Theresa! What is best in life?

UK PM Theresa May has called a snap election after polls indicated the Tories were 21 points ahead of Labour.

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53 Responses to Theresa! What is best in life?

  1. Infidel Tiger

    To hear the lamentating of the Europhiles.

  2. Shy Ted

    Read it and weep, Malcolm.

  3. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    To have a project and to want to carry it through to completion, i.e. Brexit.

    She has 21% but the anti-Brexit forces will be out in force.

  4. candy

    I think that is good thinking by Ms May, before any new wars erupt and UK has to decide on whether to support the US, given the ongoing feeling about Blair and Iraq.

  5. Dr Fred Lenin

    Good move , flog the eurocommies in the labour party when they are down she can then carry out the will of the British people ,Brexit , and cement the western anglo alliance get back in touch with the old commonwealth . Britain can then encourage other countries to escape the smothering communist EU and destroy the Paris climate scam leaving our “leaders” like shags on a rock . Thats what you do with the left knock them down then put the boot in and kick the shit out of them ,before they do it to you .

  6. Rococo Liberal

    Tory, Tory, Tory!!!

  7. Leigh Lowe

    … and to see the lamination of the Jeremys.

  8. Marcus Classis

    Good move. Dare I say almost Thatcherite. British Labour will be sobbing into their copies of Das Kapital this morning.

    Perhaps Lord Malcolm of Goat Rodeo might take notes rather than doing all he can to wreck the Libs and cement Electric Bill’s way to the Lodge?

    Ah. Thought not.

  9. Marcus Classis

    Mr Frederick Lenin, I like the cut of your jib, sir!

  10. Siltstone

    Caution. May will try to win as many Remain votes as she can. Watch what the Conservative party election manifesto actually says.

  11. Fisky

    This is going to be a complete flogging. May to get around 400 seats.

  12. Mother Lode

    Trumble will be scratching his head.

    How can she be ahead when the BBC has been most emphatic that the Brexit is bad, and she has been talking against Europe?

    Perhaps he should call the ABC for an explanation.

  13. Fat Tony

    Marcus Classis
    #2357734, posted on April 18, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Mr Frederick Lenin, I like the cut of your jib, sir!”

    That’s Doctor Fred Lenin, Marcus

  14. danger mouse

    I was surprised she didn’t go to the polls after becoming premier. Did she think her polling would improve? That’s gutsy!

  15. Carpe Jugulum

    Tory, Tory, Tory!

    LOL i got the gag 🙂

  16. StraightShooter

    Apparently Corbyn has said he will support the new election thus ensuring passage tomorrow.

  17. Up The Workers!

    Goodonya, Theresa May!

    Make sure you’re wearing the steel-capped “Bovver-Boy” boots when you stomp repeatedly on the toes of Jeremy’s unemployable Leftard vegan mung-bean-eaters and soap-phobic, straggly-bearded, tree-hugging sandalistas.

  18. 2dogs

    The brilliant thing about this is Labour won’t even want to win. Because if they do, they will then be forced to carry out Brexit as article 50 has already been activated.

    They could try calling a second referendum after victory, but Brexit is now even more popular than it was at the first, so they’ll just end up losing it.

  19. Gerard O

    Interesting to know that the first thing Sinclair Davidson went looking for after finding out about the British election was a video of an oiled-up hunk. Whatever gets you through the night, as John Lennon used to say.

    May has the entire British media (and most of the Labour Party) behind her, but can only poll in the low-to-mid forties; even her ‘preferred PM’ numbers can barely crack 50%.

  20. Mique

    And we thought US Democrats had plumbed the depths of political idiocy:

    https://www.facebook.com/stephen.ball.756/posts/10156193730187619

  21. Entropy

    How do you know she doesn’t want a truckload of soft Brexiteers to be elected to the Tories?

  22. Baldrick

    According to The Guardian:

    This is no general election, it’s a coup – MPs have a duty to stop Theresa May
    Theresa May has turned democracy against itself. She has been seduced by the siren evidence of the 20-point lead in the polls, and she will have a general election, the one she said again and again that she would not call. And it will almost certainly return her with a thumping majority that will allow her to run the Brexit negotiations just as she wants.

