April 30, 2010 at 12:25 am (By Randy)

I love this candid photo currently appearing on The Times website, taken during tonight’s third and final debate between the three leaders of the parties contesting the British elections next week. That’s David Cameron of the Conservative Party on the left, Nick Clegg of the Liberal Democrats in the middle, and current Prime Minister Gordon Brown of the Labour Party on the right.

For those who may not be following this story:

This year marked the first series of televised debates between potential prime ministers in British history. One of the unanticipated results has been the meteoric rise in support for the hitherto perpetual third-place Liberal Democrats. Odds are now good that they will come in a strong second (up to twice their pre-debate support) and Labour will garner it’s lowest vote percentage (perhaps only 25%)  in over 80 years. Despite this, Labour will probably end up with at least two times as many seats in the new Parliament as the Lib Dems. Prior to the debates, it was widely assumed that the Conservatives would win an absolute majority, but that is far from assured now.


  1. Ron said,

    Two out of three candidates clearly need to use the loo!

  2. Icepick said,

    A good conservative always stands on two firmly planted feet.

  3. Maxwell said,

    “Oh, pardon me, I didn’t realize you were…” [stares into corner as if deeply interested].

  4. El Pollo Real said,

    Clearly there seem to be two “red-feathered” flamingos standing for office. :)

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