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grufty jim
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Re: Jeremy Corbyn
Sep 07, 2015, 14:34
Locodogz wrote:
I won't often take issue with your views but....

The Tories south of the border made huge political capital out of the 'vote Labour, get the SNP card' so yes, to answer your question the SNP (or the spectre thereof) may well have influenced a vote or two in Bolton West....


I'd love to see some evidence of that. Every post-election analysis I have read (and I've read several) concluded that the issue was not a factor in the English vote in Tory/Labour marginals.

I'm well aware that the Tories tried very hard to make it an issue, but I've not read a single convincing report since the election that shows they succeeded. The overwhelming consensus is that Labour lost the election because they didn't engage with the electorate, not because the SNP were perceived as holding sway over them.
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