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Jun. 9th, 2017 06:11 pm
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So for those who don't know here in the UK we had the fun of a snap general election. And I am way too chipper about the result. I've got a lot shadenfreude about this. Our prime minister Theresa May called it solely in the hopes of strengthening her majority and getting a proper 'mandate' for Brexit.  

She lost her majority. Likely will lose her job and Labour came out far more strongly than people thought they would.

On the other hand, she's still in power, and she's shored it up  by temaing up with the DUP who I'd barely heard of before but are an Irish party who are socially extremely  backwards but do want a soft brexit so heck tons of trouble is on the horizon there.

So it's not really good for the country but on the other hand I'm so damned glad we  didn't just do what May wanted.

Date: 2017-06-09 05:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] torino10154
Yesterday was quite a day. I had one eye on the election and one on our little circus over here. *g*

Glad Labour had such a good showing but yeah, these DUP people. Sound like a party we'd have in the US. (Which is not a compliment. LOL)

Still, so many young voters. A very good thing.

Date: 2017-06-22 12:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] torino10154
Terribly late response and I know things are already changing again in the UK but I wanted to address the Comey thing.

I thought he came across as professional and truthful--almost to a fault, meaning he wants to do the right thing at all times and unfortunately sometimes it's hard to know what exactly that is. Even my dad, who tends to question basically ANYTHING ANYONE in the government says, was praising him. He just came across as one of the good guys and to try to call him a liar or a nutjob as Trump did really shows who the actual nutjob is.

Date: 2017-06-09 08:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alisanne
I listened to the BBC coverage and was quite cheered.
I, too, am hoping it signals a turn around in politics everywhere.
And hooray for all the young people voting! Now we just need to figure out a way to persuade more of our population to vote...

Date: 2017-06-11 08:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nevrafire
I don't know if it's appropriate, but it made me feel quite optimistic about the future.

solely cause 60-72% of the youth went to vote and it Made the difference. There's always talk about how "your vote matters/your vote makes a difference' and here's proof that it does.

Things still look super messy and the DUP sound all sorts of Do.Not.Want, but like, I would like to think that the fact that the youth are now energized will make the PM/DUP think twice before they try do anything bad?
Because if they do they are now aware that it will end up with them like potentially getting voted out?

like I don't think the PM is gonna be able to pass stuff like 'control what you can post online' or 'privatizing the NHS' and stuff...

and like I heard they might re-vote the Brexit decision?

so i'm hopefully good things will result from this. (and it's about time) :)






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