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How will you Vote at the General Election on June 8th ?

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Amoore

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Re: How will you Vote at the General Election on June 8th ?

PostWed Apr 19, 2017 11:57 am

I feel there will be substantial swings towards the Tories in some of the Welsh Labour heartlands this year. Many of them have been on a knife edge after years of being taken for granted by Labour. Yes, there are many with clear memories of the Thatcher years, but they are also the same demographic which voted for Brexit, and therefore obvious candidates to switch from red to blue.
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Re: How will you Vote at the General Election on June 8th ?

PostWed Apr 19, 2017 12:42 pm

Amoore wrote:I feel there will be substantial swings towards the Tories in some of the Welsh Labour heartlands this year. Many of them have been on a knife edge after years of being taken for granted by Labour. Yes, there are many with clear memories of the Thatcher years, but they are also the same demographic which voted for Brexit, and therefore obvious candidates to switch from red to blue.


There'll almost certainly be a swing against Labour in the Valleys. I find it incredibly unlikely it will be in favour of the Tories though.
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Re: How will you Vote at the General Election on June 8th ?

PostWed Apr 19, 2017 4:11 pm

Indeed.

Both Plaid and UKIP will do well in the valleys. People are being divided by two nationalisms in many places like Caerffili.
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Re: How will you Vote at the General Election on June 8th ?

PostWed Apr 19, 2017 6:37 pm

Think I'll vote Tory again - as I'm selfish, against equality and against the majority of people in our society.

Either that or I think a stable Tory majority is probably the most viable, stable option for the country At an uncertain time.
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Re: How will you Vote at the General Election on June 8th ?

PostThu Apr 20, 2017 8:36 am

Carlos wrote:Think I'll vote Tory again - as I'm selfish, against equality and against the majority of people in our society.

Either that or I think a stable Tory majority is probably the most viable, stable option for the country At an uncertain time.


Theresa May's speech on Tuesday where she criticised any political opposition to Brexit and demanded complete parliamentary unanimity was one of the most disturbingly fascistic things I've ever seen a prime minister say.
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Re: How will you Vote at the General Election on June 8th ?

PostThu Apr 20, 2017 10:16 am

The Tories are going to focus on those Labour-turned-UKIP voters in this campaign. I really wouldn't rule out something which has previously been unthinkable.
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Re: How will you Vote at the General Election on June 8th ?

PostThu Apr 20, 2017 11:00 am

Most of the Labour>UKIP defectors are "low information" protest voters. If they abandon the Kippers they won't turn Tory, much more likely to go Plaid or LibDem.
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Re: How will you Vote at the General Election on June 8th ?

PostThu Apr 20, 2017 5:00 pm

Plaid for me, not that it will make any difference in Torfaen!

Had enough of Welsh Labour's 'jobs for the boys' attitude, where winning power is all they care about. On the other hand the way the Tories and their newspaper friends are pushing this election as "crushing the saboteurs" is downright scary.

Whatever you may think of the SNP, there's no denying that them winning seats has made Westminster and the media give Scotland a lot more attention and more powers. Wales is quickly becoming the forgotten land. Look at the past couple of weeks, even Gibraltar has been more important to the UK government than Wales, because we're seen as unimportant and unlikely to cause a fuss. Imagine if Scotland get independence, and NI join the Republic. There is a serious risk of Wales becoming barely more than another English region. T

he only way to make Wales important to the people who run the UK, the only way to make them give us a second thought when devising policies or writing their newspapers, is to scare them and stop them taking us for granted. The only way to do that is to vote Plaid.
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