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2017 UK General Election News and Discussions

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Just yet another example of the psychopathy that seems to run like a virus among the Tories.

 

https://tompride.wor...y-in-manifesto/

 

What drives these people to be so despicably Evil and insane?

 

And it's even worse when thinking that it's likely they're going to win. How can anyone support this is beyond me.


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Well, the gap between them and labour has apparently halved since the manifestos were announced. 

 

So hopefully they won't get a better majority out of things than they already have. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a coalition govt. 


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UK Election: 90,000 young people register to vote in one day in boost for Jeremy Corbyn

3 hours ago

More than 90,000 young people applied to vote on Sunday, the penultimate day of electoral registration before people head to the polls in June.

The figures provide a boost to Labour, which is more popular among younger voters, polls have shown.

http://www.independe...y-a7749416.html



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The Tories blew it.
 
The Tories blew a 20 point lead.
Their manifesto, the U-turn, and the Manchester bombing have just been one bad story after another for the Conservatives.
 

Labour slashes Tory lead to just five points in latest poll taken this week

Labour has slashed the Conservatives' lead in the polls to just five points, the latest YouGov/Times results show. 
The party has made consistent gains in recent weeks as leader Jeremy Corbyn claimed his message was finally getting through to voters. 
The results show a four point change since last week when the Tories were leading by nine percentage points - the first time Labour had narrowed the gap to single figures since Theresa May called the snap election on 18 April.


Still not convinced Corbyn will win, but this is starting to look familiar.

 

Everyone absolutely expected her to win, and she was up in the polls by a ridiculous amount. This buffoon over here, unpopular with everyone it seems, kept fucking his own party up with his stupid decisions. Not only that, but the media is casting him as a political extremist. It's in the bag. She's gonna win this dumb election and we're all going to feel less human for it. But then, at the last moment, the polls start shifting and it seems like the supposed "landslide" may not be as big as once expected. But the media won't say that. They'll say that it's just an aberration. Who would ever vote for him? No one; trust us, come election day, he and his loony supporters will lose big time. He probably doesn't even want the position of leader.

 

I dunno, it's looking pretty familiar. Not saying it'll be a repeat (threepeat?) but we'll see.


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Can we please forget this idea that Corbyn has a chance of winning? Britain is the most right-wing it's EVER been at the moment. As a country, we HATE and FEAR immigrants, foreigners and other people in general (thanks largely to our FANATICAL mainstream media) and we're in the midst of a rabid, flag-waving patriotism as we prepare for Brexit and (apparently) a return to the days of the glorious British Empire. A left-wing pacifist who cares for other people, and whose party is well-known for being pro-immigration, stands NO chance of winning.

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I decided to vote for Labour this time around, even though my region is a safe seat for Conservatives. My vote will more than likely count for nothing but whatever.



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Yeah, I'm voting labour and everything, but I don't think they'll be able to offset the damage of over a year of constant "CORBYN IS TERRIBLE" stories in even "left wing" newspapers. 

 

Also remember that while to us the fact that most tory speeches seem to consist of them chanting the words "strong and stable" over and over again, makes them look like a poor choice for govt.  There are plenty of people who that actually works on.

 

Finally, Tories mean lower taxes, and there are plenty of people who will add up their income under the Tories, and their income under labour, and vote for whatever makes them better off, and if thousands of people end up dying unnecessarily because the NHS is underfunded, well that's not their problem, and this way they get an extra few days of holiday abroad next summer.  


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Britain’s small businesses overwhelmingly reject Tory manifesto

Theresa May's manifesto risks losing the Conservatives their image as the party of business, The Daily Telegraph can disclose, after Britian’s small companies overwhelmingly rejected their policies and questioned the lack of costing in the policy diktat.
A vanishingly small proportion of companies support the manifesto, while the Prime Minister’s mantra of “strong and stable leadership” achieves only modest backing.
Instead, small firms are distressed by the recent U-turn on social care costs – which Mrs May insisted “clarified” the proposals – and by the Conservatives’ failure to fully explain how the party seeks to fund its policies.


