The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Voting open today from 7am - 10pm

Fed up talking videogames? Why?

Who will you be voting for?

Conservatives
14
11%
Labour
64
50%
UK Independence Party
0
No votes
Liberal Democrats (inc. Alliance)
33
26%
Scottish Nationalists
9
7%
Green Party (inc. Scotland, Northern Ireland)
6
5%
Democratic Unionists
0
No votes
Sinn Féin
0
No votes
Plaid Cymru
0
No votes
Ulster Unionists
0
No votes
Social Democrats
1
1%
Traditional Unionist Voice
0
No votes
People Before Profit Alliance
1
1%
 
Total votes: 128
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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by KK » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:20 pm

In preparation of Labour winning the election I'm currently listening to Corbyn's favourite band...



UB40: Under The Influence of Corbyn. Great album.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by Floex » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:29 pm

76% SNP
67% Liberal Democrat
65% Green
64% Labour
64% Plaid Cymru
57% Sinn Féin
50% Conservative
48% Democratic Unionist
35% British National
32% UKIP

Been thinking Lib Dem but I know my area is very Labour orientated

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by Pancake » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:54 pm

Looking at the poll, and bearing in mind the poll leading up to the referendum, it's quite clear that the opinions of GRCade are not even remotely representative of the country as a whole. I think we can therefore conclude that George Lazenby is the best Bond.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by Moggy » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:56 pm

Pancake wrote:Looking at the poll, and bearing in mind the poll leading up to the referendum, it's quite clear that the opinions of GRCade are not even remotely representative of the country as a whole. I think we can therefore conclude that George Lazenby is the best Bond.


:lol:

We are all quite young though and there are lots of older people in the country as a whole. Assuming we don't all change our minds over the next few years and that the oldies around the UK keep dying off, then it is only a matter of time before the country becomes more and more in tune with the views of GRcade and we should see Timothy Dalton crowned as King Bond.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by OrangeRakoon » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:01 pm

Lib Dems winning the poll both here and on SONM, I knew we were friends for a reason

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by Moggy » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:05 pm

OrangeRakoon wrote:Lib Dems winning the poll both here and on SONM, I knew we were friends for a reason


It's a big turnaround for the Lib Dems on GRcade. The results of our 2015 General Election poll:

Conservative 22%
Labour 33%
Lib Dem 8%

UKIP 4%
Green 15%
SNP 11%
Plaid Cymru
1%
DUP 1%
Sinn Fein 2%
Independent 1%
Other (please state) 4%

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by OrangeRakoon » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:18 pm

Reading East

Reading East Constituency voters side mostly Conservative. You disagree with most Reading East voters on almost all issues, especially Domestic Policy and Healthcare issues. You might want to consider moving to one of these regions.


Oh dear :lol:

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by Moggy » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:23 pm

I just remembered that I have never not voted for the winner (in my constituency not the country!) whenever I have voted. Up until 2015 I voted Lib Dem and always ended up with a Lib Dem MP, in 2015 I switched to Miss Awesome Name and ended up with her as an MP.

I have no idea how Bristol West will vote this time, it’s likely to be either Labour or Lib Dem, so I am interested in this election mainly to see in if I can keep my awesome record going.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by OrangeRakoon » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:30 pm

Meanwhile I've never voted for the winner

Thanks moggy :(

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by Moggy » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:31 pm

OrangeRakoon wrote:Meanwhile I've never vote for the winner

Thanks moggy :(


It's not my fault you live in an area full of banana splits. :lol:

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by KK » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:28 pm

BBC News wrote:Theresa May has ruled out cuts to the UK foreign aid budget if she wins the election but doubts have been cast on other existing Conservative pledges.

The prime minister said the commitment to spending 0.7% of national income on aid "will remain" although it must be spent "in the most effective way".

It follows speculation [FROM THE DAILY MAIL] she was ready to drop it from the Tory manifesto.

But she declined to guarantee existing spending on state pensions which ensures a minimum 2.5% annual increase.

