The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

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How will you vote in the 2019 UK General Election?

Conservative
1
6%
Labour
7
39%
Liberal Democrat
5
28%
SNP
0
No votes
Brexit
1
6%
Green
2
11%
Plaid Cymru
0
No votes
Other
0
No votes
Won't Vote
2
11%
 
Total votes: 18

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Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Postby houston4044 » Fri May 26, 2017 10:04 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40057115

I'm sure this will come as a shock to no one

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Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Postby Haldamir319 » Tue May 30, 2017 8:04 am

Did anyone watch the Paxman interviews? I missed the actual show, though saw a few clips online and read a few reports. It sounds like neither overly harmed their chances. Slightly more people seem to think Corbyn handled it better. Most seem to agree that Paxman is passed it.

Would anyone agree / disagree with the above?
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Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Postby houston4044 » Tue May 30, 2017 10:43 am

Haldamir319 wrote:Did anyone watch the Paxman interviews? I missed the actual show, though saw a few clips online and read a few reports. It sounds like neither overly harmed their chances. Slightly more people seem to think Corbyn handled it better. Most seem to agree that Paxman is passed it.

Would anyone agree / disagree with the above?


Corbyn came off better for two reasons:
1) For someone people had written off for the last few years he's suddenly come into his own which has taken people aback. He appears alot more credible now than this time last year.
2) He didn't come off po-faced and appeared level headed when he was criticized whereas May seemed rankled and would try and wave off criticism with a slogan (repeat after me, strong and stable leadership :rolleyes:)

Saying that, I wouldn't say May harmed her chances as she performed pretty much in line with what people were expecting, it was Corbyn who punched above his weight a little.

As for Paxman? I think he's just rusty, he's been out of the loop awhile and wasn't his usual pressing self and was a bit more subdued than he used to be. I imagine if he had a bit of a warm up prior (maybe a guest week on Newsnight or something) and he'll be back to his norm.

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Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Postby Haldamir319 » Wed May 31, 2017 7:45 am

For anyone that's interested, Vote For Policies has update their site for the 2017 manifestos.

I got:

7 Labour: Economy, Education, Health/NHS, Immigration, Jobs/Work, Retirement, Tax/Benefits
5 Lib Dem: Crime, Democracy, Equalities/Rights, Europe/Brexit, Foreign Policy/Defence
1 Green: Environment
1 Tory: Housing
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Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Postby Matty_the_Emo_Slayer » Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:22 pm

50% Labour, 25% UKIP, 15% Lib Dem, 10% Tory

I put in the postcode for Buckingham Palace though because I don't actually live in England or Wales. The only main party who run here are Conservative, and aside from not liking any of their policies I can't vote for someone who looks like the Tayto Man.

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Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Postby NeglectedField » Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:04 pm

The "Money Free Party" are standing in my area (Bristol West) :lol:

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Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Postby houston4044 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:02 pm

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I hope the opposition parties run with the slogan "he'll shiv you in the back" :lol:

Considering I live in such a Tory safe seat I'm blown away at the amount of Lib/Lab/UKIP canvassing I'm seeing, first election since '97 that other parties are actually bothering. Part of me hopes we finally ditch our Tory MP, vile woman.

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Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Postby Metalchemyst » Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:25 pm

https://voteforpolicies.org.uk/

My results:
UKIP 42.9%
Green Party 28.6%
Labour 21.4%
Conservatives 7.1%
Liberal Democrats 0.0%

England & Wales:
Labour 25.8%
Green Party 23.9%
Liberal Democrats 22.1%
Conservatives 14.1%
UKIP 13.8%
Plaid Cymru 0.3%
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Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Postby Matty_the_Emo_Slayer » Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:33 am

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Matty_the_Emo_Slayer wrote:
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I hope the opposition parties run with the slogan "he'll shiv you in the back" :lol:


That's the sort of personal attacks that local electioneering in North Down consists of basically! The various Unionist parties have been trying to discredit Sylvia Hermon based on her parliamentary voting record ever since she left the UUP in 2010 and retained the seat as an independent (with a crushing 63.3% majority.) There's even an electoral pact between UUP and DUP to not split the Unionist vote in order to unseat her but she still got 49.2% last time. She'll probably hold the seat til she retires to be honest. Great MP, one of the most dedicated constituency issue representatives in the Commons.
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Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Postby Warlock » Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:33 am

Good too see Lib Dem catching up!
I will be voting for Liberal Democrats (there are only really 2 choices in my area) and hope for a surprise Labour victory.
Such is the power of the Tory control over the media, and extent of their smear campaign and slander towards Corbyn that it's hardly surprising they are in the lead here, and probably overall.
I believe the conservative campaign to be a veil of lies to keep the rich minority in affluence and comfort while everybody else is made too suffer only too feed the top 5%'s insatiable greed.
This is just my opinion though, each to they're own, regardless of what I think though, remember who has control over the media and what you may read.

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Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Postby houston4044 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:20 am

Diane Abbot taking "indefinite leave" as she's "under the weather", bit bloody late in the day to have an effect on anything :lol:

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Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Postby Jobdone » Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:08 am

Was gonna say. Should've been done after her second or third car wreck interview.
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Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Postby Haldamir319 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:55 am

It's now being reported that she's been diagnosed with a long-term illness. Sounds like it could actually be something quite serious.
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Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Postby Tet » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:02 pm

I'm fully expecting her to make a miraculous recovery on Friday. Maybe I'll be proven wrong about that.
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Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Postby Soze » Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:06 pm

Quite surprised to see so many people voting Tory here, historically they've always been the party the metal and alternative scenes hate the most!!