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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:40 pm 
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Given the Brexit thing is more-or-less final, I find it strange to take that risk at this time. But then maybe Brexit is not so "final" as we have been led to think? With an inscrutable bureacracy like the EU, there may well be fine print somewhere which was overlooked until recently and which change the strategic forces in such a way that: going forward toward finalizing the Article 50 actions, the conservatives have realized they NEED a larger majority in Parliament?


It's certainly risky. But I assume this is basically it. There will be enough Tory rebels over Brexit to cause her trouble no matter which way she goes. I assume this is about shoring up that majority and cementing her authority as a result.

There might be an element of striking while the iron is hot as well, as the main opposition's polling ratings are in the toilet at the moment.

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 Post subject: Re: Snap Election!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:15 pm 
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My Facebook feed full of people moaning about how Corbyn would win if he campaigned on a eurosceptic manifesto.

1) How does adopting the policy that lost last year help him?
2) Labour is fekt



Wait, I am confused. Labour was pro Brexit? Isn't a "eurosceptic" in favor of Brexit?

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 Post subject: Re: Snap Election!
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Wait, I am confused. Labour was pro Brexit? Isn't a "eurosceptic" in favor of Brexit?


Corbyn has said he would respect the referendum result. He put a three line whip on Labour MPs to get the Article 50 bill passed.

The Blairites do not respect the referendum, and would rather the Labour Party just ignored it. Though you have to bear Old Labour, pre-Blairite takeover, was a eurosceptic party - the further left you go, the less the EU is liked. You're not going to usher in a command economy while under EU control after all. The Communist Party of Great Britain was campaigning for us to leave. (All 5 of them).

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jack t ripper wrote:
Wait, I am confused. Labour was pro Brexit? Isn't a "eurosceptic" in favor of Brexit?


Corbyn has said he would respect the referendum result. He put a three line whip on Labour MPs to get the Article 50 bill passed.

The Blairites do not respect the referendum, and would rather the Labour Party just ignored it. Though you have to bear Old Labour, pre-Blairite takeover, was a eurosceptic party - the further left you go, the less the EU is liked. You're not going to usher in a command economy while under EU control after all. The Communist Party of Great Britain was campaigning for us to leave. (All 5 of them).


Ahhhh, well then I'd say that must explain it. Strike while the iron is hot and the enemy is divided.

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Judging by the wailing and gnashing of teeth from the Blairite Left on this I guess May has made the right decision...

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 Post subject: Re: Snap Election!
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Tory / UKIP neck and neck for me...

http://uk.isidewith.com/results/3091150940

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http://uk.isidewith.com/results/3093685396

Tory 67%

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"Plaid Cymru" What the Hell?

The Labour guy has a 13 inch neck.

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Calls for a song!

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