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Can we have an U.K General Election forum, please?

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posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 03:38 PM
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originally posted by: sg1642
Is there not already a jokes forum?


Yeah it the US election forums


Bush verse Hillary what bigger joke can there be




posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 03:40 PM
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a reply to: tom.farnhill

They can't win they don't have enough candidates.



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 03:45 PM
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a reply to: FlyersFan

Nine years ago..I think the membership base from the UK has increased since then.



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 03:48 PM
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originally posted by: crazyewok

originally posted by: sg1642
Is there not already a jokes forum?


Yeah it the US election forums


Bush verse Hillary what bigger joke can there be
our own parliament isn't much better. In fact I think the last person to enter parliament with honest intentions was Guy Fawkes.



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 03:49 PM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

Plus it will bring in more members.



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 03:55 PM
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originally posted by: sg1642

originally posted by: crazyewok

originally posted by: sg1642
Is there not already a jokes forum?


Yeah it the US election forums


Bush verse Hillary what bigger joke can there be
our own parliament isn't much better. In fact I think the last person to enter parliament with honest intentions was Guy Fawkes.



I dont know.

We havent any close family dynastys run in parliment for a while.

At least not with the same surnames,



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 03:57 PM
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originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: FlyersFan

Nine years ago..I think the membership base from the UK has increased since then.


Exactly.. A lot can change in 9 years - it took about 9 years for the idea of a smartphone to catch on, after all. As someone who has been around since those dark days, I can certainly say there seems to be more UK members these days. I'd hazard a guess and say we make up the second largest group here, after the Yanks.



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 03:58 PM
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originally posted by: crazyewok

originally posted by: sg1642

originally posted by: crazyewok

originally posted by: sg1642
Is there not already a jokes forum?


Yeah it the US election forums


Bush verse Hillary what bigger joke can there be
our own parliament isn't much better. In fact I think the last person to enter parliament with honest intentions was Guy Fawkes.



I dont know.

We havent any close family dynastys run in parliment for a while.

At least not with the same surnames,
agreed. I've said before what are the statistical chances of a)husband and wife running for president (and possibly becoming president) b)father and son (with a possible second son). Very remote I'd imagine.



posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 05:28 PM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.


originally posted by: boymonkey74
Nine years ago..I think the membership base from the UK has increased since then.

True. It would be interesting to have a new demographics check and see what it is now.



originally posted by: crazyewok
I find regional politics patronizing
Therefore a better less patronizing name would be "international" politics

I don't see the difference but if it makes people happy to use a different word then I can see changing it. I suppose it's much the same as how people should say Americans instead of 'mericans. Eh?


As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.


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posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 05:28 PM
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a reply to: FlyersFan

I think it is time for one of those ATS surveys
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posted on Feb, 8 2015 @ 07:39 PM
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Call it what you want.....just take it out of Off-Topic and put it into the main Conspiracy section same as American politics.
That way it'd get more attention and more input.



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 05:50 AM
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originally posted by: FlyersFan
The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.


originally posted by: boymonkey74
Nine years ago..I think the membership base from the UK has increased since then.

True. It would be interesting to have a new demographics check and see what it is now.



originally posted by: crazyewok
I find regional politics patronizing
Therefore a better less patronizing name would be "international" politics

I don't see the difference but if it makes people happy to use a different word then I can see changing it. I suppose it's much the same as how people should say Americans instead of 'mericans. Eh?


As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.



For the record I use the term merikans only to describe a certain group not all Americans.
If you look i use the term only in select ways. There are many Americans i respect i would not use such a term to describe them.
To put it another way I use it to separate Normal Americans and the walking stereotypes that are dumb, Argonaut loud mouths who have more patriotism than brains.

Any as for the topic international poltics and a position not if the off tooic section seems to me the reasonable
demands being made.
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edit on 9-2-2015 by crazyewok because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 09:40 AM
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a reply to: stumason

You'd be correct in that guess too.

The latest geo numbers are:
U.S. at 57.24% of all traffic followed by the U.K. with 11.45%, Canada with 6.34%, and Australia with 3.97%.



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 10:20 AM
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a reply to: Springer

You probably have to take into account VPNs too. I use one.

though that probably only makes a 1% or less difference.



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 10:50 AM
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originally posted by: Springer
a reply to: stumason

You'd be correct in that guess too.

The latest geo numbers are:
U.S. at 57.24% of all traffic followed by the U.K. with 11.45%, Canada with 6.34%, and Australia with 3.97%.





That possibly reflects the fact of how comparatively *tiny* our country

is in comparison to U.S., Australia, and Canada?

Our small island would fit into any one of the *states* in those countries.

in that light 11.45% sounds not that bad?



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 10:57 AM
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originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: tom.farnhill

They can't win they don't have enough candidates.




TRUE ... But it wouldn't half stir up the pot
and

maybe stir up enough to get things done for the poor neglected

electorate.



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 04:52 PM
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originally posted by: eletheia

originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: tom.farnhill

They can't win they don't have enough candidates.




TRUE ... But it wouldn't half stir up the pot
and

maybe stir up enough to get things done for the poor neglected

electorate.


Party politics doesn't work like that though, just look at this coalition. Nothing has been done in favour of the electorate. The Middle classes and the working classes have been made to pay for the banking disaster, as if it was all their fault. They weren't to blame, yet they got us fighting each other over which class should pay more or receive less.

In truth, they made us take our eye off the ball, whilst they continued supporting the financial sector. Mega salaries, financial bonuses, share options, creating more millionaires than Camelot. UKIP will not stir up the pot, well, certainly no more than the Lib Dems have.



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 05:21 PM
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Party politics doesn't work like that though,.....


It sure doesn't....the party political system only serves to maintain the status quo, it has outlived its fit for purpose and we need urgent and radical reform of the electoral and parliamentary procedures.



posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 05:23 PM
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originally posted by: Cobaltic1978



Party politics doesn't work like that though, just look at this coalition. Nothing has been done in favour of the electorate. The Middle classes and the working classes have been made to pay for the banking disaster, as if it was all their fault. They weren't to blame, yet they got us fighting each other over which class should pay more or receive less.

In truth, they made us take our eye off the ball, whilst they continued supporting the financial sector. Mega salaries, financial bonuses, share options, creating more millionaires than Camelot. UKIP will not stir up the pot, well, certainly no more than the Lib Dems have.




My personal opinion is that Nigel Farrage *appears* to have more back

bone than Nick Clegg. On that alone I would be prepared to give him

the chance.

At the end of the day he surely couldn't do any worse?



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