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Jingsamichty Oct 30th 2019 9:04 am

UK General Election
 
Looks like we're going to have the third General Election in 5 years. Makes a mockery of the Fixed Term Parliaments Act.

So, if you had a vote in your old constituency in the UK (maybe you still do), who would you vote for in this upcoming election, and why?

dbd33 Oct 30th 2019 12:37 pm

Re: UK General Election
 

Originally Posted by Jingsamichty (Post 12756175)
Looks like we're going to have the third General Election in 5 years. Makes a mockery of the Fixed Term Parliaments Act.

So, if you had a vote in your old constituency in the UK (maybe you still do), who would you vote for in this upcoming election, and why?

Lib Dem. Remainers.

Oakvillian Oct 30th 2019 3:50 pm

Re: UK General Election
 

Originally Posted by dbd33 (Post 12756281)
Lib Dem. Remainers.

ditto

mikelincs Oct 30th 2019 4:09 pm

Re: UK General Election
 
Labour, they will give the electorate a chance to decide with a new binding referendum.

jimf Oct 30th 2019 4:21 pm

Re: UK General Election
 
I have the opportunity to vote in a safe conservative seat in north east England. I won’t be voting conservative.

I’d consider a remain party if they just eased up on the EU worship. I’d probably consider the EU about 70% ok and I’d like to see a Corbyn-Trump handshake.


dave_j Oct 30th 2019 4:29 pm

Re: UK General Election
 
So... at the moment we agree that this election is all about Brexit.
If I were to vote I'd vote conservative. Already we see the Remain fear tactics being thrust into the fray.
So I'd argue to start the leaving process to get ready for when the transition period's over.
We'll see what happens on the 12th though.. to be followed by Friday the thirteenth, it'll be Black Friday for some...

christmasoompa Oct 30th 2019 4:31 pm

Re: UK General Election
 
I'll be voting Lib Dem. Hoping that enough people in my area (which was very much Remain) do the same and get rid of the absolute ejeet Tory MP we've had forever, fingers crossed his super safe seat isn't safe any longer.

Expatrick Oct 30th 2019 4:32 pm

Re: UK General Election
 
On my display, only the Liberal Democrats are in italics - subliminal message? :lol:

christmasoompa Oct 30th 2019 4:33 pm

Re: UK General Election
 

Originally Posted by Expatrick (Post 12756493)
On my display, only the Liberal Democrats are in italics - subliminal message? :lol:

Your choice is in italics.

Expatrick Oct 30th 2019 4:34 pm

Re: UK General Election
 

Originally Posted by christmasoompa (Post 12756497)
Your choice is in italics.

Ah, didn't know that! Pity really, I was quite amused!

BristolUK Oct 30th 2019 4:51 pm

Re: UK General Election
 

Originally Posted by dave_j (Post 12756490)
...Black Friday for some...



Paul_Shepherd Oct 30th 2019 6:09 pm

Re: UK General Election
 
As I live in Canada now, and have no plans to the return to the UK for the foreseeable future, I don't think its fair, so I won't be voting, although one could argue that it would be justified if I did, with me still having financial interests over there.

If I was living in the UK I would vote, and I would vote conservative, hopefully to break the deadlock in Parliament, get a deal through, get Brexit done, so everyone in the the country can move on with their lives, although I feel there are better alternatives than Johnson as Prime Minister, there are a lot worse too.

Jingsamichty Oct 30th 2019 6:23 pm

Re: UK General Election
 

Originally Posted by christmasoompa (Post 12756491)
I'll be voting Lib Dem. Hoping that enough people in my area (which was very much Remain) do the same and get rid of the absolute ejeet Tory MP we've had forever, fingers crossed his super safe seat isn't safe any longer.

Me too, though it's probably a wasted vote... my MP is the loathsome Liz Truss and she has a 20,000 majority.

dbd33 Oct 30th 2019 7:00 pm

Re: UK General Election
 

Originally Posted by Paul_Shepherd (Post 12756543)
If I was living in the UK I would vote, and I would vote conservative, hopefully to break the deadlock in Parliament, get a deal through, get Brexit done, so everyone in the the country can move on with their lives

All the existing treaties and arrangements with the EU would then have to be renegotiated while a concurrent set of negotiations with each US State and the US Federal government, under whoever is in power by then, inches along. That doesn't seem a lot like moving on. That seems like years of haggling with the best possible outcome being the same deal as exists now. For people who are fed up with all this nonsense, the sensible answer is not to have more of this nonsense.

Shard Oct 30th 2019 9:18 pm

Re: UK General Election
 
Very encouraging to see many LD voters on here :thumbup:


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