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General Election 2019
Posted: Posted December 12th, 2019 by Smiling Apple
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Turnout appears to be mental. Kuennsberg has broken electoral law. And it's pissing down with rain.

Have the three Brits on here voted yet? Any predictions on the result? Hopes? Fears?

Any big names you think might be unseated (Boris included)?

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Voted this morning, although my seat is reddest of reds, so it's not one to watch. Croydon Central, down the road however...

Kuenssberg is a disgrace, for shite journalism (bias accusations aside), and should be sacked.

I feel like it's going to be a small Con majority still, which does not inspire positivity in me at all. This campaign has been appalling, and Johnson has demonstrated what an awful twat he is, as per usual. For all of Labour's prat falling on various fronts, the Conservatives have taken the biscuit with their shitbaggery, and refusing to own up when called out on it.

Ones to watch will be the collective so-called Red Wall in Midlands and North East; Canterbury; Richmond Park/Twickenham; Hastings & Rye; Uxbridge (if Labour ousts Johnson himself it will undoubtedly be the highlight); various Tory (former and current) Cabinet seats (IDS and Raab I am looking at you); South-West Tory/LD marginals; whether or not Grimsby does turn blue; Kensington and maybe its million recounts again.

Edited December 12th, 2019 by Arch
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Naturally, I want the opposite. Not as my first choice (and I didn't vote for the Tories) but as the only result plausible enough to happen. I would give up the will to live if it were another hung Parliament and genuinely brick it if it were a Labour win. But hey ho. Think I'll be shitting myself up to and including the exit poll, and possibly beyond it.

My boss at work has bet literally thousands on a hung Parliament, on a constituency by constituency basis. That sort of confidence suggests he knows what he's talking about. But then again maybe he doesn't and is about to lose a lot of money. I still think it will be a slim Tory majority.

Don't think Boris will lose his seat. Think Raab probably will. I think the polls are not reflecting what's happening with the Brexit Party in certain northern constituencies so will be interesting to see what happens there - I wouldn't be shocked if they actually managed to get a seat, or at least came close (probably the latter). Will be interesting to see what happens in Wales too.

Posted December 12th, 2019 by Smiling Apple
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I voted this morning on my way to work. Seemed a little bit busier than usual so maybe it's going to be a good turn out.

I'm interested to see what happens here (Westmorland and Lonsdale). Tim Farron has consistently won it since, I think it was 2010, but the last couple of times the Conservatives have been making gains. It was pretty close last time so there's potential the Conservatives might get the seat, but I suspect they're probably lost some support of late. The "Brexit issue" likely won't play in their favour because the majority around here voted Remain. It's not really a good indicator but I've also seen a lot fewer signs up showing support for the Conservatives. So I'm expecting Lib Dem victory here as per usual but it also wouldn't be a big shock if Conservatives managed to pull in enough to get through.

For the nation as a whole I'm expecting the Conservatives to win a majority. Failing that it will have to be a hung Parliament as I just don't see Labour getting a majority.



Posted December 12th, 2019 by Moonray
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What are the differences between the different political parties in the UK? It sounds like you have a lot of them and idk what any of them actually mean -- I'm seeing mentions here of Conservative, Labour, Tories, Lib Dem. Also whatever happened to UKIP -- was that a party or just a movement?

Posted December 12th, 2019 by Xhin
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Tim Farron has consistently won it since, I think it was 2010, but the last couple of times the Conservatives have been making gains. It was pretty close last time so there's potential the Conservatives might get the seat, but I suspect they're probably lost some support of late.

Will be interesting to watch. I have no idea what's going to happen with the Lib Dems tonight. Apparently about a third of Lib Dem voters voted to leave. So they might have driven away that third while losing votes to Labour, who remainers will think stand a better chance of stopping Brexit.

What are the differences between the different political parties in the UK? It sounds like you have a lot of them and idk what any of them actually mean -- I'm seeing mentions here of Conservative, Labour, Tories, Lib Dem.

Here is a gross oversimplification:

Conservative Party ("Tories"): Hillary Clinton
Labour Party: Bernie Sanders (currently, usually Hillary Clinton)
Liberal Democrats: Hillary Clinton
Brexit Party: Trump

Always a two-party contest between the Conservative Party and the Labour Party. Brexit has blown everything wide open though and party allegiances are all over the place. Very interesting times. A lot more unpredictable.

Arch could probably explain things better...

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Woo boy. That exit poll...

Posted December 12th, 2019 by Smiling Apple
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Well, Tory majority it probably is then.

I won't stay up for this one I think.

Posted December 12th, 2019 by Arch
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Worst result for Labour since 1935. Blimey.

If the exit poll is correct.

Posted December 12th, 2019 by Smiling Apple
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yikes. this doesn’t bode well for the dems in 2020 imo

Posted December 12th, 2019 by poptart!
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i think i’m going to check out. no more politics for me; it’s too depressing. i’m already irony-poisoned from 2016, anyway, so whatever

Posted December 12th, 2019 by poptart!
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