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35 minutes ago, tom_widdows said:

Shall settle down to see how Boris and Co react to Biden's (apparent) win.

Boris will not be a happy man. Biden sees himself as Irish and is on record about wanting to improve relations with EU. UK will not be getting special deal that he thought he would get from Trump now. 

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5 hours ago, Jute said:

Boris will not be a happy man. Biden sees himself as Irish and is on record about wanting to improve relations with EU. UK will not be getting special deal that he thought he would get from Trump now. 

Fucking hope so (sorry).  Hopefully it does mean that the amount of shite american products being forced upon the UK will be limited now?

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Anyone have thoughts about how this election is going to go?

There was a 10 min peace on one of the Oz news programs last night. They spoke to people from Aberdeen who were saying that they had voted for the SNP in the last election but will not in this one. Will the SNP have a harder time in this election?  

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Been quite a sizeable anti snp graffiti campaign around the west end of glasgow and last night there was a small group holding an 'SNP out' banner on the 'bridge to nowhere' which crosses over the M8 just before it joins the kingston bridge.
Some ex 'Britain first' muppet is standing as an independent in Sturgeons constituency too and they had a little spat outside one of the polling stations.
Large billboard campaign on 'avoiding a hard border with england' too.

Given it was raining today the quesiton for me is will the stereotype of the lefty voter not bothering to cast their vote come in to play?
I presume the SNP guy in my area will keep his seat but given the sadomasochism on offer in the UK as a whole I cant say ill be surprised if the Tory got in.

Channel Islanders are the latest part of this 'united kingdom' to be hung out to dry by a bunch of entitled fuckwits who got in over their heads but won't care until they find out the country is bankrupt and the Swiss, and cayman islands decide to have a laugh at their expense.
UK is horrible group of states currently trapped together on an express bus to right wing fascist hell unless the tories can be removed from westminster and/or the Celts all jump ship. Then perhaps there might be some hope for 3 of the nations

Says alot about how shit other places in the world must be that so many people are risking their lives to try to get here.



 

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16 hours ago, tom_widdows said:

Given it was raining today the quesiton for me is will the stereotype of the lefty voter not bothering to cast their vote come in to play?
I presume the SNP guy in my area will keep his seat but given the sadomasochism on offer in the UK as a whole I cant say ill be surprised if the Tory got in.

And he did and increased his majority.
Labour second also with an increase vote share with the Tory in 3rd and Lib Dem in 4th.

Turnout 58% which is 8% higher than last time but still shite.

Sturgeon wins her seat so Im not sure what that means for Anas Sarwar. Presume he has a chance of getting in as a 'list' MSP but if not it will be another classic by Scottish Labour.

What is entertaining is if the result are accurate, so far Salmond's lot have not recieved a single vote (25 of 129 called)

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27 minutes ago, tom_widdows said:

And he did and increased his majority.
Labour second also with an increase vote share with the Tory in 3rd and Lib Dem in 4th.

Turnout 58% which is 8% higher than last time but still shite.

Sturgeon wins her seat so Im not sure what that means for Anas Sarwar. Presume he has a chance of getting in as a 'list' MSP but if not it will be another classic by Scottish Labour.

What is entertaining is if the result are accurate, so far Salmond's lot have not recieved a single vote (25 of 129 called)

The results coming in is the most exciting part of the entire election. Fair play to anyone turning out to vote with such a dearth of policy and inspiration.

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4 hours ago, tom_widdows said:



What is entertaining is if the result are accurate, so far Salmond's lot have not recieved a single vote (25 of 129 called)

Are they contesting any constituency seats? I thought they were only on the list? 

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Lib Dems fall even further into obscurity. There was something on the radio coverage about needing at least 5MSPs to be automatically involved with several important parts of the Scottish Parliament. Anyone happen to know the details?

In other bullshit, Douglas Ross takes on his 2nd part time political role, so now he can not bother turning up to votes & debates in both Holyrood and Westminster whenever theres a football match he fancies running the line on.
 

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Seen a suggestion that had everyone who voted for an SNP candidate for their constituency had then chosen Green in their list vote, the SNP would have ended up with 63 seats (1 less) but the Greens would have ended up with something like 35-40 most of which would have been snatched from the Tories.

 

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45 minutes ago, tom_widdows said:

Seen a suggestion that had everyone who voted for an SNP candidate for their constituency had then chosen Green in their list vote, the SNP would have ended up with 63 seats (1 less) but the Greens would have ended up with something like 35-40 most of which would have been snatched from the Tories.

 

Aye, I think that's where both Salmond's twat party and the instruction to vote tactically by the unionist party gamed the system. The SNP must have been aware that their ability to gain seats via the list was minimal, but after alba entered they had to instruct an SNP 1 and 2 just to avoid being tainted by salmond. Without alba, they'd likely have said nothing about SNP 1 and 2 and the greens would have hoovered up the list as the other independence party. The only other option, tactically, would have been for the SNP to tell their supporters to vote green on the list, which is never a good look, but something that the unionist parties had no issue with suggesting (there was probably the ridiculous situation where many voters voted Tory/Labour 1/2 or vice versa). Still, it's a far fairer system and I think the makeup of the parliament is fairly indicative of the overall makeup of the electorate and it really shows perfectly what democracy could look like away from Westminster. Imagine that system without the tactical single issue voting post independence, with 3 or 4 parties having a large say on the running of the country? That's what every person in the UK should be striving for, regardless of their position on independence.

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19 hours ago, HaarDon said:

Hiw did the Tories manage 31 seats?

 

Anyone who votes Tory in Scotland is an utter cunt.

Not just in Scotland. When I went to vote on Thursday Grant Shapps (or Michael Green or Sebastian Fox or whatever alias he's currently) was outside the polling booth greeting voters but completely ignored me...guess my Scotland face-mask put him off. 

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2 hours ago, RicoS321 said:

Voter ID/suppression underway in the UK. In an ideal world this would be enough for the people to see through the government and for it to take them down. Plays to their base unfortunately.

With 81 seat majority the Tories can pretty much do want they want now. No pesky European rules to stop them now either. 

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And so there we are, Matt Hancock has gone.

Hid inability to keep his cock under control has cost him the best job he is ever likely to get.

Not the first and certainly won't be the last. ?

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22 hours ago, BigAl said:

 

Hid inability to keep his cock under control has cost him the best job he is ever likely to get.

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Which is ridiculous really as his ineptitude as Health Sec should have seen him sacked about 13 months ago. (My daughter is about to enter her final year as a med student and she says that she hasn't met any health care professional who has anything but the deepest contempt for him).   He'll be back in the next or next + 1 reshuffle to ru(i)n another department of state. 

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Bojo (the utter cunt of a man) using some of his typically revolting phrases in addressing the traitors conference.

...telling Scots delegates he was delighted to be at a conference where people could finally “shake hands and exchange bodily fluids”.

Ffs 

 

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So how is life like on the ground in the UK? Has the “petrol” crisis eased now? My folks were saying there’s also a shortage of meat and a few other products in London. Only get snippets of news and I’ve grown weary of the UK press.

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