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    (Original post by ShannyMorrison)
    If it did I won't lie to you, it would be out of that whole momentary passion that tends to fade within a few weeks. For a 'long' time (three weeks) up here in Scotland everyone was getting psyched for IndyRef2 because we'd been 'lied to' and this 'wasn't what we were promised if we remained in the UK' but now it's gone. All the fuel has died out. It would have had to have happened as soon as the Brexit vote was cast to have any meaning.
    I'm in Scotland too, everyone wasn't best pleased about the EU, but indyref2 was an even graver concern, and still is
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      (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
      None of this would be happening if Labour could get its act together and particularly if Hilary Benn had had the courage to stand as leader.
      Rather, none of this would be happening if Labour had had sensible rules on who is entitled to vote in leadership elections like the Tories do. It'd be funny if it wasn't tragic.
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      It's way too early to say whether she's good or bad. She's done nothing so far, but she sure as hell has given A LOT of talk!!! My early feelings are that she's all talk and no substance, and she's so unbelievably out of her depth that it's laughable. Time will tell, but I get the feeling that she's going to be quite *****y actually...
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      (Original post by k4l397)
      I think she has done an awful job so far. Without having a reasonable mandate to do so, she is pushing for a extremely hard brexit. Leave may have won the vote but many of them didn't want to leave the single market, she is also forgetting the other 50% of the country didn't want to leave the EU at all, let alone the single market. If this was something that was clearly proposed before the EU referendum then it'd be understandable but simply it wasn't.

      She claims she wants a Britain that 'works for everyone' but is yet to do one thing that moves towards that so called vision, in fact she's made more steps away from it. She has no answers, why are public services not receiving proper funding? Why are we trying to discourage and make it harder for foreign students to study in the UK despite the clear benefit to us? Why on earth do we want immigration down to an arbitrary number? Why is there still a housing crisis? Asked a single one of those questions and she'll totally dodge it or pretend they've dealt with the mentioned problem. I'd argue she has so far been a worse prime minister than David Cameron.

      Being honest I struggle to understand what it is about Corbyn people are so against, it shocks me he is so far behind in the polls. I don't know how the next GE will go, I don't think simply because Corbyn isn't getting people's votes they're gonna vote conservative, I don't know what they'll do and I think that's very concerning.
      Say it to yourself Jeremy Corbyn wants to borrow 500billion pounds on credit.

      Also communism/socialism doesn't work anyway.

      The majority of people here are going to university to get a degree. They are getting this degree so they can get a better job and earn more money however if everyone gets the same quality of life why would I aim to get a better job?
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      (Original post by Lauren1498x)
      I'm in Scotland too, everyone wasn't best pleased about the EU, but indyref2 was an even graver concern, and still is
      Perhaps this varied from region to region, but I'm from the Highlands, the Islands and Glasgow and it was pretty prominent there but as I said, within a month it died out and people honestly looked more moved by Kim Kardashians butt
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      (Original post by niteninja1)
      Say it to yourself Jeremy Corbyn wants to borrow 500billion pounds on credit.

      Also communism/socialism doesn't work anyway.

      The majority of people here are going to university to get a degree. They are getting this degree so they can get a better job and earn more money however if everyone gets the same quality of life why would I aim to get a better job?
      Firstly I don't believe there is any quote of corbyn claiming he wants to 'borrow' that amount of money, although there are indeed plans to spend that amount - I have no doubt a significant proportion of that will be borrowed though. But let's not forget this government created £375 billion for QE, this is nearly a parallel of that - albeit the approach is slightly different. The difference being Corbyn is putting the money directly into creating jobs and improving infrastructure, giving it to people who are more likely to spend their money and spur on economic growth. This current government still think we're in a recession and are cutting back left right and centre, if you want real growth, you need real investment.

      Secondly I find your reference to communism and socialism quite unusual, no one suggested all out communism or all out socialism, there is nothing however to say some socialist policies wouldn't work though. No one is aiming for total socialism or communism, simply because it's not going to be achieved, but it doesn't make every part of them wrong.

