Election Results: SNP diminished, Corbyn revitalised and May...

  • I wasn't going to stay up and watch the election, but it's too interesting to miss....:)


    At time of writing, the Conservatives are set to be the largest party but may not get a overall majority in parliament. The earlier exit poll was certain of that and now the media is not so sure. The old exit poll was 314, but the media has just announced a new forecast of 322, so that would be enough for May to survive, just. But these figures may continue to evolve before I've written this!


    Labour is making gains and all talk of getting rid of Comrade Corbyn amongst the Labour MPs has fallen away.


    Lib Dems - unknown at this time. But Cleggy is finished! He lost his seat in Sheffield.


    UKIP - they're finished. Their votes are going elsewhere and despite what "experts" thought, many of these votes are going to Labour not the Conservatives.


    But the big story of the night and it's still evolving, is what's happening in Scotland.

    Scots are essentially voting on whether they want a 2nd indyref and the future of the UK. And the picture is clear, they are choosing the UK.


    The SNP are getting crushed. The SNP's leader at Westminster has just lost his seat to a Conservative and the Conservatives are picking up some seats, but Labour are doing the best crushing the SNP in Glasgow.


    May will return as PM and if she gets the new forecast of 322 votes she can through her agenda, just, but that is still a huge loss on what she had. But its early days and the Conservatives are picking up speed, so it may still be May's Day maybe. Ok, enough of the word May!:)

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  • Tim Farron just reelected, but May also just won here seat...


    A very unhappy person. In effect she just said she expects to lead a hung parliament if she is lucky, but tory knifes will be out for her. May inherited a majority and it looks like she has lost it. If that is the case, I don't believe she will remain as prime minister and could even resign later today. But, these things swing, lets see what happens.


    Come lunchtime, we might just end up with IRA supporting Comrade Corbyn as PM or Boris (I speak Latin and make good jokes and can't be bothered to comb my hair) Johnson as PM.

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  • BBC saying that it's 50/50 that May will go.

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  • Amber Rudd, Home Secretary, keeps her seat by just a few hundred.


    Could she be a contender for PM, if the job becomes vacant?

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  • Oh and the other big story that I forgot, Nigel Farrage fears Brexit won't happen so will likely reenter British politics again. Obviously, no job with Trump then!

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  • John Curtice, BBC stats expert, says no chance conservatives can get the magic 326 seats which would give them a majority.


    We will have a hung parliament, just at the time we need "strong and stable leadership"....May will regret that phrase for the rest of her life.

  • What a disaster. May will almost certainly have to go. I would have thought that terrorism and immigration were the biggest issues but apparently the British are still basically obsessed with their health service, not being "divided", and getting stuff for free. As long as they are in that mindset, they will continue to d evolve down to the lowest common denominator, and in future, who knows how low that might be?

  • She talked about strong and stable leadership but when she felt a bit of pressure over her social care proposals, she changed them, a complete uturn on her manifesto which was only published a few days before the uturn.


    Politicians mess with the Grey Vote at their peril.:evil:

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  • Just about to see if Zac Goldsmith gets his Richmond seat back from the Brexit hating Lib Dem who replaced him. But its liberal Richmond...

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  • BREAKING NEWS - OFFICIAL.


    HUNG PARLIAMENT. NO CHANCE CONSERVATIVES CAN FORM MAJORITY GOVERNMENT.

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  • Rules of hung parliament. May is still PM, if she can form a government ie doing a deal with the DUP, she can carry on. If she cannot form a government, she MUST resign.

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  • I knew the GE would cause more problems than it solved, May fucked up big time by calling a totally unnecessary election.

    Young boys in the park jumpers for goalpost that's what footballs all about isn't it.

  • Let Chairman May go and put some firebrand (if you have any left and they didn't all die in WWII) and let this one negotiate with Corbyn, who isn't a bad person and has a large following, to get something done about Britain.


    It seems that everything always starts revolving about how much you're going to do for people who are not British, for issues that are not related to the country and nation itself and this creates a red herring to real issues of poverty, homelessness, unemployment, failing services and skills deficit. If I were the Tory leader now, I'd go straight into a meeting with Corbyn about those issues before I did anything else. Because they are issues common to all and it's the issues common to all that matter.

  • I knew the GE would cause more problems than it solved, May fucked up big time by calling a totally unnecessary election.

    I thought she would get her majority. I thought wrong...

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  • Let Chairman May go and put some firebrand (if you have any left and they didn't all die in WWII) and let this one negotiate with Corbyn, who isn't a bad person and has a large following, to get something done about Britain.


    It seems that everything always starts revolving about how much you're going to do for people who are not British, for issues that are not related to the country and nation itself and this creates a red herring to real issues of poverty, homelessness, unemployment, failing services and skills deficit. If I were the Tory leader now, I'd go straight into a meeting with Corbyn about those issues before I did anything else. Because they are issues common to all and it's the issues common to all that matter.

    You mean Conservatives have a coalition government with Labour??


    Won't happen.

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  • Oh, I'm tired....


    I can see what will happen, bring on the 2nd Conservative/Lib Dem Coalition government!


    This time without Cameron, or Nick Clegg who just lost his seat.

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  • UKIP's Paul Nuttall failed to get elected in Skegness.


    Bye bye UKIP, or is it....? Cough, Nigel Farage, Cough.

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  • Well Lib-Dems said they wouldn't, but that depends how much Farron wants a sniff at being in power even if it will only be a tiny sniff.

    Young boys in the park jumpers for goalpost that's what footballs all about isn't it.

  • Well Lib-Dems said they wouldn't, but that depends how much Farron wants a sniff at being in power even if it will only be a tiny sniff.

    Cleggy once said the same, but got the sniff and got his snout in.


    I can't see it working any other way. The only other options are:


    1: PM Corby in a coalition with all the others. Totally unworkable.

    2: Another bloody election.

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  • No thanks, he's a tiny sniff.


    If Farrage bounded in and shared a coalition with the Tories, then you'd have fireworks. But UKIP has gone out without him, has it not?

    Correct.


    If Farage had stood in the election and UKIP got some MPs, then that would've been a possibility with UKIP forming a coalition with the conservatives, but that's not possible without any UKIP MPs elected.


    UKIP are finished in its current form, but lets see what "fun" Farage now starts...

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  • The only other option for May would be the DUP, they seem keen to have a sniff at the big trough. :D

    Young boys in the park jumpers for goalpost that's what footballs all about isn't it.

  • The only other option for May would be the DUP, they seem keen to have a sniff at the big trough. :D

    Yeah, I mentioned that earlier, but its the DUP. Are they even sane? They would probably want abortion banned and everyone to go to church at least once a week....

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  • You have to question was May sane for calling the Election early in the first place, all she had to do was get on with Brexit if she had proved her worth in the deals struck the GE result would have come naturally in due course her ego got the better of her and as a result she has made it extremely hard for herself.

    Young boys in the park jumpers for goalpost that's what footballs all about isn't it.

  • Good old Brits. We did so well voting Brexit but now we fucked it up by voting Labour. We will look weak in negotiations now.


    This was always about Brexit, looks like the public bottled it after all.

  • You have to question was May sane for calling the Election early in the first place, all she had to do was get on with Brexit if she had proved her worth in the deals struck the GE result would have come naturally in due course her ego got the better of her and as a result she has made it extremely hard for herself.

    She wanted to have a mandate especially in light of the upcoming Brexit negotiations. No one chose her as PM and that remains the case... that's why she called the GE.

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