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    New polls show Labour and The Tories converging.

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    New polls show Labour and The Tories converging.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 14 Mar 2010, 11:48 am

    Harold Wilson once said: "A week in politics is a long time!" and I am sure he was right inasmuch as a lot can happen in a week.

    The most prevalent opinion polls have been showing the gap between Labour and The Tories narrowing all of the time and two new polls today suggest that they are running neck and neck and will almost certainly produce a hung parliament at the general election.

    See THIS report from Reuters.

    Mind you, using this maxim fully..... there is always next week ! clown


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    Re: New polls show Labour and The Tories converging.

    Post by Hell's Granny on Sun 14 Mar 2010, 11:40 pm

    Converging? I'd like to get them close enough to bang their heads together!

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    Re: New polls show Labour and The Tories converging.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 15 Mar 2010, 11:17 am

    I am sure that you will get the chance to do that, ( at least metaphorically ), when the general election comes around very soon.

    I just hope that the great mass of the p****d-off electorate actually take the time and make the effort to crack a few metaphorical heads at the GE instead of just sitting on their hands and doing more shouting and whining about what is wrong.

    In a democratic state democracy has to be applied for it to work !


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    Re: New polls show Labour and The Tories converging.

    Post by Hell's Granny on Mon 15 Mar 2010, 8:07 pm

    Precisely.

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    Re: New polls show Labour and The Tories converging.

    Post by zathrus on Tue 16 Mar 2010, 11:49 am

    The people need to get ANGRY and show their anger by making protest at the election polls. I just hope that enough of the electorate are angry enough to get off their far arses and vote.

    I certainly will !

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    Re: New polls show Labour and The Tories converging.

    Post by macca on Wed 24 Mar 2010, 2:55 pm

    Labour?? Conservatives?? Is there actually any difference??
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    Re: New polls show Labour and The Tories converging.

    Post by papa_umau on Thu 25 Mar 2010, 11:53 am

    No Macca, you are right that there is no difference; as I have been saying until I am blue in the face that New-Labour has moved so far to the right and as Cameron is trying to tell us that he is taking the Tories a bit to the left there is nothing to separate them any more.

    I HOPE....that is why many of the electorate might choose to not vote for any of the big two at this election just so as they get a fright and start to re-double their efforts to do what WE want and not what THEY want.


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    Re: New polls show Labour and The Tories converging.

    Post by macca on Thu 25 Mar 2010, 12:21 pm

    I think the best thing that can happen is if we get a Hung Parliament. It would be interesting to see how the two main parties work with one another. Plus the smaller parties would get more of a say in what happen, which has got to be good for the nation as a whole.
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    Re: New polls show Labour and The Tories converging.

    Post by papa_umau on Thu 25 Mar 2010, 12:39 pm

    Because the two biggies hate each other and their roots are diametrically opposed I cannot see many deals being done by those two if they are part of a hung parliament. What I CAN see is the Liberal Democrats and the Greens and the SNP and Plaid Cymru getting their heads together to form a power-sharing alliance that will carry the power-balance in the next parliament.

    The Lib Dems have said that they will not work with the Labour or Tory blocs but if they want to push their own agendas they are going to HAVE TO make such deals.


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