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    Shiloh Shiloh is offline

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    Whats the state of play in the North in terms of seats?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiloh View Post
    Whats the state of play in the North in terms of seats?
    Current scores are 7-11 in favour of unionism

    8 DUP
    2 UUP
    Sylvia Hermon
    4 SF
    3 SDLP
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollandia View Post
    Interesting move from the Mod team.
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    What is odd is you choose French for you title considering the French are in the middle of an election and you're talking now about the proposed British election.

    Must say May is a surprise with this news. She sounds like a school marm trying to get everybody in order. It just might work.
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    There'll be plenty of bluebirds over the white cliffs of dover and so on and so forth I should imagine.

    The Foreign Secretary will put his foot in it repeatedly which will allow Frau May to cashier him to the backbenches and a berth at the Telegraph or Spectator finally ... Norman Tebbitt will be found in his pyjamas in Brick Lane muttering about being in Berlin by Christmas.

    The Labour Party will self-importantly implode as it does with monotonous regularity. The Lib Dems will pick up Labour seats and the odd Tory seat on a pro-Europe ticket despite them being in no way, shape or form coherent in terms of being a partner even as a minority in government.

    Actually it looks like a sort of Dad's Army election with Theresa as Mainwaring, Sergeant Wilson being played dreamily by the Lib Dems and the Labour Party looking more and more like Private Godfrey in search of an urgent bush and hoping that the war will wait while he has a tinkle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emily Davison View Post
    ??

    What is odd is you choose French for you title considering the French are in the middle of an election and you're talking now about the proposed British election.

    Must say May is a surprise with this news. She sounds like a school marm trying to get everybody in order. It just might work.
    No - it's a line from "les Miserables" afaik. A call to arms, if you like. The question I was raising was that it was moved from the NI forum - because my OP was framed for that forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollandia View Post
    You can be sure that the sdlp will run in fst. That will all come down to turnout.
    And the more they insist on running in FST, the more their own base will desert them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SideysGhost View Post
    And the more they insist on running in FST, the more their own base will desert them...
    I don't know about that. Eastwood seems to have got off to a good start. They also didn't mess about with the whip in BCC last week - a good thing imo, as there are too many SDLP people who are looking out for their own dungheaps. What they need to do, and I think they recognise this, is forget about their "base" and try to attract younger voters. They'll do this by offering a coherent nationalist alternative to SF.

    All that said, FST will depend entirely on who will run for SF, whether there is a unionist pact this time around (Nesbitt dismissed this having had his fingers burnt first time, and Swann seems to have set his stall against it) and good old fashioned turnout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollandia View Post
    Looks like we're heading back to the polls. But in an unlikely way, as Theresa May is seeking a snap election for the 8th June 2017.

    May to seek snap election for 8 June - BBC News
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...lection-8-june

    Dust off yer posters and loudhailers, get the old soapbox out of the attic, it looks like it is on!

    Questions: Can SF repeat their assembly success, or can the DUP reverse the trend?
    Will there be a unionist unity pact this time around?
    Can Long take back East Belfast?
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    Will the GE be another sectarian headcount like the recent Assembly election with both sectarian camps whipping up support on the basis of 'our crowd and theirs'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by making waves View Post
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    Will the GE be another sectarian headcount like the recent Assembly election with both sectarian camps whipping up support on the basis of 'our crowd and theirs'.
    Eh? Of course it will. There are no other type of elections here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by making waves View Post
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    Will the GE be another sectarian headcount like the recent Assembly election with both sectarian camps whipping up support on the basis of 'our crowd and theirs'.
    Eh, I wasn't aware it was a sectarian headcount the last time. Run along now. In fairness, you did keep your post below the standard "socialist" three pages.
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