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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 11-30-2019, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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UK election (again lol) thread 2019


This forum is pretty dead, but I guess since this thread doesn't exist I will just make it and copy and paste my post from the type what you're thinking about thread in here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-...channel=social

https://twitter.com/BBCPolitics/stat...48372060913667

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-the-papers-50567551

Biased much lol?

Edit: Oh this is an interesting development:


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Even if I weren't a leftist I'd still vote to keep the Tories out of power purely for the sake of the NHS if I lived in the UK, if the Tory party is anything like the Republican party (and I think it is) then it functions to privatize, and it will surely continue to chip away at the NHS slowly putting it in private hands, and when you privatize a service that's a bell that becomes pretty damn hard to unring. I sometimes wonder if the average person in the UK grasps the reality of living w/ a private healthcare system, if not it maybe makes it harder to understand the urgency of making sure the NHS get's properly funded rather than running the risk of it's continued deterioration under the Tories.
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I'll vote for anyone except the tories and the sub tory brexit party
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So, apparently, the Simpleton gave an abysmal interview with Andrew Marr this morning, which, as I understand it, is quite the feat.


He's so hopelessly unfit to be Prime Minister. He has no idea what he's talking about, he's hopelessly incompetent, a liar, a cheat, a racist, a homophobe and a sexist. But, still, there are brain-dead morons who will vote for him. Presumably because, comparing themselves to him, they feel intelligent for the first time in their lives.
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Anyway I said this another thread already but might as well update here I guess since the election is today, voted labour already by post. Don't have optimistic feelings about this election really but we shall see.

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Anyone staying up all night to watch the votes being counted? I'm too much of a foreigner to be allowed near a ballot box (plus I'm from the former Soviet bloc so probably a dangerous communist), but I'm very excited about this ellection. There's a chance of great things. Not a massive chance, but a chance nethertheless.

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^ might end up doing that but I've not long 'fixed' my sleeping pattern for the 75,000th time so kind of want to keep it going. I stayed up for the.. 2015? election I think.

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@Persephone The Dread > Ugh, same problem here. I really should be in bed by 10pm, and I'm currently abroad so it's +2h as well. I figured I'll stick around until it starts to get really painful -_-

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Belgian boi from just across the Straights of Dover here, following things on your end ~
The Dutch are already planning a literal mass waving goodbye event on the beach to our north, but I'm hoping for no disastrous heartbreak yet

And yup, waiting on the BBC to start coverage at GMT+1 and probably gonna stay up all night too. Bye sticking to fixing my pattern

Shoutout to you, comrade @rabidfoxes I've just come back from three weeks in Polska :v
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Hopefully it won't be applicable, but Imma just gonna put it here in anxious anticipation.

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@Euripides > hah, that's pretty awesome. I suppose you and the French could just detach the Eurostar tunnel on the Calais end and the UK could drift away from the continent all on its lonesome.

I'm returning to the UK shortly to work in housing/homelessness, and I expect there will be plenty of work for the next 5 years if Tories win again!


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@Euripides > hah, that's pretty awesome. I suppose you and the French could just detach the Eurostar tunnel on the Calais end and the UK could drift away from the continent all on its lonesome.
Hah, don't give the French any ideas about Calais
And, unless our grubby bureaucrat hand from Brussels doesn't reach out and grab on to you. The North Sea wouldn't be the same without you



Ah, exit polls.




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Damn, the exit polls are out, Labour was crushed. I'm assuming Corbyn's indecisive stance on Brexit had something to do w/ it, which is unfortunate, that doesn't warrant keeping the Conservatives in power imo.
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Most of Scotland will have voted SNP which is a pain. I actually think the Tories are more popular there now than Labour and Scotland is more left wing than the UK in general.

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Damn come on Brighton you can get your green MP back later after we find a way to send the conservatives to the moon.

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It's a shame, the new Labour manifesto was easily the best agenda being put out by any leftist candidate really in any country in a long time, and the UK needs it bad. When we all inevitably fall on hard economic times in the future this is what you're going to get from the Tories (as well as Republicans) "It's time to tighten up our belts a bit during these hard economic times" that means cutting social service budgets left and right, poverty and homelessness will increase, debt will increase, wages will not increase, etc. It's what modern right-wing governments have always done and it's all they'll ever do, and when this all happens right-wingers in the UK won't take a look in the mirror, they'll just blame immigrants.
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Well this is the worst Friday the 13th, including the day/night where I was sick a bunch of times because the sea was really rough, and then had to try and sleep in a small car overnight with 4 other people.

Well, at least my constituency voted labour.

Why are people yelling at Corbyn? It's not his fault capitalism is a nightmare and people are in love with the abusive relationship.

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As the thread's official EU representative: ffs we aren't laughing at you, we're crying with you.

A bright day for neo-liberalism. A dark one for the rest of us.

(but, hey, psst, Scotland ..wink wink)

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Well this is the worst Friday the 13th, including the day/night where I was sick a bunch of times because the sea was really rough, and then had to try and sleep in a small car overnight with 4 other people.

Well, at least my constituency voted labour.

Why are people yelling at Corbyn? It's not his fault capitalism is a nightmare and people are in love with the abusive relationship.
It's frustrating, Liberals, centrists, people in his own party, and the corporate press including the BBC have been demonizing him this whole time and now that he couldn't prevail over all that bulls*** they turn it around on him as if he's responsible for it all. The unfortunate reality is that left wing politics will always have an uphill battle in a neoliberal society.

Anyway, I liked this tweet.


The 18-40 crowd needs to be just as reliable as the older generations when it comes to voting.
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It's frustrating, Liberals, centrists, people in his own party, and the corporate press including the BBC have been demonizing him this whole time and now that he couldn't prevail over all that bulls*** they turn it around on him as if he's responsible for it all. The unfortunate reality is that left wing politics will always have an uphill battle in a neoliberal society.

Anyway, I liked this tweet.


The 18-40 crowd needs to be just as reliable as the older generations when it comes to voting.
Yeah the media have really jumped on him. I looked it up and only 67.4% people voted, which is down from last time.

https://twitter.com/itvnews/status/1205284227895496704

I don't know why people keep bringing up student politics they often don't vote due to not being registered, I didn't vote when I was a student years ago many others I knew didn't, and even when they intend to vote stuff like this happens:

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/w...rdiff-17400362

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As the thread's official EU representative: ffs we aren't laughing at you, we're crying with you.

A bright day for neo-liberalism. A dark one for the rest of us.

(but, hey, psst, Scotland ..wink wink)
Yeah I imagine Scotland will leave now if they get another referendum, it was fairly close last time. My best friend has actually lived there for the last several years though he's from England originally, so I guess I'll have first hand info on comparisons.

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