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116 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - WATCH: May – "I've h... · 0 replies · +1 points

It was by no means an exhaustive list. Her GE manifesto, which included some of the proposals that I referenced was, for me, the straw that broke the camels back. As somebody who has been eligible to vote since 2008 I have made a point of supporting the Conservatives in national, local and European elections. But since the publication of that document I have voted tactically against them. And will continue to do so for as long as she is Prime Minister.

116 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - WATCH: May – "I've h... · 0 replies · +1 points

I think peoples cynicism is reflective of the cynicism displayed by those in parliament. And after the last week or so that's only likely to increase. I fear that we are nearing the point where large swathes of the electorate descend into apathy and resignation. I don't blame them. When it comes to politics that's been my prevailing tendency for some time. But this will likely be to the benefit of more nefarious forces that are starting to stir beneath the surface. It's utterly depressing.

116 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - WATCH: May – "I've h... · 6 replies · +1 points

Her achievements during her time in front line politics are many. She single handedly handed the Labour Party a metaphorical crowbar with which they then proceeded to beat the Tories with for years to come (her 'nasty party' speech). A woeful record at the Home Office (incompetent reorganisations, the curtailing of stop and search, and accelerated levels of migration to name but a few). And as Prime Minster; price-capping, something about FGM, proposed tax increases (including the effective theft of inherited capital), and worker representation in boardrooms. All culminating in the loss of a hard won overall majority to the most risible opposition in modern times. Then a proposed EU Withdrawal Arrangement that has had the unique consequence of uniting both sides of the argument in their opposition to it.

116 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Rebecca Lowe: Leave is... · 0 replies · +1 points

I must admit that I am always slightly baffled by the underlying narrative that Remain voters are exclusively left-wing or centrist in their political outlook. I for one hold fairly right-wing views over many issues yet voted to remain in the European Union in the 2016 Referendum. For me it wasn't a particularly difficult decision to make. Far from it I believe that our interests as a nation are better served by remaining a member of the European Union. However I am a democrat and accept that my side of the argument was rejected in favour leaving. What does baffle me is the woeful deal tabled by the Prime Minister and the constant calls from those on my side of the argument for a re-run of the referendum.