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British PM May calls for early election on June 8

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sandyf    1,369
13 hours ago, RuamRudy said:

It's interesting that she has ruled out a TV debate. Arguably, she is not the most convincing of communicators, so could it be a fear at ConHQ that she, personally, will come across badly, or could it be that they do not want to expose her to possibly awkward and potentially damaging questions?

It is not surprising. I watch PMQs fairly regularly and she never answers questions from the opposition, always some attack on past events or people concerned.

She would lost if she had to give real answers in front of real people under some form of adjudication like Question Time.

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vogie    3,564
13 hours ago, RuamRudy said:

It's interesting that she has ruled out a TV debate. Arguably, she is not the most convincing of communicators, so could it be a fear at ConHQ that she, personally, will come across badly, or could it be that they do not want to expose her to possibly awkward and potentially damaging questions?

Why should she have a TV debate, she is streets ahead of her opposition. Are you suggesting she could not hold her own with the likes of Corbyn, Fallon and Sturgeon, she would wipe the floor with them and you know it, but good try.

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Lokie    541

Im in UK at moment and everyone I know seems to be upbeat about it and consensus is she has wrong footed em all; 

Labour is a joke at moment and will not lead a Govt while they have Corbin in charge, just like when they had Kinnock and the last idiot (talk about putting the wrong brother in the job lol) The rest of the rubbish could not run the proverbial P i $$ up in a brewery, so the Tories should walk it right now and probably are the safest hands to lead the UK on and through Brexit, eventually to better things in next five years... everything seems to be on the up at the moment here...

 

 

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Basil B    5,662
56 minutes ago, pegman said:

Have there been any recent polls on a redo of Brexit?

Article 50 has been moved, AFAIK it can not be retracted.

 

I think this election is going to be Hard or Soft Brexit?

 

 

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SheungWan    2,836
2 minutes ago, Basil B said:

Article 50 has been moved, AFAIK it can not be retracted.

 

I think this election is going to be Hard or Soft Brexit?

 

It is doubtful if the LP will have retraction in their manifesto. As for what the election will be about re Brexit, just to be helpful the Tories will have hard and soft. As for Labour, remember they are split so an agreed manifesto is awaited with bated breath.

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SheungWan    2,836
1 hour ago, vogie said:

Have you heard the expression "brexit means brexit"

If it was as simple as that then there wouldn't be an election and we would all be leisurely sailing into the sunset.

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Basil B    5,662
Just now, SheungWan said:

It is doubtful if the LP will have retraction in their manifesto. As for what the election will be about re Brexit, just to be helpful the Tories will have hard and soft. As for Labour, remember they are split so an agreed manifesto is awaited with bated breath.

The Tories have definitely stated Hard Brexit. but there again did TM not say only a few days ago there would be no General Election until 2020???

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SheungWan    2,836
4 hours ago, Grouse said:

Hmmm, I think Con Party cynicism could power the national grid!

 

Corbynites are delusional but not cynical.

Whereas Corbynista delusions powers absolutely nothing whatsoever.

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SheungWan    2,836
6 minutes ago, Basil B said:

The Tories have definitely stated Hard Brexit. but there again did TM not say only a few days ago there would be no General Election until 2020???

My understanding of Hard Brexit is 'No Deal' and whereas that is a Tory option it is not a definite. In fact one of the reasons given by TM for the election is to strengthen her hand in negotiations for securing an agreement.

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dunroaming    3,244
4 hours ago, Basil B said:

The Tories have definitely stated Hard Brexit. but there again did TM not say only a few days ago there would be no General Election until 2020???

Don't wish to split hairs but it is May that is saying a hard brexit rather than the Tories in general.  Many of the Tories are very much trying to block a hard brexit.  May is trying to rein them in

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Laughing Gravy    4,040
Posted (edited)
12 hours ago, 7by7 said:

  "It would seem you never did national service or served your country."

 

You have made comments similar to that many times before.

 

You seem to be saying that only those who have served in the armed forces are entitled to an opinion, let alone a vote!

No I am not saying that at all. It was relating to a certain poster who I have discussed patriotism and serving in the forces before. You are making assumptions that are frankly not true, People are entitled to an opinion. My post is linked to being  proud of your country and those who have served doing so.

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simoh1490    594

I was just looking at the UK consumer lending statistics which are now being reported at pre 2008 financial crisis levels whilst consumer savings levels are at a record low.

And whilst the budget deficit narrowed significantly on the back of a much weaker Pound, the fact that the Pound is now rising could be problematic.

 

I'm sure we all hope it will be a softer than soft Brexit.

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RuamRudy    2,815
Why should she have a TV debate, she is streets ahead of her opposition. Are you suggesting she could not hold her own with the likes of Corbyn, Fallon and Sturgeon, she would wipe the floor with them and you know it, but good try.


Yes, I am suggesting that. Hopefully the opposition will miss no opportunity to point out that she is scared to face scrutiny.

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