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7 hours ago, MPDTT said:

So unfortunately Brexit is unstoppable. At least we will be a low tax, low regulation and open immigration country under Boris. I wanted a hung parliament, but that aside this is the best result. Boris's majority means he doesn't have to pander to the extremes of his party and the size of Labours defeat means they will hopefully realise that Socialism is dead and revert to New Labour and become a credible opposition again.

Fuck off.

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8 hours ago, MPDTT said:

So unfortunately Brexit is unstoppable. At least we will be a low tax, low regulation and open immigration country under Boris. I wanted a hung parliament, but that aside this is the best result. Boris's majority means he doesn't have to pander to the extremes of his party and the size of Labours defeat means they will hopefully realise that Socialism is dead and revert to New Labour and become a credible opposition again.

I mean this in the nicest possible way - fuck off you insufferable, right-wing Tory cunt.

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1 hour ago, UK Kat Von D said:

Fuck it, I’m back off the wagon. My dealer is gonna be chuffed

Good to see Boris is already helping small businesses. 

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8 hours ago, Accident Prone said:

Gotta leave that union whilst the rich get richer and everything that made this country truly great is fucked over in the name of brutal nationalism.

Yeah sorry to break it to you but this country has always been mostly shit.

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A quick calculation of proportional vs FPTP, shows once again why its an outdated system.

Be interesting to see how many seats in total could have been taken from the Conservatives if either Labour or Lib Dem didn't run a candidate

 

Party  Vote Shr         Prop        Actua       Skew
Cons 0.436 283.4 361 77.6
Labour 0.323 209.95 203 -6.95
SNP 0.039 25.35 48 22.65
LD 0.115 74.75 11 -63.75
DUP 0.008 5.2 8 2.8
SF 0.005 3.25 6 2.75
PC 0.005 3.25 4 0.75
SDLP 0.004 2.6 2 -0.6
Grn 0.027 17.55 1 -16.55
Alli 0.004 2.6 1 -1.6
Brx 0.02 13 0 -13
UUP 0.002 1.3 0 -1.3

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22 minutes ago, Chest Rockwell said:

Yeah sorry to break it to you but this country has always been mostly shit.

I was referring mainly to the NHS, the working time directive, 28 days mandatory leave, food hygiene/health standards and David Beckham's right foot. Everything else is mostly shit.

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I wonder how different it would have been if Labour had simply pledged to negotiate and implement their own Brexit deal. Would it have been "enough" of a Brexit to keep the leave seats? 

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Not gonna lie, I feel pretty sick even though deep down this was the result I was expecting albeit maybe not this much of a landslide. There's always the comforting retreat of our social media echo chambers though where we can collectively claim everyone else is thick & our choices definitely weren't the problem.

14 minutes ago, hallicks said:

I wonder how different it would have been if Labour had simply pledged to negotiate and implement their own Brexit deal. Would it have been "enough" of a Brexit to keep the leave seats? 

 

Doubt it. People want to stick 2 fingers up to Johnny Foreigner & tell the EU to fuck off. Plus even if Labour went full on 'hard Brexit' the public would still pick the Tory version over Labour's simply because Johnson is more popular than Corbyn.

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7 hours ago, 300 said:

Since when did ‘rasslin fans become so leftie??

Personally, since I grew up in a mining town in the 80's and witnessed the scorched earth that Thatcher left behind.

That's the most disappointing thing for me today, people who the Tories called 'The Enemy Within', 30 odd years ago have gladly taken the bait and lined up for a shafting based purely on the obfuscation of Brexit. The same people who call remainers traitors, have just totally and utterly betrayed their own communities, children and neighbours.

Edited by BrodyGraham

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3 hours ago, Loki said:

Huh.  It turns out that sitting on the fence over Brexit and trying not to pick a side, doesn't work.

Labour lost Leave voters to the Tories and Remain to the LD and FPTP did the rest.

I'm staggered at the size of the win though.  It'll take more one election to lose a majority of this size..

Everyone is staggered by the size of the win,interviews with Conservatives show they are too. 

The neutral Brexit was very naive and I'm surprised anybody thought they would do well with that. My guess is they took too many safe seats for granted a bit like May in 2017.

Liberal Democrats policy of just stop it was a problem, as was their leader. People easily picked holes in Swinson and she just has about as much charisma an 80 year old man's testicle. 

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