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See Tories pulling out from standing in East Dunbartonshire, samsc.   Don't think anyone there has ever actually met Jo Swinson, who lives in England and talks with a very weird, affected accent – like she's trying hard not to appear Scottish. 

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Apparently Jo Swinson is having a negative effect.  

The Tories really are an unprincipled, underhand bunch. I skipped the debate but saw on Twitter the outcry about the Conservative Press switching their account during the debate to a site endorsing Johnson FactcheckUK .  Today Brandon Lewis claiming that this was 'very clear' and Dominic Raab dismissing it - no-one bothers about anything on social media. 

The dirty tricks re unprecedented and support from the press in promoting lies, smears and propaganda is a major issue. Laura Kuennsberg dismissed the outrage on Twitter as 'a daft row'.  

Peter Osborne highlights issues in this article.

 

It’s not just Boris Johnson’s lying. It’s that the media let him get away with it

 https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/18/boris-johnson-lying-media?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

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Itreally is dire. Bias is beyond blatant. Now Channel 4 License under threat if the Tories get in after ice statues replaced Johnson and Farage absent from Leaders' Election Debate.  If Tories get in heading for a dictatorship.

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I see one of the tories standing for election stated it was ok for disabled people to be paid below minimum wage because they were so pleased to have a job. Meanwhile not to be outdone in the sensitivity stakes, a tory hoping to be elected in Stirlingshire suggested foodbanks were okay because there's one just beside his holiday home in Spain.

Clearly the pre election lobotomies were successful.

 

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During my visit I watched the part of the English parliamentary proceedings/debates/rants in regards to Brexit, quite surprised when Corbyn/Labour voted to accept the "path". Had a think and came up with the notion that he and the party were trying to force another referendum or a General Election whereby Labour would be in a win win situation.....and now I haven't a clue. A friend of mine, born in Dundee, spent his working life in Grangemouth, says that the Conservatives should win in a landslide, he thinks that the reason for that is Corbyn.

As for the BBC, just my opinion, it (BBC) found the slippery slope some years ago and loved the downward spiral, I look at the sports and apart from Jolyn Palmer and McNulty good writing has disappeared.

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One election, three disparate countries emerged.

England (including previous mining communities) have gone tory, Scotland has gone emphatically SNP and Northern Ireland has gone nationalist, DUP down to only one seat in Belfast.

 

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Bit of perspective:
10,231,098 voted for Corbyn's Labour 2019
12,878,460 voted for Corbyn's Labour 2017
9,347,273 voted for Ed Milliband's Labour 2015
8,609,527 Voted for Gordon Brown's Labour 2010
9,552,436 voted for Tony Blair's Labour 2005

 

 

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Yes, that's interesting right enough, samsc. 

See on Twitter support being expressed by Labour supporters for Independence and Labour politicians expressing the opinion that it would be wrong to deny a second referendum. 

Really clear information here regarding possible processes regarding Section 30.  (although article written prior to election result, same issues sill apply) https://www.businessforscotland.com/a-2020-scottish-independence-referendum-what-if-westminster-says-no

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