Over the water in Norn Ire, serious cycle commuter, and a bit of a bike geek.
Also draw, studying for IT/Maths degree on OU and I keep chickens.
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Love them or hate them, they have effectively quite likely made themselves unemployed (as government ministers)
That does take some guts.
Add to that the enormous cost of starting a party / the FPTP system and risk of failure is high. I'd rather have seen them all go to the LibDems because I am not sure how the distinguish themselves from the LB.
HM does that means 11 anti brexit voters now that they have no party allegiance? Or even more DUP / ERG power?
There were warnings Brexit could seriously damage manufacturing.
Ignored by the "will of the people" brigade in all parties, with only some willing to stand up and say it.
And they are also going ATM... I doubt the UK can turn itself into the financial Singapore of the EU. The space is already taken.
Building a car factory (well any factory) needs an enormous investment. So you won't run away over Brexit.
But if your cars get slapped with a huge WTO tariff after a messy Brexit / your JIT parts imports processes are broken thanks to half assed EU access, your 10 year plan may not include the UK.
Another example on how populist measures leasing to badly thought out deglobalization can backfire massively.
Bye bye jobs, and what will come back in their place?
The DUPs new slogan is "Strength to Deliver"
StD. Hm....no, that cannot be anything else possible... :)
Eh? It is possible people on here switched to The Greens or still vote Labour (hi FPTP) without much enthouasism, but still would agree the Tories are scumbags of the highest degree?
I have a "choice" between the DUP and SF, the 3rd party (the SDLP) is very far in the polls in North Belfast.
What IS a socialist?
The UK conversation seems to be "you don't worship Corbyn you are not a socialist those are all blairitis" to "Corbyn is a commie".
There are socialists that heavily criticize Corbyn for this unwillingness to help improve the EU (the UK veto could do so much) and the lack of internationalism (the door must be closed according to him, tx mate...)
Those ones don't seem to be that economically left-wing to me, don't get me wrong. But I am not so convinced of Corbyn either. David Lammy on the other hand... :)
The Labour splitters are not exactly the crop of the cream. I also don't see what they bring what the LibDems don't already do...and with FPTP they haven't a good chance either. It sounds a little bit too much like a publicity stunt with no plan from this lot.
But then what is the correct way to react to a party leader that is unwilling to fight for a vote on the WA as per Labour membership wishes and is dishonest about the impact of Brexit (quietly dumping the 6 tests?)
I mean, serious question. You go, you split the vote. You don't go... you wait out a new leadership vote? That is the only option available?