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:sunglasses: 57.3 % ❤ 1.3 % :thumbsup: 10.8 % 😯 1.3 % :grinning: 21.7 % 🧥 0.6 % 🙏 0.6 % 😟 3.2 % :cry: 1.9 % :shit: 1.3 %
By Arrowhead
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Further evidence overnight of Labour badly losing it's way in Cambridge. To surrender this seat having secured a 12,000+ majority in 2017, and with one of Labour's most pro-European MP's (Daniel Zeichner) already in place, would be quite an achievement.

By youngian
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Newnham is LD territory so Labour didn’t expect to win but from what canvassers told me of reactions on the doorstep they will be happy it’s as high as 18%.

Even worse this was the Worcester in GE2017

Conservative 24,713 48.1%
Labour 22,223 43.2%
Liberal Democrat 1,757 3.4%

And last night.
By Arrowhead
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I'd spotted the Worcester result but, seeing as Labour had previously only been at 14% I assumed Claines wasn't an especially favourable area in the first place.

I know it won't happen, but if Daniel Zeichner were in a mischievous mood he could stand down as an MP and force the mother of all by-elections on the Labour leadership. I seem to recall he was one of those unceremoniously booted from the shadow cabinet for having the temerity to express support for a softer Brexit which included continued membership of the SM and CU.
By Tubby Isaacs
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Couple of cultists think this is a cunning plan to dodge bad faith questions on anti-Semitism. More likely it was a cunning plan to avoid being asked what Labour's Brexit policy was again.

This is like in 2011-2 when the Coalition didn't want to answer any questions about the slowdown and stuck up (then) backbencher Michael Fallon. Except Labour are in opposition and looking what should be a gift horse in the mouth.

Wes Streeting off his own bat did the Fallon job.
By Tubby Isaacs
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Yeah, I suppose they didn't want another Long-Bailey "Let Boris of the hook".

Peter Dowd is number 2 to McDonnell in the Shadow Treasury. Couldn't they stick him up? Had the same brief for 2.5 years. I feel I ought to know him better than I do. Is he absolutely hopeless or something?
By Tubby Isaacs
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Long game genius, or something.

Labour will get some of those back off the Lib Dems/ Greens. But Johnson will get a few of those Brexit Party voters back in a "people v EU elites" election. And he won't be frozen in the headlines like May or tied down by Big Phil's spreadsheet. People want more cops and nurses? Johnson'll promise them.
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