Limey'lection '17

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Re: Limey'lection '17

Post by Rat Patrol » 08 Jun 2017, 6:12pm

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Nevertheless, I'm looking forward to the Blairites spinning this as proof of Corbyn being a disaster for Labour.
Yeah, but they're limeys so the petty retroactive name-calling will be linguistically so much saltier than "DURR...Bernie Bros". :shifty:
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Re: Limey'lection '17

Post by Dr. Medulla » 08 Jun 2017, 6:23pm

Clinton and May Political Consulting (est. 2017): We'll Show You How to Defy Predictions!
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Re: Limey'lection '17

Post by Flex » 08 Jun 2017, 7:49pm

Hung parliament almost for sure. Forunately, I'll be in London in about a week and I can help play kingmaker for y'all.
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Re: Limey'lection '17

Post by Rat Patrol » 08 Jun 2017, 8:03pm

Heh...and the UKIP vote collapses into a singularity for extra lulz.
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Re: Limey'lection '17

Post by Rat Patrol » 08 Jun 2017, 9:00pm

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Post by Silent Majority » 09 Jun 2017, 4:24am

Pretty good.
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Re: Limey'lection '17

Post by Rat Patrol » 09 Jun 2017, 5:31am

She's claiming she won't resign, so start placing bets inside and outside the Tories on who's going to win the ratfucking sweepstakes.
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Re: Limey'lection '17

Post by matedog » 09 Jun 2017, 6:49am

So let me make sure I got this right, May basically said "we need more Tory seats, so what the hell? Let's throw a special election." And then, "oops we actually lost seats. " And doing this random special election and losing seats in Parliament is grounds for resignation?
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: Limey'lection '17

Post by Dr. Medulla » 09 Jun 2017, 8:32am

http://www.independent.co.uk/News/uk/po ... 81106.html

Under Corbyn, Labour's share of the popular vote was 5% higher than Blair's last win (40%-35%).
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Re: Limey'lection '17

Post by laxman » 09 Jun 2017, 8:50am

Looks like we will have to wait a bit longer for the Black Market Clash website book, seat retained!

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Re: Limey'lection '17

Post by Silent Majority » 09 Jun 2017, 9:31am

matedog wrote:
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So let me make sure I got this right, May basically said "we need more Tory seats, so what the hell? Let's throw a special election." And then, "oops we actually lost seats. " And doing this random special election and losing seats in Parliament is grounds for resignation?
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Re: Limey'lection '17

Post by Silent Majority » 09 Jun 2017, 11:47am

Silent Majority wrote:
09 Jun 2017, 4:24am
Pretty good.
Like our Prime Minister likes to say, let me be clear; this is fucking great.
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Re: Limey'lection '17

Post by Silent Majority » 09 Jun 2017, 12:04pm

I understand that it doesn't look like it, but we battered them.

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Re: Limey'lection '17

Post by Low Down Low » 09 Jun 2017, 1:57pm

Good result considering, I truly hope Labour can build on this and that the anti-Corbynites within take a long hard look at themselves, or as Malcolm Tucker might put it, either come the fuck in or fuck the fuck off.

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Re: Limey'lection '17

Post by Dr. Medulla » 09 Jun 2017, 2:09pm

Silent Majority wrote:
09 Jun 2017, 11:47am
Silent Majority wrote:
09 Jun 2017, 4:24am
Pretty good.
Like our Prime Minister likes to say, let me be clear; this is fucking great.
I'm hoping (perhaps against hope) that Canada's social democrats, who will be electing a new leader, take the correct reading of all this and shift the fuck left. The Conservatives just picked another Harperite and the Young Prince is, well, a neoliberal himself, albeit one who smiles nice and does seem legit on a number of social and cultural issues. There is a populist opening for a left party, but I'm skeptical that the party, too dominated by lawyers, social workers, and other professionals, will see that sense.
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