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Re: 23rd June EU Referendum

Postby Jez » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:12 am

General election called to strengthen the government mandate. Dated 08 Jun

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Re: 23rd June EU Referendum

Postby Wrathbone » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:32 am

Good. There should have been one after Cameron quit, and this is clearly an attempt to get 5 more years while Labour are weak, but good. So much has changed since the last election that we need one now. Common sense suggests it will be a Conservative whitewash but there are a lot of things potentially up in the air, such as whether Labour promise Indyref2 to get back support from the SNP crowd (even if it will lose them English votes) and whether the Lib Dems can muster any support whatsoever. It's also a terrifying opportunity for UKIP.

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Re: 23rd June EU Referendum

Postby Jez » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:55 am

Very interesting recent times in Britain politics. This is overdue really considering everything that's happened. See some lib dems and labour whinging about breaking the constitution point on fixed term of government. Meh. The country needs to decide this to give clarity during this turbulent few years ahead.

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Re: 23rd June EU Referendum

Postby DjchunKfunK » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:12 am

Worse timing ever to be honest. Also expect the lowest turnout ever as people are pretty much polled out.

I know politicians lie all the time, but even so hearing May call out Labour and the Lib Dems for playing political games over Brexit when that is exactly what she is doing with this election just makes me sick.
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Re: 23rd June EU Referendum

Postby Raid » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:25 am

I just hope the polls are as wrong as they have been for both the US election and the EU referendum. Still, we've had two years of a full-on Conservative government and I struggle to think of a better term than "evil" to describe it. The majority of people in my age group hadn't seen a real Tory government before this one while we've been able to vote, and I'm desperately hoping that'll be enough to vote for a change.

Either way, if Labour don't win this one, I think Corbyn is finished.

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Re: 23rd June EU Referendum

Postby Mantis » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:51 am

I don't think the public are in much of a position to decide anything at the moment given that the prime narrative being peddled by the vast majority of politicians seems to be anything but the truth. This is quite frankly abysmal timing and is being done purely for the Tories benefit. They're going to hoover up disillusioned Labour voters and UKIP supporters who will be chuffed she triggered article 50. Then they'll have an increased majority to cover themselves for the next five years when Brexit goes tits up for the economy and everybody wants their heads.

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Re: 23rd June EU Referendum

Postby Sly Boots » Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:33 pm

Yeah, pretty much my read of it as well. I can't see Corbyn mustering any kind of challenge for this.
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Re: 23rd June EU Referendum

Postby Jez » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:22 pm

Might be a good time to trot out David Milliband for labour.

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Re: 23rd June EU Referendum

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It's never a good time to trot out David Miliband.
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Re: 23rd June EU Referendum

Postby Wrathbone » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:42 am

:lol:

I've always voted Lib Dems, but for once I'm torn between them and Labour. Corbyn has been unjustly thrashed by the press and sadly the general public have bought it, and the only issue I have with him now is that he doesn't have complete party unity. If he was leader of the Lib Dems they'd have my vote 100%.

I may still vote Lib Dems but I'm not convinced by Tim Farron yet.
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Re: 23rd June EU Referendum

Postby Raid » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:46 am

DjchunKfunK wrote:Image

Look at the curve on that banana. He'd alienate the entire remainer demographic!

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Re: 23rd June EU Referendum

Postby Subway Diet » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:47 am

Going into this as a single issue voter. Just tell me how to stop this horrible fiasco.
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Re: 23rd June EU Referendum

Postby Sly Boots » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:01 am

Same, I think. Think I'll have to vote Labour on the basis that the Libs Dems won't win and votes for them pretty much guarantees the Tories do.
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Re: 23rd June EU Referendum

Postby Wrathbone » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:43 am

I'm generally against tactical voting, but in this instance I'm leaning towards doing so to get the Tories out. Lancaster is a Tory/Labour swing constituency, and a Lib Dem vote here is more symbolic than practical. Plus Comedy Corbyn is BFFs with our current Labour MP, Cat Smith.
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Re: 23rd June EU Referendum

Postby DjchunKfunK » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:52 am

Bear in mind Farron has stated that the Lib Dems would go into a coalition with the Tories. Personally I think the Lib Dems are a terrible party, they claim to be left leaning when in actual fact they are really just Conservatives with green fingers.

If you really must protest vote, vote Green, don't give the Lib Dems support they don't deserve.
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