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Well, they've learned one important lesson.
And in the comming months and years they will no doubt learn a few more as the chickens come home to roost. ;)

One estimate is 143 million Hepzi :o


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Horus wrote:
One estimate is 143 million Hepzi :o
:a13: Yikes! Thank goodness we didn't win the Eurovision Song Contest this year or we'd of had to decide which we could afford to stage - next years ESC or this GE. :a54:
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Most people will be focusing on Corbyn, who got his arse handed to him by the electorate, bouncing around as though he won while his lunatic supporters protest against democracy as I type.
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This is the problem, although they were soundly beaten they are behaving as if they won. The truth is that their policies were rejected by the majority of voters.
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Michael Gove.....
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And people say the US is in a mess.
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Horus wrote:This is the problem, although they were soundly beaten they are behaving as if they won. The truth is that their policies were rejected by the majority of voters.
Yep......42.4% versus 40% is a sound thrashing.

And the Conservatives received a ringing endorsement of their policies.

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Zooropa wrote:Michael Gove.....

For PM? Mmmmmm.......... :tk


There's no ministerial vacancy.....barring a timely "execution". Michael has form.

It would mean a U-turn by the PM who sacked him. Theresa has form.

He'd be up against some very serious opposition.....Boris, Amber 'squeaked-in' Rudd....and someone who's name escapes me.

Michael would walk it. :ct
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On a lighter note, I found this summation of the Election a good read:

It’s important to remember that the worst thing Theresa May had ever done before this was run through some wheat fields. So while she may have been on the Tory authorities’ radar at some point, there was nothing in her record to suggest she posed this level of security risk. Despite helming a campaign with more suspiciously unforced errors than the first round of a tennis grand slam, though, Prime Minister May has no intention of resigning. Is this a bit like when she had no intention of calling an election? Either way, I hope the BBC is already cutting a farewell montage of her best bits to Sting’s Fields of Gold. “We’ll remember her, when the West Wing blows, upon the fields of barley …” Or however it goes.

The article is quite long but well worth reading, just put down your drink before reading on...you might spill it.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... are_btn_tw
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There are some juicy one-liners in that article BBLUX. :lol:

Thanks for posting!
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newcastle wrote:There are some juicy one-liners in that article BBLUX. :lol:

Thanks for posting!
Juicy one liners? more like a lefty Guardian journalist struggling for a cheap jibe, about par for that particular commie rag. :D
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Horus wrote:
newcastle wrote:There are some juicy one-liners in that article BBLUX. :lol:

Thanks for posting!
Juicy one liners? more like a lefty Guardian journalist struggling for a cheap jibe, about par for that particular commie rag. :D
Still feeling sore about the election I see :snig:

Must see what the 'highbrow' Sun, Mirror & Mail have to say.....
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newcastle wrote:
Horus wrote:This is the problem, although they were soundly beaten they are behaving as if they won. The truth is that their policies were rejected by the majority of voters.
Yep......42.4% versus 40% is a sound thrashing.

And the Conservatives received a ringing endorsement of their policies.

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We will have to name that particular emoticon “The Newcastle ROFL” as it seems to be his only answer when he is proven wrong or once again loses his personal campaign. We had it with Brexit and his attempts to juggle figures to get them to mean something else, now we have the general election results and yet again he wants to twist the numbers to mean something different. Even after Corbyn offered the biggest bribes in history to the “want everything, contributed nothing brigade” by offering them free tuition and £10 an hour, free child care for mothers etc. the list goes on and on and Teresa May herself alienating her core voters, Labour still lost! (at least Nick Timothy the architect of that stupid manifesto policy has resigned) And in case maths was not your strong point, 318 seats to the Conservatives and 262 seats for Labour in my book says Labour lost and the Tories won. You can juggle your numbers all you like, but Labour still lost the 2017 general election and while TM may not have an outright majority they still have the most seats and Corbyn could never get enough support to get into power even by joining forces with that arch enemy of the English, Nichola Sturgeon. I doubt this government will see a full term and probably fall within a couple of years, but I am willing to bet that the next one will see a far more decisive result with Labour getting the SNP treatment.
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The problem is we can all play the numbers game - it doesnt matter how you juggle
these ones.

They add up to a rejection of Labour.

Percentage of votes means nothing in a constituency based electoral system.

Thatcher got a simlar percentage and won a landslide.

This is just like the cry baby liberals were after Trump won with the electoral college system moanathon.
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Lets be fair now neither party got a ringing endorsement from the electorate.
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Ive won many a crap frame of snooker.

Those wins count as much as the good ones.
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newcastle wrote:
Horus wrote:
newcastle wrote:There are some juicy one-liners in that article BBLUX. :lol:

Thanks for posting!
Juicy one liners? more like a lefty Guardian journalist struggling for a cheap jibe, about par for that particular commie rag. :D
Still feeling sore about the election I see :snig:

Must see what the 'highbrow' Sun, Mirror & Mail have to say.....
Here we go....don't need my reading glasses either. Are these rags for the visually-impaired as well as the educationally-subnormal?

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I love the diversion....but Diana Tapes are really scraping the barrel.

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Take a day off Snoooozecastle - Labour lost.
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Zooropa wrote:The problem is we can all play the numbers game - it doesnt matter how you juggle
these ones.

They add up to a rejection of Labour.

Really? I read them as a rejection of Conservatives...given the starting position.

Percentage of votes means nothing in a constituency based electoral system.

True. Both Conservatives and Labour are lucky we don't have proportional representation


Thatcher got a simlar percentage and won a landslide.

Did she? So what?

This is just like the cry baby liberals were after Trump won with the electoral college system moanathon.
You can take comfort that we still have a Conservative government. Shame about your hard Brexit though :a50:
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