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The Tories have underestimated young votersí zombie-like knifed' anger. That could be costly
The Guardian ^ | December 10, 2019 | Zoe Williams

Posted on 12/10/2019 9:14:02 PM PST by GuavaCheesePuff

The Conservatives are gaining confidence daily: you can tell from their amplification of the “red threat” in the final yards of the campaign – a dose of anxiety to galvanise their supporters. If they were genuinely anxious, they wouldn’t be able to show it for fear of looking weak. They have plenty of evidence to support their self-belief – they still have a clear lead in the polls. And, until Monday at least, they have survived a campaign with a “gaffe-prone” leader, which in 2019 is what we call a contemptuous clown spewing out race hate.

They will hear the talk of Labour’s superior ground army with equanimity. In the 2015 election, Ed Miliband’s campaign managed an estimated million contact points on the doorstep, for all the good it did him. There are rumours that Boris Johnson’s camp fears “t’n’t” – turnout and tactical voting.

(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: genz; localnews; millennials; tories; youngpeople

1 posted on 12/10/2019 9:14:03 PM PST by GuavaCheesePuff
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

Yes my British classmates from grad school are in their 20’s...the ones who vote are all ‘woke’ and the ones who are on the fence or even lean conservative don’t care. So yeah. *shrug*


2 posted on 12/10/2019 9:16:39 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: GuavaCheesePuff
Wishful thinking from the leftwing Guardian. The fact is, Labor is dead meat this year at least.
3 posted on 12/10/2019 9:17:16 PM PST by hinckley buzzard (Power is more often surrendered than seized.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

The smart ones who still have fight left in them for their country tend to be older though. This is true.

Who knows.


4 posted on 12/10/2019 9:20:47 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

Finally..who gives a ####?

We got our own problems here.

Sick of being that sick country’s cheerleader


5 posted on 12/10/2019 9:22:51 PM PST by dp0622 (Radicals, racists Don't point fingers at me I'm a small town white boy Just tryin' to make ends meet)
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

You are thrilled about this possibly being true, aren’t you RINOpuff.


6 posted on 12/10/2019 9:49:54 PM PST by TexasGurl24
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To: dp0622

Brexit was sort of a harbinger for Trump...


7 posted on 12/10/2019 9:59:24 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: CondoleezzaProtege
The smart ones who still have fight left in them for their country tend to be older though.

I live in Spain. The Brits over here (and there are a lot of them) are overwhelmingly Remainers because they don't want to lose all of the, ahem, benefits of being in the EU, mainly being able to use other EU countries like Spain as cheap retirement havens while still being able to get their "free" medical from the NHS. They would sell out their country in a hearbeat for that and most of them are older.

8 posted on 12/10/2019 10:35:13 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Ah. Makes sense.


9 posted on 12/10/2019 10:36:09 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

The Guardian


10 posted on 12/10/2019 10:38:25 PM PST by wardaddy (I applaud Jim Robinson for his comments on the Southern Monuments decision ...thank you)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

“Brexit was sort of a harbinger for Trump...”

Not at all. He advocated such things way before Brexit. In fact, much of the strength of the Brexit movement of today is probably due to Trump.


11 posted on 12/10/2019 10:40:49 PM PST by laplata (He's an evil bastard.minds.)
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To: dp0622; Mr. Mojo; Pelham

Our historically best ally for 120 plus years and our own cultural birth mother

It behooves is to care how Britain goes

Very much

As well as other close or important allies

Trump with Boris or Nigel bodes for a better world

Or Trump with Bibi and reasonable Arab monarchs bodes for a counter balance to an Iran with nukes

And so on..


12 posted on 12/10/2019 10:43:40 PM PST by wardaddy (I applaud Jim Robinson for his comments on the Southern Monuments decision ...thank you)
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To: GuavaCheesePuff
But how many of them voted to join Rothschild's New World Odor?


13 posted on 12/10/2019 11:57:19 PM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: hinckley buzzard

This stuff just helps ensure the right does vote.


14 posted on 12/11/2019 3:02:38 AM PST by for-q-clinton
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

It’s not surprising. Older people like to keep what they think they deserve. They don’t call Social Security the third rail of politics for no reason.


15 posted on 12/11/2019 3:44:38 AM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
Here's an example of a different sort of Brexit problem for Britons working in continental Europe.

Significant job losses in British workers in the Alpine ski industry etc, who under EU rules can be employed locally on short-term contracts while continuing to be employed and pay taxes in their home country.

British-run ski companies employing mainly British workers have a business model based on this system, and a number of them are closing. This is a significantly-sized industry: 6.3 million Brits ski in Europe annually, mostly on trips run by British companies.

Brexit hits UK ski staff overseas

16 posted on 12/11/2019 4:43:24 AM PST by Winniesboy
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To: wardaddy
Our historically best ally for 120 plus years...

Spygate suggests otherwise.

17 posted on 12/11/2019 4:47:31 AM PST by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds.)
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To: mewzilla

Yes Christopher Steele dwarfs WWI and WWII and the Cold War and the War on Terror

Yes of course


18 posted on 12/11/2019 8:12:37 AM PST by wardaddy (I applaud Jim Robinson for his comments on the Southern Monuments decision ...thank you)
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To: GuavaCheesePuff; TexasGurl24

Puffy, you’re a Corbyn fangrrrrl ? Tsk tsk.


19 posted on 12/11/2019 10:16:47 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Dear Mr. Kotter, #Epsteindidntkillhimself - Signed, Epstein's Mother)
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