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Old Oct 31st 2019, 11:33 am
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Originally Posted by Red Eric View Post
Just thought I'd try it for size.

Sounds quite nice, doesn't it? And it would seem a bit unfair on the poor chap not to have a thread about it before it comes to pass
I wouldn't be surprised especially if Farage contests Conservative seats. In 2017 the Telegraph was looking forward to a 50 seat majority for May.
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Old Oct 31st 2019, 11:36 am
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Originally Posted by philat98 View Post
I wouldn't be surprised especially if Farage contests Conservative seats. In 2017 the Telegraph was looking forward to a 50 seat majority for May.
This certainly could be the issue that prevents the Tories winning and then stops Brexit - if Farage wants the UK to brexit he should not compete in the GE as he'll mostly steal votes from the Tories, helping the remain parties.
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Old Oct 31st 2019, 11:38 am
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Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian View Post
This would be a case of Lunatics running the asylum in real life. Dianne Abbott as Home Secretary I also assume.
Genuine lol.

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Unfortunately this has the right idea to be nicer and not just take the piss all the time, but justifies the idea terribly in this case.
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Old Oct 31st 2019, 11:53 am
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This certainly could be the issue that prevents the Tories winning and then stops Brexit - if Farage wants the UK to brexit he should not compete in the GE as he'll mostly steal votes from the Tories, helping the remain parties.
Farage and the Brexit party are dead against this deal. He has said it would be better to remain.

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Old Oct 31st 2019, 11:55 am
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Before I open that can you reassure me that it's not a Dianne Abbott glamour shoot?
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Old Oct 31st 2019, 12:10 pm
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Originally Posted by jimenato View Post
Before I open that can you reassure me that it's not a Dianne Abbott glamour shoot?
Unlikely as the thread is about her ****

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Old Oct 31st 2019, 3:39 pm
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Whilst reading the title of this thread, water was in my mouth, I snorted (obviously) and water came out my right nostril.

I didn't even know that could happen.
I was at school with someone who could do it to order. At the dinner table. Back into his glass. And then he'd...

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Old Oct 31st 2019, 3:41 pm
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None of the naysayers making bold pledges about silly things they might do if Labour are elected, then?

Nobody prepared to offer a bit of public nudity or eating something indigestible?

Come on folks, let's have something at stake from you
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None of the naysayers making bold pledges about silly things they might do if Labour are elected, then?

Nobody prepared to offer a bit of public nudity or eating something indigestible?

Come on folks, let's have something at stake from you
I did promise elsewhere that I would leave the country if Corbyn ever became PM. Happy to stand by that this time around
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Old Oct 31st 2019, 4:07 pm
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I did promise elsewhere that I would leave the country if Corbyn ever became PM. Happy to stand by that this time around
You've been offered another expat job ? Well done !
Always good to see people being optimistic about the UK's future
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Old Oct 31st 2019, 4:14 pm
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I did promise elsewhere that I would leave the country if Corbyn ever became PM. Happy to stand by that this time around
Realistically I probably would have reconsidered my move back to the UK a few years ago if I'd known that Corbyn and Abbot (& Milne, McDonnell, etc) could ever get within a mile of the reigns of power.
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Old Oct 31st 2019, 5:16 pm
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Some time back I posted something like, A Corbyn led government would be a much bigger disaster for the UK than anything remainers could ever invent
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Old Oct 31st 2019, 5:36 pm
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Originally Posted by el collado kid View Post
No chance.My thoughts are why would you want an old dinosaur as a prime minister?
Corbyn is 70
May was 59 when she became PM
Johnson is 55.

Unless Corbyn is ousted by another leadership attempt in the next month, if Labour MPs are voted into office in sufficient numbers, Corbyn will be PM whether you agree with his politics or not. Politics is a cycle. There'll be 1, 2 or 3 terms of cuts by Tories claiming that Labour overspends (which may in part be true), followed by 1, 2 or 3 terms of Labour governments claiming the Tories destroyed public services (which may also be in part true). Followed again by 1, 2 or 3 terms of Tory government. Rinse and repeat.

And until we end the bipartisan politics of Westminster and encourage politicians of all parties to work together instead of against the government of the day, the UK will never get the government it actually needs if it wants to prosper post-Brexit.

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Somehow I don't think so.

Remainiacs like Eric should have cause to be optimistic about this election for other reasons though. Corbyn is likely to lose, and will then face pressure to stand down (because let's be honest, having your arse spanked in two elections, especially two in quick succession, is never a good look). That will then open up the field for a more sensible leader to emerge, such as Keir Starmer - which may give the ailing anti-democratic Remainiac fringe a renewed boost. We shall see.
And therein lies another issue. This election will be fought on Brexit, with little thought as to what else the country needs for the next 5 years. A more sensible option in my opinion would have been to revoke A50, fight an election and then involve all parties, and the public, in moving forward with a clear understanding of the impact of EU rules on the UK. And if the public still wants Brexit, let everyone do so in the full knowledge of what it means for those who'll be most affected.
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Old Nov 1st 2019, 9:42 am
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Massive surge in voter registrations, overwhelmingly younger generation.

People signing up in their droves to vote for a new and better government. Good news for Labour

Also, no sitting government has ever won a December election, ever, in history. Can't be done, apparently.

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Massive surge in voter registrations, overwhelmingly younger generation.

People signing up in their droves to vote for a new and better government. Good news for Labour

Also, no sitting government has ever won a December election, ever, in history. Can't be done, apparently.

You can just taste the Golden Double Eric!
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