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Interesting and a bit scary analysis. Not sure if I buy it entirely, I think a lot of the vote was also an "ABC" vote ("Anyone But Corbyn"), as quite a few voters were plainly scared of him, even when they disliked Johnson immensely. Still, there are some interesting points in this analysis.

For Johnson’s Tories, the collapse of public trust isn’t a problem – it’s an opportunity

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While you can't entirely compare it (as some people would have probably voted differently under a different system) it still gives an indication.

My guess is if the UK had a proportional system some of the smaller parties (e.g. Greens) would have more seats (as people currently don't vote for them as in most places it's a wasted vote) while most of the larger parties (Tories, Labour and also the SNP) would have fewer seats, in some cases significantly.

#Brexit #UK #EU #Germany #election #generalelection #voting #FPTP #proportional
reshare from @Thorsten 'Das Leben, das Univers…' Leemhuis(1/6)

https://twitter.com/nicosemsrott/status/1205488627838533634

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Blimey, even the British Brexit Corporation (BBC) is fact checking Boris Johnson. And points out that he's mostly delivering hot air but nothing substantial. Pretty much all his key promises and claims are exaggerated or even false.

General election 2019: Boris Johnson's speech fact-checked

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What are the bets that nothing will happen with this until at best at least until after the election, but more likely until after they pushed through Brexit, if ever?
The revelation comes as it was confirmed that prosecutors have received a file of evidence from the Metropolitan Police that could lead to criminal charges against the Vote Leave campaign, which was spearheaded by Johnson and Cummings.
Johnson ‘knew about Vote Leave’s illegal overspend’, says MP

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #BorisJohnson #VoteLeave #overspend #illegal #election #generalelection #referendum
 
And that is why it is a waste of time and money trying to reach and convince these people. They simply cannot be reached, let alone convinced, by facts, truth and well founded arguments. Much better to go after eg "homeless" Tory Remainers who feel abandoned by Boris Johnson but are lifelong Tory voters for other reasons.
“Some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals can believe them,” runs the old line. But the converse also applies. Some ideas are so stupid that only the uneducated can believe them – and Farage is proving that Brexit is top of the list.
The more Nigel Farage plays Brexiters for fools, the more they seem to like it

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Marina about the upcoming "The People" vs "The Establishment/Elites" election:

Johnson, Corbyn and Farage are all for ‘the people’ against ‘the elite’. This could end badly

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I've just read that the Tories have started to campaign with the hashtag #BritainDeservesBetter. May be I'm missing something, but haven't they been in power for almost the whole last decade? Surely everything should be just fine and dandy? Or are they admitting that they have failed? Is this classic Dom genius at work again?

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #election #Tories #generalelection #slogan #BritainDeservesBetter
 
So Boris Johnson gets the election he so desperately wanted. And by doing that he actually throws the Remainers a lifeline. Many think the Tories will easily win this election. While it is possible that he wins it I think there's still a good chance that he'll rue the decision to go after an election instead of sitting it out and somehow pushing through his WA. He was quite close. Now if the Remainers get their act together and Boris Johnson messes up a few times (plenty of opportunities for him to do that) there could very well be another hung parliament (among other reasons because there's a good chance the old two party system is dead). There could even be "grand coalition" of Labour, LibDems and SNP as almost certainly nobody will enter a coalition with the Tories if they don't get a majority.

This could get very interesting. And very very nasty.

Election 2019: Remainers have one last chance

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Not surprising at all I think. And I believe very plausible and possible I'd the "smaller" parties get it right. Both the Tories and Labour are past their sell by date for a growing part of the population

Professor John Curtice Makes Surprising Prediction For General Election 2019

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