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 after MPs vote 522-13 in favour
by Memento Mori » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:56 am

Moggy wrote:
TigaSefi wrote:Talking of Nigel Farage ; http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39651781


8th time lucky eh Nige?

At this point you have to wonder if he has some kind of public humiliation fetish.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June after MPs vote 522-13 in favour
by Moggy » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:59 am

Memento Mori wrote:
Moggy wrote:
TigaSefi wrote:Talking of Nigel Farage ; http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39651781


8th time lucky eh Nige?

At this point you have to wonder if he has some kind of public humiliation fetish.


1994 by-election Eastleigh UKIP 952 1.7 Not elected
1997 general election Salisbury UKIP 3,332 5.7 Not elected
2001 general election Bexhill and Battle UKIP 3,474 7.8 Not elected
2005 general election South Thanet UKIP 2,079 5.0 Not elected
2006 by-election Bromley and Chislehurst UKIP 2,347 8.1 Not elected
2010 general election Buckingham UKIP 8,410 17.4 Not elected
2015 general election South Thanet UKIP 16,026 32.4 Not elected

I wonder what new place he will try this time?

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June after MPs vote 522-13 in favour
by Cuttooth » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:03 pm

Moggy wrote:
Memento Mori wrote:
Moggy wrote:
TigaSefi wrote:Talking of Nigel Farage ; http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39651781


8th time lucky eh Nige?

At this point you have to wonder if he has some kind of public humiliation fetish.


1994 by-election Eastleigh UKIP 952 1.7 Not elected
1997 general election Salisbury UKIP 3,332 5.7 Not elected
2001 general election Bexhill and Battle UKIP 3,474 7.8 Not elected
2005 general election South Thanet UKIP 2,079 5.0 Not elected
2006 by-election Bromley and Chislehurst UKIP 2,347 8.1 Not elected
2010 general election Buckingham UKIP 8,410 17.4 Not elected
2015 general election South Thanet UKIP 16,026 32.4 Not elected

I wonder what new place he will try this time?

Laying it out like that just reminded me of Seymour Skinner's attempts at astronomy.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June after MPs vote 522-13 in favour
by Alvin Flummux » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:08 pm

Moggy wrote:
Memento Mori wrote:
Moggy wrote:
TigaSefi wrote:Talking of Nigel Farage ; http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39651781


8th time lucky eh Nige?

At this point you have to wonder if he has some kind of public humiliation fetish.


1994 by-election Eastleigh UKIP 952 1.7 Not elected
1997 general election Salisbury UKIP 3,332 5.7 Not elected
2001 general election Bexhill and Battle UKIP 3,474 7.8 Not elected
2005 general election South Thanet UKIP 2,079 5.0 Not elected
2006 by-election Bromley and Chislehurst UKIP 2,347 8.1 Not elected
2010 general election Buckingham UKIP 8,410 17.4 Not elected
2015 general election South Thanet UKIP 16,026 32.4 Not elected

I wonder what new place he will try this time?


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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June after MPs vote 522-13 in favour
by Hexx » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:44 pm

You have to give them credit for having the gumption to try and present a ~35 year long MP and leader of the Opposition Party as "the anti-establishment" candidate.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June after MPs vote 522-13 in favour
by Tineash » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:47 pm

Hexx wrote:You have to give them credit for having the gumption to try and present a ~35 year long MP and leader of the Opposition Party as "the anti-establishment" candidate.


Well if Sanders & Trump can get away with it...

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June after MPs vote 522-13 in favour
by Poser » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:51 pm

Moggy wrote:
Memento Mori wrote:
Moggy wrote:
TigaSefi wrote:Talking of Nigel Farage ; http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39651781


8th time lucky eh Nige?

At this point you have to wonder if he has some kind of public humiliation fetish.


