Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Off-Topic > Off-Topic > International affairs/politics
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%
Voters: 32. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 31.01.2015, 13:14
Pachyderm's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Zurich
Posts: 794
Groaned at 49 Times in 31 Posts
Thanked 1,769 Times in 604 Posts
Pachyderm has a reputation beyond reputePachyderm has a reputation beyond reputePachyderm has a reputation beyond reputePachyderm has a reputation beyond reputePachyderm has a reputation beyond reputePachyderm has a reputation beyond repute
UK General Election 2015: May 7 (poll)

I couldn't see a thread about the 2015 UK General Election, so let's start one.

1. What is the likely outcome? With less than 100 days to go before polling on May 7, how about gauging the political temperature with a poll? As it's the last day in January, maybe we can repeat the poll at the end of each month before the election to see how the mood is changing. Please vote for what you think will happen, not what you would like to happen (though of course they could be the same thing).

2. Register to vote: I was forwarded an email from an English friend in Germany with some good information:

Every British person living abroad for less than 15 years is entitled and actively encouraged to vote in the 2015 General Election. Every British citizen has a right to vote for his or her government and most British expats still have strong links to the UK. The Electoral Commission wants as many Britons living overseas as possible to vote and has now made it very easy to register for a postal vote. Just click on www.gov.uk/register-to-vote and you can complete the form online in 3 minutes. All you will need is your passport and National Insurance number for identification. Please THINK OF THREE Britons you know who live abroad and send them this message by email or on Facebook.

Last edited by Pachyderm; 31.01.2015 at 13:39.
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank Pachyderm for this useful post:
  #2  
Old 31.01.2015, 13:29
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Zürich
Posts: 788
Groaned at 87 Times in 56 Posts
Thanked 1,206 Times in 549 Posts
TobiasM has a reputation beyond reputeTobiasM has a reputation beyond reputeTobiasM has a reputation beyond reputeTobiasM has a reputation beyond reputeTobiasM has a reputation beyond repute
Re: UK General Election 2015: May 7 (poll)

Thats great thanks, I have been meaning to register for ages. The old system meant you had to find somebody British here to vouch for you, but I didn't know any Brits personally living in Zürich until recently.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 31.01.2015, 13:34
Loz1983's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Zürich
Posts: 1,064
Groaned at 295 Times in 172 Posts
Thanked 5,179 Times in 1,849 Posts
Loz1983 has a reputation beyond reputeLoz1983 has a reputation beyond reputeLoz1983 has a reputation beyond reputeLoz1983 has a reputation beyond reputeLoz1983 has a reputation beyond reputeLoz1983 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: UK General Election 2015: May 7 (poll)

The bookies seem unable to make up their minds which means at the moment it's all up in the air. One thing's for sure, UK politics is getting a whole lot more interesting.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Loz1983 for this useful post:
  #4  
Old 31.01.2015, 14:08
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Vaud
Posts: 1,944
Groaned at 127 Times in 89 Posts
Thanked 3,492 Times in 1,335 Posts
Mikers has a reputation beyond reputeMikers has a reputation beyond reputeMikers has a reputation beyond reputeMikers has a reputation beyond reputeMikers has a reputation beyond reputeMikers has a reputation beyond repute
Re: UK General Election 2015: May 7 (poll)

Only thing that might stop a Tory victory is big snp swing. Labour themselves are such a catastrophic mess with the Wrong Miliband at the helm that where it's possible to lose voters, they will.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Mikers for this useful post:
  #5  
Old 31.01.2015, 14:26
Sbrinz's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Murten - Morat
Posts: 10,969
Groaned at 542 Times in 342 Posts
Thanked 10,573 Times in 5,408 Posts
Sbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond repute
Re: UK General Election 2015: May 7 (poll)

With most of Scottish Labour supporters going over to the SNP and with all beer lovers voting for UKIP, poor old Cameron might find it hard to dump the Lib-Dems, and will be forced into another coalition.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-30783080
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 31.01.2015, 14:32
Pachyderm's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Zurich
Posts: 794
Groaned at 49 Times in 31 Posts
Thanked 1,769 Times in 604 Posts
Pachyderm has a reputation beyond reputePachyderm has a reputation beyond reputePachyderm has a reputation beyond reputePachyderm has a reputation beyond reputePachyderm has a reputation beyond reputePachyderm has a reputation beyond repute
Re: UK General Election 2015: May 7

Quote:
View Post
The bookies seem unable to make up their minds which means at the moment it's all up in the air. One thing's for sure, UK politics is getting a whole lot more interesting.
Quote:
View Post
Only thing that might stop a Tory victory is big snp swing. Labour themselves are such a catastrophic mess with the Wrong Miliband at the helm that where it's possible to lose voters, they will.
For political junkies, it's fascinating to watch (and just a bit worrying). There seems to be a real sense of a new era in voting behaviour, with so much disillusionment with the old order. But with the archaic first-past-the-post system, it seems certain that the shift in voting towards UKIP and the Greens won't result in many actual seats. The pundits are talking about UKIP maybe getting 4 or 5 max and the Greens just 2. (In fact, their sole existing Brighton seat is a marginal and not a certain win at all.) So it looks like the main impact of voting for the smaller parties will be to help swing the vote in marginals between Tory, Labour and LibDem.

