Labour Bremainers - is this whole agreeing with Cameron thing messing with your head a bit?

(19 Posts)
Hassled Fri 03-Jun-16 21:40:54

Because it's messing with my head - I find myself agreeing with him on a regular basis and that goes against everything I used to believe in.

We had a Remain canvasser the other day - pleasant, earnest young lad, frightfully posh. I reassured him that we were all voting In "because we're all Labour members" and he went "Oh! That's a terrible shame. Still, jolly good that you're voting In" and we both laughed awkwardly, both thinking "WTF is happening?". Is this just me?

BreakWindandFire Wed 08-Jun-16 19:46:07

Well I'm a Labour member and I agreed with Dave on gay marriage. And now the referendum. I just assume that like a stopped clock, he's right occasionally!

fanjoforthemammaries Wed 08-Jun-16 19:53:53

No. I assume he has his own twisted reasons but happened to choose the right thing

BungoWomble Wed 08-Jun-16 20:01:28

The whole party politics thing is way overdone in Britain and one of the major problems with our system. If we were less bothered about waging party war, less bothered about parties getting into power for it's own sake, and more focused on actually trying to ensure we listen to everyone and trying to get the best results we can for the population at large, we'd be doing much better. I hate Blair for his corruption of Labour to get into power more than Iraq. Much better to have a functioning opposition representing the voices of the poor of Britain than Tory-Lite.

So no I don't have a problem with agreeing with Cameron for once. Nice to see he can be sensible every so often. In fact with the stepback on academisation, the softer approach to TTIP, the reverse on benefits... I am daring to hope that we might actually have a functioning opposition and possibly a functioning Parliament. Or just hoping for hope, at any rate.

BoodlesMcToodles Wed 08-Jun-16 20:17:20

Glad it's not just me struggling with this! I was worried I was turning into a middle aged, middle England, Tory voter confused

YounicorneNumbers Wed 08-Jun-16 20:19:29

I found myself nodding along to John Major as well.

<rends clothes>

It's all very odd all of this.

Jellykat Wed 08-Jun-16 21:25:15

Yes yes, i agreed with John Major too, which i never ever thought i'd say!

However, i've decided agreeing with Cameron, is better then agreeing with Gove, Duncan Smith, Farage and Boris!

ShatnersBassoon Wed 08-Jun-16 21:31:38

Yes, it's a peculiar and unnatural feeling. It's making me doubt myself.

AppleMagic Wed 08-Jun-16 21:33:49

However, i've decided agreeing with Cameron, is better then agreeing with Gove, Duncan Smith, Farage and Boris!

This for me too.

TheNorthRemembers Tue 14-Jun-16 18:21:20

No. We do not vote for people in this case, but ideas.
I am lying, it is very strange to think that George Osborne is reasonable.

Everytimeref Tue 14-Jun-16 18:27:36

A friend and I shared the same EU referendum post on FB the other, in 30 years we have never agreed on politics! Completely opposite side usually!

MiffleTheIntrovert Tue 14-Jun-16 18:30:04

"However, i've decided agreeing with Cameron, is better then agreeing with Gove, Duncan Smith, Farage and Boris!"

It literally is the lesser of two evils.

AtiaoftheJulii Tue 14-Jun-16 18:31:48

However, i've decided agreeing with Cameron, is better then agreeing with Gove, Duncan Smith, Farage and Boris!

Absofuckinglutely.

Pooka Tue 14-Jun-16 18:33:45

Surprisingly not. I suppose I sort of see it as surpassing party politics. Plus, helpfully the leave campaign seems to be made up of people I loathe even more than Cameron.

megletthesecond Tue 14-Jun-16 18:38:18

Ha ha, yes grin. It's awfully strange.

situatedknowledge Tue 14-Jun-16 18:41:41

I think it is good too that it is about the politics not just opposing each other for the sake of it.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Tue 14-Jun-16 18:44:31

Yes, it's a bit "things you thought you'd never hear yourself saying".

I'm with David Cameron.

Mind you I did make my first ever Consevative vote last year, for a town councillor and that felt very strange too. Highly unlikely to repeat it at general election time though.

megletthesecond Tue 14-Jun-16 18:52:24

Now I've got Kylie's "better the devil you know' stuck in my head.

I'm a lp the tories are already shafting me. But I suspect Brexit would shaft me more. Feel very vulnerable tbh.

LaBelleOtero Wed 15-Jun-16 00:47:34

I don't know if my reasons for wanting to remain necessarily have anything to do with Cameron's and Osborne's. There are many different facets to this.

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