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should we condem people for supporting what thay belive in?i think it an abuse of the postion to which he has been elected to make such comments,free and nonvoilent demonstration should always be allowed in a just society,questions should be asked of anybody who condems the action —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 18.104.22.168 (talk • contribs)
He wasn't elected to the position, though. He was appointed by his own party without even them voting. This is not unusual in British politics. In fact, we've changed PM without a general election six times since the war: Churchill was succeed by EdenW; Eden by MacMillanW; MacMillan by HomeL; Wilson by CallaghanL; Thatcher by MajorW; Blair by Brown. Only in the case of Wilson/Callaghan and Thatcher/Major did anyone vote, but even then it was just their own MPs. Key: W = won an election after; L = lost an election after Redvers (talk) 17:13, 2 February 2009 (UTC)