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Fer sure Boris only played the bad boy who was just gonna crash the country out and give the EU two fingers instead of the £39bn, because he's campaigning for the votes of a tiny number of aged swivel-eyed cretins in the Home Counties. It's not a platform that would win him a general election.

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing
Nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen
by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Wed Jul 3rd, 2019 at 06:44:48 PM EST
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It's not a platform that would win him a general election.

Seems to me with the SNP snapping-up Scottish seats it's 50/50 if Labour has the votes to win enough seats - the goal, after all - in a General Election.  In a FPTP system it is possible the Tories could lose the popular vote but retain enough seats to form a government.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Wed Jul 3rd, 2019 at 09:10:25 PM EST
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It's possible the Tories could get a very small percentage of the vote and still form a government. The outcome of any election on those numbers in a FPTP system depends entirely on pacts about who stands where.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Jul 4th, 2019 at 10:58:48 AM EST
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That is inherent in the election just being among Tory Party leaders. Talk about democratic deficits.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Jul 3rd, 2019 at 09:27:27 PM EST
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