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It's Tory Austerity Stupid!

by Oui Mon Dec 9th, 2019 at 10:31:12 AM EST

Simple election slogans is quite often the clue to an election victory. PR and personality Trumps policy and honesty. Examples: "It's the economy stupid" - "Make America Great Again" - "Let's Get Brexit Done". Labour and Jeremy Corbyn are too often on the defensive which is a poor campaign strategy.

What's Corbyn's catchy campaign slogan which doesn't start with: "We are not ....".

The election is NOT about Brexit but about a decade of austerity for the masses after Tory failure and bailout of the banks.

Contrary to the 2017 election, in today's poll it's not Labour closing the gap, but the Tories widening their margin by two points. Will harsh and wet weather be Corbyn's biggest asset on Wednesday ... a very poor performance.

Britain's austerity program saw dramatic cuts to welfare spending and public services

Remember: it's austerity, not Europe, that broke Britain | The Guardian Opinion |

It's hard to credit Johnson's appeal to left-behind voters when it was the party that chose to leave them behind

More below the fold ...


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Which Labour leadership candidate has the best slogan? | Contest June 2015 |

Remember David Cameron’s 2015 pre-election warnings of chaos ...

Catchy slogans win elections and Labour might just have one

Yet, in my opinion Labour and Corbyn lacked clarity, certainly on television and during the debates.

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Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Mon Dec 9th, 2019 at 12:49:56 PM EST


Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
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Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Mon Dec 9th, 2019 at 12:55:26 PM EST
Three years? Is that all?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Dec 10th, 2019 at 08:45:53 PM EST
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Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Mon Dec 9th, 2019 at 01:22:57 PM EST


Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
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Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Mon Dec 9th, 2019 at 01:26:28 PM EST
Long on waits, short on funds: UK's National Health Service faces challenges in North Ireland



Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Mon Dec 9th, 2019 at 01:40:34 PM EST


Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
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Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Mon Dec 9th, 2019 at 02:44:30 PM EST
by Oui on Tue Dec 10th, 2019 at 06:42:03 PM EST
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Which would be after the Dulles bros, Reagan, and Meese made "plausible deniability" a household excuse for lying:

Why MSNBC host Joy Reid's hacking claims don't add up;

but before Guardian "updated" its Daily Mirror syndicated account the wee lad's suffering and Matt Hancock's apology--to wherever that disappeared.

So. Are we all on the same page of free press yet?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Dec 10th, 2019 at 09:12:19 PM EST
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Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Mon Dec 9th, 2019 at 04:13:41 PM EST


Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
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Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
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Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Mon Dec 9th, 2019 at 04:29:06 PM EST
Further reading ...

Israeli attempts to overthrow Corbyn and other foreign leaders | Tikun Olam |

Prime Minister Boris Johnson had told the Jewish Community  that the threat posed by a Jeremy Corbyn-led Government is "very real" and he is "working flat-out" to enzure a decisive majority for the Conservative Party at [next] week's general election.  

Boris Johnson tells JC of 'threat' Jeremy Corbyn Government is 'very real'

Related reading ...

A Coordinated Attack on Labour and Corbyn

Zionists of the world (& Co.) unite against Corbyn | Mondoweiss |

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Mon Dec 9th, 2019 at 05:02:40 PM EST


Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Mon Dec 9th, 2019 at 05:37:19 PM EST


Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Mon Dec 9th, 2019 at 05:45:16 PM EST
Soooooo what's happening in Law&Order: SUV on "the shining hill" today?


Multiple people killed, including a police officer, in Jersey City shooting; schools locked down
"Hudson County Sheriff's Department, Jersey City Police, Newark FBI and Newark ATF responded to the scene" [minutes ago identified as "a bodega or Jewish grocery store"[?] before photos of NYPD[!] were added to the gallery of wtf]

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Dec 10th, 2019 at 09:37:55 PM EST
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The shooter turns out to be a ex-Hebrew Israelite.
Adherents to the Hebrew Israelite movement, also sometimes called Black Hebrews, believe that African-Americans are the "real" descendants of the biblical Children of Israel and that white Jews are "imposters."
In other words they are from one of the mythical "10 tribes"...  Would they count as "Jews" under Trump's new law?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Dec 11th, 2019 at 05:03:53 PM EST
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Famous last words of whom?
by Cat on Thu Dec 12th, 2019 at 03:24:29 PM EST
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Karl Lueger.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Dec 12th, 2019 at 03:30:17 PM EST
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Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Thu Dec 12th, 2019 at 08:46:37 PM EST
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Poverty blighted my childhood. I'm voting to help today's hungry and cold kids | The Guardian Opinion |

Why UK child poverty targets wont be met

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Tue Dec 10th, 2019 at 08:14:12 AM EST
In this Reuters poll, the gap between Tories and Labour US much smaller than previously published ... business "leaders" and Tory fans coming out of the woodwork to demonize Labour and its leader Jeremy Corbyn.

