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General Election 2017

Conservatives
7
13%
Labour
29
54%
Liberal Democrats
9
17%
UKIP
1
2%
SNP
3
6%
Plaid Cymru
0
No votes
Green Party
0
No votes
BNP
0
No votes
English Democrats
1
2%
DUP
0
No votes
Sinn Féin
1
2%
Ulster Unionist Party
0
No votes
Respect Party
0
No votes
Monster Raving Loony Party
0
No votes
The Pirate Party UK
1
2%
Independent
0
No votes
Conservatory Party
0
No votes
Other
1
2%
No One
1
2%
 
Total votes: 54

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Re: Politics General

Post by OrangeRakoon » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:19 am

No matter how you feel about the result, lets all take a moment to remember UKIP. RIP

I'm okay with the result, I mean it's not a good thing to have a hung parliament, but as neither a supporter of the conservatives or labour I was never going to be truly happy. A large conservative majority would have been even worse.

I'm hopeful that the result will lead to:

- A more moderate brexit deal and better relationship with the EU.
- May stepping down as PM, which in turn hopefully means less chance of terribly thought out policies such as banning or breaking encryption (a pet policy of May and one she has demonstrated a complete inability to adjust her stance based on evidence and expert opinion), and less chance of policies leading to further eroding of privacy and freedoms online.

Two expected things to come from the election (the death of UKIP and a slight recovery in the Lib Dems) are also welcome results. As is the reduction in SNP seats making a second Scottish independence referendum a harder case to make.

The worst thing for me perhaps is that I'm going to Dublin next month and now that's going to be more expensive thanks to the dropping pound.

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Re: Politics General

Post by Vtheyoshi » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:21 am

where ricky at tho
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Re: Politics General

Post by Bee Doof » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:35 am

Vtheyoshi wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:21 am
where ricky at tho
In his fallout shelter in Lichtenstein I guess.
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Re: Politics General

Post by JenovaPX » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:39 am

Nuttall resigns, if nothing else UKIP crumbling in every conceivable way really makes it worthwhile
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Re: Politics General

Post by LostNoob » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:44 am

Obviously I'm disappointed that Labour couldn't get a majority, but these results are still really impressive.
Labour is now in a good position to win in the next election, this parliament could be interesting.

May is going to try to form a coalition of chaos with the DUP, she doesn't even have the full support of her party and her future is in doubt.

The Tories could spent the first few months in office distracted by a brutal leadership election, May's facing criticism from both the hard brexitor right of the party and the Cameroons who have had it in her from day one, Osborne couldn't even contain his glee at May's failure and Soubry is going to be something of a thorn in Mays side over the next few months, this could be the begging of the end for this government.

As for Labour, well... Corbyn's exceeded expectations.
Under his leadership Labour has seen significant gains, and it looks clear that he's not going anywhere soon, and it seems Labour's civil war is over for now.
And with that, Corbyn is now in a position to bring some of the big, heavyweights into his shadow cabinet, and really giving May something to worry about, even his biggest critics in the PLP know that power is literally within grasp, I can't see them jeopardising that anytime soon.

I can't see May's government lasting the year, we'll have another election within months, and all it will take, is a small swing for Labour to win, a lot of Tory MP's were elected with paper-thin majorities even Boris Johnson and Ian Duncan Smith are at risk from just a small swing to Labour.

Also, as I was writing this, Paul Nuttall resigned, UKIP is basically dead right now, most of it's support went back to the Tories and Labour.

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Re: Politics General

Post by jimbob555 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:48 am

Vtheyoshi wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:21 am
where ricky at tho
i mean he cried when david cameron left

and despite the dup not liking the old gays thats never stopped ricky before
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Post by Vtheyoshi » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:53 am

jimbob555 wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:48 am
Vtheyoshi wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:21 am
where ricky at tho
i mean he cried when david cameron left
who didn't; dodgy dave leaving number 10 was very very sad :cry:
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Re: Politics General

Post by JenovaPX » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:13 am

Current data says ~64% of young people (18-34) voted yesterday, this comes after many newly registered voters failed to actually get their ballots across the country
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Re: Politics General

Post by jimbob555 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:24 am

whoa thats some crazy numbers. cant even get 20% in some student union elections

tories forming with dup the irony of this all and the backflips the tabloids are going to have to do to make it seem like this is a good idea

still waiting on one seat but only 800k'ish votes seperated tories and labour thats pretty impressive once again for a snap election
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Post by fluffyKittan » Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:01 pm

