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    The British Parliamentary election of June 8. Will she stay or go?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk

    Referendum on Brexit, it looks like.

    Tories should keep the majority. Scotland will vote for SNP. Labour will be on the Speaker's left again

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    This may strengthen May, but when the SNP wins like every vote for parliament in Scotland another independence referendum happens that much quicker. maybe she feels that's inevitable, but she's about to become a stronger leader in a smaller country. Really, what reason is there for the Scots to stay at this point?
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    I don't think it will strengthen her at all. I think it was a riverboat gamble she had to make.
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    Why would you want to lead a country where the future is this:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...racism-oxford/

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Why would you want to lead a country where the future is this:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...racism-oxford/
    Looking at the other stories on that site I'm going to go out on a limb and say that is either wildly out of context or just flat out made up.
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    Re: The British Parliamentary election of June 8. Will she stay or go?

    So, in local elections in the UK (not honestly sure what it is, like state elections here?), UKIP got destroyed and lost almost every seat they had, apparently

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...-a7718826.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by bronconick View Post
    So, in local elections in the UK (not honestly sure what it is, like state elections here?), UKIP got destroyed and lost almost every seat they had, apparently

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...-a7718826.html
    Whoa. That was not expected; Labour was supposed to be the big loser.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Whoa. That was not expected; Labour was supposed to be the big loser.
    Oh, Labour got pummeled too
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    Isn't Jeremy Corbyn basically the UK's version of Bernie Sanders? Will be interesting to see if that form of progressivism does well in the UK which seems to be a bit more socially liberal than the US (national health care for example).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover View Post
    Isn't Jeremy Corbyn basically the UK's version of Bernie Sanders? Will be interesting to see if that form of progressivism does well in the UK which seems to be a bit more socially liberal than the US (national health care for example).
    Corbyn is more like the UK's equivalent of Dennis Kucinich, without, you know...

    Labour under Corbyn probably has its heart in the right place but is underwhelming. They need a modern this guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Corbyn is more like the UK's equivalent of Dennis Kucinich, without, you know...

    Labour under Corbyn probably has its heart in the right place but is underwhelming. They need a modern this guy.
    He was Liberal. Who along with this guy formed the modern welfare state.

    NB: He has been my political idol since 2nd grade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    He was Liberal. Who along with this guy formed the modern welfare state.

    NB: He has been my political idol since 2nd grade.
    Really? What happened to you?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Really? What happened to you?!
    Yep. Not DLG, who on this date in 1940, sealed the fate of Dear Neville, but WSC.

    He was the last imperialist PM of the UK. And who's motto translated as "Faithful but Unfortunate"

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    "When the Order of the British Empire was founded by George V in 1917, Lloyd George is said to have asked Gregory what he could ask for an OBE, Gregory's reply was "about £100 a time".

    Between 1917 and 1922 when Lloyd George resigned, 25,000 people had received the OBE. A nice little earner. Lloyd George is estimated to have amassed in his private bank account over £1.5 million pounds from the sales of honours. (Value £150 million plus today)."

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Yep. Not DLG, who on this date in 1940, sealed the fate of Dear Neville, but WSC.
    Ah, that makes sense. Churchill is the sort of political leader who would catch the imagination of a second grader.

    Are you a big fan of Henry V and TR too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Ah, that makes sense. Churchill is the sort of political leader who would catch the imagination of a second grader.

    Are you a big fan of Henry V and TR too?
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    Oh, and for you history buffs, here is the Parliament debate of May 8, 1940 that forced the change in government to Mr. Churchill as PM.

    http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/c...uct-of-the-war
    Chamberlain puts his foot in his mouth at 4:53.
    Lloyd George delivers a rapier thrust at a bit before 6:10 But read the whole thing starting at 5:37.
    Churchill delivers his defense of the government's actions at 10:11 pm.

    In one of those historical coincidences, 5 years later the European War ended.
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    Looks like a standard leftist platform to me. Lets see how it plays out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover View Post
    Looks like a standard leftist platform to me. Lets see how it plays out.
    IINM everybody is predicting May will still have a plurality. The question is how big (twss).
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    Latest poll has May up by merely one point over Labour.
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