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quetzalcoatl
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wild haggis - excellent.

I was going to say, let us wait until the last king is strangled by the entrails of the last priest, and then I thought, oops, this is the wrong forum for that. It's only a metaphor.

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Mark Wuntoo
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Originally posted by Boogie:
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Originally posted by Mark Wuntoo:
I'm sticking with my OP prediction.

Your prediction was 'very quickly' after the Queen's speech.

What does that mean?

One month, two, six?

Two months at the most. I think (hope, please) that she will get her Queen's Speech through and then say (privately) 'job done, I can go now'. To leave someone else to clear up all the mess of NI and Brexit.
I was wrong. [Mad] [Mad]

She's still there, doing her own thing for her own people, mucking up the rest of the country, wandering aimlessly through the brexit. That's when she's visible, which isn't all that often it seems to me.
And the media still doing its anti-Corbyn stuff.

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Martin60
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What a surprise!

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As another female prime minister once said, "there is no alternative". Recent polling suggests that any other Tory leader would be (even) less popular with the electorate.

As long as she keeps giving her right-wing Brexit loons everything they want, they'll leave her be. The likliehood of an early general election is, I suspect, receding.

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Martin60
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What, even the silver tongued Jacob?

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I wonder if Labour coming out for soft-Brexit improves her position. It means that however much she messes up with the right-wing of her party, they will fear the threat of a general election all the more.

Last polls I know of had Labour at 45, Tories at 39. I would guess the best bet for Tories at the moment would be simply to give it time for the tide to turn.

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Originally posted by mdijon:


Last polls I know of had Labour at 45, Tories at 39. I would guess the best bet for Tories at the moment would be simply to give it time for the tide to turn.

That was a while ago - this morning (pre Labour announcement, which already seems to be unravelling as Mr Starmer is attacked by backbenchers in his own party who want to leave, and showing what looks like a 1 point Labour:UKIP transfer even then:

Westminster voting intention:

LAB: 42% (-2)
CON: 41% (-)
LDEM: 8% (+1)
UKIP: 4% (+1)
GRN: 1% (-1)

via @YouGov, 21 - 22 Aug

despite it being 42/41 in Labour's favour, that would make the Tories the largest party by 10 seats.

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betjemaniac
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Actually here's an interesting one:
CON: 42%
LAB: 39%

via @BMGResearch, 07 - 11 Aug

although I'm not sure of BMG's track record...

Essentially, I think the chances of an early election have gone away, and Labour have by no means got the next one in the bag either.

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mdijon
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Essentially, I think the chances of an early election have gone away, and Labour have by no means got the next one in the bag either.

As the last result showed us nothing's ever in the bag in politics.

But it does feel as if the current situation is not simmering towards votes of no-confidence and early elections, and if we are into a full 5 year cycle then anything could happen in 5 years. It's a long time, and an eternity in politics.

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