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Has Theresa May’s power evaporated?

When we asked you back in April ‘Is now the right time to hold a snap General Election?’ 740 Silversurfers voted and 76% felt the time was right.

Wind the clock forward 7 weeks, and the country have voted and the optimism that was felt by Mrs May has fizzled.  We are now left with a hung parliament, which throws up a number of questions.

We now don’t seem to have a strong and stable government that was on the agenda, as there is no parliamentary majority.

So what now?  Where does this leave us? The aim was to be armed and ready for ‘Brexit Britain’ but are we now ‘basket case Britain’? We find ourselves now in times of uncertainty and confusion. What are your views?

Has Theresa May's power evaporated?

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Sparkle45
24th Aug 2017
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Yes her power has evaporated and it is not what it used to be ... we no longer hear anything .... sadly

For those who believe we do not have any trail blaiziers at mo ... smiles
Barton babe
21st Jul 2017
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Until Theresa May called an unnessacerly election she was strong but now she is very weak, I can't see how she can ever fully come back.
Abzman
12th Jun 2017
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Afraid she is now a damp Squib taking too long to go off........ and do something else
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Roof Top Crow
12th Jun 2017
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Theresa May is trapped in Number 10.
We all know that she created this herself and she is now at the mercy of her cabinet. And nobody wants to be PM because any politician who takes over from Theresa May know that their career would be finished as well.

The Conservative Party Grandees know that she is finished as a politician. So they might as well leave her in Number 10 without any power or influence. At the very least it will avoid having another election for a while.

They will also let her start negotiating with the EU. This will almost certainly go wrong because Brussels know she has no authority to agree on anything.

When this goes wrong she will be replaced by a new PM who will tell us that because of the failure of Theresa May the UK will have to accept a soft Brexit.
Lionel
12th Jun 2017
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And I thought you were a pragmatist.
VeraS
11th Jun 2017
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Have had enough of listening to it just let her get on with the job
Abzman
11th Jun 2017
1
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I am afraid she is now a spent force and would be better off out of the picture alltogether
Lizzy36
11th Jun 2017
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The media are determined to oust all of our most talented politicians...media pleas stop...think back to the labour leadership challenges.
Let Teresa May get on with her job..
The conservatives won the election the party with most votes and most seats.
GlynysH
10th Jun 2017
3
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Mayhem has taken the lowest move by getting into bed with a bunch of Homophobes. Doesn't believe in women's rights to a termination even though she might have been raped. They are linked to terrorist group. They are Christian extremists.
Lionel
10th Jun 2017
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Please be very careful about labelling anyone a Christian extremist unless first you are a Christian. Only then are you qualified to make a valued assessment of their status. And let's remember here, whether you believe or not, their status is before a holy God and will be judged by Him.

It is not for us, with such limited sight, to make such judgements because as we judge, so are we judged.

For what it's worth, I heard Ian Paisley preach, no speak, in his own church. My inclination is you are probably right, but I wil not pass a judgement on these people.
manofpeace
10th Jun 2017
1
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I have just spent the last half hour reading all the comments from other senior citizens regarding the recent election. Whilst I accept that it was NOT necessary and was a test by TM to determine the strength or weakness of Brexit.....I am more confused now then I was before I started reading the replies!

However, it is done, the horse as bolted and the cat as spilt the milk....so we have got on with it and face and PLAN for the future. All I hear so far is doom and gloom. My only concern right now is not more taxes but the possible result of Brexit which could unless dealt with properly and efficiently bring chaos to Britain.

On the positive side were British......or are we?
GlynysH
10th Jun 2017
2
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She will be gone the Tories will get her out. They will not tolerate the DUP
Lionel
10th Jun 2017
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Well, manofpeace, I am now a Brit, after seven generations of living on this island, dying in wars etc., so it just maybe I'm qualified to speak here.

The Brits have faced two world wars instigated by Germany. We now face another crisis from the same origin. Twice we stood up, twice we refused the invader leave to occupy our island. In these wars I've lost too many of my family.

When the crisis hits we will batten down the hatches, suffer the privations of war, face the indignities and carry on. That's what Brits do in a time of crisis. Do you agree?

