The lack of decorum from the Conservative benches reminds me of the Australian House of Representatives.
I figured it was typical for a few MPs to be ejected, but seven? At least?
Quick question: why is Patrick Kennedy a conservative?
His father and both more famous uncles John and Robert were all Conservatives. The shift to Labour by the Kennedy family has only been very recent, as Labour has pulled towards the centre and the Conservatives have tilted slightly to the right. The Tories, however, remain much more to the left of the U.S. Nationals and the Australian Nationals. They are comparable to the Australian Liberals, or the British Conservatives.
So, in the same vain as my recent "X-in-Canada" question, what is my favorite kook Lyndon LaRouche up to/has done? He'd be a New Englander in this ATL after all.
yeah, reminds me of question time over here after a spill.
A question regarding the US state of New York: what became of the Erie Canal? In OTL, the canal was built through the Mohawk Valley, a strategically important gap in the Appalachian range. Much of New York City's early growth was built on the Erie Canal, and most of upstate New York's major cities -- Albany, Troy, Schenectady, Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo -- prospered because of their position on the Erie Canal. NYC wasn't that badly affected when the St. Lawrence Seaway rendered the Erie Canal obsolete, the city having already become a free-standing center of trade, but many towns and cities upstate suffered major economic damage.
Here, though, access to the Mohawk Valley from New York's Hudson Valley is at least partially obstructed by New England territory. Looking at the town map side-by-side with Google Maps' terrain map of the area, the Capital District (the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan area) is almost wholly a part of the New England state of Adirondack. This seemingly small scrap of land makes all the difference, as without it, the state of New York can't build the canal without digging through the Catskills for the final stretch connecting it to the Hudson River. This would drive the cost of the canal skyward, and given that the canal was already an enormous (and enormously expensive) feat of engineering at the time, such that the United States government refused to fund it and left it all to the state of New York, this makes a difficult situation even worse. Opponents of New York Governor and canal supporter DeWitt Clinton lambasted the canal, calling it "Clinton's Folly" and saying that it would bankrupt the state; running it through any part of the Catskills may just do that, and the increased price tag may cause him to decide that it's just not worth it.
Between that and the fact that the US-New England border runs through the East River, I imagine that TTL's New York City is likely much smaller than in OTL. It's undoubtedly still a metropolis, but closer in size to OTL's Philadelphia or Atlanta than Sao Paulo or Mumbai, with the New Jersey side of the Hudson likely being seen as just as important as the New York side (for one thing, we know that TTL's Trump Tower is in Jersey City). Philadelphia may still rival it as the epicenter of the East Coast, especially after the rise of the Pennsylvania Railroad, what with the rival New York Central railroad being (again) dependent on lines through the Mohawk Valley that are blocked by New England. In fact, I could see Philly not only rivaling, but easily eclipsing TTL's New York in terms of its prominence. Of course, in the absence of the Erie Canal, the Mississippi could become the US' primary route to the interior, meaning that we could see New Orleans become the epicenter of American trade and finance, too.
How often has an opposition leader been thrown out of the House of Commons?
How many times has Bernie Sanders been thrown out of the House of Commons?
Was there a financial crash of 2008?
I doubt it, I asked him whether the post-war consensus continues and he replied basically it is largely still in place.
Wonderful stuff! Bless the Turtledoves for leading me here. Now that compliments have been paid, let me add to the crushing burden on your shoulders by saying I would love to see a map of the New England National Park system.