The Road to Brexit (ep 7): What Johnson and Corbyn are promising for the Christmas election


Are we ready? Election 2019. Yule be sorry. So Robert, what we’re going to
do is have a lovely Christmas tree, because this is
a festive election… Okay. …around which the nation has
joyfully gathered for the last few weeks. Right. Remember that, joy? Well, here we go. Someone told me about it once. So here’s our Christmas cheer. That is a good Christmas tree. Thank you. No, that is… You see? …definitely a very
good Christmas tree. Yeah. So the question is, on
this festive election, what are the presents
under the tree? What sort of voter patterns
could adorn the victory of one party or the other? And who’s going to end up
in pole position as fairy on the top of the tree? Yes. Okay? Okay. So… So I start with
the presents then. Yeah. What did you have in mind? So obviously, the
biggest present that Conservative supporters
want is Brexit delivered. Let’s just get it done, OK? Let’s just get it done. Spooky. Yes. And then you have some
people over here for whom… Brexit. Let’s not get it
done, presumably? Yeah. So we got some orange Lib
Dems and some red Labour party people. That’s the biggest present
under the tree, no Brexit and the SNP, of course. No, but that’s… sorry,
that’s not the Labour position. The Labour position is
it could be Brexit still, or it could not be Brexit. Okay, so in fact… Mystery Brexit. So you open the
Labour party box… Yes. …one of two things
could be inside it. Yes. So there are several options. It is a mystery Brexit. Okay. And let’s do… This is not the Brexit
I ordered online. Did you keep the receipt? And here’s the SNP
also wanting no Brexit. But what else? What else? What else? Well… Should we have a… The end of austerity
is the big… Oh, yeah. Okay. Everybody is promising
the end of austerity. But there is a Tory end of
austerity, which is probably sort of quite a small present. Yes. And then there is a
Labour end of austerity, which is enormous. Yeah, with a great
big bow on it. Yes. There is a Lib Dem end of
austerity which is bigger than the Tory one, but smaller than
the Labour one, of course. Okay, I’ll put it here. The three days end of austerity. Yeah. Okay, Okay. Colour that one in. Now, I must admit. At the start of this election,
I thought environmental policies were going to be one of the
big concentrating issues, defining issues of the contest. They are in terms of the debate,
the dog that hasn’t really barked all that much,
which isn’t to say that it won’t affect voters. Right. Particularly younger voters
when they come to the polls. And for those who are most
agitated about the environment, the Labour party are offering
undoubtedly the biggest goodie. They are essentially promising
to decarbonise the economy by around 2030. 2030 is not a hard
and fast date. But the way they’re talking
is to achieve the bulk of the decarbonisation by 2030. Lib Dems I think is 2045. And the Tories are 2050. It’s a bit weird, actually. I think that the
whole conversation about the environment and
about the climate emergency has become a bit of a
bidding war on dates. Yes. Like, my date’s
earlier than yours, as if there are no other issues
about making these huge changes to the economy. Yes, although, when Boris
Johnson talks about it… What’s my symbol? Am I doing another
present for this? What’s the Extinction
Rebellion logo? That sort of– Let’s do a bauble. A bauble, yes. Let’s do an XR bauble. Here we go. I’ll have a couple
of them over here. It’s super-glued to the tree. Yes, that’s right. And then the elves have
super-glued themselves to the tree. Yes. And here’s a little Tory
Extinction Rebellion one as well, because everybody
wants to be on this turf. Interestingly, Boris
Johnson, whenever he talks about the
environment, he’s much more interesting in
talking about endangered species than he is about humanity
as an endangered species. He’s talking about protection
of rhinos and wild animals and also a little bit
about electric cars. He doesn’t talk
about the environment as a cohesive major issue. But that’s interesting, though. Because actually the
Conservative party’s attempts to kind
of green themselves over the last few years,
which there was a lot of that under Michael Gove, it does
have a heritage, right, because of it’s conservation. Conservation, yeah. So in a sense, you can sort
of have a Tory green agenda that’s more about that. Of course, the Labour green
agenda is more about completely restructuring the economy. So they both have
different versions of this environmentalism. Yeah. I mean… And the Green party is a bit
irritated, because they’re still stuck on 3 per
cent to 4 per cent. Yes. And they’re like,
