UK General Election 2015

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Who are you voting for?

Conservative
34
22%
Labour
52
33%
Lib Dem
12
8%
UKIP
7
4%
Green
23
15%
SNP
18
11%
Plaid Cymru
1
1%
DUP
1
1%
Sinn Fein
3
2%
Independent
1
1%
Other (please state)
6
4%
 
Total votes: 158
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Eighthours
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PostRe: UK General Election 2015
by Eighthours » Tue May 12, 2015 7:30 pm

Somebody Else's Problem wrote:I have a new favourite Twitter account:







:lol: :lol: :lol:

Amazing.

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PostRe: UK General Election 2015
by Cyburn2 » Tue May 12, 2015 7:53 pm

The Tory Government will be good for the likes of Owen Jones, Lee Jasper and all the left wing protest groups as it keeps them busy.

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PostRe: UK General Election 2015
by Squinty » Tue May 12, 2015 7:56 pm

The Iain Duncan Smith one. Amazing.

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PostRe: UK General Election 2015
by Stugene » Tue May 12, 2015 7:56 pm

Cal wrote:
degoose wrote:Hey guys i've got an old friend who is scottish and now lives in Canada,he started talking politics and it was very interesting. His thoughts are that the SNP are really popular all over the UK and everyone in England wanted to vote for them but couldn't so that's why they aren't running the country,people in England want the Scottish border to also be moved so far south it is below Manchester so Manchester would be part of Scotland officially and Scotland can go independent any time they like now they just haven't.

Thoughts?


My thoughts about the SNP follow on from a comment I saw posted in another place. The poster suggested that whenever we hear SNP members talking about nationalism for Scotland, we substitute 'England' and 'English' for 'Scotland' and 'Scottish' and ask ourselves whether such nationalist talk would be acceptable to the media in the way the SNP's seems to be?

And if not, why not? Could double standards possibly be at work? Perish the thought!


That argument is an old white supremacy argument where they say "Why can black people talk about how they are proud to be black, but we can't?". (Just a little history, as it doesn't have topical significance.)

The same answer applies: Because English people are not a minority inside the UK. They do not need greater representation, nor would breaking up a union which serves their majority be in their favour.

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PostRe: UK General Election 2015
by Winckle » Tue May 12, 2015 8:19 pm

Cal wrote:
Dan. wrote:And my mindset is far from lazy - in fact, as I recall, I gave plenty of valid reasons for considering the political party that is UKIP to be racist in another thread on this very forum, and three times you simply dismissed it as "my opinion" without a single valid counterpoint. Which is far closer to laziness than any posting behaviour I have exhibited. Just because you're comfortable with your own wilful delusions doesn't mean they don't deserve to be challenged. UKIP are a racist party, trading off the incorrect notions that immigration is bad and our continued membership of EU is bad; notions gladly perpetuated by a cynical gutter press keen to sell papers.


This is why Labour are facing five years in the political wilderness, whilst simultaneously imploding. Until you can get over your infantile accusations of 'waaycism!' and even begin to consider there might actually be problem with open-door immigration I'm afraid I reserve the right to take your valuable insights with more than a little pinch of salt.

Getting real sick of you writing gooseberry fool like "Waaycism"

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PostRe: UK General Election 2015
by Alvin Flummux » Tue May 12, 2015 8:39 pm

Immigrants are a net gain for the economy, particularly given the declining birth rate, Cal. Your anti-immigration position is economically untenable in the long run, even if it is a popular one today.

Public opinion will shift in time.

Jupiter is in your sun sign this week, making it pretty crowded in there, what with Jupiter being the largest of the planets and all.
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PostRe: UK General Election 2015
by jamcc » Tue May 12, 2015 9:58 pm

Moggy wrote:
jamcc wrote:Hey I'm not right wing. I'm a healthy blend of left and right. IMO. :shifty:


The joke wouldn't have worked if I had said:

See yet another example of a healthy blend of left and right wing poster calling a leftie a banana split. ;)


;)


Okay, cool. No problemo.

You strawberry floating leftie apologist banana split.

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PostRe: UK General Election 2015
by Moggy » Tue May 12, 2015 10:20 pm

jamcc wrote:
Moggy wrote:
jamcc wrote:Hey I'm not right wing. I'm a healthy blend of left and right. IMO. :shifty:


The joke wouldn't have worked if I had said:

See yet another example of a healthy blend of left and right wing poster calling a leftie a banana split. ;)


;)


Okay, cool. No problemo.

You strawberry floating leftie apologist banana split.


Admit it, you only opened this box to see what abuse I wrote back to you. You are now going to have to leave feeling empty and disappointed.

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PostRe: UK General Election 2015
by Garth » Tue May 12, 2015 11:07 pm

Locking this up now, time to move over to the politics thread:
t:discussion-the-politics-thread-20?f=7&start=4040

Please remember, unlike this thread the politics thread is a 'Discussion' thread, so bear that in mind when posting there.

This thread will be archived tomorrow.

Cheers!

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