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1 General Election - 8th June. on Tue Apr 18 2017, 10:28

Sluffy

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Theresa May is to make an unscheduled statement in Downing Street at 11:15 BST after her Cabinet meets.

In an unusual move, Number 10 did not announce what subject she would address but statements by the PM in the street are usually reserved for big announcements.

There is speculation that Mrs May could call a snap general election.

Downing Street has always denied she will call a vote before the next scheduled poll in 2020.

BBC assistant political editor Norman Smith says broadcasters usually know what is about to be announced, but on this occasion they do not.

"Prime ministers only make Downing Street statements when it's something significant," he said.

These statements can cover resignations and elections, but he added: "We do not know."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39627690



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2 Re: General Election - 8th June. on Tue Apr 18 2017, 10:46

Chairmanda

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Andy Walker
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She is making a plea for tickets for tonight's match

3 Re: General Election - 8th June. on Tue Apr 18 2017, 10:57

Bread2.0

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Andy Walker
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I thought you couldn't announce a GE during a local election purdah?

4 Re: General Election - 8th June. on Tue Apr 18 2017, 11:02

Chairmanda

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Bread2.0 wrote:I thought you couldn't announce a GE during a local election purdah?
You can't, but with the fixed term act, she can't call a GE on her own anyway. She could I guess say she is preparing a bill to get parliament to dissolve itself. My folk in the so called know are saying she is stepping down for health reasons, though the most pessimistic thinks it's putting the country on war footing. As if we didn't have enough to be nervous about today

5 Re: General Election - 8th June. on Tue Apr 18 2017, 11:10

Chairmanda

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General election....oh damn. Got labour to agree it....talking about turkeys voting for xmas

6 Re: General Election - 8th June. on Tue Apr 18 2017, 11:18

Norpig

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It will be a stroll for the Tories, Labour under Corbyn are unelectable  Rolling Eyes

7 Re: General Election - 8th June. on Tue Apr 18 2017, 11:26

Bread2.0

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Andy Walker
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I'm going living under a rock somewhere.

See you all in 5 years.....

8 Re: General Election - 8th June. on Tue Apr 18 2017, 11:39

xmiles

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Chairmanda wrote:General election....oh damn. Got labour to agree it....talking about turkeys voting for xmas

Just another example of what an idiot Corbyn is. He has actually voted more times with the Tories during his career than with Labour.

Still at least we will have to hope that Corbyn resigns on 9 June.

9 Re: General Election - 8th June. on Tue Apr 18 2017, 11:58

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
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What a glorious day!

I hope xmiles is going to vote on policies and not just because his dad, grandad and great grandad voted Labour.

10 Re: General Election - 8th June. on Tue Apr 18 2017, 12:05

xmiles

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Ivan Campo
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Happy to confirm I will be voting based on policies. However my father was a Tory voter.

11 Re: General Election - 8th June. on Tue Apr 18 2017, 12:15

y2johnny

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:shit:

http://Www.thefacefittester.co.uk

12 Re: General Election - 8th June. on Tue Apr 18 2017, 13:37

NickFazer

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Andy Walker
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Please can this thread be renamed EURef2 Very Happy

13 Re: General Election - 8th June. on Tue Apr 18 2017, 13:57

xmiles

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Ivan Campo
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NickFazer wrote:Please can this thread be renamed EURef2 Very Happy

:dontgetit:

14 Re: General Election - 8th June. on Tue Apr 18 2017, 14:43

Bread2.0

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Andy Walker
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15 Re: General Election - 8th June. on Tue Apr 18 2017, 14:49

wanderlust

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xmiles wrote:
NickFazer wrote:Please can this thread be renamed EURef2 Very Happy

:dontgetit:
With the decline of UKIP they'll get a larger majority which will reduce the influence of Tory backbenchers who could be obstructive. Some pundits feel that an increased majority - and an electoral mandate for May - will boost Brexit negotiations although the EU have been quick to point out that it won't change their position one iota.
Ultimately it's about political pragmatism as there probably won't be a better time to get a firm grip on power as their popularity will decline when the realities of Brexit start to kick in. As things currently stand, none of the Leave manifesto looks deliverable and the Tory manifesto that got them elected has long since been forgotten so moving the goalposts is probably May's best bet even though it does require another U turn on her behalf. Maybe this is a show of lack of confidence in their own negotiation position or a response to the recent spate of EU and non-EU countries telling May she's in for a rough ride when negotiations eventually begin?

16 Re: General Election - 8th June. on Tue Apr 18 2017, 14:58

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
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Maybe she just wants to guarantee another 5 years in power to make sure the UK becomes great again.

17 Re: General Election - 8th June. on Tue Apr 18 2017, 17:09

wanderlust

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Natasha Whittam wrote:Maybe she just wants to guarantee another 5 years in power to make sure the UK becomes great again.
That should be her election slogan. Make Britain Grate again.
Doing a decent job of that so far.

18 Re: General Election - 8th June. on Tue Apr 18 2017, 17:44

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
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The polls have the Tories at about 44% if an election was today - if they were doing such a crap job why would nearly half the nation be voting for them?

