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With May doing all she can to appear weak and unstable, am I alone in wondering if she wants Corbyn to win, in order to drop the hot Brexit potato in his lap?

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Mon Jun 5th, 2017 at 09:15:28 AM EST
Yes, you aren't the first to suggest that, but methinks that, given where the polling was a month ago, it's somewhat unlikely anybody could have planned such a collase

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Jun 5th, 2017 at 05:01:45 PM EST
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Without the Tories there is no Brexit hot potato to drop.

A hung parliament with a nominal Labour majority propped up by a coalition of anti-Brexit parties is unlikely to speed torwards to the insane car crash fuck-you-Europe May seems wedded to.

It's far more likely that a second referendum would be the price of cooperation. The UK would have to be quite staggeringly and suicidally stupid to vote for Brexit again.

There are plenty of people here who are staggeringly and suicidally stupid in exactly that way - but probably not enough to win twice.

The truth seems to be simpler. The Tories really are quite breathtakingly incompetent, and quite unable to do anything at all without falling over their own feet while making a sad farting noise.

I realised this earlier in the week, when I considered their record. Except for CEO pay and asset inflation, not a single thing about the UK has improved over the last seven years.

They've trashed the economy, education, the NHS (and are trying to trash it some more), housing, job prospects, domestic security, and the UK's international reputation.

It's a very impressive record. A final failure to push through a Brexit disaster they themselves created would be the perfect note for them to end on.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Tue Jun 6th, 2017 at 12:44:40 AM EST
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But the incredible thing is they still win most elections, and in the city it seems that most people just assume that of course everyone wants them to win and sees Corbyn as a dire threat.

Letting the fiction that Labour caused the financial crisis (especially that they caused it in a way the Tories would not have - not enough regulation is not a reason to vote Tory) was truly catastrophic and will hurt for decades.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Tue Jun 6th, 2017 at 08:16:41 AM EST
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The only two things that matter to them have improved though, so that's a win.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue Jun 6th, 2017 at 09:51:38 AM EST
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