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to think reading this could seriously influence your vote

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user1471446861 Thu 01-Jun-17 10:29:28

www.thelondoneconomic.com/news/politics/facebook-comment-jeremy-corbyn-going-viral/31/05/

PurpleDaisies Thu 01-Jun-17 10:31:40

It's an opinion piece (and not even s well written one). You're massively overestimating the influence it is going to have.

YABU.

mynotsoperfectlife Thu 01-Jun-17 10:31:50

Not really!

gleam Thu 01-Jun-17 10:32:24

YABU.

Faez Thu 01-Jun-17 10:47:23

Yabu

Noeuf Thu 01-Jun-17 11:53:20

Someone's posted that on one of the threads here and people think it's theirs. Let me find it.

PigletWasPoohsFriend Thu 01-Jun-17 11:56:27

There is nothing there that hasn't been said a billion times before.

Pinkheart5917 Thu 01-Jun-17 11:58:58

Not really, you are vastly overestimating the influence that will have

Noeuf Thu 01-Jun-17 11:59:34

Same thing?

PigletWasPoohsFriend Thu 01-Jun-17 12:01:48

Looks like it Noeuf

NormaSmuff Thu 01-Jun-17 12:03:55

it might have gone viral on facebook, supposedly, but not every voter in the country has access to the internet, let alone facebook.
be wary of such optimism op

Sionella Thu 01-Jun-17 12:04:53

What a load of claptrap. To dissect just one paragraph:

"He lives in a normal house like us"

THAT'S WORTH WELL OVER HALF A MILLION QUID. YEAH, JUST LIKE THE AVERAGE WORKING MAN.

and uses the bus just like us.

SO DOES EVERYONE IN LONDON. BECAUSE THE BUS LANES AND CYCLISTS MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE TO DRIVE.

He’s fought for justice and peace for nearly 40 years.

BY INVITING IRA BOMBERS INTO THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT, AMONGST OTHER THINGS.

He has no career ambitions.

ARE YOU HAVING A LAUGH?

And his seat is untouchable.

BECAUSE OF WHERE IT IS. LOOK AT CENTRAL LONDON. MOST OF IT IS LABOUR!

That’s one of the greatest testimonies. No one comes close to removing him from his constituency, election after election.

SEE ABOVE.

oldbirdy Thu 01-Jun-17 12:05:07

I suspect we find most influential the articles which most resonate for us. I found this one very thought provoking, because it sums up my position very well; lifelong labour voter who finds I am not a socialist after all, but a pragmatic liberal centrist. Going to vote lib dem for the first time.

www.economist.com/news/leaders/21722855-leaders-both-main-parties-have-turned-away-decades-old-vision-open-liberal?fsrc=scn%2Ftw%2Fte%2Fbl%2Fed%2F%3Ffsrc%3Dscn%2Ftw%2Fte%2Fbl%2Fed%2Fthebritishelectionthemiddlehasfallenoutofbritishpolitics

WrongTrouser Thu 01-Jun-17 12:09:06

1) I was waiting for someone to tell me how to vote, thank you, I am incapable of making up my own mind.

2) Odd isn't it that Labour have shouted loudly about any policies the Tory's have suggested which would redistribute wealth from the more to the less well off (care costs, university fees, winter fuel payments for well off pensioners) ?

3) If you really believe the media is out to get Corbyn, you obviously missed the televised leaders' debate last night. Even people on the left (eg New Statesman) have complained how biased to JC it was.

selavy Thu 01-Jun-17 12:11:30

Zzzzzzz

Danglingmod Thu 01-Jun-17 12:12:24

Sums up my position very well, too, oldbirdy.

The rise in authoritarianism from both Tory and Labour parties under their current leaders is sad and scary.

I think there are very many liberal minded but fiscally centrist voters who feel deserted by the two main parties. How does one vote if Lib Dems are a wasted vote in your constituency OR you were a remain voter but one who doesn't think it's ultimately right to want a second referendum?

oldbirdy Thu 01-Jun-17 12:17:43

Good question dangling. People keep saying "vote to keep the Tories out" but I actually don't want Labour in either with that top team and those priorities either. So I am not voting tactically​, just with my heart. Realistically lib Dems aren't going to form the next government so the new referendum is a moot point for me.

oldbirdy Thu 01-Jun-17 12:19:23

I don't want Corbyn to get any idea that he has a mandate from me or my vote either.

ChardonnaysPrettySister Thu 01-Jun-17 12:23:30

Did I wake up in North Korea?
No other explanation for the personality cult in the media.

TheNaze73 Thu 01-Jun-17 12:39:07

biscuit

gillybeanz Thu 01-Jun-17 12:43:15

It will have a huge influence and people thinking they aren't influenced by Murdoch are kidding themselves, naive or stupid, take your pick grin
If they weren't so influential why would they start campaigns to disrespect certain people in the public eye.
They wouldn't bother if nobody was going to be influenced.

C3H8O Thu 01-Jun-17 12:43:45

biscuitbiscuitbiscuit

birdsdestiny Thu 01-Jun-17 12:47:22

Oh god not that one. It's really doing the rounds isn't it. Is that the level of our political debate now.

sharklovers Thu 01-Jun-17 13:25:22

No, I still think he's a filthy piece of socialist shit.

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