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Uk snap election

We saw Theresa May announce your snap election scheduled for June 8.

I hope she will be comfortably returned as your PM.

I see her as a strong, articulate and intelligent leader.

I will be interested to hear your views.
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Re: Uk snap election

Certainly not my view!
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Re: Uk snap election

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We saw Theresa May announce your snap election scheduled for June 8.

I hope she will be comfortably returned as your PM.

I see her as a strong, articulate and impressive leader.

I will be interested to hear your views.
Like you Mark, I hope to see her and the Conservative party returned with a thumping big majority. Theresa May is one of the best PM's in modern time.
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Like you Mark, I hope to see her and the Conservative party returned with a thumping big majority. Theresa May is one of the best PM's in modern time.
Well, right now the alternative is unthinkable.

Worse still, Tony Blair might try to recruit disaffected Labour MP's to re-launch New Labour.
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Re: Uk snap election

The danger is that it could backfire on this woman!
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The danger is that it could backfire on this woman!
It could indeed, but right now she has an impossible job to do, so what choice did she have?
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Like you Mark, I hope to see her and the Conservative party returned with a thumping big majority. Theresa May is one of the best PM's in modern time.
Naked opportunism; acting only in the interest of her party, with the view to placing the Tories even further to the right!

I'm beginning to wonder whether she's turning out to be as bad as the despised Thatcher!

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Re: Uk snap election

She has a majority already, and said that she would not call an election, but like Cameron, she cannot be trusted to keep her word.
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She has a majority already, and said that she would not call an election, but like Cameron, she cannot be trusted to keep her word.
Circumstances change. She has made a decision and thats good in my mind. I want a PM who doesn't blindly stick to some policy even when its crystal clear things need to change.
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I see her as a strong, articulate and intelligent leader.
I guess your vision isn't so clear viewed from 9000+ miles away!

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Re: Uk snap election

I really wouldn't allow political threads like this on here. The country has never been so divided and it will lead to fallings out.

So here goes. Those who think she and her party are doing a good job should take a peek at the Balance of Payments, the deficit, the health service, food banks etc etc. Grammar schools?? State visit for Donald Trump? Good grief. This and it's predecessor have been the worst governments in my memory.

The country's a laughing stock. My children are lucky enough to be able to take out Irish Citizenship, which they are doing/have done. I wish I could.

over and out.
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Re: Uk snap election

With jdal all the way on this. If she gets in as seems certain, god help us all. The Brexit vote showed us what we are deep down, a heathen, racist lot and I fear for the working class of this country. Jdal is also possibly right on this in saying that this is maybe not the place to be discussing such issues, it was after all started by someone who will not be affected by the outcome like the rest of us. Maybe one for the Administrators to consider. leave it with you. IW.
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I really wouldn't allow political threads like this on here. The country has never been so divided and it will lead to fallings out.
This is a big danger. I like to encourage sensible and respectful debate but do wonder if this is possible in the post referendum climate. Could all members wishing to comment please do so without bad feeling or personal attacks upon those with opposing views. I will be watching closely and will step in if it becomes necessary.
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I really wouldn't allow political threads like this on here. The country has never been so divided and it will lead to fallings out.

So here goes. Those who think she and her party are doing a good job should take a peek at the Balance of Payments, the deficit, the health service, food banks etc etc. Grammar schools?? State visit for Donald Trump? Good grief. This and it's predecessor have been the worst governments in my memory.

The country's a laughing stock. My children are lucky enough to be able to take out Irish Citizenship, which they are doing/have done. I wish I could.

over and out.

Apart from perhaps Germany (which benefits from the Euro) name a country that is doing better economically?

Name a socialist country that is actually growing ?

Who says this country is a laughing stock? The Guardian ?

If people don't like the Conservative government then they can vote them out, its called democracy.

I really don't understand why people are so keen to talk the UK down.
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Re: Uk snap election

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Apart from perhaps Germany (which benefits from the Euro) name a country that is doing better economically?

Name a socialist country that is actually growing ?

Who says this country is a laughing stock? The Guardian ?

If people don't like the Conservative government then they can vote them out, its called democracy.

I really don't understand why people are so keen to talk the UK down.
Surprisingly, despite 7 years of austerity economics that have failed to reduce either the debt or the deficit but have still wrecked our public services, the UK economy is not doing too bad - at least not until the full force of Brexit hits us and nobody can predict what might happen then.

My issues are more about how the burden of austerity is falling mainly upon the poorest and most vulnerable people, with savage cuts to disability benefits in particular. Also, the ruination of the NHS, with 24 (yes, 24) A&E departments set to close nationwide, including my nearest A&E in Chelmsford. Plus now they are planning to ration knee and hip replacements, resulting in much longer waiting times for surgery. I'm lucky I had my hip done when I did, a whole year of constant pain with severe restrictions in what you can do is more than enough for anybody, thank you. There are many, many other issues too, but I don't want to make this an overly long post.

It does, though, rather beg the question, if our economy is doing as well as you seem to think, why are these terrible things happening?
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