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I was, kind of, being, you know, ironic. :teehee: Who knows though. Perhaps Jeremy will suddenly adopt a raffish air of upper class ease.
It's the Martine McCutcheon role I feel sorry for...
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Oh that's great CoolC, see you at the polls! :hugs:
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Sorry if this is a stupid question but how do you know where your polling station is? i registered to vote in my uni area and got a letter about it, do i have to go to a specific station?

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Well I need to stand corrected, I thought the renainer MPs would carry on blocking a election but it seems the Turkeys have just voted for Christmas. This is going to be a blood bath of an election.
Don't be so sure.

The Tories were supposed to win one of the biggest majorities ever in 2017 and we all know what happened. Not saying that they won't win, but it's certainly not a given.
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Bumbling, upper class, very English twit / [email protected]? Who else?
Ruth Davidson?
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Sorry if this is a stupid question but how do you know where your polling station is? i registered to vote in my uni area and got a letter about it, do i have to go to a specific station?

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Yes. You will be sent a polling card that will give your polling station.

If you are hibernating you can ask for a postal vote.
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Don't be so sure.

The Tories were supposed to win one of the biggest majorities ever in 2017 and we all know what happened. Not saying that they won't win, but it's certainly not a given.
Oh 100% correct mate, nothing in politics is a given in particular in the current turbulent political climate. That said I staked by my prediction never before have I ever known such a huge working class backlash Against MPs for blocking the will of the people.
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Sorry if this is a stupid question but how do you know where your polling station is? i registered to vote in my uni area and got a letter about it, do i have to go to a specific station?

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Voting card will come through the door at some point soon, it'll tell you.

Failing that, you can get on your council site and they'll tell you.
The BBC normally have pretty decent info databases linked on their news pages too, and they'll have links to this kinda thing.

(Original post by nulli tertius)
Ruth Davidson?
Genuinely terrifying. She looks more like the little boy Liam Neeson was looking after anyway.
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(Original post by nulli tertius)
Yes. You will be sent a polling card that will give your polling station.

If you are hibernating you can ask for a postal vote.
(Original post by Drewski)
Voting card will come through the door at some point soon, it'll tell you.

Failing that, you can get on your council site and they'll tell you.
The BBC normally have pretty decent info databases linked on their news pages too, and they'll have links to this kinda thing.


Genuinely terrifying. She looks more like the little boy Liam Neeson was looking after anyway.
Thanks both! :hugs:
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Oh 100% correct mate, nothing in politics is a given in particular in the current turbulent political climate. That said I staked by my prediction never before have I ever known such a huge working class backlash Against MPs for blocking the will of the people.
It will be a shame if the working classes respond to that by voting for Boris Johnson and his brand of neoliberal politics.
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Glad i registered to vote after being poked into action by some tsr members :yeah:
I registered at my home address about an hour ago... Bring it on!
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It will be a shame if the working classes respond to that by voting for Boris Johnson and his brand of neoliberal politics.
Least he would restore democracy remove us from the neoliberal EU and its hold over us and then then we could have a more direct electoral system where the county gets what it votes for.

I'm glad you can see borris is neoliberal, unfortunately so are the lib dems and the EU so neo liberalism is kind of unavoidable in the short term. I wish labour had sorted themselves out we have grabbed defeat from the jaws of victory.
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(Original post by Fullofsurprises)
I was, kind of, being, you know, ironic. :teehee: Who knows though. Perhaps Jeremy will suddenly adopt a raffish air of upper class ease.
perhaps if it was the plot of Wurzel Gummidge then Tragic Grandpa would play a starring role

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We are so screwed.
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Least he would restore democracy remove us from the neoliberal EU and its hold over us and then then we could have a more direct electoral system where the county gets what it votes for.

I'm glad you can see borris is neoliberal, unfortunately so are the lib dems and the EU so neo liberalism is kind of unavoidable in the short term. I wish labour had sorted themselves out we have grabbed defeat from the jaws of victory.
There's nothing good about having the Tories in power.
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There's nothing good about having the Tories in power.
Historically that's always been my slogan, unfortunately they are the least dangerous option at the moment. If labour had better stronger front bench and took a clear coherent strategy on brexit from 2017 onwards things would be different.

Unfortunately and rather ironically the Tories are the ones who are going to have to finish the mess they started in 1973 - Europe. This whole mess is the tories fault and labour should be looking at a landslide but they arnt and that's the real problem.
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Historically that's always been my slogan, unfortunately they are the least dangerous option at the moment. If labour had better stronger front bench and took a clear coherent strategy on brexit from 2017 onwards things would be different.

Unfortunately and rather ironically the Tories are the ones who are going to have to finish the mess they started in 1973 - Europe. This whole mess is the tories fault and labour should be looking at a landslide but they arnt and that's the real problem.
Please don't tell me, as someone who I know is a committed socialist, that you are going to vote for the Conservatives who will do far more damage than a Labour government inside the EU would.

I know you're passionate about Brexit, but there are other important issues like health, housing, education, social care and so much more.
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Please don't tell me, as someone who I know is a committed socialist, that you are going to vote for the Conservatives who will do far more damage than a Labour government inside the EU would.

I know you're passionate about Brexit, but there are other important issues like health, housing, education, social care and so much more.
Fully realise that however I'm a Democrat first and believe labour will do irreversible damage to democracy. The sweetener is Borris Johnson is a liberal Tory and the hope is it will kick the labour party into being the labour party again.

Yes I'm actually going to vote Tory in the national interest and put country before party.
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Fully realise that however I'm a Democrat first and believe labour will do irreversible damage to democracy. The sweetener is Borris Johnson is a liberal Tory and the hope is it will kick the labour party into being the labour party again.

Yes I'm actually going to vote Tory in the national interest and put country before party.
Crikey. I hope you change your mind. Just watch what they (continue) to do to the welfare state, education, unions and public services in general. Look at what they've done since 2010.

It will be the working class who suffer most under the Tories.

Have a watch of the video in this link - https://twitter.com/OwenJones84/stat...50467303440385
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This will be my second election ever in my lifetime and my very first General Election.

Personally, I don't think a General Election will resolve the Brexit impasse and my preferred option is for a second confirmatory referendum (so-called People's Vote) though I do accept that it could have fundamental flaws. I'm not going to dwell on my political beliefs; however, this snap General Election for Thursday 12th December will very likely result in political parties fighting it out over the issue of Brexit mostly and neglecting domestic policy and other important issues such as mental health, climate emergency etc. My biggest fear is that we're either going to end up with a Tory majority government with Johnson and Cummings working together to exercise a 'blame avoidance strategy' whereby they accuse opposition MPs for blocking their every attempt to get Brexit done by the 31st October or a hung parliament whereby the Tories are the largest party and could in theory lead a minority government with or without the DUP support (via C&S deal) but opposition parties such as the Lib Dems will see at least a small surge in support for being one of the parties unequivocally against Brexit. As for a second confirmatory referendum, we should put Boris Johnson's new deal, remain and no deal (I'm very much against this) on the table and let the electorate decide accordingly this time without being sold on a bunch of misleading claims and assertions. This will provide a clear mandate on Brexit, even if the outcome are similar or results in a 52% to 48% split but majority in favour of remaining in the EU and we must respect this new mandate because this time people will have a better understanding of what they're voting for and hopefully we should see fewer/no misleading claims and assertions made during such referendum campaign if we do end up having one.
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