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LibDem mania?

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The LibDems, until recently as useless as ever, will be getting all excited about this poll: Westminster voting intention: LDem: 24% (+6)Brex: 22% (+4)Con: 19% (-5)Lab: 19% (-5)Grn: 8% (+2) via @YouGovChgs. w/ 17 May — Britain Elects (@britainelects) May 30, 2019 They may be thinking that they can replace Labour as the prime left-of-centre […]

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New PM, same betrayal

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As Theresa May escapes from the Downing St roof in a helicopter, I look forward to the new Tory leadership team betraying Brexit in their own way. They’ll have learned from May’s mistakes, and I expect they’ll do a much better job of disguising a steaming pile of crap and getting it past their MPs. […]

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They always double down

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Daniel Hannan is surprisingly surprised: A couple of days before the vote, in a slightly whimsical spirit, I wrote the following: “I have a horrible vision of the Prime Minister responding to the defeat by making one of those statements at her lectern. ‘I have listened. I have heard what people want. And what people […]

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Did the LibDems win the locals?

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This post extends on Sam Duncan’s point made in the comments: looking at the raw numbers (that is, without the context of the previous local elections) it’s basically a pretty solid Tory win. Not a landslide by any means – at a 28% vote share they were neck-and-neck with Labour – but 3,562 seats is […]