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Who are you voting for?

Poll ended at 7th June, 2017, 4:51 pm

Conservative
2
17%
Labour
7
58%
Lib Dem
0
No votes
SNP
0
No votes
UKIP
2
17%
Green
1
8%
Other
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 12

UK 2017 General Election

Unread postby _Jay » 29th May, 2017, 4:51 pm

Hey all,
There is a general election on the 8th of June. Wanted to create this thread to see what everyone's opinions are on who to vote for.
I haven't personally decided who I want to vote, but I would like to see what everybody's views are.


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Re: UK 2017 General Election

Unread postby JonathanT88 » 29th May, 2017, 5:44 pm

PM me if you want to be persuaded about the greatness of our comrade and supreme leader Jeremy Corbyn.
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Re: UK 2017 General Election

Unread postby Stark » 29th May, 2017, 8:18 pm

Labour are the only party with a plan for the future that I find engaging and inspiring. Jeremy represents a fundamental shift from soundbite politics and cheap Westminster point scoring. And just imagine the look on the faces of the Tories if Labour win.
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Re: UK 2017 General Election

Unread postby TheBrunswickian » 29th May, 2017, 10:29 pm

Poll aggregator, BritainElects, has the current polling averages as follows:
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and if you're a massive political geek my me and decide to run this through electoralcalculus.co.uk, you get this possible result:
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and this is discounting the SNP vote share from the current polling of course. the Tories seem to be rapidly sapping SNP votes.
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Re: UK 2017 General Election

Unread postby Stark » 29th May, 2017, 10:41 pm

Yeah, I've done that already. If things keep moving in the same direction, then things could get even better. Some of the polls released recently show the Tories losing two seats from their majority, which would be supremely satisfying.
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Re: UK 2017 General Election

Unread postby TheBrunswickian » 29th May, 2017, 11:46 pm

Stark wrote:Yeah, I've done that already. If things keep moving in the same direction, then things could get even better. Some of the polls released recently show the Tories losing two seats from their majority, which would be supremely satisfying.

I was listening to some analysis that said that if the Tories don't win anything above 50 seats, it will be seem as a loss. This election was totally unnecessary and completely of May's making, so any fallout is totally on her.
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Re: UK 2017 General Election

Unread postby Pity » 29th May, 2017, 11:48 pm

UKIP ALL THE WAY
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Re: UK 2017 General Election

Unread postby ConnorM » 29th May, 2017, 11:56 pm

I see you brits are finally experiencing the pleasures of a de facto two party system.
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Re: UK 2017 General Election

Unread postby Togetik » 30th May, 2017, 5:23 am

Corbyn seems like the objective best choice given that the conservative's policy of twiddling their moustaches and tying women to train tracks hasn't helped the economy very much.

I'm kind of happy that regardless of the outcome of this election, it's set to blow up in Theresa May's face but at the same time I wonder what it means for the idea of Brexit. Corbyn hasn't exactly been outspoken of his stances in any sphere i've been looking at, but having someone who doesn't really want to do it seems kind of worse than having someone who'll stop at nothing to do it. At least, under my assumption that the talks of "hard brexit"were pandering to the nationalistic rather than genuine promises
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Re: UK 2017 General Election

Unread postby FirePhantom » 3rd June, 2017, 11:38 am

Represent.me has done a party-match quiz. Here's my result:

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Re: UK 2017 General Election

Unread postby Ebsy » 8th June, 2017, 10:13 pm

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Re: UK 2017 General Election

Unread postby Fivepoint » 8th June, 2017, 10:27 pm

I'm so happy I voted Labour, it was so worth it! :rofl2:
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Re: UK 2017 General Election

Unread postby Ebsy » 8th June, 2017, 10:33 pm

God Theresa May is such a dumbass.
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Re: UK 2017 General Election

Unread postby Ebsy » 9th June, 2017, 1:04 am

Looks like it is going to be a Tory-DUP coalition, which they'll only be able to do because of the butchering of the SDLP in Norn Iron. However, not looking good for 'old Theresa May in regards to her sticking around much longer!
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Re: UK 2017 General Election

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Re: UK 2017 General Election

Unread postby Ebsy » 9th June, 2017, 4:26 pm

Stolen from a friend, but this is quite possible the biggest self own in history.
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Re: UK 2017 General Election

Unread postby Fivepoint » 9th June, 2017, 5:05 pm

I really hope there's a second general election later this year.
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Re: UK 2017 General Election

Unread postby QUIFFSareAMAZING » 10th June, 2017, 9:32 am

The thing I don't understand is, the DUP can't vote on English laws (due to the EVEL law) this meant the Tories only have a majority when it comes to Brexit because it impacts Northern Ireland, but funny enough the DUP promised a soft Brexit in their manifesto due to not having a heavy border with Ireland. This must mean the Tories can't vote through their plans without the consent of other parties MPs, which they're likely going to oppose.
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Re: UK 2017 General Election

Unread postby Togetik » 10th June, 2017, 10:04 am

QUIFFSareAMAZING wrote:The thing I don't understand is, the DUP can't vote on English laws (due to the EVEL law) this meant the Tories only have a majority when it comes to Brexit because it impacts Northern Ireland, but funny enough the DUP promised a soft Brexit in their manifesto due to not having a heavy border with Ireland. This must mean the Tories can't vote through their plans without the consent of other parties MPs, which they're likely going to oppose.


Huh, if that's true then how can you really form a majority government if half your coalition actually can't vote on anything you need them to? Is it just a technicality that they get the title of government, despite not really having the numbers or power that'd be implied?
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Re: UK 2017 General Election

Unread postby TheBrunswickian » 10th June, 2017, 10:11 am

QUIFFSareAMAZING wrote:The thing I don't understand is, the DUP can't vote on English laws (due to the EVEL law) this meant the Tories only have a majority when it comes to Brexit because it impacts Northern Ireland, but funny enough the DUP promised a soft Brexit in their manifesto due to not having a heavy border with Ireland. This must mean the Tories can't vote through their plans without the consent of other parties MPs, which they're likely going to oppose.

EVEL doesn't really apply here. Formation of a British government is a national issue. Pretty much anything that hasn't been devolved to the assemblies are national issues. So as far as that is concerned it doesn't matter. Even without the DUP, the Tories would still be able to work a majority with just English votes - no SNP, no PC, none of the Lib Dem or Labour seats in Wales and Scotland. The fact of the matter is that the Tories still command a workable majority on most issues before the Commons with the DUP. Brexit will be a cornerstone for the working arrangement between the two parties - which I imagine is what the two party whips are hashing out right now in Belfast.
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