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Are the British elections clean like in Canada, or is there a lot of cheating going on, like in the US?

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RE: British Politics Thread
Seats won · 335/650 seats declared
Party and leader
Seats
Labour
Jeremy Corbyn
154
23.7%
Conservative
Theresa May
140
21.5%
Scottish National Party
Nicola Sturgeon
23
3.5%
Democratic Unionist Party
Arlene Foster
8
1.2%
Liberal Democrat
Tim Farron
3
0.5%

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Utterly astonishing result. An utter fuck up by the Tories, whatever the final result.

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RE: British Politics Thread
425/650 seats declared
Party and leader
Seats
Labour
Jeremy Corbyn
191
29.4%
Conservative
Theresa May
179
27.5%
Scottish National Party
Nicola Sturgeon
28
4.3%

Tory precincts in the Shires are later to report.

I wonder if THE RUSSIANS are hacking the votes right now... Laugh

Odds on Corbyn just dropped to 9 to 4, BBC projects a narrower Tory win 318-267

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RE: British Politics Thread
(06-08-2017 08:57 PM)komatiite Wrote:  

BBC forecast has gone down to 318 for Tories.
06-08-2017 09:27 PM
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Watch the guy behind Corbyn who mouthed the words "terrorist sympathizer".
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Yikes, what a disaster for the tories. May has to go. It should've never been this close. The question is though, is there anyone worth a damn in the party that can lead it.
06-08-2017 09:34 PM
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I guess it's Bo Jo to the rescue, or whoever was at the last couple of Bilderbergs.

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Consolation that the Tories won in my constituency. Most likely no second Scottish independence referendum either.
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Why did May expect her majority to grow when Brexit passed at 52%? The bare majority she had before was pretty accurate of the referendum.

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An utter disaster by May. I raised an eyebrow when I first heard her call the elections and I'm still as befuddled. Surely she can't remain in her seat with these results. She has single-handedly made the British parliamentary situation a nightmare for the delicate years to come.
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I was wrong on the hung parliament thing, (I'll take my lashes in the Tower of London thanks), but what a total fuck up! Laugh

Even someone like Corbyn and Abbot can get plenty of votes so god help us when the socialist bloc get a real charming leader.

Tories didn't realise this was Brexit part deux for the Remoaners and they slapped her with it. She needs to go and fuck off.
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(06-09-2017 01:03 AM)Vicious Wrote:  An utter disaster by May. I raised an eyebrow when I first heard her call the elections and I'm still as befuddled. Surely she can't remain in her seat with these results. She has single-handedly made the British parliamentary situation a nightmare for the delicate years to come.

Would be ok with her going as at times she can seem like a globalist puppet. Need a no nonsense leader.
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At the moment we are at 315 + 10 including DUP. Which gets us passed 321 when deducting Sin Fein.

As a second place "prize" I'll take it. Unfortunately it's not wise
For May to go. She did win the largest party and the country doesn't need that disruption again. So we are stuck with her for a few years.

I don't know much about DUP but aren't they nationalist conversvatives? That could help favor our brexit negotiations as well as foster improved Britain-Irish relations.

As far as I am aware there are still as of this moment 4 seats still up for grabs. Conservatives might not have an otherall majority but there is enough parties with similar views to make up the balance.
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Fucked up real time, however she is now legitimized (if she gets to power). I'm still playing by my kamikaze theory that she does not want to win and/or get to power, so that Corbin pushes for a drawback on article 50.

Is it possible to cancel Brexit? either through negotiations or voting?
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What a very depressing outcome, though not so surprising given the clear trend in the polling over the past months. The ineptness of the Conservatives is truly staggering.

We are in a very bad way as a country. The likelihood still seems that the Tories and DUP will form a majority. The DUP leader has suggested May may need to stand down though, so that could be a major sticking point.

The alternative, too awful for words, is that Labour, Plyd Cymru, Sin Feinn, the SNP and the Lib Dems all form a coalition. Holding that together might be tough, but those parties are all allied by their hatred of the Conservatives, and most of them will see it as an opportunity to push for devolution/leaving the Union. If that coalition gets formed then this country will be ripped apart from its seams, and there'll be no putting it back together again.

