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Keef has political fatigue
Posted - 20 April 2017 18:50
Promises promises.
Weally Been
Posted - 20 April 2017 18:51
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Yeah I agree

All goes to the mighty Tories now
minkie
Posted - 20 April 2017 18:54
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Lots of sitting Lab MPs out too. Understandable, honourable even, ifhey dont like the leadership.
ReggiePerrin is voting Lib Dem
Posted - 20 April 2017 18:58
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Ukip is probably finished, but Ukip's voters are still there. If they go back to the Tories, they will still be capable of causing a lot of trouble, much like Trumpists in the Republican Party.
minkie
Posted - 20 April 2017 19:00
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Well I guess the nutjobs were always there. In 2015 the thousands more who voted UKIP will just consider it a funny five minutes ( like my otherwise kind and sane mother in law!)
Osama
Posted - 20 April 2017 19:05
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the belief Kippers have that they can become a full blown party - defence, health, education etc - is too lollersome for words
Brad's big donger
Posted - 20 April 2017 19:44
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Sitting labour MPs who dont have the bottle for this are part of the problem. If corbyn loses and they still believe they wouldn't be able to take back their party then they have no place in it.
I like straight bananas
Posted - 20 April 2017 19:48
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I think quite a few kipper voters were people who wouldn't normally vote. If they think it's a done deal - and the way May is talking it sounds as if that is what she intends - they won't bother vote again.
I like straight bananas
Posted - 20 April 2017 19:48
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Brad's big donger
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Sitting labour MPs who dont have the bottle for this are part of the problem. If corbyn loses and they still believe they wouldn't be able to take back their party then they have no place in it.


You hate the left. I don't think your input is much importance to them.
minkie
Posted - 20 April 2017 19:50
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Hmm. How high was the turnout in 2015?
ReggiePerrin is voting Lib Dem
Posted - 20 April 2017 19:52
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66%. In the referendum it was 72%. The theory is that the Leave campaign brought enough disengaged voters out of the woodwork to swing the result.
minkie
Posted - 20 April 2017 19:54
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Right so the ukippers in 2015 were swingers rather than new voters
They'll swing back
Sergio Bogface
Posted - 20 April 2017 19:57
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UKIP was a single issue party. The single issue is pretty much resolved, and so their raison d'etre is no more.

UKIP was a protest vote and took votes from all other parties, not just the Tories. I don't think that people who don't usually vote suddenly wake up one morning and become Kippers. People who don't usually vote don't usually protest.

If you are a real EU-hating Brexiter, you are going to vote Tory this time, because that is the most realistic chance of getting a Brexit (of any flavour) implemented.
Sergio Bogface
Posted - 20 April 2017 19:58
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Reggie, that can't be right. Project Fear brought a lot of Remain votes out of the woodwork too.
ReggiePerrin is voting Lib Dem
Posted - 20 April 2017 20:00
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I'm not saying I agree with the theory, I'm just reporting it. It's plausible, but we'd need to see evidence before accepting it.
I like straight bananas
Posted - 20 April 2017 20:05
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Everyone assumed remain would win. I wouldn't be at all surprised if some people who Remainers stayed at home and repented at leisure.
Brad's big donger
Posted - 20 April 2017 20:11
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I don't actually hate the left. I think for instance that Nick Clegg did a very good job in what was our most difficult period for a generation.

What I do hate is the idea of people resigning on so-called principle 40 nights before thier best opportunity to stand up for those principles. Everyone who won't stand because they dont like corbyn opens the door for someone who will stand because they do and will be obsequious.

That isnt principled or admirable or loveable, it's shameful and pathetic.