Brecon & Radnorshire voted to leave the EU by 51.9%-48.1% in 2016.
The by-election was triggered because the Conservative MP had been found guilty of committing expenses fraud. In their wisdom they put the very same man to stand as a candidate.
Plaid and the Greens stepped aside to allow the Lib Dems a clear run, in a Remain Alliance.
The Brexit Party took votes away from the Tories.
It looks like Labour voters voted tactically for the Lib Dems, preferring that to seeing the Conservative win the seat.
With all those factors at play, if anyone reckons they can workout what will happen in a General Election from this result, then they are better than me. (this could be the case)
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I’m surprised more hasn’t been made of Boris Johnson’s cabinet appointments of Dominic ‘contempt of parliament’ Cummings, Priti ‘trade deals on hols’ Patel & Gavin ‘national security’ Williamson. Does this happen in the real world, have you been sacked only to go back to the same company a few months later in a more senior position? Let me know via the comments button or @anunknowncomic Thanks.
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I work at a Catholic school but I’m not Catholic. When I accepted the job I knew it was a Catholic school and I knew I wasn’t Catholic so when prayers are taking place I sit respectfully. I don’t turn my back.
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Arron Banks gave Nigel Farage £450 000 to ‘fund his lavish lifestyle’.
a) Is this odd?
b) What does Arron get out of this arrangement?
c) How much would you give me to fund my less than lavish lifestyle?
d) Should I become friends with Arron?
e) Why does Arron spell his name with 2 Rs like no other Aaron?
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I watched a Brexit Party video the other day and basically their message is that ‘the people’ (which people) have been betrayed by the political establishment who have stopped Brexit happening. Not only is this seen as a betrayal apparently it’s also undemocratic. As someone who thinks Brexit is more complex than this, I still think the Brexit Party has very a powerful narrative. With this in mind how can other parties counter this narrative?
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My new album ‘Coalition of Chaos’ will be out June 9th.
It includes tracks like:
- Hinkley’s on Hold
- Screwing the self-employed
- Brexit means Brexit
- No running commentary
- Just About Managing
- Don’t mention my leather trousers
- No time for independence
- I used to be a Remainer
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If Evgeny Lebedev had asked me to become the editor of the London Evening Standard, for multiple reasons I’d have to say no. One being, my lack of experience.
What I definitely wouldn’t do is accept the position and continue with my job as a teaching assistant. I’d probably think that due to my lack of experience I’d need to put all my time and effort into the job. George Osborne faced with this situation, feels he can edit the paper alongside being an MP, a consultant for BlackRock and not forgetting his lucrative talks.
Other than time management concerns, it does seem somewhat dubious that a serving MP should be in a position where he has influence over a potential audience of 8m people every evening.
It begs the question, what next? Alastair Darling becoming the controller of Radio 1xtra.
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