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Thu Dec 12, 2019, 05:07 PM

UK general election 2019: exit poll predicts 86-seat majority for Conservatives - live news

Source: The Guardian

Exit polls suggests Tories on course for majority of 86
Huw Edwards is reading out the exit poll results. Here are the main ones.

Conservatives: 368

Labour: 191

Conservative majority: 86

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2019/dec/12/general-election-2019-uk-live-labour-tories-corbyn-boris-johnson-results-exit-poll



There was a way to lose to Boris Johnson, and Corbyn figured out what it was...

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Reply UK general election 2019: exit poll predicts 86-seat majority for Conservatives - live news (Original post)
brooklynite Dec 12 OP
brooklynite Dec 12 #1
brooklynite Dec 12 #2
muriel_volestrangler Dec 12 #6
malthaussen Dec 13 #40
LisaM Dec 12 #3
Dennis Donovan Dec 12 #4
paleotn Dec 12 #22
Mike 03 Dec 12 #5
nycbos Dec 12 #7
wysi Dec 12 #8
NRaleighLiberal Dec 12 #9
nycbos Dec 12 #11
dware Dec 12 #12
BlueIdaho Dec 12 #13
dware Dec 12 #14
Wabbajack_ Dec 12 #16
BlueIdaho Dec 12 #23
brooklynite Dec 12 #24
BlueIdaho Dec 12 #34
OliverQ Dec 12 #26
dware Dec 12 #33
SharonClark Dec 12 #18
paleotn Dec 12 #21
OliverQ Dec 12 #27
Drahthaardogs Dec 12 #28
Evolve Dammit Dec 12 #19
brooklynite Dec 12 #31
Evolve Dammit Dec 13 #43
RelativelyJones Dec 12 #10
ArtTownsend Dec 13 #37
Wabbajack_ Dec 12 #15
Lonestarblue Dec 12 #17
paleotn Dec 12 #20
heckles65 Dec 12 #25
roamer65 Dec 12 #29
budkin Dec 12 #30
Polybius Dec 12 #32
Baclava Dec 13 #38
sandensea Dec 13 #42
tenderfoot Dec 13 #35
roamer65 Dec 13 #36
malthaussen Dec 13 #39
sandensea Dec 13 #41
Polybius Dec 14 #44

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 05:14 PM

1. A huge shift of seats in Scotland from Labour to SNP...

...prospectively in support of an Independence/Secession Referendum.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 05:19 PM

2. Lib Dems in single digits. Have they lost the ability to actually play a role in Parliament?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 05:38 PM

6. 13 seats is one more than they got in 2017

I haven't heard of a percentage of vote from the exit poll - only the predicted seat totals. Is there a percentage somewhere?

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 13, 2019, 11:08 AM

40. Well, if you Google "British General Election"

PA Media has it all laid out. Tories got 43.6% of the popular vote, or a shade less than 4 million more than Labour's 32%; SNP took 48 seats with barely a million votes, Liberal Democrats took 11.6% of the popular vote (3.7 million) but only got 11 seats out of it. Others insignificant, although some seats were picked up here and there by the Democratic Unionist Party and Sinn Fein.

-- Mal

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 05:19 PM

3. If they knowingly keep Boris Johnson as PM, then I don't want to hear a thing from anyone in the UK

about how we could have elected Trump. This is infuriating.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 05:30 PM

4. Josh Marshall: "So I guess we celebrate 12/12 as Scottish Independence Day?"



Josh Marshall ✔ @joshtpm

So I guess we celebrate 12/12 as Scottish Independence Day?

5:12 PM - Dec 12, 2019


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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 07:24 PM

22. By all means, yes.

Another prosperous, EU outpost on England's border. So much for English hegemony.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 05:34 PM

5. BBC World Radio has also gone into live special programming.

This is disastrous news.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 05:45 PM

7. I feel bad for my British friends

They had a choice between two horrific people.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 05:46 PM

8. The UK is finished

Political suicide now complete.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 05:48 PM

9. how is this even possible? we are witnessing mass insanity in both

US and UK.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 05:53 PM

11. Corbyn, Corbyn, Corbyn.

I would not have voted Labour if I was a UK citizen.

I think I would have voted Lib Dem.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 05:56 PM

12. Because Corbyn is highly unliked in GB. nt

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Response to dware (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 06:22 PM

13. Corbyn should have been removed from Labour leadership

After the last disastrous election.

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 06:31 PM

14. Yep.

Probably would have been a whole different outcome if Corbyn wasn't at the helm of the Labour Party.

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 06:39 PM

16. Labour did better than expected

At the last election. THIS was "supposed" to happen last time. There was no way Corbyn was gonna be out after gaining seats.

