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#1 2015-05-07 21:13:15

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2015 UK General Election

With 636 of 650 seats declared (as of time of posting), David Cameron looks set to remain in office in 10 Downing Street for another five years. The Conservatives currently have 320 seats and need a further 5 of the remaining 14 seats to get the overall majority. But even if there is a hung parliament, a simple power-sharing deal with the DUP will be enough for Cameron to retain his government.

It all means Nick Clegg will no longer be Deputy Prime Minister of the UK – hooray! Who can forget or forgive what that big liar did in the last election? Five years ago, the Liberal Democrats promised that they would not increase tuition fees; then, as soon as they got to share power with the Tories, they did a complete U-turn and said tuition fees should rise. That was what did it for the Lib Dems this time round. Just look at the Lib Dems now! They have lost 46 seats and gained none – NONE – in their worst ever performance in a general election in their whole history. Serve them right!


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#2 2015-05-07 22:12:17

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Re: 2015 UK General Election

I heard Ed Miliband is expected to quit due to the disappointing result.


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#3 2015-05-07 23:39:09

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Re: 2015 UK General Election

And the Conservatives have got their majority. With 7 seats still to be declared, they have 326 seats.


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#4 2015-05-07 23:55:25

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Re: 2015 UK General Election


I wish I was in Dixie, Hooray! Hooray!...
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#5 2017-04-20 01:11:08

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Re: 2015 UK General Election

The UK will officially be holding another general election this year, and we will go to the polls on the 8th of June.

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#6 2017-04-21 22:59:36

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Re: 2015 UK General Election

Current predictions (according to electoralcalculus.co.uk):

electoralcalculus18apr_resized.png

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#7 Yesterday 00:01:29

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Re: 2015 UK General Election

Looks complicated.


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#8 Today 02:02:46

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Re: 2015 UK General Election

Complicated in what way?


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#9 Today 02:18:32

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Re: 2015 UK General Election

Lots of parties.


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#10 Today 04:38:34

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Re: 2015 UK General Election

Apparently, but really there's only two:  the 'in it for how much I can make' party and the 'I really want to make the world a better place' party, which is everyone else.

Unfortunately, the media tend to promote the former.  swear

Bob


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#11 Today 05:46:30

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Re: 2015 UK General Election

bob bundy wrote:

Apparently, but really there's only two:  the 'in it for how much I can make' party and the 'I really want to make the world a better place' party, which is everyone else.

Unfortunately, the media tend to promote the former.  swear

Bob

It's going to be an interesting election. I'm almost certain that the Conservatives will win: most predict a landslide, but I suspect they'll have an increased majority, but not quite as large as they hope. The Tories want to make the election about Brexit. The Labour party (at least, Corbyn, anyway) want to make it about the people versus the establishment. The Lib Dems, having nothing to lose (considering they were decimated in the previous election) will be running on the hope that people who voted Remain in the EU referendum last year will vote for them, as they are promising a second referendum. However, Tim Farron has ruled out a coalition with Labour, yet does not rule out a coalition with the Tories -- and we all remember what happened the last time they did that. I am paying £36000 in tuition fees instead of £12000, in part due to Nick Clegg's broken promise -- and I hope the voters do not forget that. The Greens are pushing for a liberal alliance, and I'm not quite sure what UKIP want to do -- their party's aims have already been achieved (Brexit), so it would be of no surprise to see them lose support to the Conservatives, who are the closest politically to UKIP (not including minor parties such as the BNP).

I will be voting for Mr. Corbyn's Labour, but I don't think he'll do very well. No matter how appealing some of his policies are (and indeed, the public tend to be in favour of his policies, on the whole), he is perceived as being weak and ineffectual, which has not been helped by the people in his own party constantly knifing him in the back, and that probably wouldn't change even if Corbyn came to power.

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