General Election Discussion - before and after the event

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Re: General Election Discussion - before and after the event

Post  chirpyinsect on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 7:27 am

Freedom wrote:There were 3 people who selected the hung parliament option.

A surprise to me, that's the second in recent years.
Me Miss. To me it was always going to turn in JC's favour the longer Mrs May fluffed and procrastinated. When Ms Abbott stood down, I think there would have been a last minute flurry for Labour. My home constituency in Scotland went red from SNP.

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Re: General Election Discussion - before and after the event

Post  Bampots on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 7:30 am

....may be the plan was always to install Theresa...a sure winner compared to Corbyn! Then she blows the election and we remain in europe by default.....no second vote required. It certainly looks that way sometimes

Thats what i thought would happen ....she would blow it....my prediction is we still leave but pay nearly the same,around 3/4 of what we do at moment to have access and "independence" so called??

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Re: General Election Discussion - before and after the event

Post  Heisenburg on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 8:22 am

Is this now the end of austerity? the tories if they hang on and go with a wing and a prayer they cannot surely ignore what has been said at the ballot box.
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Re: General Election Discussion - before and after the event

Post  Bampots on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 8:50 am

I will be surprised if she lasts the week !!!

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Re: General Election Discussion - before and after the event

Post  Heisenburg on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 9:23 am

Let the Labour party form a minority government and the see that they cannot deliver on their manifesto.
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Re: General Election Discussion - before and after the event

Post  chirpyinsect on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 10:07 am

Heisenburg wrote:Let the Labour party form a minority government and the see that they cannot deliver on their manifesto.

A minority gov is never going to be able to deliver.

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Re: General Election Discussion - before and after the event

Post  Mimi on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 10:28 am

What an absolute shambles to wake up to.

We`ll now have to remain part of single market, which means free movement of people - which was the whole reason people wanted to leave the EU, to stop the free movement of people.

It has all been for nothing. The remainers have won now - Gina Miller must be laughing her socks off.

She might not even be able to legislate the Human Rights Act which was part of her plan to deal with terrorists.

She will continue to be a bobblehead to the USA and we`ll continue to sell arms to the Saudis and attack Assad and start wars everywhere in the Middle East.

We are now in an even worse position than we were before.

I said before we had two choices - either austerity or to be taken over by islam - well we`ll now have BOTH.

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Re: General Election Discussion - before and after the event

Post  Heisenburg on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 10:36 am

chirpyinsect wrote:
Heisenburg wrote:Let the Labour party form a minority government and the see that they cannot deliver on their manifesto.

A minority gov is never going to be able to deliver.

Another vote is unlikely to resolve it so a minority it will have to be.
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Re: General Election Discussion - before and after the event

Post  Mimi on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 11:10 am

This person says it plainly and clearly - looks like he`ll need to come back.


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Re: General Election Discussion - before and after the event

Post  espeland on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 11:23 am

Heisenburg wrote:
chirpyinsect wrote:
Heisenburg wrote:Let the Labour party form a minority government and the see that they cannot deliver on their manifesto.

A minority gov is never going to be able to deliver.

Another vote is unlikely to resolve it so a minority it will have to be.


I believe if Theresa can form a government it will only last for a short time, during which the Tories will do nothing to ease the austerity measures they've taken. When another election is called voters will recognise this and Labour will gain more seats.

Well done Jeremy, you will be PM soon Very Happy
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Re: General Election Discussion - before and after the event

Post  Châtelaine on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 11:27 am

There are 3 things I won't discus, which are - at random order - politics, religion and football ;-)
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Re: General Election Discussion - before and after the event

Post  Freedom on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 11:28 am

Those topics certainly can stir up a load of less than healthy debate!

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Re: General Election Discussion - before and after the event

Post  Châtelaine on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 11:48 am

Right!
I've been a passionate debater ever since I can remember. But I learned my lesson well.
Anything but those three. Unless they're like-minded, but then it's not a debate anymore ...
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Re: General Election Discussion - before and after the event

Post  Freedom on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 11:50 am

The McCann case is also a topic that I only discuss with the like-minded!

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Re: General Election Discussion - before and after the event

Post  Mimi on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 12:16 pm

Châtelaine wrote:There are 3 things I won't discus, which are - at random order - politics, religion and football ;-)

But here they are discussed politely and respectfully of others` viewpoints - barring football I`d say.

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Re: General Election Discussion - before and after the event

Post  bluebell on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 1:34 pm

I mostly watched the BBC reports last night and early morning and must say I was extremely impressed with Laura Kuenssberg, the BBC's Political guru. Hadn't heard of her before, but my goodness she is good, so shall look out for her in future.

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Re: General Election Discussion - before and after the event

Post  bluebell on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 1:43 pm

Been reading about this lady, she certainly has a good background in this subject. Sorry if off topic please move/delete if inappropriate here, but with the state of politics in the UK at present no doubt we will be seeing/hearing more of her.

