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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. ubersonic

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 26, 2009

    Posts: 20,463

    It's worth remembering that the only reason Blair had a landslide victory instead of a small/narrow victory is because UKRP (for those who don't remember them, they were basically UKIP before UKIP was UKIP) split the right wing vote and damaged the Tories moreso than they were. If there was a GE tomorrow then we would proberbly get a Labour government or LabLib coalition due to the damage that the Brexit party would do to the Tories.
     
  2. redeye

    Gangster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 399

    Location: Leipzig, Germany

    Which is indeed impossible to prove. Although I suppose the mere fact people were turned away blame can be put at the feet of local councils. The Govenment could be fined by the EU for breach of electoral law.

    Depends if anyone foots the legal bill.
     
  3. Murphy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 16, 2018

    Posts: 1,471

    It's currently the best we have to go on so that's what people will use...maybe if we had something better to go on, you know something like an actual 2nd referendum, then we'd get a better picture of how the country feels, but for obvious reasons it seems leave supporters are running scared of that.
     
  4. chroniclard

    Capodecina

    Joined: Apr 23, 2014

    Posts: 11,906

    Location: Hertfordshire

    Whichever way you spin it there isn't support for WTO, which is nice.
     
  5. RDM

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 1, 2007

    Posts: 20,049

    Unfortunately that is still the default option if Parliament cannot form some sort of deal. The results also means that the next Conservative leader is going to be more hardline Brexit so unless a general election is called they could still leave with no deal.
     
  6. satchef1

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 17, 2009

    Posts: 3,886

    Heidi Allen was talking about this last night. Apparently there was discussion about the three parties working together. But the EU elections happened at too short notice. She seemed hopeful at the prospect of an agreement being reached in time for a GE.

    Not sure how much to read in to that, given CUK's survival would appear to depend on such an agreement. She could well be spouting drivel. I hope there is truth in it though. The three together could make an impact.
     
  7. singularity

    Hitman

    Joined: Apr 2, 2007

    Posts: 921

    Err WTO was clearly stated as a possibility by Brexit Party.
     
  8. chroniclard

    Capodecina

    Joined: Apr 23, 2014

    Posts: 11,906

    Location: Hertfordshire

    Yes and they got about 30% of the vote, ergo WTO doesn't have enough support.
     
  9. D.P.

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 29,966

    And the Brexit party have 0MPs so what they say is irrelevant. Parliament has already ruled out a o deal Brexit
     
  10. satchef1

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 17, 2009

    Posts: 3,886

    A more hardline Brexit stance from a Tory PM seems like the most likely thing to cause a GE at the moment. Lots of chatter coming out of the Tory Party about joining the opposition in a VONC against the government if it happens. And it's not like it would take many Tory MPs to make it happen, either.
     
  11. Dalandius

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 5, 2014

    Posts: 229

    Going by the maths people are doing then "whatever" won this one by quite a large margin.
     
  12. singularity

    Hitman

    Joined: Apr 2, 2007

    Posts: 921

    against the will of the people which has clearly been shown.
     
  13. singularity

    Hitman

    Joined: Apr 2, 2007

    Posts: 921

    this is a fact
     
  14. singularity

    Hitman

    Joined: Apr 2, 2007

    Posts: 921

    even the BBC admit the brexit party won.
     
  15. D.P.

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 29,966

    The will of the people shows 66% don't want a WTO Brexit, and the will of the people voted for MPs that don't think WTO Brexit is best for the country
     
  16. singularity

    Hitman

    Joined: Apr 2, 2007

    Posts: 921

    this is not correct.
     
  17. Murphy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 16, 2018

    Posts: 1,471

    Care to elaborate?
     
  18. b0rn2sk8

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 9, 2003

    Posts: 4,195

    Do we actually need 3 threads discussing Brexit? Can this one be closed?

    Brexit Thread
    Brexit Party Thread
    This one...

    All pretty much covering the same thing.
     
  19. ubersonic

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 26, 2009

    Posts: 20,463

    They are three different topics though.

    The Brexit thread is self explanitory, the BXP thread is party specific (just like the Labour/Tory party threads), and this one is for the EU elections (which are a seperate subject from Brexit). Granted there is/will be some crossover, but it's no different than other threads on subjects that crossover.
     
  20. robgmun

    Capodecina

    Joined: Apr 30, 2006

    Posts: 14,517

    Do you work for the Ministry of Truth of something? Orwell would turn in his grave :D

    Wow, that must have been painful as hell for them. I watched the BBC stream last night and they barely mentioned the BXP party and were more obsessed with how great the LD's were doing and how badly the Tories were doing. Pretty biased reporting really
     
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