Well here comes the UK General Election!

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  • echoecho 007 in New York
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    Too bad we can't call a snap election in the US.
  • ShardlakeShardlake Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
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    At the least if May is gone by the morning that will be some kind of a victory.

    Whatever slimy creep they've got to step into her boots who knows, I think Boris has shown from his behaviour he's totally unsuitable for the job.

    If this poll is accurate it's a big vindication to Jeremy Corbyn and those that wrote him off will be looking pretty stupid if this plays out like the poll says.

    Just goes to prove not everyone by far wanted another bloody corrupt Saudi Arabia arms selling Tory government in power.

    Also the behaviour of the press has been absolutely disgusting, May just coasted through her campaign and let the likes of detestable Sun and evil Daily Mail do all her work.

    Maybe a good percentage of the country doesn't want to be told what to do by the likes of Rupert Murdoch and those other tax avoiding billionaires that own the rags that spouted the untrue garbage about Corbyn that some people just lapped up and believed.

  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe JK ROFLing
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    The lib Dems have already ruled out coalitions. Cant imagine why, haha!

    We might be heading back to the polls before long...
  • edited June 2017 Posts: 10,698
    my thoughts exactly. another vote in 6 months.

    if the exit polls are right

    another referendum as well would be nice ;)
  • Posts: 11,119
    Getafix wrote: »
    my thoughts exactly. another vote in 6 months.

    if the exit polls are right

    another referendum as well would be nice ;)

    And the Brexit negotiations start this month :-).
  • RC7RC7
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    Getafix wrote: »
    my thoughts exactly. another vote in 6 months.

    if the exit polls are right

    another referendum as well would be nice ;)

    And the Brexit negotiations start this month :-).

    They won't start until we have a leader who can follow them through. EU will have to wait.
  • Posts: 10,613
    What negotiations ! Just tell Europe it's been fun, but we have to go, and
    There's some food in the fridge and a £20 for a taxi on the bedside table !
  • RC7RC7
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    What negotiations ! Just tell Europe it's been fun, but we have to go, and
    There's some food in the fridge and a £20 for a taxi on the bedside table !

    £5 mate. Anymore and they can pay for it themselves.
  • edited June 2017 Posts: 10,613
    LOL.
  • Posts: 10,698
    Isn't the UK the dirty stop out skulking off home in this analogy?
  • Posts: 10,613
    Not at all, we're off to out penthouse apartment. To leave Europe to get on with it.
  • RC7RC7
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    Getafix wrote: »
    Isn't the UK the dirty stop out skulking off home in this analogy?

    It's the one getting pissed while Europe stands around pontificating while smoking gualoises and wearing shoes without socks.
  • edited June 2017 Posts: 11,119
    RC7 wrote: »
    Getafix wrote: »
    my thoughts exactly. another vote in 6 months.

    if the exit polls are right

    another referendum as well would be nice ;)

    And the Brexit negotiations start this month :-).

    They won't start until we have a leader who can follow them through. EU will have to wait.

    EU will then have to wait, but it'll be a nicer wait for Michel Barnier and his team than previously anticipated. Just face it, these elections will cost the UK dearly at the Brexit negotiating table.

    When May uttered her acceptance speech as PM, even I was mildly enthusiastic. She sounded a bit like a unifier. But in only a few months time she developed into an outright populist hawk even willing to sacrifice human rights. She preferred to be Trump's pet dog instead of speaking out strong support for NATO.

    Today's election results are a starck reminder that the Brexit referendum was very close and that one should not just have walked over that 48% not in favour of Brexit like they are a bunch of socialist twats. The UK needed a unifier in chief, not a Thatcher 2.0 who pukes at both that 48% and the remainder of continental Europeans. So, what do you get then? Indeed, a fired up set of young British voters who put up a middlefinger to that. That's what happened, hence a much higher turnout among young voters this time around compared to the Brexit referendum turnout.

    To be honest, I do feel very sorry for the UK. I hope a more positive spirited leadership stands up in the UK. UK really deserves better, especially for the long-term.

  • TheWizardOfIceTheWizardOfIce 'One of the Internet's more toxic individuals'
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    So this is what it feels like to be Italian. Maybe we'd actually do better if parliament just had mass brawls instead of the total fucking shambles we are left with now?

    Any sort of half decent campaign would've been enough to see Corbyn off but May has Hilaryed it. Ran an appalling campaign and now the country is on its arse.

    Anyone checked the pound yet? I'm guessing it's worth about the same as the Zimbabwean dollar right now.
  • MrcogginsMrcoggins Following in the footsteps of Quentin Quigley.
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    Another one in November by the looks of things what will Brenda from Bristol make of it !!...
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    Brexit happens. If anything the start of the process is a bit postponed.
    There is no soft or hard Brexit. That's rhetorical tripe.
    May definitely has the more realistic view on Brexit procedures than Corbyn.

    Brussels will do anything anyway to make an example of the UK and then drive more countries out the EU.
    They never learn and democracy is a thorn in the EUs side they want to get rid off.
  • zebrafishzebrafish <°)))<
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    Just had a look at what some of you said on page 1 of this thread. Well, what a turn of events!
  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe JK ROFLing
    edited June 2017 Posts: 6,978
    Yeah, I know. To be fair, we couldn't predict that conservative manifesto. What a disaster!

