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How will you vote in the 2019 UK General Election?

Conservative
1
6%
Labour
7
41%
Liberal Democrat
4
24%
SNP
0
No votes
Brexit
1
6%
Green
2
12%
Plaid Cymru
0
No votes
Other
0
No votes
Won't Vote
2
12%
 
Total votes: 17

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Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby Kanwulf » Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:06 am

Why are they giving a vote to under 18s :?

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Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby Gandalf the Red » Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:17 am

That's one of my viewpoints as well. You can't buy alcohol or cigarettes, yet you can vote in probably the most important election in British history?
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Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby Kanwulf » Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:34 am

I was told that without the younger vote, it would be a landslide No victory. Not sure how true that is, I'm so ignorant and out of touch with this whole subject :lol:
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Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby euantehclansman » Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:37 am

I have more of a problem with idiots getting a vote, people should be IQ tested first ;)
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Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby Gandalf the Red » Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:41 am

It was bad enough when they gave votes to women. ;)
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Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby Smerphy » Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:14 am

Blake_Porter wrote:I was told that without the younger vote, it would be a landslide No victory. Not sure how true that is, I'm so ignorant and out of touch with this whole subject :lol:


Not true, I know very few Yes voters that are my age. The rest are all No voters and have the stupidest reasoning for it.
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Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby Matty_the_Emo_Slayer » Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:58 am

Ian Paisley just popped his clogs. I'll take that as a good omen for a yes outcome. Over his dead body and all...
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Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby CrappyMike » Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:18 pm

Smerphy wrote:
Blake_Porter wrote:I was told that without the younger vote, it would be a landslide No victory. Not sure how true that is, I'm so ignorant and out of touch with this whole subject :lol:


Not true, I know very few Yes voters that are my age. The rest are all No voters and have the stupidest reasoning for it.

There's plenty of stupid reasoning on both sides unfortunately. I think the stupidest thing of all is how anyone can be undecided, when its such a simple question. You either want things to change or you dont. We have as much information as we're getting so just make a damn decision already.
Whichever way it goes, I'll be glad when its over. I'm sick of seeing and hearing about it everywhere I go. I know for a fact a lot of yes voters expect change immediately, which is unrealistic, so I take comfort in the fact the SNP probably won't last much longer. Regardless of what I vote in the referendum, yes or no, i'll not support the SNP.

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Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby Bisset » Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:15 pm

CrappyMike wrote:Whichever way it goes, I'll be glad when its over


Oh Mike your child like optimism amuses me.

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Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby MetalBeast » Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:33 pm

euantehclansman wrote:I have more of a problem with idiots getting a vote, people should be IQ tested first ;)


I see the problem as being uninformed voting rather than less intelligent people voting. Even a card-carrying Mensa member can vote without bothering to look into each option properly.
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Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby Jim » Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:50 pm

Matty_the_Emo_Slayer wrote:Ian Paisley just popped his clogs. I'll take that as a good omen for a yes outcome. Over his dead body and all...

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Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby CrappyMike » Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:17 pm

Bisset wrote:
CrappyMike wrote:Whichever way it goes, I'll be glad when its over


Oh Mike your child like optimism amuses me.

Regardless of the result this isn't going away for a long time. I'm planning on steering clear of Facebook.

Yeah I imagine so. My hope is if its a no vote, the yes supporters will have a bitch for for a few weeks and the vast majority will then the shut the fuck up. The no supporters have been far less annoying I have to say.

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Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby Gandalf the Red » Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:47 am

Matty_the_Emo_Slayer wrote:Ian Paisley just popped his clogs. I'll take that as a good omen for a yes outcome. Over his dead body and all...


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Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby euantehclansman » Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:27 am

MetalBeast wrote:
euantehclansman wrote:I have more of a problem with idiots getting a vote, people should be IQ tested first ;)


I see the problem as being uninformed voting rather than less intelligent people voting. Even a card-carrying Mensa member can vote without bothering to look into each option properly.


Yes, that's what I was getting at. Wasnae being serious ;)
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Re: Scottish Independence thread

Postby Smerphy » Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:19 am

MetalBeast wrote:
euantehclansman wrote:I have more of a problem with idiots getting a vote, people should be IQ tested first ;)


I see the problem as being uninformed voting rather than less intelligent people voting. Even a card-carrying Mensa member can vote without bothering to look into each option properly.


I'm pretty sure if you're voting on something this massive, and then not doing any research, that makes you an idiot. :lol:
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