Brexit, in any meaningful form, is almost certainly off the table now too. 4 Conservative MPs have been on my radio this morning saying how it is a rejection of the 'Hard Brexit' approach. This is a good time for the appeasers, and we will all be much worse for it.
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UKIP just got cunted.
06-09-2017 04:15 AM
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At least Wee Jimmy Krankee and the smug toad got egg on their faces north of the wall.

Was this a deliberate fuck up by May to scupper Brexit?
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As bad as the results are for Brexit negotiations and the general health of the country there's a silver lining in watching Theresa May receive her just deserts.

She is a globalist, sharia law sympathising Remainer who promised to end internet freedom in response to jihadist terror. Anyone expecting her to walk into EU negotiations carrying the hopes and dreams of genuine conservative patriots was kidding themselves.

Hopefully there is a Tory/DUP coalition and May lets the door hit her on the way out.

Also, I fear there will be considerable unrest and hysteria from Corbynites when the reality that the Tories will still be forming the government begins to set in. It speaks to their expectations that Corbyn is publicly claiming himself the winner despite, you know, not winning.
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Conservative-DUP alliance confirmed. 328 seats

Absolute majority of 2

The positive:
- Go and have a read about the DUP: Pro-Brexit, anti-gay-marriage, pro-strong family and much, much more conservative than the UK Conservative party. The progressives are going to be very angry about this. Not even the biggest fan of them, but they at least have a backbone and are true conservatives.
- Likely Theresa May will resign. Come in Boris/David Davis.

The negative:
- Monumental fuck up from Theresa May. Down to a majority of two seats. That can be taken away very soon through by-elections

Unbelievable day. One of the seats in Scotland was one by TWO votes. Two Tory seats were won by 45 and 31 votes respectively.
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(06-09-2017 04:37 AM)Matsufubu Wrote:  Was this a deliberate fuck up by May to scupper Brexit?

I'd bet my right bollock it was.

Or rather, May was manipulated by the forces that really pull the strings.

Politics isn't what the Establishment pretend to us it is.
A huge part of it is just an illusion.

What the crooks can't accept is that we're sick to death of Brussels and the immigrants.
But some people swung back to Labour because they're sick of sinking wages, shit services and May cronies like the Eton gang, Starbucks, BAe etc getting away with everything. We're also sick of the "Blair babes" that Blair used to destroy left of centre politics ie globalists/luvvies ie priviledged, immigrant/homo loving men hating shysters
who should really be in the Liberal or Conservative Party.
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I'm going to put my neck out and say it:

I'm genuinely happy with this result if the following happens:

- The D.U.P come in and remind the Tories what conservatism really is (Raheem Kassam has pointed this out as a positive)
- The Tories win the Kensington seat which is still being counted
- Theresa May leaves and is replaced with Boris Johnson/David Davis/A Brexit P.M
- No by-elections are held for five years

That would arguably be better than the situation we had: A majority of fifteen seats, with us all being held hostage by a remainer, globalist M.P that doesn't care about Brexit

We'll see, maybe I'm completely off
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Well, that was an object lesson on the consequences of arrogance and hubris. Theresa May put too much faith in the opinion polls, assumed she had an unassailable lead and Corbyn was so unpopular that the electorate would just swallow whatever shit she served up. She was wrong. I don't know who she took advice from - not many people by all accounts - but that social care policy was just suicide. Anyone could have told her taking away pensioners' houses would go down about as easily as a nun's knickers. Yes, I know it all has to be paid for, but just coming straight out with it like she did was like dropping your guard and presenting your chin to be punched. Her poll rating really went into free-fall after that. Add onto that the obsession with internet encryption and snooping and even I had to hold my nose before voting for the Tories.
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May is an idiotic cunt who gets wet for terrorists. That's all.

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If Boris takes over, I think this was a brilliant result that's come out of nowhere
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