View Poll Results: What will be the result of the 2019 Election?

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  • Big Conservative majority (400+ seats)

    1 33.33%
  • Medium Conservative majority (350-399 seats) - correct (364-5)

    0 0%
  • Small Conservative majority (<350 seats)

    1 33.33%
  • No majority; Conservatives govern

    0 0%
  • No majority: Labour governs

    0 0%
  • Small Labour majority (<350 seats)

    0 0%
  • Medium Labour majority (350-399 seats)

    0 0%
  • Big Labour majority (400+ seats)

    0 0%
  • Other

    1 33.33%
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  1. #46
    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
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    Yes, and the LibDems have put the heat on the Tories by negotiating with Labour at the same time, which is rather sneaky of them when they said that they would give the Tories the first opportunity to attempt to form a government.

    Electoral reform is a big sticking point especially as Labour is likely to go much further than the Tories on that question.
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    By the way two of my fellow psephologists are in a bit of suspense over this one as back in 2007 one bet the other one a substantial sum, at odds of 10:1, that in the next Australian, British and New Zealand elections at the time, the sitting governments would all lose office.

    This indeed happened in both Australia and New Zealand. Britain is the final leg so whether we see a Tory/Lib Dem government or a Labour/Lib Dem government, even if whatever we see lasts only a few months, decides the wager.
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    There's something very bad about this to be honest. We suddenly have this prospect of seeing the least favoured parties actually forming government. Fkn hell. But I tell youse, the Conservatives will partly only have themselves to blame, you know. Fkn pussy-footing around. If they get outflanked by Labour, I tell youse what, they don't bloody deserve to govern anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arosar
    There's something very bad about this to be honest. We suddenly have this prospect of seeing the least favoured parties actually forming government.
    I don't think that's unfair if it happens although many Brits are going half-crazy about it. Labor and the LibDems split the anti-Tory vote and well over half the country voted for one or the other so a deal between them will make sense if it happens. Anywhere else in Europe it would be business as normal for a coalition to be formed in this situation.

    If they get outflanked by Labour, I tell youse what, they don't bloody deserve to govern anything.
    Agreed. The poor Tories don't want electoral reform because they would never win a majority again, but if they don't get serious they'll end up with electoral reform anyway and they will not be in government.
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    It's being widely reported that Labour-LibDem talks have collapsed as Labour was not sufficiently serious on policy areas other than electoral reform and would not fund LibDem policies. This has been steadily reported for hours now so barring a sting in the tail this one may well be done and dusted soon ... for now.
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    An American perspective on the UK election, with lessons for both parties.
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    It's done and dusted alright. The new premier has even tried to slip in his own JFK-like moment.

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    Wotsa Tory?
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris
    Wotsa Tory?
    A Howie. A man with a clue. A Rightie. Someone who doesn't spout crappola about werka, laba, battla 'etcetra', but simply does what he believes is in the national interest, which by extension assists those demos.

    He is also someone who will be tossed because he is hated, not because he is incompetent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Underpants
    A Howie. A man with a clue. A Rightie. Someone who doesn't spout crappola about werka, laba, battla etcetra, but simply does what he believes is in the national interest, which by extension assists those demos.

    He is also someone who will be tossed because he is hated, not because he is incompetent.
    You are going a bit overboard aren't you, I have never heard of him being hated. He is not another Maggie Thatcher is he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist
    You are going a bit overboard aren't you, I have never heard of him being hated. He is not another Maggie Thatcher is he?
    A bit like instant soup.
    Install conservative PM.
    Wait.
    Hate.

    Although it's certainly a bit early, as you say, there will be those genetically programmed to hate already, many more who will cringe at the first sign of conservative authority and finally a couple of years to pop out some wide-eyed 18 year old noobs into society. As sure as the sun comes up tomorrow, he will, in time, be hated.
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    Did anyone really hate John Major though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    Did anyone really hate John Major though?
    He didn't have enough time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Igor_Goldenberg
    He didn't have enough time.
    He had plenty. He was PM for six and a half years.
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    The recent formation of the Tory - Lib Dem coalition seems to be the most stable and workable option and given the loss of confidence and swing against the Labour government seems to be appropriate in the circumstances. I was interested in Cameron talking about "political reform" in his victory speech. I wonder if he has caved in on electoral reform or whether he was simply speaking in more general terms.
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