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Re: UK general election 2015
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2015, 04:16:10 pm »
There's always the 38 degrees solution. Tick the boxes it'll tell you which party is your best match.
http://www.38degrees.org.uk/page/-/html/votematch.html
It told me I should vote Plaid Cymru but I'm still gonna vote Labour to try and get the Tory out.

It tells me I am closer to Conservatives followed by Greens.

I'm not voting UKIP because they will have me on the steam boat with my bindle back to Ireland if they get their way.
Theres a woman running for the greens with no political experience who has acted as a chartity worker so I guess I'll vote for her.

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Re: UK general election 2015
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2015, 04:20:34 pm »
Sounds like a good choice
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Re: UK general election 2015
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2015, 04:26:04 pm »
I keep on being told by a variety of tests that my foreign and security policy views are Conservative.  Oh, if only.  I want the UK to have an independent nuclear-threshold and limited second-strike capability with a strong naval force projection and to reconfigure the UK's military to act as an offshore balancer/specialist role alongside other regional actors while strengthening the UN and other regional bodies' military capability and increasing foreign aid.

The Tories, on the other hand, are all like herp derp lets just do what we've always done, and what Washington tells us.  But because that registers as "strong military" preference, it gets keyed as Tory.  It's almost like...these tests are incapable of nuance and pigeon-hole people on the basis of facile stereotypes with little relation to the complex reality of political preference.

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Re: UK general election 2015
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2015, 04:30:33 pm »
Theres a woman running for the greens with no political experience who has acted as a chartity worker so I guess I'll vote for her.

The Green candidate for me is pretty much the male equivalent. Mid-twenties charity worker and occasional Huffington Post UK contributor. Sounds like a sure bet.

He's against HS2 which I have never understood all the hate for. High-speed rail sounds good to me. But other than that his policies aren't too bad.
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Re: UK general election 2015
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2015, 07:28:41 pm »
I shall be spoiling my ballot as usual in the most obscene way possible.

I have no idea why anyone even fucking bothers in this country. First past the post is fundamentally flawed and there will be the same shit continued under the next government as the last. Even in times of "austerity" it doesn't magically stop being a two man con.




And I'm calling it one last time - Labour/Ukip coalition incoming. If I'm right I'm going to probably die laughing.
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Re: UK general election 2015
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2015, 08:40:16 pm »
Hmmm, I thought I was in a different constituency to the one I actually am (in my defence, I did move here only a few months ago).

My sitting MP is Emily Thornberry, who is actually one of the better people in Labour.  I might have to consider voting for her.  An Attorney General who isn't keen on the Terrorism Act would be quite interesting...

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Re: UK general election 2015
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2015, 11:05:42 pm »
A "last minute" BBC poll puts the Tories back in power as a minority government.

I'm a bit suspicious, as it seems to give the Tories a fair bit more support than other recent polls have suggested.  But it's still possible.

Meanwhile, people are arranging for protests against the Tories at Downing Street.  Protesting what exactly, I'm not sure, but protests regardless.

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Re: UK general election 2015
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2015, 11:20:46 pm »
Epidemic of clothes-eating promises by politicians.  Alistair Campbell says he will eat his kilt if SNP get 58 seats.  Lord Ashcroft says he will eat his hat if the Lib Dems get 10 seats or less.  Nigel Farage has said he will eat one illegal immigrant every day until we withdraw from the EU.

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Re: UK general election 2015
« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2015, 02:30:09 am »
Labour just lost three seats to the SNP.


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Re: UK general election 2015
« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2015, 02:56:44 am »
Make that 11 seats from Labour and one from the Lib Dems.

But don't worry Labour supporters!  Miliband took Ealing from the Tories  :lol:

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Re: UK general election 2015
« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2015, 05:01:03 am »
Simon Hughes and Vince Cable are out.

Sadly, Nick Clegg retained his seat.

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Re: UK general election 2015
« Reply #26 on: May 08, 2015, 05:03:48 am »
Simon Hughes and Vince Cable are out.

Sadly, Nick Clegg retained his seat.

Which is going to be pretty irrelevant if he is a chief without indians in the next parliament
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Re: UK general election 2015
« Reply #27 on: May 08, 2015, 05:05:14 am »
Hey hey hey hey hey hey now.

There's a whole 5 more Lib Dems who have been re-elected to Parliament.  5.  That's enough to be a Power Rangers team.

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Re: UK general election 2015
« Reply #28 on: May 08, 2015, 06:50:18 am »
Depressing results so far. Looks like the Cambot is gearing up for a second iteration.

Then again, it isn't like there were any good outcomes available, so.
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Re: UK general election 2015
« Reply #29 on: May 08, 2015, 08:06:50 am »
The Scottish result seems really good, I hope they act as a good opposition party.