United Kingdom Election June 6th

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  1. Ice

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    I can't find an article to post but I've just been told that Theresa May is holding a general election in 6 weeks. My personal understanding of this is that it's an incredible tactical move on her part and on the part of the conservative party because if they win, they'll have absolute control of the country which makes it harder for Scotland to leave, but should they lose, they can blame another party for Brexit going tits up if it does.
     
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    Its a proposal that will go to the chamber tomorrow. Labour will likely agree.
     
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    June 8th will be the day that you can literally see Jeremy Corbyn's heart rip in half.
     
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    UKIP can't get its head out of its ass and GG labor. Tories should win this handily.
     
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  5. Ordo

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    Tory landslide
     
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    Why is the opposition in disarray currently?
     
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    Nigel left UKIP in disarray and Corbyn is terrible.
     
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    Is UKIP even a large enough party to matter?
     
  9. Ordo

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    They have 0 MP's. They won 1 seat in 2015 but the party is so retarded that the guy left.
     
  10. Ice

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    The seats don't matter when it comes to UKIP, it never did. UKIP was the reason the Conservatives won the election in the first place, it was a party which split the Labour camp in two and a lot of ex-Labour voters jumped onto the UKIP bandwagon. Yes, the seats look as if they don't matter and yet they had 13% of the votes which is what killed Labour in the 2015 election. Imagine if the UKIP party didn't exist, those 3.8 million votes would have gone to Labour and they would have won.
     
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    UKIP voters are not all former Labour voters so its silly notion to say that they would all automatically support them. If anything its SNP that caused Labour to lose seats in 2015.
     
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    UK has elections? Don't you use a king?
     
  13. Ice

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    Except if you gave all the SNP seats to Labour, Conservatives still have a majority so I'm not sure what your logic is. Labour lost a lot of seats in England to the Conservatives due to a swing of Labour voters to UKIP and I believe someone released data saying that around 45-55% of UKIP voters were previously Labour or were the children of Labour voters when voting in their first election. For a party to jump from 3% of the vote to 13% of the vote is a very big deal, even if they don't win the seats and them simply voting UKIP won the Conservatives a large number of seats due to them being previously Labour voters. If the Conservatives hadn't won the majority, it was much more likely a coalition would have been formed between SNP and Labour since the Liberal Democrats did so poorly. SNP may have stolen 39 seats from Labour but the Conservatives also took 8, those 8 gave them the majority and the victory over the Lib Dems confirmed it. In all of the 8 which the Conservatives stole, Labour's votes had shifted to UKIP and in many of the seats that the Lib Dems lost, UKIP's vote had also been increased, taking either votes from Lib Dem or votes from Labour, causing Conservatives to win the seats.

    UKIP's success in the 2015 election was the success of the Conservatives and the downfall of Labour, one way or another.
     
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    No, we have this queen thing, she sits on a throne and has cute dogs and speaks in a very high pitched posh voice and drinks tea. We have annual fights to please her and these consist of a game with an egg shaped ball and 15 players from a country who rough it out on a field of green and in order to please her further, we invite our old enemies France and our nation's founder Rome, I mean Italy.
     
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    No wonder it all went to shit.
     
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    You shall be receiving a stern letter for such a comment.
     
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  17. Ordo

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    From official results:
     
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    Basically.
    Anyone pro-Brexit in Scotland might finally say fuck you to the power hungry Sturgeon little wanking fucking twat.
    Anyone anti-Brexit in Scotland will vote for that tosser.
    Anyone who is really thick and up their own arse thinking that Brexit can still be prevented will vote Lib Dems.
    Anyone who loves Daddy Corbyn and wants to see a smile on his face as he warmly embraces you will vote Labour (I am among them).
    Anyone who agrees with the Conservative's vision of Brexit and Britain and shit will vote for the Tories.

    But yeah, the Tories will flat out win. There is no chance for them to be overtaken by anyone really. I think the SNP might lose some seats and Labour gain a bunch but I don't think much else will change. Labour are recovering and are legitimately the only other opposition party. If there are any Lib Dems in here then I swear to fuck.. no I don't need to waste my time with thick'o's.

    But it wasn't that much of an impressive move, we all knew it was going to happen. She needed to secure power, and now is the best time since article 50 has been triggered and Labour is still in recovery.

    In short, R O L E P L A Y E R
     
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    LUL
    Can't barrage the Farage
     
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    BM-30 says otherwise.

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