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Labour wins Peterborough

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GracesGranMK3 Fri 07-Jun-19 07:43:15

I had missed the headlines when I switch on the radio this morning but there they were interviewing the man of the past again - Nigel Farage. To find out what had happened I had to go on-line.

I do think the BBC have been overwhelmed by the snake oil selling of Brexit. Yesterday I watched more of the anniversary of D Day and couldn't help but wonder why about a third of our country - those who actually voted to leave the EU - are so unpatriotic and backward looking.

MawBroonsback Fri 07-Jun-19 07:47:55

NF thought they had it for the Brexit party didn’t he?

Well as they say at the but an’ ben, “Ye ken noo”

Whitewavemark2 Fri 07-Jun-19 07:57:09

I’ve been writing about this on the Brexit Party thread as well.

Well done Peterborough for fighting off the fascists!!

It can and will be done.

Given the level of publicity that Farage gets and the fact that he still can’t win, shows the level of decency in this country, which is still there even though I was beginning to despair.

GracesGranMK3 Fri 07-Jun-19 08:04:08

I though I ought to start a thread quickly Whitewave, with a heading of the simple truth, before it was twisted.

MamaCaz Fri 07-Jun-19 08:10:41

I'm relieved, even though I am not a big Labour supporter!

Whitewavemark2 Fri 07-Jun-19 08:14:21

Well done gg3

M0nica Fri 07-Jun-19 08:15:05

I would echo MamaCaz's comment.

Grany Fri 07-Jun-19 08:27:34

Well done Peterborough

EllanVannin Fri 07-Jun-19 08:33:31

Are Labour actually a Remain party, or hasn't Corbyn made up his mind yet ?

Whitewavemark2 Fri 07-Jun-19 08:34:35

They are a fascist party that is the point of this excercise.

Grandad1943 Fri 07-Jun-19 08:37:31

I believe that two late factors played into Labour's hands to gain them this victory. The first was Donald Trump's reference to the NHS as having to be on the negotiating table in any trade deal talks with the United States.

The second I believe was the announcement of the closure on the Ford Engine Plant at Bridgend. In that, there will be those who argue that the closure of the plant had little to do with Brexit and the termination of production is due to large-scale changes in the car production industry.

However, it cannot have escaped anyone's notice by now, that while car assembly and component plants are closing in the UK due to their products being no longer required, no new plants for the production of the new Electric and Autonomous vehicles have been announced to the fact they will be built in Britain.

The above is very much down to fears of Britain being outside the European Union in the future I feel.

I also think that the Jeremy Corbyn speech during the Trump visit where he used the theme "They Have No Answers" also played well with many who seen and heard it.

Corbyn at his best on the campaign trail again. smile

Whitewavemark2 Fri 07-Jun-19 08:42:16

grandad good post. The voter is beginning to understand what Brexit means to their life and how devastating it is going to be.

crystaltipps Fri 07-Jun-19 08:55:58

Farage is on the tv and radio every 5 minutes, just think if Caroline Lucas and the Green Party who have an actual MP had the fawning coverage he gets. Still hopefully he has found his limits as a home for a minority of disgruntled Torykippers, and giving a thin veil of respectability to the far right extremists thug types. Peterborough is leave central so if BP were going to get anywhere it would be here. Farage was getting ready to give a triumphal speech, but good to see him scuttling away via a side door.

Alima Fri 07-Jun-19 09:05:58

The point of the exercise (by-election) was for Peterborough to choose a new MoP after the last one was jailed. Just where does “fascist party” fit in? Labour have won, not heard the name of the new MP yet, everyone seems to be going on about Nigel Farage’s party having lost. I hope you all enjoy your harping on. FGS.

M0nica Fri 07-Jun-19 09:08:24

Grandad1943 I absolutely agree.

It is a tragedy that those most likely to be adversely affected by Brexit are those who voted for it.

Nandalot Fri 07-Jun-19 09:09:16

The picture in The Guardian of the Brexit candidate with thumbs down during Lisa Forbes acceptance speech reveals the calibre of the candidate. The usual form is to accept defeat graciously, and take a back seat. He must be taking his lead from his party’s, sorry company’s, leader.
Don’t know if the picture will post but I’ll try.

Urmstongran Fri 07-Jun-19 09:10:52

Disappointing for the Brexit Party but they will give the Tories a run for their money in a GE. If Labour win it won’t be a majority government -

Doncha just love that 680 votes is a ‘win’ for Labour yet well over a million for Leave over Remain doesn’t compute!!

GillT57 Fri 07-Jun-19 09:15:26

I was relieved when I heard that Farage's people had lost the Peterborough by election. Not a fan of Corbyn's Labour but delighted that strongly pro Brexit constituency rejected the Brexit party. Maybe people are beginning to realise the reality of Britain out of the EU

Urmstongran Fri 07-Jun-19 09:28:31

10,480 people voted Labour in Peterborough yesterday.

22,950 voted Labour in Peterborough in 2017.

Lazigirl Fri 07-Jun-19 09:34:06

Yes Grandad43 Trump did us a tremendous service mentioning the NHS and concentrated a few minds. I was so pleased when I heard that Labour had won Peterborough, although to hear Humphreys on Today prog you'd think they'd lost!

Elvive Fri 07-Jun-19 09:34:38

ha ha Maw " you ken noo", brilliant.

Aye ma bonnie laddie, you'll no be so jacko the morns morn!!

Urmstongran Fri 07-Jun-19 09:47:55

Look at the losses! If you could project that nationally, how would the commons look?

Whitewavemark2 Fri 07-Jun-19 09:58:21


Fascist as in far right BP - get it now?

Farage has cosied up to all that is worse in Europe - all the fascist parties as well as the white supremicists in USA

Now say he isn’t fascist.

suzied Fri 07-Jun-19 10:09:22

Those who like to number crunch will also remember that the blessed Brexit party polled less than the remain parties and got around 30% of the vote in the EU elections yet supporters on here claimed it as a storming victory (as they got the most seats despite 70% not voting for them and just replicating UKIPs 2014 performance) Now when tables are turned they point out the small number of voters / turnout. Can't have it both ways.

Grandad1943 Fri 07-Jun-19 10:10:01

Urmstongran, in all probability the Farage dictatorship known as the Brexit Party has now passed its "high water mark."

The Peterborough result seems to have confirmed that many in this country are now beginning to
realise that Britain outside Europe will have so much to lose.

Our Health Service will have to be on the negotiating table in trade negotiations. Our vehicle manufacturing industry is already relocating into the body of Europe, and for Britain to stand alone in the commercial world will require large scale cuts in employee rights and protections in almost all industries.

Britain leaving Europe on any terms will have a negative impact on this country. Britain leaving Europe on WTO terms will be nothing short of disastrous for the vast majority of working people in the UK, and only benefiting the few but not the many.