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  1. That poll was on Twitter, so we can totally discount it. No way it's accurate. YouGov placed it at about 50/50
  2. 1. Where do you live? Just outside Glasgow, Scotland 2. What is your first name? Joel 3. How old are you? 17 4. What caused you to get interested in politics and the President Infinity games? For the 270soft games, this review - https://drseansdiary.wordpress.com/2015/02/20/use-your-ed-how-i-put-miliband-into-number-10-just/ (It's amazing to see how much better Prime Minister Infinity has gotten in the past 4 years!) 5. Name one thing interesting about yourself. I play the trombone!
  3. I'm not sure either, but the one thing I can guarantee is it'll be a woman, since John McDonnell and others have argued that it's time for one. Although Keir Starmer is still the bookies favourite, the Corbynites are bigging up Rebecca Long-Bailey as their candidate. Unfortunately for her, she doesn't come across well, especially on the TV, and has cultivated a reputation as being generally useless (Some Blairite Labour MPs came up with the nickname "Wrong Daily" and boy has it stuck) The other real prospects are Laura Pidcock and Angela Rayner. Pidcock is another Corbyn acolyte, and is that much of a socialist she refuses to socialise with Tory MPs and has gone on record calling them the "enemy" (she also was one of the many MPs who recently condemned the use of inflammatory language) I don't rate her chances, as I reckon she'd be as much of a disaster as Corbyn has, ironically for someone with a degree in Disaster Managment. Rayner is the Shadow Education Secretary who left school with no qualifications, but she has a geniune connection with people that the rest of them lack. Also, she's on the softer left of the party, which makes her more palatable to a lot of people than the hard left cranks currently in charge, including myself.
  4. Lisa Raitt campaigns against Jagmeet Singh in Burnaby South "If recent polling shows anything, it's that the Conservatives are the best placed challengers to Jagmeet Singh and the NDP. Not only has Singh abandoned his principles and gone against his word to stand in a seat that he felt a "genuine connection to" and has come here to Burnaby thinking that he can take your vote for granted come October. The NDP and the Liberals are both on the same page when it comes to tax reform - they both want to raise taxes, increasing the tax burden on us all. As Andrew Scheer said earlier, we pledge a Universal Tax Cut, benefiting everyone in Canada, rather than taking even more money out of our pockets."
  5. Totally ridiculous statement to be honest. Roosevelt was in power for 12 years whilst we had a Conservative-led government, the majority of New Labour's time in office was with Bush Jr as President. Good video though! Although they didn't really touch on it, it seems to me (as a Scot) that a lot of Scottish people are going to vote tactically against the SNP, potentially costing them seats.
  6. Ulster still says no! Never, never, never! All jokes aside, I'm hoping that both the DUP and Sinn Fein lose ground here. The DUP may as well not take their seats either the amount of good they do
  7. If it's not too late, could I claim Lisa Raitt for the Tories?
  8. As much as I want to see the DUP lose, I don't want them to lose if it allows the nationalists to gain a foothold. That being said, tactical voting and focused campaigns have historically been disliked by people in Britain
  9. Despite the opposition's (frankly abhorrent) attempts to stop Brexit, from all accounts it seems that Johnson has something planned. The constant, almost smirking repetition of "we will obey the law, we will also leave on October 31st" I think suggests that they're going to do something big.
  10. If only the opposition in the UK were willing to vote no confidence in Johnson, then they could get rid of him. Of course, however, they are frit, and won't
  11. https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/ruth-davidson-set-to-resign-as-scottish-tory-leader-1-4993182 The leader of the Conservative Party in Scotland, Ruth Davidson, is set to quit over both family reasons and due to her opposition to Boris Johnson's course of action on Brexit. This worries me. I'm not a major fan of the Tories, but Ruth Davidson has made the party popular in Scotland, which was once seen as inconceivable, and has held the Scottish Tories together and fought tooth and nail for the union for the last eight years. I'm seriously worried that the next leader won't be able to stand up to Sturgeon in the way that Davidson has been able to, and that we may in fact be heading for another independence referendum and the break up of the UK.
  12. Agreed, such as with Boris here in the UK.
  13. (Will take this up later, have to go)
  14. 2:00 AM update: Gerry Adams loses Belfast West to the SDLP, coming third Conservatives and Labour tied for 123, Alliance on 70
  15. BREAKING NEWS: 1:46 AM Shirley Williams is back, overturning a big Tory majority to win Cambridge
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