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More than 100,000 people have applied to register to vote in the past 48 hours

More than 100,000 people have applied to register to vote since the start of the week, with young people making up the bulk of the surge against the backdrop of a momentous 48 hours in British politics. On Monday, 52,408 applications were submitted, according to government figures, followed by 64,485 on Tuesday. The figure on both days was significantly above the typical number for weekday applications, which has averaged about 27,000 for the past month.
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Meanwhile, the National Union of Students (NUS) is launching a voter registration campaign in partnership with the Electoral Commission next week and will be visible at campus "welcome weeks" around the country. Alongside the "Got 5" campaign, the union will also be launching social media videos tailored to individual student communities to explain the importance of registering to vote.

Others have independently been encouraging voter registration by sharing links to the government website. Describing the 48-hour increase as "great news", the actor and comedian Rob Delaney tweeted: "No-deal Brexiteers' greatest fears are new voters and young voters."

The young have the most to lose from BREXIT and there probably are not many more of the over 50 voters left to register. Any estimate of the partisan breakdown of the new registrants?

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Sep 4th, 2019 at 09:38:33 PM EST
Farage and Johnson must get their Russian chum to expedite matters quickly. (I really have problems, as a long lost American, with the slang word "Johnson.")
by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Wed Sep 4th, 2019 at 09:57:01 PM EST
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(I prepend, "big, swinging". Et voilà a johnson for any occasion.)

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Sep 4th, 2019 at 10:38:56 PM EST
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didn't need to know this...

Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Sep 5th, 2019 at 08:19:42 AM EST
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The proper English equivalent of a Johnson is a John Thomas. In tribute to Lady Chatterley's lover.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Thu Sep 5th, 2019 at 09:17:46 AM EST
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you must remember that the word Trump is also english slang for the act of farting.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Sep 6th, 2019 at 09:30:16 PM EST
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