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Postby Tim Drayton » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:39 pm

Interesting. Labour are ahead among the under-40s:

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/labour-easily ... 21940.html
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Re: what a u turn

Postby Robin Hood » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:11 pm

Tim Drayton wrote:Interesting. Labour are ahead among the under-40s:

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/labour-easily ... 21940.html


Looks like the young educated and the Millenial's will win the day then ...... if they get up out of bed to vote on the big day? :roll: :lol:
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Re: what a u turn

Postby Tim Drayton » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:18 pm

Robin Hood wrote:
Tim Drayton wrote:Interesting. Labour are ahead among the under-40s:

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/labour-easily ... 21940.html


Looks like the young educated and the Millenial's will win the day then ...... if they get up out of bed to vote on the big day? :roll: :lol:


Precisely. Now if they had done that in the June referendum - and I have heard anecdotal reports of loads of young people coming out of pubs to vote in the final minutes, joining a queue of young people waiting to vote and then finding that the polling station had closed before they had a chance to vote - we wouldn't be in this mess now.
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Re: what a u turn

Postby Robin Hood » Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:14 pm

Not a good idea to threaten another government ..... particularly one that could, in response to a first strike, wipe the UK and 70+m people off the face of the earth in seconds.

Let's hope the millenials do get up in time .... this time? :roll: So, I would go for Corbyns line ..... try getting on with your neighbour rather than a show of arrogant bravado to impress your foreign friends! Makes good sense to me. :wink:

Russian Outrage? Where Else Would Britain's Trident Nukes Be Fired

Commenting on the recent threat made by British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon that his Prime Minister Theresa May is ready to use nuclear weapons in a first strike attack in "the most extreme circumstances," Sputnik international affairs contributor Alexander Khrolenko looked at who the most likely targets of this warning are.

On Monday, British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon confirmed that his Prime Minister Theresa May "is prepared to launch Trident in the most extreme circumstances", as a first strike attack, even if Britain itself was not under nuclear attack.


...................... we should feel pity for the Brits and the residents of continental Europe as Vershbow and Rose are "hunting them into a costly anxiety" over a non-existent "Russian threat".

"If we leave behind all the illusions, it is only the well-being of British taxpayers which is being endangered by the UK's nuclear warning," he states.


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Re: what a u turn

Postby Robin Hood » Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:24 pm

TD:
Look at what the sudden Corbyn convert (whose conversion comes at the same time as Putin has decided to shift support to Corbyn) ...... I assume that remark is aimed at me?


No sudden convert .... I could have written Corbyns economic section regarding 'QE for the People', for him.

Read and learn ......... Thread: General - “One for Robin Hood – Positive Money” – !st Page – Fri Jun 03 2016 @ 5:51 ..... I explained how it worked to Paphitis but I suspect like it would with you, it went right over his head! I was years ahead of Corbyn on this one. :roll:
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Re: what a u turn

Postby Tim Drayton » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:10 am

I see that Boris Johnson, writing in Rupert Murdoch's flagship daily, has described Jeremy Corbyn as being a "mutton-headed, old mugwump". Translation please.
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Re: what a u turn

Postby Tim Drayton » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:35 am

Theresa May to ‘send Boris Johnson on foreign trips,’ keeping him away from election campaign
https://www.rt.com/uk/386176-boris-john ... -election/

If his above effort in Murdoch's comic is anything to go by, no wonder.

Some detail from the article:

Another source said some of Vote Leave’s pledges made Johnson a liability at a time when May was trying to reassure Remain voters.

“What are we going to put on the side of his bus?” the insider asked, in reference to the slogan saying £350 million (US$449 million) a week saved in EU payments would be spent on the National Health Service (NHS) – a figure that turned out to be baseless.


Pardon me - does this mean that the 'campaign promises' made by the leave side in the referendum have turned out to be a pack of lies and their promoters are now eating humble pie?
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Re: what a u turn

Postby Londonrake » Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:14 pm

Tim Drayton wrote:Interesting. Labour are ahead among the under-40s:


It's a fundamental axiom of life. Silly young people have a tendency to become wiser with age. If you look at the latest Yougov figures that's exactly what they reflect.

They also show that Corbyn has hit a new low with a favourability figure of -42. Only very narrowly beaten by Paul Nuttall.

Figures for the parties are equally sobering. I could post them but you can only inflict so much .........................

Yes, Corbyn does quite well with the younger groups, 19-24 year olds in particular. Should they ever accidentally find themselves in a polling booth he might just be the UK's next PM.

Meanwhile, the people who really have a nose for this sort of thing are giving:

Conservative - 1/16
Labour - 8/1
Lib Dems - 28/1
Ukip - 100/1
Greens - 500/1
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Re: what a u turn

Postby Tim Drayton » Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:16 pm

Yes, whatever Rupert Murdoch decrees will happen. Agreed.
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Re: what a u turn

Postby Londonrake » Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:24 pm

Tim Drayton wrote:Yes, whatever Rupert Murdoch decrees will happen. Agreed.


Whilst, on my part, not underestimating such things - you do seem to be exceedingly obsessive about Mr Murdoch.

Whilst you happily trumpet the "good news" from Yougov the bad is of course all down to Rupe. Now, where have I seen that particular double think in action before? Image
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