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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, 16:47
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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?
I'm still trying to get my head around it. People voted Tories because of Brexit. People voted Labour because of Austerity. Labour are pro-Brexit, anti-free movement. And this somehow now a victory for Remain with a harder right Tory government.
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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.
Hah, you think we have a choice? Look at America and the mass protests after Trump was elected. He still seems to be hanging and doing horrible and terrible damage. And if he goes they get Mike Pence.

May won the popular vote. May won the most seats. She has now formed a government as is her right.

I voted Tory so my conscious is clear. Hope all the Labour voters and tactical voters have many sleepless nights.
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Old 09.06.2017, 17:02
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Re: UK Election 2017 - Results Thread

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No.

The tories also have to keep their own moderates happy, something that becomes much more critical now that even with the DUP they have a wafer thin majority.

Means things like exiting the ECHR are now almost certainly off the table as there's a few tories that will oppose it. Similar for a bunch of other highly repressive stuff they would want to do.

Most of the DUP are about as mad as a bag of mixed nuts but fortunately only really apply that when talking about Northern Ireland. Their main impact will probably to ensure a reasonable, negotiated, soft if you like, Brexit.
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Old 09.06.2017, 17:05
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May won the popular vote.
Only to the extent she got more than any other single party. Still well under 50%. In any reasonale voting system she would be forced to deal with other parties to bring her government support amongst the whole population above 50%.
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lIn any reasonale voting system she would be forced to deal with other parties to bring her government support amongst the whole population above 50%.
That's exactly what May is forced to do. She has to deal with the DUP (most likely) if she wants to bring her government support amongst the whole population above 50%.
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Re: UK Election 2017 - Results Thread

To be fair, Mrs May did warn about a coalition of chaos propped up by extremist terrorist sympathisers.

She just didn't mention she'd be leading it.
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But this is not fair!

We want Corbyn not May!!

#riggedelection.
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But this is not fair!

We want Corbyn not May!!

#riggedelection.
There's a protest about to take place outside Downing Street, protesting the result of a democratic election. You should go along and join in.
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There's a protest about to take place outside Downing Street, protesting the result of a democratic election. You should go along and join in.
So wished I was in London

Hopefully millions of young people will join!
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NSFW as usual, but spot on!

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Can I please ask Thomaz, how old are you? Was this the first time you've voted?
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Can I please ask Thomaz, how old are you? Was this the first time you've voted?
And Thomaz, have you ever lived in the UK? Ever visited it? Ever had anything at all to do with it?
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Hopefully millions of young people will join!
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Can I please ask Thomaz, how old are you? Was this the first time you've voted?
Not the first time you've asked someones age to imply there is something superior about you and something inferior about them.
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That's exactly what May is forced to do. She has to deal with the DUP (most likely) if she wants to bring her government support amongst the whole population above 50%.
Nope. 43.3%.
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Re: UK Election 2017 - Results Thread

Guys I'm not from UK, got nothing to do with UK and haven't been there as well.

I just support Mr. Corbyn!

Hopefully he'll be the PM soon, cause there's gonna be another election.

And i'll hopefully visit when he is PM
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Guys I'm not from UK, got nothing to do with UK and haven't been there as well.

I just support Mr. Corbyn!

Hopefully he'll be the PM soon, cause there's gonna be another election.

And i'll hopefully visit when he is PM
I know who he is

https://twitter.com/dannydevito/stat...69247219945472
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Guys I'm not from UK, got nothing to do with UK and haven't been there as well.

I just support Mr. Corbyn!
Thank you for an honest answer to an honest question. Despite what some might say, I was led to ask because you have a youthful enthusiasm about you that some of us jaded old gits lost a long time ago.

This hits on something I've only noticed this week. Besides Danny de Vito, other friends in the US, NZ, Australia, and even one in Lebanon, have been singing Corbyn's praises. It makes me wonder how this is being reported elsewhere.
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Number crunching

After the farce of this election and the fact that we could be facing another election within the next 12 months the time has come once again to demand Proportional Representation.
Just look at the final count.

Conservatives: 13,650,900 = 318 seats

Labour: 12,858,652 = 261 seats
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After the farce of this election and the fact that we could be facing another election within the next 12 months the time has come once again to demand Proportional Representation.
Just look at the final count.

Conservatives: 13,650,900 = 318 seats

Labour: 12,858,652 = 261 seats
Why? It's alien to British political culture, would open the door to some very dodgy parties and nobody wants it except a few whiny Lib Dems.
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