The Sun and fearmongering ...

PM will tell Brits a vote for any party other than the Conservatives will see the country stuck in "limbo".

The message comes after two poll firms showed the Tories were gaining ground, an ICM/Reuters survey had Tories at 42% and Labour up a point at 36%.

Latest poll shows  Boris Johnson's lead narrowing

Latest from the Tory Brexiteers campaign ...

We can rip up the EU rule book, PM Johnson tells UK voters

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Tue Dec 10th, 2019 at 09:47:33 AM EST


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Dec 10th, 2019 at 09:15:47 PM EST
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Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Wed Dec 11th, 2019 at 01:08:04 PM EST
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Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Tue Dec 10th, 2019 at 10:50:04 AM EST

Shadow Health Secretary dismisses as 'banter' tape recording of him telling friend Labour will lose and Corbyn to blame

Considered a friend, a Tory activist from Canterbury: Greig Baker!

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Tue Dec 10th, 2019 at 11:06:27 AM EST
Jonathan Ashworth apologises after Corbyn criticism leak

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Tue Dec 10th, 2019 at 04:04:24 PM EST
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Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Tue Dec 10th, 2019 at 11:10:48 AM EST


Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Tue Dec 10th, 2019 at 11:15:55 AM EST

So our advice, unless you want to open the floodgates to unregulated GMOs (and more!), is to vote in a way that will not allow Boris Johnson to stay in No 10.

The best way to ensure he doesn't, given the UK's outmoded first-past-the-post voting system, is by tactical voting. And tactical voting isn't difficult - here's why.



Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing, nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen
by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Tue Dec 10th, 2019 at 12:50:30 PM EST
Boris Johnson Brexit campaign bus NHS 350 million ...

British public still believe Vote Leave "£350 million a week to EU" myth from Brexit campaign | The Independent - Oct. 2018 |

AggregateIQ created Cambridge Analytica's election software ... ties to Dominic Cummings and Tory lies!

From my July 2019 diary - Boris Invests In Next Election Win

Dominic Cummings lies about Leave.UK link with Cambridge Analytica ties to Steve Bannon and a global rightwing movement ...

The chaotic triumph of Arron Banks, the "bad boy of Brexit"

Bannon, Mercer, Facebook and Cambridge Analytica: The Tragic Tale of Micro-Targeting and Mass Coercion that Elected Donald Trump

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Tue Dec 10th, 2019 at 01:30:49 PM EST

Mail on Sunday made false claims about Labour's tax claims

Billionaire-owned press and Tories caught working hand in glove to lie about Labour

Related reading ...

There are serious problems with the Conservatives' claim that Labour would spend £1.2 trillion

Report: Land for the Many

Changing the way our fundamental asset is used, owned and governed

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Tue Dec 10th, 2019 at 04:55:24 PM EST
LSE Blog Article ... Interesting

How the Conservatives' austerity rhetoric won them the GE2015, and almost cost them GE2017

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Tue Dec 10th, 2019 at 06:09:54 PM EST
by generic on Tue Dec 10th, 2019 at 06:18:07 PM EST


Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Tue Dec 10th, 2019 at 06:26:59 PM EST
is the word.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Dec 10th, 2019 at 09:19:42 PM EST
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by generic on Wed Dec 11th, 2019 at 09:54:56 PM EST
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Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Tue Dec 10th, 2019 at 07:18:35 PM EST
You'll wake the smugglers.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Dec 10th, 2019 at 08:06:30 PM EST
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This might be the Milliband chaos tweet of this cycle.

by generic on Wed Dec 11th, 2019 at 12:02:53 PM EST
*Miliband
by generic on Wed Dec 11th, 2019 at 12:03:24 PM EST
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Winding up his campaign in the agricultural North of England ... on a tractor the buffoon!

Labour response team only needed one hour ...

Boris on tractor drives through NHS wall with Tory cuts

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Wed Dec 11th, 2019 at 01:40:34 PM EST
The BBC graphics over Year 2019 shows only LibDem voters can close the gap between Boris Johnson and Labour's Jeremy Corbyn. The decline in both major parties over Q1 and Q2 was offset by the decimation of Farage and the Brexit party in Q3 and Q4.

