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    Posted: April 20 2015 at 13:53
Who are we voting for in the 2015 UK General Election? 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 20 2015 at 14:36
Whichever party is for opening a pub on ever street corner and changing the national anthem to "If you tolerate this your children will be next" by The Manic Street Preachers.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 20 2015 at 14:57
I sincerely hope the person who ticked UKIP did so with a sense of irony... this is meant to be a web site for intelligent people.. Wink

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 20 2015 at 15:40
I didn't know generals were elected? *ducks*
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 20 2015 at 16:10
I am a member of Plaid, so that is where my vote will go.

Of course, though, as a loyal and neutral civil servant, I will support whichever cheek of the arse is the largest party come May 8th
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 21 2015 at 03:49
Originally posted by Jared Jared wrote:

I sincerely hope the person who ticked UKIP did so with a sense of irony... this is meant to be a web site for intelligent people.. Wink

They lead in the other two sites I made polls in, and by some way! Maybe it's Rotherham, maybe it's the HS2 carving up the countryside, oppressive speed cameras, NHS parking fees or houses being built on greenbelt land, who knows? 

Could also be Labour ruining the economy and inviting Islamists in en masse or just the Cons failing to deliver on their biggest promises.

Maybe protest votes Confused
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 21 2015 at 05:18
I'm stumped this time. Labour will knacker the economy as usual if they get in (and quite possibly be controlled by the SNP if they don't get an overall majority), LibDems go back on their word, Tories have improved the economy but are basically Cameron's posh mates.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 24 2015 at 10:24
Anyone else voting in the General Election?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 24 2015 at 10:40
I voted green, my favorite color.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 24 2015 at 11:19
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 24 2015 at 11:27
I wish I understood UK politics as much as here in the great white north. Party platforms and all. Are any of your parties NOT dirty, cheating, lying b*****ds, cause none of ours are.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 24 2015 at 12:12
Originally posted by JD JD wrote:

I wish I understood UK politics as much as here in the great white north. Party platforms and all. Are any of your parties NOT dirty, cheating, lying b*****ds, cause none of ours are.
 
as a general rule of thumb, if you want to support a party with a social conscience in the forthcoming UK elections, choose one with a female leader... Wink

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 24 2015 at 12:16
It really doesn't matter who I vote for, my vote will be a fruitless one because I live in an area that is staunch Tory stronghold where the incumbent MP a 14,000 majority over their nearest rival, the Lib Dems. As he could quite easily stand as a UKIP candidate without changing any of his stated opinions or parliamentary voting history he has nothing to fear from Farage's purple fascists. Unfortunately since the Lib/Dems have successfully managed to piss-away their traditional youth-vote over the University tuition fees fiasco his majority can only increase.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 24 2015 at 12:36
How's UKIP's influence on the Tories?  Are they really hewing more to the right this election?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 24 2015 at 12:40
I will vote Labour. Luckily my vote will count because the area where I live is currently a Labour seat. The recent rise of UKIP will most likely diminish the local Conservative vote.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 24 2015 at 13:24
Originally posted by Padraic Padraic wrote:

How's UKIP's influence on the Tories?  Are they really hewing more to the right this election?
Not that you would notice. I suspect that they really want to put as much political distance between themselves and the UKIPpers as possible. Farage isn't saying things that we all suspect that Cameron secretly wants to say, they are ideologically poles apart.

I'm not sure what the Tories are doing to be honest, and I get the feeling that neither do they. All the parties seem to have acknowledged that the election will be close and probably result in yet-another coalition government. Labour are still fighting to win while the Tories appear to be resigned to losing. As the left-leaning smaller parties are queuing up to side with Labour it's leaving the Tories and UKIP looking like the tubby lad in National Health glasses who is last to be picked for playground football and the asthmatic kid with an unfortunate case of tourettes. If they are counting on the support of the Lib/Dems then I think they are in for a bit of a shock, Corporal Clegg will side with the winning team no matter who they are.

I expect that the Lib/Dems will lose a lot of votes but not that many seats and the other smaller parties will gain votes but no more seats - such is the nature of first-past-the-post balloting. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 24 2015 at 13:44
Corporal Clegg.  LOL  Brilliant - expect nothing less from such a Floyd fan.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 24 2015 at 13:51
Labour, the best of a bad bunch.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 24 2015 at 14:25
Very leftist forum! 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 24 2015 at 15:52
Originally posted by Dean Dean wrote:

It really doesn't matter who I vote for, my vote will be a fruitless one because I live in an area that is staunch Tory stronghold where the incumbent MP a 14,000 majority over their nearest rival, the Lib Dems. As he could quite easily stand as a UKIP candidate without changing any of his stated opinions or parliamentary voting history he has nothing to fear from Farage's purple fascists. Unfortunately since the Lib/Dems have successfully managed to piss-away their traditional youth-vote over the University tuition fees fiasco his majority can only increase.
 
I know exactly how you feel and can sympathise. I grew up in an area where Nicholas Ridley was the MP, with the adjoining constituencies incumbents being Norman Fowler and Douglas Hurd, all of whom had majorities of around 20,000. Whilst working for the YHA in generally affluent parts of the country, my predicament was the same... because I've never been a disciple of free market economics, my vote has regrettably never counted for anything.

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