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No chance there will be any pre-election deal
hasn't Swinson explicitly said that she does not regard Labour as anti-Brexit enough and is unwilling to work with them in terms of standing candidates down?
It could be done unofficially by tactical voting, I know there are various sites set up for this but with no-one really co-ordinating matters and some of the sites allegedly not playing fair with their voting advice, it's hard to see this having much impact.
Afterwards is a different story, depending on how the cards fall. I'm sure Swinson will make her support for Labour, if the arithmetic were to allow it, conditional on Corbyn stepping down as leader. I'm not necessarily hellbent personally on the idea of him staying on in charge but replacing him will not be at the behest of another party. I guess it depends on how strong or otherwise his position is in terms of numbers.
My feeling at the moment is that the Tories win a small majority but who knows, things are so volatile and unpredictable that I'm certainly not losing all hope. There are many factors in play. First objective, stopping Johnson gaining control of Parliament either with or without DUP/BXP support. He may then be forced out as leader at least and replaced with someone slightly more sensible and less sociopathic!
I'm fairly certain Labour will not win a majority under any circumstances but largest party and being able to form a government is not out of the question (though unlikely).
......regardless, if either party want to stop a hard Brexit they need to do some sort of deal.
Going back to Clegg. The lack of commitment to public spending is a great principle for them to coalesce around. If they meant their wishy washy words about social reform, it might be different. But laissez-faire economics has always seemed more important to them than doing anything about inequality. Liberal can mean a lot of things to a lot of people.
I remember Laughing Boy/Johannes Borgen predicting the Condem coalition in 2010 when everyone, including me, was certain it wouldn't happen. Thy showed their true colours there.
Firmly to the right of centre.
....no-one is coming out of this smelling of roses.
I will blame them all.
best way to grub votes off Tory Remainers.
Labour have been trying to stand in the way of a hard Brexit since 2016, and have been opposed by the Lib Dems every step of the way. First they said it was a simple rerun of the first vote they wanted, even if it risked no deal. Now Labour support a public vote on a known deal involving a close relationship with the EU, it's not good enough and we have to revoke.
LDs are far more concerned with re-inflating their vote share than stopping Johnson and his goons.
....tactical voting I suspect exists in a minority bubble of people who read a lot about politics.
If a hard Brexit is to be reliably stopped Corbyn and Swinson need to put country before party and do some sort of deal, even if its standing down in just 20-30 seats each.
...Iím no huge fan of a Corbyn or some of Labourís proposed policies but if people want to stop the Tories then itís perfectly possible by voting for the strongest opposition in each seat.
If the UK elects Johnson with a majority then it sadly deserves everything that brings.
Johnson and Farage pact would appear to me to put Torys in better position in election.
Can you imagine two more detestable pricks as those and also having the backing of Trump.
God help us all....