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EU election results

edited 27 May 2019 at 1:10AM in Discussion Time
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steve900steve900 Forumite
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edited 27 May 2019 at 1:10AM in Discussion Time
My goodness. The voters need their head reading. You are voting on brexit party?
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  • colinwcolinw Forumite
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    If you look at the results it just shows we are a very polarised split Country, total up the leave and remain votes and they are about the same, my fellow people of the North East ended up electing a Brexit candidate who actually lives in France and commutes to London, How do you make sense of that?
  • venisonvenison Forumite
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    Its hard to tell from the results what the country is really feeling, because we don't know what the 23% who voted labour or tory support, yes the brexit party had a great night and so did the Greens, labour and the tories had shocking night, the tories their worst ever showing, labour came 3rd in Wales the first time since 1906, thats how bad it was.
    But to see it as some kind of referendum on what the people want is wrong, we are as divided as the politicians and will remain so.
    What happens next? the tories elect a leader hell bent on no deal, labour move fast towards openly supporting remain and a second referendum maybe to get back support in London only to lose it in their northern heartlands.
    MSE bring back discussion Time, its removal is an outrage at best and an attempt at censoring at worst !
  • peter_the_piperpeter_the_piper Forumite
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    I get the impression that people are fed up to the back teeth with politicians. The referendum stated the countries(those that bothered to vote)wish to leave the EU. MP's were pushing for their own position against what their constituents wanted. The governments negotiators were seen as lilly livered and to have given in to the EU at every turn.

    I don't think many people took the EU election as a very serious thing and will probably not vote anyway like they did when the next election comes up.
    I'd rather be an Optimist and be proved wrong than a Pessimist and be proved right.
  • WillimSWillimS Forumite
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    I think however the media try to fudge the results Farage and his Brexit party cleared the board, now what does Farage and the Brexit party stand for ....... Oh yes that's right....... Leaving the EU.

    Combining the results of all the 'Losers' who are claimed to All be 'Remain', still doesn't equate to the overwhelming majority Farage and his Brexit party gained, registered on the 5th February 2019, about 15 weeks ago, imagine the damage they will do in 15 months.

    I think its more than clear people voted for Farage the Brexit party because they want Out of the EU.
  • tommixtommix Forumite
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    As far as Brexit is concerned the EU elections have just confirmed what we already know, namely that there is no way out of the EU..We are locked in and the key has been thrown away. Sweet!:cool:
  • The tories/labour deservedly took a huge kicking!

    How will the brexit party do in general election?
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    venison wrote: »
    Its hard to tell from the results what the country is really feeling, because we don't know what the 23% who voted labour or tory support, yes the brexit party had a great night and so did the Greens, labour and the tories had shocking night, the tories their worst ever showing, labour came 3rd in Wales the first time since 1906, thats how bad it was.
    But to see it as some kind of referendum on what the people want is wrong, we are as divided as the politicians and will remain so.
    What happens next? the tories elect a leader hell bent on no deal, labour move fast towards openly supporting remain and a second referendum maybe to get back support in London only to lose it in their northern heartlands.
    We're not really that divided a nation on brexit; 2/3rds of the country didn't consider it important enough to vote.


    So then we're down to those who did vote - were all of their positions polarised or was there a spread of opinions?


    If we say that as many as half of the people who voted are entrenched in their positions, then that amounts to approximately 15% of the electorate who are seriously divided.
  • VWPolecatVWPolecat Forumite
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    Boris will win the Leadership but he will be stuck like May and unless he can break out of that loop before the GE Farage will win the most seats. Look forward to a Brexit/Con coalition.
    All hail Prime Minister Farage.
  • VfM4meplseVfM4meplse
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    steve900 wrote: »
    My goodness. The voters need their head reading. You are voting on brexit party?
    May I introduce you to Exhibit A: Euro Elections.

    Mods? :wave:
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  • WillimSWillimS Forumite
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    VWPolecat wrote: »
    Boris will win the Leadership but he will be stuck like May and unless he can break out of that loop before the GE Farage will win the most seats. Look forward to a Brexit/Con coalition.
    All hail Prime Minister Farage.

    It will be the end of July before the replacement PM, now given that timetable whoever is the lucky/unlucky winner if they play their cards right they could tactically do ok.


    If they stall until the 31st October the deadline for the Brexit extension, they could 'force' the EU to make that decision no UK party want to commit to ....No Deal.


    So let that happen, the EU will shoulder the blame taking the heat off the new Tory leader and the Conservative party, they can play the victims for a while, gain public sympathy and support, and then get on with a No Deal Brexit, its a No Brainer. ;)
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