      In response to your last point, are you seriously trying to say that simply because someone isn't able to get anything higher paid that a minimum wage job that they don't deserve a good quality of life? Because all I was trying to suggest is that everyone should deserve that. I don't think having a good quality of life necessarily means people should be earning the same so I really don't get your overall point.

      Additionally you seem to misunderstand the motive of a socialist or communist society, the motive would be for everyone to live a happier life, yet your motive seems to be capitalistic and focussed on earning a lot. If you're just doing a degree to get a job that will get you a lot of money (irrespective of if you enjoy the job) then is there really much point in it? Surely a society where you educate yourself because you want to be educated and enjoy being educated is better than one where you do it simply because you want a job that earns you a lot of money. I should make clear I'm not arguing for a socialist/communist society but since you argued from a capitalistic motive I felt the need to argue from the other side. Personally if I didn't enjoy the course I was doing, I wouldn't be doing it. Yes the side effect is that I'm more employable, but it's not why I'm doing my course - I'd hope there are others that think the same way.
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      I appreciate she only has a small majority but she has a long record of U-turns (Google Theresa May U-turns and look at the long list of half forgotten policies) which suggests she is picking the wrong fights.

      Her Brexit strategy of kicking the can down the road in the hope that something will change, finally seems to be working, but only if Labour win in Stoke.
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      Way too early to tell.

      She's running a tight ship though and got her party in line behind her (as well as Corbyn lol :P)

      She'll be judged on what deal she comes out with after the Brexit negotiations. But at least she is keeping expectations in check rather than doing a Cameron when he went fishing for a renogotiated EU deal saying 'These are my red lines guys!' shortly followed by 'I've successfully come away with absolutely nothing but at least I tried!' when the EU refused to compromise on pretty much everything.
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      She is an awful priminster all she wants is to take from the poor and give to the rich, cut school funds even more and ruin the nhs even more!! She will not be getting my vote! I will be voting labour where they they think of the less rich people and make schools better and the nhs. We do not need may!!
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      Awful prime minister. She's behaved like a dictator since she came to power. There's been no reversal of austerity or reversal of the cruel nasty welfare reforms of her predecessor.
      And despite leave only winning by 52%, May is determined for a hard Europhobic Brexit that will leave Brits the most hated people by in Europe , that's if we can still freely travel to Europe after Mays hateful Brexit.
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      In terms of domestic policy, the worst PM of my not insignificant lifetime.

      She and her government have wrecked the NHS, policing, fire brigades, the welfare state and Britain's relationship with the rest of the world. Immigration detention centres and young offenders centres are being run sometimes criminally badly by her own husband's company, as are some patient transport services, and mental health services are completely unable to deal with demand.

      Foodbank use is up, controversially amongst NHS staff but also among the population as a whole. Disabled people are losing benefits that they need to survive, and social care isn't able to cope with the inevitable increase of disadvantaged people as the welfare state comes under attack.

      The whole tory argument seems to be that they're doing it all for the economy, or that they need to seem strong to the rest of the world, but they've massively increased national debt and still somehow made public services even worse. Even employment figures are less important, now that people in work are also increasingly reliant on benefits.

      If you like having a functional police force, ambulance service, NHS, fire brigade, mental health services, immigration services, cyber security or physical security, or if you don't want to see more people in poverty, then this is not the PM for you.
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      Her face makes me cringe and it's plastered everywhere
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      I love how most of the criticisms are actually relevant to Cameron/Osbourne and you expect these things to be sorted in less than a year.
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      The criticisms are all of May. The same criticisms can be levelled at Cameron and Osborne, but in this particular forum they have been made of May.
      (Original post by Rakas21)
      I love how most of the criticisms are actually relevant to Cameron/Osbourne and you expect these things to be sorted in less than a year.
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      (Original post by neversoutherner)
      The criticisms are all of May. The same criticisms can be levelled at Cameron and Osborne, but in this particular forum they have been made of May.
      It does highlight how hard it is for a new leader of an incumbent government, you have to defend not just your own record but somebody else's. Had she turned up at the debate for example, both Rudd and Sturgeon (from the Scottish debates) would probably agree that it feels like a 6 on 1 attack at times.
     
     
     
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