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U.K. Parliament approves snap general election on Dec. 12

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  1. [5]
    myk
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    And it will probably solve nothing, resulting in yet another hung Parliament and no new ideas on how to resolve Brexit. “Please do not waste this time,” Donald Tusk pleaded with us at the time of...

    And it will probably solve nothing, resulting in yet another hung Parliament and no new ideas on how to resolve Brexit.

    “Please do not waste this time,” Donald Tusk pleaded with us at the time of the last extension, almost as if he knew us better than we knew ourselves.

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    1. [4]
      Bullmaestro
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      I wouldn't be surprised if it resulted in a Tory landslide. Every pollster has projected a strong Conservative lead with YouGov, Opinium and Deltapoll projecting 13 to 16 point leads. Corbyn is...

      I wouldn't be surprised if it resulted in a Tory landslide.

      Every pollster has projected a strong Conservative lead with YouGov, Opinium and Deltapoll projecting 13 to 16 point leads. Corbyn is very unpopular due to his policies and Brexit stance, while a lot of people still hold resentment for the Liberal Democrats after the tuition fees scandal eight years ago.

      Two years ago, Theresa May entered the 2017 General Election with a 20 point lead over Jeremy Corbyn and squandered it heavily. Had she not royally fucked up her own political campaign, she would have easily secured a large majority in Parliament.

      It actually sickens me that we have one of the worst Conservative administrations in history and people are still sheepishly voting Tory against their own interests, because our country would rather commit seppuku than welcome Europeans.

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      1. [2]
        myk
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        Sure that’s a possibility but there’s this useful reminder: (From Election Maps UK) Campaigning Corbyn is Best Corbyn, SNP are set to wipe out Tory seats in Scotland, LibDems should take a swathe...

        Sure that’s a possibility but there’s this useful reminder:

        2019 Pre Election Polling (Changes With 2017 Pre Election Polling):
        CON: 36.6% (-7.2)
        LAB: 24.5% (-0.9)
        LDM: 17.9% (+7.4)
        BXP: 11.1% (+11.1)
        GRN: 4.0% (+0.2)
        UKIP: 0.7% (-10.1)
        Tories and UKIP in much worse positions, Lib Dems in a much better position.

        (From Election Maps UK)

        Campaigning Corbyn is Best Corbyn, SNP are set to wipe out Tory seats in Scotland, LibDems should take a swathe of seats in the South-West and other areas, BXP could nibble away at some extremely Brexity seats.

        We might come through this with the Commons being not much different than it currently is, just having wasted six weeks to get there...

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        1. Bullmaestro
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          The Conservatives had a twenty point lead over Labour when Theresa May launched her electoral campaign two years ago. She squandered it by locking away journalists and barring them from covering...

          The Conservatives had a twenty point lead over Labour when Theresa May launched her electoral campaign two years ago. She squandered it by locking away journalists and barring them from covering her campaign visits, adopting a "strong and stable leadership" slogan that earned her widespread ridicule, being incredibly awkward, uncharismatic and robotic, breaking her previous promise to not hold a snap election, and even making the dumbass decision to hold some of her campaign meetups in constituencies that are Labour safe seats where she predictably got booed and heckled out by locals.

          May only won the Conservative leadership race three years ago because her rival Andrea Leadsom fucked up, made an insensitive gaffe about her and then resigned in shame. She didn't exactly face stiff competition, unlike Boris. She was not destined nor built to be a leader.

          Jeremy Corbyn has his work cut out for him. He faced one of the worst Conservative leaders in British history two years ago and couldn't even win the election. Now he's facing Britain's equivalent of Donald Trump. Boris is going to completely and utterly thrash him in the general election.

          Furthermore, Jeremy's last electoral performance came when public opinion of him was more favourable, and before he came out in support of Brexit.

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      2. DanBC
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        People currently dislike the LibDems because they want an alternative to the Conservatives, but the current LD party is stuffed full of ex-Tory mps. For a few people this is enough to not vote LD,...

        People currently dislike the LibDems because they want an alternative to the Conservatives, but the current LD party is stuffed full of ex-Tory mps. For a few people this is enough to not vote LD, but others want a less toxic right wing party, so a right wing LD is appealing to them,

        Corbyn is a disaster. With the omnishambles clusterfuck that is the current Conservative party, after years of austerity, any decent opposition leader would have a clear win.

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  2. Nexu
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    I fear my comrades in London are too optimistic about labour/Corbyn's prospects for this GE; my family is in the north, and it's shocking the amount of traditionally labour-leaning constituencies...

    I fear my comrades in London are too optimistic about labour/Corbyn's prospects for this GE; my family is in the north, and it's shocking the amount of traditionally labour-leaning constituencies are taking up the tory vote...

    I hear "I'll be voting Boris to Get Brexit Done" from mine own friends and family up north, who for generations have been labour-supporting.

    The same people revile Corbyn because he's "creepy" or they "don't like the look of him".

    The misinformation / fake news is far too strong, has seeped deeply into the veins of the country for years now, it's as if the only chance labour will have at this point is if they start pumping out misinformation / fake news / propaganda / fearmongering to match the competition. Outside of the bubble of London I fear the tories or brexit party will dominate. sad state of affairs.

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