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Change UK cut in half....

Discussion in 'off topic' started by JimmyB, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. JimmyB

    JimmyB pfm Member

    Looks like a few have left already....Heidi Allen, Chuka Umunna, Sarah Wollaston, Gavin Shuker and Angela Smith are off to be independent...

  2. slavedata

    slavedata pfm Member

    Must be the shortest life party in UK politics
  3. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    How will they divvy up their votes? Copy them out and then pass the jar round, picking one at a time?
  4. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Staying alert

    Are the breakaway lot calling themselves Loose Change UK?
  5. Goldenmouse

    Goldenmouse pfm Member

    Hilarious stuff.
  6. wylton

    wylton pfm Member

    Good riddance is all I can say. Now all we have to do is to find a way of getting rid of all 650 members of the house and starting all over; oh yes, that's what they call a general election isn't it?
    naimplayer likes this.
  7. JimmyB

    JimmyB pfm Member

    We also need to change the archaic system, civil service and re-think the whole way we do things in this day and age.....
  8. notaclue

    notaclue pfm Member

    It appears to be only the ugly ones left now. I suspect the more attractive members couldn't bear the failure of the elections.
  9. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    That went well.
  10. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    The Lib Dems and Greens will benefit. One of the more annoying legacies of CUK is they split the centre vote and cost another Green MEP. I can’t remember which region, but it was mentioned on results night. It wouldn’t surprise me if the brighter CUKs didn’t now try and defect with their seats to the LDs, which is what they should have done in the first place really.
    sean99 likes this.
  11. Seanm

    Seanm pfm Member

    There’s a huge appetite for their kind of politics at the moment so I fully expect them to bounce back
    vuk likes this.
  12. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Waiting for the streetcar..

    There is. Just not served up by them.
  13. drummerman

    drummerman pfm Member

    Umunna was the one I had some hope for in the Labour Party and I would eventually have tipped him for the top job.

    I think he miscalculated the situation completely. Personally I think he bagged on Corbyn loosing his position or at least be severely weakened and him being asked to return to some shadow ministry position in order to be primed for said top job eventually. The man can talk, is likeable in a superficial way, looks presentable, is coloured and kind of trodded the middle line. Broad appeal for many, especially young Labour.

    Will they forgive him or will he only be remembered for deserting?
    Mr_Sukebe likes this.
  14. billo

    billo pfm Member

    Do you not remember that he has already tried for this job? and he threw in the towel at the first sign of it being hard work, or the possibility of it bringing his mother into disrepute
    Bart and Barrymagrec like this.
  15. Rodrat

    Rodrat pfm Member

    I have always voted but I am close to reaching the time where I no longer can be arsed. My wife almost had to frog march me to the polling station for the Euro Elections. The Tories are currently moving the goalposts to stop their own MP’s challenging for the leadership, Farage and his party despite their hatred of the EU will take up their seats and Labour don’t know their arse from their elbow. The Greens and especially the LD do well when middle England wants to complain but will still vote in a dog turd sporting a blue rosette when push come to shove. My MP voted to leave despite the vast majority of his constituents voting to remain. I will no doubt rant more but I am only halfway through my first glass of wine.
  16. drummerman

    drummerman pfm Member

    He was too young and inexperienced, still is (quite apart from all the other problems he has created for himself now).

    He knew it was a no go and he clearly thought he had no future under a Corbyn dictatorship.

    Now he likely has no future under any labour leadership. Probably will end up with the Libs eventually trying to somehow keep an 80k/year plus expenses salary.

    Still, I think he should be popular with naive young voters.
  17. wyjsar

    wyjsar Nothing but heart

    Umunna was one of the two toxic ones, the other one being Soubry.
    Allen and Wollaston will join the LDs, possibly Berger too. Not sure who else has any worthwhile profile and will be remembered beyond the end of June 2019.
  18. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    I hope that is an accurate prediction, I think Allen, Wollaston and Berger would be assets to the LDs.
  19. Seanm

    Seanm pfm Member

    Do NOT underestimate Mike Gapes.
  20. zarniwoop

    zarniwoop hoopy frood

    Small Change?

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