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Voter Volatility UK Labour By a Landslide

by Oui Thu Jul 4th, 2024 at 09:08:32 PM EST

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UK turns Left as Europe turns far Right 😡

The poll suggests Sir Keir Starmer's party has won with an estimated overall majority of 170 seats - while the Conservatives, led by Rishi Sunak, look likely to record their lowest seat tally in the party's history.

Exit poll: Labour to win landslide in general election | Sky News |

Frontpaged - Frank Schnittger


The Blue Wall Disintegrated

BreXit Revenge … eXit Tories who had years of infighting and screwing ordinary citizens.

AMAZING …
As the European Union turns right, the United Kingdom turned hard left.

Liberal Democrats held a positive campaign on a personal level what people’s needs are … Main Street and not the exceptional profits of the London City. Congratulation to leader Sir Ed Davey, an MP since 1997 and the Labour Tony Blair major victory.

Social care and NHS transformation were the key policy points with good arguments. Both the Conservatives and Labour had a poor record on the NHS and promises unfulfilled.

Sir Ed Davey hails ’exceptional' election result for Liberal Democrats

The Lib Dems had set out to target the so-called "Blue Wall" of Conservative seats in the southwest and southeast of England, and its strategy appears to have paid off.

Lib Dem leader Sir Ed was re-elected in his Kingston & Surbiton seat with 25,870 votes, ahead of his Conservative rival Helen Edward on 8,635.

Speaking at The King's Centre in Chessington, in southwest London, Sir Ed said the party had put voters' concerns "at the heart of our campaign", adding that he had "rather enjoyed" the six-week run-up to the election.

Throughout the campaign, he has conducted a series of stunts such as paddle boarding, bungee jumping and conducting an interview on a fairground teacup ride.

A great night as voters showed quite some knowledge where the blame lies in the Boris Johnson years of comics and chaos.

Former PM Truss among high-profile Tory MPs to lose seats

Eight cabinet ministers have lost their seats in the UK general election, beating the previous record of seven defeats in 1997.

Members of Rishi Sunak's cabinet and high-profile Tories who have lost their seats are:

Liz Truss - Grant Shapps - Penny Mordaunt - Alex Chalk - Gillian Keegan - Lucy Frazer - Johnny Mercer - Michelle Donelan - Simon Hart [chief whip managed just third place in the newly created Caerfyrddin constituency, with Plaid Cymru's Ann Davies taking the top spot] -

and Jacob Rees-Mogg

Leading Breixteer Jacob Rees-Mogg was defeated by Labour's Dan Norris in the new North East Somerset and Hanham constituency, in yet another blow for the Conservative Party.

The 55-year-old was elected as the MP for North East Somerset in 2010, 2015, 2017 and 2019 - when he achieved 50.4% of the vote and had a majority of 14,729.

But he has now been unseated by Labour's West of England mayor Dan Norris, who won 20,739 votes compared to 15,420 for Sir Jacob. Turnout for the poll was 69.38%.

Mr Rees-Mogg was appointed to the role of Leader of the Commons in July 2019, then served as Minister for Brexit Opportunities and Government efficiency in 2022.

Effect on relations to the EU and fighting the proxy war with NATO?

Tory election exodus breaks John Major's 1997 record as 76 Conservatives including 'Bionic MP' Craig Mackinlay say they will quit at the next election - overtaking 75 who stepped down ahead of Tony Blair's landslide ’Cool Britannia' victory

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Revenge against the Tories: Liz Truss leads the list of ousted big beasts | Politico |

In a brutal cull, some of the Conservative Party's most prominent MPs were thrown out of parliament by Brits fed up with years of chaos.