I don't fear the EU. They have the same origins as Hitler, and the same legitmacy - nil!

We'll get through, perhaps with some privations, but we will emerge the stronger, the better and the more free for doing so. Once again, we'll lead Europe out of a mess of pig's swill; once again we'll be sloughed off as irrelevant.

No change, but it will be another generation who must deal with the next European crisis.

Yes, I'm a patriotic Brit.
manofpeace
11th Jun 2017
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Well said Lionel, we need more like you. I do not fear the Germans. However, they appear to be the ruling force in the EU at the moment, and it is said that he who pays the piper calls the tune. I only hope a few more euro-countries realise that it is not the UNION that we envisaged when we ( I didn't) agreed to join the common market.
Lionel
11th Jun 2017
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Thankyou for your kind words, manofpeace.

When my ancestors landed here after a pogrom in Poland instigated by the Austrians, the English gave us a refuge, found homes and found work. Seven generations on I was taught to love this land, love this people with a passion. And I do. There were no benefits then but rural folk, farm workers, shared what they had with us. My ancestors, a ragged, displaced people survived.

Yes, some of my family have prospered whilst I am not so well off. But my present family are free people. The value of that, having tavelled Central Europe extensively, is incalculable.

Much family blood has been shed for England. Manofpeace, I love this land, this indigenous people. Yes, I'm an unashamed patriot, opposed to the EU or any other form of domination of the people of these islands. No, not an extremist, not a member of political parties, just a man with a heart for England. It really is that simple.
Lionel
12th Jun 2017
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I guess selfishness has overtaken patriotism. This country is then finished.
LucyS6
10th Jun 2017
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Feel as if TMay has made a total mess of things and regret that Mr Corbyn didn't quite make it despite a great campaign,
Will keep my fingers crossed that even though I personally have had enough of elections, that there is another one in the next 18 months, by then I think people will turn more and more to Mr Corbyn, as the mess T May has created gets worse ,especially now the're joined with the DUP.
Janchris
10th Jun 2017
7
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Called election at the wrong time, turned it into a election all about Brexit not the state of the country, arrogant and so self assuming she would walk it, no coalition of chaos, but yet she is wanting to form one!!! One word,........go!
Wilf
10th Jun 2017
4
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I agree she needs to go and go now! The British LOVE the underdog hence why Jeremy did so well. I am not keen on his policies as who would pay for them all? ...but he is a human being and became very likeable unlike the MayBot who looked like she had a "rictus" grin and laugh and became very very irritating as the weeks have progressed. She is a lame duck now---time to retire me thinks!
Janchris
10th Jun 2017
9
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His policies have all been budgeted for, people need to wake up Wild, we are the 6th richest economy in the world, we are only a little island!! Austerity is a made up agenda, while the rich getter richer and people on the bottom are made to pay for it. We live in a democracy , I like to think a civilised one, where we all pay taxes, and into a system that is there to help us should we ever need it, we pay lots in stealth taxes too, how about the big multi nationals and corporations pay their dues? This corporate greed has to stop, conservatism is for people with independent means.... So unless you can pay for health care, support yourself in old age, require no assistance from the state in any shape or form people should not be voting to sign their own death warrant....rant over, have a good day
djl277
10th Jun 2017
3
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".but he is a human being and became very likeable unlike the MayBot who looked like she had a "rictus" grin and laugh"

I agree. I think this, along with the arrogance of the PM, is one of the reasons the Labour Party did so well.
Wilf
10th Jun 2017
3
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Yes and as I mentioned the British love the underdog. Also many of the youngsters voted about 73% I think up from 40% in Brexit vote which is a great thing to keep British democracy going. I love this country...how can we not with such freedom to express ourselves!!!
Wilf
10th Jun 2017
4
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I think there is a balance in everything Janchrhris-yes too much austerity and too many people suffering thats for sure. The major cororates especially the international ones like Google and Facebook need to pay taxes on monies gained from advertising in the UK. Its only fair and just!
Speeednet
12th Jun 2017
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If the Conservatives had made it only about Brexit they would have had a landslide, IMHO
CaroleAH
9th Jun 2017
3
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It is a shame that those young voters, who have been enticed out of their lethargy into voting with promises of no university fees and free this, that and the other at the expense of those who have scrimped and saved throughout their lives, did not vote in last year's EU referendum and then, perhaps, this recent election would never have been necessary. The one good thing which has come out of it, is the diminished power of Nichola Sturgeon. Hopefully, we can now stay as a United Kingdom and we shall have to trust our politicians to do their very best for the country in the forthcoming discussions about Brexit.
djl277
10th Jun 2017
2
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This election wasn't necessary in the first place, just a stupid arrogant move by a stupid, arrogant PM.