19 Re: General Election - 8th June. on Tue Apr 18 2017, 17:48

Norpig

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Natasha Whittam wrote:The polls have the Tories at about 44% if an election was today - if they were doing such a crap job why would nearly half the nation be voting for them?

Because Labour are in disarray and the Lib Dems have never recovered from their pact with the Devil.

20 Re: General Election - 8th June. on Tue Apr 18 2017, 17:59

Natasha Whittam

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Norpig wrote:Because Labour are in disarray and the Lib Dems have never recovered from their pact with the Devil.

I think it's more likely that people recognise the great job the Tories have done, in extremely difficult conditions.

21 Re: General Election - 8th June. on Tue Apr 18 2017, 18:01

Norpig

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Natasha Whittam wrote:
Norpig wrote:Because Labour are in disarray and the Lib Dems have never recovered from their pact with the Devil.

I think it's more likely that people recognise the great job the Tories have done, in extremely difficult conditions.
 
i refer you back to my original point, i'm sure the people using food banks and the disabled who've had their benefits slashed wouldn't agree.

22 Re: General Election - 8th June. on Tue Apr 18 2017, 18:02

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I can only vote for the Tories. JC would have me out of a job in a heartbeat. The LimpDems don't like the Forces and UKIP are concentrating on Brexit still. PMTM has given me summat to hope for. If she does good then I'm voting for her. My Mum will probably shout at me but that's wimmins for you. 
May in June got to be good.

23 Re: General Election - 8th June. on Tue Apr 18 2017, 18:05

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
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Norpig wrote:i refer you back to my original point, i'm sure the people using food banks and the disabled who've had their benefits slashed wouldn't agree.

I agree, but would it be any different under Labour or the Lib Dems? I suspect under those parties a lot more people would be visiting food banks.

24 Re: General Election - 8th June. on Tue Apr 18 2017, 18:06

wanderlust

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She'll have so much power, Ergodan will be jealous.

We'll have to start calling her Chairman May.

25 Re: General Election - 8th June. on Tue Apr 18 2017, 18:07

Norpig

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i don't think either Labour or Lib Dems would go after the poor and disabled like the Tories have, so yes it would be different

26 Re: General Election - 8th June. on Tue Apr 18 2017, 18:09

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Bollotom2014 wrote:I can only vote for the Tories. JC would have me out of a job in a heartbeat. The LimpDems don't like the Forces and UKIP are concentrating on Brexit still. PMTM has given me summat to hope for. If she does good then I'm voting for her. My Mum will probably shout at me but that's wimmins for you. 
May in June got to be good.

What is it that you are hoping May will deliver? The destruction of the NHS? More tax breaks for the rich? Grammar schools?

27 Re: General Election - 8th June. on Tue Apr 18 2017, 18:14

Bollotom2014

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xmiles wrote:
Bollotom2014 wrote:I can only vote for the Tories. JC would have me out of a job in a heartbeat. The LimpDems don't like the Forces and UKIP are concentrating on Brexit still. PMTM has given me summat to hope for. If she does good then I'm voting for her. My Mum will probably shout at me but that's wimmins for you. 
May in June got to be good.

What is it that you are hoping May will deliver? The destruction of the NHS? More tax breaks for the rich? Grammar schools?

Forgive me for having my own opinion. I doubt destruction of the NHS will happen but keep shouting at the pigeons if that makes you happy.

28 Re: General Election - 8th June. on Tue Apr 18 2017, 18:32

Bread2.0

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Unless I'm being really, really thick (go on, Whittam - Have at it!), given that she needs a 2/3 majority of support in parliament even to get the election ratified, why on earth isn't Jezza simply getting his 3 line whip out and blocking it?

Surely to god he can't think that there are substantial gains to be made in 5 weeks?

It'll be a disaster for Labour and, as Lusty's already said, it'll cement May and the Tories' position and make them even more powerful.

What am I missing?

29 Re: General Election - 8th June. on Tue Apr 18 2017, 18:43

xmiles

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Ivan Campo
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Bollotom2014 wrote:
xmiles wrote:
Bollotom2014 wrote:I can only vote for the Tories. JC would have me out of a job in a heartbeat. The LimpDems don't like the Forces and UKIP are concentrating on Brexit still. PMTM has given me summat to hope for. If she does good then I'm voting for her. My Mum will probably shout at me but that's wimmins for you. 
May in June got to be good.

What is it that you are hoping May will deliver? The destruction of the NHS? More tax breaks for the rich? Grammar schools?

Forgive me for having my own opinion. I doubt destruction of the NHS will happen but keep shouting at the pigeons if that makes you happy.

I'm not objecting to you having an opinion different from mine, I'm just honestly curious to hear what it is you are hoping to see May deliver.

30 Re: General Election - 8th June. on Tue Apr 18 2017, 18:44

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Ivan Campo
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Bread2.0 wrote:Unless I'm being really, really thick (go on, Whittam - Have at it!), given that she needs a 2/3 majority of support in parliament even to get the election ratified, why on earth isn't Jezza simply getting his 3 line whip out and blocking it?

Surely to god he can't think that there are substantial gains to be made in 5 weeks?

It'll be a disaster for Labour and, as Lusty's already said, it'll cement May and the Tories' position and make them even more powerful.

What am I missing?

The fact that Corbyn is an idiot.

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