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Jul 5th, 2024 at 09:20:39 AM EST

Kwasi Kwarteng calls Liz Truss 'kind of Trumpian' over firing by tweet | The Guardian - 2 May 2024 |

Ex-chancellor and Truss were close political allies and friends before he was sacked over a crisis stoked by the mini-budget

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Jul 5th, 2024 at 09:28:09 AM EST
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by Cat on Fri Jul 5th, 2024 at 02:03:01 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Jul 5th, 2024 at 09:38:48 AM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Jul 5th, 2024 at 03:11:33 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Jul 5th, 2024 at 03:12:20 PM EST
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United Nations must respect will of international community and fast-track Palestine's UN membership - Mary Lou McDonald TD

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Jul 5th, 2024 at 03:13:09 PM EST
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strana | Labour leader Keir Starmer takes office as UK Prime Minister
This is reported by Buckingham Palace.
the Crown in Parliament
In his first speech as Prime Minister, he said that "the work of implementing change begins immediately." Although he admitted that it will not be as easy as" flipping a switch," writes the BBC. Starmer promised to "rebuild" the country's "infrastructure of opportunity" by doing it" brick by brick."
BREXIT recovery
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How the change of power in Britain will affect Ukraine, we wrote in a separate article ["Rishi goes, Kir comes. UK election results and what they mean for Ukraine", illustrated with Torygraph, Mail, Times, Independent, etc front page headlines].
"least left of the other Labour leaders"
  • domestic "opportunities" (1) increase the cost of arming Ukraine and (2) sanctions against the Russian Federation
  • historically better Labour Party relations with the Kremlin
  • strategic zionist ambiguity
  • Ukraine in last place of patriotic rhetoric
ChatGPT | Who is Keir Starmer? Britain's new prime minister is complex, unknowable, aggrieved: "At 61, Starmer has a long backstory. His father was a silent, authoritarian toolmaker"
by Cat on Fri Jul 5th, 2024 at 02:02:11 PM EST
Monbiot: I never thought I'd argue for re-armament. But a looming TRUMP presidency changes everything, 4 July long COVID
Trump has developed a special relationship; not with us, but with Vladimir PUTIN, to whom he defers as the iron dictator he would like to be. Russia sought to help TRUMP win in 2016, tried again in 2020, and has long backed TRUMP for 2024.
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I now believe we need to enhance our conventional capabilities, both to support other European nations against Russia and—something that seemed unimaginable a few years ago—perhaps to defend ourselves.

Currently, according to a former senior official at the MoD, the UK's forces would be unable to "fight and win an armed conflict of any scale". We would rapidly run out of ammunition, could not prevent missile strikes and could not stop an attack on our territory.

Conversely, this is also a good moment for the UK government to rethink its position on nuclear weapons. It's time to recognise that our "independent nuclear deterrent" has never been independent. Because key components are supplied and controlled by the US, we cannot operate it without US consent. So, if TRUMP regains the White House, it would not be a deterrent, either: PUTIN knows we cannot use it. The UK's ["]nuclear programme["] is a £172bn heap of bricks. Why waste more money on it?
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< wipes tears >
by Cat on Sat Jul 6th, 2024 at 12:05:48 AM EST
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How fortunate 🍀 are the British ... just a few seats for extremist Nigel Farage ...
The Netherlands is run by a majority right-wing extremists (fascists and racist), a coalition led by PVV Wilders and VVD Yesilgoz ... back to 1930s Europe of Spain, Italy and German Empire.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Jul 6th, 2024 at 03:31:03 AM EST
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Trumpism: Darkness of Dutch Policy In Wilders I

French President Emmanuel Macron dissolved parliament and called a snap legislative vote in a surprise move after the far right trounced his centrist alliance in the European elections.

Trumpism Conquers Europe

After the EU Elections ... what's next 🆘 growth AfD in Germany, Nordic states ⁉️

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Jul 6th, 2024 at 03:50:40 AM EST
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The Netherlands has a new government. Here are 3 things to know | Politico |

It took 223 days to get there.

But the Dutch king on Tuesday gave his blessing to a new Cabinet -- a formal but important final step in the formation of the most right-wing government in the country's recent history. 

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And then there's the PVV, in particular: Marjolein Faber, the new migration minister, is already one of the most controversial people in the new Cabinet (despite being the second choice). Even PVV insiders see her as a hard-liner. 
She's most famous for referencing the "great replacement theory" in a speech -- the claim promoted by the Nazis and carried forward by white supremacists that there is a conspiracy to replace Europe's white population. 



