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UK General Election
« on: April 18, 2017, 11:54:03 AM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39629603

I didn't see that one coming. It seems Mrs May has called for it now, despite saying there would not be one before we leave the EU, in order to stop so many challenges in Westminster. I'm not sure it will do our economy any favours at this point, because surely more uncertainty won't help, but hopefully I'm wrong.

What do you think?

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Re: UK General Election
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2017, 12:24:04 PM »
Good on her. It will give her her own mandate and hopefully shut up the moaning ninnies.
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Re: UK General Election
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2017, 12:54:22 PM »
I reckon you've pretty much nailed it, there's a lot of bad press/ lack of good press about Labour at the moment, UKIP seems to be trying its best to flush itself down the pan and the nationalists who want out of the EU at any cost, or have vested interests in deregulation of banking, trade, or privatising the NHS, or social services are all rallying around May, like she's the reincarnation of Thatcher (as if that was ever a good thing), she also gets to hold Trump's hand more (as if that was ever a good thing too).


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Re: UK General Election
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2017, 12:58:04 PM »
*Originally Posted by grumps [+]
Good on her. It will give her her own mandate and hopefully shut up the moaning ninnies.

"moaning ninnies", you've not been paying attention this past year have you  :008:


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Re: UK General Election
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2017, 01:16:47 PM »
I just hope it knocks some sense into people who are clamouring for Brexit at any cost. If we can't negotiate a good deal then have a re-think.
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Re: UK General Election
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2017, 03:04:22 PM »
Question from an uneducated foreigner: what if this election is won by an anti-Brexit party? Could it try to cancel the slamming door procedure?

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Re: UK General Election
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2017, 03:14:43 PM »
*Originally Posted by NiK [+]
Question from an uneducated foreigner: what if this election is won by an anti-Brexit party? Could it try to cancel the slamming door procedure?

No-one really knows, there was a discussion recently about can we cancel Article 50, the answer is there is nothing in the legislation to say if you can or can't.

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Re: UK General Election
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2017, 04:13:50 PM »
*Originally Posted by NiK [+]
Question from an uneducated foreigner: what if this election is won by an anti-Brexit party? Could it try to cancel the slamming door procedure?

I hope not
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Re: UK General Election
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2017, 04:53:55 PM »
*Originally Posted by grumps [+]
Good on her. It will give her her own mandate and hopefully shut up the moaning ninnies.
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Re: UK General Election
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2017, 04:59:24 PM »
*Originally Posted by grumps [+]
Good on her. It will give her her own mandate and hopefully shut up the moaning ninnies.

Which moaning ninnies? I've honestly not heard much public outcry that she doesn't have a mandate to be Prime Minister, neither from those who'd rather leave nor those who'd rather remain. Is it politicians who are the ninnies in this case?

Those who voted to remain would most likely still like to remain, of course, and vice-versa, but I don't see that the PM being leader of her party during an election will change anybody's mind about whether they'd like to leave the EU or not, and as I said I haven't heard many people commenting on her lack of mandate.

 


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