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Tue Dec 10, 2019, 07:49 AM

U.K. election: Polls put Boris Johnson on track for a pro-Brexit victory

Source: Axios

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson appears to be steaming toward the parliamentary majority he desperately desires to pass his Brexit deal and end the gridlock in Westminster.

Why it matters: Thursday’s vote is the culmination of three years of intense efforts to deliver Brexit, and to block it. The rocky road Johnson has plodded along since replacing Theresa May in July would become much smoother with a resounding electoral mandate.

Driving the news: This has been a brutal campaign fought by two leaders who are disliked and distrusted by broad swaths of the public.

Johnson has been accused of repeatedly misleading voters, while opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has been charged with allowing anti-Semitism to fester within his Labour Party.

Opponents of Brexit now believe the only thing that can stop a Johnson majority is tactical voting, with voters selecting Labour or the fiercely anti-Brexit Liberal Democrats depending on which party is more likely to defeat the local Conservative candidate.

Read more: https://www.axios.com/uk-election-polls-boris-johnson-brexit-win-2ee91754-f531-40fe-8dba-d8f49cbf3279.html



Labour was never going to win the Election with Cornyn at the helm.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 08:22 AM

1. England deserves whats coming to them with Brexit

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 08:56 AM

3. Why?

I kind of look at England’s situation like ours with Trump.

Both nations got played by Russia.

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Response to Dan (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 09:29 AM

5. completely agree. just like here, they have shit gibbon russian assets in charge. nt

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 10:34 AM

7. They're diving head-first into a pile of economic shit.

Wait until it all hits the fan. Brits will wonder what hit them. The Scots will push for independence again, Ulster will go bonkers with their trade barriers with the Republic, trade barriers with the EU will cost them more. The UK is voluntarily creating massive problems for themselves. They've a gun to their heads and are eager to pull the trigger. By this time next year, the entire "Brexit" experiment will be in free fall. No one will like it. Businesses will be fleeing the UK. It's already begun. But by golly, we must have Brexit, come hell or high water. London is giving stupidity a good name.

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 05:51 PM

15. What we're experiencing in the US pales in comparison to what the U.K. will

be like post-Brexit.

The free movement of goods and people will no longer be a benefit of citizenship. What a shame to lose all of the benefits that being part of the EU provided.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 08:55 AM

2. Shit. EOM.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 09:00 AM

4. The UK has its racists and anti-immigrants just as we do.

They’re willing to sell their country to fascists just so they can refuse entrance to minorities and especially Muslims—just like Trump supporters. The idea that their tiny country will have the same clout as being in the EU to establish favorable trade deals is just laughable. The UK doesn’t import a lot of soybeans, but they’ll have to get used to buying more because Trump will force them to buy the US soybean crops that used to go to China. And they can kiss their National Health system goodbye when it is sold to predatory US companies.

I have to wonder, as I do with Trump supporters, how all this hatred will end.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 11:01 AM

9. It won't end well,

at least for most citizens. This cancer has already established a significant foothold in this country and continues to metastasize. Sorry, but I'd prepare for the worst (the Orange Anus being reelected and control of all branches of government). The Rule of Law is on life support and we're in extreme peril.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 09:32 AM

6. putin has his roots in EVERY country.

We need root remover to destroy this bullshit! The world is changing daily because of evil putin!

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 12:11 PM

10. The international white, Christian (except for doing what Jesus said), authoritarian patriarchy

(I mean, they'll humor honorary nonwhites as long as they're authoritarian, misogynist, homophobic, anti-immigrant, racist assholes.)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 10:58 AM

8. Well, the Scots will now leave, Northern Ireland will tell them to go fuck themselves

because of the border issues, and then the health care system will be put up for sale to try and save the country from bankruptcy, and turn it into a shit system just like the US, and Airbus, Nissan and other firms are gone, and the Russians are and tried to assassinate expats living in the country, what did Boris have to say about that....................................................

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 12:13 PM

11. I'd say "unbelievable," but that has been drained of all meaning.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 12:52 PM

12. I plan on visiting the U.K. again in May 2020

I’m beginning to wonder if there will be a U.K. left to visit...

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 01:58 PM

13. I hope so, since my son is attending university there!

If the pound tanks, your trip may be cheaper? Any longer term effects should take a while.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 05:47 PM

14. Still could be close - YouGov's MRP model, reckoned the best at applying results to constituencies

puts the Tories at 339 seats - with a 95% confidence range of 311 to 367. With Sinn Fein not taking their seats, 322 is probably needed for a majority.

https://yougov.co.uk/uk-general-election-2019/

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 08:42 PM

16. So How Many Defeats is the Labour Party Going to Let Jeremy Corborn Insure

its like running Adlai Stevenson, McGovern and Dukakis over and over again

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