23rd Feb by-elections

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23rd Feb by-elections

Post by Dirk @ Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:45 pm

Ok, so by-elections are normally not the most interesting, especially when they are both opposition strongholds and so should be very safe, but these 2 (Copeland & Stoke) are:

Labour struggling in the polls, Corbyn with a popularity lower than Italy's standing in the 6 nations, and who is particularly disliked in an area where Sellafield is the biggest employer (as is true in Copeland)

Furthermore Stoke voted by 70-30 to leave the EU, and UKIP came second there last time around. But will UKIP be seen as irrelevant now? Will UKIP be seen as parachuting its leader into a constituency he knows nothing about (Nuttall is standing there for UKIP). Will UKIP's disarray since Farage left count against them

Labour has held both since 1935, so losing either would be serious.

I suspect many Tories might want Labour to win, so that they don't get rid of Corbyn. Could local Tories actually vote labour to save him?
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Re: 23rd Feb by-elections

Post by deev @ Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:53 pm

They might do, a lot of Tories voted Labour up here in a failed attempt to spoil the SNP chances in some close seats. The unintended consequences were the Nats won anyway and then got to argue that "there's nay tories up here anyway" when there are really.
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Re: 23rd Feb by-elections

Post by Dirk @ Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:23 pm

On the other hand, I guess the Euro-sceptic Tories up there could vote Kipper

Even if they lose, will anyone dare challenge Corbyn?
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Re: 23rd Feb by-elections

Post by desertweasel @ Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:29 pm

Corbyn is such a gift to the Tories that they definitely will want him to win, can't see many tories voting UKIP, what would they be voting for that May hasn't already gifted them, and even bigger, much harder brexit?
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Re: 23rd Feb by-elections

Post by thekungfury @ Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:08 pm

Farage hasn't left yet. Here he is getting egged whilst out on the campaign trail with Lock Stock wannabe Paul Nuttall from the UKIPs

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Got them free extra press. Self inflicted?
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Re: 23rd Feb by-elections

Post by Doctor Congo @ Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:54 pm

thekungfury wrote:Farage hasn't left yet. Here he is getting egged whilst out on the campaign trail with Lock Stock wannabe Paul Nuttall from the UKIPs

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Got them free extra press. Self inflicted?


That's an egg? I thought it was the ejaculate from various PH contributors
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Re: 23rd Feb by-elections

Post by Dirk @ Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:25 pm

So we now know labours candidate for stoke holds or held misogynistic views that would make PH proud. And that UKIPs immigration spokesman is more racist than Don41 (but that's no surprise)

And UKIP is only 1% behind labour.

And the contests are so mixed up that even the tories think they have a chance.

This could be weird/scary
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Re: 23rd Feb by-elections

Post by S1K @ Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:40 pm

Paul Nuttall from the UKIPs has been lying about being close friends with people who died at Hillsborough.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... -was-false
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Re: 23rd Feb by-elections

Post by Strawman @ Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:51 pm

PaulNuttallMemories is having a field day with this

I'll never forget Ziggy Tarbuck and The Spiders From Mars at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1973.
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Re: 23rd Feb by-elections

Post by CJ+ @ Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:17 am

Lookup #AskPaulNuttall on twitter.
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Re: 23rd Feb by-elections

Post by Dirk @ Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:34 pm

If there were a vote for Sartorial eloquence

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You dress like a chap, sir [/ph]

Nuttall does same to be slowly developing Farage's ability to always have an inane grin too
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Re: 23rd Feb by-elections

Post by CJ+ @ Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:31 am

Dirk wrote:If there were a vote for Sartorial eloquence

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Loserrrrrrr
Loserrrrrr

Hah! Turns out that being a lying waste of oxygen isn't the vote-winner it's cracked up to be.
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Re: 23rd Feb by-elections

Post by thekungfury @ Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:10 am

I haven't really followed it but it seems the Labour candidate is a complete idiot and this by-election was held in a strong Brexit voting constituency. And still UKIP can't get one of their own elected.

Hahaha
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Re: 23rd Feb by-elections

Post by Dirk @ Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:09 am

thekungfury wrote:I haven't really followed it but it seems the Labour candidate is a complete idiot and this by-election was held in a strong Brexit voting constituency. And still UKIP can't get one of their own elected.

Hahaha

Pretty much it
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Re: 23rd Feb by-elections

Post by S1K @ Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:47 am

Oh dear. Looks like the PH crystal ball must be a bit wonky.

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Re: 23rd Feb by-elections

Post by Dirk @ Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:36 am

But its all the fault of the high number of postal votes (even though it is not unusually high) all being from "certain communities" favouring Labour
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