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Except that the very fact that Corbyn seemed reasonable, credible and statesmanlike is so much at odds with his tabloid stereotype that he is a loony left idiotic blatherer that it may give a lot of relatively low information voters pause for thought.  

May on the other hand, did nothing to energise her base or persuade the unpersuaded. There are only so many times you can get away with repeating the same mantra - "no deal is better than a bad deal"  - which leads people to expect that she will not deliver a deal - whereas Corbyn has promised he will.

Also, no one believes Labour will be able to win a majority on their own.  If they are forced to coalesce with the Lib Dems and SNP to form a government there is the prospect of second referendum on the deal, which should keep the Remainers happy.

The problem remains that the Tories only need less than 40% of the vote to gain a majority and increase their seat numbers.  Unless there is some very smart tactical voting at constituency level for the leading anti-Tory candidate, I can't see the Tories actually losing.

That is unless there is a repeat of the 1945 election where a war weary people voted to avoid having to listen to more Churchillian warmongering guff. Could May really piss people off that much?

One thing seems clear. The EU negotiators have no strong incentive to make many concessions to Theresa May, and every incentive to send her home with next to nothing. Let the pillaging of London's financial services and the UK's few remaining leading aerospace and IT companies begin...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue May 30th, 2017 at 04:05:02 PM EST
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