    Around this time last year it was "Independence day", but this time around its "Armageddon".
  • edited June 2017 Posts: 11,119
    Brexit happens. If anything the start of the process is a bit postponed.
    There is no soft or hard Brexit. That's rhetorical tripe.
    May definitely has the more realistic view on Brexit procedures than Corbyn.

    Brussels will do anything anyway to make an example of the UK and then drive more countries out the EU.
    They never learn and democracy is a thorn in the EUs side they want to get rid off.

    You should first have some respect for what the democratic process in the UK brought about tonight. So your fingerpointing towards Brussels about democracy is absolutely ill-fated and frankly ridiculous.

    Regarding 'soft-Brexit' and 'hard-Brexit', you seem to be completely ill-informed. These are valid terms, because the UK has yet to see if the negotiations result in a hard Brexit or a soft Brexit. You keep making it sound as the UK decides everything. There are negotiations taking place. And with all negotiations there are two or more parties involved, not just one.

    To summarize: I can't help but thinking how incredibly stupid your posts sometimes are. It's just a load of....well, shouts and innuendos.
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    Oh I respect the result. Always. Tories have won the election. May has lost her gamble.
    Doesn't change anything regarding Brexit. That's just wishful thinking. Regarding hard Brexit. It'll happen because the EU is incapable of negotiating, they dictate.
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    Oh I respect the result. Always. Tories have won the election. May has lost her gamble.
    Doesn't change anything regarding Brexit. That's just wishful thinking. Regarding hard Brexit. It'll happen because the EU is incapable of negotiating, they dictate.

    No, you don't respect the result. Especially after what you're saying about it in such over-simplified words. You assume way too much, without actually looking into things.
  • barryt007barryt007 Getting counselling by Sir Roger over how to kill Kara Milovy
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    May lost her 'easy' victory because she wouldn't confront Corbyn on TV debates and didn't even bother to turn up for half of them.
    And Labour were clever and targeted student loans to get the student vote,which bumped them right up.
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    Don't put words into my mouth Gert.
    I have always accepted outcomes of election or votes. It regard democracy as the highest good we have unlike others. And the EU tries everything to undo results they don't like.

    If a "hard" Brexit happens, and I don't have to explain to you what that technically is, then it'll be on the EU's account because they want to punish and make an exemple of the UK so no other country dare thinking of doing a referendum on the EU. That would be democratic decisionmaking of the working people, and that goes against the EU's wishes.

    The conservatives still have won this election. May has lost, but if she goes it'll be Boris, and that should make you worried as you are so opposed to the result of the Brexit.

    I am well informed I just don't play teacher all the time on this forum. I have an opinion and I can do a post in simple terms and still get my point accross.
  • GBFGBF
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    I also think that the Brexit debate was hardly an issue for the election result since both, Corbyn and May had no controversy about that.

    However, the result will probably delay the Brexit negotiations. This will be problematic for both, the UK and the EU since so many solutions and agreements have to be made within the next two years. It is hardly beleivable that there is a final agreement on UK-EU-relations after the Brexit is finally in force in 2019.
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    Funny how German-language based media dreams about a Labour government.
    As if the party that has won the election, in this case the Tories wouldn't have the right to form a government.
    One without a majority and that is nothing new to the UK.

    Corbyn meanwhile thinks Labour has won this election, that's just too funny. They have gained seats, that's about all. There's still a considerable gap between them and the Conservatives.
    And without the young votes, Labour would be nowhere, so it's the dreamers that have helped Corbyn gain seats. Still perfectly alright of course.
    But the pattern is obvious and still the same everywhere. First you are left then you see what working life is like, you have a family and the dreams are replaced by hard reality.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Flying round the stage like a lizard and that.
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    Mrcoggins wrote: »
    Another one in November by the looks of things what will Brenda from Bristol make of it !!...

    Could it be 1974 all over again?!
  • RC7RC7
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    Looks like May has struck the expected deal with the DUP.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Flying round the stage like a lizard and that.
    edited June 2017 Posts: 12,869
    RC7 wrote: »
    Looks like May has struck the expected deal with the DUP.

    I'm a UUP voter (and very disappointed but that we lost South Antrim to the DUP) and Fermanagh and South Tyrone to Sinn Fein) is still good news for unionism at large, Brexit and the UK. By my counting on the figures it would give may a low majority of about 3 seats, one less than Harold Wilson had after the October 1964 General Election and still not terribly workable. That could mean another election is on the cards later in the year.
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    May looks like a loser right now but in the end she has won the Tories a full term.
    And when had Labour last a PM??
    Doesn't look like the British want a Labour PM anytime soon.

    This is not Italy yet.
  • MrcogginsMrcoggins Following in the footsteps of Quentin Quigley.
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    I'd love to be a fly on the wall at the next cabinet meeting!.
    No overall majority and a deal to be done with the DUP
    That's about as much use as a one legged man in an arse kicking contest.
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