General Election is ON - Thursday 12 December! Watch

Poll: Will the Tories get a working majority on December 12th?
Yes (63)
33.16%
No (91)
47.89%
Don't know (36)
18.95%
DSilva
Badges: 11
Rep:
?
#61
Report 2 weeks ago
#61
(Original post by fallen_acorns)
I'm all for a bit of radical change. But the Labour plan is just too much and too quick. I can get behind some of their ideas, especially on nationalisation and healthcare. but then they come out win 20 more, on all different areas, and when you add it all up, its not possible at all. What I want is a Labour party that says 'this is what we would like to do ideally, but here is what we can actually do now.. get us into power and maybe the rest will happen in the future if its possible' - instead of a party that seems to say 'this is what we would like to do ideally, and vote for us and it will happen'.

There certainly are many incompetant tories, but generally their scope of imagination and ambition is so much less, I'd rather have a tory who will incompetantly try and change this a little bit.. than an incompetant labour MP who wants to radically shift things around in a huge way.
Which policies are too radical? Thatcher imposed radical change in a short period of time.
0
reply
Rock Fan
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#62
Report 2 weeks ago
#62
I ain't voting Labour **** them
1
reply
Stiff Little Fingers
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#63
Report 2 weeks ago
#63
(Original post by CoffeeAndPolitics)
This will be my second election ever in my lifetime and my very first General Election.
Presumably you mean since you became old enough to vote, otherwise you're a very articulate 2 year old

It's going to be interesting to see how the timing affects it, most universities breaking up for Christmas that week might cause a few students to get lost in the chaos, and it being before Christmas with a likely very bad flu season (Australia have already had it and generally they're a good indication of what's to come) might well aid the Tories, in as much as OAPs are heavily skewed conservative, and might well not be around for an election if it were held in January. That said, if Labour can turn it away from the inevitable brexit election, they've got a very good chance, as homelessness, food bank use and working poverty are all more visible in the run up to Christmas, and their policies tend to resonate with the guilt or struggle in seeing those in action more.
3
reply
Snufflesxo
Badges: 13
Rep:
?
#64
Report 2 weeks ago
#64
Excited for the chance to kick the Tories out but also feeling anxious by the thought of the Tories staying in power. :puke:

EDIT: will be voting Labour
Last edited by Snufflesxo; 2 weeks ago
2
reply
Fullofsurprises
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#65
Report Thread starter 2 weeks ago
#65
The early election ads are out.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics...l-election-ads

The pundits say the Labour one is the slickest.
0
reply
Fullofsurprises
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#66
Report Thread starter 2 weeks ago
#66
Lol. Priti 'Law and Order' Patel's Chief of Staff, James Starkie (a former big wheel in the Leave campaign) was ejected from a Commons bar and escorted out by armed police after swearing loudly and kicking up at Tory MP Bob Stewart last night.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics...estminster-bar

Looks like some of the SPADs are getting in quite a state.
0
reply
Fullofsurprises
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#67
Report Thread starter 2 weeks ago
#67
Quite a lot of MPs are standing down at this election. Here is the current list (from Order-Order):

Speaker
• John Bercow, Buckingham

Conservative
• Alastair Burt, North East Bedfordshire
• Bill Grant, Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
• Caroline Spelman, Meriden
• Claire Perry, Devizes
• David Jones, Clwyd West
• David Tredinnick, Bosworth
• Glyn Davies, Montgomeryshire
• Hugo Swire, East Devon
• Jeremy Lefroy, Stafford
• Jo Johnson, Orpington
• Keith Simpson, Broadland
• Mark Field, Cities of London and Westminster
• Mark Prisk, Hertford & Stortford
• Michael Fallon, Sevenoaks
• Mims Davies, Eastleigh
• Nicholas Soames, Mid Sussex
• Nick Hurd, Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner
• Richard Benyon, Newbury
• Richard Harrington, Watford
• Sarah Newton, Truro and Falmouth
• Seema Kennedy, South Ribble

Labour
• Albert Owen, Ynys Mon
• Ann Clwyd, Cynon Valley
• Geoffrey Robinson, Coventry North West
• Gloria De Piero, Ashfield
• Ian Lucas, Wrexham
• Jim Cunningham, Coventry South
• Jim Fitzpatrick, Poplar and Limehouse
• John Mann, Bassetlaw
• Kate Hoey, Vauxhall
• Kevin Barron, Rother Valley
• Louise Ellman, Liverpool Riverside
• Owen Smith, Pontypridd
• Paul Farrelly, Newcastle-under-Lyme
• Roberta Blackman-Woods, City of Durham
• Ronnie Campbell, Blyth Valley
• Stephen Pound, Ealing North
• Stephen Twigg, Liverpool West Derby
• Teresa Pearce, Erith and Thamesmead

