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To have a glimmer of hope that the tide is turning

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TakemedowntoPotatoCity · 10/06/2017 11:03

Conservative landslide in 2015.



I was just about ready to bury myself in a dark hole when this election was called. Most of us thought initially that the Labour Party would be decimated under Corbyn and we would end up living in a totalitarian state. Then somehow, in the space of two months Corbyn achieved the near impossible and went on to gain seats.

Despite losing I am feeling more hopeful than I have in ages, that sanity and - I don't know, just a more caring society - is perhaps on the cards again in the future. I suppose I better not get my hopes up, the world is still a pretty awful place right now.

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MrsOverTheRoad · 10/06/2017 11:04

YANBU. I'm miles away in Oz and even I can see it all the way from here.


HateSummer · 10/06/2017 11:06

I agree. Macron's win made me hopeful too. I think the shift is beginning to take place slowly.


TomHardysWhore · 10/06/2017 11:07



LondonNicki · 10/06/2017 11:11

Looks like it. I'm also very pleased.
Shows what happens when you try to steer half the country in a direction they don't wish to go.


DJBaggySmalls · 10/06/2017 11:13

YANBU. I was about to go live in a cave. Looks like I'll be getting ready to protest changes in abortion laws instead.


Chickenkatsu · 10/06/2017 11:14

I like the quote in the Financial Times, "Brexit is basically dead"


Frouby · 10/06/2017 11:14

Yanbu. I am hoping for more too.


iamavodkadrinker · 10/06/2017 11:17

It does seem like people have thought - to quote Weak and Wobbly - "enough is enough."


x2boys · 10/06/2017 11:18

did you watch the interview with jeremy corbyn yesterday ,where he said Brexit would go ahead regardless.?


NormaSmuff · 10/06/2017 11:20

I listened to Kenneth Clarke and others who said there is no way they can go back on the Brexit plans


PussCatTheGoldfish · 10/06/2017 11:22

Yanbu. I'm cautiously hopeful too.

The 72% turnout of the under 25s is fantastic too!


PussCatTheGoldfish · 10/06/2017 11:30

Brexit isn't what I voted for, and I think most people realise it is going to happen. But perhaps there won't be a 'hard' Brexit now.


LuluJakey1 · 10/06/2017 11:43

I think the election result is what happens when a government pursues a whole series of policies that benefit a small minority of the population- the already wealthy- at a cost to the large majority of the population - the ordinary people who live on middle and low incomes.

Teresa May then chose to isolate herself from the public and not speak to them. On the few occasions she did, we saw her as weak and unconvincing and morally uncaring - her comments to the nurse on the question time programme showed her callousness and beliefs ('I don't have limitless funds and I had hard choices to make so I chose to implement policies that benefit the wealthy and cut public services and the wages of public service staff' was basically what she said.)

She has privatised the NHS in all but name. She is privatising education in all but name. She has hacked away at the police force - and told them 'You are crying wolf' when they said the cuts would lead to terrorism on our streets.

I don't know how she can face the British people and hold her head up.

And now she is so blind about her weaknesses that she intends to govern with the support of a party who oppose abortion and family planning clinics, are anti same sex marriage, don't believe climate change exists, believe in creationism and whose recent leader was a paramilitary commander- after everything Teresa May has said about Corbyn and his views about the IRA! Hypocrity.

So no YANBU. Let's hope for further revolution against May and her Tories.

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