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Mr Jinx

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So world leaders have arrived in Cornwall, Will they do anything and if anyone on here lives in the area, What's it like trying to get around?
We did see the fleet of Ospreys flying above us when holibobbing in Devon last week.

When Trump was in town the Guardian ran articles on how menacing the Ospreys were flying around scaring us all. But now they're flying around the country for Biden, no such articles this year from them of course.
 

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Interesting to see that Reclaim, Reform & the independent candidate (Paul Halloran who got 6,400 votes there last time) are all standing aside in Batley to strengthen the Tories chances there in 3 weeks time.

Not only that, you have George Galloway standing who may siphon off a bit of the Muslim vote there to weaken Labour's chances further. The LibDems & Greens are also standing to split the non-right vote further. So much for the non-Tory alliance.

It's not looking good for Sir Kier.
 

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Interesting to see that Reclaim, Reform & the independent candidate (Paul Halloran who got 6,400 votes there last time) are all standing aside in Batley to strengthen the Tories chances there in 3 weeks time.

Not only that, you have George Galloway standing who may siphon off a bit of the Muslim vote there to weaken Labour's chances further. The LibDems & Greens are also standing to split the non-right vote further. So much for the non-Tory alliance.

It's not looking good for Sir Kier.
I guess the 1 or 2% of the vote from the likes of Reclaim/Reform could make all the difference.

Labour have almost always polled over 40% of the vote so will be interesting to see their percentage this time round.
 

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I guess the 1 or 2% of the vote from the likes of Reclaim/Reform could make all the difference.
Not as much as the 12% Paul Halloran got there last time. He wrestled with it for a while, but he's now coming out saying vote Tory to get rid of Starmer. Exactly the same thing as Galloway is saying incidentally (albeit vote for me). It's as if it is a vote on Starmer more than anything. Labour could still cling on however as there is a big ethnic vote there. It'll boil down to how many that have voted Labour in the past stay at home this time.

We shall see. Not too long to wait now.
 

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Not as much as the 12% Paul Halloran got there last time. He wrestled with it for a while, but he's now coming out saying vote Tory to get rid of Starmer. Exactly the same thing as Galloway is saying incidentally (albeit vote for me). It's as if it is a vote on Starmer more than anything. Labour could still cling on however as there is a big ethnic vote there. It'll boil down to how many that have voted Labour in the past stay at home this time.

We shall see. Not too long to wait now.
Halloran is essentially UKIP so it makes sense. I know Batley a bit and it's very mixed, and exactly the sort of place that needs levelling up. I can see them voting conservative as you know they'll throw a few quid at the place before the next election. At the moment, anyone living in a traditional labour area should vote conservative just to get some improvement to services.
 

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Labour have no chance. Queue more of the usual suspects saying Starmer is finished for a few weeks, then things carrying on as before.
 

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Labour have no chance.
Not according to Betfair who give them a 3.5/1 chance (versus 1/4 against). But yeah, not looking good for Labour.

What gets me is that despite progressives saying there has to be a rainbow Left leaning alliance which makes absolute sense if they are to stand a chance....it's the Right that seems a lot more ahead of the game on the alliance front.
 

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Not according to Betfair who give them a 3.5/1 chance (versus 1/4 against). But yeah, not looking good for Labour.

What gets me is that despite progressives saying there has to be a rainbow Left leaning alliance....it's the Right that seems a lot more ahead of the game on the alliance front.
That showed in the Brexit argument, There was talk of a "Remain Alliance" but came to nothing and fell apart just before the 2019 GE.
 

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Also today it's Hancock's turn to go before the Health select committee and answer questions.
Cummings fails to provide the select committee with the evidence to back up his Hancock allegations.🙄
 
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