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  1. More permanent French-German peace treaty in 1940.

    Many years ago, I was reading France: the Dark Years about the Vichy regime. One thing that struck me was that Petain and his ministers initially believed after signing the Armistace that they would be relocated back to Paris in due course to continue their government from there. It never...
  2. Heseltine v Blair in 199X GE

    So this is a thought process on What if Michael Heseltine had gone up against Tony Blair in 199(7), with Heseltine as PM and Blair as Labour leader. I've seen a few (very few) Heseltine wins in 1990 and takes over from Thatcher, but this is different. Let's say, OTL to 1995. Major challenged...
  3. AHC: Prime Minister Ed Miliband

    A challenge: With a POD no earlier than Ed Miliband's appointment as Secretary of State for Energy and Climate change (which I think is October 2008), have Edward Samuel Miliband serve time as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (either still continuing or...
  4. Longest Thatcher and/or Blair could be PM

    For the Conservatives, Margaret Thatcher has been the longest serving post war PM, at eleven and a half years, whilst for Labour Tony Blair managed nearly ten and a half. Somewhat inspired by Iain's thread here...
  5. No Angela Eagle

    I suspect this won't get much interest outside of UK political bods, but I was just reading Iain's alt-1992 timeline. As a Wallasey lad, I saw Lynda Chalker's name, grunted and went to find out how long she'd been an MP before Angela Eagle took over. I was then shocked to discover that since...
  6. 2015 UK General election - Exit poll accurate

    So, what if at the 2015 UK General Election, just like at most of the previous general elections (Excepting 1992) the exit poll was spot on? Despite Paddy Ashdown eating his hat, the fact was the exit poll at 10pm was wrong. It predicted another hung parliament, with the Conservatives 7 seats...
  7. Shadow Chancellor - David Miliband

    There's been a lot of timelines that explore David Miliband's attempt for the Labour leadership circa 2008 to 2010, and the effects that might happen should he become manage to become leader (and therefore PM if pre 2010 or Leader of the Opposition if 2010). What about another idea - what if...
  8. DBWI: Jeremy Thorpe dies

    I assume we've all seen this on the BBC website? "Former Liberal Party leader and Home Secretary Jeremy Thorpe has died aged 85 after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease, his son Rupert has announced. He was elected leader of the Liberals in 1967, promising to turn the party into a...
  9. Bootle (Parliamentary Constituency)

    To celebrate my move to the safest seat in the country here is a challenge right up there with a successful Sealion: With a POD of after 1950, have Bootle return at either a by-election or general election a non-Labour Member of Parliament. Massive bonus points if you can get it to be a...
  10. Axis (and Allied) Minor Allies

    Something I’ve long wondered about is the status of the minor axis and allied powers in and around the Balkans during World War II. Between the summer of 1940 and the summer of 1941, all five remaining neutral nations in or near the Balkans (Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia and...
  11. John Major goes to the polls in 1996

    Something that had always made me wonder was why John Major didn't continue the tradition of going to the UK electorate every four years. He didn't in 1991, though that was understandable (thought he might lose and so hung on to 1992). I have suspected it was simply a 'We're going to lose...
  12. ATLs that lead to OTL?

    This is a bit of a strange thread, and more a thought exercise but some comments by colleagues got me thinking. Can we reasonably think of situations with PODs that alter the course of history, perhaps in significant ways, that then can reasonably lead back to an ATL that looks pretty much like...
  13. Better performance by the Allies in WWII?

    A lot of threads about World War II deal with how the Germans could do better in World War II. A lot of other threads deal with how, had the Allies reacted differently over certain areas (Czechoslovakia/Poland) could lead to only a limited war, and therefore better German gains later on. I'd...
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