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Old May 8th, 2017, 08:45 AM #361
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hasso_opitz wrote: View Post

I feel like I am talking to a robot.
The world would be a better place if we acted a bit more like robots and a bit less like humans.
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Old May 8th, 2017, 08:53 AM #362
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The world would be a better place if we acted a bit more like robots and a bit less like humans.
So long as you DON'T DATE ROBOTS

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Theresa May seems to be getting a lot of criticism today
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2017-40105324
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Something something strong and stable
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May will still win pretty easily. Corbyn and Abbot have been disasters for Labour.
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Old May 31st, 2017, 03:53 PM #366
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It's been quite a bad campaign for the Conservatives. I feel if May had just played it safe, she probably would have coasted a decent majority. The manifesto promises of "dimensia tax" definitely swung public favour away from the party. With predictions of a hung parliament, this is a tough cookie to call. Ultimately I hope Jeremy Corbyn doesn't get in, but I appear to be the only young person of that opinion.
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Long term, it maybe best for Labour to lose this election. Whoever wins will have to deal with Brexit and it's fallout and if Labour is caught with the hot potato, the burns maybe fatal.

Let conservatives deal with Brexit till the end and run an anti-establishment focus for the next elections with the negative consequences of Cameron's and May's policies being beaten over the conservatives head. If they play their cards right, the 20's could be a new era of Labour rule.
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I am not the biggest Corbyn fan (though I don't know if I qualify as young anymore). I prefer him to May though. What you say about May playing it safe, this WAS May trying to play it safe. She had doctored meetings with the public and has given only easy interviews. She keeps talking about strong and stable, keeps telling everyone to check her results.

The thing is, the results show that she is a poor leader. She has taken a stubborn approach in Europe that has made her a laughing stock on the continent, as well as further vilifying the British post brexit, and she has taken this predicted increased majority to a hung parliament. That is basically all she has done.

Whilst I would prefer Corbyn to May though, it really is an AvP situation... Whoever wins, we lose.
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The problem is the very existence of Brexit and Cameron letting himself get bullied by the Brexit wing of his party. He saw the cracks in his party and acted stupid in response and Corbyn is to blame as well with his lukewarm attempts at being pro-stay. Trump might a disaster, but at least we have presidential term limits and the nuclear option of impeachment along with mid term elections for the house.
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Spoony Spoonerson wrote: View Post

The manifesto promises of "dimensia tax" definitely swung public favour away from the party.
You mean dementia tax, right?

Only one week to go until the election...
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Something something strong and stable
On top of that, the BBC charts won't even play the Liar Liar song on the radio
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Cast my vote a few hours ago. Good luck everyone.
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For the record, the voting results of the 2015 election were

Conservative - 36.8%
Labour - 30.5%
UK Independence - 12.7%
Liberal Democrat - 7.9%
Scottish National - 4.7%
Green - 3.8%
other - 3.6%

The final allocation of the 650 parliamentary seats was

Conservative - 330 (50.8%)
Labour - 232 (35.7%)
Scottish National - 56 (8.6%)
other - 32 (4.9%)

Not exactly representative, is it? And the United States is even worse. We need a better voting system, like the one in Australia.

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And with that election poll, this election just became more of a mess than it already is!
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DUP or UUP from Northern Ireland could now possibly play a major part in getting the Tories over the line in the event of a hung parliament with these exit polls. Both parties are very conservative (UUP ran under Ulster Unionist Conservatives a while back) so would be willing to back the Tories.

Sinn Fein won't take their seats so that would not help Labour in anyway. I guess this all comes down to Scotland. SNP having big losses there could help May stay in power.
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Exit poll predicted SNP could lose 22 seats. BBC now stating that this could be 11, with another 11 Scottish seats too close to call.
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The SNP have lost at least one seat... but it was to Labour (and it was a close call too, 1% in it). If the same applies for any other seats they lose, that won't help the Tories at all. They need to either win them themselves, or hope their old coalition partners the Lib Dems get them.
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To those in the UK, I have to admit that I'm jealous of how many third-party MPs actually get elected in your system. In our country, the two major parties (Republicans/Democrats) have a death grip on our entire legislature. Since the current "modern" era of American politics began in the 1968 elections, only five individuals from outside the two major parties have been elected to either chamber of our Congress (535 persons in total, of which 468/9 are elected every two years), four of them independent politicians and one from a regional party, and no more than two of them were ever present in the same session.

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News just in - former Liberal Democrat leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has LOST his seat!

What's election coverage doing on a comic book news website?
Welcome To Weird Britain What The UK General Election Might Mean

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