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Old 20.02.2019, 09:46
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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We desperately need a centrist party in England at the moment. As the classic swing voter, I'd sooner eat my kids' bogies than vote LibDem but I could be persuaded to give these chaps a go.

Having said that, the only voting decision I ever truly regretted was for a popular centrist back in '97, so maybe not...

ETA: Although, once again, my memory plays tricks. I was unable to vote in that election because reasons - but I know who I wanted to win. Amounts to the same thing, really.


Just some thoughts.


For those of Pavlovian inclination, some irony may be required.

Centrist parties tend to do well when things are going just fine. They make good caretaker governments, improving thinsg with little tweaks here and there. Centrist parties being popular and strong is a sign of voter confidence and satisfaction.


OK?


When the sh1t hits the fan, people tend to look towards more radical ideas and solutions. Parties from both the far right and far left tend to do well in times of crisis, of uncertainty and when radical change is the only way out of a deep rut.


OK?

So, a centrist party going from zero to everybody's favourite overnight? Would that be indicative of people not being as sh1t scared of Brexit as they make out to be?
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