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Offline Tolpuddle Martyr

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May's snap election call in Britain
« on: April 18, 2017, 06:14:15 pm »
May just challenged Corbyn to go to the polls in an early election, Corbyn-despite waffling on Brexit and currently displaying the charisma and popularity of a wet moldy sock, agreed. The Lib Dems are also keen.

I can't stand the Tories but it's a smart play, Labour are weak and disorganized, Corbyn clearly wishes this whole Brexit thing would just go away and the Lib Dems are hungrily eyeing both Labour and Tory seats-though a shitload of people probably distrust them with good reason after that whole "coalition with the Tories" thing.

Be interesting to see how this shitshow plays out.

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Re: May's snap election call in Britain
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2017, 06:26:45 pm »
The SNP are probably licking their chops at the thought of a) taking 58 if not all 59 Scottish seats, b) calling a snap election in Scotland after May pushes through a hard Brexit, and c) calling a new independence referendum.
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Re: May's snap election call in Britain
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2017, 01:53:23 am »
May as well get the popcorn. The US and Britain are putting on one hell of a show.

It isn't often we see a combination of comedy and tragedy, but that's exactly what we're seeing in the current state of politics.

The only time I ever saw this level of dark humor was on Dr. Strangelove.
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Re: May's snap election call in Britain
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2017, 02:31:31 am »
As FSTDT's main page can testify, Corbyn does not have the best people loyal to him - honestly, I am hoping rational heads manage to make some leads and inroads in Britain.

That, and get those wackobirds quoted out of Labor.
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Re: May's snap election call in Britain
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2017, 04:52:49 am »
This one's about a week from now iirc, I don't follow British politics too much, but I have heard that Corbyn is pretty much considered a huge fuck-up and not even his own party like him that much currently. I did briefly pay attention during the initial vote about Brexit though, that was a complete shitshow.

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Re: May's snap election call in Britain
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2017, 07:38:16 am »
Corbyn has pushed the gap from ~20% to about 5% in the last month and a bit. It's been one of the greatest political campaigns in the history of politics. If he wins, which isn't impossible, it'll be the greatest Labour victory since 1945. And it's with REAL Labour, serious policies, a genuine leader, and the deserved hate of those whose hate is a compliment. Including in his own party.
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