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Old 12-12-2019, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by blindboyard View Post
So I want to predict a non-Tory victory, resulting in the LibDems teaming up with the Tories once again, given that their leader explicitly ruled out a coalition with Labour.
That would be quite an outcome. Neither the Tories nor the LDs are going to shift their Brexit position, so I very much doubt it can happen. If the Tories fail to get a working majority they’re toast - there’s no party left to trust them in coalition (unless the Brexit Party manage a gain some seats, which is unlikely given their poor strategic choices). More likely is the often touted ‘unity’ coalition, but I only see that as a possibility if Corbyn steps aside. The most likely outcome of a hung parliament this time is another election, but unless there’s some major changes in the leadership of either or both major parties I don’t see how that will have a different outcome.

We really do need to move away from our first past the post system (I’d prefer something like single transferable vote).

Old 12-12-2019, 04:40 PM
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So, against my better judgement, I decided to vote Labour for tactical reasons (like quite a few UK Dopers it would seem). Under different circumstances I’d have voted Lib Dem.
Old 12-12-2019, 09:03 PM
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Well, the results are in. We cannot say the people wanted to overturn Brexit. (sigh)
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Old 12-13-2019, 08:16 AM
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