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:sunglasses: 66.7 % :grinning: 33.3 %
By Boiler
The Weeping Angel wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:17 pm
What did the electorate get wrong in 1974?
As far as a Tory's concerned, they voted Labour.


It could be argued that in turn, it opened the gate to the barbarians, viz. the grocer's daughter and her band of monetarists.
By Andy McDandy
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Samanfur wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:54 pm
Various local news reports last December had jobless voters living in bedsits describing Johnson as either someone who was going to magically sort everything out just because, or who voted for him because he came across as someone it'd be fun to go for a pint with.
See also: Russian peasants and the "little father" image of the Tsar.
By The Weeping Angel
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When I read this I was reminded of this quote from an episode of Only Fools and Horses..
You want to be a bit more careful about your health, son you've done so much boot licking you could go down with cherry blossom poisoning. ... rs-failed/
By securing the Withdrawal Agreement, and now a Brexit trade deal, Johnson has delivered what so many of his critics said could not be delivered. And along the way he has challenged our understanding of him as a leader and politician. While many said that he would prefer a no-deal over the withdrawal agreement, he went for the latter; while many said that he would prefer a no-deal over a trade deal, he went for the latter; and while much of our increasingly shrill media and Twitterati has presented him as an ideological zealot, comparable to the likes of Donald Trump, he has once again shown himself to be what many people on these islands consider themselves to be — a pragmatist.

One of the reasons why Johnson has retained much of his support over the past year is that he ended up leading a reassertion of popular sovereignty over parliamentary sovereignty. Brexit was always destined to lead our country into a constitutional crisis because it was the first occasion in living memory when a majority of people outside of parliament asked for something that a majority of people inside parliament did not want to give: a new settlement, a radical and real rupture from the status-quo that had emerged during the preceding half-century. When parliament refused, the pendulum swung back to the people and at the general election of 2019, they ensured that their request for change was respected and delivered. Johnson and his premiership became their vehicle — and they gave that vehicle the largest majority for any Conservative since Margaret Thatcher’s final majority in 1987. Indeed, it is no coincidence that Thatcher and Johnson have held the largest Conservative majorities of the modern era; both have displayed an instinctive ability to tap into deeper currents that were both overlooked and underestimated by the London-centric commentariat.
By Tubby Isaacs
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Are we going to get an analysis of the deal at any point from Goodwin?

Too early for us to understand it properly, but as Tom Kibasi says, it looks rather like he's inserted barriers into services (where we have a big surplus) and kept them out of goods (where we have a big deficit). That looks like it's going to be levelling down rather than up.
By Cyclist
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He's obviously got too much time on his hands if he's trawling foreign newspapers which just a thin shade shy of 100% of the UK population will never see, to try and whip up outrage about an item which is published as one person's opinion.

Worradick :roll:
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