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2017 UK General Election RESULTS Thread

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posted on Jun, 9 2017 @ 05:34 AM
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a reply to: EvilAxis

She wouldn't have called a snap election based on the media's views, not so soon after she became PM. She called for it based on her own ego or she wanted to lose for whatever reason. The way she's run this "campaign" has been atrociously bad with leaks here and leaks there. I feel it was somehow purposeful. Maybe she didn't want to deal with Brexit? Who knows what goes on behind the closed doors of no.10

Guess we can wave bye bye to the NHS (what's left of it)
edit on 9-6-2017 by PhyllidaDavenport because: (no reason given)




posted on Jun, 9 2017 @ 05:40 AM
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a reply to: EvilAxis

Too true he's certainly proven many people very wrong!



posted on Jun, 9 2017 @ 05:43 AM
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a reply to: Soloprotocol

HA!

Not really Soloprotocol. Tell me, do you think my arguments would find less well clogged ears in Parliament, a room filled to bursting with people who think that being a servant of the people puts them in charge of people, rather than placing them at their feet? Do you think my beliefs would find traction in a room controlled far more by money and special interest, than by nobility of purpose and a desire to see the people lead themselves in more than a notional regard?

Even if I somehow attained the heady office of the Prime Minister, do you seriously believe that the system as it stands would permit the people to act through me in a manner conducive to the affecting of positive change? Something would have to be seriously different about the way our politics works, for me to even consider running as a council member locally, leave alone on the national stage.



posted on Jun, 9 2017 @ 05:51 AM
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originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: Soloprotocol

HA!

Not really Soloprotocol. Tell me, do you think my arguments would find less well clogged ears in Parliament, a room filled to bursting with people who think that being a servant of the people puts them in charge of people, rather than placing them at their feet? Do you think my beliefs would find traction in a room controlled far more by money and special interest, than by nobility of purpose and a desire to see the people lead themselves in more than a notional regard?

Even if I somehow attained the heady office of the Prime Minister, do you seriously believe that the system as it stands would permit the people to act through me in a manner conducive to the affecting of positive change? Something would have to be seriously different about the way our politics works, for me to even consider running as a council member locally, leave alone on the national stage.

You would certainly be the first Politician in a long time who talked sense in that #hole.



posted on Jun, 9 2017 @ 05:53 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

I'm certain you could make a name for yourself by filibustering!

Then, you may see your beliefs realized.



posted on Jun, 9 2017 @ 05:53 AM
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Well I consider the result a bullet dodged. There were times when it looked like that awful clown Corbyn might be Prime Minister.

Instead we can stick with the Joker. It's rather fitting she has to team up with DUP to cling to power.

Perhaps this will good overall as May with too much authority seems dangerous.



posted on Jun, 9 2017 @ 06:09 AM
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a reply to: JinMI

It may surprise the membership to know, that I am not over fond of the sound of my own voice. Filibustering is a talent best left to those who find their own vocalisations pleasing to their ears. It makes it possible to successfully talk for hours and hours about the issues.

Also, the very necessity for filibustering to exist as a concept, is evidence that things need to be reconstructed on a fundamental level. If there is someone in the House of Commons who believes in something strongly enough to single handedly derail a process by use of such a tactic, then that suggests that there ought to be a better method than simply standing there and talking for so long that nothing can actually be concluded or work completed. This seems an inefficient and frankly irresponsible use of Parliamentary time, one that could be used getting to the heart of matters in discussion and debate.

Also, with respect to Parliament as far as its manner goes, I do not care for the talk of right honourable this, or honourable that. While I can write in that manner quite happily, if speaking about a topic with my actual mouth, I have a tendency toward brutal and impolite honesty. I swear like a sailor in a force nine storm, that is frequently, and loudly enough to be heard above a screeching wind. I think I would spend less time in Parliament despite a desire to see the work done, than most of the slackers who inhabit it for their own ends, rather than those of the people they allege to represent. In all probability, I would be banned from the place.



posted on Jun, 9 2017 @ 06:13 AM
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a reply to: PhyllidaDavenport

Like most modern day politicians May is surrounded by advisors, statisticians and strategists - it is they who would have convinced May and other party leaders that it was right to call an election.
But May, as leader, must assume the ultimate responsibility.

