Jonathan Fairfield

British PM May calls for early election on June 8

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6 hours ago, 7by7 said:

I disagree.

 

I think he will lead them into and through the campaign, but wont lead them for very long after.

 

He's Foot to May's Thatcher.

Agree. No way can Labour ditch Corbyn and elect a new leader in time for the election, I doubt they could even draw up an election manifesto that the majority of the party members or MP's could agree on...

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5 hours ago, baboon said:

People have been conditioned since the 1960s to stand up for themselves and question authority. No way will they cooperate with being subjected to marching up and down or 'Because I said so'. Quite rightly too.

Pity about North Korea eh?

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9 hours ago, CharlieK said:

Only in so far as what might happen after Brexit. But Brexit was the cause of the decline not the current state of the economy. Just to add, It is accepted that the Pound is undervalued, if you follow FX.

 

The Pound is undervalued, only if we achieve a favourable soft Brexit, if we don't then the Pound is currently overvalued.

 

Markets have now said they think the election in June nudges the currency swingometer a point or two points towards a favourable Brexit outcome hence the rise in the value of Sterling. It can be argued however that news of the election has changed nothing since the underlying economics remain the same, if anything they just got slightly worse since the rise in the value of Sterling will increase our borrowing costs plus the rise wiped over fifty billion off the value of the FTSE!

 

I agree however that Brexit was the cause of the fall in the value of Sterling in that it exposed the illusion that the UK's debt and deficit profile was actually OK, just because we were part of a larger economic body - the Brexit vote didn't change any of the UK's economic fundamentals, it merely vaporised the concept that we had some form of debt support or insurance policy hidden away, the kindness of strangers had the potential to be transformed into outright cap in hand begging.

 

Yes I do follow FX.

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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?

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Just now, 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?

Only worth holding debates if you are behind. Trump smashed the Clintons in no 2. While fake news nn failed to report it anyone who saw it could see the writing was on the wall and internet polls gave it. He ripped both Hillary and Bill apart.

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15 hours ago, Grouse said:

You think calling a general election will shut up the nay sayers? R U 'avin a laf guv?

 

(iphone autocorrect keeps trying to replace nay with May!)

I get "Mayhem" on my Samsung

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15 hours ago, darksidedog said:

I wonder how badly wrong the pollsters will get this one? Their track record of late isn't too clever.

here's hoping! As David Steele once said an eon ago: 'prepare for government' (he was the leader of the Liberal party in the dim and distant and for the 1st time the Liberals were predicted to gain more seats in parliament than they'd dreamed of for decades). Well I can still dream can't I?

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6 hours ago, SheungWan said:

How many general elections as leader of the Labour Party did he lose to the Tories?

 

3 hours ago, NanLaew said:

In hindsight, not enough.

Not enough? Not one.

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14 hours ago, Mosha said:

Hopefully Blair will stick his oar in.

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Yep, one thing we do need in the middle of this is a good laugh.

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2 minutes ago, overherebc said:

Yep, one thing we do need in the middle of this is a good laugh.

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Right. Wake me up when the Labour Party next win 3 General Elections in a row.

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May has bigger balls than half the men in the UK. That's the real problem.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, BigKahuna said:

May has bigger balls than half the men in the UK. That's the real problem.

 

 

You mean her real name is Terence??????

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12 minutes ago, overherebc said:

How about a new Party with Blair and Sturgeon?

Could be called the 'BS' Party ????

Upsetting to think that it would still trounce UKIP.

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Well I am looking forward to May getting rid of Corbyn. It is sad to see the Labour party in such array.  I am hoping that it will be the end of Sturgeon too.  A clean sweep of these Europhiles. I hope Farron gets wiped away but I have a feeling he might be OK.

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It's still an anti-me conspiracy to raise the value of the £ the day 'after' my pension arrived in Thailand.

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ID: 71   Posted (edited)

28 minutes ago, BigKahuna said:

May has bigger balls than half the men in the UK. That's the real problem.

 

 

Not a problem for (more than) a few expats in Thailand who would be overjoyed at the idea of having a Ladyboy PM.

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Just now, SheungWan said:

Not a problem for (more than) a few expats in Thailand who would be overjoyed at the idea of having a Ladyboy PM.

That maybe true given how poms are these days.

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Just now, aslimversgwm said:

Well I served for 10 years in the RAF so please don't lecture me about patriotism but your nationalistic, 'little Englander' rant sounds like something that belongs to the 19th Century let alone the 20th or 21st centuries. Belonging to the EU the UK could and did shape the course of its future ensuring the peace of us all, its political, economic and social development for the benefit of all of us true patriots and players on the European world stage - not the bigoted, xenophobic, quasi-racist underbelly that voted to leave in that stupid, unnecessary referendum called by Cameron in order to toady up to his rich, upper-class toffs in the Tory party.  There - that's my rant - a quid pro quo perhaps and please don't feel embarrassed for me because I'm not for you and your ilk, just thoroughly ashamed.

Yes be a euro slave. That's a good little marxist.

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