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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Jul 6th, 2024 at 04:00:48 AM EST
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Newly-minted Prime Minister Dick Schoof faced a baptism of fire at the opening of the Dutch parliament over remarks by two cabinet ministers (PVV) about a conspiracy theory with neo-Nazi roots

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Jul 6th, 2024 at 04:21:15 AM EST
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Wilders' anger at Labour coalition leader calling PVV ministers racist | France24 |

At the centre of the controversy are two cabinet ministers from Wilders's PVV: new Asylum and Migration Minister Marjolein Faber and Foreign Trade and Development Aid Minister Reinette Klever.

Both have in the past spoken about the so-called "omvolking" -- the Dutch term for the "great replacement" theory that supposes that Europe's white population is being deliberately replaced by immigrants.

While both ministers have "distanced themselves" from the term, they maintained that there was a "worrying demographic development" in the Netherlands, where the ruling coalition now wants to implement the "strictest immigration policy ever."

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"It is intellectually and politically untenable to continue to deny that the ideas at the heart of the PVV, and also of this government, are not racist, or that it would be enough to no longer mention the term 'great replacement' to make extremist and racist ideas disappear," she told AFP.



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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Jul 6th, 2024 at 04:23:04 AM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Jul 5th, 2024 at 02:52:01 PM EST
Goodbye to the Scoundrels of Great Britain

At its heart, this election was less about welcoming Labour in than getting the Tories out. From austerity to Brexit to Partygate, voters have lived through an unprecedented era of cruelty, chaos and corruption. If a week is a long time in politics, 14 years of Conservative misrule has practically been a life sentence.

Many don't believe anything will change with a Labour government, let alone soon. In the coming months, Starmer must show it can. For now, it is enough to sit and savour what has ended. To draw a line under the worst of governments and remember the millions of lives made poorer, sicker, more afraid.

Today is for Windrush, disability benefit deaths and Grenfell. It is for food banks, "go home" vans and the rape clause. For PPE contracts, cancer patients and Rwanda flights.

Goodbye to the vandals of Britain. How fitting they destroyed themselves in the end.

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Jul 5th, 2024 at 02:53:05 PM EST
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Measured by share of the vote, the third-biggest political force in the UK today is Reform. One in seven voters support a party that includes representatives who praised Hitler as "brilliant" and called black people "jungle bunnies". Reform organisers have had links with fascist organisations. One of the activists helping Farage win Clacton was filmed using the P-word to describe Rishi Sunak, calling Islam a "death cult" and demanding the army "just shoot" refugees. These people and those views have only gained legitimacy in this election.

For years the media has lapped up Farage. For the most part, it has treated him as entertainment rather than a threat. The BBC has put him on comedy panel shows. But the braying, sour admirer of Enoch Powell is a threat - a threat to the millions of ethnic minority people in this country and a threat to British democracy. Reform is not a party, but a limited company majority-owned by one Nigel Paul Farage. His rise has been bankrolled by sugar-daddy businessmen and he now appears well placed to establish himself as the natural magnet for dark money in British politics.



