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I know it's the Canary, but apprently Westminster has gone onto election alert.

Canary - Theresa May spilled the beans. The Tories are preparing for a general election.

Theresa May has been promoting new Conservative prospective parliamentary candidates on social media. Labour's disciplinary office - known as the `Whips' - saw the photos as evidence of preparation for a general election.

And there are growing signs that might be right.



keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Dec 4th, 2018 at 05:53:00 PM EST
Government has just been defeated 3 times, including "no deal cannot happen" & government found in contempt

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Dec 4th, 2018 at 06:09:12 PM EST
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So the turkeys are voting for Christmas?


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Tue Dec 4th, 2018 at 07:33:32 PM EST
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I think it's a sign of desperation. I think they'll do a lot of TV in the next couple of weeks talking up the govt position and how this is the only way to rescue brexit, because until the electio s called the BBC are under no obligation to even pretend to be even-handed.
Then go to the country on the claim that Labour will not deliver anything but unknowable chaos, so vote for the chaos you know

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Dec 4th, 2018 at 07:39:18 PM EST
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Turkeys always vote for Christmas. What do you think the referendum was?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Dec 4th, 2018 at 07:44:44 PM EST
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Samuel Beckett's previously unstaged last play?

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Tue Dec 4th, 2018 at 07:47:55 PM EST
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Actually this could be the best move for the Tories.  They hand the mess over to Labour and when it all goes pear shaped get to beat Labour about the head and shoulders for the next 50 years for it.


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Tue Dec 4th, 2018 at 07:36:55 PM EST
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On the other hand, it could be a bluff to scare conservatives into voting for the deal, as the alternative is a certain General Election and a likely defeat to Corbyn et al...

Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Dec 4th, 2018 at 07:48:09 PM EST
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Even with all this shit the Tories are a few points ahead in polling. Could this be a play to (a) get back the majority, (b) get rid of a good chunk of the ERG cohort (unlikely), (c) get rid of Corbyn by him losing a second consecutive election? All to get it through?

The problem of course being: there is no fucking time for all this.

Schengen is toast!

by epochepoque on Tue Dec 4th, 2018 at 08:58:38 PM EST
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The only demographics (still) firmly for Brexit are pensioners and the working class.

Labour still doesn't want to fight an election on remaining in the EU.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Wed Dec 5th, 2018 at 07:58:08 AM EST
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The only thing the polled people seem to be in favor of is "renegotiating with EU if May deal fails". To which the EU already replied: 'no dice'.
by Bernard on Wed Dec 5th, 2018 at 08:21:17 AM EST
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It's almost touching, this naive sense of entitlement.

I used to be afew. I'm still not many.
by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Wed Dec 5th, 2018 at 10:36:17 AM EST
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Looking at those numbers having a position, any position, on Brexit is hardly a vote winner.
by generic on Wed Dec 5th, 2018 at 09:13:47 AM EST
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