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post May 6 2010, 12:25 PM
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Please don't let the Tories win. Please don't let the Tories win...

It seems like around 90% of the people I know are voting Lib Dems, 9% are going for Labour, and abotu 1% want the Tories back in power to rape and pillage the land. The annoying thing is that I suspect that the Tories are going to win. Poop.

Anyway, I hope all you Brits have voted!


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post May 8 2010, 10:49 AM
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Well, I continued watching the coverage all the way through til the end of the programs just before four pm yesterday. Tara was sleeeepy at the end of it all, but at least he was well informed xD

I really, really hope the Lib Dems tell the Tories to take a running jump with their "deal". Listening to Cameron outline it in his speech yesterday was excruciating. Basically 90% of the Tory party had unofficially said they were completely opposed to any kind of voting reform, and then a couple of hours later Mr Shiny-Face came out and said "actually, we'll 'set up an investigation into it'", leaving out the snigger that would have said "yeah, like anything will come of that!". Then he went on to list the common ground in policy that already existed as being some kind of offer to the Lib Dems (only mentioning on a couple of minor points that there was "room to give ground"). Ugh. Considering there's a real possibility of a centre-left coalition government, with much better deals for the Lib Dems on voting reform on offer from Labour, I'd be extremely disappointed if they sided with the Tories; I can't see them making good on ANY of their promises to the Lib Dems at all, and I certainly can't see voting reform (which Nick Clegg noted as the most important thing to the party for any deal) being in our future if that was the case. Sadly, with talk of cabinet positions for the Lib Dems, and the political pressure the Tories will put on them with the immediate need for economic policy (if we're so desperate for it right now why the hell did the election not come after policy was sorted to fix it?) they may just cave.

Five years of Tory hell at least, by the looks of it sad.gif


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- Mata   UK Election time!   May 6 2010, 12:25 PM
- - CheeseMoose   I'd say most of the people I know, including m...   May 6 2010, 05:36 PM
- - CarefulMarshmallowHiddenDragon   Yep. Voted lib dem because they have more chance o...   May 6 2010, 05:45 PM
- - Daria   I spoilt my ballot. Whoever you vote for, the gove...   May 6 2010, 08:00 PM
- - Lurker in the Dark   Happy Daria then? Yup, voted LD. There was a queu...   May 6 2010, 08:17 PM
- - Daria   ANARCHIST DARIA IS SO AAAAANGRRRYYYYYY! *stomp...   May 6 2010, 08:51 PM
- - Yannick   A friend of mine posted this on Facebook. I don...   May 6 2010, 09:54 PM
|- - CheeseMoose   QUOTE (Yannick @ May 6 2010, 10:54 PM) A ...   May 7 2010, 02:48 AM
- - syuu   all of my british politic knowledge comes from thi...   May 6 2010, 10:17 PM
- - michael1384   It looks like the Tories might win. This makes Mic...   May 6 2010, 10:23 PM
- - Tarantio   It's the 2004 U.S. election all over again as ...   May 7 2010, 04:18 AM
- - Novander   My voted mattered! I'm quite happy with th...   May 7 2010, 11:06 AM
- - Tarantio   Woo! Nice one, Novy. A friend of mine recently...   May 7 2010, 12:37 PM
- - Mata   Nice one Nov. Well, the Tories got the most votes...   May 7 2010, 12:47 PM
- - CarefulMarshmallowHiddenDragon   I think I would rather have a lib dem-tory coaliti...   May 7 2010, 08:13 PM
- - Snugglebum the Destroyer   What an exciting day! I vote Lib Dem and that...   May 7 2010, 09:45 PM
- - Hobbes   I spent 16 hours yesterday handing out ballot pape...   May 7 2010, 09:58 PM
- - Tarantio   Well, I continued watching the coverage all the wa...   May 8 2010, 10:49 AM
- - Snugglebum the Destroyer   I'd rather have Tory rule tempered with Lib De...   May 8 2010, 11:27 AM
- - gothictheysay   Will you tell the uneducated American what a ...   May 9 2010, 02:08 AM
- - syuu   True - I find it interesting that they have three ...   May 9 2010, 02:14 AM
- - Tarantio   Our system at the moment is a "first past the...   May 9 2010, 05:44 AM
- - Mata   That was a damn good summary of the situation...   May 9 2010, 02:22 PM
- - Daria   I think it's because the televised debates put...   May 9 2010, 04:27 PM
- - CarefulMarshmallowHiddenDragon   Lib dems didn't get more seats than last time ...   May 9 2010, 08:10 PM
- - gothictheysay   Thanks guys! That's very interesting. I...   May 10 2010, 01:21 AM


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