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Other_Owl
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Polls and surveys showed that the UK wanted to remain.
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Because they didn’t want to return back to the 1970s under a Labour government.
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The loud minority are left-leaning, while the silent majority are right-leaning.
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Because of the first past the post system which perpetuates the two party system through tactical voting
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I didn't vote Tory but I can understand why people would, all of the choices were terrible but the idealism and reckless spending of Corbyn made him perhaps the most dangerous if he got in. Hopefully now after this epic failure labour will finally elect a more moderate leader who can actually start to be a credible threat to the conservatives. They should have got rid of him the first time he lost the election for them.
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lesser of the 2 evils
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Because they prefer racism over free healthcare when the NHS is privatised. Or maybe because they believe the lies they were fed by Boris Johnson. Or they’ve enjoyed the austerity and starving 4 million children the conservatives have ruled over for the past 9 years. Or they pride their own earnings over saving the lives of those who go without meals. Or they want the suicide of the UK. Or they enjoy the 6 hour waiting times at A&E? Or is it they like seeing nurses on 14 hours shifts being paid well less than they deserve? Or the 21,000 less police officers to keep Britain safe?

Not particularly a fan of Corbyn but I’m sure a labour government wouldn’t hurt after the Tory’s previous destruction of Britain over the last 9 years.
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Corbyn is unelectable to the majority. He is too far-left leaning than the average UK citizen and has some disturbing past actions. (I won’t get into that) Another thing is Brexit, in which he refused to take a stance on the most polarising decision this country had to make for a long time. Advertising even more uncertainty for businesses etc is not a winning message.

I am no Tory fan and I sincerely hope labour can rebrand itself as a more moderate party though
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(Original post by kalons)
Corbyn is unelectable to the majority. He is too far-left leaning than the average UK citizen and has some disturbing past actions. (I won’t get into that) Another thing is Brexit, in which he refused to take a stance on the most polarising decision this country had to make for a long time. Advertising even more uncertainty for businesses etc is not a winning message.

I am no Tory fan and I sincerely hope labour can rebrand itself as a more moderate party though
Totally agree, the average person is not a far left Marxist despite what the vocal Facebook minority would lead you to believe.
I personally just want a normal sensible person that can deliver normal sensible things. Hopefully labour can take this as a learning curve and become more centre left. Then they will be a credible force to unseat the Tories.
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Because bojo was running against an avowed marxist who declared war on the middle classes. that combined with people having gotten sick to the back teeth with Brexit.
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(Original post by CoolCavy)
Totally agree, the average person is not a far left Marxist despite what the vocal Facebook minority would lead you to believe.
I personally just want a normal sensible person that can deliver normal sensible things. Hopefully labour can take this as a learning curve and become more centre left. Then they will be a credible force to unseat the Tories.
It doesnt help half the labour supporters were trying to ram their views down everyones throats. Like half the people i know on fb who support Corbyn were posting tasteless statements along the lines of 'thanks to those who voted labour, everyone else can go **** themselves' ... brilliant way to get people on side :L
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(Original post by kalons)
Corbyn is unelectable to the majority. He is too far-left leaning than the average UK citizen and has some disturbing past actions. (I won’t get into that) Another thing is Brexit, in which he refused to take a stance on the most polarising decision this country had to make for a long time. Advertising even more uncertainty for businesses etc is not a winning message.

I am no Tory fan and I sincerely hope labour can rebrand itself as a more moderate party though
Still mildly surprised the Libdems didnt manage to get a few more seats, as opposed to seeing their leader booted :L
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Because they're all ignorant Daily Mail reading peasants who have yet to be educated about the glorious truths of Socialism and Saint Jeremy of Corbyn (or is it now St Kier of Starmer, now that half the lefties on Twitter have been agitating for Corbyn to be sacked)
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Still mildly surprised the Libdems didnt manage to get a few more seats, as opposed to seeing their leader booted :L
The stop Brexit without a referendum did for the Lib Dem’s.
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Because hard working people like myself don't want to see that Marxist idiot take all my hard earned cash and give it to some lazy good for nothing benefit scrounger
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labour are idealists, impractical and think all there additional spend can come from the expense of increasing taxes

tories whilst boris is a piece of **** has practical policies and favourable tax policies - hence got my vote
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Corbyn just didn’t listen! When the celebs were tweeting labour he was ticklish. That ‘neutral’ stance over brexit made him a liability
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The stop Brexit without a referendum did for the Lib Dem’s.
Mmm probably, i'm stil surprised it cost them so dearly though. I'd have thought there would have been a fair number of people (such as oneself) who found the idea of voting either Labour or conservative far to odious and picked the lesser of 3 evils.
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Polls and surveys showed that the UK wanted to remain.
Because the polls and surveys you were looking at weren't representative of the population.

The Eurobarometer survey has shown that support for the EU has been below 50% of the population for years in the UK (although not the lowest it has been in the last 10 years, it actually dropped to 26% in 2011). Earlier this year it put support for the EU at 43%. In 2016, that number sat at 47%. compared to 48 and some spare change that we saw in the referendum, suggesting the vast majority of people who did not believe the EU is a good thing would vote leave regardless of whether they thought the EU was bad, so-so or just didn't give an answer.
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(Original post by CoolCavy)
I didn't vote Tory but I can understand why people would, all of the choices were terrible but the idealism and reckless spending of Corbyn made him perhaps the most dangerous if he got in. Hopefully now after this epic failure labour will finally elect a more moderate leader who can actually start to be a credible threat to the conservatives. They should have got rid of him the first time he lost the election for them.
You’re right.
corbyn is the sole reason I couldn’t even consider voting labour. He should have resigned long ago.
my constituency very very narrowly remained labour by a handful of votes. Our mp will not be joining hubby on strictly after all. The seat next door, being labour Since the 30s,is now blue
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