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General Election 2010

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posted on May, 6 2010 @ 07:53 PM
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If the LIBS do get Brown to step down, who will be his successor.? and are they likely to entertain Cleggs ideas regarding `Trident`.?

query and thought.




posted on May, 6 2010 @ 08:22 PM
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I ''think'' it would be Mr Eye-brows him self, Alistar Darling...
Although Im not to sure...



posted on May, 6 2010 @ 08:29 PM
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This picture shows the share of the votes - so far...




posted on May, 6 2010 @ 08:34 PM
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President of Students Union in Sheffield wants to mount legal challenge after students were divided off from other residents



posted on May, 6 2010 @ 08:39 PM
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Labours currently in the lead but it is VERY early days yet, Lib Dems have won my local area (Torbay)



posted on May, 6 2010 @ 08:40 PM
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This is how the UK is looking at 2.30am this morning,




posted on May, 6 2010 @ 08:43 PM
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Theres a website called 'takebackparliament.com' kicking up a debate.

At the moment, Ive counted 8 constituencys with problems, such as no voting cards, long cue's, or polling station closed.

BBC has 113 of the 650 constituencys with results in.

Apparently, the results for my area will be counted and anounced by 3.30am.... An hour.

Grr... Think Ill bow out now. Gotta go to the fun Job center early tommorow.



posted on May, 6 2010 @ 08:47 PM
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Sorry no faith...isn`t that a really low thing to say...I have no hope, no optimism within me...I just helplessly watch and try to pepare for what is to come, for the sake of my family...I say prepare, but its only words with no substance.

I haven`t seen the faintest resemblence of positive change, and don`t expect to in my life-time.
I fail to understand why as a species we cannot just get along, we had to work together once, to survive.
We forget that this plight has not ended, just because we have grown in certain ways, and become accustomed to life as a routine, we are still and will be forever more in a state of `survival`...seeing the space program back on the agenda was promising, up until to the point where it was once again dropped for economic reasons...the priorities of the learned, power-hungry rich are not really very helpfull, to the rest of the race, but we continue to serve them, and willingly provide the next generation of workers to drive their money making machine.



posted on May, 7 2010 @ 03:35 AM
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It's going to be a shame if Labour are again in charge over the next 5 years that's for sure... of course, i can see why so many people still vote for them... in my view there would be a huge amount of immigrants voting for Labour!!

And although i don't want Conservatives in charge, i'm pretty sure they would be better than Labour... at least over the next 5 years....

After seeing that video the other day of the Muslim MP saying he wanted to see a Muslim in no10 and he wanted England to become Muslim state i really do have to wonder about Labours intentions for this Nation. The future of this Country could be a very nasty one....

Edit: Also a lot of people were unable to cast their votes last night which isn't fair at all... those votes could have changed the outcome!!

[edit on 7-5-2010 by TruthxIsxInxThexMist]



posted on May, 7 2010 @ 04:39 AM
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Well looks like Brown is going to have another chance at being Prime Minister. The Tories do not have an absolute majority so Brown will be given first refusal, I wonder if we'll have two elections in a year like back in 1974. Personally I want the Tories to win as the lesser evil out of all the parties.

-Cauch1



posted on May, 7 2010 @ 05:23 AM
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im gutted

theres only 50 constituencies left and its hung

i thought EVERYONE was pissed off with labour !
how have they managed to achieve so many votes ? surely people cant be happy with the way they have run this country for the last few years

i hoped that this election would bring some change, but what happened ? now the labour government has first shout at f**king our country up for another 5 years..nooooooo

lets hope an official enquiery is made into the shambles that was the voting system, people being turned away, running out of ballot paper (WTF!!??) lost ballot boxes etc, will promote a revote, it stinks really, how can a so called world leader in democracy not even get the voting system to run smoothly ?

p*ss up and breweries...?

long live rock n roll
peace



posted on May, 7 2010 @ 05:42 AM
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If there is a Lab - LibDem agreement Brown will only last a few months as PM before a changing of the guard, my guess would be David Millibrand would replace him.

