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RedToothBrush Wed 22-May-19 21:03:45

On the Eve of the EU Elections that we never met to happen, and we don't know what the next hour next mind day might bring.

Farage is enjoying the theatre of milkshakes. It means he gets attention and gets to play the victim. And avoid talking about his dodgy friends and even dodgier financing. The Brexit Party are polling so highly its possible he could be PM. And boy does he know it. The temptation is there and its too much to resist.

May has refused to resign so far tonight after a day of asking her to. The 1922 Committee refused to change the rules to help oust her - possibly because they don't want the next PM to be beset with challenges to the leadership at the drop of a hat. Graham Brady is seeing her on Friday... The ERG are not happy bunnies.

May is still apparently planning to plough on with the WAB with a referendum possibly attached. Though this remains to be seen.

Meanwhile Leadsom has just quit the Cabinet. She was one of the Brexit 'Pizza Club'. Rumours are this might be the Cabinet withdrawing support for her. Though Gove has said he doesn't intend to resign (tonight at least).

Rumour is that May's senior staff have abandoned her to let her make the decision to go. And rumours are that when Leadsom rang May to tell her she was leaving cabinet, May didn't tell her senior staff. This comes two weeks after rumours where that Phillip May was at the point of telling her it was time to resign. The rumours of course may be just that, rumours but it's hard to see how or why anyone would tell her to carry on now.

And so tomorrow. Who would vote for this utter shower of shit? Even if you were the most loyal of Tories?

The thing tomorrow is to get the remain vote out. It doesn't matter ultimately what people vote for. Every vote cast for remain keeps the Brexit Party popular vote down. Even if it doesn't win seats. And that is psychologically important.

Tomorrow make sure EVERYONE you know who is anti brexit party votes. More so if they are a Remainer voting for a Remain party, but also if they are solid Labour or the rarest of things, a true blue.

It MATTERS. Narratives will be set.

If you are not sure if you are registered to vote, please TRY ANYWAY. The worst case is you are turned away and have lost 20 mins of your life. But you might also be able to vote and that might change the course of events.

Talk to people tomorrow. Remind them. Make sure it's about preventing a hard right foothold. Apathy will destroy our futures. Being fed up of politicians so refusing to vote is actively shooting yourself in the face.

Who am I voting for?

Still no idea. But I will vote.

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RedToothBrush Wed 22-May-19 21:05:55

PS. No exit poll tomorrow. Nor results.

Voting in Europe is ongoing until Sunday.

That's when we will hear. Though I suspect there will be unconfirmed rumours on Friday.

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bellinisurge Wed 22-May-19 21:11:13

Just had pizza for my tea. A really middle class one with Gorgonzola and pancetta. I find myself escaping into food.

prettybird Wed 22-May-19 21:13:25

Regal cat that know his place: to be worshipped wink

The thing that still makes me so angry is the lies and at best mis truths that are still being propagated. I listened to a female Tory MP last week (says something that I can't narrow down who it was hmm) who was going on about the need for MPs just to get on with leaving because that's what people voted for and that it was Parliament's job to ensure that we left with a deal that wouldn't damage people's livelihoods, that people didn't vote to be worse off, but that they did vote clearly to leave And no, the interviewer didn't challenge her hmm

It. Is. Not. Possible. You. Stupid. Bint. confusedshock

People can vote to live to 150 it to fly or to all be millionaires. Politicians can't deliver the impossible. confused

And it's their - albeit unenviable and they try to avoid it at all costs - job is not to promise the impossible and to make sure that their electorate has realistic expectations. angry

Rant over wink

yolofish Wed 22-May-19 21:15:54

Cant PMK with a milkshake (disgusting stuff) but here's a wine instead.

God knows how we have come to this...

HazardGhost Wed 22-May-19 21:16:26

Ta red I've missed threads and hope your house sale is going well/gone through.

My anxiety keeps yoyo-ing and my food bill is SHOCKING shock

MyOtherProfile Wed 22-May-19 21:17:35

I'm not sure I can bear any more of this. I'm torn between morbid fascination and a desire to bury my head under my pillow and not get up til it's all over.

NoWordForFluffy Wed 22-May-19 21:18:10


Thanks, Red.

Mrs May really is digging her heels in now, isn't she? In some situations you'd admire her tenancity, but I'm not sure right now. Even though she's maybe blocking somebody worse (how on earth is that possible?!).

BigChocFrenzy Wed 22-May-19 21:18:27

Thanks, red 💐
Just getting ever more dangerous, isn't it

Serious possibility of a fascist PM in the UK shock, if the govt collapses and we have a GE soon

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ContinuityError Wed 22-May-19 21:20:11

PMK with cat on hedgehog alert.

OublietteBravo Wed 22-May-19 21:20:19

I will be voting tomorrow. As will DH. In person if he gets back from Mexico in time - although I have a proxy vote for him in case something goes wrong (he has been known to miss connecting flights). I still haven’t decided who to vote for. But it will definitely be a remain party.

AutumnCrow Wed 22-May-19 21:20:33


Momentous times. Again.

TokyoSushi Wed 22-May-19 21:20:49

PMK, I shall be manning our local polling station tomorrow, it will be interesting to see if we're busy. I'll check in when I can.

What a time to be alive indeed!

ClarkeMurphy Wed 22-May-19 21:21:01

Thanks for the new thread.

I've still not decided who to vote for tomorrow. Definitely voting and have reminded various family to do the same (despite most of us not having voted in EU elections before blush). I'm north west and can't decide between Lib Dem, Green, Change. Did some research on the candidates to help me decide and all the Lab ones are campaigning on a "remain" policy so they're back in the mix, despite JC.

I'm hoping all will suddenly become clear at some point tomorrow.

bellinisurge Wed 22-May-19 21:21:42

Awesome cat @prettybird . Nice image for me to switch off with.

@RedToothBrush . Again a brilliant intro. Thank you.

thethethethethe Wed 22-May-19 21:23:39

So much seems to rest on so few people. Seems strange, in the modern age, that the ambitions and personalities of a tiny number of people can be so important.

TheCaddyisaBaddie Wed 22-May-19 21:26:16


BlackeyedGruesome Wed 22-May-19 21:28:01

Voting planned. And checking in from either lurking or more recently taking a much needed break.

I shall ask people if they are voting tomorrow.

RedToothBrush Wed 22-May-19 21:30:18

The Queen Tonight to Philip, "So who do I have to put up with on the 5th June? That awful Donald man, who wants to also invite that awful frog faced man and I might have to tolerate that awful Boris Fellow too. I understand why you retired now".

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Iambuffy Wed 22-May-19 21:32:10


WhatWouldScoobyDoo Wed 22-May-19 21:35:23


As far as I can remember I have never missed an opportunity to vote: council, EU, GE, whatever’s available! I really love voting. (I think someone else on here said this too, was it you hazard?)

But I am feeling very anxious about tomorrow. I have a (hopefully ridiculous) feeling that there is a storm coming blush

OhLookHeKickedTheBall Wed 22-May-19 21:38:26

thanks red

OublietteBravo Wed 22-May-19 21:38:34

Here is the Faragit lying his face off in 2016:

BollocksToBrexit Wed 22-May-19 21:38:56

Remember this? Still spot on.

SusanWalker Wed 22-May-19 21:38:58

I love voting too. But it's always a bit of an anti climax when it takes less than a minute.

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