The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

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How will you vote in the 2017 UK General Election?

Conservative
9
20%
Labour
21
46%
Liberal Democrat
10
22%
SNP
1
2%
UKIP
2
4%
Green
1
2%
Other
1
2%
Won't Vote
1
2%
 
Total votes: 46

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Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Postby Soze » Tue May 01, 2018 12:10 pm

I'll vote, our current Labour MP is a top bloke, the Tory we had before was an absolute cockwomble. Not that I'd ever vote Tory anyway.

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Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Postby Tet » Tue May 01, 2018 5:08 pm

Metalchemyst wrote:Are any of you gonna vote in the local elections?

Yep. I'll be doing everything I can to vote our current Labour council out of power.
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Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Postby Black Wizard » Tue May 01, 2018 7:10 pm

I have a polling card, but I'm not sure if there's any point in voting. If I remember I always go to vote whatever the election is, but I'm actually moving away from Reading in a couple of weeks and don't know if I'll be living here again so the results could have no bearing on me. :?

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Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Postby Metalchemyst » Wed May 02, 2018 7:35 am

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Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Postby Metalchemyst » Fri May 11, 2018 5:41 pm

https://www.electoral-reform.org.uk/whe ... elections/

"Last week’s local elections were a textbook lesson in why we need to change the way we elect our local councils. From the wrong party winning, to councils with zero scrutiny, using Westminster’s voting system to decide who controls council’s multi-million-pound budgets is a disaster waiting to happen."

https://action.electoral-reform.org.uk/ ... petition/1
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Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Postby Noodle » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:49 am

16% voter turnout in my local council by-election yesterday. 2 candidates - Labour and Independent. Labour got it by around 30 votes.

Good to see democracy alive and well.
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Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Postby Metalchemyst » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:40 am

A very good article on race and immigration from the left-leaning New Statesman:

https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/u ... racist-won
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Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Postby slayerslays » Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:50 pm

I wonder how many 'potentially' academically gifted working class people are unable to fully understand that article due to the fact that Labour got rid of grammar schools and therefore denied them a REAL education to develop their full potential? (personally I think that Labour got rid of grammar schools to stop ordinary people from voting anything other than Labour)

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Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Postby houston4044 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:33 pm

Went to the people's vote march today, never seen such big crowds in my life.

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Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Postby Methuen » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:39 pm

houston4044 wrote:Went to the people's vote march today, never seen such big crowds in my life.


Not more than Princess Eugenie's wedding, surely ?!
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Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Postby Black Wizard » Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:51 pm

houston4044 wrote:Went to the people's vote march today, never seen such big crowds in my life.

But I bet the crowds moved through London faster than the queue at Bloodstock's entrance does.

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Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Postby houston4044 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:39 pm

Black Wizard wrote:But I bet the crowds moved through London faster than the queue at Bloodstock's entrance does.


It's hard to judge if it was because BOA's queue wasn't fit for purpose or the crowd really wanted to hear Sadiq Khan speak :P

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Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Postby houston4044 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:44 am

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Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Postby Haldamir319 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:54 am

'Meaningful Vote' day today. I suspect it fails narrowly (there have been reports of odd MPs switching to support it, though not a lot publically). After which, God knows what happens.
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Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Postby i0th » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:46 pm

Government to lose vote by 150-200, Corbyn to continue doing nothing, referendum on terms of leaving called to gain mandate for the government to act towards either new deal or leaving without a deal, A50 delayed/withdrawn depending on what the EU will wearily accept from May who continues to refuse to resign.
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