It seems there id confusion as to who the LibDems will speak to first, Clegg seems to be trying to play the popularist role and says he should speak to The Tories first as they got the largest portion of the vote.
Unfortunately they have little common ground when it comes to policies.

Idealogically LibDems and Labour have far more in common and traditionally the standing PM has first option in trying to form a government.

I also suspect that there will be legal challenges to the results as an outcome of the complete and utter farcical way voting took place.
Voters locked out.
Voting taking place after 10pm.
Insufficient ballot papers.
Postal ballots missing.

The one thing that hopefully has become blatantly obvious to everyone is that the current electoral system is a complete farce, our politicians are prepared to sell their souls to gain even the slightest bit of power and this whole election has no credability whatsoever.



posted on May, 7 2010 @ 05:48 AM
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To me, Gordon Brown is looking more and more like Ted Heath trying to cling to power in 1974.

Does this mean that if he is pushed from the Labour leadership, he will spend the rest of his career glowering resentfully on the backbenches, refusing to talk to his successor?

Does this mean that his successor in the party leadership is likely to be a woman?

Oh, dear.



posted on May, 7 2010 @ 05:49 AM
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Whilst politicians can be blamed for a hell of a lot of the country's problems they are not responsible for the organising, stewarding and conduction of the actual polling.

That is the responsibility of an independant body which is answerable to Parliament.
en.wikipedia.org...(United_Kingdom)
www.electoralcommission.org.uk...

[edit on 7/5/10 by Freeborn]



posted on May, 7 2010 @ 06:06 AM
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Good grief, I certainly hope not....I know you may disagree here but the mere suggestion of Thatcher and her term in office scares the hell out of me.

Brown is / was a well intentioned individual but he just hasn't got the character and charisma to be PM and will probably be more of an asset for Labour behind the scene helping and guiding the new regime.

As an aside, I am asolutely gobsmacked that the LibDems are even considering agreeing a deal with The Tories, their policies are so far apart, it is nothing short of political prostitution and just shows that politicians will do anything to gain power.

Cameron, ( I don't like the man of his party's policies ut they have got the majority of the vote under the current system), should be asked to formulate an interim government and the parties should go away, formulate new manifesto's and the country should go back to the polls again in about 3 months time.

This whole farce shows the party political system and our current electoral and parliamentary processes to be the antiquated, unrepresentative and unwholesome creatures that they are.



posted on May, 7 2010 @ 06:11 AM
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Originally posted by Freeborn

Cameron, ( I don't like the man of his party's policies ut they have got the majority of the vote under the current system), should be asked to formulate an interim government and the parties should go away, formulate new manifesto's and the country should go back to the polls again in about 3 months time.


Makes sense to me. I think in 1974 it was about six months, which is probably about right.



posted on May, 7 2010 @ 06:26 AM
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It will probably be David Miliband and if so, God help us all.

[edit on 7-5-2010 by kindred]



posted on May, 7 2010 @ 06:29 AM
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6 months sounds good.

Cameron, as leader of the majority party, would have chance to show his leadership abilities and his party's credentials.

I also think that it is imperative that we have an immediate enquiry into alternative electoral and parliamentary processes and procedures.

Additionally all talks of 'coalition' are way off the mark.
In the current scenario we will end up with a compromised pact or deal.
A coalition is two or more parties standing for election on a joint manifesto.



posted on May, 7 2010 @ 06:31 AM
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For selling us out, Gordon Brown will be highly rewarded with a cushy job of his choosing. Probably a high position within the EU. Either way, we won't be seeing the back of this miserable excuse for a human being.



posted on May, 7 2010 @ 06:36 AM
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Originally posted by Freeborn

Additionally all talks of 'coalition' are way off the mark.
In the current scenario we will end up with a compromised pact or deal.
A coalition is two or more parties standing for election on a joint manifesto.

Historically, the word "coalition" would be perfectly legitimate if members of the allied party actually joined the cabinet, which is what happened when the wartime coalitions were formed. Having a joint manifesto beforehand would not be necessary.

But if the Liberals gave voting support without joining the cabinet, as in the 1970's, that would not be a coalition.




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