1994 by-election Eastleigh UKIP 952 1.7 Not elected
1997 general election Salisbury UKIP 3,332 5.7 Not elected
2001 general election Bexhill and Battle UKIP 3,474 7.8 Not elected
2005 general election South Thanet UKIP 2,079 5.0 Not elected
2006 by-election Bromley and Chislehurst UKIP 2,347 8.1 Not elected
2010 general election Buckingham UKIP 8,410 17.4 Not elected
2015 general election South Thanet UKIP 16,026 32.4 Not elected

I wonder what new place he will try this time?


I worry that he might try somewhere up North. I can imagine Sunderland being collectively thick enough to vote him in. (And that's not an insult to any individuals there - my wife's a Mackem and I'm sure she'd agree).

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June after MPs vote 522-13 in favour
by Moggy » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:01 pm

Poser wrote:
I worry that he might try somewhere up North. I can imagine Sunderland being collectively thick enough to vote him in. (And that's not an insult to any individuals there - my wife's a Mackem and I'm sure she'd agree).


Other than Carswell (and he was basically just a Tory) in the south, nobody has ever voted for a UKIP MP. I am not sure that anywhere will vote in a UKIP MP this time, what is the point when the Tories will give you exactly what you want?

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June after MPs vote 522-13 in favour
by Poser » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:02 pm

Moggy wrote:
Poser wrote:
I worry that he might try somewhere up North. I can imagine Sunderland being collectively thick enough to vote him in. (And that's not an insult to any individuals there - my wife's a Mackem and I'm sure she'd agree).


Other than Carswell (and he was basically just a Tory) in the south, nobody has ever voted for a UKIP MP. I am not sure that anywhere will vote in a UKIP MP this time, what is the point when the Tories will give you exactly what you want?


I don't think Sunderland will ever vote Tory, though. It's a coal mine thing.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June after MPs vote 522-13 in favour
by Moggy » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:04 pm

Poser wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Poser wrote:
I worry that he might try somewhere up North. I can imagine Sunderland being collectively thick enough to vote him in. (And that's not an insult to any individuals there - my wife's a Mackem and I'm sure she'd agree).


Other than Carswell (and he was basically just a Tory) in the south, nobody has ever voted for a UKIP MP. I am not sure that anywhere will vote in a UKIP MP this time, what is the point when the Tories will give you exactly what you want?


I don't think Sunderland will ever vote Tory, though. It's a coal mine thing.


2015 Sunderland Central:

Labour: 50.2%
Conservative: 23.4%
UKIP: 19.1%
Green: 4.1%
Lib Dem: 2.6%

Looks like they are more likely to vote Tory than UKIP.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June after MPs vote 522-13 in favour
by Poser » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:09 pm

Moggy wrote:
Poser wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Poser wrote:
I worry that he might try somewhere up North. I can imagine Sunderland being collectively thick enough to vote him in. (And that's not an insult to any individuals there - my wife's a Mackem and I'm sure she'd agree).


Other than Carswell (and he was basically just a Tory) in the south, nobody has ever voted for a UKIP MP. I am not sure that anywhere will vote in a UKIP MP this time, what is the point when the Tories will give you exactly what you want?


I don't think Sunderland will ever vote Tory, though. It's a coal mine thing.


2015 Sunderland Central:

Labour: 50.2%
Conservative: 23.4%
UKIP: 19.1%
Green: 4.1%
Lib Dem: 2.6%

Looks like they are more likely to vote Tory than UKIP.


19% is pretty high though, isn't it? I think I meant would never have a Tory majority. I can imagine Labour hemorrhaging votes and those people shifting to UKIP rather than the tories or elsewhere.

I'd also imagine Farage could gather a lot of votes from Brexit dickheads.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June after MPs vote 522-13 in favour
by DML » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:15 pm

Poser wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Poser wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Poser wrote:
I worry that he might try somewhere up North. I can imagine Sunderland being collectively thick enough to vote him in. (And that's not an insult to any individuals there - my wife's a Mackem and I'm sure she'd agree).


Other than Carswell (and he was basically just a Tory) in the south, nobody has ever voted for a UKIP MP. I am not sure that anywhere will vote in a UKIP MP this time, what is the point when the Tories will give you exactly what you want?


