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    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 9th Jun 17, 11:05 AM
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    Hung Parliament distress
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    • 9th Jun 17, 11:05 AM
    Hung Parliament distress 9th Jun 17 at 11:05 AM
    How can any of us be expected to do any work when we don't have a sitting government?
    We are all undoubtedly in a state of inner turmoil and distress at the troubling time.
    The future of our glorious nation is uncertain, even the weather is trapped in flux, alternating between rain and hesitant sun as if to mirror the chaos within our political system.


    With that in mind, do you think we can all knock off early today and go to the pub?
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 9th Jun 17, 11:17 AM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 11:17 AM
    I suggest we all pick up a fiddle and form some sort of collective

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    • Flick216
    • By Flick216 9th Jun 17, 11:44 AM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 11:44 AM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 11:44 AM
    I think it's a coalition with creationist, homophobic terrorist sympathisers that has finished me off.
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    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 9th Jun 17, 12:20 PM
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    A surge in the Labour vote that still left the Conservatives as the largest single party (which they are, with over 50 seats more than Labour) was always going to mean co-operation between the Conservative and Unionist party and the Democratic Unionist party (hint probably in the "Unionist" in the names of both parties), just as the Ulster Unionists tacitly supported the Conservative government of John Major when it became a minority government.

    Labour voters should have expected this from the outset. The DUP are absolutely set against a Labour government or Labour lead coalition with Corbyn as party leader and McDonnell in a senior position and have long openly said they would use whatever influence they had to prevent this.

    I'm not convinced about "coalition" in this context though, is a DUP politician going to be in the cabinet? It seems awfully soon for a formal coalition agreement to have been reached (I realise I could be wrong on this).
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 9th Jun 17, 1:04 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 1:04 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 1:04 PM
    This would only really happen in the UK, a PM lined up with various puppets

    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 9th Jun 17, 2:25 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 2:25 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 2:25 PM
    The red one on the end got three votes, I think
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    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 9th Jun 17, 2:35 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 2:35 PM
    Well I asked my boss if I could go home early, on account of post election trauma. It was a no.
    Might have to launch a leadership challenge.
    • colinw
    • By colinw 9th Jun 17, 2:38 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 2:38 PM
    The red one on the end got three votes, I think
    Originally posted by onomatopoeia99
    What about Lord Buckethead? he must have been worth a few.....
    • fussypensioner
    • By fussypensioner 9th Jun 17, 4:15 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 4:15 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 4:15 PM
    This would only really happen in the UK, a PM lined up with various puppets

    Originally posted by colinw

    We got a leaflet through the door for Des Hjerling of The Pirate Party, new one on me. They actually got 483 votes. Not sure if he was dressed as a pirate when the results were announced.
    Holding back the years...
    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 9th Jun 17, 6:03 PM
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    That's bizarre.
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    • fussypensioner
    • By fussypensioner 9th Jun 17, 7:12 PM
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    I have found some solace this afternoon in watching Springwatch Live on the Red button. Some 10 minutes of chicks in the nest being visited by their parents with food, and lovely bunnies in the warren.

    The show must go on.

    https://youtu.be/t99KH0TR-J4
    Holding back the years...
    • avogadro
    • By avogadro 9th Jun 17, 7:24 PM
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    Reminiscent of 2010 when Gordon Brown was stuck like a barnacle in number 10 until the opposition formed a coalition of sorts. No sign as yet that the DUP are going to form a coalition with the Conservatives.

    I suggest we relax and try and forget about it over the weekend.
    • fussypensioner
    • By fussypensioner 9th Jun 17, 7:29 PM
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    Reminiscent of 2010 when Gordon Brown was stuck like a barnacle in number 10 until the opposition formed a coalition of sorts. No sign as yet that the DUP are going to form a coalition with the Conservatives.

    I suggest we relax and try and forget about it over the weekend.
    Originally posted by avogadro
    Its bound the come up in conversation if you are seeing friends and family, even if you say its not up for discussion they will just see it as sour grapes.

    I think the DUP will not miss an opportunity like this.
    Holding back the years...
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 9th Jun 17, 7:52 PM
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    I am distressed that they are all not getting hung, does that count?
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
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    • avogadro
    • By avogadro 9th Jun 17, 7:57 PM
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    No gallows, alas.

    I think the DUP will not miss an opportunity like this.
    Originally posted by fussypensioner
    They may be aware that jumping into bed with the Conservatives has shown itself to be political suicide.
    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 10th Jun 17, 11:13 PM
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    They may be aware that jumping into bed with the Conservatives has shown itself to be political suicide.
    Originally posted by avogadro
    Ulster politics is not like mainland politics. It seems DUP supporters will be delighted that they are entering an agreement to keep Corbyn (not the Labour party) from office, due to his actions in the past. Also, the Democratic Unionist Party have historically tended to vote with the Conservative and Unionist Party anyway ("Unionist" is a big clue there ) so this isn't a great stretch. The Ulster Unionists kept John Major's minority government around 1996/7 running after his MPs kept dying off and losing the subsquent by-elections.
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    • Hoochypooch
    • By Hoochypooch 11th Jun 17, 2:10 AM
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    I think it's a coalition with creationist, homophobic terrorist sympathisers that has finished me off.
    Originally posted by Flick216

    It's not the end of the world.
    • avogadro
    • By avogadro 11th Jun 17, 10:24 AM
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    Ulster politics is not like mainland politics. It seems DUP supporters will be delighted that they are entering an agreement to keep Corbyn (not the Labour party) from office, due to his actions in the past. Also, the Democratic Unionist Party have historically tended to vote with the Conservative and Unionist Party anyway ("Unionist" is a big clue there ) so this isn't a great stretch. The Ulster Unionists kept John Major's minority government around 1996/7 running after his MPs kept dying off and losing the subsquent by-elections.
    Originally posted by onomatopoeia99
    I didn't know John Major led a minority government, I wasn't paying attention at the time. As New Labour got in in 1997 I would imagine the minority government didn't last very long?
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 14th Jun 17, 9:39 PM
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    One of the advantages of being, erm, mature, (in years if not in behaviour) is that one has seen it all before!

    And survived it!

    We'll muddle through.

    And muddle through is all we will do until we grow some real statesmen/women.

    If they weren't all such a shower, we wouldn't be in this situation.
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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 15th Jun 17, 9:27 AM
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    Belgium survived for a year with no formal government.
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