On 31 May 2017 at 10:47pm The Greek wrote:
Rudd's father died two days ago. T May still sends her to the debate. Speaks volumes of May's compassion and Rudd's character.
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On 31 May 2017 at 10:55pm May is Weak and Cowardly wrote:
Using Amber Rudd as a human shield. May is despicable,absolutely despicable.Soon we will show May and her vile government the door.
On 31 May 2017 at 11:00pm Earl of Lewess wrote:
I suspect that Rudd wouldn't have had it any other way. Many people find it easier to cope with loss if they keep going, although it just delays the grieving process. I don't think it's fair to blame May. Let's just blame her for chickening out in the first place and getting someone to do her dirty work for her. She's a useless politician and I'm glad that this election is exposing her shortcomings, after her absurdly high and undeserved poll ratings a couple of months ago.
On 31 May 2017 at 11:01pm Over 30 raver wrote:
Heartless bitches. It's only because they have been so smug that I'm enjoying the wheels falling off.
On 31 May 2017 at 11:04pm The end of May wrote:
#DespicableMay sends her minions to do her dirty work
On 31 May 2017 at 11:38pm Stoneman wrote:
More moronic posts from the Lewes socialist party.
Do you honestly think Rudd had no choice? Really? Are you that soft in the head or has the years of cannabis smoking finally finished off what was left of your brains?
On 31 May 2017 at 11:49pm Brother Jezza wrote:
Good socialist comrades all of them. Moaning about their BMWs getting scratched outside their half million pound Leicester Road houses
On 31 May 2017 at 11:56pm Huh? wrote:
Hard to believe how quickly May's ratings have dropped. We are all seeing her much more clearly now so her ratings are not going to improve any time soon. Having an unstable coward like her negotiate Brexit fills me with nothing but fear.
On 1 Jun 2017 at 12:24am Frak wrote:
Yep, May, David Davis and boris johnson. Painful.
On 1 Jun 2017 at 1:03am wrote:
More moronic posts from the Lewes Capitalist Party.
Do you honestly think May wanted to show up? Really? Are you that soft in the head or has the years of cocaine snorting finally finished off what was left of your brains?
On 1 Jun 2017 at 1:13am Tim wrote:
Clutching at straws. It's going to be a glorious Conservative landslide and total humiliation for Labour. I predict a comfortable 5 figure majority for Maria in Lewes.
On 1 Jun 2017 at 7:04am The people wrote:
Tim, is so wrong on the outcome. You need to understand what the people are saying........she will not get a working majority. Remember what they said about Trump and he got in. The people have had enough of the tortes bleeding the masses.......
On 1 Jun 2017 at 8:03am Mrs p wrote:
I'm not an amber Rudd/ conservatives fan but you can't judge someone by how they deal with grief, I would probably just keep going in similar circumstances
On 1 Jun 2017 at 10:10am Pedro wrote:
The debate was a bit of a farce as expected. But it doesn't reflect well on Theresa May that she not only didn't participate, but she allowed Amber Rudd to take her place (who conducted herself relatively well, all things considered).
The polls continue to narrow. We shouldn't put too much stock in these polls of course, but it is encouraging to see there is a shift since last month. People aren't just accepting that May is "strong and stable" as she self-describes on an hourly basis, and Corbyn is not quite the "Loony-lefty-nutter" that he's been portrayed for now 2 years. Obviously I'd love to see Labour and Corbyn outright win a majority, but I am a realist, and my hope is that the Conservative majority is diminished further or even wiped out, and perhaps a coalition of the progressive parties can be formed. I can imagine the national vote could demonstrate that liberal and progressive values have not died out, and in fact mainstream, despite what the right-wing biased media have suggested since the Brexit vote last year.
On 1 Jun 2017 at 11:08am busby wrote:
For the many not the few. Accurate because if Labour win we will all be in deep sh-t.
Much more immigration so even more of a a strain on the N.H.S. Even more of a strain on housing.
Powerful unions holding us all to ransom whilst weaker unions will have to suffer along with the rest.
Cut class sizes? that means more teachers and finding more land for more schools.
Borrow even more money like Greece? Our grandchildren and great grandchildren will bless us when they have to repay it plus interest.
Put up minimum wage? O.K. but accept that prices of food and everything else goes UP.
When labour messes up the Tories have come back to make cuts and try to put things right.
I do know what a lot of malicious left wing drivel this posting will attract Go ahead but that will not help.
On 1 Jun 2017 at 11:42am Pedro wrote:
@ busby. You seriously think Theresa May will cut immigration to their repeatedly failed target of sub-100k? Even if you consider having that kind of net immigration levels would be beneficial, what part of May or the Conservative Party track record since 2010 gives you the impression that this is remotely achievable? (even post Brexit in 2019).
Immigration is currently falling though due to people losing interest in investing in this country since brexit (and the uncertainty around it, and the perceived snub to our immigrants who have enriched this country for decades). You may see this as a positive thing, and protecting our "cultural" identity, but it certainly won't protect our economy or living standards.
On 1 Jun 2017 at 12:07pm Frak wrote:
And why do you believe this myth that the Tories are economically stable when they have massively increased the national debt, despite massive cuts and huge windfalls from selling off parts of the banks and Royal Mail.
I think it will take a lot to sort out the mess they have left behind.
On 1 Jun 2017 at 12:36pm tory wrote:
frak, you are deluded. since when has a labour government been good for jobs and the economy...errr...never
On 1 Jun 2017 at 12:51pm Ahem... wrote:
Had to laugh this morning to read that after last night's debate, the Torys are accusing the BBC of 'left wing bias'!!
On 1 Jun 2017 at 12:59pm Zebedee wrote:
Year on year May missed all her own immigration targets and we watched as immigration rose when she (as head of the Home Office) had the power to control 50% of it. Year on year the Tories also missed their targets on reducing the deficit, with the result that austerity has decimated our welfare state and the deficit has doubled. The Tories have done so many u-turns, under both Cameron and May, the latest two being particularly stupid, the election gamble (which May seems to have got very wrong) and the climb down on the dementia tax).
With that in mind anyone who thinks May and her party can be trusted with running the country and negotiating the most important issue of our time is living in cloud cuckoo land. You must do yourself a favour and look beyond the headlines in the popular press. You are being conned. Their record is indefensible (I'm not even going to mention the complete and devastating mess Cameron made of the referendum and Boris and Gove's self-serving behaviour).
Corbyn has appointed Keir Starmer to negotiate Brexit. Personally I think the man is better than the sum of all three of the Tories chosen for the job; Boris Johnson (ffs!), David Davis and the disgraced Liam Fox. I know who makes me feel safer.
Personally I'd like to see a coalition of SNP, Green, Labour, The Lib Dems and Plaid Cymru and with the following agenda:
* Change to the electoral system to PR (with no referendum) and abolition of non-elected chamber
* Negotiate Brexit to stay in the Single Market (to not stay in will impoverish the UK for generations) and environmental and workers protections enshrined in UK law
* Rich pay their fair share of taxes to fund welfare state
* Free education for all
* Important utilities (water, transport, energy) taken into public ownership
* Final referendum on Brexit deal (based on all facts, with lies and hugely funded campaigns disallowed)
All the parties above will be able to easily agree these fundamental points. If they can the UK will finally be released from the death grip of the Tories and the unmitigated disaster of a hard Brexit averted.
On 1 Jun 2017 at 1:55pm Tub of Lard wrote:
I'm disappointed that they didn't choose me. Since my last appearance on Have I Got News For You ? bookings have been a bit thin on the ground.