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2017 UK General Election News and Discussions

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I love how ridiculous the elections are getting. ALL HAIL LORD BUCKETHEAD!

 


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I love how ridiculous the elections are getting. ALL HAIL LORD BUCKETHEAD!

 

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I wish he'd gotten in, not just for the obvious Theresa May losing her constituency thing, but because i'd just really like to see him sitting in parliament dressed like that. 


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I suppose that's the UK for you. Everything's more extreme and pronounced across the pond. Left-wing party is legitimately leftist and not just called such by rightists; right-wing party is legitimately rightist and not just called such by leftists.

 

I guess that's true, but only very recently. Yes some of the smaller parties and NI parties are extreme. But for most of my lifetime there has been very little difference between Labour and the Conservatives (and even the Liberal Democrats). For instance, there is definitely a much bigger difference between Tony Blair and Jeremy Corbyn than Blair and David Cameron. Plus it's only recently that both parties have lost significant numbers of votes to nationalist parties like SNP and UKIP.

 

I think low party disparity is a sign of the stability of a country. Clearly the UK has become much more divided than it was 5 -15 years ago. The US has similarly become divided, but the electoral system means there are essentially only two options. 



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3rd recount underway in Kensington!

 

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Kensington went to Labour by just 20 votes. 


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Final kick in the tit for Skeletors nan.


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Question to all the forum's Britons and Irishmen: what does this mean going forward? And you know what I'm referring to.

 

Frank Cottrell Boyce: "Sinn Fein says Tory/DUP alliance is in contravention of terms of Good Friday Agreement."


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Kensington went to Labour by just 20 votes. 

 

 

The moment of victory:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...ter-polls-close

 

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In one move, May got rid of her majority, united momentum and the PLP, weakened the UK's hand in Brexit and potentially restarted the Troubles.
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Election results 2017: May to finalise cabinet amid DUP talks

10 June 2017

 

Theresa May is expected to finalise her team of ministers later as she seeks to lead a government with the support of the Democratic Unionist Party.

Ministers say initial talks have begun with Northern Ireland's DUP after the Conservatives failed to secure a majority in Thursday's election.

The Tories needed 326 seats to win but fell short by eight. The DUP won 10.

Labour has urged Mrs May to "make way" for it to form a government and she also faces criticism over the DUP deal.

The leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Ruth Davidson, tweeted a link to a speech she had made about same-sex marriage - something the DUP opposes.

A number of high-profile government figures have already confirmed they are keeping their jobs in the wake of an election that saw the Tories lose 13 seats.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40231107


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Oooooh, ohhhhhhhhhhhhgggggghhhh, nooooooooo

May wants formal coalition with DUP

Theresa May is trying to persuade the 10 DUP MPs to enter into a formal coalition agreement with the Tories, as opposed to a less formal "confidence and supply" arrangement, ministers tell me.
 
The prime minister has sent a team of officials, led by her chief whip, Gavin Williamson, to Belfast to negotiate the details of an alliance with the DUP.
 
"A coalition would be much better than a looser alliance", one senior minister said. "We don't want the DUP demanding money for this or that project they fancy every time we need them to support us in a vote. That would be deeply unstable".


If this happens...

Troubles 2: Brexit Boogaloo


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Oooooh, ohhhhhhhhhhhhgggggghhhh, nooooooooo

May wants formal coalition with DUP

 

 

 

Despite the Good Friday Agreement specifically forbidding such a coalition.


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Glorious news, everyone: the Alt-Right has discovered the DUP!

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Glorious news, everyone: the Alt-Right has discovered the DUP!

 

Too bad Arlene Foster is a woman, so they can't bend over for her like they do for Putin and Erdogan.



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Glorious news, everyone: the Alt-Right has discovered the DUP!

 

Too bad Arlene Foster is a woman, so they can't bend over for her like they do for Putin and Erdogan.

 

Where were you when Le Pen was leur épouse?


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Almost two thirds of Conservative Party members want Theresa May to resign as Prime Minister

 

Almost two thirds of Conservative Party members want Theresa May to resign, a shock survey has found, as pressure grew on the Prime Minister to quit Downing Street.

 
Theresa May was facing a Conservative grassroots mutiny after leading her party to a disastrous set of election results which saw the Tories throw away their House of Commons majority and forced to form a minority Government.

 

Theresa May’s Top Aides Quit Under Pressure From U.K. Cabinet

 

LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain, trying to pacify her Conservative Party after a major setback in the country’s election on Thursday, on Saturday let go her top two aides, who had earned reputations for secrecy and arrogance.

 
The aides, Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy, Mrs. May’s co-chiefs of staff, resigned after reports that senior Conservative ministers in the prime minister’s cabinet had warned her that they would challenge her leadership of the party unless she became more inclusive, consulted more widely and fired Ms. Hill and Mr. Timothy.

 

The vultures are circling, and Theresa May is looking more and more like a tasty chunk of meat under the hot desert sun.







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