we were here first. We were here first, which is… It is interesting,
the Conservatives. I mean, when Boris Johnson
took over as leader, he did actually push Tory
environmentalists into key jobs around the environment. So Theresa Villiers,
who was a big figure in the Conservative
environmental group, Zac Goldsmith, another big figure in
the Conservative environmental group, they were both given
jobs in the environment space to push this forward. And I think Boris Johnson
thinks of himself in this way. Unfortunately, both Theresa
Villiers and Zac Goldsmith are two of the most threatened
MPs in this election. So it’ll be interesting to
see how green the Tories were if they stay in power,
but lose those figures. There’s no question
it’s an issue that hasn’t dominated the debate
as much as it perhaps could have done. No, I thought it
would do, particularly because at the beginning of the
campaign it looked as if it was the prism through which
the Labour party wanted its economic plans to be seen. I mean, they still
talk about it. They talk about
the Green New Deal, echoing the American Democrats. But it’s not been as
loud a conversation. And that is because so
much of the domestic policy conversation has
been about the NHS. Yes. So I would say that inside
this huge Labour party spending present or possibly,
like, there’s more, there’s like a whole pile of
presents of what it actually means. But I think that the issue of
how much money the NHS gets and also staffing the
NHS post-Brexit… Well, I mean, I thin… …will really come to dominate. The difficult question
I think for Labour, when they look back at this
election if it doesn’t go the right way for them, is the
extent to which they sprayed out promises everywhere and the
extent to which that obscured the messages they
really wanted to make, or whether they hit
the right targets. So for example, the pledge to
look after the WASPI women, that was after all
the other pledges. On the other hand, if you’re
one of the WASPI women, that’s going down quite well. The pledge on tuition
fees goes down quite well. Both of these policies are
not quite as progressive as some of the other
things they could be doing. They’re sort of spraying
different camps… That’s right. …and seeing if we can build
up a collection of policies. The danger is people
look at it all and go, it’s just not going to happen. You’re not going to do it. What you have traditionally,
and clearly the polling reflects this very,
very dramatically, is that you have younger voters. This is a sort of trial
of younger voters. They absolutely love
the Labour party. They love the Labour policies,
as you’ve said, free tuition, all the rest of it. And sort of these are
strings of voters. Yeah. Okay. All right, yes. And then you’ve got… That’s exactly what I
thought when I saw it. Is that what you thought? And then you’ve got
the older age groups who skew really dramatically. Every few years you
go up the scale age, you’ve got this much
thicker tinsel of, you know, Tory tinsel, which
is older voters. And that WASPI women pledge
I thought was extremely interesting from
the Labour party, because they’re clearly trying
to send at least some of these pensioners red. But will it work? This is undoubtedly one of
the really interesting tussles for policy makers
in elections, which is it’s well-known that older
voters are more likely to vote. They’re likely to turn out,
and that they are ferociously protective of their benefits. Even people who really don’t
need some of the benefits, the so-called
pensions triple lock, you know, the winter fuel
allowance, things like this. Which the Conservative
party has said they will save, to
guarantee that income. You know, all
sides are promising to keep all these
policies, to not have any means testing
along this line, while promising significant
amounts of spending elsewhere. And the electoral
logic of this is clear. On the other hand,
if you are trying to say that policy has been
too skewed to older voters and not focused enough
on younger voters, it’s a very curious
way of going about it. Because if you’re
saying, we don’t have enough houses
for the young, we don’t have enough economic
prospects for the young, you know, we’re hitting them
with debt on tuition fees and such like, you
shouldn’t be wasting money. I mean, wasting is a bit harsh. But you shouldn’t be
focusing so much money on other groups, some
of whom don’t need it. Now, with the Labour
party, it’s… So that’s the
voting chart, right? Yes. So you’ve got enormous numbers
of young people voting Labour, enormous numbers of
older people voting Tory. And then there’s a
crossover here in the 40s. And the problem for the