From a campaigning point of view I'm sure The Tories must rue Craig Oliver's decision to leave Downing Street after Cameron's cowardly resignation.
As I said before, Cameron and Gideon must be pissing themselves laughing this morning.

I hope that there will be enough Tory 'wets' in government who are fearful of Labour's resurgence and their own small majorities that they will reign in some of the Tories more extreme policies, the continued privatisation of the NHS being the most obvious.

Its pretty ironic that Scotland's swing to the Conservatives has helped keep The Tories in power.



posted on Jun, 9 2017 @ 06:21 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit



I think I would spend less time in Parliament despite a desire to see the work done, than most of the slackers who inhabit it for their own ends, rather than those of the people they allege to represent. In all probability, I would be banned from the place.


These two sentences prove to any who may have doubted exactly why you would be a far better representative of the people in Parliament than the vast majority of those who currently reside there and do so in the hope of personal gain and aggrandisement.



posted on Jun, 9 2017 @ 06:21 AM
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posted on Jun, 9 2017 @ 06:28 AM
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originally posted by: auroraaus
a reply to: crappiekat

Not Lord Buckethead that's for sure.



Dang it!I remember seeing him for the first time when PM John Major was running.That was when I fell in love with British elections.



posted on Jun, 9 2017 @ 06:33 AM
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originally posted by: 23432


They lost mate.



posted on Jun, 9 2017 @ 06:42 AM
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a reply to: UKTruth

You clearly did not watch the video, mate.

It makes some damned fine points.



posted on Jun, 9 2017 @ 06:43 AM
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originally posted by: UKTruth
Well I consider the result a bullet dodged. There were times when it looked like that awful clown Corbyn might be Prime Minister.

Instead we can stick with the Joker. It's rather fitting she has to team up with DUP to cling to power.

Perhaps this will good overall as May with too much authority seems dangerous.




Honestly UKTruth you confound me.

Just where do you sit in the right???



posted on Jun, 9 2017 @ 06:50 AM
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originally posted by: 23432


I love Jonathan Pie. He's brilliant.

And completely on point as usual.

New Labour will not be missed. By anyone.



posted on Jun, 9 2017 @ 06:56 AM
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originally posted by: auroraaus

originally posted by: UKTruth
Well I consider the result a bullet dodged. There were times when it looked like that awful clown Corbyn might be Prime Minister.

Instead we can stick with the Joker. It's rather fitting she has to team up with DUP to cling to power.

Perhaps this will good overall as May with too much authority seems dangerous.




Honestly UKTruth you confound me.

Just where do you sit in the right???


If I had to put myself anywhere it would be somewhere just right of centre, but I don't think the left / right paradigm is applicable anymore in truth.



posted on Jun, 9 2017 @ 06:57 AM
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originally posted by: UKTruth

originally posted by: auroraaus

originally posted by: UKTruth
Well I consider the result a bullet dodged. There were times when it looked like that awful clown Corbyn might be Prime Minister.

Instead we can stick with the Joker. It's rather fitting she has to team up with DUP to cling to power.

Perhaps this will good overall as May with too much authority seems dangerous.



Honestly UKTruth you confound me.

Just where do you sit in the right???


If I had to put myself anywhere it would be somewhere just right of centre, but I don't think the left / right paradigm is applicable anymore in truth.



Once again, despite us not really seeing eye to eye on things, I agree with you there!



posted on Jun, 9 2017 @ 06:58 AM
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originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: UKTruth

You clearly did not watch the video, mate.

It makes some damned fine points.


It does. I actually like that guy, though I disagree with much of what he says.
But the Joker remains, so socialism didn't really strike back at all. In fact it is worse... the DUP are going to have more power over British politics. The DUP are more hard right than UKIP.



posted on Jun, 9 2017 @ 07:01 AM
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originally posted by: UKTruth

originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: UKTruth

You clearly did not watch the video, mate.

It makes some damned fine points.


It does. I actually like that guy, though I disagree with much of what he says.
But the Joker remains, so socialism didn't really strike back at all. In fact it is worse... the DUP are going to have more power over British politics. The DUP are more hard right than UKIP.



Oh Lord you are right. Surely this caper will stir up trouble in NI.



posted on Jun, 9 2017 @ 07:11 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

TrueBrit for PM!!!!!!

Rainbows
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