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Post by astradt1 on Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:03 am

Buzz phrases

So we now have the start of the 2017 general election campaign and the buzz phrases have started to come out.

It is likely to be a very dirty campaign with lots of negative Buzz Phrases from all parties and many of these will be designed to stick in the minds of voters to sway them.

We will have the MP's doing the rounds of the TV News shows giving their daily talking points which will be littered the phases given to them by party election coordinators.

Here is the first one I have heard today:

19/04/17...Coalition of Chaos.........Theresa May....repeated on Sky News by Karen Bradley....
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Post by oftenwrong on Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:59 am

"It is likely to be a very dirty campaign"

Indeed it is, because the principle at stake is not the usual Party loyalty but a second asking of the question posed a year ago in a referendum.  The public then responded with a loud raspberry to current practices.  Will voters now reinforce the Brexit option, or draw back from boat-rocking?

Buzz phrases will abound:

MPs who didn't want an election.
Will Corbyn bag Trump-style win for the underclass?
Lib-Dems under fire
May steals manifesto pledge from Miliband
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Gina Miller plans 'biggest tactical voting effort in UK history'
“Only the Conservatives have a plan for a stronger Britain which will build a stronger economy that rewards people who work hard and create secure and well-paid jobs.”
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Re: 2017 general election

Post by boatlady on Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:06 pm

Let's make June the end of May
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Post by oftenwrong on Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:17 pm

boatlady wrote:Let's make June the end of May

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Post by sickchip on Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:11 pm

We fool ourselves in the UK into thinking we have a choice of five possible parties who could govern. We are actually a bit like the US.The reality is we have a choice between two parties - Tory or Labour who will govern.

A vote for Green, SNP, Lib-Dem, UKIP, or a spoilt ballot paper will, in all likelihood simply return a Tory government. So anybody voting in such a way will have no right to complain about a Tory government.......you will have helped put them there.

The decision people need to be brave enough to make is to vote either Labour or Tory........forget the other parties - wasted votes that will simply put the Tories back in power.

It's make your mind up time, folks.........are you going to help return a Tory government by voting Green, Lib-Dem, UKIP, or SNP; or are you prepared to give Labour and Corbyn an opportunity?

If you dislike May and her Tory government so much the only realistic way to get rid of them is to vote Labour.
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Post by boatlady on Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:01 pm

what I keep telling everyone - whatever you think about Corbyn - vote Labour, get rid of Tories - then deal with the fine detail.

If we don't get rid of the Tories, many of us won't be alive for the next round
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Post by boatlady on Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:01 pm

cheers sunny flower cheers sunny flower
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Post by oftenwrong on Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:30 pm

A surprise General Election at this point in time could well have a surprise result.

With the benefit of hindsight, voters now know most of the likely consequences of Brexit, and may well be asking themselves why the toffs turned out to be so pleased with the Get-out-of-Europe referendum result.

Vote anything but Tory. You know it makes sense!
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Post by Ivan on Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:00 pm



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Post by Ivan on Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:35 pm

"Strong and stable" - May's phrase which Cameron also used (and we know how that worked out) .......

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Or maybe her buzz word is actually "ban"? On Tuesday she banned a head-to-head debate with Jeremy Corbyn, on Wednesday she banned the public from her event, and yesterday she banned the press. Today she banned workers at a factory she was visiting from talking to the press - "we're not allowed to answer your questions" is what Michael Crick was told.
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Re: 2017 general election

Post by oftenwrong on Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:35 pm

Not even George Orwell thought of writing a novel about "Big Sister".
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Post by oftenwrong on Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:43 pm

Is there going to be a big turnout on June 8th. polling day?
Anyone who doesn't vote cannot complain about the result, whatever it is.
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Post by oftenwrong on Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:26 pm

Few will be surprised to learn that the first 22 pages of today's Sunday Times largely consist of variations on the theme that a Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn will have no chance in the General Election.  However Andrew Marr sounds a note of caution:

".... with the media consensus so strongly against Corbyn, I can imagine lots of bloody-minded voters all over the place thinking 'Don't tell me what to do.'  The more the Conservatives define the election as being simply about May versus Corbyn and strong government, the more some people will say, 'Hey no, I think this is about the NHS/underfunded schools/ social care ....'  take your pick.  Those 48 percenters from last year's referendum have been in effect instructed by May not to vote Tory."



Are we bloody-minded? I'd say, "bloody right we are!"
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Re: 2017 general election

Post by Ivan on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:32 pm

Compare these voting records and then consider who would make the better PM....

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Re: 2017 general election

Post by boatlady on Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:03 am



Sue Jones
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Let's put the Tories out of our misery on 8 June.
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Post by astradt1 on Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:26 am

Is this weeks buzz phrase 'Strong and stable leadership'?..... Micheal Fallon = BBC Breakfast + Sky Sunrise News. He also managed to throw in 'Coalition of Chaos' just to keep that one going....
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Post by oftenwrong on Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:43 am

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Post by astradt1 on Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:30 pm

BBC Daily Politics Show's Jo Coburn continues to show the BBC's unbiased coverage of the 2017 Election....Asking Labour's Shadow Defense Secretary, Nia Griffith about Corbyn's interview on the Marr show, yesterday kept asking if a commitment to Trident was in the Labour manifesto for this election and kept asking/pressing if it WAS in the manifesto but when asking former Foreign Office minister Alistair Burt was asked if the Tax Triple Lock WOULD be in the Tory manifesto when it's launched in 2 weeks time........

So Labour must have their's ready now but the Tories can wait a few weeks........
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Re: 2017 general election

Post by Jsmythe on Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:46 pm

boatlady wrote:Let's make June the end of May

Clever
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Post by boatlady on Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:34 pm

Can't take credit - woman called Sue Jones - busy on Twitter and Facebook
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