So, the upcoming UK election...

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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Re: So, the upcoming UK election...

Postby Darkness_Fish » 01 Dec 2019, 10:21

Hang on, I thought Corbyn was a dangerous idealogue?
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Re: So, the upcoming UK election...

Postby Deebank » 01 Dec 2019, 10:33

Darkness_Fish wrote:Hang on, I thought Corbyn was a dangerous idealogue?


:lol:
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Re: So, the upcoming UK election...

Postby Sam Stone » 01 Dec 2019, 10:49

Darkness_Fish wrote:Hang on, I thought Corbyn was a dangerous idealogue?



"Drop the poorly costed manifesto, Steptoe, and back slowly away!"



Don't think you can say I've ever accused Corbyn of being a dangerous idealogue - just a doddering old ditherer* who lacks the brains needed to blow his hat off


* Or perhaps you'd prefer it if I dismissed him as being a dithering old dodderer - whichever way gets your vote!

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Re: So, the upcoming UK election...

Postby Fonz » 01 Dec 2019, 13:35

That made me chuckle.
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Re: So, the upcoming UK election...

Postby Positive Passion » 05 Dec 2019, 21:20

So I gather the Tories want to stop the Courts from reviewing government behaviour. We really are going to be the tinpot fiefdom of vicious and vengeful cadre.

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Re: So, the upcoming UK election...

Postby Sam Stone » 05 Dec 2019, 21:31

Anyone see Andrew N deliver his withering straight to camera single-take skewering of Johnson?

The man certainly won’t be sitting down in AN’s line of fire any time soon.

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Re: So, the upcoming UK election...

Postby Sam Stone » 10 Dec 2019, 08:41

William Hogarth's Humours of an Election = over 250 years old and still horribly relevant

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humours_of_an_Election

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Re: So, the upcoming UK election...

Postby soundchaser » 12 Dec 2019, 11:39

The Tory wanker here has such a majority, that I can’t decide whether to spoil my vote, or just stay in and forget about it.

Listening to Hunky Dory right now and watching the rain in the garden. I think that’s the better option.

I love where I live, but my vote has always been a piss in the wind. I think I’m out.

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Re: So, the upcoming UK election...

Postby Sam Stone » 12 Dec 2019, 12:05

News on TV Is saying turnout is currently very heavy.

While the exit polls at 10pm are sure to he interesting, it seems as if it may be 3 am before a clearer picture starts to emerge as to what sort of future the UK will be waking up to tomorrow morning.

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Re: So, the upcoming UK election...

Postby Minnie the Minx » 12 Dec 2019, 13:58

I’m leaving work at 3 and heading home in time for the exit polls which I should be able to watch on BBC America. I’m planning on staying up all night, with continual Radio 4 updates and a goblet of hemlock.
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Re: So, the upcoming UK election...

Postby Dr. Baron » 12 Dec 2019, 16:09

My Facebook feed suggests a Labour landslide!
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Re: So, the upcoming UK election...

Postby Lord Rother » 12 Dec 2019, 16:31

As does mine, and the 2 forums I frequent on a regular basis.

Plus my son keeps telling me it will be a Lab / Lib outcome....

What does Copehead think I wonder.

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Re: So, the upcoming UK election...

Postby C » 12 Dec 2019, 18:49

I learnt today:

That every polling station has a 'ballot box compactor'

A flat stick about 15 inches long that they put in the ballot box slot to compress the slips allowing more space for additional papers. It has 'ballot box compactor' printed on the side and this one was duck egg blue like the underside of a WWII de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito.

When I discussed the said tool with one of then returning officers she said 'I just give it a good shake'

ooh er missus!





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Re: So, the upcoming UK election...

Postby soundchaser » 12 Dec 2019, 19:33

I cracked and voted Lib Dem. it’s been a lousy day here, so I figured some of the older Tories might not leave home.

The King Of Wishful Thinking, that’s me.

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Re: So, the upcoming UK election...

Postby Polishgirl » 12 Dec 2019, 19:49

I’ll be busy counting votes in Exeter till whatever small hour of the morning....which means I won’t have a clue about what’s happening overall until our count is done and dusted.
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Re: So, the upcoming UK election...

Postby The Prof » 12 Dec 2019, 21:26

Who’s staying up?

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Re: So, the upcoming UK election...

Postby Minnie the Minx » 12 Dec 2019, 21:43

The Prof wrote:Who’s staying up?


Me.
You come at the Queen, you best not miss.

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Re: So, the upcoming UK election...

Postby Lord Rother » 12 Dec 2019, 21:46

Long day tomorrow. Just staying up long enough to see the long faces.

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Re: So, the upcoming UK election...

Postby Sam Stone » 12 Dec 2019, 21:55

Will try and stay up til about 3 am when the likely result should be a lot, lot clearer.

Choice of two shit potential PMs with a fucking awful next five years ahead of us regardless of which one of their parties wins.

Interesting to see the exit poll though. On right about now...

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Re: So, the upcoming UK election...

Postby KeithPratt » 12 Dec 2019, 22:06

Let's see Copehead explain the worst Labour result since 1935.