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Election Result 2005

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Squiffy, May 5, 2005.

  1. Squiffy

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    Damn. It's not even half time and it's 3-0 to Labour already.... :rolleyes:

    Looks like a majority in the region of 60 or so. Not a bad result as hopefully an increasingly rebellious backbench could help keep the government in check and reduce their ability to act in such a presidential manner.
     
  2. Beobloke

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    Oh well, full time and Blair's still there. :(

    I wonder if the rest of the world is pointing and jeering just like we did when the Americans re-elected Bush?
     
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    Hmm...I wish we were still that important in world politics...
     
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    We need a party that will stand out from the rest. We need leaders that will sell Britain as a business and a community!

    The British empire was massive and we obviously cant get the size back but we can create the respect and we can only do that by standing up for ourselves as opposed to 'follow the leader' or siding with assholes (America for one)!

    The British goverment has to think for Britain and its people.

    Every party that was up their for election wouldnt have the 'testicles' to stand up and change the habbits they have created.

    Can Laobour pull it out of the bag in their 3rd term?? I doubt it!! :mad:
     
  5. PoochJD

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    Morning,

    Well, I stayed up till 2am, but then gave up. I voted Lib Dem, simply because the other two main contenders are complete :censored:'s, and that seems to be what a lot of other people did as well. I thought that they might actually stand a reasonable chance this time around, but alas there were still plenty of people too stupid to realise what kind of a lying, cheating, deceptive and generally all-round scum-sucking leader Blair is, who voted for him again! :mad:

    For god's sake, why people, why?! Are all Labour voters really this thick? Are you all mad?! :eek: Or are you simply all wanting to commit :suicide: and send the rest of us to an early grave?! :confused:

    It seems that people don't care that for the last 4-7 years we've all been lied to, and that Blair still refuses to accept that he should NOT have gone to war in Iraq, so hey - let's vote the stupid f :censored: in again, and see what else he can do to make Britain an even less exciting and worthwhile place to live! :nono:

    To those of you who were Labour voters, shame on you all! :lesson:


    Pooch
     
  6. tom_painter85

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    Howard's announced he's quitting. Great. Yet more squabbling in the conservative ranks. And no chance of getting in next time either. Cheers guys

    EDIT :massive sarcasm: :rolleyes:

    Tom.
     
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    We can only hope and pray.
     
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    It's gone 1 o clock and 42 seats aren't settled yet! Are these the subject of re-counts or are they just not very quick at counting?
     
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    Ouch! :nono: Yes we're all stupid for voting for a strong economy instead of 'get the immigrants out" :rolleyes:

    Five more years then we've got another good few from Brown. Get used to it.

    RDB :)
     
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    Time will tell, but it is my belief that the economy is heading for recession. Massive consumer debt, house repossession orders the highest for ten years, house prices falling leaving owners in danger of negative equity, job losses etc etc etc............"No more boom and bust"..... we shall see.
     
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    Congratulations to Senator Tony Blair. I mean, Prime Minister Tony Blair. :clap:
     
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    And with petrol set to rise in september...just shy of £1/litre? hmm...can't wait...
     
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    Dont forget ee's NI in the next budget, then there will be the council tax revaluations.
     
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    Galloway for Pm I say :rotfl:
     
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    It's not surprising really though is it?

    Who in their right mind was going to vote for a pathetic weed like Michael Howard to be P.M.?! At least Blair is half interesting and charasmatic.
     
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    I prefer both Michael Howard and Charles Kennedy to Tony Blair

    MH performed well in interviews and has very well reasoned policies, CK just seems to be a decent trustable bloke.

    Tony Blair though is all image
     
  17. overkill

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    Speak for yourself. Did we really want Mr Howard with his track record? Or his underthought policies? I think not. Please note, calling people names because they 'didn't do what you want' is childish at best, sad at worst.

    I despised the Tory govts of the 80's but I didn't go around saying (even if I thought they were a little odd at times) that those who voted for them were 'thick'. :mad:

    This was an interesting election. It showed:-

    1) That people in the North have longer memories of the Torys reccesions than those down South. Perhaps because they were affected both deeper and longer. It will take more than 8 (or even 12) years for them to forget.

    2) The Southern seats were quite clearly lost by Labour over the immigration issue. Blair must therefore, whether the likes of me agree or not, address this problem forwith.

    3) Iraq while a problem, wasn't that much of a problem in the end. Had the recent Council and Euro election reaction over Iraq been repeated, then Mr Howard would have a 12 seat majority. He hasn't.

    4) The Tories have recovered seats that they "naturally would win", and didn't gain a significant increase in the vote. Not good.

    5) The Iraq factor overall kept Labours share of the vote down. Again as above, not good for democracy.

    6) The Liberals did well considering their crap campaign, but I'd be worried about the amount of "university" seats they won off Labour. Students are NOT reliable long term voters, and voted purely on the "that nasty mr Blair attacked that nice Mr Saddam" (I heard a student say those exact words yesterday). By 2009 the Iraq war will be forgotten as an election issue. What happens to those votes then?

    7) MR Squiffy was right :D, the left wing policies of the Lib Dems not only put Tories off voting for them it lost them seats (Newbury).

    Finally, I did enjoy the Tory press and BBC's reaction. Utter, Childish, sulking. When Mrs T won in 87' with a halved majority it was still apparently, 'a triumph'. When it happens to Blair, it's a 'limp victory' 'a shock' etc. Sorry guys, 'limping home' is when you get reduced to a thin majority. 60 plus seats still isn't a thin majority as Mrs T quite ably showed.............. ;)

    TBH BLairs reaction looked like one of relief.
     
  18. danny daniell

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    He looked worried to me....now comes the task of balancing the books without the NI hike. I dont think the Tories really lost anything here....this election was a poisoned chalice.
     
  19. overkill

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    The same was said in 74' and 92'. The govt just has to get on with it - whoever wins.
     
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    I thought you were SNP?
     
  21. Rock Da Bass

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    They're a one-issue party who want Scotland to leave the UK. I'm glad to be British thankyou. :thumbsup:

    RDB :)
     
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    So the Tories won the popular vote in England? Wow.
     
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    Nope. :D
     
  24. Miyazaki

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    Have you seen cornwall? 100% liberal democrat :thumbsup: :clap:
     
  25. overkill

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    Nothing wrong with that........... :D
     
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    It says so on BBC.
     
  27. overkill

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    Big deal. :rolleyes: The sulk they're having, I'm surprised they aren't claiming the whole thing was rigged.............

    BBC, they lost again - get OVER it! :D
     
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    remember those people who complained about Bush getting in in 2000 when Gore won the popular vote......well how do they feel about us having a PM and government elected by around 22% of the eligible voters and only 36% of the popular vote ?

    This is the least popular Government at any British election and it is only the peculiarlities of the current system which gives his still a large majority.

    These results were a huge rejection of Blair and bode well for the next election.
     
  29. Miyazaki

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    The thing with the 2000 election over there was that it was rigged. The 2005 election here wasn't rigged, so of course there isn't the same outcry.

    The Conservatives had an appauling result, winning 30 seats?? So what, Michael Foot had a larger party in 1983!

    It was hardly a rejection of Blair, look at the results for his constituency!

    We had the best result since 1923, and now have 62 seats. It may be a fraction of even the conservatives, but a larger percentage of people turned towards the lib dems than they did conservative, so hardly anything to crow about!
     
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    Great post Guru. Nothing more to add.
     

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