UK Election - Who are you voting for?

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Who will you vote for in the 2015 UK Election?

Conservative
7
23%
Labour
3
10%
Lib Dem
3
10%
UKIP
2
6%
Green
11
35%
SNP
1
3%
Other
4
13%
 
Total votes : 31

Re: UK Election - Who are you voting for?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 8 May 2015, 09:45

Farage has failed to with South Thanet, the good news keeps on rolling in.
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Re: UK Election - Who are you voting for?

Unread postby Severelius » 8 May 2015, 10:02

Pretty much the only good thing I can say about this election is "the devil you know." At least with Iggle Piggle still in power we know what we're going to get. It may be awful crap to a lot of people, but at least it's consistently awful.

Plus Nigel Farage losing is the one time I'm genuinely happy about a Tory victory in any seat, because any Tory is preferable to Nigel bloody Farage.

My own constituency's results were bloody depressing to boot. I knew the Tory was going to win, but he got in with a fraction over 50% of the entire vote, it was fucking dreadful. Labour came 2nd down here (a small bizarre little miracle by itself) but UKIP was only just behind them. Which was depressing. Especially since I know so many of my friends voted for them.
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Re: UK Election - Who are you voting for?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 8 May 2015, 10:27

Farage has resigned. Surely that's a record from declaration to party leadership to resignation.

So much good news today.
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Re: UK Election - Who are you voting for?

Unread postby Severelius » 8 May 2015, 10:32

My main question now is can UKIP survive as a big notable political entity with only 1 MP and without the supposedly-charismatic Nigel Farage leading them?
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Re: UK Election - Who are you voting for?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 8 May 2015, 10:42

Did you watch Farage's resignation? It was the most hypocritically disgusting example of just the sort of political bollocks he says disgusts him. "I resign, I'm taking the summer off, maybe I'll stand for re-election as leader in September"

Go or don't, Nigel.

UKIP doesn't have anyone else. It has people that think they could do the job, but they can't. UKIP won't quickly fall into insignificance, there are apparently nearly 4 million people that are just the right amount of stupid to think it's the party to vote for and can still read a ballot form and correctly tick the box, but this is a damaging year for them and it makes me happy.

Nick, when you read this, I believe you'll remember you bet on UKIP getting a double digit seat count and I bet one or two. You definitely owe me Nando's

Clegg has also resigned. The Lib Dems are free of their lead weight, just rather too late.
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Re: UK Election - Who are you voting for?

Unread postby Severelius » 8 May 2015, 10:55

I love how UKIP accuses the other parties of electoral bullshit, then their main guy says "well I'll resign, but I'll run again at the leadership contest anyway because fuck being a man of my word" and they're all fine with it.

Shit or get off the pot, Nigel. You made your bed with your resignation pledge, now fucking sleep in it.

And news is that Clegg is indeed gone as leader of the Liberal Democrats. Not surprising. He bet his and his party's future on the country being charitable to his decision to drag them into a coalition, and the country essentially told him "no, you're a fucking moron." A sentiment I wholeheartedly agree with.

I kind of like the Lib Dems so I hope that with Clegg gone and them humbled and firmly in opposition now they can begin the slow road to rebuilding their message. It's not going to be easy for them, but it's good that they're hopefully going to.

As for Labour and Ed Miliband... he was always going to be in trouble if Labour lost, but now that they lost this badly he's definitely gone as leader. Kind of sad about that, but at the same time his leadership was always a really shaky and tenuous entity ever since he barely won it, so maybe it's in Labour's best interest to get someone else to rally around. Fuck knows who that'll be, but still.

Also, any word on if Paddy Ashdown is actually going to eat a hat on live television? Because I kind of want to see that now.
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Re: UK Election - Who are you voting for?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 8 May 2015, 11:17

Miliband is gone. In his defence, personally, I thought he did a good job. He just didn't have the position to be able to tell people what they were voting for. I was quite impressed by him, he assuaged a lot of my concerns about him. I don't know who Labour are going to put in his place. It can't be Harriet Harman, surely? She's just so....meh...what is she?

I bet David Miliband is enjoying his morning.

Good resignation speech though, nice and positive. The tone was that of a winner, I liked it. Much better than weepy Clegg and two-faced Farage.
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Re: UK Election - Who are you voting for?

Unread postby Severelius » 8 May 2015, 11:22

Apparently the popular choice to replace Miliband as leader is Andy Burnham. And you'll forgive me for not giving more information but I have no idea who that even is.

So that's 1 election result and 3 leadership resignations. Fucking hell.
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Re: UK Election - Who are you voting for?

Unread postby c1ask0 » 8 May 2015, 11:33

I think that the Lib Dems have lost so much in this election that there is a real risk they will be down and out for the count for quite some time.
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Re: UK Election - Who are you voting for?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 8 May 2015, 11:34

c1ask0 wrote:I think that the Lib Dems have lost so much in this election that there is a real risk they will be down and out for the count for quite some time.

Oh it'll take them decades if they can do it at all, the Lib Dems are out of relevance.
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Re: UK Election - Who are you voting for?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 8 May 2015, 11:39

326, it's finally iron clad. The Tories have secured a single party majority.
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Re: UK Election - Who are you voting for?

Unread postby Severelius » 8 May 2015, 11:42

Considering how long it took them to gain the amount of relevance they had in 2010, this one's going to take them so long to bounce back from that they've been rendered politically useless for the foreseeable future.

Which actually kind of sucks, I think. Don't get me wrong, I'm no massive fan of them but with them plunged into electoral nothingness the only options someone has in England now that aren't distinctly right-wing are Labour or the fucking Greens.

