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Johnson promises Brexit and less immigration ahead of election

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The economy and sterling will be down the drain, and lower class families will be struggling paycheck to paycheck. But hey. At least we'll be keeping the immigrants out! smfh....

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He opens his mouth and lies fly out.

https://boris-johnson-lies.com/

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Boris should have it in the bag. My goodness, imagine a UK cabinet which includes Diane Abbott and John McDonnell!

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My goodness, imagine a UK cabinet which includes Diane Abbott and John McDonnell!

I agree on Abbott. She should have been retired years ago. The infamous interview about funding for the police had me burying my face in my hands.

Then again, looking at the muppets, liars and the commons’ resident lizard lying down on the Tory benches, you surely don’t see this as any better.

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If he gets a working majority, Britain is screwed. What's left of the Conservative Party is zealots, with the moderates gone. This new version will be much worse than before.

Like everything else he says, Johnson's spending promises are lies.

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Who will the struggling poor, vote for? The unemployed? The NHS nurses? The teachers? Inner city areas which didn't see any capital investment during 9 years of tory rule. The homeless who don't get to vote.

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What a crucial election this is. I don't want to hear any excuses from voters about how it was too cold/windy/rainy/otherwise meteorologically unpleasant to get their bums out of the armchair and get down to vote. Put a coat on. Take your umbrella. Exercise your democratic rights and responsibilities. Vote the Tories out.

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The blimpish disheveled slob is as fit to represent the country as is the orange maggot his. Johnson's certain defeat will show the world the best of British and kick Brexit into touch.

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Tactical voting, in key marginal seats could well prove pivotal to the Johnson majority.

Seriously, immigration is a red herring.

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Pretty sorry bunch of possible PM's but at leasrt BJ will push Brexit thru and get on with other tasks.  The stock view that pushing Brexit is somehow "right wing" or "supported by zealots" is a little facile.  I think some of the doom and gloom around Brexit is a bit overdone.  There is certainly every chance that over time being out of the EU will prove to have social and economic benefits that outweigh the disadvantages of not being a member.

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Bozo's "Rivers of Blood"

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 I don't want to hear any excuses from voters about how it was too cold/windy/rainy/otherwise meteorologically unpleasant to get their bums out of the armchair and get down to vote.

Icy roads can affect elderly people going out. My elderly mum slipped and fell on ice in the past and she’s now scared to go out when the roads are slippery.

The weather forecast doesn’t show snow/icy conditions on Thursday. Let’s hope they got this right.

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Sad to see the UK drifting away from Europe,after all our forefathers wanted to created a united Europe in order to avoid all the disasters we did in the last centuries,no more wars between us,friendship,cooperation,share our common values and backgrounds.

And the UK was part of this beautiful process,I still have a tiny hope that the UK can still be part of the family.

We both need each other,in fact the outsiders that wants us week pray for this separation.

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For 18 to 25 year olds its the season of celebration. The sticky seat in the pub syndrome.

Vote, have a drink after !

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more verbal diarrhea from this joker.

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Hope a neighbour can afford your Mother a lift Jimizo. The season of good will and all that.

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UK's version of the current US president. It is like "the Office" series!

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UK's version of the current US president. It is like "the Office" series! They are both jokes!

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"Season of Good Will"

Vote the failed tories out.

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This vote might be the last chance for the people to show that they're serious about cancelling Brexit!

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Icy roads can affect elderly people going out. My elderly mum slipped and fell on ice in the past and she’s now scared to go out when the roads are slippery.

Fair enough too. What's a vote compared to a busted hip? My comment was a reaction to some of the fears expressed when the election date was first announced, that the turnout could be low because of the weather at this time of year. Some (young and fit) people only need half an excuse not to get out there.

When I lived in the UK the local candidates would send cars around and offer lifts to voters. I saw somewhere that the Tories are still doing that in some seats. Ride Tory, vote Labour/Lib Dem...

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The age divide in the vote in the UK is savage.

https://www.statista.com/chart/20082/uk-election-lab-con-voting-intention-by-age/

Brexit was very similar. You have to ask why people near the end of their lives want to saddle young people with something they clearly do not want. Do they think they are "helping" young people by doing this?

In Japan, old people are often blamed for reelecting the LDP, but the actual numbers don't bear that out. It is nothing like the UK data in my link. In the last general election, many under 40s Japanese voted for the LDP.

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Britain doesn't need to just clamp down on immigrants who haven't arrived yet BUT also all those that have overstayed their visa's - lets hope the British don't vote for Jeremy Corbin or Socialism will prevail.

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It was the tories who introduced the welfare benefit caps to force people into work but in some areas there are few jobs. Taking money away without helping to find new opportunities. Towns in the north have seen little capital investments and major industries like ship building close down.

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It bothers me that this is the article they write. The Tory Party and Johnson deserve the general public's rancour, not its sympathy.

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My father is 99, British and a UK resident. He voted remain in the referendum. I am British, I pay UK tax but because I worked and lived in EU countries for over 15 years am not allowed to vote. Democracy? Brexit has divided the country and emboldened the racists. This election will not solve that problem but might be a turning point if Boris is stopped.

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