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by JohnToo
9 hours ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 138
Views: 3251

Re: UK politics

ransos wrote:
10 hours ago
Yeah, but you said it nicer.
Yeah, that's cos I is retired and have all the time in the world to refine my already verbose prose style, whereas you are a working man :)
by JohnToo
10 hours ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 138
Views: 3251

Re: UK politics

I also think that much of the analysis erroneously assumes that the public perception of a politician is fixed. That overlooks how Corbyn's brand of straightforward speaking, manifestly having principles and sticking to them, and not being a Westminster greasy pole climber, were perceived as an asse...
by JohnToo
10 hours ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 138
Views: 3251

Re: UK politics

Follow the link in the article. That particular claim derives from an opinion poll in which a very specific question was asked. There is only one man to blame for the widespread contempt in which Corbyn is held. His name is Jeremy Corbyn. May I very respectfully suggest that any analysis of the sit...
by JohnToo
16 hours ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 138
Views: 3251

Re: UK politics

Iris wrote:
19 hours ago
Everyone does that on holiday, don't they?

There's somewhere in Orkney we have our eyes on. And getting a toe hold in Wales wasn't entirely without geopolitical forethought.
Blimey. How many properties are you envisaging ending up owning?
by JohnToo
16 hours ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 138
Views: 3251

Re: UK politics

Jonathan Freedland is really good when he's angry. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/dec/13/corbynism-labour-left-party He puts the very prevalent view from the last few days, that the election was there for Labour's taking, and any half-decent opposition would have walked it, and the ...
by JohnToo
1 day ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 138
Views: 3251

Re: UK politics

Jess Phillips to be the next Labour Prime Minister. It might be in 10 years time, but fingers crossed. But it's worse than that, isn't it. Before the next election, Johnson will have implemented the boundary changes, which creates a twenty-? seat disadvantage to Labour, and introduced compulsory vo...
by JohnToo
1 day ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 138
Views: 3251

Re: UK politics

Congratulations TRR on helping retain Gower. I feel we have to celebrate whatever we can find. Personally, my tactical vote helped the LibDems get closer than, I think, ever before in our constituency, but not, of course, close enough. My wife and I are looking at estate agents websites' for Edinbur...
by JohnToo
2 days ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 138
Views: 3251

Re: UK politics

I see that particular teller quite often - he walks past our house to get his daily newspapers. At some point I will probably invite him for a cup of coffee, though actually articulating the word "sorry" may be a step too far :)
by JohnToo
2 days ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 138
Views: 3251

Re: UK politics

Done.

I vented some of my feelings by walking up to the tellers and saying to the Lib Dem loud enough to be heard by all of them that I had voted tactically for his candidate and felt sick as a result. Petty, moi?
by JohnToo
2 days ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 138
Views: 3251

Re: UK politics

I asked the Lib Dem candidate last week. He said he was up for an alliance but that there wasn't an appetite from head office. He was talking about doing things properly next time and getting the public to pick an opposition candidate from the three of them. One of the reasons I find Swinson odious...
by JohnToo
2 days ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 138
Views: 3251

Re: UK politics

As long as it's not one of those seats where Lib Dems are misrepresenting who is the best-placed candidate to beat the Tory, then you've not much to lose by voting LD if there is a chance to boot a Tory out. I'd consider doing the same if I still lived in Surrey Heath. Labour were actually second t...
by JohnToo
3 days ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 138
Views: 3251

Re: UK politics

All three of those sites say any tactical voting in our constituency should be for LibDem, which is pretty obvious. But they are also all predicting that even with tactical voting, the conservatives would get in. We are usually considered a safe seat. If there was even an outside chance of local fac...
by JohnToo
3 days ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 138
Views: 3251

Re: UK politics

So I have a dilemma: should I vote tactically for Lib Dem or not? My constituency is usually regarded as safe Tory and I've never felt any problem at voting Labour. I strongly suspect that the same applies this time, that the odious Tory will get back in comfortably, and I should vote Labour once ag...
by JohnToo
3 days ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: This made me laugh.....
Replies: 194
Views: 13709

Re: This made me laugh.....

I wrote and posted ten of those cards yesterday. But I don't think one of them was to you...
by JohnToo
5 days ago
Forum: General
Topic: UK politics
Replies: 138
Views: 3251

Re: UK politics

Our neighbours put up a Conservative placard in their front garden. We discussed quite seriously what to do. Put up our own Labour (me on principle) and LibDem (my wife tactically voting) placards next to it? Remove it in the dead of night? Deface it ("Paul Beresford, working for everyone in Mole Va...