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On the final day of campaigning, 15 former Labour MPs are urging voters not to back Jeremy Corbyn in Thursday’s election. The group cite the Labour leader’s record on anti-Semitism and "extremism", as well as his views on national security. The former MPs have signed an open letter - organised by campaign group Mainstream - that they say will run as full page adverts across a number of local and regional newspapers in the north of England, including dozens of marginal constituencies. The group includes several outspoken critics of Mr Corbyn, including Ian Austin, Gisela Stuart and Louise Ellman, as well as others who have not previously spoken out directly against him. The advert reads: “Everyone wants a safer, fairer society. But in this election the Labour Party is set to deliver the opposite. “We were all lifelong Labour voters and all former Labour MPs. We are voting for different parties at this election, but we have all come to the difficult decision not to vote Labour.” Ian Austin, chairman of Mainstream, says this is a “hard decision for Labour supporters" but “the risk is just too great”. The other signatories are Ann Coffey, Jim Dowd, Rob Flello, Mike Gapes, Tom Harris, Chris Leslie, Tom Levitt, Ivan Lewis, Michael McCann, Joan Ryan, Gavin Shuker and John Woodcock. Labour, of course, deny these sorts of accusations - they say Jeremy Corbyn has made great improvements in the way anti-Semitism allegations are being handled and has apologised for mistakes made in the past. In years gone by, Mr Corbyn publicly supported withdrawal of the UK from military alliance Nato - something his critics now often point to - but the 2019 Labour manifesto states the party is committed to ongoing membership.
Labour is suggesting that there will be free broadband for all in the next 10 yrs if they are in power.
Fact there will be 2 more general elections in the next 10yrs so it is highly unlikely that will happen.
Corbyrn is either stupid or doesn't realise the true facts that he won't be in power in the next 10 yrs.
Unlikely he will be in power in the coming election.
So don't anyone be fulled in to believing that. Free broadband will never happen.
Well, we now have an election to deal with. Where do you think we will end up? I am guessing there will be less of us over 50’s around and more youngsters voting, so do you think this will make a difference?
Do you know many people who have changed the way they feel re Brexit last time? Or will you not vote or vote on domestic matters instead?
Surely we have all seen the petitions on line, some small ones pro brexit, and some small, medium and HUGE petitions Pro EU. Even though many have been debated, most are simply responded to with pure properganda type government 'soundbites'.
Are these petitions worth while or a wast of time?
Have you signed the article 50 one? https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/241584
Is it worth signing after they have been debated? Will Brexit happen or not?
Few can have failed to hear of the political turmoil in Westminster in the year or so - parties both decided and undecided which way to vote, MPs clearly shouting and voting against the public's wishes declared at the referendum. In subsequent opinion polls as many as 74% of people polled go with Brexit; last week, I think, almost as many wanted to exit the EU without a trade deal. The public's requirement of their politicians and lawmakers is unmistakeable. Brexit. Yet so many are fighting the will of this nation's people. How do we react to being largely ignored by the ruling elite in the Westminster bubble? Does anyone have any confidence in these people? Should our politicians so publicly ignore the will of the people, sometimes to their own benefit?
I am fed up with the very mention of this subject. Nicola S________ is a total pest I can't spell nucance. She does not give a toss about government only her one track subject. My wife is English and worries sometimes about our hard-line element, o' to get back to a normal politic life as before.