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Old Nov 5th 2019, 8:37 pm
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Their goal isn't to win, it's to outflank Labour and become the official opposition. That's why they wanted an election before any Brexit deal - the LD platform goes up in smoke the second Leave becomes a reality, and they certainly weren't going to do any withdrawal deal that made Jeremy Corbyn a caretaker Prime Minister and reinforce Labour's status as main party of the left.
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Originally Posted by carcajou View Post
Their goal isn't to win, it's to outflank Labour and become the official opposition. That's why they wanted an election before any Brexit deal - the LD platform goes up in smoke the second Leave becomes a reality, and they certainly weren't going to do any withdrawal deal that made Jeremy Corbyn a caretaker Prime Minister and reinforce Labour's status as main party of the left.
Unusually, I agree with you. They surely won't go from 16 seats to a majority, and can't really believe that they will.

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Old Nov 5th 2019, 11:50 pm
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Originally Posted by stevenglish1 View Post
​​​​​​ Surely there's ammo enough for a new series of spitting image, it's what Britain needs right now.
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I mentioned it in a thread somewhere
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Appealing to the ardent Remain supporter may see the Lib Dems gain a certain number of Conservative and Labour marginals in the leafier parts of the country but the idea they’ll be forming a government or becoming the main opposition party is for the birds.
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Old Nov 6th 2019, 3:47 am
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Originally Posted by stevenglish1 View Post
​​​​​​ Surely there's ammo enough for a new series of spitting image, it's what Britain needs right now.
Don't need another one, so much of it is still 100% accurate:
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Old Nov 6th 2019, 11:16 am
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I'll just say..... It takes a woman to clean up a mans mess....
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And before you say it... Theresa May did a valiant job of trying to do it against all odds and backstabbing within her own party

I think the Brits may be in for the shock of their lives this time around. Never underestimate just how angry the people are...on both sides of the vote
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Old Nov 6th 2019, 5:12 pm
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Originally Posted by GeniB View Post
I'll just say..... It takes a woman to clean up a mans mess....
Jo Swinson's Liberal Democrats (!) according to the new battle bus.
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Old Nov 21st 2019, 3:25 pm
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No way she can win 300 plus seats. At best she'd win 60. Maybe 100 at most.

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Old Nov 21st 2019, 3:35 pm
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Originally Posted by namsbabe View Post
No way she can win 300 plus seats. At best she'd win 60. Maybe 100 at most.

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Not looking good for Jo at this stage.
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Originally Posted by Shard View Post
Not looking good for Jo at this stage.
People put off by the Revoke message perhaps?
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Old Nov 21st 2019, 4:09 pm
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People put off by the Revoke message perhaps?
Lots of things, but that's certainly a bee in many bonnets.
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Old Nov 21st 2019, 4:34 pm
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how is she gonna get the 300 plus to make a majority?
her party has to win big in London, the Home Counties, and the Midlands and North of England.
Let's not forget Scotland and Wales too.
This means being appealing in the northern English Leave areas - as much as it is in the Remain southern English locales.

This alone is unlikely. A good election for the Lib Dems at best would be to be the Opposition, or to get 100 seats maximum.
An election is not impossible, but must be in the 10000s to 1. maybe 1000000/1.
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Old Nov 21st 2019, 4:37 pm
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Originally Posted by namsbabe View Post
how is she gonna get the 300 plus to make a majority?
her party has to win big in London, the Home Counties, and the Midlands and North of England.
Let's not forget Scotland and Wales too.
This means being appealing in the northern English Leave areas - as much as it is in the Remain southern English locales.

This alone is unlikely. A good election for the Lib Dems at best would be to be the Opposition, or to get 100 seats maximum.
An election is not impossible, but must be in the 10000s to 1. maybe 1000000/1.
You've already made this point up thread. I don't think anyone will disagree.
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Old Nov 21st 2019, 10:00 pm
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It's strange, the more I hear or see her, the less I like her ...
She never talks about the Party but always in the ''I'' form, I want this, my ambition is that, etc.
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