Tell me, why did the older generation scrimp and save? Surely it was the prospect of a better life for the next generation? Why criticise them now for wanting to take advantage of those opportunities that have been scrimped and saved for? Anyway, I'll be long gone (as will most others on this forum) when they are still around making a living so they are right to think about their own futures - it's not for me to decide their future.

The SNP will never stop pushing for an Independence Referendum until Scotland is an Independent country.
LucyS6
10th Jun 2017
2
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We scrimped and scraped and worked every hour god gave us to get our feet on the housing ladder, I remember it took my entire wage packet to pay our mortgage at an interest rate of 15%. We lived off my husbands wages which had to cover everything including the cost of making our new home livable in, most of the work being done by ourselves to reduce costs. This house willl eventually be our disabled son's home, so therefore not costing any government anything as far as housing is concerned. If we had not made this huge effort our son will cost the government dearly in rent, housing costs, support etc. Our hard work and sacrifices will go on to ensure our next generation have an easier time. Realise this does not apply to all families, we were fortunate in being in work and fit enough to go down this route.
GlynysH
10th Jun 2017
2
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Northern Ireland his heading for the troubles again. The peace process will be dead in the water if she uses the DUP. They are Christian fanatics who belong in the dark ages.
GlynysH
10th Jun 2017
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When council houses were built they were never meant for life.
Speeednet
9th Jun 2017
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Cue rabble rioting and demonstrating in the street because Corbyn managed to win three more seats that Gordon Brown the worst Prime Minister in history.
GlynysH
10th Jun 2017
4
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At least the younger generation went for Corbyn. His rallies were full with people queuing for ages to get in. Theresa Mayhem just had the chosen few which was in a tiny room which held about 20 people all carefully chosen. She hid away from the public. Sent Amber Rudd to the parties hustings. The calling out of Diane Abbot was disgusting as it was obvious she was ill. It looked like she was heading for a breakdown.
Speeednet
12th Jun 2017
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You really have bought into all their. The younger went for him because he offered free stuff, they are too stupid or naive to remember what Clegg promised them before 2010. There is no way whatsoever he could have afforded free tuition fees, they spent the same so called savings/tax receipts about four times. Dianne Abbott wasn't ill she was caught out in that lie in a series of emails, she was replaced because Corbyn has finally seen what a liability she is. I shudder to think the mayhem she could have caused as home secretary. You mention further up that the DUP are homophobes, how do you ratify that with corbyn and the labour party support for all things moslem, including terrorist organisations. It is their belief that homosexuality should be illegal Never heard of the DUP doing any of that, they are merely against same sex marriages because they know that with the normal creep and pushing of boundaries churches will soon be ordered to have the marriage services, which cameron promised would never happen. Alas we all knew that was rubbish then, and it will eventually happen. Why do people decry them wanting to keep some of their faiths and traditions but openly applaud immigrants keeping their imported traditions, given that some of them are barbaric and from the dark ages?
ecarg
9th Jun 2017
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At least Nichola's hand has been weakened ,now prehaps she'll stop calling for another referendum and Ruth to take over from Theresa or Amber?
djl277
10th Jun 2017
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The SNP will never stop pushing for an Independence Referendum until Scotland is an Independent country. The chances of Ms Davidson taking a senior tory post are highly unlikely as she isn't a member of parliament and it would seem she is working on breaking the Scottish party away to form a separate organisation.
GlynysH
10th Jun 2017
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If you think Ruth will take over in Scotland think again. The SNP is still the biggest party in Scotland. The Tories have been kicked out before and can be again. If Ruth goes with Mayhem she will be a hypocrite as Mayhem as gone with the DUP Christian extremists. They are homophobic and Mayhem can't change that. Mayhem is taking us back to the dark ages with those nut cases..
ecarg
10th Jun 2017
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I did not suggest that Ruth take over from Nichola .I suggested that she may be in the running to be Prime Minister along with Amber,if and when there is a leadership election .
Roof Top Crow
9th Jun 2017
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I have just heard Lord Mandelson say that depending on the DUP to achieve a Conservative majority in Westminster could well destabilise Northern Ireland.
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Westminster must be seen to be independent to ensure political stability in NI. Working hand in glove with the DUP will alienate the other NI political groups.

