General Election 2010 Day/Night and Aftermath Discussion

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  1. Suomi

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    the new government has changed the rules allowing their removal. A no confidence motion to remove the government will now apparently require 55% of votes in the commons, rather than the usual 50%+1 :daf: :D
     
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  2. Shirley

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    That really is OUTRAGEOUS :D
     
  3. Eddie

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    How fucking predictable!
     
  4. Eddie

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    So are we essentially looking at two-party politics from now on?
     
  5. Win_the_game

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    They are awful. Street walker waders without a heel. :manson:
     
  6. Tetris-Rock

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    Ha! What a load of shite.
     
  7. Eddie

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    The Liberal Democrats have proven themselves to be far more scheming than I ever gave them credit for.
     
  8. Tetris-Rock

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    Apparently Gove has got the Education post, as opposed to David Laws. Laws is now Chief Secretary to the Treasury.
     
  9. Eddie

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    What percentage of the Commons are made up of Tory MPs? Doesn't this mean they will be impossible to remove in any event.
     
  10. Win_the_game

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    Conservative - 47%
    Labour - 39.7%
    Lib Dems - 8.8%

    So you can see why they decided on 55% :evil:
     
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  11. RobotBoy

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    Labour's LGBT twitter:

    Who voted against equal age of consent, against gay adoption, for S28, against lesbian fertility rts? Meet Theresa May, equalities minister!
     
  12. Eddie

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    So perhaps the Liberal Democrats are more stupid than I gave them credit for.
     
  13. VoR

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    :manson:

    Christ on a bike...
     
  14. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    FUCKING HELL. SERIOUSLY, FUCKING HELL.
     
  15. Eddie

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    Oh well. Nothing we can do about it now.

    For all the Conservative and Liberal Democrat accusations of Labour "clinging" to power...
     
  16. funky

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    is this a joke?
     
  17. VoR

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    I'm genuinely in shock. This is the first time the horror of a Tory government has REALLY sunk in for me.
     
  18. Alex

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    Quick run to Sweden. :D

    Anyone watch the press conference, no of course not as they are ALL EVIL.
    They work quite well together it seems.
     
  19. RobotBoy

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    The joke is on us, unfortunately.
     
  20. VoR

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    Alex seriously, I know you didn't vote for them but how the hell can you defend this?
     
  21. funky

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    Alex was always a bit of a righty!
     
  22. VoR

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    I know and I respect that but talk about cutting off your cock to spite your BOYFRIEND'S BUM.
     
  23. Alex

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    I can't! It's pretty shocking but what's the point of getting into a gay hysteria she's not going to turn back time. They just shoved her in there because she's a woman, she'll be gone soon enough if any justice.
     
  24. TurnerPrize

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    It's probably not much worse than when we had that old (despite clearly being transgendered herself) FASCIST Ruth Kelly as the Minister for Women and Equality or whatever it was.

    I'd be a lot more worried about it if the Lib Dems weren't in there now. I mean there's little chance you'll get them going along with anything remotely anti-gay.
     
  25. RobotBoy

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    So not the point. Nothing 'anti-gay' should ever even get a serious look-in at parliamentary level in Britain in 2010. We should, however, at least have an equalities minister who is not a disgusting fascist CUNT who couldn't care less about equality.

    The person in that position should be actively driving equalities bills through, not voting against them.
     
  26. VoR

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    I think it's about time we had some kind of post-election thread BTW
     
  27. TurnerPrize

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    Well it sort of is the point, because that's how it is right now (and probably for the next few years). I agree with all you say, but sadly 'anti-gay' things do get a look in at parliamentary level in Britain in 2010.
     
  28. RobotBoy

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    What anti gay things have got a look in over the last 13 years?
     
  29. TurnerPrize

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    What? I don't know what you're trying to argue about. You said 2010. i was just objecting to you seemingly wanting to put ideology totally over how it actually IS right now, which is surely no help.

    CONFUSED
     
  30. RobotBoy

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    Oh I'm not trying to have an argument about anything. I'm just being grumpy and bitter.
     
  31. TurnerPrize

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    I think i'm a bit lost anyway.

    *retreats to the minogue forum*
     
  32. RobotBoy

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    Good idea. I'm off to the Eurovision forum.
     
  33. Tetris-Rock

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    In today's Britain, it's not so much of a case of the risk of anti-gay legislation being put through than it is the idea of pro-gay legislation getting a look-in.

    What Theresa May will do is probably maintain the status quo, as opposed to looking to change things further as Labour have done in the past 13 years. This is where the difference lies.
     
  34. dUb

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    Have we seen these quite amazing shots of Brown's last moments in No10, awaiting Clegg's phone call?
     
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  36. lolly

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    I'm afraid that a memo has just landed on the moopy doorstep advising us that under the new regime, the Minogue and Eurovision forums will be replaced by Simply Red and Phil Collins ones.
     
  37. Sheena

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    The thing is, as outrageous as Theresa May being Minister for Equality is, it's not as if the Tories have a wealth of choices who HAVE voted pro-gay (or pro-equality really) on ANYTHING to pick from. Pretty much anyone would have gotten the same reaction.

    And as I said on facebook, DO something. It won't do an awful lot of good but EMAIL people, WRITE, make your VOICES HEARD rather than just WHINGING about it...
     
  38. Broomhelga

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    I'm amazed that the Lib Dems have agreed to vote for that :o

    They've ensured David Cameron stays in #10 until at least 2015.
     
  39. nink in the sink

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    Surely if the coalition collapses before then a new election can be held?

    What happens to the constituency that was due to be fought in a few weeks time after one of the candidates died? Will the Tories and Lib Dems still put forward one candidate each or a united one?
     
  40. Broomhelga

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    It looks like the new legislation has been misinterpreted.

    The no-confidence barrier remains 50% but a ruling government cannot call an early election unless more than 55% of MPs vote for it. This is effectively to uphold the new fixed term parliaments.
     

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