2019 UK General Election

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TomB
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To be fair, I'd rather be interviewed by Holly Willoughby than Andrew Neil. 

 

Golf Juliet Tango
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True.

But you get Philip Schofield watching...

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That's Prince Andrews job

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The first More or Less Election Special was pretty good on numbers of nurses and excellent on numbers of hospitals. (As if that mattered... )

Nuffield Trust: "Stopping the staff we need? Migration choices in the 2019 general election". (That's staff for health and social care. As if that mattered... )

IFS: "Labour's Nationalisation Policy"

The UK in a Changing Europe: "Manifestos reveal unclear and unrealistic Brexit goals"

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Our local conservative MP has a 57% polled majority. Voting for the same thing expecting a different result to the last 10 years or even further back absolutely gobsmacks me. I just don't get the stupidity i really don't . I can only surmise it has to be fear led. Or everyone's finally lost the plot or the lack of a decent consistent education system is finally showing through properly. Go on UK try something different and vote for your independent MP or a green MP nothing can be worse than this lot of liars even that Corbyn bloke.....(shudders in disbelief at what he's just typed) Gawd help us if Boris is actually thought to be a serious option by the electorate. Makes even Cameron and Major look almost saintly

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Go on UK try something different and vote for your independent MP or a green MP nothing can be worse than this lot of liars...

In our constituency (Henley) that's unfortunately often been our eventual decision. At least you could send some sort of signal... acorns, oaks. This time round seems a bit different to me, and tactical voting to Remain would overwhelm that. 

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Lots of good analysis of the Tactical voting options here:

2019 UK General Election Tactical Voting Guide

Henley does get a few mentions though I did not read the details.

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PS: No Regrets in Winter Wonderland. It's not Lehrer, but at times like this...

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Duplicate vote.

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National debt % of GDP

Lab Govt
1997-37.6
1998-35.6
1999-34.3
2000-29.6
2001-28.5
2002-29.5
2003-30.4
2004-33.3
2005-34.5
2006-35.0
2007-35.7
Financial Crisis
2008-47.3
2009-60.2
Tory Govt
2010-70.3
2011-74.8
2012-78.2
2013-80.4
2014-83.3
2015-83.4
2016-84.5
2017-84.8
2018-83.3

 

So reducing the number of libraries, nurses and doctors through George Osborne's austerity isn't actually helping the country to recover from the massive cost inflicted upon us by the bankers.

Stephen Hubbard

Democratic dissent is not disloyalty, it is a positive civic duty