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Old 18th April 2017, 09:24 PM
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We didn't appear to have a British politics thread so I maded one.

General Election just called.

Should make a fabulous spectator sport.
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Old 18th April 2017, 09:50 PM
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Fuck me! Thats incredible! 3 years early. Crazy stuff, anything could happen but at least there's no evidence of a neo-dick (trump, deterte, putin, erdogan)
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Old 18th April 2017, 10:09 PM
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British Prime Minister Theresa May announces UK election for June 8

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British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a snap election, to win a mandate for her vision of a "hard" Brexit.

The election will take place on June 8, assuming she wins a vote in the House of Commons on Wednesday.
My bold.

Bizarre. If she loses the election it will throw the country into even more turmoil.
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Latest polls show a big win for the Tories. Something about nose and face, again.

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The Conservatives are heading for a landslide victory according to a string of recent polls. A poll of polls conducted in March by Electoral Calculus gives the Tories a 112 seat majority in Commons. It was based on more than 10,000 voters.

A round of weekend polls made it look even better for May.

A ComRes poll for the Sunday Mirror and Independent on Sunday gave the Tories a stonking 21% lead over Labour.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...-politics-live

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Latest Westminster voting intention (5-6 Apr)
Con - 42%
Lab - 25%
LD - 11%
UKIP - 11%
Oth - 11%
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The best of the weekend polls for Labour was in the Observer by Opinium, but it still gave the Tories a 11% lead. (Conservatives 38%, Labour 29%, Ukip 14%, Lib Dems 7%).
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We didn't appear to have a British politics thread so I maded one.

General Election just called.

Should make a fabulous spectator sport.

*popcorn*

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Fuck me! Thats incredible! 3 years early. Crazy stuff, anything could happen but at least there's no evidence of a neo-dick (trump, deterte, putin, erdogan)
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Oh yes...forgot about about him, BL. But he's not running for PM, at least.

Remember, they have a first past the post system so those polls would suggest a very comfy conservative win.

I hope our man in the cotswolds has time to keep us updated with the weirdness of it all.
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Old 18th April 2017, 10:38 PM
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A very comfy Conservative win seems rather pointless if, as seems likely, SNP win a majority of seats in Scotland and break the union.

That's trump level "winning", where's Charlie when you need him. Ah, here he is:

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And here is the full statement from Nicola Sturgeon, the SNP leader and Scottish first minister, on the early election announcement.
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This announcement is one of the most extraordinary U-turns in recent political history, and it shows that Theresa May is once again putting the interests of her party ahead of those of the country.

She is clearly betting that the Tories can win a bigger majority in England given the utter disarray in the Labour party.

That makes it all the important that Scotland is protected from a Tory party which now sees the chance of grabbing control of government for many years to come and moving the UK further to the right – forcing through a hard Brexit and imposing deeper cuts in the process.

That means that this will be – more than ever before – an election about standing up for Scotland, in the face of a right-wing, austerity obsessed Tory government with no mandate in Scotland but which now thinks it can do whatever it wants and get away with it.

In terms of Scotland, this move is a huge political miscalculation by the prime minister.

It will once again give people the opportunity to reject the Tories’ narrow, divisive agenda, as well as reinforcing the democratic mandate which already exists for giving the people of Scotland a choice on their future.

The SNP will always put the people of Scotland first – and between now and June 8 we will work harder than ever to retain the trust of the people.
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Hadnt factored in the Scots. That does complicate matters indeed. The SNP want to remain in Europe i assume. So how is that going to work? Will they pitch for a separatist referendum on the same day? What's the process?
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