THE GENERAL ELECTION IS ON !!

THE GENERAL ELECTION IS ON !!

Postby Cannydc » Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:06 pm

Aditya Chakrabortty, Richard Adams and Sally Weale have just published an exclusive detailing a raft of dramatic and controversial education policy proposals set out in a confidential briefing paper.

The measures include billions of pounds in new funding, a crackdown on student behaviour and a further wave of free schools, which are set to be announced by the government within days.

The briefing document, dated 22 August and marked “Official-Sensitive”, details a blizzard of policy proposals designed to be rolled out over the coming weeks in a bid to seize the initiative on education ahead of a possible autumn election.

Meanwhile....

The first major speech by the chancellor Sajid Javid has been mysteriously cancelled by the Treasury less than 24 hours before it was due to take place.

A Treasury spokesman said that the one-year spending review, called a spending round, which had been due to take place later this year, was now being fast-tracked to take place in early September, adding fuel to speculation the government could be planning an early general election.

In an email to attendees, the Treasury press office said the speech was being rescheduled but gave no other reasoning.

“The forthcoming Spending Round will instead be brought forward in early September and will cover the themes and priorities he was due to outline,” the email said.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/bl ... ve-updates

Add in the panic over HS2 and other assorted handouts from the Magic Money Tree and it has become obvious that, as usual, the Tories expect a GE, and to buy victory.
User avatar
Cannydc
 
Posts: 15101
Joined: Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:59 pm

Re: THE GENERAL ELECTION IS ON !!

Postby Stooo » Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:19 pm

*drags out Focus bag and polo shirt*

They'd vote for a cow wearing a blue rosette around here but LD are the only viable option to Bluekip so that's a bonus I guess.

Vote for the remain party that's most likely to win a seat in a GE :thumbsup:
User avatar
Stooo
Site Admin
 
Posts: 92688
Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:24 pm
Location: Bollocks To Brexit

Re: THE GENERAL ELECTION IS ON !!

Postby McAz » Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:32 pm

Stooo wrote:*drags out Focus bag and polo shirt*

They'd vote for a cow wearing a blue rosette around here but LD are the only viable option to Bluekip so that's a bonus I guess.

Vote for the remain party that's most likely to win a seat in a GE :thumbsup:


Or better still - though self-interest gets in the way - reach an arrangement whereby Remain parties don't field a candidate who has no chance of beating the Tory.

Oh how I dream of country before party.
User avatar
McAz
 
Posts: 40165
Joined: Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:57 am

Re: THE GENERAL ELECTION IS ON !!

Postby Stooo » Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:59 pm

McAz wrote:
Stooo wrote:*drags out Focus bag and polo shirt*

They'd vote for a cow wearing a blue rosette around here but LD are the only viable option to Bluekip so that's a bonus I guess.

Vote for the remain party that's most likely to win a seat in a GE :thumbsup:


Or better still - though self-interest gets in the way - reach an arrangement whereby Remain parties don't field a candidate who has no chance of beating the Tory.

Oh how I dream of country before party.


We've managed to get Corbyn this far, that will do presently.
User avatar
Stooo
Site Admin
 
Posts: 92688
Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:24 pm
Location: Bollocks To Brexit

Re: THE GENERAL ELECTION IS ON !!

Postby McAz » Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:07 pm

Stooo wrote:
McAz wrote:
Stooo wrote:*drags out Focus bag and polo shirt*

They'd vote for a cow wearing a blue rosette around here but LD are the only viable option to Bluekip so that's a bonus I guess.

Vote for the remain party that's most likely to win a seat in a GE :thumbsup:


Or better still - though self-interest gets in the way - reach an arrangement whereby Remain parties don't field a candidate who has no chance of beating the Tory.

Oh how I dream of country before party.


We've managed to get Corbyn this far, that will do presently.


Not if the GE result projections are correct.
User avatar
McAz
 
Posts: 40165
Joined: Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:57 am

Re: THE GENERAL ELECTION IS ON !!

Postby Cannydc » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:10 pm

Stooo wrote:*drags out Focus bag and polo shirt*

They'd vote for a cow wearing a blue rosette around here but LD are the only viable option to Bluekip so that's a bonus I guess.

Vote for the remain party that's most likely to win a seat in a GE :thumbsup:


Snap! East Anglia is a Labour / Libdem desert, with only a couple of oases. And Truss got 62% of the vote here so even a pact won't get rid.
User avatar
Cannydc
 
Posts: 15101
Joined: Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:59 pm

Re: THE GENERAL ELECTION IS ON !!

