Politics General Election 2017

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by Gumbo, Apr 18, 2017.

If the General Election was today, how would you vote?

  1. Conservative

    19 vote(s)
  2. Labour

    15 vote(s)
  3. Liberal Democrat

    10 vote(s)
  4. Ukip

    0 vote(s)
  5. Green

    5 vote(s)
  6. SNP

    3 vote(s)
  7. Other

    2 vote(s)
  1. Gumbo

    Gumbo FH is my second home

    This needs it's own thread, surely?

    I'll start it with a poll, answer if the vote was today, perhaps we'll do another a few days out.
  2. Raven

    Raven Brrrrr!

    Voting by drawing a nice big penis on my card. I no longer care who wins, it makes no difference whatsoever.
  3. Gumbo

    Gumbo FH is my second home

    As is your right.

    I will predict, at this early stage, that the Tories will have one of the largest majorities in British history, and it'll be bloody close as to who makes up the opposition.
  4. Embattle

    Embattle FH is my second home

    I can see the possibility of Labour getting utterly obliterated.
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  5. Raven

    Raven Brrrrr!

    My comment from the spam thread

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  6. Gwadien

    Gwadien Uneducated Northern Cretin

    I can see lots of things being blamed on immigrants.
  7. Raven

    Raven Brrrrr!

    You can see all sorts if you look for them.
  8. Big G

    Big G Has a sexy sister. I am also a Bodhi wannabee.

    RIP Labour. They're irrelevant.
  9. Vae

    Vae Resident Freddy

    Vince Cable is standing again as my local MP so that could be a lost seat for the Tories as the majority is only 2017 and swung a lot in the 2015 election.
  10. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    Everyone should vote for Labour for the LOLs. You're all utterly fucked anyway so what the hell?
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  11. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    LibDem as the only party opposing the hard-brexit bollocks.

    This should be treated as a referendum on 'do you think May, Davis, Johnson and Fox have any skills at negotiating a better deal than we have in the single-market/customs-union or are they just spouting shit?'
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  12. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    Labour are in irrelevance. Corbyn is backing May on brexit and is not trusted on any other issue.
  13. BloodOmen

    BloodOmen I am a FH squatter

    Corbyn has allowed himself to become unelectable like Stephen Hawking said: "I agree with most of Jeremy Corbyn's ideas but he has put himself into a terrible position." - the only way labour has a chance is if Corbyn steps down.
  14. Raven

    Raven Brrrrr!

    Most of his ideas appear to be made in the toilets of the local student union. He is the reason there remains absolutely no opposition, something every democracy needs.
  15. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    Given that no one is going to be able to wind back the Brexit without open warfare, the LibDem vote is an even bigger waste of time than Labour. The only vote worth making in June is to punish the Tories for wrecking the country to serve internal party politics. And free duffel coats for all!
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  16. ECA

    ECA I am a FH squatter

    They have NO chance even if corbyn leaves today.

    Who the fuck is the replacement? Angela Eagle stood last time and she has less charisma than teedles post waffle poos.
  17. BloodOmen

    BloodOmen I am a FH squatter

    That's just it though, they also have no chance of he stays (don't get me wrong, I agree with a lot Corbyn's views too, I just think he's unelectable)

    That said! this election thing might be a front to cover up something else, rumours circulating that CPS are about to announce 24 Tory MP's are getting prosecuted for election fraud - hold my fucking beer, I'm going to make some popcorn, this is going to be good.
  18. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    Nope. Winding back hard brexit will be quite easy. No one voted for any specific flavour of brexit.
  19. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    All the more reasons not to vote for the Tories. Don't get me wrong, Corbyn is a buffoon and he's also untrustworthy, but events of the last 12 months have proved everyone is thick as pigshit and trying to get them to respond on actual issues is pointless, so go for tribalism instead. LibDems can take a fair share of the popular vote, but we all know the popular vote is worthless; Labour could still actually take seats (which is actually what matters) if people really wanted to punish the Tories
  20. Gwadien

    Gwadien Uneducated Northern Cretin

    I don't give a fuck about Brexit anymore.

    I'm more concerned about the Tories absolutely murdering the public sector, schools, NHS etc.

    Problem is that the vast majority of people don't actually witness the lack of money, simply because the public sector is generally quite good at covering up the cracks (even though they're running far less efficiently than before.)

    The problem is that Jeremy Corbyn is offering a solution which is unpopular with pretty much everyone on this forum, because you're all relatively middle class, earning quite a bit of money.

    However, with the likes of UKIP and the Tories piping up their right-wing rhetoric of blaming everything on immigration he's receiving very little attention (let's be fucking realistic here among the more intelligent people, if you were earning 20k a year for your family, what do you realistically think would have a greater impact on the NHS, increasing taxation for the rich and piling [in a very Labour fashion of course!] it into the NHS or halting immigration, I mean, really?)

    It is very frustrating that the response to the massive amounts of dangerous cuts is that 'Oh, no worries, it's unopposed Tories, absolutely nothing that we can do about it!' When realistically there is something we can do about it.
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  21. BloodOmen

    BloodOmen I am a FH squatter

    Lol, CPS just announced that the election wont stop them facing charges, huehuehue.
  22. Raven

    Raven Brrrrr!

    Who is facing charges? and for what?
  23. BloodOmen

    BloodOmen I am a FH squatter

    Don't think anyone has been named yet, meant to be 24 Tory mps for election fraud.
  24. BloodOmen

    BloodOmen I am a FH squatter

  25. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse

    June is a long way off in politics.
    There will be a huge amount of tactical voting, this could put the Dems back on the map.

    Jeez, these are weird days.
  26. BloodOmen

    BloodOmen I am a FH squatter

    To be honest, I'd literally rather see a sewer rat with aids selling knock off watches run the country than see the Tories come to power again... they don't give a flying fuck about poor people, homeless people or people with mental illness, all they care about is selling off the public sector bit by bit to their shady rich mates.
  27. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse

    Unfortunately for you 100% of Ukip voters will vote Tory this time around.
    It will be a political bloodbath and quite possibly open up space for a super tory party.
  28. BloodOmen

    BloodOmen I am a FH squatter

    Oh I'm already certain the Tories will win again, its just a crying shame. I'll vote for Labour by proxy, not sure why though, almost certain Labour have no chance with Corbyn at the helm. That said! stranger things have happened... like the referendum result for example, so there is hope.
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2017
  29. Raven

    Raven Brrrrr!

    The problem is that there is literally no other party but the Tories now. Sure vote Labour but do you think their sums add up? They haven't actually said anything that makes sense in years, they have zero ideas, basically all they do is say the opposite of what the Tories say, regardless of what it is.

    Regardless of who is in power, they need a strong opposition, there isn't one. Democratic politics isn't just about which party is in power at any given time it is about all the MPs from all parties.

    Labour has to ditch Corbyn if they hope to have even a remote chance to survive. I reckon they will get Brexit out the way and try to appear clear of blame and then wheel in David Milliband, probably 2020/2021
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2017
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  30. Job

    Job The Carl Pilkington of Freddyshouse

    By June the world will be a much different place.

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