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Tories admit planned election timing was to STOP students voting. Voter registrations SOAR

More than 200,000 people have applied to be registered as UK voters within 72 hours – as a national newspaper claimed Boris Johnson’s government had set the date of its planned election in the hope that students would not be able to vote.

The BBC is reporting that nearly 200,000 people have registered to vote in 72 hours, and more than half are aged under 35.

That’s twice as many as registered within 48 hours when this story was reported earlier this week.

The story states: “According to official government figures… more than 199,000 people have registered to vote in the last three days, with 118,000 of them between 18 and 35.”

The boost to the electoral roll came as Tory aides made this shock admission:

“Boris Johnson’s campaign team have privately admitted that one of the advantages of an October 15 election was that it could limit the number of students registering to vote.

“No 10 is said to have factored in term times in deciding to push for an early election as it would mean campaigns had less time to ensure that students registered to vote. Those on the electoral roll at their home address would be less likely to travel to vote.

“A large turnout of younger voters in the June 2017 election is thought to have contributed to the Conservatives losing their majority. Labour has also promised to scrap tuition fees.”

Here’s a link to the Times story if you want to see it for yourself – but be warned: it’s behind a paywall.

Clearly, if Boris Johnson wants to deny you your vote, it’s important that you do – and it is terrific, therefore, that so many have already signed up for it.

But the BBC report says despite the surge, there are still worries that if an election is called at short notice, people will miss out – as it is estimated that a third of 18-24 year-olds are not correctly registered, or missing entirely from the register.

If you’re still not convinced it’s important, here’s Ash:

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Shadow cabinet to meet on day before Parliament reconvenes. But is it really to plan an election?

The run-down: If Labour’s shadow cabinet is meeting in Salford only to plot a snap election, This Writer will be surprised. But I’ll still be happy.

“Jeremy Corbyn has called a special meeting of the Shadow Cabinet to step up Labour’s preparations for a snap election,” PoliticsHome trumpeted today.

It’s possible, of course.

But it is just as likely that Jeremy Corbyn will be holding the meeting to make sure every member of his shadow government is aware of all the developments that will have taken place over the summer, and will know what will be required of them over the next few weeks.

That could include much more than simply plans to force a snap election.

Apparently the meeting will take place in Salford, near Manchester. This could be to ensure there are no distractions caused by the usual Westminster noise, of course.

It won’t be to make sure nothing is leaked because any fool with a mobile phone can tip off a news-hack, no matter where they are.

Source: EXCL Jeremy Corbyn calls Shadow Cabinet away day to step up election plans | PoliticsHome.com

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Don’t believe the mass media lies – Labour support for second EU referendum has FALLEN

Vote Labour: A recent poll shows that party members and supporters want a general election – and they may be about to get it.

Here’s a project for 2019 – showing the mainstream media they can’t selectively quote opinion polls to suit their political slant and expect to get away with it.

Several papers have reported a poll saying most Labour members want Jeremy Corbyn to change his mind and support a second referendum on membership of the European Union.

Here‘s The Guardian:

“Labour members are significantly more opposed to Brexit than Jeremy Corbyn is, with 72% of them thinking their leader should fully support a second referendum, according to a study of attitudes in the party.

“The polling, part of an ongoing wider academic study into attitudes in various parties, found that only 18% opposed Labour campaigning for a second referendum, while 88% would then opt for remain if such a vote was held.

“Official Labour policy is that a second referendum could potentially be considered if there is not a general election.”

And here‘s The Mirror:

“Jeremy Corbyn faces mounting pressure to back a second Brexit referendum as a poll today reveals seven out of 10 Labour members support another vote.

“The party leader has resisted growing calls to back another EU referendum, instead calling for a general election and promising to strike his own Brexit deal with Brussels.

“But a study of Labour members found 72% want the chief to get behind a second vote, while 57% of Labour voters also want him to support another poll.”

I chose these two papers because they are the mainstream media outlets that come closest to being left-wing (although in both cases that is now debatable).

But are they accurate? No. They have quoted the poll too selectively.

Look:

Notwithstanding that a majority would like Mr Corbyn to support a second referendum, it is clear that a majority support Labour’s currrent policy, as put forward by Mr Corbyn.

It seems clear that party members and supporters would only want Mr Corbyn to support a new referendum if it was proposed by the government – not as a party policy to be pursued in isolation.

Matt Turner seems to have picked up on that. He tweeted: “Was this bit conveniently omitted from the “hurr durr Labour members want a second referendum” diatribe?”