Tories is that that red line is moving up there. That’s right. So it’s getting worse
and worse for the Tories. They have a demographic
reckoning coming their way if they don’t sort
themselves out. But you know, I do think for
the Labour party it is an easier position, especially if you
are promising almost limitless spending. Because their philosophical
outlook is they want universal benefits. They believe in them,
that, actually, there should be a common
floor which everyone is entitled to a
common set of benefits and a common set of values. The Conservatives don’t take
that view on lots of things. Therefore, their
position about not means testing is much
harder to explain. I’m going to add some houses as
decorations on the Labour side. Yes. Because, actually, you
mentioned housing policy. And the Labour pledge is really
quite extreme in terms of house building and also
social housing. Social housing building, yeah. And the Tory party
interestingly, under Mrs May, had promised a lot more
housing, partly to try and tempt in some of these younger
groups that they desperately need if they’re going to
build a different voter base in the future
beyond this election. Yeah. But, actually, this
Conservative manifesto goes back to not
quite as many and also with an emphasis on
private ownership, not on social housing. So it’s sort of less on that,
but it’s a huge, huge issue. I mean, some would argue it’s
actually the policy priority that all the parties
should be talking about, because it affects
social mobility. It affects where your
workforce can travel to and whether they can. Children moving far from
their families, et cetera. I agree with you totally. And I think particularly
for the Conservatives it seems to me baffling
that a party which is built around the belief
that once people get assets and a stake in society
they will turn Conservative that you are not spending
a lot of time thinking about how to give these
people a stake in society. And I mean, you touched
on this I think correctly. It’s quite ironic that actually
Theresa May’s manifesto was much more
effectively targeted at the so-called
red wall of voters that Boris Johnson
is going after. Because it was about giving
more opportunities to people who have been left behind in the
economic success of the last 20 years. Boris Johnson simply has pushed
out almost any concrete policy that doesn’t need to be there. But of course, in the
middle of the 2017 campaign, Mrs May’s whole efforts
to re-establish, you know, a stronger majority
for the Tories was exploded by having
in the manifesto this pledge on funding
social care, which became known as the dementia tax. Yes. And that’s put the Tory party of
possibly ever trying to tackle this subject of
intergenerational… Exactly. …fairness ever again, right? They’re just dodging it
again in this manifesto. They say they’re going
to have to attempt to find cross-party view on it. We’ll see, but they
certainly weren’t putting it in the manifesto. Although from what I understand,
they do think sort of know what they’re going to do. They just don’t want
to tell us yet… Oh, if that right? …which is obviously
tremendously encouraging news. Oh, great. Marvellous, Marvellous. I think you wanted to
sort of bring up the idea that there might be some sort of
Christmas ghosts hanging about. Right, OK. Some things that… So I’m going to attempt to
draw a Christmas ghost… OK, go for it. …thereby, as usual, validating
why you do all the drawing, and I do very little of it. And it isn’t because I’m lazy. It’s because I’m rubbish
at drawing ghosts. So I’m going to call this
one social care in fact. Okay. Because it’s the dog
that didn’t bark. So this to me… It’s the ghost that
didn’t go, woo. Tactical voting… Ah, yes. …is by far and away
the biggest ghost, especially if you’re
Boris Johnson, biggest spectre haunting the
Conservatives at the moment. Yeah. But the polls have
not in a major way moved throughout this election. The Conservatives have got
themselves up to about 42 per cent, 43 per
cent of the vote, roughly where Theresa May was,
consolidated the Leave vote. And they haven’t really shifted. Their vote has not gone down. The major story with the
campaign has been the extent to which Labour has squeezed
the Liberal Democrat vote. And it’s got it down
from around 16 per cent, 17 per cent at the start of
the campaign to various polls put it between 12 per
cent and 11 per cent now. And that’s… Because the mystery
Brexit present has proved enough
to tempt people to take the big shiny package
and not the very clear no Brexit, but with less of a
chance of making a difference. Yes, but also just
the brutal realities of the first pass
of the post system and where the Lib Dems are. What the Conservative
