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Dragon Red

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Ancient One

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Subj: Re: Hung Parliament
Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 at 03:04:27 am EDT (Viewed 219 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Hung Parliament
Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 at 12:12:00 am EDT (Viewed 252 times)

    Highlight of the night for me was seeing the smile knocked off Nicola Sturgeon's face. Especially with Alex Salmond losing his seat. Very satisfying.

Oh yes! I forgot all about that, pretty much the only silver lining round the whole cloud! Hopefully, that'll shut the SNP up about "Indy Ref 2" now maybe for a month or three. As I suspect that is what lost them over a 1/3 of their seats.

    I blame her advisors, and the ones who wrote the manifesto.

    Announcing policies like the 'dementia tax' (It's not a tax, it's paying for your own care, and it's a better system than the one that's in place), means testing for winter fuel payments for pensioners and school meals for children in the weeks leading up to the election was disastrous. They all leave the poorest better off, but they were all policies that could be easily twisted by the left into soundbites guaranteed to enrage people and shore up Corbyn's position as 'for the many, not the few.'. For example asking people to use their assets to pay for their old age care was immediately seized on and twisted into the so-called 'dementia tax'.

    May's advisors should be shot.

    To top it off, Corbyn simply played the whole campaign game much better than May did. Not participating in the leaders' debates was a huge mistake on May's part. And on top of that, she campaigned - and rightly so - in marginal seats where the Conservatives desperately needed to win, but that meant the media coverage was mostly of her talking rather earnestly to a few workers in a factory.

    Corbyn generally stuck to popping up in Labour strongholds, so the coverage of him was quite different. Walking down streets with people cheering him, all smiles, handshakes and pats on the back. His team made him LOOK like a winner right from the get go.

These are excellent points really, May looked very weak in this election its almost like their team wasn't even trying. Corbyn looked better and this showed. Thankfully, we dodged electing Comrade Corbyn this time. We might not be so fortunate next time.

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