Probably. The newspapers don’t want you to know that, as it conflicts with their anti-Corbyn stance.

And they don’t want you to know that support for a second referendum has fallen, as noted by Tory Fibs on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/ToryFibs/status/1080483799635496960

This Writer is reminded of the Daily Mail‘s claim that voters support Theresa May’s brainless Brexit “deal”, based on an opinion poll that didn’t say that at all. I exposed that lie in November last year.

It is clear you can’t trust the mainstream media on the big issues. They lie about Mr Corbyn and they lie about Brexit.

People need to know.

Oh – and it seems a snap election is on the cards. Labour’s policy has been to support an election over a second referendum, as being the party of government would allow Mr Corbyn to solve the other problems currently facing the UK, and not just influence a Tory-run Brexit.

The poll quoted in the papers (above) shows clear support for this policy among Labour members.

According to Skwawkbox, “Returning officers have been told to start preparing for a ‘snap’ general election, as the reality of Commons arithmetic sinks into Theresa May’s thinking.

“There is no realistic prospect of May’s deal passing the Commons, but neither is there a viable majority for either a no-deal Brexit or an appetite for a new referendum with ‘remain’ as an option.

“This means that the only means of breaking the deadlock – which the so-called “people’s vote” could never provide – is a general election.”

It seems Labour members and supporters are much more canny than the newspapers want anybody to believe. It’s what Mr Corbyn wants, it’s what his party wants – and very soon, it may be what we all get.

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Would the Tories REALLY call a snap election if Theresa May’s ‘Chequers plan’ was voted down?

Theresa May: Will Brexit bring her down?

The Sunday Times called This Writer a Holocaust denier, so we can’t trust its news-reporting skills at all.

It seems unlikely that Mrs May would call a snap election if she lost the vote on the ‘Chequers plan’ – she is far too desperate to keep power for its own sake.

And Emily Thornberry called for a general election if the plan failed at the vote, during the BBC’s new Politics Live show yesterday (September 3). If anything can be guaranteed to put Mrs May off the idea, that would.

The same show also discussed the People’s Vote campaign for a new referendum.

But its conclusions seem pointless as Mrs May has point-blank refused to entertain the possibility.

So, based on her record she’ll probably announce either a fresh referendum or a snap election immediately after a loss on the ‘Chequers plan’, then.

Theresa May’s aides have discussed a snap general election if her Brexit plan fails, it has been reported.

The Prime Minister’s political team spoke with civil servants about whether to call an election if her Chequers deal is voted down in the House of Commons, according to the Sunday Times.

It came as the Prime Minister ruled out a second EU referendum in her strongest terms yet.

The PM has been rattled by the success of the People’s Vote ­campaign to reverse Brexit.

Source: Theresa May’s team ‘discussed’ a snap election if her Brexit plan fails – Mirror Online

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Tories ‘unprepared’ for snap election? Either Theresa May has a short memory or she thinks we have

Can anybody really believe Theresa May when she says the Tories lost their majority because it was a snap election? [Image: Daily Mirror.]

It’s enough to make us ask whether some form of dementia has set in.

Assuming she is still of sound mind, someone needs to point out – to Theresa May’s face – that she called the snap general election this year, after swearing blind that she wouldn’t.

Now she’s saying the Tories lost their Parliamentary majority because they weren’t prepared for a snap election! What gives?

She’s also – perhaps even more bizarrely – saying there was a lack of meaningful debate. Where was Mrs May when any debates were taking place?

That’s right – she was heading out the back door. Either that or she was delivering pre-prepared speeches to a pre-selected audience of Tory hangers-on:

A very small pre-selected audience, as you can see.

The fugitive prime minister’s reluctance to fight her corner led to a spate of satirical memes, like this:

Also this:

Emily Thornberry criticised Theresa May for “hiding behind the curtains at Number 10” rather than turning up for a televised debate with Jeremy Corbyn.

You get the idea.

Here’s what she said, from her interview (conducted by former – failed – Tory leader Michael Howard in The House magazine. It’s part of Politics Home):

By definition in a snap election you’ve not been able to prepare people for it. So out there people have to work quite quickly to put their local campaigns together, and you do get slightly more of a central approach. We need to look at that very carefully, and to make sure we get the connection between what people want to do locally and the central campaign.

And here’s what we said:

Nice one, Mrs May. You’ve really convinced us … that you’re a liar and a fool.


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