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If Labour have two brain cells to rub together, they will use any means available to avoid a general, steering all desires to vote on something toward a second referendum.  With the local races coming up, Labour are likely to have a lot of new faces coming up, but they aren't anywhere near being ready for prime time national government now or in the near future.  Even if they were, Brexit is going to be a wreck, and the Tories will sit back and say, "See, we provided Brexit, but Labour just couldn't handle it."  And the average voter, lacking those two brain cells to rub together, will actually buy that Barn Stuff.  Then the Tories will be back in business, worse than ever.  The Tories whipped up this dog's breakfast; Labour should make them eat it with a big spoon.
by rifek on Sun Apr 14th, 2019 at 12:02:35 AM EST
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I'm past caring what conservatives will say. They don't need facts to back up what they are saying anyway, and other conservatives will lap up what they are saying because it is conservatives who are saying it.

There never will be an ideal time for Labour to take power. They are only likely to be voted in after conservatives have made a complete mess of things anyway.

At the moment the priority is to stop Brexit happening. It's best to have the conservatives doing the stopping as then they are hoist on their own petard. But the consequences now are already bad, after years of awful conservative government.

A strong performance by Remain and second referendum parties in the EP elections will throw the cat among the pigeons and sow even more angst, doubt and confusion in conservative ranks.

Can a general election be far behind?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun Apr 14th, 2019 at 10:12:48 AM EST
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