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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Jul 5th, 2024 at 02:53:46 PM EST
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Business As Usual
NO DRAMA SHARMA: Starmer thought it was necessary to talk to British Indians, to re-assure them, to tell them that the Labour Party would work for British Indians as well. Why was this necessary? Because of the Labour's recent history on the matter of Kashmir. They were seen as pro-Pakistan and anti-India, especially the Labour Party before Keir Starmer, Jeremy Corbyn. He did more damage than anyone else. Corbyn upturned the years of goodwill, because of his controversial take on Kashmir, he wanted the world to interfere, and obviously this angered New Dehli, and ties between the Labour Party and New Dehli hit a new low. This affected people of India-origin in the UK as well. This was in 2019 [BREXIT-PROROGATION!]. Months after Corbyn's statements the Labour Party suffered a humiliating defeat at the polls, and they decided to introspect [TAKE BACK CONTROL!]. So when Keir Starmer took over as party leader, he began undoing the damage. Within a year Jeremy [ANTISEMITE] Corbyn was banned from standing in elections, and this [U R HAMAS!] year he was expelled from the party. This is just one of the ways that Starmer tried to re-forge the party.
India-China SCO sideline: "Respecting the LAC [Line of Actual Contact] and ensuring peace and tranquility in the border areas is essential" (04.07.24)
by Cat on Fri Jul 5th, 2024 at 06:33:40 PM EST
Alex C. and Alex M., Gen X Greek diaspora educated in US and UK, respectively
ALEX M @2:40: What has happened in this election, and make absolutely no mistake about this, Reform UK has broken through. They've managed it. They've gotten into the House of Commons. Nigel Farage has got into the House of Commons. He's stood in many constituencies before.[...@ 6:15] Reform Uk is running them [Tories] close in seat after seat, constituency after constituency. There is a high probability after this election that you're going to start to see a move in individual constituencies of sitting MPs wanting to join Reform UK.[...@ 7:35] Let's look at how the Labour Party did when it was led by Jeremy Corbyn, and let's look at how it's done now that it's led by Keir Starmer. I'm looking now at absolute, actual votes, numbers of votes cast...So. In 2017, the first election in which Jeremy Corbyn led the Labour Party, Labour won 12.8 million. Now, in 2019, which Labour lost, and of course that was the BREXIT election, when the Conservatives were led by Boris Johnson. They campaigned on getting BREXIT done. Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party won 10.2 millions of votes, a significant decline, because [...MIDLANDS...]
ALEX C.: Was that the vote where Farage supported Boris Johnson?
ALEX M.: It absolutely was. That is exactly right. That was the one where Farage supported Boris Johnson. In this election, the election that has produced the gigantic Labour landslide, 412 MPs or whatever it is, Labour won 9.6 million votes. So the actual number of votes is falling. It's not growing. They are losing ground over what Jeremy Corbyn achieved.[...@12:55] Now, the over all turn out in this election. in 2017, the peak of the Corbyn surge, turn out was 68.8 percent. In the 2019 election it fell to 67.3 percent, largly because many, many working class voters who couldn't stomach voting Conservative, because they're left-wing but were angry over BREXIT because Labour worked along side Conservatives to saboutage BREXIT, refused to vote. In this election, turn out has fallen to just 60 percent, the second lowest since the second world war. So the British establishment is losing credibility. The Labour Party, despite its enormous landslide, is living on borrowed time, and the Conservatives are facing extinction.
[... THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS, WHIGS, TORIES, CONSERVATIVES, SNP..."changing the whole political language is enormously difficult to do"...@16.14] So the establishment parties are collapsing. The only significant party that is growing and growing strongly is Reform UK. Nigel Farage is in the House of Commons, and that is a revolutionary moment < wipes tears > in British electoral history. [@ 24:29] The economy? Starmer has no ideas to speak of about that, at least no ideas that differ in any fundamental way from Sunak's [...HOW WILL SUNAK BE REMEMBER, IF HE IS TO BE REMEMBERED?...]
ALEX C. @28:20: I have one more question. How are the "globalists"—How do you think, if you had to take a guse—how do you think the globalsits are viewing these elections?
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B auf MoA, DE cuts to the quick: "I do note expect him to survive for long."
by Cat on Sat Jul 6th, 2024 at 03:49:04 PM EST
by Cat on Sat Jul 6th, 2024 at 06:56:14 PM EST
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Many third place candidates stood down in second round voting.

French elections: Far right blocked from forming majority, leftist coalition wins most seats

French political parties face a daunting task to put together a government after the second round of elections threw up a hung parliament, with a leftist alliance unexpectedly taking the top spot ahead of the far right.

The results of Sunday's election, based on pollsters' projections, were a setback for Marine Le Pen's nationalist National Rally (RN), which opinion polls had predicted would be the largest party, but which placed only third.



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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Jul 7th, 2024 at 09:24:47 PM EST
by Oui (Oui) on Sun Jul 7th, 2024 at 09:33:25 PM EST
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and Change UK

Off the reservation Apr 2019

Reforming the UK Constitution Sep 2019

Memorable Quote
You had one job

by Cat on Tue Jul 9th, 2024 at 03:59:44 PM EST


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