Theresa May must know that, and the decision she has made to go down that route will be used against her.
Speeednet
9th Jun 2017
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I wouldn't believe Mandleson if he told me today was Friday, he wouldn't say anything at all unless there was some ulterior motive. He is still annoyed about Brexit.
Yodama
10th Jun 2017
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The "Prince of Darkness" does not have a mind of his own, he is but an echo chamber. He vacillates, leaves, returns, leaves again, is in bed with his Russian Oligarch cronies............et cetera, et cetera, et cetera!
You spoke of "House of Cards" his Machiavellian moves are what this is all about.

More vacillation and disjointed thinking from him:
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Speaking to the BBC, Mandelson conceded:

I was wrong [about Corbyn]. I am very surprised, an earthquake has happened in British politics and I did not foresee it.

Of former leadership hopeful Owen Smith he also admitted:

I was clearly wrong in feeling that Jeremy wouldn’t be able to do this well. And I think he’s proved me wrong and lots of people wrong and I take my hat off [to him]… unquote.

How can you take anything he is saying seriously?


Oh! and better make room in your pocket for the " Chairman Mao Zedong's Little Red Book (Quotations from Chairman Mao) which John McDonnell ( Labour Shadow Chancellor) quoted from and then threw across the floor in a parliamentary session.

John McDonnell says of the IRA.
He sympathises with the IRA and states:
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that It's about time we started honouring those people involved in the armed struggle. It was the bombs and bullets and sacrifice made by the likes of Bobby Sands that brought Britain to the negotiating table. The peace we have now is due to the action of the IRA."
Unquote.

Labour in power under Corbyn, I think not.
Roof Top Crow
10th Jun 2017
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You covered a lot of different points. I will respond to one.
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On all TV channels today they are endlessly discussing the difficulties that working with the DUP will create for the Conservative Party and Northern Ireland.
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All sides in "The Troubles", and that includes the British Army in its support of the RUC, now admit that they made mistakes.
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To my mind Westminster must do its utmost to remain neutral. Working with the DUP is not a neutral position.
Roof Top Crow
9th Jun 2017
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Will she stay?
This Conservative Party debacle will run for months and months and ultimately Theresa May will suffer the same fate as Mrs T.
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Most of us oldies will remember the TV programme “House of Cards”. It was based on The Conservative Party and as we all remember, the story was about betrayal and assassinations.

It is not a matter of if she will go, the question we must ask is when she will go. It will not be her choice, it will be when the Conservative Party Grandees decide to push her out.
ingridhogg
9th Jun 2017
1
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Hopefully she will have learnt her lesson, speak the truth, let us have it straight and keep to her word, honesty is the best policy and I think we need it. Come on Theresa, fight for our rights and don't give in.
GlynysH
10th Jun 2017
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She's gone the MP's are probably going for her and will hound her out. Strong and Stable don't think so. She'sweak and wobbly. It was the young that spoke out and had they come out during the referendum it may have been a different outcome.
jamesjoyce01
9th Jun 2017
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Looks like someone on here doesn't like criticism of Teresa May given the amount of Red thumbs
Yodama
9th Jun 2017
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I know, laughable isn't it, maybe it is time for me to go on a red thumbs spree.
Still, time will tell. She is not a person who gives up easily. She remains Tenacious Theresa.
Yodama
9th Jun 2017
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Grossly underestimated the Labour Party. I wonder how many would have voted for Jeremy if Brexit was not an issue?
I feel this was a vote to scupper Brexit more than anything.
Jean- Claude Juncker is jumping up and down with glee, can't wait to put his penn'orth in.
This is an abject lesson in showing what happens when you are overconfident!