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Latest advert from the Tories –

 

 



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Jeremy Corbyn struggles over cost of childcare policy

 

Jeremy Corbyn was unable to put a cost on Labour's plan for free childcare for 1.3m youngsters during an interview with BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour.

"It will cost... it will obviously cost a lot to do so, we accept that," he said, when quizzed about the figures by Emma Barnett.

The stumble came as the Labour leader and Theresa May resumed election campaigning following a live TV debate.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...n-2017-40090520

 

 

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Jeremy Corbyn struggles over cost of childcare policy

 

Jeremy Corbyn was unable to put a cost on Labour's plan for free childcare for 1.3m youngsters during an interview with BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour.

"It will cost... it will obviously cost a lot to do so, we accept that," he said, when quizzed about the figures by Emma Barnett.

The stumble came as the Labour leader and Theresa May resumed election campaigning following a live TV debate.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...n-2017-40090520

 

 

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I just don't understand how, at this point, they don't just go into these interviews with a little notebook that lists a reasonable estimate of the costs of all their announced policies.

 

Its a really easy way to get headlines: Get politician in, ask them how much their planned policies will cost, make headlines when they have no idea.

 

It seems to work on both sides, to some extent, I read somewhere that Theresa May is avoiding any interview where the questions are not predefined. But their whole manifesto has been attacked as not actually laying out the costs. 

 

EDIT: We should elect Patrick Stewart. I know he's 76 and has no experience in politics, I'd still vote for him though.  :biggrin:



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If you check the comments on this BBC pile of filth, pretty much everyone is behind Corbyn and believes this was not a big deal and he was attacked by the BBC with a big grin in their faces.



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"Manifesto of Chaos: The uncosted Tory Manifesto is surely the greatest work of deception in the history of the party of incompetence."

 

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Theresa May has refused to take part in a leaders' debate.

 

Instead, Home Secretary Amber Rudd will represent the Conservatives.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...n-2017-40105324

 

This looks ridiculous, what the hell is May thinking?



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If you check the comments on this BBC pile of filth, pretty much everyone is behind Corbyn and believes this was not a big deal and he was attacked by the BBC with a big grin in their faces.

Yeah, i saw more about it later, and it didn't really seem so bad.

 

 

Theresa May has refused to take part in a leaders' debate.

 

Instead, Home Secretary Amber Rudd will represent the Conservatives.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...n-2017-40105324

 

This looks ridiculous, what the hell is May thinking?

 

May's whole campaign is about controlling what people see. She's going to do everything she can to avoid any situation where she doesn't have complete control of the questions coming her way, and only allies around her to support her statements.

 

EDIT: Obviously not literally everything she can, after all she could just hide under her bed till the election happens, which woul ensure she was asked no difficult questions. 



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If you add up Labour, Lib Dem, SNP and Green (or as i like to think of them "the Alliance" :biggrin: ) you get 50.42%

 

If you add up Tories and Ukip (or as i like to think of them, "The forces of Evil" :biggrin: ) you get 49.40% 

 

So we'd be just about ok, if we had proportional representation. 

 

In all seriousness though, labour tends to score a bit worse than they Poll i think, and the system mostly exaggerates leads so this election it will favour the Tories as the largest party.

 

Although with the way the SNP usually gets way more seats than they would under a fair system, then as long as labour don't completely collapse (and it doesn't look like that is happening, although it depends on where the voters are) then we could see Labour offer a 2nd referendum on Brexit, a 2nd referendum on Scotland and leading a 3 party coalition.

 

I'm going to hope they do this and its still really close, so they offer a referendum on proportional representation, to lure in the greens and secure the lib dems.

 

I'm going to hope for that, impossible though it is.



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Tories and Ukip (or as i like to think of them, "The forces of Evil" 

 

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