strategy has been, as we’ve discussed
a number of times, is to take the seats in
the north from Labour, which are Leavy, And there’s quite a lot
of anecdotal evidence to suggest that they’re
succeeding in this. And then they just
hold the line as much as they can in the south, give
up as few seats as possible. That’s the path to victory. And in terms of the way they’re
structuring their campaign, you would have to say
the Conservatives have done what they intended to do. We don’t know if it’s worked. But in terms of the
structure of the campaign, they have run the campaign
they wanted to run. And they’ve learned
from both 2015 and 2017 when the last 10
days of the campaign involved telling a lot of
voters who might be wavering between voting Conservative
and Lib Dem down in the south, the southern
seats, that it’s not safe to. Because look who’s
the Labour leader. And that, unfortunately for
the parties, worked quite well. There’s been a last minute
attempt to try and persuade Lib Dems to vote Labour and Labour
to vote Lib Dems depending where they live. Yeah. But actually what I
think has happened is that’s drawn attention
to a lot of problems with the tactical voting as
much as it’s encouraged people to do so. And I have certainly noticed a
lot of people saying how dare you try and morally blackmail
me to vote the other way, Labour or Lib Dem. Because I actually have strong
objections to that other party. Yeah. So that kind of
complementary voting pattern has kind of broken down. Yeah, the nature of a squeeze
is such that the more successful you are in squeezing
a party, the harder it is to get the last part. Yeah. Because the people who stay
really feel it strongly. So you know, Lib Dems
even at their lowest point they were on, what, about 7 per
cent, 8 per cent of the vote. It was 8 per cent. Yeah, in 2017, they were
down to that sort of level. So they are up from 2017. You have to assume that that
isn’t going to fall any lower, that the absolute core of
the Lib Dem vote is around 8 per cent. They’re currently on
about 11 per cent. I think it will go up from that,
because more people like them than did at their lowest point. So I don’t know how much
more the Lib Dem vote there is to squeeze nationally. The question and,
I mean, the thing that really is going to
determine the whole election – and we said this at the
very start of our artistry – was that there are actually
around 100 local contests which are going to decide it. Yeah, that’s right. And they’re all quite
different in their way. And so even when you see these
magnificent MRP polls telling you what’s going to
happen in each seat, even then I think one has
to be bit careful. The truth is that small
amounts of success in one constituency or another
will make a difference. And they will become cumulative. And it’s very risky to
call it, because of that. So I’m just going to
add to the Tory side, because we haven’t talked
about it today, although we have before beforehand, the UK. And I’m also going to add a tiny
little package on the Lib Dem side marked UK. Because actually, the
contest in Scotland, which is quite a lot of seats,
it looks like actually saying we don’t really want
another disruptive referendum on
Scottish independence is oddly playing quite well for
the Conservative and the Lib Dems. And if there’s pro-union
tactical voting in Scotland, it could hold back
the SNP a bit. Yeah, I think you’re
definitely right. And I mean, the reports
out of Scotland, one always has to
be careful of these. But it was even from somebody,
the senior figure in the SNP who was saying the same
thing, that the Tory vote was holding up. And it’s the Labour vote
that’s being crushed. And that actually for those
people who feel strongly about the union, the Tories
still feel like the best bet unless there is a good
reason to think the Lib Dems are a more effective challenger. And in a number of the
seats held by the Tories, the Brexit party’s pulled
out, which also helps. Yeah, absolutely. So you know, I think it
looks like the Tories are not going to have anything like
as bad a night in Scotland as both of us, I
think, would have predicted at the very
start of the campaign. Now, every time we
do these videos, I get an email from somebody
who says we don’t speak enough about Northern Ireland. Okay, go on then. So Northern Ireland, it
looked very interesting at the start of this campaign. Because there was some efforts
to establish some tactical voting around Brexit there… Absolutely, a sort of Remain
alliance inside Belfast. …two or three DUP seats
that were being aggressively targeted by Remain parties. And there was
quite a lot of hope I think among Remain parties
