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Author Topic: Upcoming election - what may it bring for transport?  (Read 2783 times)
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« Reply #30 on: June 09, 2017, 09:15:45 AM »

All I can say is things are going to be interesting for the next few days.

The labour chap who's gained Plymouth Sutton promised 2.5bn to improve rail links to Plymouth.

Indeed they will be interesting.    Does the labour chap actually have that 2.5bn to spend, though?

Labour have a herd of rainbow coloured unicorns who will poop out a gold bar on the doorstep on a daily basis for each and every one of us, didn't you know?  Cheesy
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« Reply #31 on: June 09, 2017, 10:35:10 AM »

Early on in the history of railways, there were excursion trains arranged to view public hangings.[Citation needed]

Will this tradition be restarted now that we've a hung parliament?
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« Reply #32 on: June 09, 2017, 10:10:45 PM »

To reply to the original question, yes, by all accounts the Southern shambles did affect voting in constituencies along the line.

Didn't see anyone in Bristol use the railways as a reason to vote Labour.
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« Reply #33 on: September 13, 2017, 10:00:20 PM »

Putting various expenditure and costs into perspective - an update, from the BBC:

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Snap general election cost over 140m

Theresa May's decision to call June's snap general election cost taxpayers more than 140m, it has been revealed.

More than 98m was spent on returning officers' fees and 42.5m on delivering election literature.

Mrs May lost her Commons majority in the election, which was called three years earlier than required under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act.

The figures, covering England, Scotland and Wales, were published by Cabinet Office Minister Chris Skidmore.

Mrs May announced the surprise election calling for a stronger mandate going into Brexit negotiations - but now has to rely on a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party to survive key votes.

The 140,850,000 cost is slightly below the estimated 142m spent on last year's EU referendum.


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« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2017, 09:37:53 AM »

that's democracy at work
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« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2017, 10:08:22 AM »

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Worth every single penny, I'd say. Haven't enjoyed myself so much in years.
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