Can Labour Win The General Election?
- Tmess2Lv 79 months agoFavorite Answer
Win in the sense of getting a majority -- No. Win in the sense that they are the party most likely to be able to govern with a minority -- Yes.
My expectation is that even a great result for Labour would merely have Labour and the Conservatives effectively tied -- maybe a ten seat edge for Labour, maybe a ten seat edge for the Conservatives. But if the Conservatives finish with less than 280 seats in Parliament, the Conservative will not be able to govern. While the other parties (not counting the Democratic Unionist) will not join a Labour government, they will support Labour on critical votes.
- CliveLv 79 months ago
It depends what you mean by "winning". Being the largest party so Jeremy Corbyn gets invited to be Prime Minister, yes. Having an overall majority (more MPs than all the other parties put together), probably not. The difference is important because having an overall majority means it can outvote all the other parties and get things done. A minority government needs votes from the others to get laws passed, and that's why Boris wanted this election - the Conservatives don't have an overall majority, so they can't get things done.
Historically, Labour tends to find it difficult to win an overall majority. The only time they have ever had a comfortable overall majority was when Tony Blair turned the party into "Tory-lite". So that relied on Blair looking not too left-wing AND Labour could rely on getting a lot of MPs in Scotland. Corbyn has neither of those advantages now that almost all of Scotland votes SNP.
Could there be a Labour/SNP coalition? They tend to believe in the same things, but they don't want to work together especially as the SNP is so totally against Brexit.
So the aim is to get an overall majority, and Labour has been unable to do that for the last 9 years. It's not in a good position to get one this time.
- SatanLv 79 months ago
The issue is that the majority of the media is against Labour, in any way.
As such, they constantly feed negative images, biased info to their audience. The media is supposed to be non-biased, especially the BBC, but the evidence is overwhelming
As such, much though I despise the Tories, with what they've done and planning to do, they'll most likely get in againSource(s): LibDems can f*ck off.
- BobLv 69 months ago
they need more immigrants, when they get enough it will be impossible to ever get rid of the left. The Muslims all vote labour and have the highest birth rate. Prepare for a century of labour rule, but not this time around.
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- Anonymous9 months ago
The kingdom appears to be lost anyway.