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    Re: General Election - 8thJune

    Quote Originally Posted by Alistair20000 View Post
    I think the two keys to this are:

    1) How many seats will Labour lose to the Tories ? Is the Copeland by election a good guide ?

    2) How far will the Lib Dems recover to take back some of the swathe of seats that they lost to the Tories in 2015, particularly in the South West ?

    UKIP have imploded and I do not see them as a risk to the Tories, nor do I feel they will make much headway in the Labour northern heartlands.

    This is far from a penalty kick for Teaser IMO.
    It's a penalty kick with no feckin keeper Al.

    Cynical Tory tactics exploiting the weakness of the opposition to bolster their ill-thought-out Brexit position.

    I'd have done the same.

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    Re: General Election - 8thJune

    Quote Originally Posted by StroudGrecian View Post
    It's a penalty kick with no feckin keeper Al.

    Cynical Tory tactics exploiting the weakness of the opposition to bolster their ill-thought-out Brexit position.

    I'd have done the same.
    I agree that is the received wisdom on the matter but elections can have funny twists and turns.

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    Re: General Election - 8thJune

    A potentially unifying general election makes sense. Positive leadership on display methinks.

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    Re: General Election - 8thJune

    Quote Originally Posted by RaeUK View Post
    A potentially unifying general election makes sense. Positive leadership on display methinks.
    There's nothing potentially unifying about it IMHO - I suspect the motive is quite the opposite.

    Leadership is an interesting one - I think May lacks the necessary charisma but there is no doubt that she is being well advised and making the most of her opportunities.

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    Re: General Election - 8thJune

    I think Stroudy harbours a sneaking fancy for Teaser

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    Re: General Election - 8thJune

    Quote Originally Posted by StroudGrecian View Post
    ... Leadership is an interesting one - I think May lacks the necessary charisma but there is no doubt that she is being well advised and making the most of her opportunities.
    Have to say she's turned out to be far different than I'd originally thought, probably the best Conservative leader in over a generation. That said, I always tended to vote for the party that I believed could do the best job at the time of going into an election. However, in recent years, I've found myself voting for an Independent candidate when available or a minority party rather than not vote at all. Will be having a good think in the weeks ahead ...

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    Re: General Election - 8thJune

    Quote Originally Posted by Alistair20000 View Post
    I think Stroudy harbours a sneaking fancy for Teaser
    Only if I were a betting man Al. Physically she is one of the most repulsive people I've ever had the misfortune to espy. I think I'd prefer to share a post-coital ciggie with Jezza.

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    Re: General Election - 8thJune

    Quote Originally Posted by RaeUK View Post
    A potentially unifying general election makes sense. Positive leadership on display methinks.
    No party is capable of unifying people. That's the nature of society. Different groups want different things.

    To understand a state with unification of the people, look no further than North Korea.
    Last edited by Pete Martin (CTID); 18 April 2017 at 11:53.

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    Re: General Election - 8thJune

    Quite so, Pete. My comment was a slightly tongue-in-cheek response to post #2.

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    One of the few things that still worries me is that people still seem to think this ridiculous charade will make some sort of difference.

    Your vote doesn't make a difference, nor will it.

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