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Thread #161908   Message #3851000
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
18-Apr-17 - 09:23 AM
Thread Name: BS: UK General Election
Subject: RE: BS: UK General Election
I've nothing against lengthy campaigns - there's more chance the mask will slip and the lies be revealed.

I always try to work out some way in which, win or lose, there's some positive outcome. A Labour victory seems a remote hope, but it's possible to envisage that the focus of an election might stop the squabbling and backstabbing in the Labour camp, and they get together and pull off a 1945 victory, which nobody then believed possible.

A Tory victory, and a big Tory victory, is harder to see in a positive way - but it could at least increase the chances that when the Scots have another vote on independence they will go for it. I think that once it sinks in that the Conservatives have brought about the end of the United Kingdom and "Great Britain" that might bring about a wide revulsion against them on the part of the English voters.