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vidcapper
post May 7 2017, 09:33 AM
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An obvious idea for a thread, but no-one seems to have started one yet. blink.gif

I've made the tactical question multiple choice.
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post May 7 2017, 10:02 AM
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I am planning to vote the Lib Dems this time around. I have voted Conservative in the past. However I do not agree with their current stance and the way Teresa May is taking the party.

I would happily vote Labour, but they are a joke of a party at the moment. Some good MPs, but the brunt of their leadership team is awful. While Corbyn has some good intentions, I cannot stand the guy politically. I blame the unions as much as anyone else for the mess that Labour are in.
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post May 7 2017, 10:16 AM
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When I'm eventually old enough to be able to vote then I think I'll go for Cons. Labour seem a bit of a mess tbh.

(Sarcasm ofc)


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post May 7 2017, 10:19 AM
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"Other". I'm in Northern Ireland, so the major parties don't really field candidates here - the Conservatives do field some candidates here, but they usually decline to stand a candidate in my constituency. Ukip also sometimes field candidates here, but I don't think I'd vote for them if they stood in my neck of the wood.

I'm a bit of a floating voter, so it usually depends on who the candidate for each party is in each individual election. No idea who it'll be until they're announced though.
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post May 7 2017, 10:20 AM
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I'm shocked people actually vote Conservative. They are the party for the elite, not interested in working people's rights. Baffled!
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post May 7 2017, 10:21 AM
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Now that I'm in England my preference would be a Green vote but I'll be voting for Labour slightly tactically to stem off the UKIP to Tory switchers. My new constituency voted leave and like large swathes of GM isn't exactly wealthy
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post May 7 2017, 10:21 AM
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All the three major parties (Lab/Con/Lib) seem to be either messy or terrible but at the moment I'm thinking Lab as they seem to have good intentions even if Jeremy isn't exactly the best leader ever and Diane Abbott is laughably awful.
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post May 7 2017, 10:27 AM
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QUOTE(Jester @ May 7 2017, 11:20 AM) *
I'm shocked people actually vote Conservative. They are the party for the elite, not interested in working people's rights. Baffled!


If you'd like to unweave your bafflement, I'd recommend reading "The Righteous Mind" by Jonathan Haidt, which explains exactly why conservative parties like the Tories have great advantages over left-leaning parties that the Labour Party in its current form at this very moment.

And I shall continue banging on about said book until someone else on this board gets around to reading it.
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post May 7 2017, 10:27 AM
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Yeh, none of them in their current state are appealing to me. Given the how the results are going to end up though, my current intention is to vote Labour to just throw some support towards blocking this one party state that we're heading towards.
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post May 7 2017, 10:28 AM
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I would choose the Green Party in a heartbeat, but sadly I know in the end it'd be worth more to vote Labour. I agree with most of Labour's policies and besides, they're INFINITELY better than the conservatives puke.gif
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post May 7 2017, 10:37 AM
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Liberal Democrat, because they and Labour are pretty much equally good in my mind, I have voted for both in the past, both have strengths and policies that I like at the moment, my dream government would be (and has pretty much always been) a Lib/Lab coalition and Liberal edges it over Labour because where I am, that's the sensible anti-Tory choice, plus, Europe is still strong on my list of priorities.

That's not really tactical, at the moment I'd be ecstatic if the Lib Dems won my constituency and we have a good candidate for that.
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post May 7 2017, 11:18 AM
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I'll be voting Lib Dems, I'm interested to see how much of a resurgence there will be in my area because LD were knocked quite low in 2015. But there's been more interest recently over the EU policies. I might well have to vote Labour though tactically because it's looking like a very close race between Labour and Tories.
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post May 7 2017, 11:20 AM
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QUOTE(Klaus @ May 7 2017, 11:27 AM) *
Yeh, none of them in their current state are appealing to me. Given the how the results are going to end up though, my current intention is to vote Labour to just throw some support towards blocking this one party state that we're heading towards.


We won't be a one party state once Labour ditches Soclialism and moves back to the Centre-Left. But for that to happen Labour need to be dismantled a bit in the election. Until they try and win the flip voters nothing will change.
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post May 7 2017, 11:28 AM
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QUOTE(Brett-Butler @ May 7 2017, 11:27 AM) *
If you'd like to unweave your bafflement, I'd recommend reading "The Righteous Mind" by Jonathan Haidt, which explains exactly why conservative parties like the Tories have great advantages over left-leaning parties that the Labour Party in its current form at this very moment.

And I shall continue banging on about said book until someone else on this board gets around to reading it.

I may well read it then!
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post May 7 2017, 11:34 AM
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QUOTE(Brett-Butler @ May 7 2017, 11:27 AM) *
If you'd like to unweave your bafflement, I'd recommend reading "The Righteous Mind" by Jonathan Haidt, which explains exactly why conservative parties like the Tories have great advantages over left-leaning parties that the Labour Party in its current form at this very moment.

And I shall continue banging on about said book until someone else on this board gets around to reading it.


I'm surprised you didn't mention Hayek's 'The Road To Serfdom'. smile.gif
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post May 7 2017, 11:38 AM
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100% SNP for me! They've given Scotland the treatment it deserves since 2015 and are the only party with any sense north of the border minus maybe the Greens. Might even go out and do some canvassing with my local party, we'll need all the help we can get as national swing based on the last poll has our seat falling to the tories drama.gif
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post May 7 2017, 12:29 PM
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QUOTE(vidcapper @ May 7 2017, 12:34 PM) *
I'm surprised you didn't mention Hayek's 'The Road To Serfdom'. smile.gif


Never read it, and doubt it's my thing - Libertarianism doesn't float my boat.
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post May 7 2017, 12:32 PM
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QUOTE(Rooney @ May 7 2017, 11:02 AM) *
I am planning to vote the Lib Dems this time around. I have voted Conservative in the past. However I do not agree with their current stance and the way Teresa May is taking the party.

I would happily vote Labour, but they are a joke of a party at the moment. Some good MPs, but the brunt of their leadership team is awful. While Corbyn has some good intentions, I cannot stand the guy politically. I blame the unions as much as anyone else for the mess that Labour are in.


I am in the same boat (although I've never voted Conservative), the Lib Dems have got back on track for me since Clegg left and I feel they are the best option for my own political beliefs at the moment, I just can't bring myself to support Labour when they're such a mess. I think it would be better for them to absolutely annihilated so they can at least partially start on the road to recovery.

If I were voting tactically, I'd obviously vote Labour just to stop the Tories, but it's not like the result's in any doubt so it's a bit pointless rlly.

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post May 7 2017, 12:40 PM
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In my deep blue part of the country it's literally just a matter of pure virtue signalling since the winner is pre-determined. At the moment, having gone through all of the parties and thinking through it, at this point I think I will just suck it up and go for Labour whilst hoping for Corbyn's resignation on the morning of June 9th.
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post May 8 2017, 06:14 AM
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QUOTE(Chez Wombat @ May 7 2017, 01:32 PM) *
If I were voting tactically, I'd obviously vote Labour just to stop the Tories,

but it's not like the result's in any doubt so it's a bit pointless rlly.


I heard that said a lot before 23rd June last year... wink.gif
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