Postby Stooo » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:19 pm

Cannydc wrote:
Stooo wrote:*drags out Focus bag and polo shirt*

They'd vote for a cow wearing a blue rosette around here but LD are the only viable option to Bluekip so that's a bonus I guess.

Vote for the remain party that's most likely to win a seat in a GE :thumbsup:


Snap! East Anglia is a Labour / Libdem desert, with only a couple of oases. And Truss got 62% of the vote here so even a pact won't get rid.


Talk to people, you're pretty polarised with a Tory/Lab cross so get the local remain parties on board and keep working for remain. The politics can wait.
User avatar
Stooo
Site Admin
 
Posts: 92688
Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:24 pm
Location: Bollocks To Brexit

Re: THE GENERAL ELECTION IS ON !!

Postby MungoBrush » Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:13 pm

Conservatives surge to 12-point poll lead over Labour ahead of Brexit deadline

https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/conservativ ... -deadline/
User avatar
MungoBrush
 
Posts: 2046
Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:03 pm

Re: THE GENERAL ELECTION IS ON !!

Postby Stooo » Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:15 pm

MungoBrush wrote:Conservatives surge to 12-point poll lead over Labour ahead of Brexit deadline

https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/conservativ ... -deadline/


Also, the BxP Ltd lost by twelve points...

Same people.
User avatar
Stooo
Site Admin
 
Posts: 92688
Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:24 pm
Location: Bollocks To Brexit

Re: THE GENERAL ELECTION IS ON !!

Postby Guest » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:33 pm

MungoBrush wrote:Conservatives surge to 12-point poll lead over Labour ahead of Brexit deadline

https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/conservativ ... -deadline/


It's YouGov :pmsl:
User avatar
Guest
 

Re: THE GENERAL ELECTION IS ON !!

Postby Cannydc » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:38 pm

MungoBrush wrote:Conservatives surge to 12-point poll lead over Labour ahead of Brexit deadline

https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/conservativ ... -deadline/


From memory, Call me Dave had a 20 point lead at the start of the election campaign of 2010. And ended it with a hung parliament.

Similarly, Treeza completely blew her lead, and ended up in bed with a gang of Northern Irish terrorist supporters.

Moral of the story ? 12% lead ain't worth shit.
User avatar
Cannydc
 
Posts: 15101
Joined: Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:59 pm

Re: THE GENERAL ELECTION IS ON !!

Postby Stooo » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:41 pm

You need to ask why Nige wants to split the leave vote.
User avatar
Stooo
Site Admin
 
Posts: 92688
Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:24 pm
Location: Bollocks To Brexit

Re: THE GENERAL ELECTION IS ON !!

Postby Red Okktober » Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:24 pm

Cannydc wrote:From memory, Call me Dave had a 20 point lead at the start of the election campaign of 2010. And ended it with a hung parliament.

Similarly, Treeza completely blew her lead, and ended up in bed with a gang of Northern Irish terrorist supporters.

Moral of the story ? 12% lead ain't worth shit.


Says the fella who practically cums in his pants when Labour gain a point or two in the polls. :pmsl:
User avatar
Red Okktober
 
Posts: 3155
Joined: Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:37 pm

Re: THE GENERAL ELECTION IS ON !!

Postby Ray of Sunshine » Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:00 am

Many remainer MPs are in no hurry for an election as there's a good chance they'll lose their seats and they want to keep their place on the Westminster gravy train for as long as possible. Anna Soubry wants an election? I don't think so.
User avatar
Ray of Sunshine
 
Posts: 5154
Joined: Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:40 pm

Re: THE GENERAL ELECTION IS ON !!

Postby MungoBrush » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:03 am

In August so far we’ve had five voting intention polls:
BMG/Independent (Dates TBC) – CON 31%, LAB 25%, LDEM 19%, BREX 12%, GRN ?
ComRes/Telegraph (11th Aug) – CON 31%, LAB 27%, LDEM 16%, BREX 16%, GRN 4% (tabs)
Survation (11th Aug) – CON 28%, LAB 24%, LDEM 21%, BREX 15%, GRN 3% (tabs)
Opinium/Observer (9th Aug) – CON 31%, LAB 28%, LDEM 13%, BREX 16%, GRN 5% (tabs)
YouGov/Times (6th Aug) – CON 31%, LAB 22%, LDEM 21%, BREX 14%, GRN 7% (tabs)

https://ukpollingreport.co.uk/
User avatar
MungoBrush
 
Posts: 2046
Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:03 pm

Next

Return to News, Politics And Current Affairs

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests