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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PostRe: UK General Election 2015
by Tomous » Mon May 11, 2015 11:59 pm

Memento Mori wrote:When has Nigel Farage ever had credibility?



Never, but at least now he agrees with it.

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PostRe: UK General Election 2015
by Cyburn2 » Tue May 12, 2015 12:05 am

Someone's thoughts about the Election


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PostRe: UK General Election 2015
by NickSCFC » Tue May 12, 2015 7:43 am

Cyburn2 wrote:Someone's thoughts about the Election



I do feel as though Scotland has pissed into my vacuous soul.

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PostRe: UK General Election 2015
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Tue May 12, 2015 7:48 am



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

Although the only problem here is the word "banana split" doesn't fully do justice to what Galloway is.

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PostRe: UK General Election 2015
by Somebody Else's Presents » Tue May 12, 2015 8:06 am

Moggy wrote:


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

Although the only problem here is the word "banana split" doesn't fully do justice to what Galloway is.


If there's one thing that all sides of the political spectrum can agree on, it's the Galloway is a banana split. I bet even Saddam turned to his advisors after meeting Galloway and said "what a banana split".

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PostRe: UK General Election 2015
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Tue May 12, 2015 8:20 am

Somebody Else's Problem wrote:
Moggy wrote:


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

Although the only problem here is the word "banana split" doesn't fully do justice to what Galloway is.


If there's one thing that all sides of the political spectrum can agree on, it's the Galloway is a banana split. I bet even Saddam turned to his advisors after meeting Galloway and said "what a banana split".


It takes a really big banana split to make Saddam look like the morally superior guy in the room....

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PostRe: UK General Election 2015
by Dowbocop » Tue May 12, 2015 8:27 am

Al Murray has been dealing with stick from UKIP supporters pretty much since the Thanet result came out, so again, it's not just horrible lefties abusing people on Twitter.

Could you imagine if Galloway AND Lutfur Rahman got done for electoral offences in the same year. I think the feelgood factor would add a couple of billion to the economy :lol:

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PostRe: UK General Election 2015
by degoose » Tue May 12, 2015 8:28 am

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?

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PostRe: UK General Election 2015
by Fatal Exception » Tue May 12, 2015 8:29 am

Moggy wrote:


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

Although the only problem here is the word "banana split" doesn't fully do justice to what Galloway is.

Mr Galloway said he had added more information to his complaints under the Representation of the People Act concerning allegedly "false statements made with the intention of affecting the result of an election". His spokesman said the legal action was at an early stage.


Surely all parties are guilty of this? :slol:

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PostRe: UK General Election 2015
by Saigon Slick » Tue May 12, 2015 8:31 am

NickSCFC wrote:
Cyburn2 wrote:Someone's thoughts about the Election



I do feel as though Scotland has pissed into my vacuous soul.


Boris Johnson's gotten a lot more eloquent.

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PostRe: UK General Election 2015
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Tue May 12, 2015 8:41 am

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?


Thoughts are that your friend is an idiot.

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PostRe: UK General Election 2015
by BID0 » Tue May 12, 2015 8:45 am

Dan. wrote:
BID0 wrote:I imagine a lot of the funding from bankers will back the leave campaign so they are not as regulated out of Europe.


I disagree, don't many large banks and corps base themselves in the UK so as to trade throughout the EU?

I thought Europe was pro regulation? One of the reasons UKIP got backing from the financial sector?

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PostRe: UK General Election 2015
by Seven Posers Posing » Tue May 12, 2015 9:10 am

Back on footballers' wages very, very briefly... from F365 today.

The latest claim (this time from the Daily Mirror) is that Manchester City are prepared to pay Paul Pogba £250,000 per week after tax, which equates to £385,000 before HMRC take their share.


Obscene wages bring obscene tax contributions, too. Hard to complain too much about that.

http://www.football365.com/f365-says/9846473/F365-Says

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PostRe: UK General Election 2015
by degoose » Tue May 12, 2015 9:12 am

Moggy 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?


Thoughts are that your friend is an idiot.

Mine as well, when i asked him for proof of all this crazy talk he gave me a link to newsnow . That was it, i first thought he was on a wind up but seemed to be deadly serious. Crazy bastard.

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PostRe: UK General Election 2015
by lex-man » Tue May 12, 2015 9:12 am

Moggy 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?


Thoughts are that your friend is an idiot.


Well he doesn't know a lot about UK politics. The SNP aren't really that popular in Scotland it's just they dislike all the other parties more.

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PostRe: UK General Election 2015
by Fatal Exception » Tue May 12, 2015 9:24 am

We don't really have a credible alternative to Labour or Tory in England unless you're ignorant or racist.

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PostRe: UK General Election 2015
by Cal » Tue May 12, 2015 9:31 am

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!

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PostRe: RE: Re: UK General Election 2015
by Eighthours » Tue May 12, 2015 9:39 am

Meep wrote:
Eighthours wrote:Overall I think it's good that the Tories get 5 years to clear the deficit. If there is no deficit by the time of the next election, then we can have a real debate on how would be best to run the country with that albatross gone from our necks. I'm looking forward to that, as no party in its current form has all the answers and I enjoy reading all the arguments for different policies.

The deficit won't be clear the deficit by then. The economy is growing at a snails pace and to the point where an intervening factor would easily make it negative, and so long as that continues the target is wildly optimistic even assuming there won't be any hiccups in the global economy in the next five years.


That's why I said 'if'. I'm not sure that the Tories will actually instigate this £12 billion of benefit cuts. We'll see. The economy isn't growing at a snail's pace - the British Chambers of Commerce's forecast is that it will grow by 2.6% this year and 2.5% in 2016. That isn't slow growth by anyone's measure, and is still well ahead of the Eurozone.

I personally doubt that the UK will be running a surplus by the time of the next election, but I do think - as I said above - that the time for a proper debate on how we should run this country in future should take place when we're in the kind of financial position where we can make potentially radical decisions without the burden of the deficit.

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PostRe: UK General Election 2015
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Tue May 12, 2015 9:44 am

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!


Depends on the type of nationalism. The nationalism from the SNP appears to be socially democratic without any racist and/or facist overtones. English nationalism always seems to end up with people chanting "send 'em back where they came from!" or "the foreigners are taking over our country!".

There is also the issue that the English are the dominant force on these islands. It's one thing for a minority to have pride in itself and another thing when it is the dominant force.

I think we should have an English parliament and we need to stop Scottish/Welsh/Northern Irish MPs voting on English only matters. English nationalism might work, but would need to be very careful not to fall into racism and xenophobia.

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PostRe: UK General Election 2015
by Eighthours » Tue May 12, 2015 9:46 am

Moggy wrote:
Eighthours wrote:An anti-austerity protester made his pisspoor sign by using the box for his £600 TV. :lol: I do so love this gooseberry fool.

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Where does it show that he bought that TV? People can get boxes without buying the product you know.

Where does the writing on his sign show that he is against all forms of capitalism? People can disagree with cuts and austerity without rejecting all forms of capitalism you know.

It's a really weird idea you have that all left wingers and/or anti-austerity protesters have to be dirt poor. People can want a fairer society, less cuts and increased socialism without wanting to become a full blown communist state.


It's the lack of self-awareness in the symbolism of the photo. I don't have the idea that left wingers have to be dirt poor at all.


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