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Notice when the Tories try dog whistling by jump the ladder (4.00 / 1) #1 Sun May 08, 2016 at 03:30:31 AM EST
Even with Crosby, it seems to fail see 2005 General election. The basic problem was Goldsmith's complete aloofness and lack of appeal outside SW London (Rich, posh suburban area). The manifestos were mostly identical , apart from one was going to freeze council tax the other freeze transport fares.

As the mayor has fairly limited powers beyond transport, the police and planning, it really comes down to personality and being a figurehead for London. Boris had personality, Goldsmith doesn't, and in London the Labour Party is miles ahead so a decent if not outstanding Labour candidate can easily beat a mediocre Tory one.

Khan distanced himself from Corbyn very effectively and his track record in Govt and in opposition as a moderate in Labour party terms meant that the initial attacks on him being Corbyn's man didn't wash.

spiralx should be doing well then... by Metatone (4.00 / 1) #2 Sun May 08, 2016 at 05:05:05 AM EST

Goldsmith should be ashamed. Alas, the noise will fade quickly and he'll just move on.

undercover agents outnumbered the protestors by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #3 Mon May 09, 2016 at 08:25:03 AM EST
Apparently fairly common in USia in the 60's and 70's, and during the various hacker crackdowns in the 90's.

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