Talk:2010 in the United Kingdom

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Opinion polls, etc.[edit]

There's far too much information in this article about opinion polls, what Brown, Cameron and Clegg said, and so on. I'm going to remove it because it's not really relevant to this article. TheRetroGuy (talk) 23:42, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

Information removed[edit]

  • 20 April - Newspaper reports show that Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg gained the highest rating among viewers on the televised general election debate (with Gordon Brown deemed the least impressive) and has topped several opinion polls, pushing Gordon Brown and Labour into third place and increasing speculation of the election ending in a hung parliament. [1]
  • 23 April - It is reported that Britain's economy grew by 0.2% during the first 3 months of this year, marking a second successive quarter of growth following a record six successive quarters of detraction. However, the level of growth is half of the 0.4% attained in the final quarter of last year and many economists are warning that there is a high risk of the economy plunging back into recession later this year. [2]
  • 25 April - Nick Clegg warns that he will not sign a deal with the Liberal Democrats to form a coalition with Labour if the election ends in a hung parliament. [3]
  • 29 April - The last televised ministerial debate before the election is aired on BBC1 and watched by more than 9,000,000 viewers.
  • 30 April - Opinion polls show that David Cameron attracted the highest approval rate of the three main leaders on last night's ministerial debate.[4]
  • 5 May -
    • - Election campaigning draws to a close with Tory leader David Cameron (who has topped virtually every opinion poll since the autumn 2007, but whose lead has been narrowed since the turn of this year) telling the media that he and his party were "fighting to win the election with everything they have got", prime minister Gordon Brown speaking of his "determination" and need to "fight for Britain's" future (despite having not topped a major poll for nearly three years and having come third in many recent polls) and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg vowing to make the most of his party's "once in a generation opportunity to do things differently" and make a breakthrough into government or opposition, though it remains uncertain whether they will form a coalition with the Tories or Labour in the event of a hung parliament.[5]
      • - The last opinion polls before the election all show the Tories in the lead, while second and third place show a mix of Labour and Liberal Democrats. The average showing for the three main parties is 36% for the Tories and just over 27% for Labour and the Liberal Democrats.[6]

Addition of WikiProject Banners onto talk page of every Year in the United Kingdom article[edit]

Hi there, just a suggestion that the WikiProject Banners {{YearsProject}} and {{WP UK}} be added onto every article listed as detailing a year in the United Kingdom. Just as an example, the articles 1803 in the United Kingdom, 1868 in the United Kingdom, and 1852 in the United Kingdom lack the appropriate WikiProject Banners on their talk pages. It isn't really an all-important task, but I believe it helps in the relevant WikiProjects' documentation. I guess too that its going to be a manual task, adding code after code for every article needed (who knows, we should create a bot to do this). You may refer to Timeline of British history for a complete list of years. Thanks. AngChenrui (talk) 10:42, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

Information removed on 1 August 2010[edit]

Not sure the following events should be included and have just removed them from the article. However, in case anybody disagrees with me, here is the information posted here.

  • 24 July - It is revealed that Jon Venables posed as a woman selling her eight-year-old daughter for sex when committing the child pornography offences that he was jailed for yesterday.[ [7]
  • 26 July - An opinion poll by ComRes shows that 40% of people who voted for the Liberal Democrats in the general election would not have voted for them had they known that they would form a coalition with the Tories.[8]
  • 28 July - British Gas profits are reported to have reached £585million during the first half of this year - almost double the profit made in the same period last year.[9]

Cheers TheRetroGuy (talk) 13:13, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

Information removed on 21 August 2010[edit]

As ever, it's here if needed, and might be useful for the Charles Kennedy article if he does cross the House.

  • 21 August - Charles Kennedy, former leader of the Liberal Democrats, denies media reports that he will be defecting to Labour in protest against his party's role in the coalition government's public spending cuts.[1]

TheRetroGuy (talk) 21:45, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

Harriet Harman[edit]

Are Harriet Harman's comments about Danny Alexander being a ginger rodent really notable enough to appear here? I know it got some media coverage over the weekend, but it's hardly major news, and is one of those things that'll be forgotten in a few weeks. I'll leave it there for now, but it seems to me if it should appear anywhere then it should be in the corresponding articles. This page is for major events, and this particularly story doesn't fall into that category. TheRetroGuy (talk) 12:12, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

Here's teh corresponding entry.

TheRetroGuy (talk) 12:18, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

  1. ^ [10]
  2. ^ "Harriet Harman says 'ginger rodent' comment was wrong". BBC News (BBC). 30 October 2010.  Unknown parameter |acessdate= ignored (|accessdate= suggested) (help)