Elections in Europe in 2017


#141

Lol. The Tories will be choking on their poached eggs this morning.


#142

Not sure what it says that with everything that is going on, the elections seem to be swinging to the left


#143

Damn…looks like fox-hunting is still going to be illegal. How do the chinless bed-wetters fill in their winters?

As Oscar Wilde said - “the unspeakable in pursuit of the uneatable”.


#144

I do have to admit some perplexity, why did May call an election 3 years early when there was no need to, no real pressure? When you consider they had a majority in Parliament, the first time in 18 years, and she has thrown it away, then it is even more perplexing.


#145

Presumably because she inherited the leadership and wanted to be elected with it and the fat, whopping majority that everyone, including Labour people, expected before ramming through a hard Brexit.

Apologies for how painful that might sound.


#146

Maybe people are understanding that voting right wing doesn’t make the brown people go away like they said it would?


#147

Suspect the thinking was also to push the following election a bit further away from the turmoil of the next few years as Brexit kicks in.


#148

May has lost her majority!!

Under mounting pressure to QUIT!

Fkn good onya Corbyn, you ran a great campaign bloke.


#149

That and if they get returned with a majority this time they can say “hey, you guys obviously wanted this, so…” regardless of how bad it gets.


#150

#151

Read a quote “the biggest force in politics is the pendulum” dunno who that belongs to


#152

What it says is, “You can fool enough of the people some of the time, … but soon or late, they wake”


#153

They wake to find a guy in charge who loves terrorist organisations. That would work out well don’t you think?


#154

Actually, they probably wake to ‘no-one in charge’.

And the SNP leader lost his seat!? Edit: former leader, my bad.

Pommy voting patterns are all over the shop.


#155

Not surprising Sal, when was the last time they actually had decent leaders to vote for? Place is worse than Aussie politics atm.


#156

they can no longer make fun of the trump appointment. what a mess


#157

So Corbyn might need to Coal with SNP , who are pushing for scottish independence again, which obviously would effect the numbers (although well down the track of course).

Who, if anyone, will court Sinn Fein, lol?

Also talk that a hung parliament will stall Brexit (which Europe dont want held up) and may even require another brexit vote.


#158

Yes they can. Everyone can.


#159

Absolutely.


#160

Brexit should never have been decided on a one-off, optional, 50% majority basis IMO.
It was always too significant, far reaching and risky to be that cavalier.
Major stuff-up by Cameron.