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    Re: Just in case you missed it there was a UK election yesterday

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Fantastic to see the UK go strongly conservative at such a critical time in their great collective histories.
    You don't know much about UK politics? In this election the Tories pledged to increase NHS funding, offer 30hrs/week for childcare, lend gov't assistance to people to buy homes and increase funding to protect the environment. As a party the Tories still support the welfare state despite their focus on austerity measures, and (and as one example) led the charge to legalize gay marriage.

    They're outright progressive compared to you.
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    Re: Just in case you missed it there was a UK election yesterday

    Quote Originally Posted by flogger View Post
    Election results: Conservatives win majority - BBC News

    It is odd that there has been no mention of this surprise result anywhere here despite the UK being supposedly Americas closest ally. Here in the UK the minutae of US political campaigns is dissected and analysed ad nauseam and usually years before US polling day

    Its also quite bizarre when you contrast that with the sound and fury generated on the forum by elections in Israel
    UK election threads.

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    Re: Just in case you missed it there was a UK election yesterday

    Quote Originally Posted by flogger View Post
    And yet the government in power in Westminster is completely unelectable in Scotland. Storm clouds are on the horizon. I'd hate to see another Northern Ireland situation come to pass only this time far larger in scale. The Scots will want their oil back and for economic reasons Westminster can never let them have it
    Are the storm clouds bigger or smaller than had SNP been in government? They'd certainly have demanded more devolved power during the formation of the government.

    Besides you all survived a referendum with Conservatives in Westminster. I'd imagine the Lib Dems had pull, but not THAT much pull.
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    Re: Just in case you missed it there was a UK election yesterday

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    You don't know much about UK politics? In this election the Tories pledged to increase NHS funding, offer 30hrs/week for childcare, lend gov't assistance to people to buy homes and increase funding to protect the environment. As a party the Tories still support the welfare state despite their focus on austerity measures, and (and as one example) led the charge to legalize gay marriage.

    They're outright progressive compared to you.
    Which I think goes to show just how far Right American Conservatism is, and how middle-of-the-road American moderate Democrats are.

    (though the American Right would like to elucidate a different portrayal)
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    Re: Just in case you missed it there was a UK election yesterday

    Yes but given that this is very much major breaking news I'm surprised it has recieved no mention when by contrast every firework that the Palestinians shoot over the wall at Israel gets instant mass posting and multiple threads

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    Re: Just in case you missed it there was a UK election yesterday

    Quote Originally Posted by flogger View Post
    Joking aside theres a bit of a constitutional crisis brewing here given the Scots have voted en masse to turn their back on the Union virtually wiping out the Westminster based parties
    Didn't the Scots just vote to remain in the UK?
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    Re: Just in case you missed it there was a UK election yesterday

    Things may get interesting if the Tories follow-through on withdrawing from the EU!
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    Re: Just in case you missed it there was a UK election yesterday

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    You don't know much about UK politics? In this election the Tories pledged to increase NHS funding, offer 30hrs/week for childcare, lend gov't assistance to people to buy homes and increase funding to protect the environment. As a party the Tories still support the welfare state despite their focus on austerity measures, and (and as one example) led the charge to legalize gay marriage.

    They're outright progressive compared to you.
    Clearly, "conservative" has a different meaning in the UK than it does in America.
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    Re: Just in case you missed it there was a UK election yesterday

    Quote Originally Posted by flogger View Post
    And yet the government in power in Westminster is completely unelectable in Scotland. Storm clouds are on the horizon. I'd hate to see another Northern Ireland situation come to pass only this time far larger in scale. The Scots will want their oil back and for economic reasons Westminster can never let them have it
    But didn't the Scots just have their secession vote and vote to stay in the UK?
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    Re: Just in case you missed it there was a UK election yesterday

    Basically the older Brits outvoted the young ones to get themselves more benefits that the next generation is going to have to pay for.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Clearly, "conservative" has a different meaning in the UK than it does in America.
    Nobody in modern countries is as staunchly regressive as the American right wing.
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