I am hilarious

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Re: Politics General

Post by barrybarryk » Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:01 pm

Can't wait to see how the DUP mess this up. The best part is seeing the BBC and like running profiles on the DUP as if they're not completely crazy bigots from the 1800s

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Re: Politics General

Post by Rik » Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:17 pm

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAA
This is actually hilarious I love it
I mean the DUP is terribleness waiting to happen but the memes have been exceptional this morning
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Post by Aren142 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:33 pm

"What the gooseberry fool is Northern Ireland?"
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Re: Politics General

Post by jimbob555 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:54 pm

how can we trust the irish when they have a north ireland but not a south? makes you think
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Re: Politics General

Post by komodo moe » Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:00 pm

Phenomenal result. In the face of such an absurd smear campaign, media bias, straight up lies and two (!) terrorist attacks, Corbyn actually succeeded in running what I can fairly safely say is the best western political campaign I've ever seen in my lifetime. And figures showing 70% youth turn-out too? Genuinely, never been prouder of the U.K. than I am at this moment. (Except all the Scottish seats that flipped Tory, ye can get tae gooseberry fool.)

The Boy is going nowhere and with a potential catastrophic ConDUP coalition in the pipeline things are looking brighter than ever. gooseberry fool, I seriously can't express how good I feel about this eton mess for once.

gooseberry fool everybody who voted Tory, Theresa May will go down in history as one of the most incompetent PMs this country has ever had and for good reason. Where are you Ricky? Did you follow Rupert Murdoch into the river?

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Re: Politics General

Post by Majin_Nephets » Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:07 pm

Not an ideal result, but god this is hilarious... Cameron must be thinking "Well, I suddenly don't look quite so stupid anymore do I?". I mean there's accidentally getting us to leave the EU, and then there's accidentally losing your party's majority in an election you called. That didn't have to take place.

The Tories may still technically be in power, but as a nation I think we can still raise our heads a bit higher than we've been able to recently.
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Re: Politics General

Post by JenovaPX » Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:13 pm

Nah, Cameron still looks like an idiot and is easily as responsible for this cock up, got lucky having no good candidates left to follow him though.
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Re: Politics General

Post by phalanx » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:15 pm

even Cameron didn't lose a seat held since 1830.... they have also apparently lost Kensington and Chelsea... May has managed to annoy posh people :shock:

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Re: Politics General

Post by Majin_Nephets » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:01 pm

fluffyKittan wrote:
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Post by imbusydoctorwho » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:39 pm

As much as she tries to dig her kitten heels in, she'll be swiftly kicked out sharpish as she's nowhere near as "strong" and "stable" as she makes out to be, and when it comes to the Brexit negotiations she'll be a laughing stock.

I find it funny she kept warning us about how bad a coalition of chaos would be if Labour got it, but it's her that's delivering a coalition of chaos.
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Re: Politics General

Post by Garf » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:52 pm

so who's ready for troubles 2 electric boogaloo

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Re: Politics General

Post by HassyTheSassy » Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:07 am

so how about canterbury/kensington going lab and the city + westminster becoming a marginal seat, eh
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Re: Politics General

Post by barrybarryk » Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:08 am

Garf wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:52 pm
so who's ready for troubles 2 electric boogaloo
I doubt it'll come to that, but putting the DUP on the big boy stage heading into marching season should be a laugh. The rest of the UK might start to get the point why parties like Sinn Fein have traction in NI when they get a load of Orangemen on the news raving about the foreigners.

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Re: Politics General

Post by jimbob555 » Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:13 pm

jimbob555 wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:12 am
RichardUK wrote:
Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:27 pm
I would like to thank all the Corbyn supports, many of whom are students who have bravery campaigned and have succeeded in destroying the Labour party and guaranteeing a Conservative government for the foreseeable future,

You would have thought after Ed Miliband things could not get any worse but remarkably it has, after a first leadership election when the party could of had by Labour standards a good party leader you elect Jeremy Corbyn and then once the damage is done all they could come up with to go against Corbyn was Owen Smith so either way it was all over for Labour at that point, but today Corbyn was reelected and with that the final nail in the coffin was hammered in, I wonder if Ed still has that stupid tomb stone thing he had made to go with it
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ive been waiting for this.

51 days to campaign what a swing
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i love this so much i cant believe she is doing everything she said labour would its all too rich i cant wait to see Richy explain this and see who he puts the blame on or what deluded world he enters to justify it all
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