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The wisdom of this crowd: More defections today? February 21, 2019

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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What do people think? Is the plan to reach 29 by a dribble of new defections from Tories and LP each day? And here’s a question, how does the welcome from the ex-LP 8 to the ex-Tory 3 play with some LPers who tempted to join might find such a clearly ‘centrist’ link up a bit too rich even for their blood? Or perhaps they don’t care.

Here’s an interesting analysis from Workers’ Playtime.

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1. EWI - February 21, 2019

A burning question is how much money )and from which source) is flowing into that grubby little dark money vehicle behind this ‘party’.

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2. irishelectionliterature - February 21, 2019

What is the point of this group?
They will mostly lose their seats with the UK electoral system.

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Michael Carley - February 21, 2019

True, but it’s hard to see them being stuck for a sinecure after they’ve done what’s required of them.

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EWI - February 21, 2019

True, but it’s hard to see them being stuck for a sinecure after they’ve done what’s required of them.

NGO or other board appointments all round.

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6to5against - February 21, 2019

The British system tends to insulate MPs from political realities. Here every TD needs to know their constituencies and to at least appear to listen to them – for fear of being outvoted by their party colleagues as much as their rivals. If nothing else it leaves them with a keen sense of what will fly with the public and what won’t.

Could it be that the safe-seat/Westminster-bubble effect has been enough to leave the new independents believing their own hype, and imagining that the good wishes of the intelligentsia might be enough to get them elected, and to break the 2 party mould.

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3. GW - February 21, 2019

No idea. The rumours say so.

But all in all just another burp of methane from the cesspit of Brexshit.

And more Brit political solipsism.

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4. CL - February 21, 2019

Brexit appears to have achieved some kind of autonomy at this point;
Brexit is affecting the political parties, but the political parties are not affecting Brexit. None of the factions can prevent Brexit, and there is no majority support for the Brexits on offer. So the system is beginning to fragment.

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