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General Election 12 December.

nikki-red

This is NOT to become a second Brexit thread.

Thank you.

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8 hours ago, janie48 said:

Holding a General Election just before Christmas is absolute madness there will be a poor turnout, and many people won't welcome political leaflets posted at the same time as their Christmas cards. 

 

It's not ideal but needs to be done to get rid of the rogue dishonest Parliament.  A Tory working majority will be the best Christmas present for our country.

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10 hours ago, Dardandec said:

Lib Dems all the way for me. As someone said on the consequence tread, they are hard to stomach and I somewhat agree with that, but I like their stance on the Brexit  farce.

 

Don't like Labour's tax strategies. Wouldn't vote for Farige's clown show if they paid me a million quid, Green's? I don't think they could do enough damage.

 

I don't want a Tory majority so that's the only way I can go.

 

You are aware that Jo Swinson, the pro-austerity Liberal Democrat Leader, has absolutely no regrets about her party being a part of the coalition government? A coalition government whose cuts to services and living standards many Remainers hold responsible for the Leave vote winning in the June 2016 referendum.

 

 

Lib Dem/Tory austerity policies shrunk the UK economy by over £100 billion. FACT.

 

Lib Dem/Tory austerity policies have led to 130,000 preventable deaths. FACT.

 

As Employment Minister Jo Swinson reversed workers rights (extending the qualifying period for unfair dismissal to 2 years and introduced charges of up to £1,200 for attending an employment tribunal, to prevent the poor having access to justice) and wanted to freeze and cut the minimum wage in the event of an economic downturn.

 

The Liberal Democrats claim that Brexit will hurt the poorest. What we have seen so far is that it is the Liberal Democrats who hurt the poorest in their greed for ministerial cars.

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The polls are already doing there prediction on the election, but how accurate are they going to be on this one.

 

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3 minutes ago, hauxwell said:

The polls are already doing there prediction on the election, but how accurate are they going to be on this one.

Polls at the moment are entirely pointless as there will be more mind changing and party swapping than in any previous election. Also until Farage declares that he is running, there are many Leave votes going begging.

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Car Boot said:

You are aware that Jo Swinson, the Liberal Democrat Leader, has absolutely no regrets about her party being a part of the coalition government? A coalition government whose cuts to services and living standards many Remainers hold responsible for the Leave vote winning in the June 2016 referendum.

 

 

Lib Dem/Tory austerity policies shrunk the UK economy by over £100 billion. FACT.

 

Lib Dem/Tory austerity policies have led to 130,000 preventable deaths. FACT.

 

As Employment Minister Jo Swinson reversed workers rights (extending the qualifying period for unfair dismissal to 2 years and introduced charges of up to £1,200 for attending an employment tribunal, to prevent the poor having access to justice) and wanted to freeze and cut the minimum wage in the event of an economic downturn.

 

The Liberal Democrats claim that Brexit will hurt the poorest. What we have seen so far is that it is the Liberal Democrats who hurt the poorest in their greed for ministerial cars.

Should've thought about that, pushing thousands of people towards them in your quest for your nonsense brexit. Whereas your socialist Labour are still sort of on the fence

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1 minute ago, melthebell said:

Should've thought about that, pushing thousands of people towards them in your quest for your nonsense brexit. Whereas your socialist Labour are still sort of on the fence

It's no coincidence that the pro-austerity Lib Dems are fanatical supporters of the pro-austerity EU.

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9 hours ago, lottiecass said:

leaders make a big difference to the result of general elections , boris and farage are popular, Corbyn is not.

how come if farage is so popular he has never been elected?

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8 minutes ago, banjodeano said:

how come if farage is so popular he has never been elected?

Farage is a one issue politician and is popular because he has a lot of support regarding that one issue.  It's very hard to win a seat at the Westminster Parliament when you don't represent one of the main political parties.  Independent candidates  also rarely win seats.

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21 minutes ago, Top Cats Hat said:

Polls at the moment are entirely pointless as there will be more mind changing and party swapping than in any previous election. Also until Farage declares that he is running, there are many Leave votes going begging.

 

 

I think you could be right.

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49 minutes ago, Car Boot said:

It's no coincidence that the pro-austerity Lib Dems are fanatical supporters of the pro-austerity EU.

How is the EU pro-austerity, exactly?

 

Seems you never heard of e.g. Horizon 2020. Not surprising in the least, mind.

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1 hour ago, Car Boot said:

 A coalition government whose cuts to services and living standards many Remainers hold responsible for the Leave vote winning in the June 2016 referendum.

 

The thing is, whoever won in 2010 would have had to enforce austerity measures.

 

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Alistair Darling admitted tonight that Labour's planned cuts in public spending will be "deeper and tougher" than Margaret Thatcher's in the 1980s, as the country's leading experts on tax and spending warned that Britain faces "two parliaments of pain" to repair the black hole in the state's finances.

 

Alistair Darling: we will cut deeper than Margaret Thatcher

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2010/mar/25/alistair-darling-cut-deeper-margaret-thatcher

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1 hour ago, banjodeano said:

how come if farage is so popular he has never been elected?

He has been repeatedly elected as an MEP.

 

He is popular because people are either gullible, or ignorant, or disinterested, or all of these attributes together. Hence his repeat election as an MEP, despite his EU Parliamentary record.

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