Decision '17

Martin Phillp
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thegeek wrote: Thu 20 Apr, 2017 19.10 Well, three days since the election was called, and my MP is nowhere to be seen. The one over the border (who's a bloody good constituency MP, and a bit of a rising star in the party) was all over Twitter and Facebook to start banging the drum for her re-election. Mine doesn't even appear to have responded to a request for comment from the local paper.
Mine's pretty good at knocking at my door and not just at election time. Always visible in my part of London as well.
TVF's London Lite.
barcode
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A couple of points its seems the last leg is trying to get people to register to vote: https://twitter.com/TheLastLeg/status/8 ... 2103314432 Maybe there would be better off trying to get the 35% of people who are already on the list to vote this time around. To get a General election with over 70% turnout would be decent.

While in Scotland: look who could get 12 seats... and Angus could lose his: https://twitter.com/ComradeHutch/status ... 6504982528

And now its seem there trying people how to vote to stop the tories.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... edit#gid=0

Silly sods, half the lib dem seats are leave, so there have no chance.
Philip
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Anyone else tried this 8values survey? It's another political compass-esque thing but I always find comparing results interesting.

http://8values.github.io/index.html

my results:
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MetalGearRex
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Philip wrote: Sun 23 Apr, 2017 15.38 Anyone else tried this 8values survey? It's another political compass-esque thing but I always find comparing results interesting.

http://8values.github.io/index.html

my results:
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Thanks for sharing the resource - looks like my results were almost entirely similar:
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As for my thoughts on the election, I echo the responses of others - very surprising, though I'm expecting a landslide victory for the Tories, as Labour are in one of the weakest periods of their history by far.
Alexia
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Those online surveys are a waste of time. And I'm not just saying that because it found out I was 20% more compatible with the opposition than I was with my party of choice. ;)
cwathen
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Alexia wrote: Sun 23 Apr, 2017 17.52 Those online surveys are a waste of time. And I'm not just saying that because it found out I was 20% more compatible with the opposition than I was with my party of choice. ;)
Every time I do them they find I'm apparently so left wing that I would make Corbyn blush.
Alexia
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Stockholm Syndrome to be renamed Wales Disease.

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JAS84
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barcode wrote: Fri 21 Apr, 2017 15.05 What would happen if he did lose his seat but most of Labour party didnt?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/ ... 4.stm#lose

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE PRIME MINISTER LOSES HIS SEAT?
His party would offer up a candidate to take over temporarily as a caretaker leader/prime minister. The Queen would then call the potential prime minister to Buckingham Palace to ask him whether he would form a government. The governing party would then hold a leadership election.

Presumably, the leadership election part also applies if the Leader of the Opposition loses his seat.
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WillPS
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https://www.theguardian.com/science/201 ... ooks-bleak

This is a pretty bleak analysis, even coming from the position of accepting that Theresa May will win an overall majority (which I have, reluctantly).
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bilky asko
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I think it opens up the possibility that the Lib Dems could lose all their seats. If those figures are largely correct, a bit of Lords reform could strike an even bigger blow.

Perhaps a timely reminder that, in reality, the figures of this election are likely to be the most unpredictable ever, if not the result.
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WillPS
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An extension to the nightmare scenario - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... cy-network
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