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I'll be voting labour. Cameron has screwed my generation over and I like the NHS and lower uni fees.


I say the same thing about Labour (the ones who introduced the fees in 1998, just before I was due to go to university).

It doesn't matter who I vote for though as my home is in a constituency that has elected the same party since the end of the second world war. I never pay attention to the policies as my vote will never have an impact - I just vote for any of the other parties in a futile attempt to reduce the incumbent's majority and get them to stop taking us for granted.
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I was going to vote UKIP as I'm against the EU. But seeing the disgraceful 'Conservative' election campaign I've got no choice but to Labour to keep the Tories out. The Tories' only principle is power at all costs, and for this election that cost will be the Union. Hence the absurd spectacle of David Cameron insisting that Scottish Tory voters should not vote Labour to keep the SNP out, on the fraudulent ground that voting for Labour against the SNP will let the SNP in!

This man will sacrifice the Union for political advantage. Lucky for us the Tories are finished and will never win a majority again.
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Posted 4/26/15
Can someone explain to me what 'Blue Labour' is?
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Can someone explain to me what 'Blue Labour' is?


A tendency in the Labour Party. Somewhat Old Labour (socially conservative, anti-markets). I rather like it.
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LONGNAMEYOUWONTMISS wrote:

Can someone explain to me what 'Blue Labour' is?


A tendency in the Labour Party. Somewhat Old Labour (socially conservative, anti-markets). I rather like it.


Yeah it used to be a much bigger thing but those left of center economically for whom the social conservatism was a priority have mostly shifted towards UKIP these days. There's still a chunk hanging on inside the labor party though I think mostly out of a sense of tradition there's no party really left representing those combination of positions anymore.
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Posted 4/29/15
Thought the title said, "let's have an erection."
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I'm voting UKIP. This country needs big changes.
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Thought the title said, "let's have an erection."


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Posted 4/29/15 , edited 4/29/15
We're in for grim times ahead. These guesses are from electionforcast.co.uk:

Conservatives 280
Labour 270
SNP 47
Liberal Democrats 27
DUP 8
Plaid Cymru 4
SDLP 3
UKIP 2
Greens 1
Other 8

323 seats are needed for a majority. Under this breakdown neither Labour nor Tory can form a government. SNP won't work with the Tories, so that's them out. Lib Dems won't work with the SNP or DUP or UKIP. As Lib Dems can't work with Labour alone, that's Labour out.
The only possible thing could be a Labour minority goverment, where the SNP vote for the programme but play no part in forming it (if they did the Lib Dems wouldn't support it; Labour have also said they won't work with the SNP). The SNP will likely find some reason to oppose it, meaning neither party will be able to govern.
The outcome will be another election just months away. How will that go? I expect the SNP and Lib Dems will be squeezed and we'll return somewhat to the 2 party system. Which party will be in charge then? I couldn't say.
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Posted 4/29/15

dsjb wrote:


josef_k wrote:


LONGNAMEYOUWONTMISS wrote:

Can someone explain to me what 'Blue Labour' is?


A tendency in the Labour Party. Somewhat Old Labour (socially conservative, anti-markets). I rather like it.


Yeah it used to be a much bigger thing but those left of center economically for whom the social conservatism was a priority have mostly shifted towards UKIP these days. There's still a chunk hanging on inside the labor party though I think mostly out of a sense of tradition there's no party really left representing those combination of positions anymore.


Not quite. There's the DUP

For the benefit of the other readers the DUP (Democratic Unionist Party) are a Northern Ireland party, and for that reason are completely ignored. A lot of people are attacking them at the moment because it looks like they might have some influence for once.

Why are they being attacked? Their opinions on some social issues are at odds with every other party, including UKIP. For example on gay marriage and abortion. At one time they had a campaign called Save Ulster From Sodomy!

They've indicated they'd like to work with Labour, because they're disgusted with the Tory campaign (a comment which no newspaper except the Guardian saw fit to report). Although Labour will probably want nothing to do with them, which will be Labour's loss.
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Posted 4/29/15

josef_k wrote:



Not quite. There's the DUP

For the benefit of the other readers the DUP (Democratic Unionist Party) are a Northern Ireland party, and for that reason are completely ignored. A lot of people are attacking them at the moment because it looks like they might have some influence for once.

Why are they being attacked? Their opinions on some social issues are at odds with every other party, including UKIP. For example on gay marriage and abortion. At one time they had a campaign called Save Ulster From Sodomy!

They've indicated they'd like to work with Labour, because they're disgusted with the Tory campaign (a comment which no newspaper except the Guardian saw fit to report). Although Labour will probably want nothing to do with them, which will be Labour's loss.


Oh yeah I forgot about then I should probably include them in the OP given they have actually won more seats than ukip and the green have.

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You can elect the guy on the right or the guy on the left, either way stuff still turns out the same.
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Well election day is here now I just hope we don't end up with a hung parliament that drags everything out for weeks. Sadly I suspect that may be exactly what were about to get.
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