that the DUP could be pushed out at least a couple
of seats, including the seat held by Nigel Dodds,
its leader in parliament. I was talking to
our correspondent who went over
there the other day to look at what was happening. And her view was
that actually the DUP is hanging on at the moment. Right. So that might give
Boris Johnson an option, tricky after a given deal
basically betrayed the DUP, his Brexit exit deal. But we’ve discussed before
that, should there be a hung parliament, Labour has a lot
more options of people it can talk to than Boris Johnson if
he ends up as the largest party, but just shy of a majority. So I want to spring
a question to you. Because I’ve been
thinking this a lot. All right. And I don’t know the answer. And look what I’ve done
up here, Robert, look. Look. I really like that. Will it be Boris on top of tree? Will it be Jeremy
on top of the tree? Which actually feeds into
the question I wanted to ask. Okay. Okay. So the line of expectation
for this election lies with the Conservatives
as the largest party, but possibly short of
a majority or possibly with quite a good one. It’s that valley we’re
looking into for where we think it’s going to land,
the landing zone as it were. Where do you think is the moment
where Boris Johnson is out of power? Because if we work on
the basis that 320 seats is just about a majority given
all the quirks of the system, how far below that can he
fall and actually hang on? I can’t see how either the
exit deal as it currently is survives him falling short
and having to go back into discussions with the DUP. So then you open up the
whole first stage of Brexit. And then the get
Brexit done promise… Yeah, is gone. …you know, it becomes
morning mist really. Well, I mean, the only
way that could happen is if he agreed to put
his deal to a referendum. I can’t see how
he gets a majority for his deal in
parliament if there is not a Conservative majority. Referendum. On the other hand,
I also can’t quite see how the Conservative
party bites the bullet on this unless it just takes
the view that it needs to do so to stay in power. I think it’s possible
for them to attempt to govern with something
just short of a majority, trying to do deals on
individual policies. Yes. But the question,
I mean, at what… But we’ve had that, though. And it’s been fun. It’s been a blast. It’s been exhausting
for everyone. But I mean, if you
toss up their votes, Labour could probably count on
the SNP votes for most issues. It can count on Plaid Cymru. It can count on the Greens. The Green. Green, yes. And you know, if any of the
nationalist parties that will turn up win, it will
get their support, too. Liberal Democrats would
probably have to be on a case by case basis. Correct. But on a lot of Labour policies,
their votes would line up with a Labour administration. The question is at
what point it just becomes too rickety to manage. I don’t know about
a lot, by the way. Because somebody in either
of these situations where you haven’t got a
secure majority, somebody’s got to
actually have a budget and pass it at some point. And that gets very, very tricky. Because the Labour package that
they’d be putting in a budget is quite hard for other parties
to support, I would argue. But a budget is something you
can negotiate on, you know? I wanted 5p on tax. OK, I’ll take 4. And that’s where you
can have a conversation without breaking all principle. And of course, Boris
Johnson has now said he won’t be having a
budget for quite a long time. To the distress presumably
of poor old Sajid Javid, who’s been wanting to have a
budget for quite a long time… and he’s finally number 11. What do you reckon? What is the number of
seats at which point Boris Johnson is
definitely gone? I think he’d probably
hang on down to about 315. Though how he’d get
Brexit done, I don’t know. Yeah. I don’t feel in my
bones that we’re going to be in that kind of
territory, but I may be wrong. I may be wrong. It is shocking to think
that actually in three days time everything could
be very, very clear, or we could be completely
back to where we are. My instinct is
that in three days time everything will be
clear one way or another. Well, it’s going
to be very festive. But which of these angels
will be above the tree? I don’t know. They can’t go into coalitions
themselves, I suppose. No, no grand coalitions
in this country. That’s not going to work. I don’t think so. But we’ll have to see. Excellent. Festive fun, I very much like
your tactical voting spook. Thank you. It’s a high point of
this whole exercise. I put a lot of effort into that. Yeah. Well, next time we do this
we’ll know the answers. Yeah. That’s right. See you back here
at the other side. Yeah.




