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Thread #161908   Message #3851090
Posted By: Steve Shaw
18-Apr-17 - 06:26 PM
Thread Name: BS: UK General Election
Subject: RE: BS: UK General Election
In her Downing Street address, May blamed Labour, the LibDems, the SNP and the House of Lords for forcing her hand in calling this election. All completely dishonest bullshit. With regard to the three parties, she has an overall majority and they can't prevail against her. With regard to the Lords there is the Parliament Act, and, ultimately, they can't prevail against her either. Her only fear is her own party. A few hard-right backbench rebels can call the shots and she knows it. A healthier majority will sideline them. That's what this is all about. It's not about brexit and it's not about the mainstream issues that should be to the fore when we talk about how the country should be run, which is what a general election should be all about. She's calling an election in order to try to sort out her own party issues, just as Teribus has correctly suggested. That is just wrong. It's a waste of time, a waste of our money and it's bloody undemocratic. The upside is that it means she'll probably be in power only until 2022, not 2025.