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October 30, 2019

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General Election

October 30, 2019

I may have missed something, but Corbyn's assertion that he decided to support the motion for a GE on 12th December because "No Deal is off the table, as decided by the 27 leaders of the EU" is puzzling me ! Firstly, it was Boris who wanted No Deal kept in for negotiating purposes, and I don't recall ANYONE saying the possibility had been withdrawn. Michel Barnier even today stated that a "No Deal Brexit is not yet off the table, and there is still a risk of the UK crashing out of the EU" - so it shows just how well informed Corbyn is!  In reality, Corbyn, against his better judgement methinks, went in support knowing almost everyone else had, to avoid getting egg on his face - lets hope the GE means the end of his "leadership", but as they say in footy circles, "it's a funny old game", so anything can happen, but I just hope we don't end up with a hung Parliament, that really would be the pits IMO.  John (JKW)

October 30, 2019

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General Election

October 30, 2019

According to today’s Daily Telegraph Corbyn agreed to the GE against the advice and wishes of half his front bench and many Labour backbenchers. Very many  Labour MPs believe they are unelectable with Corbyn in charge and are scared they will lose their seats. A really bad loss for him might see him relinquishing the leadership but with McDonnell waiting to take over the situation would be just as bad. I fear another hung parliament. The Tories have 298 MPs at present, including the 10 MPs Boris returned the whip to today from the original 28[?] he dismissed for voting against him. If they keep all their seats they will need to gain a further 38 in the election. Sadly, I believe the Lib/Dems will gain some seats, Farage’s Brexit Party might gain a couple. the SNP will probably steal a couple in Scotland and the DUP will stay offside. I believe the Tories will gain most seats but imagine if they don’t gain an absolute majority! More inertia, more stalemates OR an alliance from hell, Labour/Lib Dems/SNP? Doesn’t bear thinking about! I hope I am totally wrong!  

October 31, 2019

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General Election

October 31, 2019

Not much to add except hopefully no 2nd referendum in the UK on Brexit and the SNP at it too . Just more rubbish coming out of their mouths .

October 31, 2019

Joined: May 5, 2014
Posts: 1255
General Election

October 31, 2019

If the Brexit Party target non Tory seats then that will boost Boris' chances of a decent majority. Those (mostly female) MP's that have resigned due to the on line & verbal/written  abuse they've experienced won't make much difference IMO - most vote for the Party they want elected rather than the individual person's credentials (although not always I admit), hence why in Liverpool, stick a red rosette on a chimpanzee & it would win the Labour seat there!!  Stoke, the largest "LEAVE" vote in the country & hitherto staunch Labour, will be an interesting seat to watch - many really don't like Corbyn, & could be prepared to vote Boris ! Listening to some of the street interviews on TV, quite a number of guys have stated they've always voted Labour but will vote for Boris due to his commitment in getting Brexit over the line - what does annoy me is the carping on by the News channels, that Boris didn't keep his promise to get us out by the 31st ; he was prevented from doing so by Parliament obstructing his every move & therefore had no chance whatever of succeeding. Donald Trump  has openly endorsed Boris, basically stating Corbyn would be bad news for the UK - not sure if his endorsement is a good thing or not ! John (JKW)


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