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British voters have demanded that Gordon Brown goes as Labour sinks to a convincing defeat in the general election.  David Cameron's Tories have turned great swathes of the country blue, and are on course to win.

But there was uproar when Gordon Brown astonishingly signalled he would stay on as PM. A hung Parliament looks on the cards with the Conservatives falling just short of an overall majority, while still by far the largest party.

Despite the nation's thumping rejection, arrogant Mr Brown declared: "I am the leader of the Labour Party but I've also got a duty to the country.

"My duty as Prime Minister is to play my part in ensuring a stable strong and principled government."

And Chancellor Alistair Darling echoed other stubborn Cabinet ministers' defiance, adding: "We are the government until such time we're not.

"The constitution of this country is that the Prime Minister is Prime Minister until such time he resigns."

Tories dubbed Labour's defiance of the people as "disgraceful".

The Tory boss insisted: "What is clear from the results is the country wants change. I believe it's already clear that the Labour government has lost its mandate to run this country." (The Sun)

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  • Friday, 07 May 2010 07:36 AM

    NE - You are talking nonsense. Gordon Brown is still the Prime Minister. Although his party (labour) does not have a majority; he could still form a coalition with the liberal democrats and form a government. The UK will never have a dictatorship.

    Friday, 07 May 2010 07:39 AM

    You are trying to interconnect this news article to Gosl. Typical UNPer.

    Friday, 07 May 2010 07:44 AM

    Now, if the conservatives come they'll have a good policy with us? what a laugh?

    Friday, 07 May 2010 07:47 AM

    NE - Even if the Conservatives gain the most seats, the largest party does not automatically have the right to try to form an administration. As the incumbent prime minister, that right is Gordon Brown's. Indeed, it is his duty to stay in office until it becomes clear which party or combination of parties can command the most support in the new parliament; until a new government can be formed the present government carries on. If Mr Brown decides to press ahead, he can then approach some of the smaller parties to ask for support.

    Friday, 07 May 2010 04:53 PM

    M.I.M. Lafir - Nothing to do with the Iraqi war ... It was the economy that drove people to vote for the conservative party. Still Labour held on to 258 seats as against 306 of the conservatives. To govern, a minimum 326 seats are needed, now this is what is called a "Hung Parliament" - whichever party negotiates with the minor parties could form the new government. Both conservative and Labour are wooing the Liberal democrats. At the moment it's anyone's guess as to who would form the next government in the UK.

    Friday, 07 May 2010 08:05 AM

    BROWN GET ADVICE FROM MR , HE WILL TELL YOU HOW TO WIN ELECTIONS.HA ,HA ,HA,

    Friday, 07 May 2010 08:08 AM

    Faqi
    That means its not different to Asian politics. They will go behind anybody ( EVEN THE WORST ENEMY) to form a govt to stay in power. That is my point. But they project an image to the world to say that they are clean and honest. Losing 94 seats so far with 57 not counted itself enough evidence to realise he has been rejected.

    Friday, 07 May 2010 08:11 AM

    In most of the western countries, The foreign policies won't change with the new government.

    Friday, 07 May 2010 08:25 AM

    now that my friend, is called dictatorship in disguise

    Friday, 07 May 2010 08:32 AM

    NE - Thats called DEMOCRACY my friend. It is obvious Brown would NOT canvass his worst enemy to form a government. He could very easily woo the Liberal Democrats whose policies are akin to labour and form a government. There is nothing "unclean" in forming a coalition administration.

    Friday, 07 May 2010 08:58 AM

    GOod news

    Friday, 07 May 2010 09:01 AM

    Eelam terrorist diaspora beware of the next Conservative government in UK.

    Friday, 07 May 2010 09:09 AM

    Thank you British voters for sending Brown home together with Mili-Banda.

    Friday, 07 May 2010 09:09 AM

    Miliband Bros re elected,it will be Hung Parliament

    Friday, 07 May 2010 09:26 AM

    are you having a laugh Mr. Ravi Banda? Do you think (most) voters In Britain give a damn about their foreign policy towards Sri Lanka? You think labour treated us badly, wait til the Tories show their colours. We're worse than scum as far as they're concerned.

    Friday, 07 May 2010 09:27 AM

    Prakash - nice to see a comment that actually makes sense. The tories will surely have stricter control over non-EU immigration. there will be a cap on immigrant numbers on a country by country basis. and it'll make it even tougher for those already here to remain so.

    Friday, 07 May 2010 09:42 AM

    People rejected Labour Party on the foreign policy because of Tony Blair (Former PM) supported America (Bush's admant policy - personal revenge to oust Saddam Hussain ) invaded Iraq without the support of World UN Body. So Brown who was then as Chancellor also involved for unpopular Iraq war as well as for domestic problems.

    Friday, 07 May 2010 10:02 AM

    Our politicians have set the example. We are teaching the mother of Parliamentary Democracy the art of hanging on to power

    Friday, 07 May 2010 10:11 AM

    Our British Historian is setting one more Historical litter-box?

    Friday, 07 May 2010 10:45 AM

    You deserve it. Bye bye Mr. Brown

    Monday, 10 May 2010 05:07 PM

    Labour did not lose because of their foreign policy towards Sri Lanka - what are they going to gain by having a good relationship with Lanka?

    Friday, 07 May 2010 11:26 AM

    Faqi
    When Lib Dem leader says only the party has the highest seats has the right to govern how can you expect them to support Labour.?

    Friday, 07 May 2010 05:37 AM

    Sri Lanka said that it cannot let other countries talk about lanka, but sri lanka is worried about UK elections.

    Friday, 07 May 2010 05:42 AM

    "Democracy" of Her Majesty's Government a la unwritten Constitution. Ruling the waves and waiving the rules.

    Friday, 07 May 2010 05:53 AM

    Hung parliment.Everything depends on Liberal Democrats.

    Friday, 07 May 2010 06:05 AM

    what the UNP wanted, which they couldn't get.

    Friday, 07 May 2010 06:07 AM

    where in this article does it say sri lanka is worried about the UK elections? .. Are you saying that DM cant put up articles about the UK elections? what world are you living in?

    Friday, 07 May 2010 06:11 AM

    DOWN LIKE BROWN

    Friday, 07 May 2010 06:18 AM

    Labour lost mainly because of it's foreign policy towards Srilakan government. Gordon please go home. David will help us to secure the GSP.

    Friday, 07 May 2010 06:24 AM

    Brown is preaching democracy to others but refusing to resign after defeat. Now you can see our constitution is actually better because once you lose you dont need to resign but automatically you are out.
    This is worse than dictatorship.

    Friday, 07 May 2010 06:25 AM

    Go Down Brown,Please do take Mili Band too with you.Srilanka could offer you cabinet portfolios in the name of GSP++++++

    Friday, 07 May 2010 06:29 AM

    One bad thing about Labour party loosing to conservative is that the conservatives are not that favourable to immigrants. People on work permit and HSMP could be in trouble if conservatives decide on drastic changes to the existing laws.

    Friday, 07 May 2010 06:32 AM

    Pack and send home, this meddling fool

    Friday, 07 May 2010 07:17 AM

    Brown and Milliband can now go home & live with L.T.T.E. funds. The British people do not want them any more.


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