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View Poll Results: What is the likely result of the 2015 UK General Election?
Conservatives win outright majority 1 3.13%
Labour win outright majority 1 3.13%
Hung parliament; Conservatives able to form a government 15 46.88%
Hung parliament; Labour able to form a government 4 12.50%
Chaos / no party able to form stable govt 8 25.00%
No idea / too unpredictable 3 9.38%
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Re: UK General Election 2015: May 7 (poll)

That interview and Ed Milliband in general are the most cringeworthy things I've seen in a long time.

I'm still astounded that David Milliband wasn't made leader of the Labour party.
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Re: UK General Election 2015: May 7 (poll)

And here we go... 3 leaders resigning today.
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That interview and Ed Milliband in general are the most cringeworthy things I've seen in a long time.

I'm still astounded that David Milliband wasn't made leader of the Labour party.
I still don't get that either. David got most votes, but somehow Ed got in. Their selection process is even more weird than FPTP.
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I still don't get that either. David got most votes, but somehow Ed got in. Their selection process is even more weird than FPTP.
Strategic sacrifice? Ed gets the stigma of losing a close election so that David can go forward to the next election unsullied?
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Re: UK General Election 2015: May 7 (poll)

Conservatives now have majority 326 out of 650.

7 Seats yet to announce.
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Old 08.05.2015, 14:47
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Re: UK General Election 2015: May 7 (poll)

Thank goodness. Anything to keep spendthrift Labour out of office. Shame Lib Dems and UKIP didn't get more seats though. British politics needs shaking up some.
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Old 08.05.2015, 14:55
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Re: UK General Election 2015: May 7 (poll)

That made me laugh very hard.



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Conservatives now have majority 326 out of 650.

7 Seats yet to announce.

So they don't need a coalition? Except now, who will they blame for their misgivings?

Success in politics is often a foreshadowing of upcoming failures.
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Re: UK General Election 2015: May 7 (poll)

Conservatives now at 327 out of 650 sets, so safe as houses this month...

I wonder how our Election Poll went? Oh yes, just one person predicting correctly.

Cameron's problems are just beginning: he has to work with the Sturgeon, who wants to give everything away, while he is forcing through austerity...
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I can see Cameron backtracking on the EU referendum as it will rip apart the Tories as they may only have a paper thin majority
Nope. He's just confirmed in his speech that EU referendum will go ahead.
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Re: UK General Election 2015: May 7 (poll)

Paper thin majority, let's see how long Camo lasts

Highest turnout since 1997 at 66%
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Old 08.05.2015, 15:36
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Cameron's problems are just beginning: he has to work with the Sturgeon, who wants to give everything away, while he is forcing through austerity...
As long as the whips do their jobs he can now do pretty much whatever he wants. They'll be the odd back-bencher with minor grumbles but they won't cause any problems for a few years now they have those pesky Lib-dems out of partial-power.

The most important question though, is when will the labour-ites quit posting on FB??
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Old 08.05.2015, 15:44
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Conservatives now at 327 out of 650 sets, so safe as houses this month...

I wonder how our Election Poll went? Oh yes, just one person predicting correctly.

Cameron's problems are just beginning: he has to work with the Sturgeon, who wants to give everything away, while he is forcing through austerity...
About "Cameron's problems are just beginning: he has to work with the Sturgeon..."
No he does not. Tories have an absolute majority!
SNP did very well in Scotland but a party with less than 60 seats has no influence in Parliament.
Sturgeon talks tough but in reality will have no leverage and has the problem that there was a clear democratic majority in the referendum against Scottish independence.
She may well try to argue that the new vote supports independence but that is politics not reality.

Anyway Sturgeon will have her hands full trying to keep Salmond in his box; he is already making public statements that really should have come from the SNP party leader.
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Re: UK General Election 2015: May 7 (poll)

I feel sorry for Simon Hughes and Vince Cable, two great politicians with their hearts in the right place. Westminster will be poorer without them
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Paper thin majority, let's see how long Camo lasts

Highest turnout since 1997 at 66%
About "Paper thin majority" Not really, now up to 329 so an absolute majority of 8 and two more results to come in.

In fact in reality more than 8; because the chances are very slim that all the others in Parliament would join together against him in a vote.
For example, there are 22 seats in "other" parties who are an "odd" bunch like Sinn Fein who never vote anyway.
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Re: UK General Election 2015: May 7 (poll)

Sure. the EU referendum may rip apart the Tories again

Just saw the news, Farage hasn't ruled himself out of the UKIP election in September. Good analysis from Rifkind about how the SNP threat worked for the Tories.
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I feel sorry for Simon Hughes and Vince Cable, two great politicians with their hearts in the right place. Westminster will be poorer without them
Yup, and the LibDems in General. I think they've suffered and got a lot of stick for doing what was a thankless task.

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Just saw the news, Farage hasn't ruled himself out of the UKIP election in September. Good analysis from Rifkind about how the SNP threat worked for the Tories.
I don't see why he shouldn't. He's quadrupled their vote with over 3.5 million people voting for them, hardly a failure.
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About "Paper thin majority" Not really, now up to 329 so an absolute majority of 8 and two more results to come in.

In fact in reality more than 8; because the chances are very slim that all the others in Parliament would join together against him in a vote.
For example, there are 22 seats in "other" parties who are an "odd" bunch like Sinn Fein who never vote anyway.
Also, DUP and UUP tend to vote with the Tories.
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Re: UK General Election 2015: May 7 (poll)

Ed Balls kicked out. Let the pr**k talk himself out of that one. ha ha ha!
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I feel sorry for Simon Hughes and Vince Cable, two great politicians with their hearts in the right place. Westminster will be poorer without them


A lot of very, very decent people on all boards did not get voted in, that's what happens when you make the strategic choice to vote for a party and not a person. I remember a Labour MP in our constituency who was so devoted to his public office, so unattached to the national party line, principled, decent...he'd always get a majority with Tories and Lib Dem voters joining in to support him on all the local issues. This was uplifting, exemplary politics.
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