Exactly. David Cameron promised a ref in the 2015 GE, expecting that he would be continuing the Lib/Dem coalition and therefore saved from having to keep that promise. As it happened he won a surprise albeit thin majority and decided to quickly get his promise out of the way - and the rest is history.Except they weren't - they were in opposition.
Point of order. The goat would have to be alive (see earlier hamster comments). In fairness, the same is true of many Labour constituencies also.And just to add - at election time - the public are more than happy to reward politicians that lie to them and punish those that don't! Added to that, there are constituencies in England were, literally, a dead goat with a Tory rosette would get elected and in the marginal constituencies, the crude appeal to very base instincts coupled with a moron of a Labour leader will probably be enough for a Tory victory.
Ominous!12th December. We should know the outcome on Friday 13th.
I expect Bojo to be dead in a ditch this Friday, if one can trust himOminous!
I think it boils down to whether the UK voting public are more sick of (a) the Conservatives and their Brexit antics or (b) Brexit and want it over with.
Anything other than a Conservative majority means more delay and more uncertainty and re-negotiation of the withdrawal agreement.
A Conservative majority is a mandate to exit on the basis of the deal just agreed (and ignore the DUP).
I think, this is just a guess, that it's (b) and so a Conservative majority.
It's all going to be fantastic!
They’re targeting Labour seats in constituencies that voted Leave.What seats will Brexit party be running candidates in, and will they steal votes from Tories?
They claimed that they would run candidate in all seats and I think that they will come near to that.What seats will Brexit party be running candidates in, and will they steal votes from Tories?
Conservative majority now 1.63 fairly strong favourite with Betfair (the Duke has an insurance bet at 2.08). Combination of Boris/Dominic playing a blinder and Corbyn/Abbot/McDonnell etc. a walking disaster.They’re targeting Labour seats in constituencies that voted Leave.
I get the impression that Brexit is bigger than the Brexit Party. They’d rather Brexit happen than get elected themselves.