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    • alanq
    • By alanq 18th Apr 17, 11:19 AM
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    PM Seeks General Election For June 8th
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    • 18th Apr 17, 11:19 AM
    PM Seeks General Election For June 8th 18th Apr 17 at 11:19 AM
    http://news.sky.com/

    Just announced that there will be a vote in parliament tomorrow to authorise this.
    I'm a Board Guide on the Budgeting and Bank Accounts, Savings & Investments, Food Shopping and Over 50s MoneySaving boards. I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly, and I can move and merge threads there. Any views are mine and not the official line of moneysavingexpert.com. Board guides are not moderators. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com
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    • fatbelly
    • By fatbelly 18th Apr 17, 2:08 PM
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    Doesn't she need a 2/3rds majority in parliament to get this through?

    That would need Labour mps to vote for it - are they really going to do that?
    • Thrugelmir
    • By Thrugelmir 18th Apr 17, 2:11 PM
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    Doesn't she need a 2/3rds majority in parliament to get this through?

    That would need Labour mps to vote for it - are they really going to do that?
    Originally posted by fatbelly
    Corbyn welcomed the decision earlier today.
    “ “Bull markets are born on pessimism, grow on skepticism, mature on optimism, and die on euphoria. The time of maximum pessimism is the best time to buy, and the time of maximum optimism is the best time to sell.” Sir John Marks Templeton
    • picks
    • By picks 18th Apr 17, 2:14 PM
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    Doesn't she need a 2/3rds majority in parliament to get this through?

    That would need Labour mps to vote for it - are they really going to do that?
    Originally posted by fatbelly
    Cunning May knows that Labour is in such shambles that they're barely able to organise themselves transport to a meeting to discuss it let alone agree how they'll vote.
    • fatbelly
    • By fatbelly 18th Apr 17, 2:16 PM
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    Corbyn welcomed the decision earlier today.
    Originally posted by Thrugelmir
    Surely his party will be decimated? Labour is about 20 points adrift in the opinion polls.

    I just put the figures in an election predictor and it showed 57 seats lost from Labour to Conservative
    Last edited by fatbelly; 18-04-2017 at 2:20 PM.
    • kidmugsy
    • By kidmugsy 18th Apr 17, 2:20 PM
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    A Tory victory will put to bed the unelected leader bit
    Originally posted by coastline
    The "unelected leader bit": it would be a shame to put it to bed - it's such a useful indicator that someone is a moron.
    • kidmugsy
    • By kidmugsy 18th Apr 17, 2:21 PM
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    I can't see the budget deficit being a major issue as we've only ran a surplus 7 times in 50 years.
    Originally posted by coastline
    The size and the direction of change can matter.
    • Eco Miser
    • By Eco Miser 18th Apr 17, 3:55 PM
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    it's just an announcement that everyone is a,ready away of.
    Originally posted by Keep pedalling
    Not everybody. I wasn't aware of it until I read it here.
    Eco Miser
    Saving money for well over half a century
    • Malthusian
    • By Malthusian 18th Apr 17, 4:54 PM
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    Surely his party will be decimated?
    Originally posted by fatbelly
    His party's already decimated. Corbyn doesn't care. There is no credible alternative, and he's already survived one coup. There's no reason to think he'll resign when he loses. The early election will extend his stay in power until at least 2022, just as it does May's.
    • Asghar
    • By Asghar 18th Apr 17, 5:14 PM
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    His party's already decimated. Corbyn doesn't care. There is no credible alternative, and he's already survived one coup. There's no reason to think he'll resign when he loses. The early election will extend his stay in power until at least 2022, just as it does May's.
    Originally posted by Malthusian
    This is the best chance that Labour MP's have of getting rid of Corbyn, now they don't have to wait until 2020.

    Tomorrow, in Parliament, they will vote in favour of the June election, Corbyn will fight the election on his terms and mandate, will loose badly and then will have no alternative but to resign.

    A lot of Labour MP's will loose their seats but there is no way that they can vote against having an early election anyway, it would make a mockery of their opposition and trying to get into power.
    • isasmurf
    • By isasmurf 18th Apr 17, 5:45 PM
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    As this discussion has little to do with savings & investments could I gently suggest a BG moves it to the discussion board.
    • Pincher
    • By Pincher 18th Apr 17, 6:09 PM
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    I hope they have enough time to print the postal votes.
    My whole household is away on 8th June.
    They have six weeks to get it through my letterbox.

    The Remainers just have to vote anything except Tory, and we will have a REALLY EMBARRASSING U-turn. It's the kind of thing that puts people off Democrazy (sic) and elect me emperor, at last. Action based on whim, prejudice and ignorance is no way to make policy.

    The correct way is to run that dog over, when you are driving, because

    1. If you swerve right, you run into on-coming traffic, at a combined impact speed of 60+ mph.

    2. If you swerve left, you kill the baby on the pavement.

    3. Even emergency braking is bad, because the car behind you can crash into you.

    Cadence brake, so the car behind you at least sees some flashing.

    How many people know enough to do the right thing? And vote the right way?

    If you let people decide, the puppy lives, and people die.
    • bottleandahalf
    • By bottleandahalf 18th Apr 17, 7:18 PM
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    BREAKING: The CPS have told Channel 4 News tonight that they are considering charges against more than 30 individuals. #electionexpenses
    • Type 45
    • By Type 45 18th Apr 17, 7:45 PM
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    FTSE just lost £46bn! Ouch!
    • picks
    • By picks 18th Apr 17, 9:00 PM
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    As this discussion has little to do with savings & investments could I gently suggest a BG moves it to the discussion board.
    Originally posted by isasmurf
    I agree and am struggling to find a connection with savings & investments. Can you give a link to the discussion board that you refer to?
    • masonic
    • By masonic 18th Apr 17, 9:13 PM
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    I agree and am struggling to find a connection with savings & investments. Can you give a link to the discussion board that you refer to?
    Originally posted by picks
    Presumably this one: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/forumdisplay.php?f=57
    • AnotherJoe
    • By AnotherJoe 18th Apr 17, 9:14 PM
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    Indeed and it's a very cunning move by May - pretend to go along till 2020 and then abruptly give minimal notice of election. It's not only likely to prevent Corbyn getting his ragbag side to come together in time.

    The SNP is in principle the only political lot sufficiently united to be able to scupper aunty May's lemming rush into a rock hard Brexit..
    Originally posted by picks
    I'd say a strong majority makes a "rock hard" Brexit less likely, not more. With a dodgy majority the Eurocrats are more likely to take a hard position believing that parliament may reject it, and even that a "no deal" might nit go through. They may be more reasonable negotiating with a strong government
    • Gambler101
    • By Gambler101 18th Apr 17, 9:59 PM
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    Corbyn better get on a Virgin train and show he can book train ticket with a seat pronto, otherwise people may think hes incapable of booking a train journey.

    As for running the country
    The instructions on the box said 'Requires Windows 7 or better'. So I installed LINUX
    • Fatbritabroad
    • By Fatbritabroad 19th Apr 17, 5:47 AM
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    Corbyn better get on a Virgin train and show he can book train ticket with a seat pronto, otherwise people may think hes incapable of booking a train journey.

    As for running the country
    Originally posted by Gambler101
    Or organising a p*as up in a brewery
    • ffacoffipawb
    • By ffacoffipawb 19th Apr 17, 5:49 AM
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    Or organising a p*as up in a brewery
    Originally posted by Fatbritabroad
    Or C*ck up in a brothel.
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