Official general election thread


#668

Aye. And more worryingly perhaps for May they’ll fill the pages with “this election is in the bag what’s the point” chatter, which May will want to avoid for fear it will suppress Tory turnout even more. Can’t paint Corbyn as an actual risk against that backdrop - it’s the precise reason why the Miliband/SNP attack seemed to work so effectively.


#669

hehe


#670

They’ve announced the result already:

Len McCluskey - 46%
Gerard Coyne - 41%
Ian Allinson - 13%

Turnout was 12.2%

Statement from the acting General Secretary:

I congratulate Len McCluskey on his victory and would urge the entire union to pull together in the interests of our members, and not least to work for a Labour victory in the general election.

The turnout in this important election can give no cause for satisfaction and, while the tone of the campaign will not have helped, the underlying reason remains the archaic and expensive balloting system imposed on trade unions by law. The sooner we can move to secure and secret workplace and online voting the better for union democracy.


#671

See, I can see this happening, and really helping the Tories. Can’t see anything similar happening on the other side.


#672

fielding twitter for candidates!


#673

standard content marketing & brand engagement 2k17


#674

Hahahah because he’s had so much success getting elected so far.


#675


#676

But Britain’s still all cracked and broken!


#677

#678

Don’t despair, @Epimer’s mum has some restaurant tokens.


#679

Did you mean vouchers? Coupons? A gift certificate?

And you mean the ones that she gave to me? So she no longer has them to give?

But other than that, SICK BURN


#680

It’s not even a burn.


#681

To your credit, it’s at least a little bit sick.


#682

restaurant tokens


#683

Middle class beer tokens, perhaps?


#684

The problem with Epimer’s mum is she always tries to walk it in


#685

Tories: we might ditch no tax rises pledge
Corbyn: Tory Tax Bombshell!
Voters: erm…


#686

LOL

https://mobile.twitter.com/fraserwat/status/855480692276330496


#687

This election is such a shoe-in for the Tories they don’t even mind annoying The Sun