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Old 26.11.2019, 18:03
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Anyone else voting in the UK GE?

I just did mines.
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Old 26.11.2019, 18:10
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Re: Anyone else voting in the UK GE?

nope. waste of time.
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Old 26.11.2019, 18:22
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Re: Anyone else voting in the UK GE?

Like many here I've been away from the UK longer than the 15-year cut-off point.
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Old 26.11.2019, 18:28
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Re: Anyone else voting in the UK GE?

I must admit, I deliberated over not bothering, but then I remembered all the years my dad drummed into us if we had the right to vote then we should use it. My gran also fought for women to have the right to vote.

I'm still paying things like council tax back in the UK, and I only got lifted out of the income tax system last year which kind of swung it as well. OH didn't get a Brexit vote as his papers didn't get here on time, our then MP told us that happened to thousands of ex-pats working overseas. Makes you wonder.

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Old 26.11.2019, 19:22
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Re: Anyone else voting in the UK GE?

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Like many here I've been away from the UK longer than the 15-year cut-off point.
Same here. That was one of the promises when Cameron/May/whoever was running, they'd get rid of that rule. Years later we're still waiting.
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Old 26.11.2019, 19:42
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Re: Anyone else voting in the UK GE?

Nah. I got a spam-like email from my home constituency about a year ago, warning me that I was about to be bumped off the electoral roll unless I "CLICKED THIS LINK!!!" [sic]

I emailed separately to check if it was genuine. Turned out to be, but I didn't pursue it.

Never mind. I won't be able to vote anyway from next year.
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Re: Anyone else voting in the UK GE?

Yes, but this time it's effing hard.


The person I would like to vote for (very active in our constituency, has done a lot for the town, actually know him personally etc.) I cannot agree with, because of his party's insane stance on the B word.

I won't vote for the other main lot because: free magic unicorns don't exist*; to pretend they do so just encourages idiocy.


The third and fourth choices, I may or may not agree with - but what realistic chance do they have?



There's a fifth choice, maybe even a sixth. But they just believe in magic unicorns wrapped in a flag (Yorkshire or Union - pick one). Some of the unicorns may or may not be funded by the EU.


This really is an election where "None of The Above" would be a valid choice.


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Old 27.11.2019, 14:47
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Re: Anyone else voting in the UK GE?

I felt the same about the "none of the above" when I looked at the ballot paper. I wouldn't vote for the current MP as she's totally aligned with JC (he made her shadow Scottish Secretary after she was elected). All she has done is hold meetings in church halls with l/w feminists and union representatives, I've yet to actually see her do anything for the constituency. The rest all seem to have been on various councils at some point and I've never heard of them
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Old 27.11.2019, 15:39
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Re: Anyone else voting in the UK GE?

Still waiting for my ballot papers as per bloody usual.

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Old 27.11.2019, 15:45
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Re: Anyone else voting in the UK GE?

Posted my ballot this morning!
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Old 27.11.2019, 15:51
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Re: Anyone else voting in the UK GE?

Yes, received on Monday and sent back yesterday.
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Old 27.11.2019, 20:34
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Re: Anyone else voting in the UK GE?

Re the overseas voters issue - is it right to be given a vote if you've been out of the country for 15 years? Depending on age to me this sounds like someone who isn't planning to go back.
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Old 27.11.2019, 20:42
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Re the overseas voters issue - is it right to be given a vote if you've been out of the country for 15 years? Depending on age to me this sounds like someone who isn't planning to go back.
Since many will still be UK domiciled & therefore their estate is liable to inheritance tax at their death on worldwide assets, being able to vote against Corbyn should be possible as those with assets above £125k will have a bill to pay.
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Old 27.11.2019, 20:44
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Re the overseas voters issue - is it right to be given a vote if you've been out of the country for 15 years? Depending on age to me this sounds like someone who isn't planning to go back.
If you only have one nationality and are denied the vote in your home nation, you become totally disenfranchised.

Don't you think that's a bit shitty?
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Old 27.11.2019, 20:48
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If you only have one nationality and are denied the vote in your home nation, you become totally disenfranchised.

Don't you think that's a bit shitty?
UK IHT exemption for husband/wife only applies where both are UK domiciled.
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Old 27.11.2019, 22:08
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Re: Anyone else voting in the UK GE?

For the people who have already received their ballot papers, could you please tell me which constituency your vote is in and what date they arrived? If you don't want to write that here, please send me a pm. I'm want to feed this info back to my local PPC and the group who took up the case r.e. the European Parliament elections debarcle when mass 3rd party posting methods were used.
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Re: Anyone else voting in the UK GE?

I was last able to vote in the 2015 GE in Edinburgh North constituency. Labour lost big time to the SNP so my vote disappeared down a black hole, effectively.

Have voted in every single referendum and election since getting Swiss citizenship in 2018. My first voting pack arrived one week after the citizenship certificate.

Referendums are easy - I just see what the SVP recommend and vote the other way.

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Old 27.11.2019, 23:13
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Blackley and Broughton, Saturday 23rd. (P.s. Broughton is home to the second largest Jewish community in the country, and is a VERY safe Labour seat).
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Old 28.11.2019, 11:57
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Cambridge for me and arrived on Monday.
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Old 28.11.2019, 12:00
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Re: Anyone else voting in the UK GE?

"For the people who have already received their ballot papers, could you please tell me which constituency your vote is in and what date they arrived"

Ours are for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath, received the ballot papers on Mon 25th November.

Lesley Laird our current MP has made a speech yesterday to say Nicola Sturgeon should not sit waiting by the phone because Labour will not be doing any deals with the SNP. As Jeremy Corbyn made her Shadow Scottish Secretary when she was elected, I wonder if she told him first Anyway, they think Laird is toast and won't be re-elected so I suppose she can say what she wants.

You might as well vote for a cartload of monkeys as my mother used to say
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