Aye, Scotland has become a very interesting battleground. Some of the predictions are astonishing, with Labour possibly being wiped out up there. With the likelihood of the SNP teaming up with Labour to form a government more chaotic infighting seems certain.

Ed Miliband seems like a nice enough bloke but doesn't have the credibility to garner mass support like Blair. (Despite Blair's faults, he sure knew how to win elections.)

All very interesting.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01.02.2015, 13:10
Pachyderm's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Zurich
Posts: 794
Groaned at 49 Times in 31 Posts
Thanked 1,769 Times in 604 Posts
Pachyderm has a reputation beyond reputePachyderm has a reputation beyond reputePachyderm has a reputation beyond reputePachyderm has a reputation beyond reputePachyderm has a reputation beyond reputePachyderm has a reputation beyond repute
Re: UK General Election 2015: May 7 (poll)

Latest odds from http://www.oddschecker.com/politics/british-politics:

Most seats -
Conservatives 10/11
Labour 11/10

PM after the election -

Cameron 4/7
Miliband 13/10

Majority -
No overall majority - 3/10
Conservatives 11/2
Labour 9/1

The permutations for coalitions and post-election groupings are complex but the most likely, according to the bookies, is -
Con-LibDem 9/2
Others: http://www.oddschecker.com/politics/...ext-government
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01.02.2015, 13:41
Jim2007's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Kt. Bern
Posts: 2,086
Groaned at 34 Times in 32 Posts
Thanked 2,069 Times in 1,057 Posts
Jim2007 has a reputation beyond reputeJim2007 has a reputation beyond reputeJim2007 has a reputation beyond reputeJim2007 has a reputation beyond reputeJim2007 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: UK General Election 2015: May 7 (poll)

The one that would worry me, although I think it is a very outside chance:

UK Parliment: Some kind of colition that relies on the support of Sinn Fein

NI: Sinn Fein in power sharing (a fact)

Republic: Sinn Fein in a coalition government, with Gerry Adams as deputy PM.

It is not outside the bounds of possibility, remember John Major had to rely on the NI Unionists in his day.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01.02.2015, 13:47
Castro's Avatar
à la mod
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Basel-Land of Smiles
Posts: 4,772
Groaned at 91 Times in 73 Posts
Thanked 12,711 Times in 4,143 Posts
Castro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond repute
Re: UK General Election 2015: May 7 (poll)

I'll be voting Labour i.e trying to kick the Tories out because that what we do in GB, we vote parties out
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01.02.2015, 13:50
Belgianmum's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Was Belgium now Neuchâtel
Posts: 8,211
Groaned at 60 Times in 57 Posts
Thanked 10,235 Times in 4,919 Posts
Belgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond repute
Re: UK General Election 2015: May 7 (poll)

I'm not eligible to vote in the UK anymore, in fact I'm not eligible to vote anywhere at all at the moment.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Belgianmum for this useful post:
  #11  
Old 01.02.2015, 14:03
Wollishofener's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Glattbrugg
Posts: 19,028
Groaned at 333 Times in 258 Posts
Thanked 11,712 Times in 6,857 Posts
Wollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond repute
Re: UK General Election 2015: May 7 (poll)

2 questions
- how popular is Mr Cameron ?
- who is the Labour candidate for Prime Minister ?
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01.02.2015, 14:15
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Formerly in Neuchatel
Posts: 2,343
Groaned at 219 Times in 150 Posts
Thanked 3,863 Times in 1,539 Posts
porsch1909 has a reputation beyond reputeporsch1909 has a reputation beyond reputeporsch1909 has a reputation beyond reputeporsch1909 has a reputation beyond reputeporsch1909 has a reputation beyond reputeporsch1909 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: UK General Election 2015: May 7 (poll)

Quote:
View Post
2 questions
- how popular is Mr Cameron ?
- who is the Labour candidate for Prime Minister ?
Not very
Ed Milliband lol
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01.02.2015, 14:51
Pachyderm's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Zurich
Posts: 794
Groaned at 49 Times in 31 Posts
Thanked 1,769 Times in 604 Posts
Pachyderm has a reputation beyond reputePachyderm has a reputation beyond reputePachyderm has a reputation beyond reputePachyderm has a reputation beyond reputePachyderm has a reputation beyond reputePachyderm has a reputation beyond repute
Re: UK General Election 2015: May 7 (poll)

Quote:
View Post
The one that would worry me, although I think it is a very outside chance:

UK Parliment: Some kind of colition that relies on the support of Sinn Fein

NI: Sinn Fein in power sharing (a fact)

Republic: Sinn Fein in a coalition government, with Gerry Adams as deputy PM.