Early life and education
The daughter of Scottish businessman Nick Kuenssberg, OBE,[3][4] and his wife Sally Kuenssberg, CBE.[5]

Kuenssberg was born in Italy, while her father was working there for Coats Viyella.[6] She grew up in Glasgow, with her brother and sister,[7] and attended Laurel Park School, a private girls' school.[8]

Kuenssberg studied history at the University of Edinburgh, followed by a journalism course at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.,[9] where she worked on an NBC News political programme.

Her brother is a senior civil servant in the Department for Communities and Local Government. Her sister is a diplomat and was appointed as the British High Commissioner to Mozambique in 2014.[9][10]

Career
After returning to Britain, she worked for local radio and then cable television in Glasgow, before joining BBC North East and Cumbria in March 2000. Kuenssberg won a regional Royal Television Society award for her work as home affairs correspondent,[11] and produced segments for the social affairs editor Niall Dickson.

Appointed chief political correspondent for BBC News, Kuenssberg reported for BBC One bulletins, Daily Politics and BBC News. In May 2010, her presence was so ubiquitous in the period between the general election and the formation of a coalition government under David Cameron, that journalist David Aaronovitch coined the term "Kuenssbergovision".[12]

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Re: General Election Discussion - before and after the event

Post  bluebell on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 1:58 pm

More drama, has this ever happened before?    35 Votes between them  - espeland  take note, every vote counts    Very Happy



The General Election count in Kensington has been suspended without a result after counters were too tired to carry on.

The result in the historically Tory seat is still too close to call despite two recounts throughout the night.

A third recount is set to take place "as soon as possible" after counting staff have had a chance to "rest and recuperate", the constituency's returning officer said on Friday morning.

The London seat has always been held by the Conservatives but was "very close" between Labour and the Tories after the second recount.

According to BBC presenter Emily Maitlis, there are reportedly fewer than 35 votes between the two parties.

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Re: General Election Discussion - before and after the event

Post  espeland on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 3:09 pm

bluebell wrote:More drama, has this ever happened before?    35 Votes between them  - espeland  take note, every vote counts      Very Happy



Luckily I don't live in Kensington: in my constituency Labour reduced the Tory majority by 1,000 instead of the required 11,000 Wink

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Re: General Election Discussion - before and after the event

Post  joyce1938 on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 3:22 pm

Châtelaine wrote:There are 3 things I won't discus, which are - at random order - politics, religion and football ;-)
I feel the same ,you cant please everyone all the time ,and can cause bad feeling amongst some joyce1938
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Re: General Election Discussion - before and after the event

Post  Mimi on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 3:55 pm

bluebell wrote:I mostly watched the BBC reports last night and early morning and must say I was extremely impressed with Laura Kuenssberg, the BBC's Political guru.   Hadn't heard of her before, but my goodness she is good, so shall look out for her in future.  

My goodness - that`s the first time I`ve seen anyone speak positively about LK.

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Re: General Election Discussion - before and after the event

Post  bluebell on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 5:54 pm

Mimi wrote:
bluebell wrote:I mostly watched the BBC reports last night and early morning and must say I was extremely impressed with Laura Kuenssberg, the BBC's Political guru.   Hadn't heard of her before, but my goodness she is good, so shall look out for her in future.  

My goodness - that`s the first time I`ve seen anyone speak positively about LK.  

Oh that's a surprise to me Mimi. Do tell - has she had a bad press, is she considered too outspoken?
A very bluntly spoken person I thought, but I did find her perspectives interesting and informed.

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Re: General Election Discussion - before and after the event

Post  Freedom on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 6:01 pm

I've never heard of her before.

Googling her name has brought up a few perhaps critical reports.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/may/10/bbc-laura-kuenssberg-jeremy-corbyn-petition

https://www.theguardian.com/media/video/2016/may/10/bbc-report-petition-sack-laura-kuenssberg-video

http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/799425/Theresa-May-Laura-Kuenssberg-BBC-politics-Brexit-Jean-Claude-Juncker

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Re: General Election Discussion - before and after the event

Post  Mimi on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 8:11 pm

bluebell wrote:
Mimi wrote:
bluebell wrote:I mostly watched the BBC reports last night and early morning and must say I was extremely impressed with Laura Kuenssberg, the BBC's Political guru.   Hadn't heard of her before, but my goodness she is good, so shall look out for her in future.  

My goodness - that`s the first time I`ve seen anyone speak positively about LK.  

Oh that's a surprise to me Mimi.  Do tell - has she had a bad press, is she considered too outspoken?  
A very bluntly spoken person I thought, but I did find her perspectives interesting and informed.

She is generally considered a bit of a rotweiller, or should I say Jack Russell - she won`t let go of her prey. Personally she makes me cringe, but I suppose a good journo should be like that but IMO she doesn`t need to be so bitchy - I`d say she`s worse than Kay Burley at Sky. There`s a sharpness to her accent and an arrogance to her character almost as if she is in charge of them all and is in the government herself. I`ve heard a few comedy programmes do impressions of her.

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Re: General Election Discussion - before and after the event

Post  Freedom on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 9:35 pm

The coalition is between the Tories and the Democratic Unionists.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2017-40220397

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