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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyL View Post
    If "the youth" came out en masse for Corbyn how do we square that with the fact that young people overwhelmingly voted Remain?
    Young people may have mainly voted Labour but it's looking like the so-called 'youthquake' was largely a media invention:

    http://www.britishelectionstudy.com/.../#.WorDmK5l-Uk



    A modest, though statistically significant, increase in turnout since 2015 among voters aged between their late 20s and late 30s (still nothing like the turnout in this or any other election among the over-60s, mind), but little change among voters younger than that, and if anything a sight decrease in turnout among voters aged 22 and under.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sufi View Post
    so who did the Russians back in the UK GE, seems unlikely they would not have bothered?
    Given the choice between Tories and a Corbyn-led Labour, I can't see any reason they'd prefer the former.

    But Russian interest in UK politics is probably far more centred on Brexit than on which party happens to be in power when Brexit actually happens. Let's not forget the pivotal role played by a certain frog-faced fuck in both the Leave campaign and the Russia-WikiLeaks-Trump conspiracy: https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...nholy-alliance
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    A quote I vaguely recall from someone (Bill Browder maybe?) is that Putin et al have no ideology to advance and just work to disrupt and cause chaos. Corbyn seems to me the biggest challenge to the established way of doing things, so you'd maybe expect some backing there but I've encountered zero evidence for this so far. There's much more clustered around Aaron Banks, Farage and Brexit. Carole Calldwallar and Open Democracy are doing great work here but there's no appetite from either party to start questioning the legitimacy of the Brexit vote: https://www.opendemocracy.net/uk/bre...nded-brexit-me

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    Doesnt Corbyn's public ambivalence on Brexit, and secret Lexiteering place him close to that camp?
    I dont think there's much appetite for thinking this through anywhere... a win for May was also in the interest of a chaotic Brexit, so a narrow loss for Jeremy was ideal really
    Whether delivered by Cambridge Analytica, Internet Research Agency or the shadowy online legions of Momentum, successful exploitation of democracy online smells different from genuine popular vote
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    dodgy - check the thread

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