On 18 Apr 2017 at 11:10am Deja Vu wrote:
Hmm so is Brexit going to be cancelled?
On 18 Apr 2017 at 11:23am Observor wrote:
What a shame there is no credible opposition, I wonder how quickly the SNP can get a candidate in each area?
On 18 Apr 2017 at 11:29am Harry wrote:
Our chance to get a better MP than we currently have.
On 18 Apr 2017 at 11:31am Deja Vu wrote:
Lol what are you thumbing me down for, don't shoot the messenger...
General election June 8th 2017.
On 18 Apr 2017 at 11:42am Sussex Jim wrote:
A risk of losing our MP for an inexperienced nonentity who will will do nothing for us. People of Lewes, keep your heads.
On 18 Apr 2017 at 11:49am Pedro wrote:
Wonder if stormin' Norman Baker will make a comeback and try and win his old seat/job back. Sure he could do it alongside his role at that Big Lemon company....Osborne can clearly multitask! (although thats another thing, surely Gideon will now step down rather than fight for a full 5 year term in parliament).
Either way, we know how this result will play out. Labour will lose loads of seats, Lib dems will pick up a few, and the Tories will have about as big a majority as they're ever likely to get (maybe even surpass the Labour 1997 majority). If you are poor, working class, on benefits or care about those that are, or support or work in the public sector....prepare for a very painful 5 years ahead. I don't blame the tories for taking the opportunity to strengthen their grip though on UK politics.
On 18 Apr 2017 at 11:56am Newms wrote:
The Liberal candidate is an excellent one the Conservative MP a Brexit head banger with an ultra right wing voting record.Its up to Labour and Green voters not to split the protest and all of us to make the right choice.
GET CAULFIELD OUT
On 18 Apr 2017 at 11:58am Benefit Cheats wrote:
Hahaha...massive tory majority to come. I hope they come down even harder on benefit cheats...sick of seeing fat people in mobility scooters sponging off us tax payers.
On 18 Apr 2017 at 12:08pm Jello wrote:
newms you utter plank. Basically as a failed politician you come across as a sad, jealous and bitter berk. VOTE MARIA
On 18 Apr 2017 at 12:08pm Goodbye Maria wrote:
Pretty good chance we wave goodbye to Maria Caulfield after just two years here; I bet she's absolutely delighted with her leader for calling an election!
Same applies to virtually every Tory MP who took their seat from a LibDem, they're all at huge risk. From May's point of view that doesn't matter because they'll gain many more Labour seats than they lose to Lib Dem.
Another vote called simply to address internal problems with the Conversative party.
Oh and well done to the Lib Dems, who touted the Fixed Term Parliaments Act as one of their (vanishingly few) achievements in power. It turns out to be a crock of shiite.
On 18 Apr 2017 at 12:13pm Super soft wrote:
I bet caufield is bricking it.
On 18 Apr 2017 at 12:15pm Billy Bull wrote:
This election will likely see the end of Labour as the main political opposition party as no-one truly leftwing or socialist or pro-EU would vote for them, leaving them with just the tribalist Labour and the centrist voters who are too embarrassed to vote Tory. I reckon Lib Dems will end up with as many seats as Labour.
On 18 Apr 2017 at 12:17pm Tory wrote:
Why would anyone vote for LibDem in Lewes ?????????? LibDem and Labour are finished, led by two ineffective useless men.
Theresa May is magnificent.
On 18 Apr 2017 at 12:27pm The Greek wrote:
Labour/LD coalition against the Tories and Brexit, let's hope they can see past their noses and propose that.
On 18 Apr 2017 at 12:29pm Newms wrote:
…….you come across as a sad, jealous and bitter berk. VOTE MARIA…..
I have nothing personal against Caulfield , I strongly disagree her position on hard Brexit because it will cost jobs services international strength working people`s rights , it could decimate manufacturing and so on. No secret there
I also don`t want a Grammar school forced on Lewes and I dislike the thought of a Conservative Party with no opposition run by its lunatic right wing
With Labour failing utterly to represent its constituency do we really in Lewes simply want to be one of the majority Conservative block constructing an impoverished future built on scapegoating immigrants , lying about the consequences for the economy?
I think Lewes is better than that.
I think the town will grasp its moment and say NO
We want jobs
We want tolerance
We want services
We do not want social segregation and an attack on our values orchestrated by a cabal of obsessed far right snake oil salesman
Voting Lib Dem is the only way and I implore Green and Labour voters to help us oppose the Brexit state. We need your help; we need everyone`s help!
On 18 Apr 2017 at 12:32pm @newms wrote:
brexit is happening whether you like it or not. GET OVER IT
On 18 Apr 2017 at 12:40pm for the future wrote:
now vote with our heads and take our children's future back
kick brexit into the rubbish bin of history where it belongs
On 18 Apr 2017 at 12:47pm Red Ken wrote:
A great chance to rid ourselves of possibly the most useless mp Lewes has ever had. I didn't think we would ever see anyone as bad as Tim Rathbone again but she has made it look easy.