Tenacious Teresa will recover and stand firm, she is made of sterner stuff than we think.
MairW
9th Jun 2017
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What a shambles. Should have been a sure thing destroyed by U turns/ bad advice and lack of interaction with the voting public especially in Wales.
Redles
9th Jun 2017
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Resign ....best option
Wilf
9th Jun 2017
2
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I agree-we should have a fresh start. Mrs May is not a leader and has messed up...time for a new leader
JR73
9th Jun 2017
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I agree you should resign!!!!!
Pam1960
9th Jun 2017
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I agree the young are not informed enough of the previous experiences of labour government. However I give credit to the young for making their own choice which is unlike many who have voted for a particular party as that is what either the family has always voted for or it is what is expected in certain areas of the country. Times and circumstance have changed. Look at Mansfield and Stoke who have had Labour MPS for 90 and 80 years respectively who would have thought they would become tory constituencies
jamesjoyce01
9th Jun 2017
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I have no idea why she felt she had to call an election but in doing so has diminished my idea that this was finally a tory politician who listen to people
Instead of achieving a bigger majority she is in a situation of relying on another party to agree to pass her ideas past parliament in fact she may well find herself having to have parliamentary votes every time they don't like her ideas for Brexit
Did she not realise that the younger voters who were enraged by the Brexit vote would come out in there droves, if she didn't then i can only assume she had bad advice or was very out of touch
Nogreyhair4ME
9th Jun 2017
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Obviously social care and fuel allowance restrictions both played a part in losing seats as did the young vote who thought their university tuition fees would no longer apply or be refunded. I think people voted for themselves rather than considering what was best for the country. However, Mrs May is a resourceful woman and will make the best of the situation she finds herself in at the moment and will address some of the issues that have arisen as a result of her manifesto.
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9th Jun 2017
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Jo Kingham
9th Jun 2017
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To true Scandiman - I don't think the youth of today know enough about what's happened previously to make informed choices. We all need to help educate them
MartinW6
13th Jun 2017
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All the things you mention about Labour were Blairite policies. The whole point of Corbyn is that he is not Blair. He is not Margaret Thatchers greatest achievement. He is a true advocate of social justice.
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13th Jun 2017
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MartinW6
13th Jun 2017
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I think you'll find he strongly opposed any involvement in the Iraq war and I don't believe he has ever supported terrorism of any kind. He has always been against the use of force to solve problems and seeks to find a peaceful settlement.
kanga
9th Jun 2017
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She made a stupid judgement causing upheaval , she did not need to have the election.If she goes I have no idea who would take her place , but please not Boris or we will look as stupid as America.
philipeileen
9th Jun 2017
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Do not resign, stick to your guns and deliver a hard brexit, that is what we voted for
Roof Top Crow
9th Jun 2017
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You did not vote for a hard Brexit or a soft Brexit.
We were all asked if we wanted to remain in EU membership. We had to tick a box yes or no.
Wilf
9th Jun 2017
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Thats a really good point-what should have happened was did we want Brexit? Then when it was clear what hard/soft Brexit is we can vote on the various areas
MargaretS894
9th Jun 2017
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I would like to know what happened to all the lost votes and what about all the people that couldn't vote at the polling stations because they were turned away, perhaps if everyone's vote was counted JC would have won, just a thought
jeanmark
9th Jun 2017
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Why would people be turned away from polling stations if they had registered to vote? Why assume these same people would have voted for JC - interesting initials for an Atheist.
jamesjoyce01
9th Jun 2017
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They were allowed to return a couple of hours later apparently there was a technical hitch so everybody who wanted to vote had ample time
thefilthycripple
9th Jun 2017
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She was much too arrogant making it all about her and punishing pensioners ,cost a lot of votes .She forgot traditional Conservative values of thrift and home ownership ,pensioners had already paid for the austerity through loss of interest on their savings by low interest rates . I once had lunch with Michael Heseltine and he said elections are won or lost by people's perception of their own wealth at the time of the election !
JR73
9th Jun 2017
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She is not punishing pensioners - merely adjusting downwards the money they get from the state like they have for others in recent years. I am one affected and rightly so. Winter fuel allowance, for example, I have always passed on to one or more charities.
DeniseD83
9th Jun 2017
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Her decision was to go to the people - it probably showed poor judgement but she said if she lost just 6 seats then JC would be negotiating with the leaders of Europe. I'm counting more than 6 so maybe just this once she could keep her word?
FrancesM8
9th Jun 2017
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I wouldn't simply say "her power has evaporated" - it's been undermined, but she is still PM and leader of her party: it was a bad call to hold an election, she should have carried on with the majority that she had, and that Manifesto! It shows how out of touch the elite are with the ordinary people.
thefilthycripple
9th Jun 2017
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Well said ,spot on
Pam1960
9th Jun 2017
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It is not all to do with the retainers. I voted to remain but voted Conservative as I thought they were the best option for the UK at this time. The Conservative candidate lost by 500 or so votes. Labour have been knocking on my door for weeks their campaigning or lack of is partly responsible. More young people have voted this time and are more pro Labour than Tory. As the voters who voted to leave said we live in a democracy. People can make their own decisions right or wrong we have to abide by them
TeresaV
9th Jun 2017
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Labour would bankrupt us look at the mess they left us with last time and what a twat of a leader
thefilthycripple
9th Jun 2017
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True but young people have no concept or interest in history
TeresaV
9th Jun 2017
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Teresa May thought it was for the best to call another Election to stop all the court cases to stop Brexit and basically to shut up the other parties probably on good advice from her team but Corbyn then dangled the carrot in front of the students with free tuition and they voted in droves and then she came out with doing away with winter fuel for senior citizens and the triple lock so us pensioners who might have voted for them turned on them so double whammy I fear for our future generation if we don't get a good Brexit
Wilf
9th Jun 2017
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I think Brexit if it happens at all now will just be a fluffy/fuzzy version and we probably should ahve just stayed in the EU and got on with life
TeresaV
9th Jun 2017
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What a mess not much of a fan of the tories but they were the best to get us through Brexit then in the next Election we could reverse to our favourite party now was not the time to change parties disaster as far as I can see the Eu members must be having a good laugh at us with all the squabbling
Helen Highwater
9th Jun 2017
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This has been a "spite vote" from the Remainers, who don't care about our country. Feeling very unsettled and depressed, particularly as my grandson, who is 10, wanted Brexit as he didn't want his future tied to the corrupt EU!

