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Re: Election
« Reply #50 on: 10 May 2015, 07:22:54 AM »
So also another help for all us busy folks ,,,what about internet voting?

We are told the internet can be safe,we do banking ion it,,so why so slow to come online ?
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Re: Election
« Reply #51 on: 10 May 2015, 11:18:31 AM »
So also another help for all us busy folks ,,,what about internet voting?

We are told the internet can be safe,we do banking ion it,

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,so why so slow to come online ?

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Re: Election
« Reply #52 on: 10 May 2015, 12:15:21 PM »
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Why Labour lost:
Ed stood up to the press over phone hacking. They don't forgive you for that sort of thing.

Indeed he did.  But that's not why he lost.

Alex Salmond probably has, by far, the worst press of any politician in the UK.  Yet, under his leadership his party did the impossible at the last Scottish elections - they won a majority in a coalition parliament.

Alex, like ED, is far from being a natural in terms of personality and engaging with the public. 

But what he did enjoy, and what Nicola now enjoys is the full backing of the party.

The Labour party spent the last 5 years bitching about their leader.  And yup, the press were happy to help.

And now of course we will see the real Tory party.  Prepared to be fucked.

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Re: Election
« Reply #53 on: 10 May 2015, 12:47:33 PM »
No I think that is why they lost. When all the undecideds and barely-interesteds went to the polls, what would they have had in mind? The 'fact' that Ed was a loser geek, who couldn't eat a bacon sandwich, who was week and would get overrun by the SNP, that the crash happened because of Labour borrowing, that Ed has a funny nose and a funny voice, etc etc etc etc.

You can get away with a bad press with a small electorate - Ken Livingstone had unrelentingly bad press and still became London Mayor, and as an independent candidate at that!

But on a national level people don't care enough to look past what they read in the paper.

Any leader has people bitching about them. What makes you think that it was any worse under Ed? Did you read it in the papers?