Comments
  1. Minute 1:24
    No cuz you know why.
    My husband bought a slightly used boat tire at his job, he works at an auto salvage yard.
    I chose to decorate it with battery powered holiday lights.
    It looks just like a wreath at night in the window, you can't tell the difference.
    We don't cut down nature to put inside our house! 😠
    And that's how we roll.
    😁
    That's why. 👶
    Love from 💕
    Michigan
    USA 🇺🇸
    P.S.
    Hate comments can bugger off!

  2. lol 381k subscribers. I must say I find the FT's foray into YouTube most amusing, although at least – unlike chickenshit ITV – they allow comments.

  3. If Miranda the Deputy Opinion Editor of the FT got Labour's position on Brexit wrong then how is the "Workington Man" going to get it right? This really exemplifies for me the difficulty in getting such a complicated message across in comparison with the simplicity of "Get Brexit done!". Could potentially cost them the prevention of Boris' majority.

  4. Twenty minutes is too long right now because there's so much of this already out there. Bullet points and some fresh perspectives is much better.

  5. This is the equivalent of an office secret santa. You hate the people who are giving you the gifts. You don't really care who you get a gift for. Then there's the Christmas addict who gets a massive and expensive gift and the detached sad lonely person who gets a cheap and crap present. And it's that detached sad and lonely person who gives a crap present that you are inevitably stuck with.

  6. The FIRST PRESIDENT of the EU, was a nazi
    WALTER HALLSTEIN

    Did you know that ?

    Strange that Von De Leyen has just appointed

    FIVE Germans don't you think ?

  7. Guess what… by 2050 we will still be using carbon based fuels, it's not about damage to the climate it's about damage to the economy… there is more to the oil cult than people think and even if we did find clean energy they will always say there is not enough to go around, yet energy and fuel is everywhere in abundance we just dont want to convert it because it would be free to everyone. Like water for example Hydrogen Oxide H2O is partly hydrogen surely we can extract the Hydrogen from the hydrogen oxide and turn that into a clean fuel? Or convert water itself and concentrate on the technology to do so, instead of our governments saying "We are working hard to try and find clean ways of producing energy", Lie about it and then carry on fracking, that quake last week in the UK in Somerset wasnt a coincidence caused by the sudden increase in tectonic activity worldwide, it is again another result of bloody fracking

  8. I'm 18 years old and this will be the first election I'll be able to vote. I'm voting Tory, and you'd be surprised the amount of my friends my age who will be doing the same thing too.

  9. Why hasn't anyone spoke about the fact that WASPI women will only possibly get the pension sorted out once out of the EU, it is a EU law. So labour will not be able to sort it out.

  10. Thanks guys. Great video again. Shrimzo is right about pensions and capital in the hands of the youth (and May’s disastrous manifesto). It’s hardly a surprise that young people have turned against capitalism when they can’t get any capital. We’re on track to be the highest taxed generation ever but also to receive the least. If the young had any sense they would vote for cuts to pensions and minimal borrowing or at least for borrowing hypothecated to things that’ll benefit them like housing/schools/renewable energy.

    Once Brexit stops hogging all the political attention we desperately need to address education, social care and housing.

    P.s. There would be some pretty harsh words in my letter to Santa next year if he delivers anything like this lot.

  11. Vote Conservative if you like to see women and children suffering through lack of medical care
    Vote Conservative if you enjoy seeing people scavenging around Food Banks becuse of the Tory Universal Credit
    Vote Conservative if you want your country run by Trump's American corprations and Putins Oligcarchs
    Vote Conservative if you love liars ,crooks and totally ammoral people
    Vote Conservative if you want to be ruled by Public School sociapaths who think compassion is a dirty word.
    Vote Conservative if you like to see your felow workers lose what littel Rights they have.
    Vote Conservative if you enjoy living in a dog eat dog society base on money!

  12. Miranda’s drawing ability and flamboyant pyjamas brings back fond childhood memories of the tv show paint along with Nancy Kaminsky in the 1970’s. Their probably about the same age too.

  13. I can see that Miranda is in and out of one of those parallel universes the scientificos tell us about; it's gotta be the one called 'Sharing'.

  14. I genuinely do think that there are many more younger people that support the Tories then you’d assume. I go to a comp in London and about half the school absolutely distrusts Corbyn. I just think most conservative youth aren’t as vocal about their political beliefs as labour youth. I guess that’s a specific example but I’ve heard the same from other schools and people I’ve talked online with. Thoughts?

