Bollocks to Brexit

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Re: Bollocks to Brexit

Post by JohnToo » 2 months ago

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A Lib Dem MEP decides to mock a constituent on Twitter:



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They really are a party of dicks...
I'm not sure that "we should remain in the EU because that way we can contribute troops to the EU Army" is necessarily going to be a massive vote-winner. For either side.
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Re: Bollocks to Brexit

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No but, rather than leave the notion of The EU Army out there like the shark in Jaws, it might help if more people had a better understanding of it.
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LowlifeDes wrote:
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No but, rather than leave the notion of The EU Army out there like the shark in Jaws, it might help if more people had a better understanding of it.
Precisely.

Mocking would be something like "Leavers really are dicks if the numpties don't understand that there isn't an EU army @joswinson."

I think anyone who isn't a paidup member of the "Libdems are Losers" club will view it as a perfectly reasonable, mildly irritated commentary on the sort of shit our elected representatives are being subjected to hourly. Even the very obscure ones.
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Re: Bollocks to Brexit

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Precisely.

Mocking would be something like "Leavers really are dicks if the numpties don't understand that there isn't an EU army @joswinson."

I think anyone who isn't a paidup member of the "Libdems are Losers" club will view it as a perfectly reasonable, mildly irritated commentary on the sort of shit our elected representatives are being subjected to hourly. Even the very obscure ones.
And as he's a Lib Dem, if his constituents don't like his opinion, he will have others.
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And as he's an MEP, if his constituents don't like his (stable) opinions, they have others.
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Re: Bollocks to Brexit

Post by ransos » 2 months ago

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And as he's an MEP, if his constituents don't like his (stable) opinions, they have others.
Who, hopefully, are less likely to seek political capital from mocking their constituents.
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Post by Mister Paul » 2 months ago

So, what impact does the date have on the student vote?
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So, what impact does the date have on the student vote?
Most break up on or around the first week of December. So students will be home.

The key is to get them to register at home as well as university (which they're allowed to do).
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Most break up on or around the first week of December. So students will be home.

The key is to get them to register at home as well as university (which they're allowed to do).
But if we assume that the student vote is predominantly anti-Brexit (although I don't think we can assume it is so pro-Corbyn as a few years ago), the debate then becomes about whether that anti-Brexit vote is best concentrated in a fewer number of seats with Universities or diffused across all their parents' constituencies.

Presumably, in principle, they can apply for postal votes in their university constituencies?
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But if we assume that the student vote is predominantly anti-Brexit (although I don't think we can assume it is so pro-Corbyn as a few years ago), the debate then becomes about whether that anti-Brexit vote is best concentrated in a fewer number of seats with Universities or diffused across all their parents' constituencies.

Presumably, in principle, they can apply for postal votes in their university constituencies?
Yep.
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Then let's get the word out...
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Then let's get the word out...
OK but I am not sure that it will work
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Post by Greg » 2 months ago

Its not populated so a place holder for tactical voting...

https://getvoting.org/
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Post by Regulator » 2 months ago

Oh dear, how sad... what a devastating blow to British politics and the public discourse around Brexit and the EU.

Richard Braine quits as UKIP leader after less than three months


Sarcastic? Moi?!?
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Re: Bollocks to Brexit

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Oh dear, how sad... what a devastating blow to British politics and the public discourse around Brexit and the EU.

Richard Braine quits as UKIP leader after less than three months


Sarcastic? Moi?!?
Oh good. Can they get that Eddie Hitler chap back again?
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