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Labour 318 35.65%
Tories 286 32.06%
Libs 121 13.57%
UKIP 18 2.02%
Tactical against Tories 76 8.52%
SNP/Welsh Lot 4 0.45%
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The current 15-year limit will be scrapped as part of a bid to strengthen ties with expats abroad following the decision to leave the EU.

The plans, which will have to be ratified by both houses of parliament, were announced on Friday by Chris Skidmore, the minister for the constitution, and follow a campaign by the second world war veteran Harry Shindler.


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If I were in charge of any of the main parties on the left, I'd have been sat around the table already working on a coalition party to take into this election. 5 parties (LAB, SNP, LD, Green, Plaid) under 1 banner, under 1 name, 1 candidate for each constituency, 5 key points they can all agree on to take forward to the electorate.
Why bother with Plaid Cymru? They are insignificant nationally.

Any coalition with the SNP will lose a huge number of votes/seats in England to the Tories and reduce the popular vote for Labour and number of contested seats (such measures are used for funding parties).

The Green's are an issue but there's already online platforms where you can swap your vote.

The Lib Dems and Labour have opposite policies with regards to Europe whilst the Lib Dem's have already stated that they would go into coalition with the Tories. But the Tories are already slating the idea of any form of Lib Dem-Labour coalition.

This idea is a non starter. Its simple, the anti-tory vote must go to Labour.
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Labour have never been able to run the economy,just waste it on trans gender knitting clubs while sending all there kids to private schools and loading up all their pensions, a horrible class of person.
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Btw haven't seen any reports yet on amending the law to enable the election, guess a formality though.
The law does not need to be amended?

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Just needs the vote as you posted. No amendments of laws needed. something on the BBC earlier about it.

Still seems odd to have made the announcement then go to the House for the vote?
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Why bother with Plaid Cymru? They are insignificant nationally.

Any coalition with the SNP will lose a huge number of votes/seats in England to the Tories and reduce the popular vote for Labour and number of contested seats (such measures are used for funding parties).

The Green's are an issue but there's already online platforms where you can swap your vote.

The Lib Dems and Labour have opposite policies with regards to Europe whilst the Lib Dem's have already stated that they would go into coalition with the Tories. But the Tories are already slating the idea of any form of Lib Dem-Labour coalition.

This idea is a non starter. Its simple, the anti-tory vote must go to Labour.
I want to vote anti Tory. However, I could never ever bring myself to vote for Corbyn. I completely disagree with his policies and think he is insufferable and an awful politician. Has to be Lib Dem, and I think a lot of people will also struggle to go with Corbyn. I agree that his could split the parties, but I physically will not vote for Corbyn
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That's the point, isn't it, to delay it?
If that's the case, Labour should vote against the election and let may deal with losing 24 mps and a majority.
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I have a genuine question, and I ask it as someone who thinks that the Tories will win a general election with a slightly increased majority.

But is Theresa May that popular? I mean is she popular enough to improve on what happened last time? If it were Cameron I would say that he would walk it but I find her awkward in her public speaking and dogmatic in her views. What do other people think?

I wonder if the SNP/Labour/Lib Dems will have the brains to not waste time and energy fighting each other but field one candidate between them in places they can win (so SNP unopposed by Labour and Lib Dems in Scottish safe seats, for example, or Labour unopposed in some of the London constituencies), with a view to forming a coalition and trying to make Brexit work for everyone.

Too revolutionary? Probably, but the prospect of another five years of Tory rule is genuinely frightening.

May is very dour, possibly more so than Brown. That shouldn't really matter but when she also seems indecisive and without a plan it makes it worse. Like you i think the Tories will increase their majority but i expect her to be totally useless in any live debates. Lots bold statements backed up with extremely vague ideas on how to implement them.

As for a coalition i think labour will be the problem with that. I suspect they will field a candidate in every consistency. Which is a shame because a center left coalition could really challenge a poor government.
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I want to vote anti Tory. However, I could never ever bring myself to vote for Corbyn. I completely disagree with his policies and think he is insufferable and an awful politician. Has to be Lib Dem, and I think a lot of people will also struggle to go with Corbyn. I agree that his could split the parties, but I physically will not vote for Corbyn
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interesting stat. Surely the important thing is the number of people that involves? are the 36% of lib deb swing voters more or less than the 11% of tory swing voters?
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Good point.

I expect turn out will increase substantially.
I'm not so sure. A lot of people will still be effectively disenfranchised due to constituency boundaries and that makes them apathetic to voting, even if they have strong opinions.
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I want to vote anti Tory. However, I could never ever bring myself to vote for Corbyn. I completely disagree with his policies and think he is insufferable and an awful politician. Has to be Lib Dem, and I think a lot of people will also struggle to go with Corbyn. I agree that his could split the parties, but I physically will not vote for Corbyn
I sympathise with your issue re Corbyn. But obviously we don't vote for PM's we vote for parties and Labour has plenty of good people in it. However if you're so opposed to Labour policies the Tories have contrasting policies that are presumably a better fit? but you don't like them either. Possibly a Lib Dem vote could dilute a Tory governments evil, that's the only reason I could see for possibily voting Lib Dem.
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Doesn't theresa need a two thirds majority to get an election?

Fixed Term Parliament Act 2011. Another of Cameron's great ideas.
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I sympathise with your issue re Corbyn. But obviously we don't vote for PM's we vote for parties and Labour has plenty of good people in it. However if you're so opposed to Labour policies the Tories have contrasting policies that are presumably a better fit? but you don't like them either. Possibly a Lib Dem vote could dilute a Tory governments evil, that's the only reason I could see for possibily voting Lib Dem.
Ultimately the key issue in this election is brexit. Other policies, while important, are secondary. I refuse to vote for the Tories for their brexit stance. I refuse to vote for Labour on the basis that I think Corbyn is useless and I disagree with many Labour policies. Lib dems seem to be the closest I can get to what I want.

In reality, I think there isn't a single political party I agree with. I have to go with the one that is most similar
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Doesn't theresa need a two thirds majority to get an election?

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Labour have already agreed - that makes more than 66%. An opposition could nver refuse an election and maintain any credibility.
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If I were in charge of any of the main parties on the left, I'd have been sat around the table already working on a coalition party to take into this election. 5 parties (LAB, SNP, LD, Green, Plaid) under 1 banner, under 1 name, 1 candidate for each constituency, 5 key points they can all agree on to take forward to the electorate.
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I have a genuine question, and I ask it as someone who thinks that the Tories will win a general election with a slightly increased majority.

But is Theresa May that popular? I mean is she popular enough to improve on what happened last time? If it were Cameron I would say that he would walk it but I find her awkward in her public speaking and dogmatic in her views. What do other people think?

I wonder if the SNP/Labour/Lib Dems will have the brains to not waste time and energy fighting each other but field one candidate between them in places they can win (so SNP unopposed by Labour and Lib Dems in Scottish safe seats, for example, or Labour unopposed in some of the London constituencies), with a view to forming a coalition and trying to make Brexit work for everyone.

Too revolutionary? Probably, but the prospect of another five years of Tory rule is genuinely frightening.
Read a piece on this recently where they asked voters who prefer May as PM whether this was because of her strengths or Corbyn's weaknesses. It's a near 50/50 split



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