  15. If conservative need the DUP to form a majority , johnson cant reopen the deal but i can force a no deal by running the clock and with all potential rebel toris already kick out , its doable

  16. P…L…E…A…S…E
    do your demonstration
    on an electric board.
    there is no need to waste the paper.
    we need to save trees.

  17. This whole drawing thing isn’t working out as well as it could have. I keep clicking on these videos because the first one I saw used the simple graphics so well to explain a complex situation of interwoven interests. But all the rest just don’t live up to that.

    The only function the drawings seem to have in these videos is to make the discussion FEEL more accessible. But they haven’t been used to actually MAKE the discussion more insightful. In this one, it takes like 5 minutes or more to draw a tree and some presents representing the party manifesto promises anyone who’s followed the election just the tiniest bit is already familiar with.

    I feel I need to dredge through a lot of banter on the drawing to get out the good bits of their debate.

    Even worse is when Miranda Green gets so caught up in her drawing, she keeps interrupting Robert Shrimsley from making an actual interesting point to point out her angels (“Look! They represent Johnson and Corbyn!”) and hastily draw a 2nd referendum ball

  18. The FT who's owned by the right-wing billionaire. The FT who wants to continue austerity, continue tax breaks for the billionaire's Boris Johnson supporting newspaper fake news, privileged white Media journalists get rid of your billionaire owners who tell you what write

  19. Boris Johnson promises to be a completely different person to what he has always been & change his whole government into a different party without changing any of the people or looking you in the eye

  20. Britain is locked into the domination of The E U and this is being guaranteed by our Politicians. Brexit , "get it" done is a betrayal of Britain in spite of the British people. No political Party is votable hence we have no vote. This is the greatest stitchup ever! Every Tv, News Paper coverage never asks the history and makeup of The E U. It is the Third World War without a bullet being fired. They are laughing at Britain committing suicide like the Jews did to the same people ay 1939. If you do not know your history you will repeat it! Now this lesson is coming true but too late for Britain learn history read www.britishtommy.com and weep all the way to your ruin.

  21. I dont read romance novels….but when i see these videos i always draw a hot bath, pour a glass of chianti, and watch their sparks fly

  22. "Get Brexit Done" is the slogan, but PAGE 48 of the Conservatives' manifesto is the only policy program which they have an active interest in. This is all about dismantling constitutional restraints, worse than in Hungary, on behalf of corrupt international money.

    The only way Brexit will ever get done is through Labour's deal, which keeps Britain in the Single Market and Customs Union. This either gets passed through a confirmatory referendum, or directly by a Tory government in a rebranded version. Other than that, Johnson would be presiding over another FIVE years just like the last THREE. (Except that, if the communities of Ireland decided to unite, then the EU could actively expel the UK. Some Brexit prize THAT is.)

    The alternatives Johnson has are constitutionally and politically impossible. He cannot break the Good Friday Agreement. He cannot break with European trade. He cannot sign Britain up to vassal status under US dictatorship over its economy and public services. No wonder Johnson cuts such a miserable and shambolic figure in this campaign.

  23. In all seriousness though, the thing that bothers me far too much about all of this is the fact that the 'm' on 'referendum' is outside of the bauble when there was bloody well enough space for it fit in the bauble to begin with.
    Things like this keep me up at night, questioning the future of our country's own ability to stabilise it's own inner and core dealings in these coming years; a fore the backdrop of an ever-more rapidly climatically changing, violent world as well as it's possible waning role within the union of it's continental bretherin during this trying age for all.
    I mean she had all the space to just start the word which has like a dozen letters in the left of the bauble, leaving some space but NO. The whole illustration is RUINED NOW
    Some people just want to watch the entire world BURN

  24. Jacob Rees-Mogg Says It Could Take 50 Years To Reap The Benefits Of Brexit
    'We won’t know the full economic consequences for a very long time,' says leading Brexiteer

    https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/jacob-rees-mogg-economy-brexit_uk_5b54e3b5e4b0de86f48e356

    I think he means benefit (if any). We will know within days/weeks the disadvantages.

