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General election June 8th

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1 year ago
RE: General election June 8th
By TheSteed 1 year ago
RE: General election June 8th
By Bentent 1 year ago
Does this mean that they can reverse the Brexit decision following a General Election? or does the fact we have signed article 50 now mean we are committed to leaving the EU regardless?



Basically as a country we are fucked it appears



edit: "no turning back" so we are leaving regardless of a general election
RE: General election June 8th
By munkle 1 year ago
It's a cynical move. She knows she'll win so it gives her carte blanche to do what she likes during the Brexit negotiations and remain in power for the crucial 2 years after we leave.
RE: General election June 8th
By tangerinejezza 1 year ago
It's all a load of bollocks. It should be every 5 years and not before.

She'll win this by a landslide as labour are weak at the moment.
RE: General election June 8th
By Bentent 1 year ago
Interesting that Lib Dems straight on the case saying they can influence change but nothing from Corbyn yet - like you say a shrewd move as it will ensure a proper elected 5 year term for May.
RE: General election June 8th
By McPoolmob 1 year ago
Coalition and no deal on brexit. Watch this space.
RE: General election June 8th
By Bally 1 year ago
Rumours May is standing down because of illness. Hope it's true.

Either way it's an easy win for the cunts
RE: General election June 8th
By munkle 1 year ago
Corbyn's just spoken. They're backing the election.
RE: General election June 8th
By whitstabletangerine 1 year ago
I think a lot hinges on Labour's policy regarding Brexit, I wouldn't eliminate Labour like some quite yet.



Anyway have the goalposts been moved because a few years back we had an act of parliament that resulted in a fixed term for a government, the idea being that a snap election could not then take place.
RE: General election June 8th
By tangerinejezza 1 year ago
whitstabletangerine wrote:





Anyway have the goalposts been moved because a few years back we had an act of parliament that resulted in a fixed term for a government, the idea being that a snap election could not then take place.







I was under that impression too.
RE: General election June 8th
By Bentent 1 year ago
You're right Whits it requires a vote in parliament to overturn the fixed-term - I'm sure everyone will vote for it though - gives every party a chance to at least have a go at getting in



Edit to add the vote is tomorrow and they require 2/3rds majority to agree to it
RE: General election June 8th
By Bally 1 year ago
Sad really, Corbyn has polices that most of the public agree with. Unfortunately he hasn't got a chance. Imagine thinking the likes of May, Hammond, Johnson, Hunt and co will represent the ordinary man better than Corbyn. Ffs.

I suppose it was inevitable with all the shit about Brexit. Sadly this will see off Corbyn and the Blairites will rubbing their greasy palms. Cunts.
RE: General election June 8th
By munkle 1 year ago
Bally wrote:

Sad really, Corbyn has polices that most of the public agree with. Unfortunately he hasn't got a chance. Imagine thinking the likes of May, Hammond, Johnson, Hunt and co will represent the ordinary man better than Corbyn. Ffs.

I suppose it was inevitable with all the shit about Brexit. Sadly this will see off Corbyn and the Blairites will rubbing their greasy palms. Cunts.





Cue David Milliband riding in on a white horse...
RE: General election June 8th
By Magic147 1 year ago
Imagine if the Tories don't win...
RE: General election June 8th
By whitstabletangerine 1 year ago
Bally, stranger things have happened in the past when it comes to a general election, who thought back in 1945 with Churchill leading the war effort and the victory after all those years over Germany would just a few months later lose the general election with a landslide victory to Labour, that result caught a good few napping at the time.



As I said earlier today, don't write Labour off just yet, the Conservatives are taking a gamble which could come back to bite them in the arse



I am still of the opinion that the majority of MP's are not in favour of leaving Europe, only UKIP are the true leavers and many of these will return to their original parties in a general election, making the outcome much less predictable than what is currently expected.
RE: General election June 8th
By daib0 1 year ago
that really sounds like she hasn't got a ^*?!" what to do now so better call an election :D :D
RE: General election June 8th
By TheSuffolkSeasider 1 year ago
McPoolmob wrote:

Coalition and no deal on brexit. Watch this space.





I'm inclined to think the same.



I'm sure foggy will be along soon to tell us what's going to happen and why, though.
RE: General election June 8th
By whitstabletangerine 1 year ago
I see the PM has said that a snap general election will bring strong leadership for the Brexit talks, well she could be wrong, supposing there was a hung parliament, that would only lead to another general election and in the mean time absolutely zilch would have happened with the EU negotiations or the problems within the UK.

