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Peterborough by election

Post by Tom » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:40 pm

The result tonight will be interesting; not only to see who wins but also, and maybe more so, to see who loses. In 2017 it was a straight race between the Tories and Labour, who won with a majority of just over 600. If Labour had fielded a more traditional candidate they might even have improved their majority.

The Brexit party has obviously changed the equation completely but if Labour do significantly worse than the Tories, then JC might just veer away from favouring a general election. To challenge the Faragists the Tories are almost certain to select a no deal PM, so the only chance to combat that utterly disastrous prospect is to have all the opposition parties unite to force through a second referendum.

:twisted: I shall be keeping my fingers firmly crossed that Labour will crash, burn and be totally reduced to cinders tonight.
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Re: Peterborough by election

Post by mysty » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:39 pm

Corbyn cannot change, he should step down but he is on a mission.
He never was pro EU and he will stay leader till they sink.
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Re: Peterborough by election

Post by tim17 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:12 am

Labour scrape through, Corbyn will hail this as a great victory and that he and his party are ready for government.

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Re: Peterborough by election

Post by Ally » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:10 am

He may, but he'll be wrong. By the time Boris calls an election there will no Brexit party and no split in the opposition to Corbyn. Will Corbyn even fight another GE? Ah ha'e ma doots.
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Re: Peterborough by election

Post by mysty » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:45 am

It will not help anyone who would like Brexit to stop.
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Re: Peterborough by election

Post by Tom » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:11 am

:evil: This is a terrible result. Labour mobilised Momentum to canvass and Corbyn will be crowing.
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Re: Peterborough by election

Post by Ally » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:11 am

I refer the honourable gentleman to my earlier answer.
I checked the odds on Boris when I responded earlier. 7/10 was the best you could get.
I've just looked again he's now 4/6. At the beginning of the week you could get better than evens.
It was only in the final dying weeks of May's PMship that Corbyn got near her in the polls. Johnson will wipe the floor with him in terms of popularity at least. Brexit will be a done deal so that distraction will be gone.
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Re: Peterborough by election

Post by SW31girl » Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:00 pm

What’s worrying me is that they say it’s for boris to lose so they’re keeping him under lock and key to watch he doesn’t say the wrong thing.

Now, I may not be quick off the mark here but if they can’t rely/trust on him I keep thinking how on earth can anyone think he’s ok as a PM? What am I missing here?
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Re: Peterborough by election

Post by Ally » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:52 pm

We took back power.
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Re: Peterborough by election

Post by PatF » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:38 pm

The turn-out was nearly 50% - better than I thought.
The turnout here for the MEP was only 25% and the Brexit person had a clear win over Labour. But I don't think the MEP elections were so significant.
In the local elections my neighbour's friend, Labour candidate, lost her place to a LibDem.

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