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 Yulehide » Fri May 19, 2017 9:39 pm

Wrathy wrote:
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Errkal wrote:It seems like the start of a regime.

Control people's access to the world and what news and information they can and can't see.

It feels more and more may is trying to kick off some sort of dictatorship, kick the UK to brexit to cause a crash, blame the EU for it, take emergency powers, take over fully.


This.

May is rapidly becoming a fascist dictator and people are too stupid to realise.


I feel like this is a very grand statement when, in the grand scheme of things, very little has tangibly changed under her leadership.


I've probably just watched V for Vendetta a few too many times.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by DML » Fri May 19, 2017 10:25 pm

Wrathy wrote:
Ironhide wrote:
Errkal wrote:It seems like the start of a regime.

Control people's access to the world and what news and information they can and can't see.

It feels more and more may is trying to kick off some sort of dictatorship, kick the UK to brexit to cause a crash, blame the EU for it, take emergency powers, take over fully.


This.

May is rapidly becoming a fascist dictator and people are too stupid to realise.


I feel like this is a very grand statement when, in the grand scheme of things, very little has tangibly changed under her leadership.


She is suggesting a controlled internet, fox hunting and removing lunches off children. She's moving ridiculously far to the right. The worst thing is she is gaffe central, she's absolutely rubbish.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by lex-man » Fri May 19, 2017 10:42 pm

Her first large changes are about to come into effect. She hasn't been PM for very long really.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by Grumpy David » Sat May 20, 2017 8:14 am

Personally I don't think her manifesto is as radical as it could be given how pathetic her competition is.

She could probably afford to swing more to the right than she currently is and still win a landslide.

Wouldn't mind her poaching the legalise and tax weed policy that the Lib Dems have. Always seemed an unwinnable war to oppose something that relatively to alcohol and cigarettes is so harmless.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by Meep » Sat May 20, 2017 9:11 am

Agreed. I too wish the Conservatives would go further right. I would love nothing more than for them to alienate the centre ground and reduce their popularity.


.... and how is legalising weed right wing, anyway? It's supported by social liberals of all stripes.

satriales wrote:Hearing people talk politics for the first time at work today was quite disheartening. Nobody seemed to have actually read the manifestos they've just seen the headlines on the Daily Mail. I heard the word '1970s' several times, someone mentioned giving money to poor people as if was a bad thing, there was a conversation about the recent ransomware attack and that it would have been worse under Labour (even though they manage the Welsh NHS and weren't affected by the attack), and a manager went on a huge rant about how evil Labour are for wanting to cap bosses pay if they want public contracts, as if that is the most serious issue we face as a country. No one in the office would be affected by it but for some reason everyone seemed to agree with him.

I'm in Surrey so Tories are guaranteed to win here anyway, but if the number of illogical or misinformed arguments I heard today is any indication then the country is going to let the Tories do as they have promised.


Yeah, the tabloids have managed to brain wash people even here in NI and the Cons aren't even really competing here. I had a colleague who said he hoped Corbyn didn't win because he was an 'IRA sympathiser'. This same guy is a strong supporter of the peace process, which only came about when the government started talking to those linked to the IRA! I am not a fan of Corbyn's leadership but he does have an uncanny knack of being on the right side of history. Interestingly the guy agreed when I pointed this out. It seems they just need to hear from someone outside the echo chamber.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by lex-man » Sat May 20, 2017 9:46 am

There is no way May would ever legalise weed.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Sat May 20, 2017 9:49 am

lex-man wrote:There is no way May would ever legalise weed.


This. She's more likely to make it class A than she is to legalise it.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by lex-man » Sat May 20, 2017 9:53 am

Moggy wrote:
lex-man wrote:There is no way May would ever legalise weed.


This. She's more likely to make it class A than she is to legalise it.


Agreed. May is the worst leader for legalisation of weed. She rewrote a drug report to make drugs seem worse.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by Harry Ellis » Sat May 20, 2017 10:06 am

Moggy wrote:
lex-man wrote:There is no way May would ever legalise weed.

This. She's more likely to make it class A than she is to legalise it.

Agreed. Karl wrote a post about her being a massive authoritarian some time before she became PM and he's been proven right thus far. No way would she ever legalise weed.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by Lastpostamorph » Sat May 20, 2017 10:32 am

I dunno. She seems to be on some pretty hard stuff so might fancy making it easier for her to get.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Sat May 20, 2017 10:33 am

Lagamorph wrote:I dunno. She seems to be on some pretty hard stuff so might fancy making it easier for her to get.


Eating the souls of small children is not the same as weed.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by Tell Karl his brother is dead » Sat May 20, 2017 10:34 am

Moggy wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:I dunno. She seems to be on some pretty hard stuff so might fancy making it easier for her to get.


Eating the souls of small children is not the same as weed.


According to Tory rhetoric on drug use, weed is much worse.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Sat May 20, 2017 10:37 am

Karl wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:I dunno. She seems to be on some pretty hard stuff so might fancy making it easier for her to get.


Eating the souls of small children is not the same as weed.


According to Tory rhetoric on drug use, weed is much worse.


You misunderstand May. If she legalises child soul eating then everyone will do it, causing a shortage of souls for her to consume. Think she looks like a corpse now? Imagine what would happen without her daily child soul intake.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by Tell Karl his brother is dead » Sat May 20, 2017 10:40 am

:lol: One day I think I should compile the GRcade "Theresa May is an eldritch horror" canon into some kind of 'fan'fiction.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by Lastpostamorph » Sat May 20, 2017 10:41 am

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Sat May 20, 2017 10:43 am

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Actual footage there of a child soul being digested.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by Mistletooth » Sat May 20, 2017 11:24 am



Labour are being successfully repositioned as a protest party in the eyes of voters like this one.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by lex-man » Sat May 20, 2017 11:32 am

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Labour are being successfully repositioned as a protest party in the eyes of voters like this one.


That video is a good argument for ending democracy.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by KK » Sat May 20, 2017 11:36 am

Alan Sugar has come out in support of May and said "I'd vote for her". He's always been Labour.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Sat May 20, 2017 11:37 am

Cuttooth wrote:

Labour are being successfully repositioned as a protest party in the eyes of voters like this one.


People are so strawberry floating stupid. :fp:

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