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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%
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Old 09.06.2017, 15:04
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Why are folk lol-ing? Today is not a lol day...
It's a yaay day of course I don't think the economic prospects will improve much, but maybe there will be more emphasis on sociatal problems and services, then reinstating fox hunting, and giving huge incentives to mega-corp.
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It's a yaay day of course I don't think the economic prospects will improve much, but maybe there will be more emphasis on sociatal problems and services, then reinstating fox hunting, and giving huge incentives to mega-corp.


Not until the focus shifts from who's going to form a coalition with who, it won't. Nobody won. Nobody.
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Old 09.06.2017, 15:08
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Not until the focus shifts from who's going to form a coalition with who, it won't. Nobody won. Nobody.
Yup you are right, but it will be glorious to see May forced out
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Yup you are right, but it will be glorious to see May forced out


I'm inclined to agree with you but I'm somewhat terrified of who they'll replace her with.
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I'm inclined to agree with you but I'm somewhat terrified of who they'll replace her with.
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Old 09.06.2017, 15:37
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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."

Very true.

Just seen on ITV that May secured more votes than Blair got in the Labour landslide of '97. Food for thought....
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Old 09.06.2017, 15:45
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Very true.

Just seen on ITV that May secured more votes than Blair got in the Labour landslide of '97. Food for thought....
Corbyn also won just 3 more seats than Brown managed
(May = 13.6m; Blair 13.5m - I wonder if some of the May voters thought they were voting for James )
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Old 09.06.2017, 16:02
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I'm inclined to agree with you but I'm somewhat terrified of who they'll replace her with.
Hopefully, someone who actually consults with their own cabinet.

What we saw last night was the fledgling hegemony of May and her two advisors, shaken to it's core, and proof that the country as a whole, cannot get behind the far left enough to secure a clean win.

I was facinated watching George Osborne losing his temper last night, and revealing more and more of what's really wrong with May's premiership in the process. Then Castro's lad, Barry Gardiner, losing his rag with Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain. He was seething. He couldn't and wouldn't say it, but I suspect he recognised the open goal May presented on Sunday morning, only for Corbyn to his the cross bar, not once, but twice in the hours that followed.

As Tom Bradbury repeatedly said, the winners lost and the losers won. I've never seen an election like it.

Lowest moment... Clegg losing his seat.
Highest moment... I've got a couple.
Two close friends become first time parents about 4am GMT and were sending us pms from the delivery room to keep up on the election. They've been banned from naming the baby Jeremy or Corbyn

Vince Cable is back

Finally, we have to wait until 6pm to see if Kensington went to labour. That would be the few voting for the many.
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Old 09.06.2017, 16:13
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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.
Loz, how did your bets go and what have you got lined up next?
My mate's got a long standing Boris PM bet at 6/1 and Boris to follow May as leader/PM, also at 6/1.

Edit: Some of the best tweets of the night...

http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2017/06/09/...ction-blowing/
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Astonishing result from Labour and Jeremy Corbyn. The only person who supported him was Diane Abbott. Everyone else wrote him off

Great turn out for the youth vote. 70%+ Who said they didn't care

The result....we now have a coalition of the Tories and literally terrorists.

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Loz, how did your bets go and what have you got lined up next?
My mate's got a long standing Boris PM bet at 6/1 and Boris to follow May as leader/PM, also at 6/1.

Edit: Some of the best tweets of the night...

http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2017/06/09/...ction-blowing/
Went for Labour getting less than 200 seats. Hedged on a hung parliament. Out of pocket, but not by much.
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Astonishing result from Labour and Jeremy Corbyn. The only person who supported him was Diane Abbott. Everyone else wrote him off

Great turn out for the youth vote. 70%+ Who said they didn't care

The result....we now have a coalition of the Tories and literally terrorists.

Thanks a fuc*king lot
Exactly - if they'd stayed in bed eating crushed avocado on toast, drinking their slow brewed coffee and not voted, we'd not have a hung parliament.
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Diane Abbott increased her majority by 11,000.

You get the leaders you deserve.
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So, if I'm understanding this correctly, we're now going to get a more right wing government than we would have had if the Tories had won a straight majority, oder?
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The result....we now have a coalition of the Tories and literally terrorists.

Thanks a fuc*king lot
And your response is why I believe it's not sustainable.
Elsewhere, I've seen friends saying... "I refuse to be ruled by a bunch of swivel-eyed creationists", and that's from people who know their stuff, not the millions of people who made "Who are the DUP?" the top question asked on Google today.

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Went for Labour getting less than 200 seats. Hedged on a hung parliament. Out of pocket, but not by much.
I'm going to have to look into this because I've missed out on some blinders.
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