Do you remember how we gaily laughed at the thought of President Trump and Prime Minister Corbyn? Not laughing now.
Doll
9th Jun 2017
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A bird in the hand.... what was she thinking. Brexit now seriously undermined
JR73
9th Jun 2017
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On the contrary, both PM of France and Germany have stated the UK poll result has not changed the Brexit decision in any way!
Tianne
9th Jun 2017
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She needs to resign
JR73
9th Jun 2017
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Lionel
9th Jun 2017
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Yes, she does, and we need a massive clear out of the Civil Service and that Westminster Bubble.
JoanneG3
9th Jun 2017
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I wouldn't trust Corbyn to take care of us in this climate!
Pwilly
9th Jun 2017
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Stopped watching formula 1 because the same old faces kept winning. What I was hoping to see, was a rank outsider winning and a new face on the podium. Boring politics.
Jo Kingham
9th Jun 2017
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It's a nightmare and not the desired outcome but it is what it is and we are where we are. Let's hope Theresa May stays as PM - god forbid we end up with Jeremy Corbyn! Let's not forget that Conservative still has the most seats - by a reasonable margin and actually their vote share has increased. Sadly people are quick to forget what a complete mess our country was in when labour were last in power, our credit rating was downgraded and we were in a financial crisis! The youngsters blamed us for Brexit - seems to me they've got their own back
JanetP97
9th Jun 2017
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Dementia tax, fox hunting..... It was a hard choice. I think a lot of people struggled with their conscience. I know I did!
Still not sure......Jeremy has the garden tax! How else is he going to fund all these lovely handouts?
Feeling very unsettled today about the country's future
JacquiF
9th Jun 2017
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The future is not ours, it is our children's and they want something different hopefully they will change this corrupt, polluting world.
Valerieking
9th Jun 2017
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The dementia tax was the cause of her demise, most of us have already paid tax throughout our working lives and feel it is wrong to be charged again. She should have halved over sea's aid and given the rest to the NHS and dementia care, then she would have got her landslide victory. I still think she is the best person for Brexit, electing Jeremy Corbin just gave the keys of the UK to the EU
Awarby
9th Jun 2017
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She blew it for me when she brought in her dementia tax.
Wilf
9th Jun 2017
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I agree it was badly thought through. It actually seems like a sensible idea as far as I can grasp it the money that people keep goes up from £23,000 to £100,000 but the way it was explained was a joke. It was also a joke that Theresa May seemed to say they had discussed a cap on it when it was plain she had not-she was caught out and looked weak. Then not to go for that leadership discussion on TV when Corbyn did was plain madness-for me that sealed her fate. Leaders lead-they do not hide away. She is not a leader and for the sake of the UK should go asap!
Pauline52
9th Jun 2017
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The cap had been discussed and, I believe, settled. This whole policy was put together by the coalition government and was only held up due to the election. The biggest problem for this policy was the ignorance of current policy!
Wilf
9th Jun 2017
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Yes you are right Pauline-I think they said the cap was to be about £62,000. So Mrs may was actually becoming more generous with £100,000 but somehow she failed to communicate that and it became a total fiasco.
TraceyT7
9th Jun 2017
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23K was liquid assets ie savings, the 100K includes your home as an asset. No mention of what the cap may be so if your home is worth say 300K you will pay up to 200K for any care received 🙁
Wilf
9th Jun 2017
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Thanks Tracey..thats the confusion because I though the £23,000 did actually include your home as well?
jutonge
10th Jun 2017
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You lose your home now so keeping £100k is a much better deal.
There is no such thing as a dementia tax. Just a ploy by Corbyn to discredit the policy.
Pete H
9th Jun 2017
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At last the young people of this country have woken up and engaged - well done to them - although the outcome this time is potential carnage! Social media is a game changer globally and he old powers that be will have to wake up to the new reality. The right wing press can no longer dictate the outcome of an election - it's twitter and Facebook that really count.

