The Politics Thread 3.0

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by Kanbei » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:27 am

Adam Boulton says she could be resigning due to health issues!

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Hexx » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:31 am

Lack of heart hasn't stopped her so far

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by Preezy » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:33 am

Hexx wrote:Lack of heart hasn't stopped her so far

:lol:

I reckon Donald gave her the Trump AIDS.

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by Meep » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:38 am

Why is the pound falling just at the prospect of May making a statement? :lol:

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by Errkal » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:41 am

Meep wrote:Why is the pound falling just at the prospect of May making a statement? :lol:

Because traders are shitting idiots.

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by Errkal » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:42 am

Hexx wrote:Lack of heart hasn't stopped her so far

Maybe she grew one like the grinch and now she has all these feels she just can't go on.

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by KK » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:45 am

A snap election would signal another Tory U-turn. While the public generally back May by a massive margin, there is no appitite at all for an election. Poll fatigue at this point.

A resignation, more uncertainty, with no obvious or decent replacement.

Both would be eye-rollers.

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by Errkal » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:57 am

I don't imagine it is an election, I can't see her getting the backing of enough MPs for it.

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by Meep » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:57 am

An election would a a good move politically as it is hard to imagine polls getting much better for the Cons than now and they will probably get worse if anything over time, however it is really bad on a government level because the Brexit clock is ticking and it would be a very large and unwelcome distraction. Not to mention that if they start making election promises now it could hamstring negotiations with the EU throughout the entire process.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by KK » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:58 am

Does anyone really want to go back to the polls in June?

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Hexx » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:01 am

God a GE now would be a complete duster click

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Hexx » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:01 am

God a GE now would be a complete duster click

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by JediDragon05 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:02 am

Oh I like surprises.

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by lex-man » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:04 am

Surely she can't call a General Election just after triggering article 50. Also it seems cowardly to quit at this point, but I guess if her health is bad, maybe she is quitting.

Wouldn't there have to be a vote in parliament to call a early GE.

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by Tineash » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:04 am

Definitely a snap election. Those polls over the weekend have been eye-wateringly good/bad.

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by OrangeRakoon » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:06 am

Maybe we've found aliens

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by KK » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:06 am

The only positive to a GE is that Corbyn would be gone on 9th June.

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by Rex Kramer » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:07 am

KK wrote:Does anyone really want to go back to the polls in June?

Is there really any point? May won't lose, Labour will probably lose a fair few seats and Lib Dems might recover some ground. I guess the only benefit to the Tories is that it puts some distance between the point of Brexit and the next election which might give them time to paper over the cracks.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Errkal » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:08 am

KK wrote:The only positive to a GE is that Corbyn would be gone on 9th June.

:lol: he still wouldn't resign.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Meep » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:08 am

Election 8th June confirmed.


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