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View Poll Results: My view on the election is:
Vote CON; Expect CON; Wish for CON 13 36.11%
Vote CON; Expect CON; Wish for LAB 1 2.78%
Vote CON; Expect LAB; Wish for CON 0 0%
Vote CON; Expect LAB; Wish for LAB 0 0%
Vote LAB; Expect LAB; Wish for LAB 2 5.56%
Vote LAB; Expect LAB; Wish for CON 0 0%
Vote LAB; Expect CON; Wish for LAB 17 47.22%
Vote LAB; Expect CON; Wish for CON 3 8.33%
Voters: 36. You may not vote on this poll

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Re: UK Election 2017 - Results Thread

Yes Corbynening happened!!

A victory for ordinary people!!

For decent Britain

OMG so happy right now!

Congrats to Mr. Corbyn!

This guy knows how to campaign.
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Yes Corbynening happened!!

A victory for ordinary people!!

For decent Britain

OMG so happy right now!

Congrats to Mr. Corbyn!

This guy knows how to campaign.
And you know this 14 minutes after pollling locations closed?
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And you know this 14 minutes after pollling locations closed?
Looking at the same exit poll as the rest of us I expect
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Re: UK Election 2017 - Results Thread

Looks like Labour making gains in London and the South East in particular according to the exit poll
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Looking at the same exit poll as the rest of us I expect
Yeah well, I got my direct line to England and it says "we will wait it's going to be a long night"
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Minority Tory government and a fresh election in October. Just what's needed for the Brexit negotiations.
I believe they would need to get round the fixed term parliament act first which might not be straightforward
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Newcastle to labour.
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with massive majority too- huge.

And the turnout is amazing- it seems young people did bother to register and vote. Bravo.
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Aaand Supreme Leader May lost her initiative. Well, well. Brexit just got more interesting!
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Re: UK Election 2017 - Results Thread

Hung - my favourite type of government
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Re: UK Election 2017 - Results Thread

so next election in September then
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so next election in September then
Brenda from Bristol will not be happy.
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Re: UK Election 2017 - Results Thread

In practice the CONS and DUP can form a "working" majority of 323 (with 7 seats not yet returned) - why 323?

There are 650 seats - 7 of which Sinn Fein have won and which they never take - meaning 643 and so 322 is enough for a working majority.

LAB/SNP currently sit at 295 - and in LID and you get 307 - 320 with the others.

So proper hung this time round.

Assuming CONS take 1 or 2 more then the LID could join them and form a majority government - but I suspect that won't happen.

The big news from this election is the massacre north of the border - SNP lost 21 seats
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so next election in September then
I don't think they would dare and given how Labour have increased their polling over the last 7 weeks I'm not so sure they would want to so soon either. The tories can form a minority government and mostly rely on DUP support.

The beauty of this is they are now hostage to their moderate wing who should be able to force the party to pursure a more moderate route on Brexit, hopefully preserving single market access. Also they should now avoid such idiotic moves such as quitting the ECHR.
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I don't think they would dare and given how Labour have increased their polling over the last 7 weeks I'm not so sure they would want to so soon either.
Despite their better than expected performance, Labour will never win an election under Corbyn. They've transitioned from a moderate party into an extreme left populist one.
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Re: UK Election 2017 - Results Thread

Tory voters most concerned about Brexit. Labour voters most concerned about Free Stuff.

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I don't think they would dare and given how Labour have increased their polling over the last 7 weeks I'm not so sure they would want to so soon either. The tories can form a minority government and mostly rely on DUP support.

The beauty of this is they are now hostage to their moderate wing who should be able to force the party to pursure a more moderate route on Brexit, hopefully preserving single market access. Also they should now avoid such idiotic moves such as quitting the ECHR.
True, but it depends on the machinations of the Tory backbenchers, if a couple of clear leadership candidates emerge in the next few days then I suspect she will stay till summer recess, then leadership election and the new leader will want a mandate. Tories vote increased as well as labours so there is still a chance to win clear and surely you can't run a campaign as bad as May again.
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Re: UK Election 2017 - Results Thread

I love this quote from John McTernan, a former adviser to Tony Blair: "We do have to win elections, rather than lose them better than we lost the last one."

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Monumental hangover

I think this sums up UK this morning, about the worst result anybody could hope for
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Brenda from Bristol will not be happy.
Ah, Brenda who used to live in Tunbridge, hey.

But honestly, who, but who - could take the lead for the Tories- and who could form a credible cabinet to take us into Brexit negotiations. Really? WHO?

Can't think of a single one of them, apart from Ana Soubry perhaps- but without an effective cabinet?
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