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With Britain's July 4 election fast approaching, Sunak running out of time to change the tune

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At this point, it might be most sporting to just let him concede! I worry that by the time of the election, people will be sick of hearing about it, and they may consider it a done deal. This could lead to Labour voters not bothering to show up, creating space for Reform and some of the other jokers.

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""Polls continue to give the left-of-center opposition Labour Party under Keir Starmer a double-digit lead over Sunak’s Conservatives, who have been in power for 14 years under five different prime ministers.""

14 years is way too long beginning to look like Putin and his one man party.

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At this point, it might be most sporting to just let him concede! I worry that by the time of the election, people will be sick of hearing about it, and they may consider it a done deal. This could lead to Labour voters not bothering to show up, creating space for Reform and some of the other jokers

Yes. The reasons not to vote Tory are self-evident. Sunak is superb at emphasizing those.

Farage sounding a bit stale and repetitive I thought. The audience burst out laughing at him when he talked about being honest in the last debate. Probably only Boris Johnson could’ve got a bigger laugh with that claim.

Labour spending more time telling us what they are not rather than what they are.

Not very inspiring.

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Europe is in a economic/political malaise.

UK, both main political parties are the very definition mediocrity.

“The gaping hole in both parties’ manifestos is a reckoning with the scale and severity of the fiscal problems that will confront whoever wins the election,” said Hannah White, director of independent think tank the Institute for Government.

That is not the complete picture by any stretch of the imagination.

How much money is the UK government borrowing, and does it matter?

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-50504151

Politicians will pontificate blame Brexit. UK future as a member of the European Union or not, is a irrelevance. The pandemic delivered the “killer” blow.

Excuse the pun

Every facet of government spent, followed by communities borrowed to stay afloat.

Now the piper is calling in spades.

Mortgages, school fees, rents, weekly cost of living, energy, you name it.

It is long overdue that this UK 2024 election, all the major parties are crystal clear, open, transparent on where taxes will need to rise, and public services will need to be cut.  

There is no magic wand here, or the shake of a mythical money tree.

Interest rates might not reduce at the speed that has been forecast.

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A telling photo of "dead man walking" alone without his party, but all the rest of his Tory gang are going to get a good hiding, too, from the voters sick to the teeth of Brexit and all the shambolic works of these incompetent, self-entitled, nest-feathering public schoolboys.

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Nigel Farage is not a political economic pied piper leading the nation to some higher ground of safety.

It is simply a rose tinted illusion.

The reality is the state of the NHS, the coast of living, employment, the state of UK education etc.

All parties must given a clear indication, of taxation, as the electorate will need to budget accordingly.

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WoodyLeeToday  08:59 am JST

14 years is way too long beginning to look like Putin and his one man party.

Except that no Tory PM during this period has managed to stay in the job that long.

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14 years is way too long beginning to look like Putin and his one man party

Except that no Tory PM during this period has managed to stay in the job that long

And that 5 of those 14 years were spent in coalition.

On that point, the Lib Dems are still trying to get rid of the smell of that coalition.. The moment anyone mentions ‘tuition fees’ they shrink.

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The United Kingdom's first Hindu prime minister told The Sunday Times that he was guided by the concept of dharma, which he said roughly translates as “doing your duty and not having a focus on the outcomes of it.”

“Work as hard as you can, do what you believe is right, and try, and what will be will be,” he said.

And this dharma could lead to karma, a pink slip for Sunak.

Que sera sera.

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This could lead to Labour voters not bothering to show up, creating space for Reform and some of the other jokers.

As if Labour aren’t part of the jokers!

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LIVE: Nigel Farage announces Reform manifesto in Wales

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncIPixiFYAA

Farage oratory skills, his eloquence as a public speaker cannot escape, hide from the fact this so called "contract" manifesto is a wish list of delusion.

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Why do the British People reject having Identity Cards/Documents ?

Surely this would resolve the Illegal Immigration issue - pretty much as it does here in the Island nation of Japan ?

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TokyoOldMan

Why do the British People reject having Identity Cards/Documents ?

> Surely this would resolve the Illegal Immigration issue - pretty much as it does here in the Island nation of Japan ?

Japanese citizens are not required to carry ID, just like the Brits.

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14 years is way too long beginning to look like Putin and his one man party.

Not quite, Putin is massively popular in his own country. Sunak is not popular in his country or in the UK.

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To win hearts and minds, challenging or campaign to finish second is bonkers

This contract that reform is peddling, simply is the manifesto of a pretender.

A runner up.

Farage should have built a grass roots solid base of activism, a database of subscribed donating political membership.

Political leadership is half hustings huffing and puffing, the other half salesmanship of pledges and promise to inspire your "audience" over 650 constituencies.

Not a percentage of the national vote.

Farage will have to win a clear winning strategy across all the constituencies.

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