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    I've just realised...

    Where I live, Labour have led since 1922 and in 2015, polling was

    Labour, 53.9%
    Conservative, 22.6%
    UKIP, 19.7%
    Lib Dem, 2.5%

    There is no way on Earth am I voting Conservative. I never have and never will, especially not given May's Brexit vision. Distancing ourselves from the EU is a good thing, but I am firmly in the EFTA/EEA camp.

    I am historically a Labour voter, but seriously there is no way on Earth am I voting for a Corbyn led Labour.

    So here's the dilemma. Voting for 'someone else' (i.e. Lib Dems) is effectively taking a Labour voter away and moving the despicable Tories up the pecking order.

    Tactically, I think I'm actually going to have to vote for Labour and that makes me very miserable (I take some comfort in June 8th really really having to be the end of Corbyn's leadership but seriously - who else is there with any crumb of credibility?)

    Realistically, I think the UKIP vote will dissolve away and Lib Dems will pick up again (having polled 3.5% and 18.2% respectively in 2010) and we are definately in one of those 'red rosette on a chimp would win' constituencies but.. Dilemma dilemma.

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    Labour are also pro-Brexit, pro-tax scum, vote Lib Dems!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    Labour are also pro-Brexit, pro-tax scum, vote Lib Dems!
    Because the Lib Dems are the party of low taxation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _V_ View Post
    Because the Lib Dems are the party of low taxation.
    They are reasonable - under LibCon rate was reduced from 50% to 45%, but under Tory Scum they put up dividend tax so much that overall higher payments than at Labour time when 50% income tax rate was in place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chopper View Post
    I've just realised...

    Where I live, Labour have led since 1922 and in 2015, polling was

    Labour, 53.9%
    Conservative, 22.6%
    UKIP, 19.7%
    Lib Dem, 2.5%

    Dilemma dilemma.
    Move somewhere decent. Simples.
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    Quote Originally Posted by _V_ View Post
    Move somewhere decent. Simples.
    ^ This

    Or, vote for the loonies or an independent or summat.

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    Why bother voting? The Tories said they're going to win. It's all over their newspapers. They said so.

    How to get the Tories out:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...sle=true#gid=0
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    Why bother voting? The Tories said they're going to win. It's all over their newspapers. They said so.

    How to get the Tories out:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...sle=true#gid=0
    Neat like it, I reckon tactical voting will be quite popular this time
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    Vote for the best person to give you local representation. If that means Labour, then vote Labour; if that means LD then vote LD.
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    Remember to vote Tory this time. All ballot papers have a serial number and a stored for a statutory period of a year and a day after the election. We must expect and demand in these extraordinary times that parliament will use its sovereign power to order a full audit of all Enemies of the People, saboteurs and other fifth columnists who have voted to frustrate a red, white and blue Brexit.
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