Discussion in 'Current Affairs & Debate' started by Mugatu, Apr 18, 2017.
I see the Sun & Mail are bringing out their big guns today. Fuck newspapers in this country.
I was reading an article about the STOP FUCKING HATE in Dagens Nyheter (our biggest newspaper), how much power the big tabloids have, how they affect the outcome of elections and how they get away with printing out the most politically incorrect things. It's shocking really.
I don't think there's been a time in the last 50 years where the party not majority supported by newspapers has won a general election.
A interesting side story is the increase in voter sign ups. Whether they actually vote is a different matter, but the seats with the highest growth all seem to be student towns, which offers some kind of promise of growing youth interest in politics. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2017-40178571
The Sun has always backed the winner depressingly.
I see Rhythmbandit is a filthy Tory now
It looks like Labour were struggling in Oct 1974:
I chose my words carefully because strictly speaking, they didn't in 2010.
Well they back the Tories who were in power, albeit joint power.
Conservative party billboard van overturns in the wind overturns on M6
So I'll be staying up tomorrow evening (for a while at least)
My 76 year old Mum just told me she had a phone call "on behalf of Theresa May" to which she apparently replied "Piss off, I'm not interested and I tell you what, you can tell your boss she can turn up here as well and I'll tell her to her face!" bfefore slamming the phone down and calling me immediately to tell me of their "fucking cheek".
I love my Mum.
Is she a Paul Nuttall fan?
BAN THEM ALL.
She's voting Labour. She normally votes Lib Dem tactically but she's had enough of that, I quote, "shower of shit" as well
I don't know if I can face watching the inevitable Tory landslide and endless interviews with smug arseholes bleating on about the voters rejecting a 'coalition of chaos' in favour of Terri's 'strong and stable leadership'.
The inevitable 40 seat majority projection at 10pm will be depressing. I can never resist though, I wish they'd get the counting done a bit quicker, it doesn't normally kick off until about 2am.
I've got Friday off work especially. The results as they come in will determine on whether I stick to the beer or move to the whisky.
I wish I could watch the election without seeing the exit poll. It's such a massive spoiler.
I thought Clinton would win.
I thought England and Wales would Bremain.
I think the Tories will get a majority tomoroow.
I hope my losing predictive streak continues though.
Conservatives will win a majority of 65. Labour's vote will remain similar to 2015 but they will increase majorities in safe seats instead
Lib Dems will be down to 5 seats BUT Vince Cable will be back
The Tories will win 5 seats in Scotland
There won't be any big 'scalps' in the two major parties, but two of Angus Robertson, Caroline Lucas and Nick Clegg will lose their seats.
UKIP vote will disintegrate and they'll come second in only a handful of seats
A lot of my island friends who have always voted Green are now thinking of voting Labour. Even tho labour stand very little chance of getting in here. Im trying to convince them to remain green to get the conservatives out but they won't listen
Rachey, please send them towards this site... hopefully will set them right.
The Tories are gunning for the seat i'm in against the incumbent SNP. I'm worried that SNP votes drifting to Labour because of Corbyn will let the Tory in.
Ooh this website is different. This shows conservatives first on the island abd labour second, green third. Now im confused.
It will sadly be the voters that have abandoned UKIP who shape the election tomorrow. You would assume most of them will go to the Tories.
My seat (Bristol East) has a 3,980 Labour majority over Tory. But over 7000 voted UKIP last time, and they aren't standing here this time. I'm rather worried. We've been Labour since 1992.
It appears that UKIP will probably maintain about 25% of their vote (not based on anything beyond guess work). How the remaining votes will be divided is anyone's guess, but let's say Tories 60% and Labour 40%, which would mean 3,150 votes going the Tories way. It's gonna be as close as a nice tight fuck.
So how does @Penelope feel up the relative growth in popularity of Corbyn?
We should see a rush in polls tonight. 12% and 4% ahead for tories in the last two.
I'm not sure I can even bring myself to watch this shit tomorrow. I might arm myself with brandy, pray to Enya and lightly self-harm for the duration
I'm going for a drink after voting and then to bed and UNDER before the exits come out.
Like I said the other day - where the fuck has this Corbyn been for the last two years?
I'm waiting until the result for final judgement - especially as I'll only believe some of the youth turnout projections when they happen. My guess is that we'll probably go down to about 170-180 seats - and it's quite worrying if the Tories can make 60 gains after a campaign like this. The Lib Dems totally fucking themselves has helped a lot though.
As ever, I'll be dropping 2cb at the first catastrophic result
trying to keep my hopes down, but even whilst doing that, a tory victory is a fucker
Lots of polls coming out tonight showing 10-12 point Tory lead.
Even yougov poll showing 7 points behind, which is a move given where they were.
It's going to be a disaster, isn't it? After ALL THIS.
It's terrorism wot won it.
I've also only just discovered that the Tory candidate is the fucking niece of fucking Jacob fucking Rees-cunting-Mogg by marriage, and the daughter of a baronet. His North East Somerset seat borders mine, and apparently she lives on his estate. Strangely she only refers to living 'near' one of the poorer council wards on her literature.
I think there's a survation poll coming out at 11. The last one showed only a 1% differential. That'll be a big tell.
I mean SURELY if Corbyn is good for anything it should be KEEPING BRISTOL SEATS RED
(i say this aware how weirdly PROVINCIAL Bristol East can feel)
Bristol South and West I'm sure will be safe. I think the boundary changes in 2010 gave East a provincial feel, and weakened the Labour stronghold. The more diverse inner city areas transferred to West, which probably helps Thangam, but has left East largely nondescript not quite suburbia.