BRITAIN’S SNAP GENERAL ELECTION
In an almost unbelievable turn of events, a snap general election has been called in Britain.
Nowadays, since the Fixed Term Parliaments Act 2011, the Prime Minister no longer has the power to call a general election at the best time to get their party re elected. This requires the agreement of 66% of all MPs.
Unfortunately, the Labour Party voted with the Conservative dictators to grant the general election. There were various other possible outcomes to this parliamentary motion.
1. Labour could have voted against holding a general election.
2. Labour could have voted against holding a general election on the date of June 8, 2017 asked for by the arch dictator Theresa May, but indicated it would consider agreeing to hold the general election on a later date.
3. Labour could have refused outright to consider having a general election at the moment, voted against, which would have meant the only alternative means to get a general election in the near future would have been a motion of no confidence in the government. This may have needed to be tabled by the Conservative government themselves, making them look really bad.
The way things have turned out, Theresa May has got what was supposed to be no longer possible. She has been able to choose what she thinks is the best date for her government to be re elected. Let’s hope her evil ploy backfires and she’s soon consigned to history.
No one can say for certain what the outcome of this general election will be. It’s common knowledge that the last general election in 2015 was fixed by massive postal vote fraud in 50 marginal constituencies. The propaganda to counter this was that there was such a thing as “shy Tories”, who didn’t want to tell the opinion pollsters their voting intentions. After this, the pollsters fixed their polls to show more support for the Tories. The opinion polls just before the end of the 2015 general election showed both Labour and the Tories neck and neck on about 34%. The fixed election result showed that the Tories got 37% of the votes, while Labour got 34%, though. This indicates that the opinion pollsters have since been adding 3% support to the Tories in their polls. As the margin of error in polls up to that point was 3%, this means that opinion polls could be showing the Tories with 6% more support than they’ve actually got.
Apart from the above, it’s worth pointing out that in recent years opinion polls have often been wrong, although this is sometimes because of fixed elections. It’s widely believed that the Scottish Independence Referendum of 2014 was fixed. The EU Referendum result wasn’t supposed to be a win for Leave either, so perhaps it was fixed by certain councils and/or the company IDOX which is owned by a Tory MP.
In general elections, all seats are won or lost based on how people vote locally. Unfortunately, opinion polls don’t take account of this. I’ve heard that some local polling by the Tory Lord Ashcroft has shown that the Lib Dems are likely to regain most of the seats they lost in SW England.
At the end of the day, this election is a chance to STOP Brexit!