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Message 1674908 - Posted: 7 May 2015, 23:06:18 UTC

In a democracy, the people get the government they deserve...
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Message 1674915 - Posted: 7 May 2015, 23:13:01 UTC - in response to Message 1674908.  

In a democracy, the people get the government they deserve...

And they how doesn't vote are they how complaints the most...
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Message 1675042 - Posted: 8 May 2015, 5:10:34 UTC

Well one advantage of being on the West Coast is that I have been able to listen to the live election coverage while marking my midterm exams. Some of my students seem to have had a Lib Dem experience during that exam.

...and considering that it looks like another tory government, the other advantage is that I no longer live in the UK. If I do ever move back I think it will be to Scotland.
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Message 1675053 - Posted: 8 May 2015, 5:46:10 UTC - in response to Message 1674908.  

Indeed so Angela, but we rarely get the politicians we need....just the usual collection of liars and self-serving spivs!
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Message 1675119 - Posted: 8 May 2015, 10:43:42 UTC

What I find worrying is that for the past several months here in East Anglia as well as the East & West Midlands, the groundswell of disillusionment with the 2 major parties in that it's time for change & let's have someone else have a shot, only to see the Tories race ahead.

Still waiting the outcome of the local elections, but based on what has happened in the General Election...

...all I can say is 5 more years of soundbites & to quote Major Kong, "Bovine Excrement".
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Message 1675121 - Posted: 8 May 2015, 10:53:14 UTC - in response to Message 1675120.  

It's difficult to comment Sirius, because we don't have a viable 3rd party. I'll tall more about it in the other thread.

Agree. Unfortunately, all this has done is to hand over the keys to Britain to Merkel...

...that's going to come back & haunt all at Westminster...

...but as seen over the past 5 years, do they care?
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Message 1675127 - Posted: 8 May 2015, 11:08:26 UTC - in response to Message 1675110.  

Late edit - Farage has resigned minutes ago.

He said he would resign if he didn't win, and he has.
Clearly not fit be be a politician if he's going to so flagrantly stick to his word like that!
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Message 1675128 - Posted: 8 May 2015, 11:12:46 UTC - in response to Message 1675127.  

Late edit - Farage has resigned minutes ago.

He said he would resign if he didn't win, and he has.
Clearly not fit be be a politician if he's going to so flagrantly stick to his word like that!

But he's now saying he's taking a summer break & may stand again in the leadership contest...

...the makings of a true politician :-)

One point to note is that UKIP got more votes than the SNP & Lib-Dems combined, yet only get the one seat.

At least UKIP has shown all that is wrong with our current system.
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Message 1675137 - Posted: 8 May 2015, 11:25:38 UTC - in response to Message 1675134.  

Milliband has now resigned, all three gone .....

That's not good. That's the next 12 months with the "Smug One" having a free ride.
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Message 1675138 - Posted: 8 May 2015, 11:36:35 UTC
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I was checking out today's XKCD comic and I thought of this thread. Perhaps the levity will be appreciated?

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Message 1675141 - Posted: 8 May 2015, 12:01:03 UTC

Just too good to resist :-)

"Winston Churchill David Cameron declared to thousands from balcony: 'This is your victory!'"
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Message 1675145 - Posted: 8 May 2015, 12:12:06 UTC - in response to Message 1675141.  

Just too good to resist :-)

"Winston Churchill David Cameron declared to thousands from balcony: 'This is your victory!'"

Did he make the V-sign as well?
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Message 1675146 - Posted: 8 May 2015, 12:13:15 UTC - in response to Message 1675145.  

Just too good to resist :-)

"Winston Churchill David Cameron declared to thousands from balcony: 'This is your victory!'"

Did he make the V-sign as well?

No that will be forthcoming over the next 5 years :-)
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Message 1675147 - Posted: 8 May 2015, 12:14:21 UTC

Tories now at 327 seats, so a majority without needing any number fiddling concerning the Irish parties who don't bother to turn up.
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Message 1675149 - Posted: 8 May 2015, 12:22:19 UTC - in response to Message 1675147.  

Indeed, a majority. A majority of the electorate didn't vote for them!
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Message 1675150 - Posted: 8 May 2015, 12:25:37 UTC - in response to Message 1675149.  

A majority of the electorate didn't vote for them!

That statement holds true for all parties though.
63.2% didn't vote for the Conservatives,
69.5% didn't vote for Labour,
87.3% didn't vote for UKIP,
etc.
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Message 1675151 - Posted: 8 May 2015, 12:27:08 UTC - in response to Message 1675150.  

A majority of the electorate didn't vote for them!

That statement holds true for all parties though.
63.2% didn't vote for the Conservatives,
69.5% didn't vote for Labour,
87.3% didn't vote for UKIP,
etc.

Which is why change is sorely needed.
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Message 1675154 - Posted: 8 May 2015, 12:58:28 UTC
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General Election 2015: Highest turnout since 1997.
Turnout has been calculated at 66%:)
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/generalelection/general-election-2015-highest-turnout-since-1997-10235076.html

Turn out has been particularly high in Scotland this year, with figures suggesting that 71.1% of the population headed to the polls - leading to significant gains for the SNP.
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Message 1675155 - Posted: 8 May 2015, 13:22:50 UTC

"Who's a muppet?"

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Message 1675157 - Posted: 8 May 2015, 13:24:35 UTC - in response to Message 1675155.  

"Who's a muppet?"

The man in black?
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