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What about having a General election.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Vinty, 3 Apr 2019.

  1. Vinty

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    According to the polls Corby would get 307 seats accordingly the Tories 260 Something (sorry I don't know the precise number.) either way the Tories are shafted
    The goods news is that Corby would not have an over all majority, the bad news is that he would the need the SNP to get him into the driving seat.
    How much do you think the Jocks would charge Jeremy for their support?
    Given the Scottish predilection for financial rectitude Eddie Stobart could be n for a windfall transferring lorry loads of cash up north.
     
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    Corbyn wouldn't have the break up of the UK on his résumé so it's a tricky position from the off.
     
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    Good point..in the event of another hung Parliament with the SNP holding the balance of power
    What would be their minimum demands.
     
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    Would they ask for a hundred million pounds of taxpayer's money to Scotland to buy each MP's vote? One £billion for each ten?

    That's the rate Theresa paid to buy the DUP.

    Much good it did her....
     
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    A GE would be terrible, there is no one to vote for. I wouldn't vote, don't want any of them. That's sad.
     
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    Due to the current volatility any poll is standing on the platform attempting to **** into a passing train. Factor in the constituents who were predominantly remain or leave and how their MPs voted will have a significant impact, the fear of Corbyn at the helm and the mess the Tories have made due to Mays lack of spine, and dont get me started on Hammond. Can we have an alternative please? No not the limp wristed liberals.

    And i agree no GE until the dust has settled here for a while, its the last thing we need at the moment.
     
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    Would you vote if the electoral system was different?

    I find it extraordinary that a country that considers itself to be a democracy allows a situation where the votes required to gain an MP varies so widely.

    For example in 2015, 12% voted for UKIP and they got 1 MP
    (the tories had 3x that percentage and got 330 MP's!)
    4.7% voted for the SNP and they got 56 MP's

    Effectively most votes don't count - that is the really sad bit about it!
     
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    Rofl. Yeah right,,,which alternative universe is that in?
     
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    So why bother with another ref.
     
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    PR has its drawbacks too..Witnessing one of them...weak minority government
     
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    Well, I'm not convinced by PR, as it tends towards hung parliaments, which leads towards lack of direction, just look at the brexit debacle, that said the FPTP system is a bit carp, so I don't really know the answer to that, but to answer the specific question, would I vote, answer is no. I've only voted a few times as generally I've not been convinced by the candidates. One thing I am convinced of though is politics is very broken at the moment. A sorry state of affairs.
     
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    Agreed...Goodness knows where we end up from here.
     
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    I cannot see Labour winning a majority, I can see Tories selling another pack of lies to win a majority.
     
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    Its a sorry state as people who voted for UKIP have no representation unless they vote for right wing Tories. It's way past time for electoral reform.
     
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    I don't know anyone who voted UKIP, but as the referendum was delivered, UKIP's support collapsed, so my take on it was people generally only supported it on the EU membership issue, I would suggest the vast majority of its supporters were uncomfortable with it's racist undertones.
     
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