Poll tracker

Requires tactical voting as last resort ... stop Boris!

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Wed Dec 11th, 2019 at 05:24:28 PM EST
Similar late Labour surge as in GE2017 ... Con-Lab lead of 13 pts evaporated to a dismal 2.5 pts on election day. Tactical voting by LibDems was the catalyst.

PSA Expert Predictions GE2019

STOP BORIS -- VOTE SMART!!

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Wed Dec 11th, 2019 at 09:25:11 PM EST
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Possibly. Though in a way Labour is the only party that actually campaigns. Tories and LibDems mostly depend on supposed "journalists" to do their messaging for them. And they draw a wage all year. Labour depends on unpaid volunteers that are only available for a very limited time span since they have to eat.
by generic on Wed Dec 11th, 2019 at 09:53:07 PM EST
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Polls tracker: gap between Labour and Tories narrows with result in balance

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Wed Dec 11th, 2019 at 09:48:41 PM EST
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MPs are elected by constituencies so national polling means diddly-squat.  "Throw the Tories Out" tactical voting by LibDems and Labour could swing a huge number of seats.


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Wed Dec 11th, 2019 at 10:02:57 PM EST
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Ambushed early in the morning  for an appearance on Morgan Piers' Good Morning show ... an aide could be heard mouthing "oh for fuck's sake".

The Guardian headline ...

Boris Johnson 'hides in a fridge' to avoid a Piers Morgan interview.

Can't fault Boris on that Houdini Act 😄

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Wed Dec 11th, 2019 at 07:02:04 PM EST
by Bernard on Wed Dec 11th, 2019 at 07:17:52 PM EST
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by generic on Wed Dec 11th, 2019 at 08:17:07 PM EST
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From today's article in The Guardian ...

What the papers say as Britain goes to the ballot box

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Thu Dec 12th, 2019 at 06:20:04 AM EST
Why did the Sun publish a far-right conspiracy theory | The Guardian |

The (social) media moguls on even par with Communist oligarchs feeding the masses Pravda, or in plain words: ugly propaganda!

Murdoch did it in the lead up to America's Election 2016 ... his tentacles reaches Britain in the December days of GE2019.

This time the Sun political editor Tom Newton Dunn was forced to delete the article within a day ... no trace to be found except in references on the worst if right-wing blogs ...

Corinne Hutchinson - the Womble24

and the WayBackMachine: "HIJACKED LABOUR.

Can't get much uglier than such blatent fraud!

Related reading ...

Louis Mensch, a "journalist" from Australian Murdoch

includes: "Bret Stephens and WSJ/Murdoch Are Inseparable"

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Thu Dec 12th, 2019 at 07:07:17 AM EST
Murdoch's tentacles haven't just "reached" Britain, Oui. They've been suffocating British politics for decades.

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing, nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen
by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Thu Dec 12th, 2019 at 08:06:16 AM EST
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Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Thu Dec 12th, 2019 at 08:32:45 AM EST
by generic on Thu Dec 12th, 2019 at 09:04:20 AM EST

PEOPLE ARE SMARTER THAN PARTY LEADERS ✍🏼 VOTE 😅

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Thu Dec 12th, 2019 at 09:20:02 AM EST
No silly .... it's British just queuing and reading the morning Metro ...

Most important this decade, how fitting!



Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Thu Dec 12th, 2019 at 05:16:33 PM EST
by Cat on Thu Dec 12th, 2019 at 11:04:01 PM EST
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Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Thu Dec 12th, 2019 at 08:59:10 PM EST


Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Thu Dec 12th, 2019 at 09:30:18 PM EST
Comparison to results of EU Referendum ....

Map results UK - Leave vs Remain

Independent ex-MPs who left Labour and Tories fail to win

Five reasons why Labour lost the election

Ugly recrimination by a Labour candidate who lost their seat; "The only upside of this is that Corbyn will have to go. He can retire to the Chagos Islands. They own this lock, stock and barrel."

How awful ... a lot of ignorance on Human Rights and International Law ... a long journey for Labour recovery, if at all possible.



Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Fri Dec 13th, 2019 at 10:37:30 AM EST
Irish News: Nigel Dodds and Emma Little-Pengelly lose their seats



Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Fri Dec 13th, 2019 at 11:10:12 AM EST
Reaction to Overwhelming Conservative Victory from Europe | France24 |

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