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    2017 General Election

    PM Theresa May has called for a snap
    general election for June 8th catching everyone by surprise.
    Will it be a comfortable win for the Conservatives?
    Could a crushing defeat for Jeremy Corbyn spell end of his leadership?
    Do Lib Dems have any hope of making a comeback?
    We also have to consider UKIP and of course SNP in Scotland.

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    Can't see UKIP getting in as much. With the Tories promising a 'Hard Brexit' I think UKIP voters might turn to the Tories for it.

    Unfortunately I think the slippery Conservatives will once again be re-elected. They won't get my vote though.
    Arsene Wenger the "specialist in failure".

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    Theresa May says 'When I say something I mean it, no election til 2020' then she calls an election and asks people to trust her!. This election is all about the one issue - Brexit. The PM says that this is to unite Parliament around the issue (maybe a threat to the soft Brexit section in her party to step in line or face deselection). The latest polls suggest that the Tories have a 20% lead over Labour so she can afford to shake things up a bit. I too dont think UKIP will benefit in any way. The only 2 MPs they had were defections. One lost his seat in the last election and the other one defected back just the other week!. The only other beneficiaries from this are the SNP - they will probably hold onto most of the seats they gained last time and a Tory government once again might just be the boost the Independence campaign needs!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pokerkings View Post
    Can't see UKIP getting in as much. With the Tories promising a 'Hard Brexit' I think UKIP voters might turn to the Tories for it.

    Unfortunately I think the slippery Conservatives will once again be re-elected. They won't get my vote though.
    Will the Wenger out group put up a candidate against Corbyn in Islington?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seamus View Post
    Theresa May says 'When I say something I mean it, no election til 2020' then she calls an election and asks people to trust her!. This election is all about the one issue - Brexit. The PM says that this is to unite Parliament around the issue (maybe a threat to the soft Brexit section in her party to step in line or face deselection). The latest polls suggest that the Tories have a 20% lead over Labour so she can afford to shake things up a bit. I too dont think UKIP will benefit in any way. The only 2 MPs they had were defections. One lost his seat in the last election and the other one defected back just the other week!. The only other beneficiaries from this are the SNP - they will probably hold onto most of the seats they gained last time and a Tory government once again might just be the boost the Independence campaign needs!.
    Could the Cons take any seats from the SNP in Scotland?
    I think their female leader up there is excellent and a good opponent for Sturgeon.

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    a nailed on Conservative win, the only question is by how much.

    I think the election makes sense. it instantly removes the whinges about May being 'unelected' and not having a 'mandate' for Brexit. she can set her stall out and people can vote accordingly.

    if you want Brexit then vote for her. if you want to go against the referendum then vote for Tim Farron, a man so cowardly that he doesn't even have the conviction of thought to clarify his opinion on whether homosexuality is a sin.

    i'm unclear on exactly what it is that Labour are offering so it will be interesting to see where Uncle Jez positions himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seamus View Post
    The only other beneficiaries from this are the SNP - they will probably hold onto most of the seats they gained last time and a Tory government once again might just be the boost the Independence campaign needs!.
    Anything other than holding onto every seat they have will be seen as losing momentum.

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    former chancellor George Osbourne is
    to stand down as an MP now he is charge of Evening Standard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Hill View Post
    a nailed on Conservative win, the only question is by how much.

    I think the election makes sense. it instantly removes the whinges about May being 'unelected' and not having a 'mandate' for Brexit. she can set her stall out and people can vote accordingly.

    if you want Brexit then vote for her. if you want to go against the referendum then vote for Tim Farron, a man so cowardly that he doesn't even have the conviction of thought to clarify his opinion on whether homosexuality is a sin.

    i'm unclear on exactly what it is that Labour are offering so it will be interesting to see where Uncle Jez positions himself.
    Depends what Brexit you want?

    More NHS cuts?
    More welfare cuts?
    More special tax deals for large corporations?
    More job/employment insecurity?
    More inequality?

    Teresa May will do what's best her and the extremely rich. She doesn't give a shit about the people she's supposed to be serving.

    Unfortunately people will make this all about Brexit and will vote the Tories and May knows it. Clever? Maybe, but to me it's just more of the same underhanded tactics the Tories use to gain advantages so they can continue to serve the wealthy.

    Speaking of which, George Osborne is stepping down as an MP. This is the kind of people running the UK. Setting themselves up for further privilege.
    Arsene Wenger the "specialist in failure".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hams View Post
    Will the Wenger out group put up a candidate against Corbyn in Islington?
    Probably.

    Arsene Wenger the "specialist in failure".

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