Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Theresa May Calls Snap General Election

quote [ Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen ]

*quietly rubs bridge of nose*

I might update the link to a full article when I find a good one.

So the initial reaction seems to be:
1) Labour will get wiped out, too much petty infighting in recent months/years
2) Lib Dems will likely have some resurgence, partly because of the vacuum created by Labour, partly because they'll be running on a solid "Not leaving the EU" platform.
3) Tories are probably going to do very well, I think. As well as being (some would argue, I'm not saying whether I'm one of them or not) the most credible party running, they'll probably mop up some UKIP voters, since the UKIP vote was a protest, and hopefully no-one actually wants those fuckers trying to run something important. And remember UKIP, although only getting one MP (who's already defected) got a LOT of votes two years ago. They were just too distributed to put bums on seats.

My other question is whether human shitbiscuit Nigel Farage will try to run for parliament for the eigth time, or stay fucked off in America, keeping his nose lodged as firmly in Trumps ass as his punchable, chinless head can manage.
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[by Spyike@3:01pmGMT]


cb361 said[1] @ 11:12pm GMT on 18th Apr [Score:1 Good]
Election Means Election.

But really, after last year I've officially had it with Democracy.

Perhaps I'll be an anarchist, although I really don't care for the Sex Pistols.

But I'll vote Lib Dem anyway.
Spork said @ 1:58pm GMT on 19th Apr
I'll probably end up voting Lib Dem, but it's not a clear choice atm. I'm not a right-wing voter, but I'm also wary of what a serious clusterfuck it would be if the tories didn't win a majority this time around. It seems unlikely, but my firmly voiced predictions (usually that the left would win in the end) have been often wrong recently, so...
I don't think I want any of them running the country. Which is always true I suppose. For me it feels like a choice between principles and pragmatism, both of which I like very much. This is a very shrewd move by a party I don't want to remain in power. Clap clap, *glare*
cb361 said @ 2:43pm GMT on 19th Apr
They say that we get the politicians we deserve, which begs the difficult conclusion that I don't actually like the British very much.
Spork said @ 3:34pm GMT on 19th Apr
cb361 said @ 3:58pm GMT on 19th Apr
I've met enough of them.
moriati said @ 8:00am GMT on 19th Apr
Never before have the words of that late lamented poet Montague H. Withnal been more apposite, "The older order changeth, yielding place to new. God fulfils himself in many ways. And soon, I suppose, I shall be swept away by some vulgar little tumour. Oh, my boys, my boys, we're at the end of an age. We live in a land of weather forecasts and breakfasts that set in. Shat on by Tories, shovelled up by Labour. And here we are, we SE, perhaps the last island of beauty in the world."

HoZay said @ 12:50pm GMT on 19th Apr

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