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Started by HerrWalrus on Aug 13, 2019 10:08:39 AM
General Election will be October 17.
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bailliegillies - 13 Aug 2019 10:39:15 (#1 of 117)

Could well be right and the reasoning makes sense though I personally think that Johnson would like to extract himself and the party from the mess they've created and let Corbyn and labour carry the can for screwing up Brexit.

HouseOfLametta - 13 Aug 2019 10:39:37 (#2 of 117)

What does Waldorf say?

Rendered - 13 Aug 2019 10:40:16 (#3 of 117)

Shit, if it's on the Twitters.

Agaliarept - 13 Aug 2019 10:43:58 (#4 of 117)

extract himself and the party from the mess they've created and let Corbyn and labour carry the can for screwing up Brexit.

Some have said that's why Johnson was given the leadership, just to lose the election.

bailliegillies - 13 Aug 2019 10:46:25 (#5 of 117)

Aye, that sounds like the tories through and through.

HouseOfLametta - 13 Aug 2019 10:46:51 (#6 of 117)

Yeah, right.

HorstVogel - 13 Aug 2019 11:01:14 (#7 of 117)

just to lose the election.



would some stiff tory cunt be more likely to lose than Boris? The Johnson can reach parts of the electorate than no other Tory can win.



A sure way for the Tories to lose is Farage's mob picking up hard leaver votes.



Nah, Boris is there to win - although he could fuck up it all of course, not thinking through type of person he is.

Agaliarept - 13 Aug 2019 11:03:13 (#8 of 117)

Nah, Boris is there to win

I didn't say the conspiracy was true. FWIW I think Boris was probably the best of a shit bunch.

Which is sad in itself.

carterbrandon - 13 Aug 2019 11:03:27 (#9 of 117)

extract himself and the party from the mess they've created and let Corbyn and labour carry the can for screwing up Brexit.



I need a GIF of the Pink Panther stepping out of a plummeting lift at the last microsecond, and walking nonchalantly away from the wreckage.

dottie30 - 13 Aug 2019 11:08:44 (#10 of 117)

Are people seriously expecting Corbyn to win?

tasselhoff - 13 Aug 2019 11:09:06 (#11 of 117)

Boris is there to win Brexit.

HorstVogel - 13 Aug 2019 11:17:19 (#12 of 117)

to push it through, yes. Boris can win voters back from Farage, he's the type to let something happen without care too much about the consequences (archetype Bullington)



an election will happen, even if the Tories don't win outright, they'll think with him they'd keep most seats (v. important for the current set of MP's)



before or after Brexit is the question, before is risky considering Farage will still have a his raison d'etre



afterwards Brexit will hit the fan immediately (certainly with No Deal), also risky but in a different way.

TRaney - 13 Aug 2019 11:18:49 (#13 of 117)

Farage will still have a his raison d'etre

Reason to be, please

HorstVogel - 13 Aug 2019 11:19:26 (#14 of 117)

nah, not before Le Brexit has happened

bossab2 - 13 Aug 2019 11:20:53 (#15 of 117)

Does the Brexit party have more than one policy ?

Hilary - 13 Aug 2019 11:29:06 (#16 of 117)

October 31st seems optimal for Boris and the Tories. Late enough that Brexit can no longer be stopped, in order to shoot the Brexit Party's fox, but early enough for the economic disruption not yet to have manifested. Result: Tory landslide. He then has five years to ride out the hit to the economy.

mingmong - 13 Aug 2019 12:08:51 (#17 of 117)

The disruption is happening already, Hillers. If and when it becomes clear we are going down the No Deal route, the distruption will be even worse. If we doesn't go down the No Deal route, then we will still have the Brexit Party taking a chunk out of the Tory vote.

So, I see little prospect of either an early election or a Tory landslide.

HorstVogel - 13 Aug 2019 12:26:02 (#18 of 117)

what do you mean by early?



with Brexit No Deal scenario, how do you think the Tories will be able to govern with the majority that they have now?



Brexit with a Deal scenario, how do you think the Tories will be able to govern with the majority that they have now?



Remain Deal scenario, how do you think the Tories will be able to govern with the majority that they have now?



any chance of just kicking the can down the road until the next planned general election?

Leftie - 13 Aug 2019 12:28:06 (#19 of 117)

The New Statesman has a picture of a half naked Boris riding a unicorn.

So hopefully there will be an election where we can vote him out.

YorenInTheNorth - 13 Aug 2019 12:30:20 (#20 of 117)

Plausible. He can't wait till after Brexit. The gains for achieving it will be wiped out (and then some) by the implosion that follows.

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