General Election - 8thJune

Status
Not open for further replies.

Hants_red

exeweb.com admin, Esq.
Staff member
Joined
May 27, 2007
Messages
42,088
Location
NE Hants
Let's divide the nation even further! Her Easter message showed how much out of touch she is.
 

MJP_Exeter

Well-known Exeweb poster
Joined
Mar 2, 2006
Messages
6,662
Location
Ottery St. Mary
This is purely driven by tory party self interest and power grabbing. I would normally think great lets get them out of power but unfortunately no one will
 
Joined
Oct 14, 2005
Messages
274
Location
Exeter
So, time for Labour MPs to concentrate on saving their seat however they can in order to be in position to be a potential new leader after the inevitable annihilation. Although based on recent elections here and elsewhere, who the hell knows what may happen?

Also effectively Brexit vote Number 2. There will be some highly odd results all over the place this time I suspect.
 
Joined
Oct 14, 2005
Messages
274
Location
Exeter
Tory landslide here we come.
My immediate thought too - but it's not without risk for May; majority is hardly rock solid and it wouldn't take too many Con/Lib Dem marginals to sway back to the Lib Dems - particularly those with a Brexit protest contingent - to make it squeaky bum time for them, particularly if the pro-Brexit Labour seats go UKIP. It's not the same as Brown's missed open goal back in 2007 or so.

Anyway get the popcorn out, time for 100 pages or so on this thread...
 

iscalad

Very well known Exeweb poster
Joined
Aug 22, 2007
Messages
12,007
Location
Far away across the field
My immediate thought too - but it's not without risk for May; majority is hardly rock solid and it wouldn't take too many Con/Lib Dem marginals to sway back to the Lib Dems - particularly those with a Brexit protest contingent - to make it squeaky bum time for them, particularly if the pro-Brexit Labour seats go UKIP. It's not the same as Brown's missed open goal back in 2007 or so.

Anyway get the popcorn out, time for 100 pages or so on this thread...
Hmm, the Cornish may very well vote differently now they have realised how much EU money they are losing. :) A few Lib Dems could get back in.
 

Alistair20000

Very well known Exeweb poster
Joined
May 5, 2009
Messages
27,025
Location
Looking for Guy Fawkes to finish the job
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.
 

StroudGrecian

Very well known Exeweb poster
Joined
Mar 27, 2007
Messages
12,768
Location
Where's John Bellingham when he's needed?
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.
 

RaeUK

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Apr 16, 2009
Messages
12,180
Location
Here.
A potentially unifying general election makes sense. Positive leadership on display methinks.
 

StroudGrecian

Very well known Exeweb poster
Joined
Mar 27, 2007
Messages
12,768
Location
Where's John Bellingham when he's needed?
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.
 

RaeUK

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Apr 16, 2009
Messages
12,180
Location
Here.
... 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 ...
 

Pete Martin (CTID)

Very well known Exeweb poster
Joined
Apr 1, 2004
Messages
10,066
Location
King's Landing
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:

RaeUK

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Apr 16, 2009
Messages
12,180
Location
Here.
Quite so, Pete. My comment was a slightly tongue-in-cheek response to post #2.
 

angelic upstart

Very well known Exeweb poster
Joined
Jul 8, 2004
Messages
22,161
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.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top