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Response to Wabbajack_ (Reply #16)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 07:24 PM

23. Corbyn will be gone by March. nt.

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #23)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 07:44 PM

24. Corbyn will be gone by Monday...

Last edited Thu Dec 12, 2019, 09:18 PM - Edit history (1)

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #24)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 11:38 PM

34. Corbyn is gone NOW.

He didnít even make it to Monday, let alone March.

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Response to dware (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 08:15 PM

26. So is Johnson.

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Response to OliverQ (Reply #26)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 11:17 PM

33. True,

but apparently not as much as Corbyn.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 06:59 PM

18. People I know who voted to leave

were pissed that it hasn't happened as promised and also that they basicially had to vote a second time as though the first vote didn't count.

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Response to SharonClark (Reply #18)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 07:20 PM

21. Pissed that they've not screwed themselves faster.

Brits and Americans have so much in common.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #21)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 08:16 PM

27. We should have just stayed as one country instead of splitting apart.

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Response to OliverQ (Reply #27)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 08:34 PM

28. Why? Most of what is fucked up in this country

Comes from our British Puritan roots. Their colonial period was revolting.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 07:15 PM

19. It is truly unbelievable and I believe, part of an international effort to destroy democracies.

Farage, Bannon, LePen, Putin. If only we could get the truth of the global nationalistic, anti-immigrant push dominating so many countries right now. There is coordination at a yet, unseen level. Assange may have some insight, Stone, Flynn, Manafort, Prince, Igor/ Lev? I need a character/ player program as there are so many "evil-doers."

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #19)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 09:20 PM

31. Labour activists selecting Corbyn was part of an "international effort"?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #31)

Fri Dec 13, 2019, 08:00 PM

43. I was referring to Boris.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 05:52 PM

10. Total rejection of Corbyn and Corbynism.

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Response to RelativelyJones (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 13, 2019, 02:18 AM

37. This

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 06:38 PM

15. Cons first gain

A seat that has never voted Con before. Ugh.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 06:41 PM

17. I'm sorry to hear this result, but UK voters now own whatever happens.

I hope for the best but fear that their troubles are just beginning. We should learn a lesson from this vote. Hatred of immigrants and rosy promises of the return of the great British Empire with no interference from the EU (like Trumpís America First) are strong motivators. Lies speak much louder than truth these days, and we have expert liars in the White House and Congress who will make our 2020 election one of total lies and character assassination. Many voters will buy the lies.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 07:17 PM

20. They've made their beds...

Now they suffer the consequences. A break up is inevitable.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 07:54 PM

25. Rather like how in 1995 I kept hearing the word "Yugoslavia"...

...when what was meant was "Serbia + Montenegro."

Now "United Kingdom" will mean "England + Wales."

(And eventually, Montenegro did split away."

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Response to heckles65 (Reply #25)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 08:46 PM

29. The EU will make Scottish EU membership and independence terms for a trade deal with England.

Game over for the UK.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 09:11 PM

30. Putin is the big winner again

Gotta hand it to Russia... they are fucking shit up big time.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 10:08 PM

32. How bad is that?

What were they predicting? And what was Labour's best case scenario before the election?

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Response to Polybius (Reply #32)

Fri Dec 13, 2019, 05:13 AM

38. Labours worse loss since the 1930's, yes, that bad, historic blowout loss

Brits must really hate the EU?

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Response to Baclava (Reply #38)

Fri Dec 13, 2019, 01:09 PM

42. Well, the Tories got 43% of the vote. Labor and LibDems together got 44% (plus 4% for SNP)

Corbyn's fatal mistake, I think, was to not define Labour as the anti-Brexit party.

Would've added several percentage points to Labour's total, most likely.

Be that as it may, it's 5 more years of Bleach Job Boris.

Although something tells me he'll resign in scandal well before then.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Dec 13, 2019, 12:13 AM

35. Boris Johnson - Making the word "Pickaninny" Great Again

Oh look at you Great Britain... why are all those people from the places you colonized keep going there?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Dec 13, 2019, 01:47 AM

36. Former Scottish Labour leader on BBC.

We will see a united Ireland before we see the divided Britain.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Dec 13, 2019, 11:01 AM

39. They were a litttle off...

... not that twenty seats matters much in the larger scheme of things.

-- Mal

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Dec 13, 2019, 11:34 AM

41. Final results: Cons 365; Labour, 203; SNP, 48; Lib Dem, 11.

I'm glad at least Labour stayed above the 200-seat threshold - a psychologically important number in UK politics, as you know.

But at the end of the day, it's 5 more years of Bleach Job Boris.

Although something tells me he'll resign in scandal well before then.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Dec 14, 2019, 04:02 PM

44. When do they take office?

Is it immediately, or does this new government have to wait a couple of months like in the US after Election Day?

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