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By youngian
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Tubby Isaacs wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:10 pm
Seems like that Green rump are a real thing now. Ex-Corbynites? Would they follow through in an election?
Dustbin vote that UKIP inherited from the LDs. Could do quite well with pavement politics in run down areas.
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By youngian
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He’s going to have to do a lot of this next year as Brexit unfolds. He can’t be accused of being a Remoaner fighting yesterday’s battle, so its sit back and let the Tories own their shit show before making a move. Keir’s already done that with Corbyn’s leadership.
 
By youngian
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Sir Keir Starmer has pulled ahead of Boris Johnson on the question of who would make the best prime minister.

A YouGov poll for The Times suggests that 34 per cent of people believe that the Labour leader would do a better job, with 32 per cent preferring Mr Johnson. Last week the prime minister was narrowly ahead on 33 to 31.

It is the first time a Labour leader has been preferred as a potential prime minister to the Conservative incumbent since after the 2017 snap election.

A single YouGov poll in June that year put Jeremy Corbyn ahead of Theresa May but he failed to consolidate his fleeting lead. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/star ... -f8m3zz3k8

What goes on in 32 percent of voters’ heads I don’t know but its still a very poor approval rating for a leader in a national crisis.
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By davidjay
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Andy McDandy wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:07 am
"He's a laugh, I'm not personally hard up or suffering, nobody in my immediate circle of friends is either".
I did read something yesterday that gave me a bit of hope. Sunbathing in the garden in August, getting paid 80% of your wages for doing nothing, and you'll think the government are doing well. Sitting in the house four months later with a redundancy notice in one hand and the kids' Christmas list in the other might start you thinking.
 
By crabcakes_windermere
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As far as I can tell from his twitter feed, Starmer has been going full out meeting small businesses and touring the north and elsewhere of late. Interesting the person says FOM causes problems - it doesn't in the sense I suspect he means ("people coming over here, taking our jobs" etc), but it's just been made out it does by those who wanted Brexit along with a load of other lies.

Corbyn was also a London-centric MP, but his problem was he idolised a certain type of working class northerner who probably doesn't exist now (if they ever did), and who probably wouldn't appreciate being told what they do or don't want by a career politician anyway.
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By Andy McDandy
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I remember seeing a Dominic Sandbrook documentary in which he said that Arthur Scargill's great mistake was thinking that miners wanted a revolution, when in fact most of them just wanted the money to enjoy that good life everyone else was tasting.
 
By Malcolm Armsteen
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Andy McDandy wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:54 pm
I remember seeing a Dominic Sandbrook documentary in which he said that Arthur Scargill's great mistake was thinking that miners wanted a revolution, when in fact most of them just wanted the money to enjoy that good life everyone else was tasting.
A common feature of the extreme left, and one of the faultlines between them and 'centrists' who know this very well.
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