Stu255

Stu255

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2 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Ryan Bourne: Why billi... · 1 reply · +1 points

Norway is the closest thing to a Western socialist country, they have 4 times more billionaires per capita than the UK.

2 days ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Lord Ashcroft: Introdu... · 0 replies · +1 points

Remainers are thick as mince.

1 week ago @ http://www.conservativ... - "I remain a Conservati... · 3 replies · +1 points

But Brexit has little or nothing to do with Conservatism.

How do you explain the existence of staunch communist or socially libertarian Brexiteers?

Brexit transcends party ideologies.

Euroscepticism is incompatible with our current party political filter and this fact is the main reason the Brexit project is continuously shooting itself in the foot.

Euroscepticism has popular support but repeatedly fails to grapple with power via the party political system because it is incompatible with Party ideological boundaries.

The parties are all in the process of being destroyed and reborn before our eyes, it’s just that so far they have stuck to their historical branding. They will no doubt all rebrand in the not too distant future when communists are welcomed into the eurosceptic tent.

1 week ago @ http://www.conservativ... - "I remain a Conservati... · 1 reply · +1 points

“they should be welcomed back, all sins forgiven.”

Intolerance is a sin.

2 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Andrew Gimson's PMQs s... · 0 replies · +1 points

Sounds like classic groupthink to me.

Their vote will split (because of these wishful reasons) but ours will not (because of other wishful reasons).

Assuming the opposition will pursue self harm is just stupid strategy. Plain and simple.

2 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Andrew Gimson's PMQs s... · 3 replies · +1 points

So the 66 gained is contingent on successfully splitting the remain vote? and thus assuring Brexit?

In terms of strategy... this looks deeply flawed to me. Not least because I expect the Lib Dems would simply pull those candidates, as (on the logic you describe) pulling them would dramatically increase their chances of joining a coalition government.

It's the sort of strategy that you would produce if you relied purely on numbers and ignored any logic.

This isn't the rationale behind the election is it?

2 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Andrew Gimson's PMQs s... · 0 replies · +1 points

Oh dear, what an embarrassing comment to have made in public.

2 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Andrew Gimson's PMQs s... · 7 replies · +1 points

I have an honest question...

The Conservative Party is currently polling about 33 - 34% when looking at ‘poll of polls’... When was the last time a political party won a Parliamentary majority with 33 - 34% of the vote?

I have a sinking feeling that “points ahead in the polls” has been misconstrued as indicative of a Parliamentary majority, when in the current absence of two party politics it is no such thing.

How many seats do we expect with 33% of the vote?

2 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - EU agrees on Brexit Ex... · 0 replies · +1 points

Exactly, current machinations are all about steering into an election with inertia.

Although I think they are overthinking it. The public are too fatigued to care for one moment about the minutia of exactly who said what about any specific detail of an issue. Or trying to jump the other side into a debating ambush. Only academics and journalists care about that. The government risk getting bogged down in weeds if they spend too long positioning.

The British public are excellent at both seeing the bigger picture, and judging people by their motivations.

If you want to win an election you have to tell the public what you want, and why you want the thing that you want. The national budget is £700 billion so the public expect the government and Whitehall to just 'do' the detail.

The electorate want 'vision' and 'purpose' from political leadership.

2 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - EU agrees on Brexit Ex... · 0 replies · +1 points

Another extension?

Brexit’s had more dates than Katie Price.