    Apparently, she should wait until the polls are closer, because democracy.

  23. Cold-Hands

    The UK Greens have turned to Crowd funding to finance their Election campaign.

  24. Roger

    I doubt Labour will ever lead the UK again.

    May is gifting Sturgeon with independence, effectively nulling Labor’s ability to win elections below the Tweed.

    I’m thinking of emigrating.

  25. Dr Fred Lenin

    If Mrs May gets a huge majority she can tell the house of “lords ” fo get stuffed on the Brexit issue ,its an anachroism ,full of superannuated Political aparatchiki ,nearly as bad as our Sennit ,(heard od mack sennit a comedy film producer ,made a lot of comedy films ,our sennit would be just as funny ,if it wasnt so
    Serious )

  26. H B Bear

    … the lamingtons of the women?

    Who will provide the LOLs once Corbyn is crushed like a bug?

  27. Roger W

    Roger, if Sturgeon really wants independence, she should ask for the entire UK to vote. I know many people in England who would happily give the Scots independence, so long as it included a solid wall on the border, with well placed machine guns to keep out the barbaric hordes trying to raid back across the border once their hand outs from the south dried up. If they want independence, give them full independence but, it the words of Conan, expect the lamentation to be great once they experience the reality.

  28. JC

    Get a load of this. And people say there isn’t a God. DNC chairman speaking to CNN and American flag crashed to the floor… just as he mentions Clinton.

  29. thefrollickingmole

    Clever move, makes it “put up or shut up” to the squishy Europhiles in her own party.

  30. Ubique

    One year on, the supposedly independent UK Treasury Project Fear report has been shown up as a politicised piece of rubbish. Its dire warnings of the loss of half a million jobs, collapsing house prices and a shrinking economy have all been proven utterly wrong. Who knows how strong the Brexit vote would have been if the civil service had presented an honest account of the pros and cons?

    George Osborne and the Treasury officials responsible should be arrested, publicly flogged and deported.

  31. Tim Neilson

    Entropy
    #2357976, posted on April 19, 2017 at 6:25 am
    How do you know she doesn’t want a truckload of soft Brexiteers to be elected to the Tories?

    That’s the kind of thing that worries me about this. May was never keen on Brexit. If she can get a lot of Quislings elected (effectively by falsely claiming the credit for Brexit from UKIP), and have 5 years to create a Potemkin “exit” which leaves the UK as a serfdom of Brussels, this election (amusing though it could well be) may turn out to be a disaster.

  32. Ubique

    How do you know she doesn’t want a truckload of soft Brexiteers to be elected to the Tories?

    I think the fears about May going soft on Brexit are overdone. The EU is looking more of an utter disaster day by day; the EU open borders policies are less popular than a dead skunk; and exit forces are gaining strength everywhere across Europe. The British public are wide awake to the fact that the establishment in London tried to dupe them with Project Fear and can see for themselves just how well the economy is doing.

    The recent government poll in Britain showed 68 percent support for Brexit and an eagerness for the government to get on with it. Why would May want to shackle herself to a stinking dead whale that is the EU and the remoaners? She may not have been keen on Brexit at the outset but she’s not stupid. I reckon she’s warmed to Brexit, just like many of the 16 million minority who voted to remain last June. She is on a winner and knows it.

  33. Rococo Liberal

    Mark Steyn got it right: the EU is a 1970s answer to a 1940s question.

  34. Fisky

    I think the fears about May going soft on Brexit are overdone. The EU is looking more of an utter disaster day by day; the EU open borders policies are less popular than a dead skunk; and exit forces are gaining strength everywhere across Europe. The British public are wide awake to the fact that the establishment in London tried to dupe them with Project Fear and can see for themselves just how well the economy is doing.

    She will have more flexibility and options with her own party, but I agree that the fundamentals will dictate the outcome more than anything else. There might not be an EU to exit from in 2019, the way things are going!

  35. Fisky

    Also, the EU have this bizarre need to punish Britain as an example to others. I think that’s only going to work in favour of a clean break, not a compromise. The last opportunity for a split-the-difference was in late 2015.

