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TOPIC: Peterborough Election
#190039
Barney

Peterborough Election 3 Weeks ago  
On Thursday, voters will elect an MP to replace the Labour lady who was dismissed.

She won the seat in 2017, when virtually all the votes were shared equally by Labour and the Tories.

This time, the Brexit Party candidate is firm favourite - with Ladbrokes quoting 1/6. Labour 4/1: Tories 33/1.

It'll be interesting to see how the BP's positive poll showings transfer into votes.


 
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#190050
Silent Minority

Re:Peterborough Election 3 Weeks ago  
By elections are never easy to call,and while they can give momentum they rarely translate into anything long term.

My contacts in Tory HQ will be happy if they come a respectable third...Corbyn has halved his party support recently...the area is a hub for low wages and high immigration...

Corbyn with his great political skills has decided to push his parties tough credentials on crime....
 
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#190119
Barney

Re:Peterborough Election 2 Weeks, 6 Days ago  
The word on the street is that it's close!

Farage's newest party (Conservatives, UKIP; previously) must win - to achieve even credibility.

Only in existence for a few weeks, it has no manifesto or policies. Reluctant too, to name serious funders.

Will Nigel embarrass himself again by going for his 6th Westminster election loss?
 
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#190134
Barney

Re:Peterborough Election 2 Weeks, 5 Days ago  
If the Peterborough result was repeated in a General Election, Jeremy Corbyn would be Prime Minister.

For several weeks now, the Tories will be at each other's throats - fighting a leadership battle.

The number of candidates reflects their disarray, and inability to support a capable and obvious contender.

Because there isn't one.


And the 25% downturn in votes last night clearly evidences what the man on the street thinks of them.


 
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#190135
Re:Peterborough Election 2 Weeks, 5 Days ago  
And I think an uncontrolled Corbyn as PM could be a mistake (as Cameron was) whereas a controlled Cameron (in Coalition) was fine (there would have been no Brexit referendum) - likewise a controlled Corbyn could be fine too (" sorry, Lefties, my partners the LibDems won't let me push that through").
 
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#190138
Barney

Re:Peterborough Election 2 Weeks, 5 Days ago  
Just three of Corbyn's stated policies, which many would disagree with:-


- free higher education

- a united Ireland

- renationisation of railways, and utility companies


The funding alone of these would be enormous


 
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#190154
robbiex

Re:Peterborough Election 2 Weeks, 5 Days ago  
Barney wrote:
Just three of Corbyn's stated policies, which many would disagree with:-


- free higher education

- a united Ireland

- renationisation of railways, and utility companies


The funding alone of these would be enormous




re-nationalisation of the railways would be a good idea, if it was run properly. Most european railways are nationalised and they are a lot better than the uk railways. However staying in the european union after a second referendum would make it virtually impossible to nationalise the railways, as the European Union requires that a tender is put out for every railway franchise.
 
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#190155
hedda

Re:Peterborough Election 2 Weeks, 5 Days ago  
Corbyn as PM..I'll believe it when I see it. The forces lined up against him are vicious and powerful. All the false claims..antisemitism, spy etc etc..relentlessly dripped out day by day.

His polices are hardly extreme- they are policies that worked for decades under Labour and Conservative governments until the disasters of Thatcherism / Reaganism enthusiastically endorsed and put on steroids by Tony Blair & Bill Clinton.

There would be enough tax revenue to fund all the projects Corbyn and Labour (these are polices Labour members vote on- they aren't Corbyn's to proclaim)if the hugely unfair tax rorting engaged in by some of Britain's biggest corporations was cracked down on.

How can you have newspapers wielding such disproportionate power when the handful of owners are foreigners and tax avoiders?

JK's beloved Rupert Murdoch for instance: his News Corp entities pay zilch tax in the UK and Australia yet reap in $Billions and multi-millions in profits, all (falsely) HQed in Delaware where laws prevent any inspection of the books.

Just read this for example: the biggest tax shirkers in Australia..
the UK is probably 10 times worse- the USA 100 times.

Top 40 Tax Dodgers Revenue and tax paid

1. GLENCORE INVESTMENT PTY LIMITED $27B,929,635,183 : 0
2. EXXONMOBIL AUSTRALIA PTY LTD $24B,810,160,190 : 0
3. ENERGY AUSTRALIA HOLDINGS LIMITED $23B,901,332,940 : 0
4. MITSUBISHI DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD $14B,169,387,361 : 0
5. VIRGIN AUSTRALIA HOLDINGS LIMITED $13B,318,353,000 : 0
6. VODAFONE HUTCHISON AUSTRALIA PTY LTD $11B,831,941,032 : 0

www.michaelwest.com.au/tax-dodgers/
 
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#190156
Barney

Re:Peterborough Election 2 Weeks, 5 Days ago  
robbiex wrote:
Barney wrote:
Just three of Corbyn's stated policies, which many would disagree with:-


- free higher education

- a united Ireland

- renationisation of railways, and utility companies


The funding alone of these would be enormous




re-nationalisation of the railways would be a good idea, if it was run properly. Most european railways are nationalised and they are a lot better than the uk railways. However staying in the european union after a second referendum would make it virtually impossible to nationalise the railways, as the European Union requires that a tender is put out for every railway franchise.



A United Ireland would be advantageous for us - in that the €1 billion monthly prop-up payment to Northern Ireland (by the UK Exchequer) would disappear.

However, the Republic of Ireland simply couldn't afford to take on NI - as it is still recovering from the Celtic Tiger debacle; when it went virtually bankrupt and had to be rescued.

RoI has a National Debt of €200+ billion, on which it's paying interest - and because the majority of its exports come to the UK - it will be seriously affected by Brexit.


 
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#190181
Re:Peterborough Election 2 Weeks, 4 Days ago  
Barney wrote:
Just three of Corbyn's stated policies, which many would disagree with:-


- free higher education

- a united Ireland

- renationisation of railways, and utility companies


The funding alone of these would be enormous




As the much missed ITK would say... He can promise what he likes, because he will never be elected.


Will he ?
 
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