The UK is getting an early general election
I wish they make election more fun like free sex on election day!
Instead, you get that silly useless sticker in the US: "I Vote".
"I wish they make election more fun like free sex on election day!"
Some of us get free sex every day.
I find it amusing that May thinks that a general election is worth doing, but Scottish independence referendum is "unrealistic". She's trying to be Thatcher 2.0 but she lacks Maggie's charisma.
May is over in June.
Make June the end of May
I'm sure there will be lots of con/insultants getting paid lots of money to make witty/snappy/vacuous slogans containing "may" and "june".
Also fun, the election is during exam season in the UK, so students will be less likely to vote. Nice planning for age-based voter suppression.
Pie is a lot better than ...
April 19th, 2017 8:16am
This is a single issue election, even the SNP could lose seats over this, especially now they've decided to abstain from the vote.
The SNP could hardly gain seats, they completely dominate Scottish politics. Watching pmqs today, Angus Robertson was the only MP displaying any gravitas.
Much as I dislike Corbyn I think this is quite risky for May, I wouldn't be surprised to see a surprise result.
You may complain about Corbyn, but Labour has no alternative for a leader. To best they could scrape last year against Jezza was a big pharma PR executive with the charisma of a decaying crayfish.
Why is she doing this? She has a huge majority, the country voted for Brexit, she's implementing it. I don't see any logic in it.
Um, no. What would be the point in wiping out an already wiped out Labor?
"A spokesperson for the CPS confirmed to The Independent on Tuesday evening that any charges would have to be made before the date of the general election, which Theresa May wants to hold on 8 June subject to a vote in Parliament tomorrow."
She doesn't have a huge majority in the Commons. 330 out of 650 seats (+ 2 Ulster unionists).
It will be much more comfortable for her if she has ~400 seats.
She cannot now do the Brexit 100% as she would like to because of Remainer opposition within her part (this is the real problem, not the opposition).
She cannot now do the Brexit 100% as she would like to because of Brexit opposition within her party (this is the real problem, not the opposition).
So, an overwhelming win and the castration of Corbyn will silence the intra-party opponents?
Are opponents being replaced as candidates for their district?
April 20th, 2017 2:42am
Lotti, it doesn't really work like that, candidates don't really get deselected.
Shylock, yes. Of course it could be the enormity of brexit becoming apparent which would have been coming to a head at around the original election date.
> Lotti, it doesn't really work like that, candidates don't really get deselected.
So who chooses the party candidates?
April 20th, 2017 9:56am
> The party.
So surely they rate political attitude.
I bet only very strong local candidates can afford an undisciplined voting behaviour.
April 20th, 2017 10:55am
How hard is it to start your own party in the UK? Didn't that twat Galloway do just that?
Get a punch bowl, some orange sherbet, and some ginger ale, and you've GOT your own party.
Not hard at all.
April 20th, 2017 9:27pm
In America it just takes several billion dollars to co-opt the Republican party.
So, not difficult, but expensive.
And forget about the Democrats, they NEVER line up for anyone.
April 20th, 2017 9:28pm
Not really. They barely won a a majority.
April 21st, 2017 6:05pm