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Entering Detroit! Incongruously, I’ve still got Gilbert & Sullivan in my head. Welp.

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Actually I spent several hours today thinking about what would’ve happened in British political history if Daniel O’Connell had taken up both Robert Peel & Benjamin Disraeli’s challenges to duel & had killed both of them.

WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY? WHAT ABOUT THE CORN LAWS? WHAT IF?

….I wasn’t able to figure out what would’ve happened to Gladstone minus both mentor and nemesis. Would Peelites have been a thing without Peel? Would the Liberals even have formed in a proper sense?

Alternate histories are so frustrating.

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Oh man, looks like I’m seeing Nick Cave on Tuesday in a freaky old Masonic temple in Detroit.

Oh man.

(“Perfect place for him. Sort of creepy.” - my mom)

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timrous-beastie:

thecoppercow:

So Miliband’s Director of Communications (I think the US equivalent is Press Officer?) is called Bob Roberts.

I just really want to know what his full first name is because surely no parent would name their son Robert Roberts?

So he’s the one we can blame for the decision to get Ed to hold up a copy of the Sun?

Former Commons speaker George Thomas’ first name was actually Thomas too, wasn’t it? Thomas Thomas.