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Poll: Are you going to vote in the European Elections?

Discussion in 'Speaker's Corner' started by BowdonUK, May 6, 2019.

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Who will you be voting for?

Poll closed May 23, 2019.
  1. Conservative

    2 vote(s)
    0.8%
  2. Labour

    8 vote(s)
    3.2%
  3. Liberal Democrat

    143 vote(s)
    56.7%
  4. Brexit

    58 vote(s)
    23.0%
  5. UKIP

    7 vote(s)
    2.8%
  6. SNP

    7 vote(s)
    2.8%
  7. Change UK

    3 vote(s)
    1.2%
  8. Green

    20 vote(s)
    7.9%
  9. DUP

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Plaid Cymru

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  11. Independent

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Other party

    3 vote(s)
    1.2%
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  1. robfosters

    Caporegime

    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 30,106

    Location: Welling, London

    I didn’t say it’s not their right, just that you have an option not to take it personally. Just like the people who complain about migrants have the option not to say it in the first place. It’s a free country, say what you want, think what you want.
     
  2. ltron

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 30, 2014

    Posts: 1,518

    Why have their been so many mistakes though? This is not just happening to a handful of people. Either the government couldn't be bothered to organise this properly or they did it deliberately, both are unacceptable especially given they profess to be the champions of our precious democracy. That's why we are doing this whole Brexit thing according to them and then they deny people the vote.
     
  3. ltron

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 30, 2014

    Posts: 1,518

    It's people's right to vote in this country. It's supposed to be a democracy.
     
  4. robfosters

    Caporegime

    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 30,106

    Location: Welling, London

    There’s no way this has been done deliberately. It’s in the interests of the government to let EU citizens vote as it increases the chance of the brexit party losing seats.
     
  5. ltron

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 30, 2014

    Posts: 1,518

    It also increases the chances of remain parties increasing their vote.
     
  6. robfosters

    Caporegime

    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 30,106

    Location: Welling, London

    So it’s a conspiracy iyo?
     
  7. Minusorange

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 25, 2005

    Posts: 4,009

    It's unacceptable

    They should have prepared for this in the event that Brexit went to ****, it's called contingency planning and there's absolutely zero excuse why they shouldn't have been prepared

    That said it's not entirely surprising they've cocked it all up as they're not even prepared for an actual Brexit as all they've done since the referendum is figuratively **** in the wind
     
  8. ltron

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 30, 2014

    Posts: 1,518

    I don't know, I hope not. I think it's much more likely to be huge incompetence because the government didn't want to put on these elections in the first place and had to rush everything.
     
  9. robfosters

    Caporegime

    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 30,106

    Location: Welling, London

    If the BP get a landslide, I wonder how long it will be before people start calling it illegitimate and demanding a rerun?
     
  10. chroniclard

    Capodecina

    Joined: Apr 23, 2014

    Posts: 12,393

    Location: Hertfordshire

    What is your definition of a landslide? I would say 70-80% of the available seats would be a landslide. Any less than 50% we can ignore them.
     
  11. Minusorange

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 25, 2005

    Posts: 4,009


    Might apply for your wifes issue ?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48384000
     
  12. robfosters

    Caporegime

    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 30,106

    Location: Welling, London

    You can just ignore the largest UK party to represent the UK in the EU?
     
  13. ltron

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 30, 2014

    Posts: 1,518

  14. PapaLazaru

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 23, 2009

    Posts: 17,308

    Well we always did before.
     
  15. robfosters

    Caporegime

    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 30,106

    Location: Welling, London

    Situation is a hell of a lot different now though.
     
  16. bayo000

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 28, 2008

    Posts: 3,980

    Location: Manchester

    Sure, it's not like they'll be doing any work. They'll make themselves unimportant soon enough.
     
  17. chroniclard

    Capodecina

    Joined: Apr 23, 2014

    Posts: 12,393

    Location: Hertfordshire

    If they dont get more than 50% of the seats they are irrelevant. The majority would be against them.
     
  18. a1ex2001

    Capodecina

    Joined: Mar 14, 2005

    Posts: 11,353

    Location: Here and There...

    None of them predicted a landslide and if they hadn’t badly adjusted the figures following 2015’s mess they would have been roughly right. I’ll be surprised if the polls are far off come Monday all though turnout could make it interesting I could hardly get my paper in the ballot box when I voted and there was a queue which is unheard of for the euros!
     
  19. Irish_Tom

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 12,146

    :mad:

    Sorry to hear that Rilot.

    Luckily my wife was able to vote — Winchester Council seem to have faired better than some others.
     
  20. McstylisT

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 8, 2008

    Posts: 1,743

    Location: ENGLAND !!


    Hahaha,, GUARANTEED !!!

    They can shove a rerun. :p
     
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