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UK General Election

Old Oct 30th 2019, 9:04 am
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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?
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Originally Posted by Jingsamichty View Post
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.
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Old Oct 30th 2019, 3:50 pm
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Lib Dem. Remainers.
ditto
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Old Oct 30th 2019, 4:09 pm
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Labour, they will give the electorate a chance to decide with a new binding referendum.
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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.

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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...
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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.
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On my display, only the Liberal Democrats are in italics - subliminal message?
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On my display, only the Liberal Democrats are in italics - subliminal message?
Your choice is in italics.
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Your choice is in italics.
Ah, didn't know that! Pity really, I was quite amused!
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...Black Friday for some...

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Very encouraging to see many LD voters on here
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