"You guys get to pick between the party that just got stomped into the dust, or a party that's willingly sitting in the dust already because they know they're never getting out of it anyway."

That's fucking depressing.
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Re: UK Election - Who are you voting for?

Unread postby Tony » 8 May 2015, 11:48

Mmm Harriet Harman will be the interim leader :/

I agree with Joe, that I thought Ed Miliband did an okay job.

CON majority :(
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Re: UK Election - Who are you voting for?

Unread postby xyz72 » 8 May 2015, 11:59

c1ask0 wrote:I think that the Lib Dems have lost so much in this election that there is a real risk they will be down and out for the count for quite some time.

It happened to our Liberal Democrat party. Roughly 15% in 2009, not even in the parliament now, one election later, and still under 3% in the most recent polls.
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Re: UK Election - Who are you voting for?

Unread postby Jacketh » 8 May 2015, 12:33

The reason why I disagreed with anyone calling my vote for the Green Party a 'wasted vote' is right there for anyone to see. There is now plenty of evidence for a change in the system due to the amount of 'wasted votes' and the fact are system has severely disadvantaged the Greens, UKIP and even Labour to quite an extent, whilst massively helping SNP and the Cons. Credit to those who voted UKIP, as opposed to 'biting your lip, screwing up your eyes and voting Conservative' (as Boris Johnson suggest they do)

It'll be interesting to see what happens to the Lib Dems, Labour and UKIP now. Tim Farron will become Lib Dem leader, who, really doesn't inspire me. He was on the TV earlier and my parents were far from impressed (the reason I say that is because they're normally a very good judge of public opinion) Unfortunately, I couldn't see someone like him being able to establish the hype that Clegg did in 2010. Vince Cable would had been a much better option, who I feel sorry for.

Douglas Carswell will obviously lead UKIP. He's a very good talker, actually. Spoke absolute sense in this victory speech about the electoral system. Whether he'll have the 'pint' image and be able to appeal in the same way, I don't know. He'll have to appeal to people and will need momentum for the 2017 referendum. He's got a massive job to save UKIP.

Cooper, Burnham and Chuka Umunna will contest the Labour leadership. Worth noting the bookies had Cooper favourite for a few months, then Burham took over a few months ago as the new favourite, then this morning a lot of bookies now have Chuka Umunna. A female leader could be a good idea, and Cooper carries herself well, but I don't know. Burnham I do like and he has a lot of support in the North and particularly Liverpool, I'd prefer him at the moment. It'll be a very interesting battle, one Labour need to get on. All three of them I'd have some confidence in going forward, though. Burnham and Cooper would both be safe beats with different appeals. Umunna is a bit more to the right than Miliband, I wouldn't like that (although it would appeal more)

Incredible some of the names lost. You know you've fucked it when the guy who you're expecting could be Chancellor in the morning loses his seat. Picking Ed Balls as Shadow Chancellor was a very poor choice for Miliband. There are quite a few characters in the Labour Party, particularly at the front. They're far from dead (which I worry about the Lib Dems with Farron who I imagine will run unopposed) - It'll just be up for Burnham or Cooper to run with serious appeal, as this election has proved more than anything the importance of image (as well as the electoral system lol)

But yeah, incredible election results. Obviously very disappointed, but happy with the votes for the Greens. Happy with the evidence for an electoral reform, happy Farage, Danny Alexander and Balls didn't get their seats, and I'm somewhat happy that Labour and Lib Dems can go forward and start revamping themselves, they desperately need it. And hopefully, with the SNP, Labour and Lib Dems all on the opposition, we could have quite a left leaning surge, particularly in regards to social issues.

EDIT: Like you guys, I feel for Miliband. He tried to bring Labour in a different direction. He took on Murdoch, he called for Palestine state, and he opposed Syria. He clearly tried to appeal to the left and was more left than Blair. I can credit him for that. He tried his hardest; he just didn't have the image. It is sad our countries politics is about image. He didn't deserve this.
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Re: UK Election - Who are you voting for?

Unread postby weswissa » 8 May 2015, 13:20

I've found a pretty good judge of who is going to win. Watch this. https://youtu.be/U9Qgr8REKg0
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Re: UK Election - Who are you voting for?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 8 May 2015, 15:19

You know what the best news this election is?

The BNP have seen a 99.7% drop in nationwide votes, returning a total vote return of 1662 votes across the country and were soundly outperformed by about 6 or 7 times the vote by CISTA (or The Cannabis is Safer Than Alcohol Party, if you've understandably never heard of them) The British National Party are dead.

So very much good news on the political landscape today.
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Re: UK Election - Who are you voting for?

Unread postby Nicholas » 8 May 2015, 15:51

Welp, thank goodness I'll be leaving the country!
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Re: UK Election - Who are you voting for?

Unread postby Severelius » 8 May 2015, 15:59

Marmaduke wrote:You know what the best news this election is?

The BNP have seen a 99.7% drop in nationwide votes, returning a total vote return of 1662 votes across the country and were soundly outperformed by about 6 or 7 times the vote by CISTA (or The Cannabis is Safer Than Alcohol Party, if you've understandably never heard of them) The British National Party are dead.

So very much good news on the political landscape today.

I'd honestly almost forgotten they even existed.
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Re: UK Election - Who are you voting for?

Unread postby Brenden » 9 May 2015, 00:51

Marmaduke wrote:326, it's finally iron clad. The Tories have secured a single party majority.

With 36.9%. Such victory. Much representative democracy. Many mandate. Wow.
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