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December 2019 -The Brexit election

“We still need a Peoples vote to determine if the country wants Brexit. So we need to prevent a Tory majority, as they will proceed to implement their damaging Brexit. Due to the First Past the Post electoral system we all need to consider voting Tactically.

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The following are Extracts from Inews

Fighting Brexit and beating Boris Johnson are well-aligned goals – with tactical voting, Remainers can do both

Voting for someone who isn’t your first choice feels wrong, but it offers a way for Remain voters to be represented

The whole point of tactical voting is that you cast your vote for a party which would not ordinarily be your natural choice, a party that you might even find unpalatable, in exchange for a voter of that party doing likewise in favour of the party you do support, in a seat where it stands a better chance. 

There is now a majority in the UK that wishes to Remain in the EU. With the exception of a few outliers, most of the three hundred polls in the last two years put Remain ahead – 74 out of 75 in 2019 – with a stable lead of six to seven points. 

Brexiters know this, which is why they will never agree to a second referendum. They are trying to push through something as “the will of the people”, absolutely knowing it is not. 

We will have to be incredibly sensible, measured, flexible, well informed and up-to-date.  There will be local issues, which we will understand better than any pollster.

We are best placed to intuit the character and credibility of local candidates. And we will be quicker at noticing local shifts in opinion and factoring in national polling shifts as the campaigns go on. 

This is an election in which nobody will be able to take you by the hand and tell you what to do. It is an election in which you, the voter, will have to be the adult in the room.

Everyone can walk away a winner, because our primary objectives, by happy coincidence, align entirely. Whether stopping Johnson or stopping Brexit ranks higher in your priorities, they are now one and the same.  Alex Andreou is a writer, co-host of the Remainiacs podcast and occasionally works with Best for Britain, a tactical voting site. 

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