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UK Politics: Misery, The Sequel

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by bestinase, Jul 21, 2020.

  1. LTG


    Labour held Hartlepool under both Corbyn elections. Starmer must resign.
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  2. That Hartlepool poll will be sending Keith’s office into overdrive this morning. Ouch.
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  3. "But look, we increased our vote share!"

    When is the byelection? Thursday?
  4. It’s on May 6 I believe, same day as other elections across the UK.
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  5. The results in Hartlepool over the years make some interesting reading.

    In 2017, Corbyn delivered the constituency its biggest vote for Labour since 2001. Two years later, the same candidate with the same policies but a more vague Brexit policy haemorrhaged 30% of that vote, while the Lib Dems, the party with the clearest Brexit position doubled theirs.


    Guys, I...... I think socialism might not be the problem??
  6. Also just putting it out there how nice it is to see trans people working within the NIP with absolutely no backlash because it's a totally inclusive party that isn't infested with bigots. @LiterallyEveryOtherParty take note.
  7. Laurence Fox is the biggest fucking idiot, maybe ever. I hope I see one of his apparently white people only gatherings that he has so I can yell at them. Can't wait to vote for Sadiq.
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  8. Yikes. The state of the Labour Party, what's going on.

  9. LTG


    Him and Gavin Shuker (latterly of Change UK ~ The Independent Group) threatening to resign from the shadow cabinet was what made Miliband not impose a whip on the gay marriage vote, so he’s one of the usual suspects.
  10. I’m fed up with this shitty party nn :/
  11. Sorry, what the actual fuck this is this #CaptainTom100 nonsense? I’m sick of hearing about him, I don’t mean to sound insensitive but my God, give it a bloody rest.

    There’s now going to be a museum for him.

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  12. I feel kind of dumb trying to figure out who to vote for on May 6th! I know my constituency is generally a marginal in the general, how do I see similar figures for the local elections? And what even are the stakes in a local election? Is this the right time to show Labour that Keir is leading the party in a terrible direction and just vote Green?

    And then there's the whole headache of factoring in whether they give a fuck about trans people or not. My Labour mayoral candidate seems firmly pro trans rights, whereas the Greens candidate ignored the rights pledge sent to them by the LGBTIQA+ Greens.
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  13. Meanwhile in Scotland:
    Remember the poll last week that had the Alex Salmond Party on 6% for list vote?
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  14. LTG


    It depends where in the country which system is being used. If you check your council’s website they should have results from the last few sets of elections. If you’re voting for a borough/district council you’ll have to work out which ward you’re in, which can be a bit of a tricky job.

    All the directly elected mayoralties in England and Wales are done with two preferences, so you can put a second choice in the hope of keeping the Tory out.
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  15. So I only just heard about the Sc*ttish F*mily P*rty today... from a flyer that states they oppose abortion, sex education, hate speech legislation and transgender 'ideology' (ugh).

    Made the mistake of looking at their website to find some CHOICE 'identity politics' and 'gender equality' policy sections which are what you would imagine. And from looking at their Twitter they somehow think having an ex gay porn star running as a candidate absolves them from any criticism??

    I know they’re a tiny party but seeing that shit being printed out and put through letterboxes is just depressing.
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  16. Hahahaha get yerself to fuck you massive sex pest.
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  17. I don't know much about Scottish politics but starting to pick up on everything that's going on.

    Now it may seem like a silly question, but does SNP lean more right or left?
  18. It's difficult to say, as the SNP is a bunch of people from different approaches United under the goal of independence.

    I'd say in the UK's Overton window they're probably dead centre just now. But don't take my word for it as I sit to the left.
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  19. This cunt really can't resist a swipe at Sinn Féin when this is mostly the Unionist parties' doing because they're not happy with the NI Protocol, she shouldn't even able to call herself a leader, she's a fucking disgrace.
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  20. I would say Sturgeon, and probably the current SNP government sit left-of-centre (not by enough though!!), but as a party it's a broad church tied together by independence as @Empty Shoebox says. Someone like Alex Salmond was more right-of-centre and worked with the Tories when they were in minority government, whereas I can't see Nicola's administration doing the same and they have been more likely to do deals with the Greens or the Lib Dems.
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