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UK Snap Election 2017
« on: June 09, 2017, 03:22:34 am »
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/08/general-election-2017-exit-polls-results-live/#

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Theresa May is facing a mounting backlash over her "catastrophic" election campaign after an exit poll suggested that her snap election **** had failed to pay off.

The Conservatives are set to be the largest party but without an overall majority according a joint BBC/Sky/ITV exit poll, which indicated the Tories  will win 314 seats and Labour 266.

The poll suggest Britain is heading for a hung parliament, with Conservatives 12 seats short of the 326 they need for an absolute majority in the Commons.

Senior Conservatives said this morning that she had made "fundamental strategic errors" and said that her closest aides should be "banished" from Downing Street.

They complained that the campaign had been centred around a "cult of personality" and "central control", adding: "It has completely blown up in our face".

One senior Tory told The Telegraph: "This is bad, it's worse than bad. Her advisers should walk out of the door now never to return, regardless of the final result.

They should be banished forever. "Can she hang on? She [Theresa] has zero credibility if this exit poll is correct.

"The very best we can get tonight is to end up where we were. The cult of personality and central control has completely blown up in our face."

George Osborne, the former Chancellor who was sacked by Mrs May, said that if the exit poll is accurate she would not survive.

The pound plunged following the shock exit poll- sterling fell over 1.5 per cent to 1.27 US dollars following the poll, which shows the Conservatives are set to be the largest party but 12 short of the 326 required for a parliamentary majority.

There should be a steady trickle of results until about 2am when declarations should start to come in thick and fast from across the UK.

The main wave of results is expected to start at about 3am with the overall picture likely to be clear by about 5am."


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Re: UK Snap Election 2017
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2017, 02:11:38 am »
Theresa May takes it up the bum. :)
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Re: UK Snap Election 2017
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2017, 10:24:12 pm »
What a pickle.
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Re: UK Snap Election 2017
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2017, 10:31:55 pm »
This is one of the problems with the media; they invent crises where none need to exist. Most democratic countries manage perfectly well with no single party having an overall majority. For five years the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats formed a coalition government between 2010 and 2015 and for all its faults it worked reasonably well; certainly better than the two years of a small Conservative majority that followed it.

The French, Germans, Italians, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Greeks and so on seem perfectly capable of managing without needing an absolute majority in Parliament.

The problem is threefold.

1 - Theresa May was guided by hubris in calling an unnecessary General Election - history shows that those Prime Ministers who do so always lose - Baldwin in 1924, Attlee in 1951, Wilson in 1970, Heath in 1974 and now May in 2017.

2 - We are engaged in complex and difficult negotiations to withdraw from the EU and the Prime Minister and most of her Cabinet did not WANT us to leave the EU. That in itself makes things difficult.

3 - The Labour Party is led by a man who has never held public office, who is a left-wing mirror image of Trump, who has consistently been a SUPPORTER of leaving the EU yet who has a Shadow Cabinet dominated by those who did NOT want to leave.

It is hardly surprising that the situation is complex and difficult.

Frankly, neither May nor Corbyn is up to the job and I find it difficult to think of many politicians who are. Among the Tories I can just about stomach Davis and Fox and (if she was an MP rather than an MSP) Ruth Davidson; among the Labour Party I like Frank Field, Gisela Stuart and Caroline Flint and though I dislike her intensely as a person I admire Yvette Cooper's intelligence. Among the Lib Dems the choice is very poor - Vince Cable is too old, too arrogant and too bigoted a Remainer; Ed Davey has lost his cojones; Jo Swinson is lightweight; and none of the others inspire much confidence.

I am a perpetual floating voter (swing voter) and I always vote on the basis of who would do the LEAST harm if they got in!

A choice of evils!

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Re: UK Snap Election 2017
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2017, 12:36:03 pm »
I completely understand voting on the least harm.

That is what many of us tried to convince Sanders voters when it was down to Trump v. Clinton.

However as for Spain.

Though this should be a sep. topic, in short, Catalonia's separatist government has staged a referendum on leaving Spain - against the wishes of the national authorities. With a population of 7.5 million, its capital is the proud city of Barcelona.

I know you know this.

So Spain is not just moving along just fine right now.
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