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Exit poll shows Keir Starmer on course for landslide UK election victory

  

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Via:  krishna  •  one week ago  •  13 comments

Exit poll shows Keir Starmer on course for landslide UK election victory
By purging Labour of Momentum, Jeremy Corbyn and anti-Semites, Sir Keir has done much to detoxify the brand.

Photo: Keir Starmer and his wife, Victoria, arrive at a polling station in London on Thursday.  Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto/Rex/Shutterstock

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Keir Starmer is on course to win a landslide UK election victory, returning Labour to power and bringing a crushing end to 14 years of Conservative rule. The 10pm exit poll, compiled on behalf of the three main news broadcasters, predicted Labour would win 410 seats, securing a majority of 170 to the Conservatives’ 131.

The results appeared to confirm that Labour’s “time for change” message struck a chord with voters after years of chaos and division under the Tories, including the Brexit vote and its fallout, the handling of the Covid pandemic and the Partygate scandal.

At the last general election, in 2019, the Conservatives had a majority of 80, with 365 seats to Labour’s 203. The SNP won 48 seats and the Lib Dems had just 11.

If the exit poll is correct, Labour has secured a huge swing away from the Conservatives, who will have suffered their worst performance, and away from the SNP in Scotland, where John Swinney’s party will have been decimated, losing more than 30 seats.

Labour’s expected win marks a huge turnaround for the party, four and a half years after Starmer took over as leader and less than five since Jeremy Corbyn led the party to a disastrous defeat, its worst result since the 1930s.


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Krishna
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1  seeder  Krishna    one week ago

Keir Starmer is on course to win a landslide UK election victory, returning Labour to power and bringing a crushing end to 14 years of Conservative rule.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @1    one week ago

Things are not going well in the UK, the people have been struggling, inflation, migrants, too many problems.

 
 
 
Krishna
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1.1.1  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.1    one week ago
Things are not going well in the UK, the people have been struggling, inflation, migrants, too many problems.

I hadn't been too familiar with politics in the UK but I've been reading up about it. its more complicated than I had thought at first.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @1.1.1    one week ago

They could be thnking that BREXIT was a mistake.

 
 
 
Krishna
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1.1.3  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.1    one week ago
Things are not going well in the UK, the people have been struggling, inflation, migrants, too many problems.

Much of the rest of Europe has been having similar problems. 

In fact many of the "slightly Socialist" countries-- especially Scandinavia, had done a lot to welcome immigrants. particularly from the war-torn Middleeast.

And they have begun to realize the problems that sort of immigration can use. 

So there's been quite a backlash in much of Scandinavia.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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1.1.4  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Krishna @1.1.3    one week ago

They live in a “welfare state” with high taxes and high benefits.  That construct works best in homogeneous societies we’re all share the same values and work ethic.

 
 
 
Krishna
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1.1.5  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @1.1.3    one week ago

So there's been quite a backlash in much of Scandinavia

Here's one example-- the change in attitude by the Danes (scroll down to "ParadigmShift"):

Paradigm shift

In the period 2019-2023, the government led by Social Democratic Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen made migration policy still stricter

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In January 2021, prime minister  Mette Frederiksen  announced that immigration should be limited so it would not threaten the social cohesion of Danish society, which was already under strain, and added that the number of migrants had a strong impact on achieving integration of immigrants.

In practice, this meant that the government would actively oppose what it considered the anti-democratic values practiced in Denmark by migrants from  Muslim countries . [27]

 
 
 
Krishna
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1.1.6  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.1.2    one week ago
They could be thinking that BREXIT was a mistake.

As it did indeed turn out to be-- big mistake for the UK! jrSmiley_5_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
Krishna
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2  seeder  Krishna    one week ago

The results appeared to confirm that Labour’s “time for change” message struck a chord with voters after years of chaos and division under the Tories, including the Brexit vote and its fallout, the handling of the Covid pandemic and the Partygate scandal.

The results appeared to confirm that Labour’s “time for change” message struck a chord with voters after years of chaos and division under the Tories, including the Brexit vote and its fallout, the handling of the Covid pandemic and the Partygate scandal.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @2    one week ago

The people bought that message and made it happen.

 
 
 
Krishna
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3  seeder  Krishna    one week ago

Labour’s expected win marks a huge turnaround for the party, four and a half years after Starmer took over as leader and less than five since Jeremy Corbyn led the party to a disastrous defeat, its worst result since the 1930s.

By purging Labour of Momentum, Jeremy Corbyn and anti-Semites, Sir Keir has done much to detoxify the brand.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @3    one week ago

Getting rid of antisemites?  Better purge Roger Waters as well.

 
 
 
Krishna
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3.1.1  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3.1    one week ago
By purging Labour of Momentum, Jeremy Corbyn and anti-Semites, Sir Keir has done much to detoxify the brand.

I remember Jeremy Corbyn well-- he was was a particularly nasty character!

 
 

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