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Postby dls » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:37 am

Would not a general election be a very good way of confirming Brexit (or not)?
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Re: General Election

Postby atticus » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:09 am

A single issue General Election?

Extremely dangerous.

What happens when the SNP wins a whitewash in Scotland? Or there is a "Remain" majority in NI?

Never mind other questions that others will raise.
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Re: General Election

Postby diy » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:30 am

Which party would be leave and which would be remain?
- I'd vote remain but not labour.
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Re: General Election

Postby dls » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:09 pm

I do not say it should be a single issue election. Complaints are made (wrongly) that May does not have the authority of the elecorate to act.
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Re: General Election

Postby Hairyloon » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:00 pm

dls wrote:Complaints are made (wrongly) that May does not have the authority of the elecorate to act.

Why wrongly? The mandate has been stretched well beyond all credibility.

But back to the question, since Brexit is easily the biggest issue on the table, I think the parties should be put into suspension, and house should reshuffle according to Brexit plan and an election held along those lines. That way we can have the Red, White and Blue Brexit that the Former Home Secretary promised us.
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Re: General Election

Postby diy » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:21 pm

I see the issue...

On one hand we never vote for the PM, but our local MP and that local MP is a member of a party who chooses their leader. So in some ways no PM ever has the mandate of the people to lead, because the people never have a say in the leader. But on the other, most people haven't a clue who their MP is and vote for them because they want one group to be in power and one group not. That is often based on who the leader is. Except for the lib dems who apparently had a very popular leader who nobody voted for. Or was it that their leader was popular among people that think voting is hitting the like button.
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Re: General Election

Postby miner » Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:38 pm

dls wrote:Would not a general election be a very good way of confirming Brexit (or not)?


Brexit doesn't need confirming. The voters have already spoken.

dls wrote: Complaints are made (wrongly) that May does not have the authority of the electorate to act.


I agree (with your "wrongly"). She does have the authority to act.
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Re: General Election

Postby atticus » Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:56 pm

@diy - you are a LibDem!
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Re: General Election

Postby miner » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:18 pm

The LibDems need to rebrand themselves more honestly to reflect their true colours:

The LADs: The Liberal Anti-Democrats.

What a bunch of fruitcakes they are, and their so-called "Leader" couldn't lead a horse to water.

After the next General Election, they'll all fit in one taxi.
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Re: General Election

Postby Hairyloon » Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:29 pm

miner wrote:The LibDems need to rebrand themselves more honestly to reflect their true colours:

The LADs: The Liberal Anti-Democrats...

You really ought to learn the meaning of words, and to understand the system to which they refer before you fling abuse about.
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