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Rhiannon
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Re: Labour to win? Surely not...
Jun 09, 2017, 08:12
- evidently people don't believe everything they read in the papers.

It makes you feel quite hopeful about life.
tjj
tjj
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Edited Jun 09, 2017, 08:38
Re: Labour to win? Surely not...
Jun 09, 2017, 08:36
Robot Emperor wrote:
Wouldn't it be interesting if Sinn Fein decided to take up their seats in Westminster?


As Frankie Boyle suggested in his 'New World Order' show last night. I think he was being relatively restrained but still very funny.

Sadly, Labour didn't win in my town but we put up a damn good fight - and if we couldn't actually win the election outright a hung parliament is the next best outcome.
nigelswift
7400 posts

Re: Labour to win? Surely not...
Jun 09, 2017, 08:39
Rhiannon wrote:

It makes you feel quite hopeful about life.


Especially as the DUP leader has just said they won't support a hard Brexit.
grufty jim
grufty jim
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Edited Jun 09, 2017, 09:18
Re: Labour to win? Surely not...
Jun 09, 2017, 09:17
It's hard not to be amused by the outcome. Just on the level of a cosmic joke. It's literally what would happen if you wrote a really unsubtle parody of the current tory party.

Abandoning a small but workable majority, they called an election that was not legally required -- and which their leader repeatedly insisted would not be called -- with the aim of increasing their majority in the name of stability.

Now they are left... less than two weeks before the start of arguably the most important political negotiations in a generation for Britain (a timetable, once again, set completely voluntarily by the tories themselves)... without a parliamentary majority.

They are now likely to form the least stable government in the past 30 years (even the conservative/libdem alliance felt internally solid even if it was ideologically dubious). They will be relying on the most right wing mainstream party in the UK to maintain power. Oh lovely!

I mean, forget UKIP... the DUP are proper eye-swiveling, Climate Change denying, sectarian, homophobic "gay conversion therapy", parochial religious nutballs.

I'm currently having a disagreement with an old friend (also used to be a regular here by the way... see if you can guess who! ;-) ) about whether a massive tory majority would have been worse than this.

Obviously neither are scenarios to relish... but on balance I think weak tories propped up by DUP is worse than strong tories.

Which then, in turn, starts to rob this result of the amusement I mentioned before...
wychburyman
937 posts

Re: Labour to win? Surely not...
Jun 09, 2017, 09:22
grufty jim wrote:
It's hard not to be amused by the outcome. Just on the level of a cosmic joke. It's literally what would happen if you wrote a really unsubtle parody of the current tory party.



At the beginning of the election I said wouldn't it be funny if after 6 weeks of this malarkey the Tories still ended up with the same amount of votes. Boy did I guffaw this morning. It's beyond parody.
Locodogz
Locodogz
232 posts

Re: Labour to win? Surely not...
Jun 09, 2017, 09:40
Sanctuary - thats very gracious - you said you'd come back and you have

As you know I'm on the other side of the divide on this one and am (now) hopeful of a slightly softer Brexit. That said, I genuinely hope whatever the outcome, I hope it works for you and yours
tjj
tjj
3311 posts

Re: Labour to win? Surely not...
Jun 09, 2017, 09:42
In the spirit of comedy, this made me smile. No. 10 is for Nigel :)

http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2017/06/09/all-hail-lord-buckethead-our-new-king/
nigelswift
7400 posts

Re: Labour to win? Surely not...
Jun 09, 2017, 09:56
Ha! Forgot that. Today's a good day to be a fox. Or an elephant. Or poor, or young, or old. Or ill.
;)
dhajjieboy
913 posts

Re: Labour to win? Surely not...
Jun 09, 2017, 12:02
Meh...for all of that....
Ya'll ended up with the same fucked up government as us....
stalemated as usual.
Should make for some great hissy-fits during the parliamentary sessions at least though.
Sin Agog
Sin Agog
2306 posts

Re: Labour to win? Surely not...
Jun 09, 2017, 12:07
Nevertheless, centrism, for now at least, is dead. That is nothing to scoff at.
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