Lib Dem
• Norman Lamb, North Norfolk
• Vince Cable, Twickenham

Former-Tory, Former-Change UK, Former-Independent, Former ‘The Independents’, Now Lib Dem
• Heidi Allen, South Cambridgeshire

Conservative Independents
• Guto Bebb, Aberconwy
• Oliver Letwin, West Dorset
• Justine Greening, Putney
• Ken Clarke, Rushcliffe
• Nick Boles, Grantham

Independent
• Joan Ryan, Enfield North
• Rory Stewart, Penrith and the Border
0
reply
Stiff Little Fingers
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#68
Report 2 weeks ago
#68
And apparently it might soon be off again if Parliament agrees to extend franchise to 16 & 17 year olds: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...-a9176271.html
0
reply
Rakas21
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#69
Report 2 weeks ago
#69
(Original post by Stiff Little Fingers)
And apparently it might soon be off again if Parliament agrees to extend franchise to 16 & 17 year olds: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...-a9176271.html
That’s out of date because it was written 19 hours ago. The bill passed its Commons stages unamended, it is believed unlikely that the Lords would try amend it.
0
reply
Rakas21
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#70
Report 2 weeks ago
#70
(Original post by Fullofsurprises)
Quite a lot of MPs are standing down at this election. Here is the current list (from Order-Order):

Speaker
• John Bercow, Buckingham

Conservative
• Alastair Burt, North East Bedfordshire
• Bill Grant, Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
• Caroline Spelman, Meriden
• Claire Perry, Devizes
• David Jones, Clwyd West
• David Tredinnick, Bosworth
• Glyn Davies, Montgomeryshire
• Hugo Swire, East Devon
• Jeremy Lefroy, Stafford
• Jo Johnson, Orpington
• Keith Simpson, Broadland
• Mark Field, Cities of London and Westminster
• Mark Prisk, Hertford & Stortford
• Michael Fallon, Sevenoaks
• Mims Davies, Eastleigh
• Nicholas Soames, Mid Sussex
• Nick Hurd, Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner
• Richard Benyon, Newbury
• Richard Harrington, Watford
• Sarah Newton, Truro and Falmouth
• Seema Kennedy, South Ribble

Labour
• Albert Owen, Ynys Mon
• Ann Clwyd, Cynon Valley
• Geoffrey Robinson, Coventry North West
• Gloria De Piero, Ashfield
• Ian Lucas, Wrexham
• Jim Cunningham, Coventry South
• Jim Fitzpatrick, Poplar and Limehouse
• John Mann, Bassetlaw
• Kate Hoey, Vauxhall
• Kevin Barron, Rother Valley
• Louise Ellman, Liverpool Riverside
• Owen Smith, Pontypridd
• Paul Farrelly, Newcastle-under-Lyme
• Roberta Blackman-Woods, City of Durham
• Ronnie Campbell, Blyth Valley
• Stephen Pound, Ealing North
• Stephen Twigg, Liverpool West Derby
• Teresa Pearce, Erith and Thamesmead

Lib Dem
• Norman Lamb, North Norfolk
• Vince Cable, Twickenham

Former-Tory, Former-Change UK, Former-Independent, Former ‘The Independents’, Now Lib Dem
• Heidi Allen, South Cambridgeshire

Conservative Independents
• Guto Bebb, Aberconwy
• Oliver Letwin, West Dorset
• Justine Greening, Putney
• Ken Clarke, Rushcliffe
• Nick Boles, Grantham

Independent
• Joan Ryan, Enfield North
• Rory Stewart, Penrith and the Border
Brilliant, I was just going to post.

Amber Rudd (Tory again) and Patrick Mcglocklan are also not standing.
0
reply
Wired_1800
  • Political Ambassador
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#71
Report 2 weeks ago
#71
(Original post by Rock Fan)
I ain't voting Labour **** them
Why?
0
reply
Fullofsurprises
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#72
Report Thread starter 2 weeks ago
#72
(Original post by Rakas21)
Brilliant, I was just going to post.

