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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:37 pm    Post subject: Snap General Election 2016 Reply with quote

http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2016/02/07/could-there-be-a-snap-general-election-this-year/

Could we have a snap GE this year after Cameron stakes his future on us staying in the EU?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Possibly a tactic from Labour to scare dissenting MPs into line.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty nonsensical as an idea.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do wonder whether Cameron will resign in event on a 'leave' vote this year.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He has said that he won't.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnhemming2 wrote:
He has said that he won't.

Well, we know he's going to resign at some point between the EU vote and the 2020 election... I could well imagine that event being brought forward a bit if he loses the EU vote badly.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a separate issue.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We won't leave! The one down-side is that we'll have to put up with Cameron for a little longer. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know how the vote will go. I am in favour of staying, because I think for all its problems, the EU at least constrains the more extreme neoliberal agenda that has been dominant in UK politics for far too long.

However, I think the popular mood is increasingly anti-EU and the MSM are divided on the issue. I think the English will see it as their equivalent of the SNP victory at the election - a protest vote with some bite for once.

With the pollsters calling the election wrong, it is difficult to get a feel of how people who will vote, will vote.

Even if Cameron resigns, there is no need and little precedent to call an election.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We'd just get Gideon at no. 10.

Whatever your views on the referendum, that alone is a reason for voting to stay in!!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RenewableCandy wrote:
We'd just get Gideon at no. 10.
With Galloway, Farage and Boris in the cabinet.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RenewableCandy wrote:
We'd just get Gideon at no. 10.

Whatever your views on the referendum, that alone is a reason for voting to stay in!!


We'd just get Lawson's puppet at no. 10.

Whatever your views on the referendum, that alone is a reason for voting to stay in!!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kenneal - lagger wrote:
RenewableCandy wrote:
We'd just get Gideon at no. 10.

Whatever your views on the referendum, that alone is a reason for voting to stay in!!


We'd just get Lawson's puppet at no. 10.

Whatever your views on the referendum, that alone is a reason for voting to stay in!!


The Sun supports a brexit. A solid reason for staying in the EU.
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