I honestly believe the parties will be a lot closer than anticipated and I do feel she has taken an enormous gamble.
RE: General election June 8th
By McPoolmob 1 year ago
This means absolutely nothing, remember Brexit and Trump.
RE: General election June 8th
By Cheesyleps 1 year ago
I think it is a shrewd move. Nothing is going to happen on the brexit front until after the German election and this gives her a stronger hand at the negotiating table if she comes out with the expected large majority.



Bally wrote:

Sad really, Corbyn has polices that most of the public agree with. Unfortunately he hasn't got a chance. Imagine thinking the likes of May, Hammond, Johnson, Hunt and co will represent the ordinary man better than Corbyn. Ffs.

I suppose it was inevitable with all the shit about Brexit. Sadly this will see off Corbyn and the Blairites will rubbing their greasy palms. Cunts.





Which ones are they then? I absolutely think that the conservatives represent the average person in this country more than corbyn's Labour party does. It isn't the 30s: we don't all live in shanty housing and work down the pit anymore. The middle classes are generally sick and tired of Labour's pandering to the lowest common denominator.
RE: General election June 8th
By Cheesyleps 1 year ago
McPoolmob wrote:

This means absolutely nothing, remember Brexit and Trump.





All of the recent polling errors have been of a kind that under represents right of centre voters. A repeat of the same means an even bigger blue majority.
RE: General election June 8th
By Cheesyleps 1 year ago
Bentent wrote:

Does this mean that they can reverse the Brexit decision following a General Election? or does the fact we have signed article 50 now mean we are committed to leaving the EU regardless?



Basically as a country we are fucked it appears



edit: "no turning back" so we are leaving regardless of a general election





You're one of those... The sky was supposed to have fallen in already.
RE: General election June 8th
By TheSuffolkSeasider 1 year ago
So, the options are a Tory landslide or the Lib Dems get enough anti-Brexit votes to cause a hung parliament?
RE: General election June 8th
By Cheesyleps 1 year ago
TheSuffolkSeasider wrote:

So, the options are a Tory landslide or the Lib Dems get enough anti-Brexit votes to cause a hung parliament?





Is there really that much anti brexit sentiment? Most general elections are won easily on less than 50% share of the vote. I genuinely don't know anyone (outside of the internet) who voted leave who would change their mind in a rerun of the referendum.
RE: General election June 8th
By TheSuffolkSeasider 1 year ago
Cheesyleps wrote:



Is there really that much anti brexit sentiment? Most general elections are won easily on less than 50% share of the vote. I genuinely don't know anyone (outside of the internet) who voted leave who would change their mind in a rerun of the referendum.





I'm not sure, people moan about everything. It's the British way, by Jove!



If anything, Lib Dems will probably just gain Labour votes.
RE: General election June 8th
By whitstabletangerine 1 year ago
TheSuffolkSeasider wrote:

So, the options are a Tory landslide or the Lib Dems get enough anti-Brexit votes to cause a hung parliament?





Unlike most other general elections when the focus has been on foreign policy, defence and home grown issues, unlike this election that will be influenced possibly to a greater extent by Brexit.

My thinking is that many thousands of voters who were originally Labour supporters switched to UKIP in the referendum an now they appear to be a busted flush may well return to Labour, Corbyn or not.
RE: General election June 8th
By McPoolmob 1 year ago
Still think that Brexit was a complete shock to them and they haven't a clue how to go about it.
RE: General election June 8th
By TheSteed 1 year ago
Cheesyleps wrote:



Is there really that much anti brexit sentiment? Most general elections are won easily on less than 50% share of the vote. I genuinely don't know anyone (outside of the internet) who voted leave who would change their mind in a rerun of the referendum.





I doubt there is enough anti-Brexit sentiment to ensure a Lib Dem win.
RE: General election June 8th
By TheSuffolkSeasider 1 year ago
TheSteed wrote:



I doubt there is enough anti-Brexit sentiment to ensure a Lib Dem win.





Wasn't suggesting a Lib Dem win, but enough to cause a hung parliament.
RE: General election June 8th
By Bally 1 year ago
It's almost as if they want to get an election out of the way before the consequences of Brexit start to become apparent. Either that or it could be because the CPS deadline to prosecute the Tories for electoral fraud is around the time of the election. Snides.
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