It is not outside the bounds of possibility, remember John Major had to rely on the NI Unionists in his day.
A coalition with Sinn Fein is impossible, as they refuse to turn up at Westminster so they would never be able to vote with the government. And Gerry Adams as Deputy PM? Zero chance. Politically inconceivable, given recent history.

Much more likely to see Alex Salmond in that role. Far more worrying IMO.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01.02.2015, 15:04
ratbag's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Zürich
Posts: 466
Groaned at 21 Times in 15 Posts
Thanked 374 Times in 203 Posts
ratbag is considered knowledgeableratbag is considered knowledgeableratbag is considered knowledgeable
Re: UK General Election 2015: May 7 (poll)

Quote:
View Post
The bookies seem unable to make up their minds which means at the moment it's all up in the air. One thing's for sure, UK politics is getting a whole lot more interesting.
"interesting" ?

Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01.02.2015, 15:04
Wollishofener's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Glattbrugg
Posts: 19,028
Groaned at 333 Times in 258 Posts
Thanked 11,712 Times in 6,857 Posts
Wollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond repute
Re: UK General Election 2015: May 7 (poll)

Quote:
View Post
Not very
Ed Milliband lol


Thanks for the info. Studied what is in the Internet about Ed Milliband. The chap loooks like the walking advert of a hairdresser, but not like a political leader
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01.02.2015, 15:07
Dougal's Breakfast's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: GL
Posts: 15,384
Groaned at 969 Times in 737 Posts
Thanked 38,646 Times in 12,100 Posts
Dougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond repute
Re: UK General Election 2015: May 7 (poll)

Quote:
View Post
Thanks for the info. Studied what is in the Internet about Ed Milliband. The chap loooks like the walking advert of a hairdresser, but not like a political leader
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank Dougal's Breakfast for this useful post:
  #17  
Old 01.02.2015, 15:28
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Formerly in Neuchatel
Posts: 2,343
Groaned at 219 Times in 150 Posts
Thanked 3,863 Times in 1,539 Posts
porsch1909 has a reputation beyond reputeporsch1909 has a reputation beyond reputeporsch1909 has a reputation beyond reputeporsch1909 has a reputation beyond reputeporsch1909 has a reputation beyond reputeporsch1909 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: UK General Election 2015: May 7 (poll)

Quote:
View Post
Thanks for the info. Studied what is in the Internet about Ed Milliband. The chap loooks like the walking advert of a hairdresser, but not like a political leader
Whoever wins...we lose
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank porsch1909 for this useful post:
  #18  
Old 01.02.2015, 15:34
Castro's Avatar
à la mod
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Basel-Land of Smiles
Posts: 4,772
Groaned at 91 Times in 73 Posts
Thanked 12,711 Times in 4,143 Posts
Castro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond reputeCastro has a reputation beyond repute
Re: UK General Election 2015: May 7 (poll)

He gets around does 'our Ed'











Reply With Quote
The following 8 users would like to thank Castro for this useful post:
  #19  
Old 01.02.2015, 15:42
Dougal's Breakfast's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: GL
Posts: 15,384
Groaned at 969 Times in 737 Posts
Thanked 38,646 Times in 12,100 Posts
Dougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond reputeDougal's Breakfast has a reputation beyond repute
Re: UK General Election 2015: May 7 (poll)

I can't reveal my sources, but I've heard rumours that if a clear winner can't be announced, all the seats will be cleared out of the House of Commons, the floor covered in several hundred tons of soil, and the whole lot soaked with hose pipes for a week. At the top end of the chamber, where the Speaker's chair used to be, there will be seven stools, perched atop greased poles. Finally, upon the Queen's command, the elected representatives of the British people will be allowed in, whereupon they will be expected to grapple, bite, kick and wriggle their way to the stools. Those who make it to the top will form the new government, a heptocracy with absolute power over the nation, subject to nobody but the Queen herself.

Expect circuses, gladiators and bread rolls for the entirety of the next parliament.

I, for one, welcome our toothed-and-clawed overlords.

An artist's impression of the scramble for power:


The Queen has already purchased a pair of wellington boots - what more evidence do we need?
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Dougal's Breakfast for this useful post:
  #20  
Old 01.02.2015, 15:52
ratbag's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Zürich
Posts: 466
Groaned at 21 Times in 15 Posts
Thanked 374 Times in 203 Posts
ratbag is considered knowledgeableratbag is considered knowledgeableratbag is considered knowledgeable
Re: UK General Election 2015: May 7 (poll)







You makes your choice .... then you tosses a coin.

Same shower'a'shite.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
general election, uk politics, voting for expats




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
UK general election - Thursday 6.May.2010 Gastro Gnome International affairs/politics 351 07.05.2010 15:12
UK General Election Poll 2 kevlegs International affairs/politics 11 05.05.2010 17:22
UK General Election Poll kevlegs International affairs/politics 24 26.04.2010 14:40
UK General Election 2010 Keith66 International affairs/politics 25 10.03.2010 10:32
General election pregmeier Swiss politics/news 12 04.03.2007 16:30


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 04:12.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0