So it's a 12 December election
Started by Plutonium, 29th October 2019 21:30 in News & Current Affairs

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    Default So it's a 12 December election

    Parliament has voted for a special bill to allow an election on 12th December.

    Personally, I think that in the circumstances, this is the best thing to do. The current Parliament is completely deadlocked on the issue of a Brexit deal.

    So each of the parties can set out their stall on what their position is on Brexit, and people can vote accordingly.

    Polls suggest the Tories are on 40% and Labour on 25%, with other parties on the rest. This would suggest that Labour under the utterly useless Jeremy Corbyn are in for a hammering, perhaps a terminal one. 25% would be even worse than the 27% they got in 1983. But hey, I've been pointing out that Corbyn is useless ever since he was elected as Labour leader.

    OTOH this isn't clear cut. Given Boris Johnson's unpopularity in Scotland, and the resignation of Ruth Davidson, the Tories could lose all of their seats in Scotland. But then so could Labour. I reckon every Scottish seat apart from Orkney and Shetland (a Lib Dem stronghold) will be won by the SNP.

    As I mentioned, the result could be terminal for Labour. The party may finally collapse to be replaced by a US-style "big tent" Democratic party. But I recognise this is a long shot. Labour may stagger on in the 80s "too weak to win, too big to beat" mode, under permanent Tory government.

    Johnson will be aiming for a majority, however slim, so he can tell the DUP to take a running jump and have the numbers to impose his own Brexit deal.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-politics-50212212

    Just my personal analysis, folks, remember this is the News & Current Affairs forum, the are my views and I am entitled to express them. This is in the national news, and possibly the most important UK election in modern times. So people who are obsessed with googling, or who have a serious alcohol problem (they know who they are) can go elsewhere. But all serious replies are welcome.
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    I shan’t be voting. For the first time ever. There is nobody to vote for.

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    I started a thread an hour before this socialist version
    Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible

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    I shan’t be voting. For the first time ever. There is nobody to vote for.
    Brexit Party, surely!
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    Polls suggest the Tories are on 40% and Labour on 25%, with other parties on the rest. This would suggest that Labour under the utterly useless Jeremy Corbyn are in for a hammering, perhaps a terminal one. 25% would be even worse than the 27% they got in 1983. But hey, I've been pointing out that Corbyn is useless ever since he was elected as Labour leader.
    Labour got a big lift in the last election thanks to Corbyn. For the first time in a long time, there seemed to be a leader of a major political party with integrity and his heart in the right place, whether you fully agreed with his policies or not.....

    ....Corbyn's big weakness is not having drawn out the long knives to all the vultures and snakes who surround him, and are constantly undermining him and plotting against him, and who now seem to have him hostage......

    Labour are a fucking mess, most of their MPs are in strong Leave constituencies and the Labour Party (not Corbyn) have opted to be a party of sabotaging Brexit.

    Labour are going to get slaughtered. Brexit is the only issue that really matters right now and their position has been totally opaque.......mostly cause their leader is a well known Eurosceptic whilst all the other party chiefs are in the pockets of the EU.
    SNP are going to take back most of the seats they lost to the Tories in Scotland
    Brexit Party should pick up a handful of seats
    Conservatives will win with a majority, and not require to work with the DUP.
    Scrot is a poof!

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    Labour got a big lift in the last election thanks to Corbyn. For the first time in a long time, there seemed to be a leader of a major political party with integrity and his heart in the right place, whether you fully agreed with his policies or not.....

    ....Corbyn's big weakness is not having drawn out the long knives to all the vultures and snakes who surround him, and are constantly undermining him and plotting against him, and who now seem to have him hostage......

    Labour are a fucking mess, most of their MPs are in strong Leave constituencies and the Labour Party (not Corbyn) have opted to be a party of sabotaging Brexit.

    Labour are going to get slaughtered. Brexit is the only issue that really matters right now and their position has been totally opaque.......mostly cause their leader is a well known Eurosceptic whilst all the other party chiefs are in the pockets of the EU.
    SNP are going to take back most of the seats they lost to the Tories in Scotland
    Brexit Party should pick up a handful of seats
    Conservatives will win with a majority, and not require to work with the DUP.
    So you start by saying that Labour did well in the last election thanks to Corbyn, and end by saying they will be hammered in the next election thanks to, er, Corbyn.

    A very interesting analysis, Bob.
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    I shan’t be voting. For the first time ever. There is nobody to vote for.
    There doesn't seem to be much point in voting these days, as there are too many people unwilling to accept the outcome.

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    Strange isn't it. The Tories (under Cameron) brought in the fixed term act. This is supposed to mean that when a government is elected we're voting them in for 5 years. This is the second consecutive election called by the tories in a shorter term. Both times in an attempt to get a result they prefer (which backfired on them last time and hopefully will again). Nobody seems to consider this undemocratic...

    ... And yet, when it comes to a second referendum...

    Not saying I disagree with this election, just pointing out their hypocrisy.
    Please note that any abuse in this post is both intentional and deserved.

    Anyone that feels the need to further point out that it contains abuse is clearly a total fucking moron who's also insulting YOUR intelligence by pointing out the bleeding obvious as if you were too fucking dumb to notice it.

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    Strange isn't it. The Tories (under Cameron) brought in the fixed term act. This is supposed to mean that when a government is elected we're voting them in for 5 years. This is the second consecutive election called by the tories in a shorter term. Both times in an attempt to get a result they prefer (which backfired on them last time and hopefully will again). Nobody seems to consider this undemocratic...

    ... And yet, when it comes to a second referendum...

    Not saying I disagree with this election, just pointing out their hypocrisy.
    Prepare yourself for yet another thrashing.

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    Bill. MC
    There doesn't seem to be much point in voting these days, as there are too many people unwilling to accept the outcome.
    Mostly those in government!

 


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