  36. Oh come on

    In hindsight, the Scottish independence vote was a grand idea for conservatives, regardless of the result. If enough Scots voted for independence, that’s a huge chunk of Labour heartland gone. But they didn’t, so now the 48% of Scots who voted for independence are extra specially chippy and will ensure Scotland remains SNP country indefinitely, particularly in a FPTP electoral system. So same result for Labour. It’ll be structurally impossible for them to win government for goodness knows how long – and that’s not even taking into account the catastrophic impact of Kamikaze Corbyn. That man is political poison.

  37. Fisky

    The reality is Labour need a majority without Scotland. Any government put together in coalition with the SNP will be a hostage scenario. So Labour need a 50 seat majority across England, Wales and Northern Ireland alone. That will be pretty hard for them to do, putting it mildly.

  38. Oh come on

    May is a political weathervane. She was against Brexit, along with most of the establishment, because she presumed it would never happen. Then it did and public opinion in support of it is firming. I doubt this is lost on May. She’ll deliver on Brexit because it’s what most people want and I suspect she’d like to keep her job.

  39. Oh come on

    May sent a very clear message of intent by putting David Davis in charge of the divorce proceedings. Davis has long been a Euroskeptic, is a very capable operator and is also a small government type, too. I’d be more concerned if responsibility for this was left with Boris Johnson.

  40. Fisky

    I just checked. Labour have only won a majority of seats in rUK (not Scotland) twice in the last 50 years. The two Blair landslides. A bit of an anomaly.

    So if they can dig up an exceptional candidate like Blair, they might be in with a shot (btw, the only Labour candidate who has actually won any elections in the past 40-plus years is…Tony Blair).

    But a run-of-the-mill Miliband type is not going to do it.

  41. Tim Neilson

    Ubique
    #2358262, posted on April 19, 2017 at 12:18 pm
    Oh come on
    #2358476, posted on April 19, 2017 at 3:38 pm
    Everything you say is correct. There’s zero reason in principle, policy or political survival self-interest that should make her go against Brexit, and only the most brainwashed Stockholm Syndrome captive of the sneerocratic left could possibly do such a thing.
    But I’ll leave you with two words.
    Malcolm Turnbull.

  42. Oh come on

    Blair’s victories were more about the Tories being utterly clapped out than the quality of Blair’s leadership. But he was a good Labour leader (for a while and as far as Labour leaders go, anyway). So for Labour to win going forward, they will require a truly exceptional situation whereby the Tories are completely rooted and the Labour Party has an unusually strong leadership team. Neither of these look like they’ll come about any time soon, let alone come about simultaneously. I reckon the Tories have at least two more terms in government. Probably more.

  43. Oh come on

    Malcolm Turnbull

    That is very unfair to May, Tim. You ought to apologise.

  44. Marcus

    May has the entire British media (and most of the Labour Party) behind her, but can only poll in the low-to-mid forties; even her ‘preferred PM’ numbers can barely crack 50%.

    But the Tories only got about 38% in 2015, and the SNP is basically crowding out everyone else in Scotland, so 45% or so is damned good in the circumstances.

  45. zyconoclast

    Tory, Tory, Tory!

    Tora Tora Tora*

    *unexpected

  46. Oh come on

    but can only poll in the low-to-mid forties;

    In a FPTP electoral system, that’s landslide territory if it translates to votes.

  47. Jimf

    Theresa has given Malturd a lesson in timing and judgement .. not that he’d understand of course . If the Libs had gone to election in say Nov 15 when the vain one was yet to be exposed they would have possibly even won the senate .. but anyway .
    The other problem for Jezza and the leftys is they actually ran dead on brexit . So he doesn’t even have a real brand differentiation to the conservatives. What’s he gonna spruik about ; vote for me and I’ll be a little less brexitish?? Lol .

  48. Jimf

    Scotland – the political equivalent of Victoriastan.

  49. Squawkbox

    Nicola Sturgeon can safely be ignored. If the Scots rejected independence with North Sea oil at $80/barrel, they won’t accept it at $50.

  50. Crossie

    She has 21% but the anti-Brexit forces will be out in force.

    Those anti-Brexit forces were just as active before the referendum without any effect.

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