Amber Rudd (Tory again) and Patrick Mcglocklan are also not standing.
Oh right, that's interesting - McLoughlin had a huge Tory majority, but Rudd's Hastings and Rye seat is very marginal.
0
reply
JohnJones5
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#73
Report 2 weeks ago
#73
(Original post by Wired_1800)
Why?
Labour would be disastrous for Britain
1- Nationalisation would decrease the efficiency of energy companies and would cost a fortune
2- Higher Taxes and Inflation - inflation is a tax on poor people - which would be caused by Labour printing money
3- Seizing company assets https://www.ft.com/content/dc17d7ee-...8-ca4456540ea6 - would cause financial markets to crash
4- Abolishing private schools
5- Leaving NATO - would be disastrous for national security
6- Higher minimum wage - despite good intentions, would cause higher unemployment and inflation
0
reply
Wired_1800
  • Political Ambassador
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#74
Report 2 weeks ago
#74
(Original post by CoolCavy)
:woo:

Glad i registered to vote after being poked into action by some tsr members :yeah:
Great. Please vote Labour! For the many, not the few.
0
reply
RJDG14
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#75
Report 2 weeks ago
#75
At this point it's very difficult to predict. While opinion polls currently give them a 10-15% lead over Labour, this could change and our first past the post system means that there could be a lot of highly concentrated votes in strongly pro Leave areas while they may fail to pick up enough votes to Labour and the Lib Dems in other areas. As a result, I selected the "don't know" option.
0
reply
CoolCavy
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#76
Report 2 weeks ago
#76
(Original post by Wired_1800)
Great. Please vote Labour! For the many, not the few.
Whoever i decide to vote for it will certainly not be on the back of any tsr members telling me how to vote
0
reply
Fullofsurprises
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#77
Report Thread starter 2 weeks ago
#77
(Original post by RJDG14)
At this point it's very difficult to predict. While opinion polls currently give them a 10-15% lead over Labour, this could change and our first past the post system means that there could be a lot of highly concentrated votes in strongly pro Leave areas while they may fail to pick up enough votes to Labour and the Lib Dems in other areas. As a result, I selected the "don't know" option.
I'd expected the poll to be predicting a big Tory win, but it's clearly more in the air than that.
0
reply
Wired_1800
  • Political Ambassador
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#78
Report 2 weeks ago
#78
(Original post by CoolCavy)
Whoever i decide to vote for it will certainly not be on the back of any tsr members telling me how to vote
I agree with you. Nobody should tell you how to vote. It is your right to engage in the electoral process.

It is our hope that people understand this is our chance to get our nation back from the hands of the Tory Government. If not for yourself, then for your family, friends and, hopefully, future generations.

https://mobile.twitter.com/OwenJones...50467303440385

As long as you participate in the electoral process, I have no qualms. For the many, not the few!
0
reply
CoolCavy
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#79
Report 2 weeks ago
#79
(Original post by Wired_1800)
I agree with you. Nobody should tell you how to vote. It is your right to engage in the electoral process.

It is our hope that people understand this is our chance to get our nation back from the hands of the Tory Government. If not for yourself, then for your family, friends and, hopefully, future generations.

https://mobile.twitter.com/OwenJones...50467303440385

As long as you participate in the electoral process, I have no qualms. For the many, not the few!
Please stop trying to sway me I am more than capable of looking up different party manifestos and making my own decisions. You say nobody should tell people how to vote and in the same breath say please vote labour.
It's quite insulting when people try to ram their views and belief down your throat, i wouldnt do this to you and ask you to treat me with the same courtesy
0
reply
Wired_1800
  • Political Ambassador
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#80
Report 2 weeks ago
#80
(Original post by CoolCavy)
Please stop trying to sway me I am more than capable of looking up different party manifestos and making my own decisions. You say nobody should tell people how to vote and in the same breath say please vote labour.
It's quite insulting when people try to ram their views and belief down your throat, i wouldnt do this to you and ask you to treat me with the same courtesy
I did not mean to insult you and was not “ramming my views down your throat”. I was only putting a perspective out there and, as you claim, you are intelligent enough to receive it & form your own opinions. If I can convince you how to vote in 2 posts on TSR, then anyone including the BNP, Lib Dems or Brexit Party can do the same thing.

I did not mean to offend you. If you felt offended, then I apologise. I have suggested to others on TSR to vote for Labour, even though they have ignored my request. It is not a do-or-die matter, it was a request made with the assumption that you may be undecided or leaning towards a non-Labour Party candidate.

All the best. For the many, not the few!
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

what's your favourite season?

Summer (63)
31.82%
Spring (37)
18.69%
Autumn/Fall (49)
24.75%
Winter (38)
19.19%
I love them all equally (11)
5.56%

Watched Threads

View All