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    Bets please!
    My money is on Labour, despite being behind in the polls i just cant bring myself to think cameron can win it for the conservatives. That could be something to do with being scottish though!


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    No idea who's going to win, but congratulations, as usual, to you Brits for having a short and relatively inexpensive campaign.


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    The campaign is inexpensive. It's the subsequent government that rips a hole in our pockets.
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    Have the tories justified that 12b they claim they can save on top of labours 15b?

    As it stands I'm going to vote Labour. If the Tories can justify their claim on saving I might be swayed though.

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    The first ever PM candidate TV debates take place tomorrow. should be a good watch. I think the Lib Dems will gain the most out of it though.
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    The Lib Dems can say alot of things though cos they're never getting in.

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    Did anyone watch the debate?

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    Public TV showed a few seconds of it last night. The Lib Dem candidate didn't impress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunbury
    Public TV showed a few seconds of it last night. The Lib Dem candidate didn't impress.
    He impressed the shit out of the pundits and such a large segment of the UK population that the Lib Dems have soared in the polls, even placing in the lead of one and in second place in several.
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    Evidently he's got more stuff than comes across in a 3 second snip.
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    I watched the debate, I wasn't impressed with Clegg either to be honest.

    All he kept saying was that the Lib Dem's weren't "old politics".

    When it came down to actual details Clegg was totally outclassed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harvestein
    I think the Lib Dems will gain the most out of it though.
    Looks like you are right about that...

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    Did anyone watch last nights debate? I thought it was pretty uneventful, after about 20 minutes it was a carbon copy of last week!

    Did anyone watch skys coverage afterwards? it was so blatantly biased it was cringeworthy. Kay Burley kept using an instant poll by Murdochs paper (who also own sky) to belittle any labour supporter who spoke.

    She let conservative MP's speak at length, but kept interrupting labour MP's saying "our poll says Cameron won though", "Your man didnt show up tonight", "thats not what the polls say". not to mention "Yougov poll for the SUN" result splashed all over the screen. Although she was not as bad towards lib dems, but labour MP's got a hard time.

    Even after a contradictory poll came in saying Clegg won, and brown and cameron were equal, she and other reporters still kept saying Cameron won. Its ridiculous a news broadcaster can get away with such blatant attempts at swaying public opinion.

    Anyway that aside, I thought Brown was best last week, Clegg best this week, cameron improving a lot and looked less nervous.

    Still i thought the argument with Milliband backstage was better than the debate!
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    I have found it very difficult to raise enthusiasm for this general election. I have considered spoiling my ballot paper, I have considered not voting. The three main parties are dodging around a lot of the the things that the electorate are concerned about, in particular immigration. I have read this snippet from the BNP manifesto, courtesy of the BBC. I think Nick Griffin has it just about right regarding immigration, especially immigration from Muslim countries. The three main parties will not discuss immigration. I wonder why ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Wilson
    I have found it very difficult to raise enthusiasm for this general election. I have considered spoiling my ballot paper, I have considered not voting. The three main parties are dodging around a lot of the the things that the electorate are concerned about, in particular immigration. I have read this snippet from the BNP manifesto, courtesy of the BBC. I think Nick Griffin has it just about right regarding immigration, especially immigration from Muslim countries. The three main parties will not discuss immigration. I wonder why ?
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politi...10/8639097.stm
    This link is a few days old. The PM, Gordon Brown, is heard slagging off a typical voter, who had the temerity to ask him about immigration. I suppose it kind of answers my own question.
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    Why do so many care if Gordon Brown isnt a peoples person? Who cares if he says that in the car - he is just human.

    Politics = popularity contest which is WRONG. Im not from the UK but if he is good with money and governing the country nothing else matters.

    A politician is a tool used to make the machinery that is society work, not cover it up with nice paint and brush the problems under the carpet like the conservatives seem to want.

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    Ok so a hung parliament, looks like lib dems will from a coalition with conservatives. waiting for the speech at 2.30.
    I get the feeling the news channels are trying to rush this along too much though.
    Wouldnt surprise me if we have a new PM by the end of the day the way they are pushing things.

    Dave Wilson your pal Griffin (BNP) was well and truly trounced. Their racist propaganda didnt deserve a place in parliament and im glad to see it reflected in the voting.
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    Harvestein said,
    [quote="harvestein"]Ok so a hung parliament, looks like lib dems will from a coalition with conservatives. waiting for the speech at 2.30.
    I get the feeling the news channels are trying to rush this along too much though.
    Wouldnt surprise me if we have a new PM by the end of the day the way they are pushing things.

    Dave Wilson your pal Griffin (BNP) was well and truly trounced. Their racist propaganda didnt deserve a place in parliament and im glad to see it reflected in the voting.[/quote]

    Harvestein,
    The words " self-righteous " do spring to mind.
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    I voted UKIP myself. Bit miffed they didn't even get a single seat, yet the greens did. I don't see the problem with Cameron; he's the lesser of the three main evils. I'm just so glad that the Lib Dem's got completely beasted after a nerve-wracking week that they might actually get more seats.
    Anyone have any trouble getting into the polling station. It was their own fault for leaving it until 9:30 to try to vote. I thought the journalists were a bit harsh on the polling stations; it was hardly their fault.
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