I don't think Sunderland will ever vote Tory, though. It's a coal mine thing.


2015 Sunderland Central:

Labour: 50.2%
Conservative: 23.4%
UKIP: 19.1%
Green: 4.1%
Lib Dem: 2.6%

Looks like they are more likely to vote Tory than UKIP.


19% is pretty high though, isn't it? I think I meant would never have a Tory majority. I can imagine Labour hemorrhaging votes and those people shifting to UKIP rather than the tories or elsewhere.

I'd also imagine Farage could gather a lot of votes from Brexit dickheads.


Nah, thats a Labour hold all day long.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June after MPs vote 522-13 in favour
by Moggy » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:15 pm

Poser wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Poser wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Poser wrote:
I worry that he might try somewhere up North. I can imagine Sunderland being collectively thick enough to vote him in. (And that's not an insult to any individuals there - my wife's a Mackem and I'm sure she'd agree).


Other than Carswell (and he was basically just a Tory) in the south, nobody has ever voted for a UKIP MP. I am not sure that anywhere will vote in a UKIP MP this time, what is the point when the Tories will give you exactly what you want?


I don't think Sunderland will ever vote Tory, though. It's a coal mine thing.


2015 Sunderland Central:

Labour: 50.2%
Conservative: 23.4%
UKIP: 19.1%
Green: 4.1%
Lib Dem: 2.6%

Looks like they are more likely to vote Tory than UKIP.


19% is pretty high though, isn't it? I think I meant would never have a Tory majority. I can imagine Labour hemorrhaging votes and those people shifting to UKIP rather than the tories or elsewhere.

I'd also imagine Farage could gather a lot of votes from Brexit dickheads.


19% is pretty high, but lower than the Tories and a strawberry float load less than Labour.

After 7 failures to get elected, I can't imagine Farage will look at standing somewhere where Labour regularly get 50% of the entire vote.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June after MPs vote 522-13 in favour
by captain red dog » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:01 pm

Hexx wrote:You have to give them credit for having the gumption to try and present a ~35 year long MP and leader of the Opposition Party as "the anti-establishment" candidate.

Well his voting record backs him up.

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by Lagamorph » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:43 pm

captain red dog wrote:
Hexx wrote:You have to give them credit for having the gumption to try and present a ~35 year long MP and leader of the Opposition Party as "the anti-establishment" candidate.

Well his voting record backs him up.

Well, when he bothers to vote anyway.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June after MPs vote 522-13 in favour
by Hexx » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:01 pm

Dawn Butler may have set a new high for car crash interviews on the BBC just now...

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by Rex Kramer » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:09 pm

Nigel's now saying he won't stand, I baggsy next week in the 'when will Nigel change his mind sweepstake '.

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June after MPs vote 522-13 in favour
by Rocsteady » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:50 pm

Hexx wrote:Dawn Butler may have set a new high for car crash interviews on the BBC just now...



"This election is Theresa May trying to rig democracy in our country." Dawn Butler, who voted for the election yesterday, on R4

:lol:

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June after MPs vote 522-13 in favour
by Return_of_the_STAR » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:04 pm

Rocsteady wrote:
Hexx wrote:Dawn Butler may have set a new high for car crash interviews on the BBC just now...



"This election is Theresa May trying to rig democracy in our country." Dawn Butler, who voted for the election yesterday, on R4

:lol:


MPs are always scared of voting against an election as it can be used against them. Rivals will say that they were trying to block democracy or they are running scared of losing their seat etc..

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PostRe: The 2017 UK General Election Thread - Snap Election for 8th June after MPs vote 522-13 in favour
by Meep » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:56 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:Nigel's now saying he won't stand, I baggsy next week in the 'when will Nigel change his mind sweepstake '.

There's only so much failure one man can withstand I suppose. What what this be, number eight? Leave voters were happy to elect him as MEP purely because as an anti-European his sole job in the EU parliament was to be as offensive and useless as possible; which he excels at.


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