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#1 seayork2002

Posted 12 December 2019 - 12:27 PM

Comrade Corbyn and PoshJo are as usual spending too much time throwing each others toys out of the pram to sort the playground out, I think it will end in a hung parliament with the end result being all of the Leaders sitting around on their play date twiddling their thumbs thinking "**** what the flippin heck do we do now?"

Any other predictions?

#2 Nasty Bunsen

Posted 12 December 2019 - 12:58 PM

I’m hoping for a hung parliament with the minor parties agreeing to a coalition with Labour if they agree to ditch Corbyn and throw out the anti-semites... in reality I think the Tories will get in and ruin the country once and for all

#3 IamzFeralz

Posted 12 December 2019 - 01:40 PM

I am not too hopeful either.

#4 purplekitty

Posted 12 December 2019 - 01:44 PM

Just another depressing country under the Murdoch influence that looks to spiral down into chaos for the average person.

I see that some of the clinical cancer trials run from Europe are under threat now.
The NHS is likely to be sold under the Tories,I'm not sure the average voter really understand what that means for them.

#5 Lucrezia Bauble

Posted 12 December 2019 - 02:01 PM

i don’t think Corbyn can do it. I’ve never warmed to him (which is fine anyway as i’m an australian citizen and can’t vote!) but if i could vote in the uk election, i would vote labour despite not being overly impressed by them. they’re better than the tories. but the tories will get in, i think. but voter numbers will be down overall is my prediction. many people will abstain.


#6 kadoodle

Posted 12 December 2019 - 04:23 PM

I think you’re all right. It’s depressing.

#7 just roses

Posted 12 December 2019 - 04:38 PM

View PostNasty Bunsen, on 12 December 2019 - 12:58 PM, said:

I’m hoping for a hung parliament with the minor parties agreeing to a coalition with Labour if they agree to ditch Corbyn and throw out the anti-semites... in reality I think the Tories will get in and ruin the country once and for all
I am desperately hoping for a hung parliament because the alternative is a Tory majority :-(

#8 just roses

Posted 12 December 2019 - 04:42 PM

View Postpurplekitty, on 12 December 2019 - 01:44 PM, said:

Just another depressing country under the Murdoch influence that looks to spiral down into chaos for the average person.

I see that some of the clinical cancer trials run from Europe are under threat now.
The NHS is likely to be sold under the Tories,I'm not sure the average voter really understand what that means for them.
BBC could be at risk too.

#9 Ruf~Feral~es

Posted 12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM

Yes, another English speaking country with totally depressing leadership, and no end in sight.

I would also vote Labour if I was there and able to vote - 'theyre all bastards, but at least they are OUR bastards".  

I also like your thinking Nasty Bunsen -

View PostNasty Bunsen, on 12 December 2019 - 12:58 PM, said:

I’m hoping for a hung parliament with the minor parties agreeing to a coalition with Labour if they agree to ditch Corbyn and throw out the anti-semites... in reality I think the Tories will get in and ruin the country once and for all

I wish Scotland would succeed from the UK.  I reckon if they held another referendum now, the result would be very different.

And I really really can't understand why they are going ahead with Brexit..... any more than I can understand why people voted for Trump and Morrison, I suppose.

#10 Jamelex

Posted 12 December 2019 - 06:54 PM

My husband’s aunt and uncle are in the UK and I know they plan to abstain :(

#11 Fourteenyears

Posted 12 December 2019 - 07:02 PM

The Tories will win.  

Corbyn has failed to keep his house in order and has upset too much of the Labor faithful.  And without preferential voting, a protest vote for the greens or the liberal Democrats just help The Tories over the line.  As does abstaining, quite frankly.




#12 kadoodle

Posted 13 December 2019 - 06:48 AM

We’re expecting results around 10am AEDT. I can’t find any exit polling.

#13 seayork2002

Posted 13 December 2019 - 07:06 AM

View Postkadoodle, on 13 December 2019 - 06:48 AM, said:

We’re expecting results around 10am AEDT. I can’t find any exit polling.

DH said about 9 for the exit poll, of course it could be wrong but he is usually annoyingly right with elections

Edited by seayork2002, 13 December 2019 - 07:25 AM.


#14 71Cath

Posted 13 December 2019 - 07:35 AM

Annoyingly right - Love it!  I love being annoyingly right.

RN was saying this morning that turnout is expected to be high?

#15 marple

Posted 13 December 2019 - 08:13 AM

Super cold though so heard that might lower the turnout.
I predict a Tory majority.

#16 seayork2002

Posted 13 December 2019 - 08:22 AM

View Postmarple, on 13 December 2019 - 08:13 AM, said:

Super cold though so heard that might lower the turnout.
I predict a Tory majority.

:smile: yeah you could say that! (*exit polls)

I am just waiting on Sunderland to be announced

#17 Bethlehem Babe

Posted 13 December 2019 - 08:24 AM

Exit polls are showing Tory majority
https://mobile.abc.n...828?pfmredir=sm

#18 marple

Posted 13 December 2019 - 08:24 AM

View Postseayork2002, on 13 December 2019 - 08:22 AM, said:

:smile: yeah you could say that! (*exit polls)

I am just waiting on Sunderland to be announced

Actually said it yesterday in the Scomo thread but whatevs

#19 seayork2002

Posted 13 December 2019 - 08:28 AM

View Postmarple, on 13 December 2019 - 08:24 AM, said:

Actually said it yesterday in the Scomo thread but whatevs

I was joking!!!!!!

as they have announced the exit polls

#20 marple

Posted 13 December 2019 - 08:35 AM

Oh I think I get what you mean. It's a bit hard sometimes but nvm. Looks like Brexit is on!

Edited by marple, 13 December 2019 - 08:35 AM.


#21 Freddie'sMum

Posted 13 December 2019 - 09:32 AM

So it looks like Johnson and the Tories are back in.  Now what happens?  Does Brexit go ahead?

I wanted a draw - but I think Corbyn alienated a lot of people by not giving a definite answer about Brexit and the anti Semitic vibe is awful.

#22 steppy

Posted 13 December 2019 - 09:43 AM

As usual the left voters fail everyone with their 'but I don't like this or that leader'.

Why not just vote Johnson in and stop pretending like they give a stuff?

#23 KittyTsui

Posted 13 December 2019 - 09:44 AM

Brexit (a mistake INMHO) goes ahead, and the UK avoids having an anti-Semitic PM with economic policies that would be hard to implement in the best of times, let alone in a post-brexit recession.

They dodged a bullet only to cop a knife to the kidney.  

View PostFreddie, on 13 December 2019 - 09:32 AM, said:

So it looks like Johnson and the Tories are back in.  Now what happens?  Does Brexit go ahead?

I wanted a draw - but I think Corbyn alienated a lot of people by not giving a definite answer about Brexit and the anti Semitic vibe is awful.


#24 Lucrezia Bauble

Posted 13 December 2019 - 09:55 AM

pound is soaring on the predictions of a tory win. capitalism is borked and the Left are ****ed.



#25 KittyTsui

Posted 13 December 2019 - 11:05 AM

BBC reporting high turn-out figures, also contained this line:

If Boris Johnson has indeed won a big majority, it shows we must always be aware that social media users are not representative of the UK

You don't say? Since when did echo chambers ever reflect an entire nation?




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