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Sun May 26, 2019, 05:36 PM

Watching the EU Elections results live

What the fuck is wrong with our country? They are actively voting for economic suicide.

WE ARE FUCKED

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Reply Watching the EU Elections results live (Original post)
Soph0571 May 2019 OP
T_i_B May 2019 #1
cilla4progress May 2019 #2
muriel_volestrangler May 2019 #3
Ghost Dog May 2019 #6
Celerity May 2019 #4
LeftishBrit May 2019 #10
mwooldri May 2019 #5
Ghost Dog May 2019 #7
Soph0571 May 2019 #8
muriel_volestrangler May 2019 #9
LeftishBrit May 2019 #12
muriel_volestrangler May 2019 #11

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 05:58 PM

1. On the plus side...

...we now have two very good pro-Remain MEP's from Sheffield representing Yorkshire.

Basically the OAP block vote has gone en mass to Farage's Brexit pity party. Labour and Conservatives have both done very badly.

It's been quite a weird election in that you had Lib Dem's, Greens and Change UK/ TIG all concentrating exclusively on remainers, the far right concentrating exclusively on Leave supporters, Labour trying to please both sides (and failing badly) and the Tories waving a white flag at Nigel Farage. Britain is badly divided and nobody is even trying to unite the nation.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 06:05 PM

2. Death wish.

I'm convinced a certain segment of the population is lazy enough they'd rather give up than fight all the challenges in front of us!

And by give up, I mean become craven, self-serving, racist, misogynist, xenophobic, flat-earther haters! It's just easier to blame other people.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 06:29 PM

3. On the bright side, the Lib Dem+Green+Change UK vote is almost as much as Brexit+UKIP

and when the Scottish results come in (SNP doing very well), the "definitely Remain" parties may outweigh the "definitely Leave". What we don't know, of course, is the feelings of those who stuck with Tory and Labour - clearly they both lost a lot of votes in both directions. This vote had been a sort of national opinion poll, but with Tory/Labour votes maddeningly unclear.

However, unless we somehow get a new referendum, that won't affect things. We need Tory rebels to join with MPs to force that (or a general election), or we default into No Deal.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #3)

Sun May 26, 2019, 08:11 PM

6. Exactly so. But UK MSM spins otherwise.

One wonders why.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 06:31 PM

4. South East, vote share:


Brex: 36.1% (+36.1)
LDem: 25.7% (+17.7)
Grn: 13.5% (+4.4)
Con: 10.3% (-20.6)
Lab: 7.3% (-7.4)
ChUK: 4.2% (+4.2)
UKIP: 2.2% (-29.9)




Hard Leave coalition is at 38.3% plus the Tories have 10.3 for a total of 48.6%

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Response to Celerity (Reply #4)

Mon May 27, 2019, 04:48 PM

10. We still have our 4 Faragists...

now Brexit rather than UKIP but it's basically the same thing with a new name.

However, we now have 3 LibDems and 1 Tory, instead of the other way round. And 1 Green and 1 Labour, as before.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 06:31 PM

5. I don't think the UK is that fucked. Yet.

The numbers I'm seeing indicate that more people voted for pro-Remain parties (LD, Green, SNP, PC Change etc) than voted for pro-Leave (Brexit, UKIP).

The two main parties have no idea what to do regarding Brexit. Labour have no clear stance. The Conservatives want to leave but are divided on how much leave there should be (hard Brexit, Brexit in name only, etc).

I'm hoping that there will be a new referendum and there will be a clear "Bollocks to Brexit" message given.

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Response to mwooldri (Reply #5)

Sun May 26, 2019, 08:12 PM

7. Exactly so.

Mind the spin.

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Response to mwooldri (Reply #5)

Mon May 27, 2019, 02:46 AM

8. I disagree with you love

Whoever is going to be the new PM will use the results to say - see people clearly voted for Brexit Party over the Tories because their message is clear - the people clearly want a no deal Brexit and the EU elections result will be sold as the 'people's vote'. They will ignore the fact that if you add up all of the clear remain parties they are in the lead. We are about t be lead by a hard Brexiteer (unless a miracle happens) and they will use this result to take us further to the the right wing dystopian rabbit hole.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 04:15 AM

9. I now have 2 MEPs called Alexandra Phillips, and only one Tory




The Tories getting their worst election result in 200 years, and being outnumbered by a name, must be something good.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #9)

Tue May 28, 2019, 12:57 PM

12. My region too - I noted the same thing!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:00 AM

11. How to vote: write "not wank" by your chosen party

as long as you make your intentions clear:

Chris Williams, an agent for the Green party in Leicester, has told the Guardian that he has seen scores of spoilt ballots, apparently forged by pro-Brexit voters.

Slogans such as ‘Brexit now’, ‘We need brexit’ and ‘We’ve already voted on this’ were scrawled next to Brexit, he said, but the electors neglected to vote for either Ukip or the Brexit party.

Williams had been checking the disputed ballots as part of his duties as an election agent, and also found one ballot which had ‘wank’ written in every single box apart from that of the Green party. The voter left a note saying ‘not wank’ for the environmentalist party which was deemed acceptable as a vote.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2019/may/26/european-elections-2019-results-eu-election-parliament-brexit-party-farage-tories-may-live?page=with:block-5ceb01e88f08ad67f1a818fd#block-5ceb01e88f08ad67f1a818fd

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