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Poll for Conservative Party voters: Time to punish the Conservative Party?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by DrLinus, May 22, 2020.


My voting intention

  1. I voted Conservative, because of how they handled covid-19 I WILL CONTINUE to vote Conservative

  2. I voted Conservative, because of how they handled covid-19 I WILL NOT continue to vote Conservative

  1. DrLinus

    DrLinus Established commenter

    Given the moronic manner in which the British government allowed, even encouraged the spread of covid-19 across its electorate & their families and its apparent determination in covid-19's wake to inflict long-term social and economic insecurity upon Britain does the Conservative Party deserve to lose the next election and spend several decades in the wilderness?

    Discussion is welcome from everyone, not only Conservative Party voters.

    Thanks and stay safe.
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  2. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    I don't vote conservative, and won't in future.
    vannie, Sally006, theworm123 and 6 others like this.
  3. EastLondon

    EastLondon New commenter

    Ask yourself if not the conservatives then who? There are 2 truths. Firstly there is no party for the people and none better than the conservatives.
  4. MyOrchid

    MyOrchid Occasional commenter

    Whether they "deserve to lose the next election and spend several years in the wilderness" is one thing. Whether they actually do will depend on the ability of other parties to put up candidates and policies that appeal to voters.

    Part of the reason the Conservatives are there now is, as I have pointed out elsewhere and to the chagrin of other posters, due to the lack of a credible alternative at the last election. The failure of the Conservatives will depend, in part, on the success of Labour...
  5. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    It's difficult to say with certainty how I will vote in 4 years time. Many things may be different by then.
  6. dumpty

    dumpty Star commenter

    As someone who wanted and wants Brexit to happen, I still have no other choice.
  7. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    You haven't voted in your own Poll @DrLinus?

    Actually no-one has voted at this moment! Maybe that means there are no Conservative voters on TES (unlikely from comments on previous threads) or maybe no-one wants to admit it in a publicly visible poll? :eek:

    I wonder if the results would be different in individual votes were not visible?
    Last edited: May 22, 2020
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  8. Bedlam3

    Bedlam3 Star commenter

    Your poll doesn't make sense @DrLinus.
    nizebaby, wayside34, WB and 1 other person like this.
  9. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    Almost anyone.
  10. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    I will be amazed if anyone owns up to having voted for this horrendous government that has been visited on us thanks to their vote.

    Will anyone prove me wrong? ...tune in regularly to see.
    Last edited: May 22, 2020
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  11. Jonntyboy

    Jonntyboy Established commenter

    <Yawn> A very silly poll, placed from an obviously biased viewpoint, which I won't take part in.

    I voted conservative, and will probably again vote conservative, but it will be nothing to do with the virus, which despite its current importance would never be the basis on which I would choose to decide on a party to support in a general election.

    It is far too early to take a view on whether overall the government has handled it well or badly, and whether their mistakes (which they were bound to make) have outweighed their successes.
    Oscillatingass likes this.
  12. Jonntyboy

    Jonntyboy Established commenter

    Yep. Proven wrong again by me just a few moments ago. No surprises there...

    And when you consider the alternatives - Corbyn's mob which (mind-bogglingly) included Diane Abbott or the silly liberal woman whose name I can't remember - is it surprising?
  13. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    I said I would be amazed if anyone claimed to have voted Conservative.

    You have done so.

    I am amazed.

    Hence, you are incorrect in your reading.

    And thanks, it's been a hectic ride so far.
  14. gainly

    gainly Star commenter

    Never mind the Tory party. We want to know what you were having delivered.
  15. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    I voted for the tory party last time. There was no alternative if I wanted to remain in a democracy.

    Democrats will always remember which political party carried out the wishes of the majority and those political parties that refused to do so.

    Things change, policies aren't always acceptable, but people who want to remain in a democracy will never again ever vote for a party that denied the choice as recognised through the ballot box.

    The tory party is so strong now that no other political party will be able to touch it for decades.

    Our memories are long and we don't like being insulted as we were in 2019. As a socialist I will always vote the democratic party that accepts the outcome of the vote.

    Any political party that refuses to do so is a fascist party to me.
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  16. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    The miracle of hindsight plus selective amnesia about context tell us that every bad thing that ever happened could have been made to not happen.
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  17. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Claims that hindsight is involved do not wash. Many people were calling for the correct action to be taken from very early on. Action that succeeded in countries where it was employed.
  18. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

  19. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    Anyone could pick a country that has had 'success' re the virus and then say "why didn't we do it like that?"

    Suggesting there was and is a virus-free bubble in which to operate on the virus. Every single thing in life is affected by the virus. Unless we can find any one person who actively wants us to suffer, then all we can say is that everyone is trying their hardest to get this sorted.

    Sure, we're surrounded by people taking little notice of the virus. It's happened here again this morning with two families meeting for what was to be a socially distanced walk and, due to the windy conditions, ending up all together next door with all their kids together in their pool.

    But I find it hard to imagine any cabinet minister purposely wanting the country to suffer. There are no easy answers. People would condemn any political party in power.

    It's a virus. The clue's in the name.
  20. DrLinus

    DrLinus Established commenter

    Yes, hindsight is a wonderful thing yet Britain has a Prime Minister who is not only stupid enough to shake hands with people whom he knew were infected and thereby put himself into intensive care but who presented this behaviour to the British public as exemplary.
    Then we have the toadying experts to whom the government listens who will not themselves publicly correct the Prime Minister on his self-destructive idiocy nor can follow their own rules on social distancing.

    I have some conservative instincts but this lot really need to go. Britain is not in safe hands with them.
    Last edited: May 22, 2020
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