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What do you think will be the outcome of the General Election?

Conservatives win increased majority
28 (26.7%)
Conservatives retain small majority
59 (56.2%)
Hung parliament
14 (13.3%)
Labour win majority
4 (3.8%)

Total Members Voted: 103

Voting closed: Wednesday 7 June 2017, 11:51:33 pm

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Online Adam^

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Re: UK Politics: General Election 2017 - 8th of June
« Reply #24900 on: Thursday 8 June 2017, 01:02:45 pm »
1000 pages of tory s****, lets hope the next thread occurs under a more positive outlook

Offline Darth Crooks

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Re: UK Politics: General Election 2017 - 8th of June
« Reply #24901 on: Thursday 8 June 2017, 01:03:47 pm »
Don't understand how people are so utterly convinced Theresa May is more credible on Brexit, there's literally no precedent for their negotiation on anything.

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Re: UK Politics: General Election 2017 - 8th of June
« Reply #24902 on: Thursday 8 June 2017, 01:07:42 pm »
1000 pages of tory s****, lets hope the next thread occurs under a more positive outlook

:yao:

Online Stifleaay

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Re: UK Politics: General Election 2017 - 8th of June
« Reply #24903 on: Thursday 8 June 2017, 01:07:50 pm »
tynemouth should be walk for labour, Alan Cambell?
Yes. Even taking away my mistrust of Labour (actually really liked some of what Corbyn has said over the last week or so), I have had a number of run in's with Campbell and he is nothing but a self serving utter f***ing c*** who doesn't listen to his constituents.

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Re: UK Politics: General Election 2017 - 8th of June
« Reply #24904 on: Thursday 8 June 2017, 01:07:58 pm »

:lol:  Imagine coming to blows over who gets to photograph Tim Farron.

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Re: UK Politics: General Election 2017 - 8th of June
« Reply #24905 on: Thursday 8 June 2017, 01:10:07 pm »
Don't understand how people are so utterly convinced Theresa May is more credible on Brexit, there's literally no precedent for their negotiation on anything.

Because the Sun and Daily Turd tell them she is.

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Re: UK Politics: General Election 2017 - 8th of June
« Reply #24906 on: Thursday 8 June 2017, 01:12:00 pm »

:lol:  Imagine coming to blows over who gets to photograph Tim Farron.

Is that what it was?

Would've loved it if he'd walked out while they were scrapping and no-one got the shot.

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Re: UK Politics: General Election 2017 - 8th of June
« Reply #24907 on: Thursday 8 June 2017, 01:12:17 pm »
Need to change the Media ownership rules. None of these live in the UK or pay much tax.

Culled from Guardian comments:

''These 5 billionaires are in fact the British Gov. Tories are only their managers, these people do what they want. Nobody can not stop them, and all of them have very interesting tax structures.

The Sun - Rupert Murdoch, American who lives in the US pays zero tax to HMRC
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The Mail - Lord Rothermere, lives in France, inherited his non-domiciled UK tax status and channels business money through Rothermere Continuation Ltd based in Bermuda.

Daily Express - Richard Desmond has interesting tax arrangements with Luxembourg which reduces his company's corporation tax.

The Telegraph - David and Fred Barclay, live on private island Brecquou, near Sark. All their companies; The Ritz, Littlewoods and The Telegraph are each controlled by offshore trusts. The Barclays successfully managed to sue HMRC for a £1.2 billion refund over VAT miscalculations and the compound interest that accrued over the period when the error occurred, which interestingly pre-dated their ownership.''

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Re: UK Politics: General Election 2017 - 8th of June
« Reply #24908 on: Thursday 8 June 2017, 01:12:28 pm »
Not sure why Brexit is the only issue people are concerned with. Whoever wins this has 5 years in power, Brexit is expected to take 2 years (will take longer for the effects to hit), leaving whoever wins with 3 years free to do whatever the f*** they want.

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Re: UK Politics: General Election 2017 - 8th of June
« Reply #24909 on: Thursday 8 June 2017, 01:13:10 pm »
Murdoch is austrailian isn't he?

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Re: UK Politics: General Election 2017 - 8th of June
« Reply #24910 on: Thursday 8 June 2017, 01:14:10 pm »
Murdoch is austrailian isn't he?

American now.

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Re: UK Politics: General Election 2017 - 8th of June
« Reply #24911 on: Thursday 8 June 2017, 01:16:47 pm »
Naturalized in 1985

Offline sadnesstan

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Re: UK Politics: General Election 2017 - 8th of June
« Reply #24912 on: Thursday 8 June 2017, 01:17:10 pm »
Not sure why Brexit is the only issue people are concerned with. Whoever wins this has 5 years in power, Brexit is expected to take 2 years (will take longer for the effects to hit), leaving whoever wins with 3 years free to do whatever the f*** they want.

My guess is that that is behind the election being called. May was warning us of the destruction that 'Brexit' would bring. She must therefore be aware that any sitting government is going to take a sting from it.

Just keep going, and allow yourself a year to win the next election?

Or call one 11 days before negotiations, giving you 3 years to convince the public that it wasn't so bad after all.

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