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So did the Doctor start the events leading to his capture by the Master, and the events of The Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords, when he caused Harriet Jones's resignation?

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According to the Harriet Jones page:

Furious with Jones, the Doctor told her he could bring her down with just six words. When she stood by her actions, he whispered those six words to her aide: "Don't you think she looks tired?" Soon she was fending off rumours of ill-health and facing a vote of no confidence (TV: The Christmas Invasion). Her government was damaged and she lost power to Harold Saxon in the 2008 election, as she was indicated as being PM on Saxon's campaign website.

I haven't been able to find the campaign website, with it being a "viral" site it doesn't seem to be online any longer.

So did the Doctor start the events leading to his capture by the Master, and the events of The Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords, when he caused Harriet Jones's resignation?

He certainly helped. We know from Love & Monsters (series 2, episode 10), that he was back before that happened and in politics (the article visible has Saxon leading the polls), so could have ascended to power anyway.

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    I had a look at the archived version of Saxon's website and the only reference to Harriet Jones I found was: “One of my predecessors, Harriet Jones, was the latest to make the mistake of concealing Britain's encounters with alien life.”
    – svick
    Oct 6 '12 at 10:47
  • I seem to recall there were a number of them around following the Christmas special the previous year, so may not be on the obvious one. where did you find the archive? Oct 6 '12 at 11:05
  • A Wikipedia page linked to the address (now containing some other site), which I then pasted into the Internet Archive.
    – svick
    Oct 6 '12 at 13:19
  • I'm guessing then it was on the votesaxon.co.uk page. But way back machine doesn't seem to want to work for it. Oct 6 '12 at 14:38

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