Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Display:
There could be trouble ahead for both Labour and the Tories if Farage follows through on his threat to to contest every seat absent the Conservative's abandoning Boris' Brexit deal, "which is not Brexit", and joining a leave alliance for a "clean" no deal Brexit instead.

Although Farage is targetting Boris' deal, his party is more of a threat in more working class Labour seats with Leave majorities but where voters are reluctant to vote Tory.

However just by joining the national conversation about Brexit and where the UK should go next, he complicates the picture for Boris and makes it harder to unite the Leave vote.

Leave voters may also be more inclined to remember the last three years of chaotic Tory rule if they have an alternative Leave party to vote for.

While recent opinion polls are continuing to show a clear (average 11%) lead for the Conservatives, Labour is increasing its lead over the Lib Dems (average c. 8%), which means the familiar two horse first past the post horse race seems to be taking shape again.


Index of Frank's Diaries

by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Nov 1st, 2019 at 02:03:25 PM EST
I understand in those Labour districts with clear preference for Leave, many will not vote. Never will these men vote for a Tory. Farage could pick up these scattered Labour voters, he is not Tory, unless he presents his party as a close union with Boris. Just as the blue collar workers in the States liked Trump, many like the populist creed of Boris. Corbyn should tag Boris as a capitalist, conservative agenda, pro business owners, London financial district (LSE) and the wealthy.

This election should not be about Brexit, people are tired of it. Play out the protection of workers rights, housing, poverty rise, NHS deficiency and inequality in the policy of the Tories.

I watched the debate between Boris and Jeremy, Boris is full of hot air on data and statistics. "Don't publish the economic effects of any type of Brexit until AFTER the Xmas election." Yuletide.

UK cancer survival rates below European average | NHS - Year 2013 |
UK cancer survival rates still trailing European peers | Deloitte - Feb. 2018 |
UK cancer survival rates are too low - our priorities are all wrong | The Guardian - Sept. 13, 2019 |

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Fri Nov 1st, 2019 at 03:59:44 PM EST
[ Parent ]
A tough mountain to climb for Jeremy Corbyn as leader ... fighting the right-wing press and how his policies are framed.

[Source: IPSOS]

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Fri Nov 1st, 2019 at 07:09:52 PM EST
[ Parent ]

Display:

Top Diaries

Occasional Series