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    ^mostly captured my thoughts on Labour and the second order effects

    quango - long time i've not heard this word : )

    I don't know about hung parliament being best though. I want the Tories to win and have a commanding majority.

    This will lead to more coherent policy at a time when global conditions are more uncertain.

    The problem is the Tories have been in office since 2012.

    So anti-incumbency might work against them.
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    Tories have been in power since 2010 although the first Government (Cameron/Clegg) was a Conservative/LibDem coalition.

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    Conservatives & lib dems won't work as a coalition this time. The libs have said no brexit. Course the way the votes come in might create such a coalition.

    Which will be a mess.

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    Never going to happen: The LibDems are adamantly opposed to Brexit while today's Conservative Party is, in effect what used to be UKIP. I voted for Cameron in 2010 (and won some cheese on a bet) but could not vote for Johnson next week and have contributed to the LibDems (only 500GDP), a Party of which I am not and never have been a member. Why? Because I am basically a 'conservative' and agree and believe in free trade - which Britain has been a champion of since Adam Smith. All the Thatcher reforms were essentially a form of freeing trade within the UK from the grip of socialist dogma where nearly 2/3rds of the British economy was Government run. It is absolutely against everything any true 'free market' conservative could conceive of to restrict trade with the continent. They tried it hundreds of years ago and smugglers ran riot or some towns (such as Sandwhich) got exemptions; it failed so they legalised it and taxed the profits instead - which was far more lucrative for the treasury and the smugglers as they were not fighting each other.

    Meanwhile I got an email from a friend in the UK linking this;



    So this guy Andrew Neil is known to be a particularly abrasive interviewer and Boris the Brave is apparently 'frit' to use the Yorkshire term (for frightened) to be interviewed by him - though all the other Party Leaders have. This apparently has caused some trouble for the BBC as they had said they would not let him be interviewed by other members of their staff before he consented to the 'Leaders Interview' with Andrew Neil. However following an incident in London where some crazed jihadist stabbed a couple of people (and was after shot dead by Police) Johnson appeared for an interview with Andrew Marr last Sunday(?);



    Given his performance and waffle in this interview I can see why he is scared of being interviewed by a hard interviewer.

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