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General Election 08 Jun 17

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by alfred_the_great, Apr 18, 2017.

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  1. Conservative

    634 vote(s)
    70.7%
  2. Liberal Democrat

    57 vote(s)
    6.4%
  3. UKIP

    47 vote(s)
    5.2%
  4. Labour

    47 vote(s)
    5.2%
  5. Green

    11 vote(s)
    1.2%
  6. Other

    27 vote(s)
    3.0%
  7. I won't vote

    57 vote(s)
    6.4%
  8. SNP

    17 vote(s)
    1.9%
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  1. interesting.

    I wonder what the implications for Defence will be...
     
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  2. ViroBono

    ViroBono LE Moderator

    Link to news of the Prime Minister's statement.

    The PM said:

     
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  3. I suspect the manifesto will ditch 0.5% aid commitment to a wider security commitment. It will play heavily on security as a theme because that is Corbyns biggest Achilles heel. They'll do a 1983 all over again and destroy Labour for a generation.

    The only questions are how big will the majority be, and how bad will it be for the SNP in Scotland?
     
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  4. Just a quick reminder to everyone. The poll forecasts are utter dog toffee and cannot be trusted or relied upon.
    There is little point in reading them or posting them.
     
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  5. Defence won't get a look in, we'll maintain our 2% commitment to NATO, but that's it.
     
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  6. She isn't daft. Corbyn is the Anti-Midas at the moment and as jim30 says this will put them down for good (in theory!) however we know that it isn't always black and white.
     
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  7. I think the manifesto will be big on kit and Trident but short on money.
     
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  8. YES!
     
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  9. Cold_Collation

    Cold_Collation LE Book Reviewer

    Addresses the 'She doesn't have a mandate' whiners. (The same ones who were less bothered about Brown having that same mandate...)

    It'll give her a full term and a full run at Brexit.
     
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  10. Poor Russians, i doubt Russia has the cyber-capacity to interfere in 3 election campaigns simultaneously.
     
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  11. Well, I'd say most people would make the same predictions for the result in England: strong gains for the Tories, minor gains for the Lib Dems (prompting the usual euphoric victory cries) and major losses for Labour. I'd be shocked if it were anything else. Reports of a total wipeout for Labour will be overrated but I'd expect to see a drop in their vote share even in held seats, excluding major metropolitan areas.

    Scotland will be interesting.
     
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  12. Kromeriz

    Kromeriz On ROPs

    Gives the Tories the chance to wipe the floor with Labour. However, may allow Liberals to regain seats and puts Brexit back on the agenda.
     
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  13. Was reading that she wants to Brexit, retire in glory and go walking. Good plan but her potential replacements don't fill me with confidence.
     
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  14. Kromeriz

    Kromeriz On ROPs

    The Chinese do.
     
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  15. My prediction? Lib Dems will lead the opposition on 9th June.
     
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