History Series / TheNewStatesman

28th Mar '16 5:03:42 AM moloch
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* AluminiumChristmasTrees: Think an MP named "Bastard" is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Bastard_(politician) unlikely?]] There was actually a small political dynasty by that name.
23rd Feb '15 3:48:24 PM Outis
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* BrotherChuck: Sir Steven Baxter, Norman, Roland Gidley-Park (jarringly, as he's Sarah's father), Sidney and Mr Crippen

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* BrotherChuck: Sir Steven Baxter, Norman, Roland Gidley-Park (jarringly, as he's Sarah's father), father[[labelnote:*]]B'Stard's remark in Series 2 to Sarah that he's divorcing her because she's "outlived [her] usefulness" may indicate that her father has died - B'Stard needed Sarah because her father controlled the local Conservative Party.[[/labelnote]]), Sidney and Mr Crippen
20th Feb '15 10:54:50 AM TrustBen
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* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: After Rik Mayall's death the writers of The New Statesman created an Obituary for Alan, listing his death as being on the same day.
5th Nov '14 11:24:51 AM Herbieriffer
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* RealSongThemeTune: A cover of "Promanade" from Modest Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition"
5th Oct '14 10:07:38 PM ritsukiyo
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5th Oct '14 10:07:33 PM ritsukiyo
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* FreudianExcuse: With heavy emphasis on "Freudian". When we meet Alan's mother, she's a cruel, greedy, selfish and manipulative harpy who raised him in her image. She's also hinted to have been [[VillainousIncest sexually involved with him]] for some time, and although Alan seems to consent to her kissing him, it makes him hate her even more. [[FridgeHorror Makes you wonder how long she's been sexually involved with him.]]
5th Oct '14 4:04:04 PM OmarKarindu
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* ShoutOut: The first episode of the second series ends with Alan uttering a delighted "Series/YesMinister."
29th Aug '14 6:38:12 AM AnimeOtaku
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* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: After Rik Mayall's death the writers of The New Statesman created an Obituary for Alan, listing his death as being on the same day.
2nd Aug '14 2:13:50 PM ritsukiyo
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* TookALevelInJerkass: Alan was no angel in series one, but his cruelty was upped several levels between series one and two, he became rather homophobic and racist, and it might seem impossible but he somehow became even MORE sexist.
* PetTheDog: Despite being a massive conservative, outside of a few jibes he was surprisingly supportive of Norman's sex change and sincerely complimented her makeup or femininity on a few occasions as she began transitioning. This hidden niceness promptly vanished once she vanished in series 2, unfortunately.
1st Jul '14 8:06:27 AM LongLiveHumour
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* StrawmanPolitical: Alan is notable for doing the tours of all three major parties; in the original series, he was a straw Tory; in the stage production, he was a straw Blairite; and in a sketch for a No2AV [[{{Party Political Broadcasts}} Party Political Broadcast]], he was an obvious parody of UsefulNotes/NickClegg.

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* StrawmanPolitical: Alan is notable for doing the tours of all three major parties; in the original series, he was a straw Tory; in the stage production, he was a straw Blairite; and in a sketch for a No2AV [[{{Party [[UsefulNotes/{{Party Political Broadcasts}} Party Political Broadcast]], he was an obvious parody of UsefulNotes/NickClegg.
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