The Politics Thread 3.0

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by Mini E » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:08 am

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by Tineash » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:08 am

Rex Kramer wrote:
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.


Uh.. it will also turn a narrow majority into a colossal one.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:09 am

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


That's exactly what I thought. The Tories would win in 2020 so it would be great to get that over with early and hope that Labour can get an effective leader in place to combat them over the next 5 years.

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by Meep » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:09 am

On the down side, large Tory majority. :dread:
On the up side, Corbyn will have to resign, :toot:

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by JediDragon05 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:10 am

Wow.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Rex Kramer » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:10 am

Tineash wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:
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.


Uh.. it will also turn a narrow majority into a colossal one.

I guess but Corbyn has hardly been hammering home that particular advantage, he's pretty much waved through everything she's wanted to do.

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by Hexx » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:14 am

Definitely an election from speech

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by Lastpostamorph » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:23 am

I won't be remotely surprised if Corbyn doesn't resign, not right away at least, and clings on for as long as he possibly can.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:27 am

Lagamorph wrote:I won't be remotely surprised if Corbyn doesn't resign, not right away at least, and clings on for as long as he possibly can.


Depends. If it's a narrow defeat then he might hold on. If he gets destroyed (and he almost certainly will) then he'll have to go.

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by Christmas CrackErrkal » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:37 am

Moggy wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:I won't be remotely surprised if Corbyn doesn't resign, not right away at least, and clings on for as long as he possibly can.


Depends. If it's a narrow defeat then he might hold on. If he gets destroyed (and he almost certainly will) then he'll have to go.


You say that, but will he. It will be his choice, he will argue that his support is higher tahn ever, that it was an election no one was prepared for and Momentum will ensure "accidents" happen to anyone that says otherwise.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:41 am

Did anything Cameron do turn out well? Even his fixed term parliament act only lasted for one election. :lol:

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by Lastpostamorph » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:44 am

Moggy wrote:Did anything Cameron do turn out well? Even his fixed term parliament act only lasted for one election. :lol:

Gay marriage?

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Grumpy David » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:45 am

But he didn't allow straight civil partnerships.

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by Christmas CrackErrkal » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:46 am

Moggy wrote:Did anything Cameron do turn out well? Even his fixed term parliament act only lasted for one election. :lol:


I heard he did good crackling.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:55 am

Lagamorph wrote:
Moggy wrote:Did anything Cameron do turn out well? Even his fixed term parliament act only lasted for one election. :lol:

Gay marriage?


I'll let him have that one.

Anything else?

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by KK » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:56 am

Have I Got News For You is back on Friday, just in time for the election!

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by lex-man » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:58 am

KK wrote:Have I Got News For You is back on Friday, just in time for the election!


Isn't satire banned around an election.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by KK » Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:08 pm

The 2nd June episode might get bumped, but it'll be fine after that. It has been taped on a Friday and aired later that same night in the past on election weeks so it's bang up to date.

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by Tell Karl his brother is dead » Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:20 pm

Is it only in the week before the election that broadcasting regulations are tightened up, KK?

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Alvin Flummux » Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:23 pm

Maybe they could get around that by not being too funny.

Jupiter is in your sun sign this week, making it pretty crowded in there, what with Jupiter being the largest of the planets and all.

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