Theresa May ran a shocker of a campaign and will not last for long - although we now need a steady hand to steer us through the next few months.

Maybe Brexit is now a dead duck???? Is it time to think again? - as clearly the younger generation don't want it.
Marley444
9th Jun 2017
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Oh dear ... what a mess we find ourselves in now. Jeremy did a great job engaging young people to support him ... it would have been very interesting to see if those same young people who didn't vote in the EU Referendum, had bothered to vote. I would put money on that if they had, we would have remained in the EU and the agenda now would be very different. No one can call politics any more .. look what happened in the US and France .. times have changed I think. I think she has let herself down as well as us.
Wilf
9th Jun 2017
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Theresa Mays power has totally evaporated she is now a liability to the Tories and to the nation. Strong Leadership?? She couldnt even spell it! As you get older you know whats right and whats wrong. To stay on is wrong. She must go and the Tories should put in someone like David Davis. The whole thing is a total fiasco and she has damaged Britain. Brexit is now in doubt and even if it does happy it will be a fluffy weak Brexit. that may be good but who knows-I voted to stay in the EU and it looks to me like many people if they did have another vote would stay in. Boris for PM? No surely not but stranger things have happened like this election and Trump is president!
JohnHerb
9th Jun 2017
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Jeremy Corbyn fought a good election and had a lot of fresh ideas and actually showed himself to be a leader as opposed to Mrs May who was just a follower. Labour should grasp the nettle and get together with Libs and SNP and try and form a progressive government. All the media were negative to Jeremy but in the end it was Labour who had a good election-maybe a great election as my kids liked him and thought he was a good bloke who talked sense-as I did. Go Theresa for the sake of Blighty go.
StephSG
9th Jun 2017
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Can understand your kids not seeing through him, but not you!

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