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Tory candidate for South Thanet Craig Mackinlay charged over allegations of illegal election overspending during the 2015 election campaign. In 2015, Mackinlay secured a majority of just over 2,800 in South Thanet, beating the then Ukip leader, Nigel Farage

Theresa May said: “The Conservative party continues to believe that these allegations are unfounded. Craig Mackinlay is innocent until proven guilty and he remains our candidate.”

A separate Conservative statement said the party was standing by Mackinlay, and referred to previous allegations against candidates, over which the CPS opted to take no action, as “politically motivated”.

In response, Corbyn said: “Nobody should be commenting on the details of an ongoing case. The police must be allowed to act independently to investigate on the basis of any evidence they’ve got, and the Crown Prosecution Service must be allowed to make its decision on whether to proceed on a case. “It is a very bad road when democratically elected politicians start offering a running commentary on independent judicial processes. We have to have total separation of political and judicial powers in this country.

Farage said it was “bad judgment” from May to support Mackinlay. “Why on earth would you allow someone to go ahead as general election candidate when this cloud was clearly hanging over him? There will be questions,” he said. Guardian

 

I am with Farage on this.

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May Won’t Guarantee Not to Raise U.K. Taxes as Election Looms

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May declined to guarantee a Conservative government won’t raise income tax or national insurance payments, saying only that her party “believes in low taxes.” "The mask has finally slipped: the only guarantee the Tories are prepared to give at this election is to big business and high earners,” the party’s finance spokesman, John McDonnell, said in a statement. “Low and middle income earners have seen no guarantee from Theresa May that their taxes won’t be raised.” Bloomberg

 

They are really doing everything to not to win the election.

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This was supposed to be the Brexit election, but voters are refusing to follow Theresa May's lead

The Conservatives are trying desperately to turn the clock back to 18 April, but the risk is that this just looks like another Project Fear. Returning again and again to inane mantras about the need for a “strong and stable” government or Brexit meaning Brexit was never going to be enough.

Theresa May speech in Downing Street on 18 April was clear: an election was needed because opposition from other parties to the Government’s strategy “jeopardises the work we must do to prepare for Brexit at home and weakens the Government’s negotiating position in Europe.” She went on: “If we do not hold a general election now their political game-playing will continue".

But some outcomes are worse than others, not least the “no deal” which May talks about so blithely. There is, therefore, an enormous imperative to make the best of the talks and to find a way to limit the damage that EU withdrawal will surely cause.

For Labour, by contrast, moving the discourse away from Brexit has turned out to be stunningly effective. Swathes of the population, it appears, are as unhappy with the status quo as they were before last summer’s referendum. It would be ironic if the same forces which led in part to victory for the Leave camp were to then put Jeremy Corbyn into Downing Street. Independent

 

The same unhappy voters who swings the Brexit last year could do the same this time but in the opposite way.
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12 hours ago, rollover said:

 

They are really doing everything to not to win the election.

Maybe the establishment see a chance for a hung Parliament and are going for it.

 

The idea that the rich and powerful would give the 99%  what they want with 0 trouble is laughable. They are in control and we will not get the brexit we voted for 

 

 

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32 minutes ago, TheCountOfNowhere said:

Maybe the establishment see a chance for a hung Parliament and are going for it.

 

The idea that the rich and powerful would give the 99%  what they want with 0 trouble is laughable. They are in control and we will not get the brexit we voted for 

 

 

Will we wake up on 9th of June and feeling the smell covfefe?

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