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 Post subject: General Election
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:33 pm 
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Well, you knew I would have to be the first to mention it...


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 Post subject: Re: General Election
PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:56 am 
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What there's an upcoming General Election? :wink:

Well if the turn out amongst the under 40's exceeds that for those over 50 we may see some change - otherwise it will be 'same old, same old'.

Good luck with it - I have applied for a postal vote - which will keep the local Tory majority to about 12K - a pig with three legs would win round here so long as they wore a Tory rosette.

Have always been a fan of some kind of proportional representation - but that boat sailed in 2011 - was just looking at the Wikipedia page re the AV Referendum - and was dismayed that turnout was 42% overall and locally nearer 20%

Would be happy to see an increased turnout due to younger folks casting their votes in droves - as these folks have the power but don't realise it.

Ramble over...


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 Post subject: Re: General Election
PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:22 am 
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For the next seven weeks, I will be on my soapbox. You have proper warning...


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 Post subject: Re: General Election
PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:33 pm 
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A man free to say what he believes.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/jeremy-corbyns-speech-launching-labours-10261497


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 Post subject: Re: General Election
PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:21 am 
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I fear a dirtier than usual campaign, with Blair blinkered Labour MPs shitting in their own nest. I see Blair has decided May's Brexit agenda is all that matters when the issues that need addressing in or out of Europe are what Corbyn is trying to address. The bias is already pouring out of the media and its master Twitter. Nick Robinson is the epitome of smug commentators asking for detail from Corbyn but allowing May to waffle at will about stability and the main detail we have so far is a chancellor whose central initiative in the budget had to be scrapped and we still have a massive hole and a crumbling structure in our care provision.


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 Post subject: Re: General Election
PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:12 am 
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I am loving the policy blitz, the Brexit announcement today and the general tone of Corbyn's campaign. The thing is, people have a stark choice. Listen to the bullshit about Corbyn and vote Tory/Lib Dem/anyone else and kiss goodbye to public services. Or be a bit intelligent, look behind what's being said and who's saying it, and save the NHS and education in this country.

I'm not patronising or insulting working class people who are turning away from Labour because they are sick of the Labour establishment in areas that have right wing councils making cuts and doing stupid things (trees and Sheffield spring to mind). I am working class – my dad drove a bus all his working life and my mum worked in a supermarket – but that doesn't make my family stupid.

Working people struggling to get by, who need the NHS because they can't afford private health care, and children who need the best education possible because their kids aren't the brainiest ever or who can't afford a private school, should never vote Tory. Or the Lib-Dems, whose leader has said they'd go back in to coalition with the Tories and is a homophobe. It's like turkeys voting for Christmas.

I'm less worried about the X-Factor, Big Brother and people watching animals being born on live TV than people behaving like fuckwits in the ballot box.

Don't believe the hype and vote to save our NHS.

Tuesday broadcast over. xxx


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 Post subject: Re: General Election
PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:04 pm 
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https://www.facebook.com/JeremyCorbynMP ... nref=story

We can talk to each other, lads. Has everyone else gone to the moon?


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 Post subject: Re: General Election
PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:17 pm 
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to the barricades folks !

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