  25. In the absence of CHRISTIANITY, our nation's leaders are empowered to lie, cheat & deceive us without restraint, and do whatever is necessary to achieve their own selfish ends. Unfettered by any moral code & the Ten Commandments, their new master, the Antichrist, encourages them to behave as gods & treat us as 'human resources' . Vote for THE BREXIT PARTY, if possible, & make a difference. https://youtu.be/QsWIPv4TZzQ

  26. Time to accept that Labour will lose this election and they need to reflect on what went wrong and concentrate on winning power with a different leader and policies in 2024.

  27. Did they really just say that? It's OK for tories to care about the environment because of the word "conservation"… Conservationists and Conservatives are total false friends🙄

  28. NO BREXIT or BRINO…might eventually result in a DUK = DISUNITED KINGDOM via ENGLISH INDEPENDENCE – Good Luck with trying to reunite or sort that one out? Furthermore the EU would have to decide are they prepared to take such a Risk as currently the UK is the 2nd Biggest financial Contributor and under EU Entry Rules could they wait 7-10 years before England if the English do decide to rejoin, as remember they Voted unanimously to Leave the EU. So not only is the Union of the UK at Risk of fracture or fissure but so too is the EU perhaps not tomorrow, next week but 6 months or 1 year from now might tell a different story?
    So having weighed up All the options could the EU let the UK go on a CBB(Clean Break Brexit) or BREXIT SAFE HAVEN thereby agreeing a quick FTA to minimize any disruption, a few tweeks here & there – assuring their continuity or that of a UK?

  29. Tories are green because it's conservation…? Someone needs to look up conservationism and conservatism in the dictionary

  30. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-delay-boris-johnson-deal-general-election-eu-barnier-leak-deadline-a9242346.html

  31. Going by the Labour party manifesto they will renegotiate yet another terms of leaving package claimed as 'the best deal possible', and then campaign against themselves to remain in a EU referendum rerun with no option to actually leave. No, no, no. They have no incentive to negotiate anything with the EU and we have every reason to disbelieve everything they claim. This GE is 100% about Brexit and getting it done, and it makes no different how hard the media tries to turn it into something else, it's about voting out the anti democratic quisling traitors. If not, there is always civil to restore democracy to fall back on. What is not going to happen is us taking no for an answer from a disobedient hired help.

  32. Just a bit of fun to lighten the mood on the eve of the general election…my slightly altered version of 'War of the World's' opening dialogue ( try to imagine Richard Burton's  narrative accompanying the passage)

    No one would have believed in the early years of the 21st Century that the UK was being watched by intelligences greater than our own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns, the EU observed and studied, the way a man with a microscope might scrutinize the creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. With infinite complacency, men went to and fro about the UK, confident of our empire over this world.Yet across the gulf of the English channel, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic regarded our Kingdom with envious eyes and slowly, and surely, drew their plans against us..

  33. The Tories give environmental positions to people that they don't trust with any form of political power but reward them for doing some dirty deeds.

  34. #GlobalLightOfLights! RESPECTS&THANKSGIVINGS! “ The Road To Brexit(ep7):What Johnson And CORBYNISM Are Promising For Christmas 🎄 Elections!~Revered Multiples Holy Grail!~Enactments Of ~#SchoolsNativityPlaysGlobal! RESPECTS&THANKSGIVINGS!~#PeacefulACTSOfDEMOCRACYINFECTIOUSATGLOBALPOWERSONETHATWORKFORALLEVERGREENSMORTALSOULS!~#ReveredGlobalUrgencyThatWaitsForNobody!~#WhilstWeRemainAliveLetUsShareHugeAmazingGlobalGiftsIncludingProdigies!~#AllGlobalChildrenInSchools!#PeaceInWorld! NationalAnthems Global HolyGrails!#SDGs!{. RESPECTS&THANKSGIVINGS!].

  35. He wants Bojo filters he wants Brexit hair wash He says one and one and one is three….catch his disruption you can feel his disease…Come together !…Right now.. Over me!

  36. It's worse than I thought, they still use paper in the UK to present their ideas. Hopefully Boris can bring them into the 21st century and on touch screen display technology, lol

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