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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. McstylisT

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 8, 2008

    Posts: 1,743

    Location: ENGLAND !!

    Oh come on, you are not that naive surely. ???

    Zero hrs contracts , not included.
    Dossers on government new deal scheme, not included.
    Thousands of illegal immigrants working , illegally propping up the figures. Not included.

    It’s complete wool over eyes stats.
     
  2. Mercenary Keyboard Warrior

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Aug 4, 2007

    Posts: 8,365

    Location: Wilds of suffolk

    I'm not a CT nut job, I don't set out to assume everything is not true.

    Lots of things lead me to conclude its not a lie.
    Tax receipts (which tend to track people in employment for obvious reasons), how hard its becoming to recruit people, I literally don't know anyone out of work who wants to get a job etc etc

    Grow a spine, stop talking your country down, your some sort of weak wristed namby traitor. We are Great Britain!
     
  3. McstylisT

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 8, 2008

    Posts: 1,743

    Location: ENGLAND !!


    From this post many may disagree with you. But ok ........

    We are Great Britain , we want to be great and this is the start of that journey.

    Amusing how I give you a decent response that I’m sure you was aware of, and you completely side-step the answer and remoaned on me.

    We’ve seen it all before I guess.
     
  4. Nitefly

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Sep 24, 2005

    Posts: 30,709

    ... and Northern Ireland :p
     
  5. Lord-Jaffa

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 29, 2004

    Posts: 5,396

    Location: UK

    Results not in for this untill Sunday?
     
  6. DarkHorizon472

    Mobster

    Joined: May 16, 2007

    Posts: 2,692

    Yes, so it doesn’t influence the other European elections being held after today.
     
  7. Cern

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 3, 2008

    Posts: 3,167

    Location: London

    Monday probably. Last countries to vote will be doing so on Sunday. There's a news blackout on reporting exit polls until then too, although I'm sure something is bound to get leaked somewhere before then.
     
  8. Daftbrown

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 23, 2013

    Posts: 1,160

    Location: Surrey

    How is great defined for you?
     
  9. BowdonUK

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 17, 2016

    Posts: 2,144

    I think we had a chance to have a good brexit but the calibre of mp's is so low that it was never going to happen, and i'm someone who voted leave.
     
  10. Nitefly

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Sep 24, 2005

    Posts: 30,709

    Vegan robot - the only time one should NOT fight the machine \o/
     
  11. a1ex2001

    Capodecina

    Joined: Mar 14, 2005

    Posts: 11,205

    Location: Here and There...

    The unemployment figure is a fudge always has been because of the way we choose to report it. Nice explanation here

    https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp....ing-the-lie-used-to-create-the-numbers-2017-7

    If the figure really was so low wages would be rising and the gig economy shrinking neither of those things is happening.

    Your last paragraph is hilarious all this we are Great Britain nonsense harks back to a bygone age we have been a declining power since before the Second World War. Have a look at how bad our economy was before we joined the EU if you want proof!
     
  12. Mercenary Keyboard Warrior

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Aug 4, 2007

    Posts: 8,365

    Location: Wilds of suffolk

    Oh come on, a decent response it was a load of rubbish.
    We are already great, I don't know why some seem to think we aren't, their own life being poor maybe.

    Under employed is not unemployed, you would have to ask every one of them if they wanted more work.
    Dossers, honestly this is hardly a lifestyle choice now for many, I mean its just not. BUt even so these are typically Brits so unless you want to go ultra authoritarian, forced fruit picking?, how are you going to change that.

    Thousands of illegal immigrants. Ok so lets say thats true, although maybe a source would help us, got one for us? Thousands is insignificant. AND if you understood economics you would also understand that the ONLY impact of that is less government tax. These people still buy things, tehy still drive the economy, in fact arguably they drive it more as paying no (direct) tax they spend more.

    So no you didn't answer it decently, you herp derped some mail headlines.
    What about the few points I gave you
    Do you not understand how high (unexpectedly) tax take lines up well with higher employment. And lower benefits payments indicates people not claiming?
     
  13. D.P.

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 29,966



    well, since they liekly wont ever turn up to the EU votes they will let themsleves be ignored just like what happen with the UKIP MEPs.
     
  14. Mercenary Keyboard Warrior

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Aug 4, 2007

    Posts: 8,365

    Location: Wilds of suffolk

    Its not that simple. And in plenty of sectors wages have risen fine. Take construction, one of the alledged sectors being supressed by Eu nationals, yet wages have risen a lot quickly.

    Personally I see a lot now being tagged to minimum wage. Its like its become "acceptable wage".

    Yes unemployment isnt a specific, its just impossible to do so. What I object to is blatant trolling on comments such as "Racking up", there were only a month or so ago also very high vacancies.

    My last point was trolling a rabid brexiteer, its the sort of junk they trot out and not serious
    Although I do have a serious point, we are a great place to live.
    The great thing is interesting as its so old it has differing arguments as to the actual source ..

    Great Britain is not a country; it’s a landmass. It is known as ‘Great’ because it is the largest island in the British Isles, and houses the countries of England, Scotland and Wales within its shores.

    The name Britain derives from the Roman word Britannia, but there are two conflicting arguments about why the ‘Great’ was stuck on the front of it. The first is that it is used to distinguish Britain from its similar sounding, but much smaller French neighbour, Brittany. The second reason is due to the ego of a certain King James I, who wanted to make it abundantly clear that he wasn’t just the king of the old Roman Britain (which only included England and some of Wales), but of the entire island; thus he referred to himself as King of Great Britain.
     
  15. Murphy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 16, 2018

    Posts: 1,455

    Oh i needed a good laugh this morning, how exactly do you know there's thousands of illegal immigrants working, illegally propping up the figures, when by the vary nature of them illegally working there's no record of them.
     
  16. VincentHanna

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 30, 2013

    Posts: 17,820

    It's like those illegal immigrants somehow getting loads of benefits.
     
  17. bayo000

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 28, 2008

    Posts: 3,841

    Location: Manchester

    I wonder what fine/ punishment UK is likely to receive for failing to properly organise the election. Life sentence to stay in EU sounds good. :)
     
  18. No1newts

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 24, 2009

    Posts: 19,307

    Location: North East

    When are the results due?
     
  19. Freakbro

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 29, 2010

    Posts: 14,682

    Location: Lincs

    Shush Ivan
     
  20. D.P.

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 29,966


    And also these illegal immigrants must be paying taxes to be part of the official employment figure.
     
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