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General election 2017: Labour's draft manifesto at-a-glance

I get that some people don't like Corbyn. However this is very much like the US election - please vote strategically to STOP the right wing privatising the NHS, punishing the poor etc. People 'voting their conscience' helped Trump win...

(And yes, I am genuinely frightened at what Ms May will do to this country if she get the mandate she wants. The only positive is that Britain might become a cautionary tale helping to make the rest of the EU stronger, but I don't particularly *want* to live in a cautionary tale.)

ETA: In case you have not come across it, here is a widget to help you vote tactically:

https://www.tactical2017.com/

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Date: 11 May 2017 12:51 pm (UTC)
kerkevik_2014: For Friendship (War Horse)
From: [personal profile] kerkevik_2014
"May you live in interesting times."

History is so much more fun when you're not living through it.

kerk

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Date: 11 May 2017 01:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] owlboy
I'm as dewy-eyed Old Labour as they come but I have no optimism that Labour can salvage anything out of this election under Corbyn. Just like in the 80s/early 90s the only thing that will help them dethrone Thatcher 2.0 is a radical re-branding imo

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Date: 11 May 2017 06:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] owlboy
On the upside, did you see what MAcron is doing?

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Date: 11 May 2017 07:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] owlboy
His party he somehow scrabbled together overnight for the parliament has gender parity [214 men/214 women], is mostly younger people from the civil sector, has fields medal scholars, etc

So if Britain goes down the loo, there's always France

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Date: 12 May 2017 08:53 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thedothatgirl
Sorry but I have always voted Labour but Corbyn doesn't care about being elected, like May he wants to drag us back decades with backwards policies. If he'd of done his job and had a positive role in the Remain campaign we mightn't be in the shite like we are now.

I live in a strong Tory seat so strategic voting is pointless. I will not vote Labour while he is in charge, I'd much rather vote Lib Dem or greens if they field a candidate.

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