On 18 Apr 2017 at 1:00pm Jonny wrote:
If you vote conservative or lib dem, you'll be voting for military action in Syria.
On 18 Apr 2017 at 1:04pm Geoff Paddle wrote:
I've got an enormous majority. Pop up the Gallops and take a look.
On 18 Apr 2017 at 1:10pm resident wrote:
I support brexit voter Corbyn
On 18 Apr 2017 at 1:35pm Another1 bites the dust wrote:
I feel (as a non-tory voter) that Therese May is actually the strongest candidate we currently have to see us through Brexit and the next few years with Trump in America.
Honestly, this is a real rock and a hard place voting wise this time.
On 18 Apr 2017 at 1:42pm Corbynista wrote:
If the Labour party comes out against Brexit and forms an electoral alliance with the pro Remain parties, I will vote Labour,if not I will vote tactically and give my vote to the Lib Dems. Brexit trumps every other issue.To leave Europe with a hard Tory Brexit is insanity.Let`s boot out the disgusting Caulfield and her authoritarian ,anti NHS, Welfare State destroying Tories first.
On 18 Apr 2017 at 1:45pm Ed Can Do wrote:
One would hope that outside of all the Brexit nonsense, people with kids will see that the Tories are strangling the education system through lack of funding, commuters will see how badly the roads and railways have been under Tory roles with more potholes than ever and Southern still unable to organise a hearty drink in a brewery and old folk realising that the Tories will continue to cut social care and the NHS until life expectancy in this country is less than retirement age which will leave pretty much nobody left to vote Tory.
Sadly, there's a lot of idiots in the country who only believe everything Murdoch tells them and will vote for the thieving Tories because of immigrants or some such nonsense. Still, it'll be nice to see the back of Cauliflower, there's no way she'll get back in.
On 18 Apr 2017 at 1:49pm Clifford wrote:
Billy Bull wrote: 'This election will likely see the end of Labour as the main political opposition party as no-one truly leftwing or socialist or pro-EU would vote for them...'
Oh dear, Billy, do you think the EU is 'leftwing' or 'socialist'? You can't possible think that, can you? Perhaps you'd clarify.
On 18 Apr 2017 at 2:19pm Hoisted by own Petard. wrote:
Oh dear, Billy, do you think the Tories are 'leftwing' or 'socialist'? You can't possible think that, can you? Perhaps you'd clarify.
On 18 Apr 2017 at 2:45pm Billy Bull wrote:
Oh dear Clifford. You do seem a bit obsessed. I point out some reasons not to vote Labour, you conflate those reasons as being all about the EU. You can be socialist and anti-EU you know, just like you can be socialist and pro-EU. If you're either there's no reason to vote Labour though, just like if you call yourself left wing you shouldn't vote Labour. Does that help? The way our country is being sold to unelected elites and big businesses because of Brexit doesn't mean the EU is still the only thing to make you vote one way or another.
On 18 Apr 2017 at 4:04pm Clifford wrote:
Billy, thanks for clarifyingthat. By the way, the country isn't 'being sold to unelected elites and big businesses because of Brexit'... that's what capitalism is all about and we belong to them whether we're in our out of the EU. The EU states also belong to 'unelected elites and big budinesses', as does the United States.
On 18 Apr 2017 at 5:34pm Sussex Jim wrote:
I have just come home from an afternoon of looking at jobs, giving estimates, visiting the bank, etc- all things that the self -employed have to do in unpaid time; and find that I have 21 thumbs down from the lefties that make up the majority of posters on this forum.
Never mind. I have never met Miss Caulfield personally, but from what I read in the local press and see on the TV news covering Parliament she is vociferous in fighting for our corner. She deserves to be re-elected to represent the Lewes constituency.
On 18 Apr 2017 at 6:03pm Sussex Dim wrote:
I know my place.
On 18 Apr 2017 at 6:41pm Sussex Quim wrote:
Tories try to put taxes up for the self-employed, has to make a rapid and embarrassing u-turn, self-employed Sussex Jim tells everyone what a good job they're doing. They've got you well trained Jim, you're a turkey voting for Christmas.
On 19 Apr 2017 at 7:27am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I really hope that voters look beyond Brexit when deciding how to vote, and consider all the other things that matter: NHS, education, social care, housing, erosion of public services, cutting the income of the sick and vulnerable while reducing corporation tax etc.
It's not all about Brexit.
On 19 Apr 2017 at 12:56pm bobobob wrote:
Well said ACT!!
This is about more than Brexit and they are using this as a smokescreen.
Look at the schools and education system
Look at the hospitals and NHS
They are going backwards fast. A tory win gives them 5 more years to make further cuts to these and other services. Got kids or grandkids in education? Maybe you use a doctor or hospital?
Governments come and go, sometimes taxes and benefits are low, sometimes they're higher. Immigration policies will change too once we are out of EU.
But if you think we need a decent NHS and school system to underpin our society then don't support the tories.
So much changes but we need good schools and hospitals for all now.