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    Quote Originally Posted by Thin White Duke View Post
    My what a disaster.

    Does this mean another referendum on Brexit?
    Not wholly a disaster, depends where you are sitting

    DUP alliance means the NI is safe from any thoughts of a united ireland
    Wee Jimmy Krankie is on the slippery slope, so looks like Indy Ref2 is getting laughed out of town

    Conservative leadership and PM is the issue, hard to see how May can last long........................UK needs a true Brexit believer as PM. Another election would be chaos so that needs to be avoided

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geespot View Post
    ....Another election would be chaos so that needs to be avoided
    you mean like this one....555

    as i said back at the very start of this thread...she had 3 years left to govern and bed down Brexit...but no, she was greedy, opportunistic and contemptuous of the voters who had already been to the polls twice in two years, first to vote the Conservatives in again and then to say YES to Brexit...so rather than get on with what she was put there for (to lead and to bed down Brexit) she asked them to go again for the third time in two years as she wanted the comfort of another 5 years whilst the Labour Party was in disaray...and now it's a matter of egg/face/fuck off...own goal

    she deserves every bit of rejection she has received even if she manages to hang on by the skin of her teeth
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    Conservatives struck deal to form minority government with the DUP...but every senior Tory politician has urged May to assess her position.

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    May seriously underestimated the electorate calling this election and its interesting to see a lot of the Labour gains were in constituencies where the Brexit vote was to remain. A lot of protest votes methinks.

    Corbyn still delusional saying he had won the election and O'Donnell thinking Labour can form a minority government. Looks to me like 319 seats v 261 is a win, although not a majority.

    Theresa May is on rocky ground now with her own party and it wouldn't surprise me if a leadership issue begins now. Please, not Boris 555

    Corbyn and his team did well but it struck me both main parties were more interested in putting down the opposition than promoting their own policies. Thank fcuk we have avoided going back to the 70's with Corbyn and his crew. The FX got the wobbles at the mere thought of a hung parliament. What would have happened had JC got in?

    Finally, disappointing to see only a 65% turnout. WTF is wrong with people and their apathy at the most important vote to affect our futures.
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    No chance May will resign, she might not be long as pm but she can't resign with the brexit talks starting later this month.

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    May to speak publicly very soon....
    Could it be that Boris will meet his Brexit destiny after all?

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    Hubris.....pride before a fall.

    Just another example of how low trust has sunk with 'career politicians'.

    Boris up next!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dawsey View Post
    Finally, disappointing to see only a 65% turnout. WTF is wrong with people and their apathy at the most important vote to affect our futures.
    I'm not so sure - I can't fathom how (so many) bought into Corbyn's BS dystopia; sure all the uni students, NHS workers and benefit recipients but what I missed was the bottom feeding immigrant hating UKIP-ers switching to Labour! Perhaps voters should pass an IQ test before being allowed to vote!

    I reality it's UKIP and the SNP who blew up to the gain of Labour and to a lesser extent the Conservatives. Now the UK has the weakest government in Europe and Merkel & Co will have a field say with 'strong and stable' May - what an almighty balls up - Cons better never let more than 2 MP's travel together or hung parliament will turn into a shite fest, which no doubt it will anyway. Can't possibly see how it will survive 5 months, let alone 5 years.

    It's clear public have no appetite for Brexit referendum II (LibDems ignored) or IndyRef II (SNP walloped).

    Not sure it's even worth bothering to stay in UK - let's see what summer brings!?
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    Kinda boring place the UK my opinion.

    Long time gone.

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    I understand the lowish turnout, with all the financial crap over the past ten years and the media overkill over Trump/Clinton, Brexit etc there's a lot of people out there including myself who've pretty much given up on politicians. There's been problems in Ireland since I was a kid and they're still here and only getting worse, lots of talk about how to fix it but in the end it seems the political party and vested interests matters more than the greater good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K2 View Post
    I'm not so sure - I can't fathom how (so many) bought into Corbyn's BS dystopia; sure all the uni students, NHS workers and benefit recipients but what I missed was the bottom feeding immigrant hating UKIP-ers switching to Labour! Perhaps voters should pass an IQ test before being allowed to vote!
    Did you see any of the Conservative campaign? or the half arsed manifesto? maybe it was the the unanswered questions on their polices (just trust us and stfu) or Theresa Mays personality that shone through.


    Turnout was the highest since 1997 btw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geespot View Post
    Not wholly a disaster, depends where you are sitting

    DUP alliance means the NI is safe from any thoughts of a united ireland
    Here is an interesting calculation.
    Based on the actual seat won by party it is clear that there is no majority party.
    Con: 317 seats - 48.77% of seats
    Lab: 261 seats - 40.15% of seats
    However if delete the DUP and Sinn Féin seats won (as if Ireland was not part of UK) you will get a different result when you calculate the percent of seats based on the remaining 232 seats.
    Con: 317 seats - 50.16% of seats
    Lab: 261 seats - 41.30% of seats

    See table below:

    Last edited by MrDK; 10th June 2017 at 02:47.

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    ^^ Someone better tell Jeremy Corbyn Labour didn't win after all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dontpanic View Post
    ^^ Someone better tell Jeremy Corbyn Labour didn't win after all!
    Winning 29 Conservative seats was his victory. Never mind Labour losing the last 3 General Elections.
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    Hey also look on the bright side you guys are getting some attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrDK View Post
    Here is an interesting calculation.
    Based on the actual seat won by party it is clear that there is no majority party.
    Con: 317 seats - 48.77% of seats
    Lab: 261 seats - 40.15% of seats
    Must have gone to the Diane Abbot school of higher mathematics!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stupscott View Post
    Did you see any of the Conservative campaign? or the half arsed manifesto?
    Alas yes -
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    Quote Originally Posted by K2 View Post
    Must have gone to the Diane Abbot school of higher mathematics!

    The numbers you quoted were c/p from Wikipedia
    I looked up elsewhere and found the correct number of seats, however, that tilted things a bit in the favor of con.
    Nothing wrong with math, but the source figures.
    Fixed now.
    Last edited by MrDK; 10th June 2017 at 03:35.

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    Jonathan Pie sums it up nicely...

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    Lolzz just retire to Ko Samui and try to forget.

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