Go Back   RGN - Reliable Global News > RGN World News > Great Britain

Great Britain News, Politics, Social, Civic reporting

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes

UK PM Theresa May Maintains Strong Election Lead
  #1  
Old 05-07-2017
RFMariano's Avatar
RFMariano RFMariano is offline
Site Owner - Administrator
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Florida, USA
Age: 75
Posts: 13,443
Rep Power: 186
RFMariano is a splendid one to beholdRFMariano is a splendid one to beholdRFMariano is a splendid one to beholdRFMariano is a splendid one to beholdRFMariano is a splendid one to beholdRFMariano is a splendid one to behold
Default UK PM Theresa May Maintains Strong Election Lead







UK PM Theresa May Maintains Strong Election Lead
in Weekend Opinion Polls





Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May tours the UTC Aerospace Systems factory with General Manager Robert Hupfer
and West Midlands Mayor Andy during a campaign in Wolverhampton, May 6, 2017.

REUTERS/Jack Taylor/Pool

May 7, 2017

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May maintained her strong lead in opinion polls ahead of next month’s national election, with one analyst saying she was on course for the kind of huge success Margaret Thatcher enjoyed over 30 years ago.

May is asking voters to strengthen her hand as she seeks a mandate for her plan to implement the result of last year’s Brexit referendum by quitting the European Union’s single market.

Her Conservative Party made big gains in local elections last Thursday at the expense of the main opposition Labor party and polls published at the weekend, conducted beforehand, showed her with a commanding lead of up to 19 percentage points.

May has a working majority of less than 20 seats in the 650-seat parliament but polling analysts have predicted she could increase that number by as many as 100 at the June 8 election.

“… as the local elections showed, they are … are on course for the type of victory last seen by (Labor’s) Tony Blair and Margaret Thatcher when they were at their peaks,” said Adrian Drummond of pollsters Opinium.

Opinium had the Conservatives 16 percentage points ahead of Labor on 46 to 30 percent of those surveyed but another poll by YouGov for the Sunday Times newspaper put them 19 points clear, a six-point increase over last week.

An ORB poll had the Conservatives extending their lead over Labor by four points to 15 percent.

Thatcher, Britain’s first woman prime minister, was one of the Conservatives’ most dominant leaders of the post-war years between 1979 and 1990.

Blair, Britain’s longest-serving Labor prime minister, was in office between 1997 and 2007.

(Reporting by Stephen Addison; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)

SOURCE
__________________

Regards,

Reply With Quote
 

  #2  
Old 05-07-2017
RFMariano's Avatar
RFMariano RFMariano is offline
Site Owner - Administrator
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Florida, USA
Age: 75
Posts: 13,443
Rep Power: 186
RFMariano is a splendid one to beholdRFMariano is a splendid one to beholdRFMariano is a splendid one to beholdRFMariano is a splendid one to beholdRFMariano is a splendid one to beholdRFMariano is a splendid one to behold
Default

My favored UK PM's

A) Churchill

B) Thatcher

and now.... May.

The remainders, in my opine were all opportunistic egomaniacs out for themselves.

Most disliked;

A) Chamberlain

B) Blair

Blair IMHO, was and still is only out for himself $$$$ and power.
__________________

Regards,

Reply With Quote
 

  #3  
Old 05-08-2017
BritishBulldog1's Avatar
BritishBulldog1 BritishBulldog1 is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Canvey Island, UK
Age: 65
Posts: 267
Rep Power: 54
BritishBulldog1 is a name known to allBritishBulldog1 is a name known to allBritishBulldog1 is a name known to allBritishBulldog1 is a name known to allBritishBulldog1 is a name known to allBritishBulldog1 is a name known to all
Default

The jury is still out on May. She was a remainer in the run up to the referendum, although she kept a low profile. That may have been good politicing on her part. By keeping a low profile, people are more inclined to accept that she May have been a reluctant remainer, simply toeing the party line, but, she failed, as Home Secretary, in reducing immigration and appears to be back sliding on that commitment. She is talking the talk, but I fear with a strong majority, she will feel confident that she can go for a "soft Brexit" and give away too much.

One thing for sure. Everything that Nigel Farage was ridiculed for, is now being promoted by May and her Tories. That man is a visionary, just like Enoch Powell.
__________________
Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Copyright © RGN - Reliable Global News