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Date: 4 June 2017 09:02 am (UTC)
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I can't see your link, but if you mean the YouGov poll which predicted a hung parliament, it depends on an 80% youth turnout...

As for what Corbyn did - he's just been Corbyn. He's a quiet, principled man, and he knows what he believes in. He's not flashy, he's not great at TV, but he's a decent human being.*

Contrast that with Theresa May who is constantly doing U-turns, who hammers on about 'strong and stable' but won't show up for debates and whose policies make people think somewhat fondly on Thatcher and well, the contrast is startling.

She called the election (even though she has SAID she wouldn't call a snap election) because she wanted to increase her majority. That this is backfiring rather spectacularly gives me hope. Not much, but some.

(For a longer - and more entertaining glimpse into everything - watch Friday's the Last Leg (channel 4).

*I watched a bit of... Question Time, I think it was, and an audience member asked Corbyn why he'd been talking to the IRA in the 80s. To which he essentially gave a shortened version Twelve's speech in the Zygon episodes - at some point you have to talk to people, it's the only way forward. (And indeed, the *government* were talking to the IRA also.)
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