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Re: Westminster Election 12th December 2019
« Reply #1335 on: December 12, 2019, 10:32:07 PM »
A buffoon like Boris Johnson having a such a landslide victory just highlights how awful weak Corbyn and his party are.

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Re: Westminster Election 12th December 2019
« Reply #1336 on: December 12, 2019, 10:33:51 PM »
A buffoon like Boris Johnson having a such a landslide victory just highlights how awful weak Corbyn and his party are.

No ot highlights how f**king stupid the general english man is

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Re: Westminster Election 12th December 2019
« Reply #1337 on: December 12, 2019, 10:35:57 PM »
British people really are idiots. Imagine even considering voting for the party that has completely fucked your country for the last 10 years and will sell the nhs to Trump and his buddies.

Needs to be a UI within the next 3 years. Scotland to go within 2.

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Re: Westminster Election 12th December 2019
« Reply #1338 on: December 12, 2019, 10:36:41 PM »


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Re: Westminster Election 12th December 2019
« Reply #1339 on: December 12, 2019, 10:37:26 PM »
SNP will be on a sticky wicket now, they could go down the route of having a Referendum without UK approval, it could get very dirty & nasty.

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Re: Westminster Election 12th December 2019
« Reply #1340 on: December 12, 2019, 10:38:22 PM »
One thing this result will hopefully force people to realise is that social media, especially Twitter is not the real world. The likes of Owen Jones and Ash Sarkar have been tweeting flat out over the last few hours about major Tories (BoJo, IDS, Raab etc) were at risk. If they all come back with comfortable majorities, people might start to think that there's more to things than what like-minded people say on the interweb.
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Re: Westminster Election 12th December 2019
« Reply #1341 on: December 12, 2019, 10:43:04 PM »
One thing this result will hopefully force people to realise is that social media, especially Twitter is not the real world. The likes of Owen Jones and Ash Sarkar have been tweeting flat out over the last few hours about major Tories (BoJo, IDS, Raab etc) were at risk. If they all come back with comfortable majorities, people might start to think that there's more to things than what like-minded people say on the interweb.

Agree completely. Wouldn't get my hopes up though.

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Re: Westminster Election 12th December 2019
« Reply #1342 on: December 12, 2019, 10:50:02 PM »
Binding referendum needs UK government approval.
If they don't grant them one and they have one themselves, they can hardly stop it. It won't be like Catalonia thats for sure. It's in the Scots hands no matter what Westminster say about it.

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Re: Westminster Election 12th December 2019
« Reply #1343 on: December 12, 2019, 10:52:16 PM »
What's this I hear about Jo Swinson being in a bit of trouble in her own seat?

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Re: Westminster Election 12th December 2019
« Reply #1344 on: December 12, 2019, 10:52:58 PM »
The Scots had their chance, and decided not too. (sic) Be interesting to see a UI referendum, would they learn from the Scots mistakes ?

That was before the Brexit vote. All is changed, and changed utterly.

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Re: Westminster Election 12th December 2019
« Reply #1345 on: December 12, 2019, 10:53:41 PM »
2 big takeaways for me from this.

1. Social Media is massively over rated in an election. Judging by social media you thought Labour had huge momentum and would make a difference. Reality is that the numbers who meaningfully engage in social media regularly is not as high as we believe.

2. Brexit was not an anomaly that would have been fixed by another referendum. The stupid c***ts actually want it so there’s absolutely zero point arguing about it anymore!

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Re: Westminster Election 12th December 2019
« Reply #1346 on: December 12, 2019, 10:56:42 PM »
The Scots had their chance, and decided not too. (sic) Be interesting to see a UI referendum, would they learn from the Scots mistakes ?

That was before the Brexit vote. All is changed, and changed utterly.

The polls before that referendum had them winning a referendum .

Uk is telling us that if they did another referendum on brexit it would be a bigger result
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Re: Westminster Election 12th December 2019
« Reply #1347 on: December 12, 2019, 10:56:59 PM »
2 big takeaways for me from this.

1. Social Media is massively over rated in an election. Judging by social media you thought Labour had huge momentum and would make a difference. Reality is that the numbers who meaningfully engage in social media regularly is not as high as we believe.

2. Brexit was not an anomaly that would have been fixed by another referendum. The stupid c***ts actually want it so there’s absolutely zero point arguing about it anymore!
Yip I agree with all that, and Keir Starmer wouldn't have changed their mind  ;)

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Re: Westminster Election 12th December 2019
« Reply #1348 on: December 12, 2019, 11:00:35 PM »
2 big takeaways for me from this.

1. Social Media is massively over rated in an election. Judging by social media you thought Labour had huge momentum and would make a difference. Reality is that the numbers who meaningfully engage in social media regularly is not as high as we believe.

2. Brexit was not an anomaly that would have been fixed by another referendum. The stupid c***ts actually want it so there’s absolutely zero point arguing about it anymore!

On your first point - could be a factor that your own beliefs and who your follow etc showing you a greater labour momentum, which would be similar to myself. They say you should follow as many people as possible who you disagree with, even though it would infuriate you at times.

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Re: Westminster Election 12th December 2019
« Reply #1349 on: December 12, 2019, 11:03:03 PM »
SF sources say they will lose Foyle to the SDLP.