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Fourth July UK General Election.

 
 
Reply Wed 3 Jul, 2024 07:46 am
I thought I'd jump the gun on Mr Goldman and his usual holiday threads, with one devoted to our election which is on the same day as your holiday.

The Tories have been in power for the last fourteen years and are set for a crushing defeat.

This fourth July I will be sat up all night drinking beer from 10pm and screaming drunken abuse at the telly.

I'll be posting from when the results come in, so don't expect a lot of coherence.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 3 Jul, 2024 08:56 am
@izzythepush,
I will be going to rewatch Inside Out 2 tomorrow. This time with a couple of friends.
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Wed 3 Jul, 2024 11:43 am
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:

I will be going to rewatch Inside Out 2 tomorrow. This time with a couple of friends.


I thought I'd go to the City to watch the fireworks...since they are being held on the Hudson rather than the East River.

But apparently there will be very limited area for viewing.

Gonna watch them on TV.
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Mame
 
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Reply Wed 3 Jul, 2024 12:28 pm
@izzythepush,
Sounds like a lot of fun Smile Who are we abusing? I'll be watching this space Smile
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 3 Jul, 2024 01:33 pm
@Mame,
Lots of big beasts will be losing their seats.

It's known as a Portillo moment, after cabinet minister Michael Portillo lost his "safe" seat in the 1997 election.

There is talk that Rishi Sunak's seat is in danger.

The only fly in the ointment is the possibility that Frogface Farage may be elected MP for Clacton.

This however is an election the Tories are losing. It's not one Labour are winning.

The anti Tory vote will give some surprises. The Greens are expected to gain a few seats, they currently have one.

Also pro Palestinian parties in Muslim majority seats may make an impact.

There's also Farage's far right Reform Party, but that is more likely to split the Tory vote than get many seats in their own right.
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Mame
 
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Reply Wed 3 Jul, 2024 04:57 pm
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:

This fourth July I will be sat up all night drinking beer from 10pm and screaming drunken abuse at the telly.

I'll be posting from when the results come in, so don't expect a lot of coherence.


Never expect a lot of coherence anyway, izzy.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 3 Jul, 2024 05:43 pm
Give it hell, Izzy.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 4 Jul, 2024 07:19 am
@izzythepush,
I just voted, Labour.

I nearly voted TUSC, didn't know they were standing so I had a moment's indecision.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 4 Jul, 2024 02:56 pm
@izzythepush,
Five minutes before the polls close and I've opened my first beer.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 4 Jul, 2024 03:02 pm
@izzythepush,
Exit polls predict a Labour landslide.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 4 Jul, 2024 05:06 pm
Couple of early declarations, both Lab holds, as expected, no surprises yet.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 4 Jul, 2024 05:31 pm
On my third beer, a lovely strawberry Belgian beer.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 4 Jul, 2024 05:47 pm
The big story is Reform pushing the Tories into 3rd place in Labour holds.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 4 Jul, 2024 08:10 pm
Grant Shapps has just lost his seat.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 4 Jul, 2024 08:26 pm
Jeremy Corbyn has held his seat as an independent.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 4 Jul, 2024 08:48 pm
Frogface has won his seat in Clacton.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 4 Jul, 2024 10:02 pm
Labour has now won enough seats to form a majority.

Kier Starmer is the new prime minister.
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Mame
 
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Reply Fri 5 Jul, 2024 12:49 pm
I love your conversation with yourself Smile These upsets happen all the time; it's like spring cleaning. We're expecting one with Dufus Trudeau in a year!! So excited to see the back of him. Some of his own MPs are calling him to step down. Silly, useless dilettante.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 5 Jul, 2024 02:34 pm
@Mame,
I stayed up just long enough to see Labour get to 326 seats and secure a majority.

No. 326 was Rees Mogg's seat, so it was doubly rewarding.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Fri 5 Jul, 2024 02:38 pm
I know next-to-zilch about UK political scene but I looked up Starmer-Charmer’s resume and he certainly has a great resume. I wish we had someone of that caliber running here instead of TweedleDum and Dumber.
 

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