments and said something like, sorry - need to run now, it's time for a late dinner - and he went in.

That night Labour won Parliament and with it, Tony Blair became PM.

At something like 9:00am, Blair and his wife walked out the front door of 10 Downing and started talking about the agenda he was going to pursue that afternoon with his peers in Parliament.

Later I learned that the Major's were "spirited out" during the night once it was obviously how the results were going to turn...and that included all their furniture being moved down into some storage area of the building.

Boom. 9 hours after election results, the new guy's in charge.

That's the way to do it.

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