Meanwhile, Chancellor Philip Hammond has hinted that a pledge in the 2015 Conservative manifesto not to raise income tax, VAT or National Insurance before 2020 could be abandoned

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39670703

What with budget cuts elsewhere, that lock on pensions can't stay, it's simply not fair.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by Grumpy David » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:35 pm

Foreign aid budget. :fp:

That's 13 billion a year down the drain. Imagine using that to fund new social housing or fund cancer treatments currently deemed too expensive etc.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by Lagamorph » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:37 pm

Imagine using it to make the world a better place in general for everyone.

The foreign aid budget doesn't need to be cut, but it does need to be spent smarter.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by Squinty » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:39 pm

KK wrote:
BBC News wrote:Theresa May has ruled out cuts to the UK foreign aid budget if she wins the election but doubts have been cast on other existing Conservative pledges.

The prime minister said the commitment to spending 0.7% of national income on aid "will remain" although it must be spent "in the most effective way".

It follows speculation [FROM THE DAILY MAIL] she was ready to drop it from the Tory manifesto.

But she declined to guarantee existing spending on state pensions which ensures a minimum 2.5% annual increase.

Meanwhile, Chancellor Philip Hammond has hinted that a pledge in the 2015 Conservative manifesto not to raise income tax, VAT or National Insurance before 2020 could be abandoned

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39670703

What with budget cuts elsewhere, that lock on pensions can't stay, it's simply not fair.


Watch as it does despite being completely unsustainable. Gotta protect those old people votes.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by Moggy » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:50 pm

Grumpy David wrote:Foreign aid budget. :fp:

That's 13 billion a year down the drain. Imagine using that to fund new social housing or fund cancer treatments currently deemed too expensive etc.


:fp:

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by Meep » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:52 pm

I'm guessing the triple lock will be culled, as will a lot of other things. Looking at private borrowing and indebtedness, combined with pricing prices we are going to see a significant slow down in consumer spending over the next few years and stagnant GDP. That's before you consider the negative impact of Brexit on trade after 2019, at which point a technical recession is quite possible. Assuming the Conservatives don't just completely throw their previous policy on the deficit out the window, there are going to have to be new austerity measures. The problem is they have already cut back on most of the unpopular areas so now things like pensions are the only place were much fat can be trimmed.

They have three choices:
1. Start borrowing a lot more (and eat a massive plate of crow as the "long term plan" is finally completely demolished)
2. Raise taxation (May would face opposition from her own party on this but she could easily get Labour support)
3. Slaughter sacred cows (pensions, which could devastate their voter base)

I would bet on either 1 or 3. There's a chance they might go for a borrowing spree and count on a friendly press to bury the news, I suppose. Government borrowing isn't something most voters notice and with Labour in the wilderness any accusations can be easily crushed under a tide of red top fury and character assassination.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by Lotus » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:03 pm

I don't really have a problem with foreign aid - we're very fortunate, a rich country, and should help others when we can - but I do have questions about sending aid to countries with space and nuclear weapon programs, and countries like Nigeria...wealthiest country in Africa, highly corrupt, etc. Surely there are other countries in greater need. Think it needs re-distributing rather than decreasing.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by Errkal » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:26 pm

Grumpy David wrote:Foreign aid budget. :fp:

That's 13 billion a year down the drain. Imagine using that to fund new social housing or fund cancer treatments currently deemed too expensive etc.


Yeah strawberry float helping other counties that need our help, they should just strawberry float of develop on their own!

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by Drumstick » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:49 pm

Moggy wrote:I just remembered that I have never not voted for the winner (in my constituency not the country!) whenever I have voted. Up until 2015 I voted Lib Dem and always ended up with a Lib Dem MP, in 2015 I switched to Miss Awesome Name and ended up with her as an MP.

I have no idea how Bristol West will vote this time, it’s likely to be either Labour or Lib Dem, so I am interested in this election mainly to see in if I can keep my awesome record going.

It's highly possible that GRcade may hold another vote to determine help you decide who you vote for.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by Return_of_the_STAR » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:16 pm

I don't think foreign aid should be cut. Maybe review where and how it is spent. But I think it's quite important.

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