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This is getting a little out of hand



https://archive.today/cpsbN

Edited by colemanY2K - 08 Mar 2015 at 7:14pm
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Little Englanders getting all uppity because Scotland may have a say in how the Governement is run, cannot wait to see their faces if SNP hold the balance of power

Edited by Denis Irwin - 08 Mar 2015 at 7:24pm
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Originally posted by colemanY2K colemanY2K wrote:

This is getting a little out of hand



https://archive.today/cpsbN


jesus I haven't laughed so much since I read Alan Partridges autobiography surely Massie and Partridge are interchangeable.

nobody real is that kowtowing deferential ?
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Usually the Brits couldn't care less about us but this time there seems to be quite a bit of coverage about whats happening in Scotland.  
I think we have finally managed to take the place of the Irish on that naughty step. Sorry.
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Originally posted by Galoglas Galoglas wrote:

Usually the Brits couldn't care less about us but this time there seems to be quite a bit of coverage about whats happening in Scotland.  
I think we have finally managed to take the place of the Irish on that naughty step. Sorry.


Nah we've not been on the naughty step since the 90's. Everything's rosey in the garden between us and that includes the Shinners.

You lot on the other hand are stepping waaaaay out of line. How dare you use the democratic process to upset the Westminster applecart
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The prospect of an snp presence in government is a frightening one to most down here!

I still think we'll see a conserative minority government. The UKIP treat is fading and the snp will wipe out labour. 
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Originally posted by londonirish londonirish wrote:

The prospect of an snp presence in government is a frightening one to most down here!

I still think we'll see a conserative minority government. The UKIP treat is fading and the snp will wipe out labour. 
Going by the current polls a Conservative government cannot be formed and Labours only chance would be to cuddle up to the SNP and one of the Lib Dems, the Greens or Plaid Cymru http://gu.com/p/464t6

It'll surely change closer to the election but at this moment in time the polls would have to be drastically wrong for the SNP not to be the king makers in May. Even if the SNP only get a quarter of the seats predicted they will still be the king makers because the seats they would lose would go to labour in the vast majority of cases (maybe 1 or 2 to the lib dems) however labour would still come up short of a majority due to the lack of gains made in England over the past 5 years. They have only themselves to blame.

Having said that all the scaremongering going on at the moment might have the affect of pushing swing voters in England from Labour to the Conservatives thereby opening up the possibility of a Tory/ukip/DUP government. Nightmare!!!

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Originally posted by colemanY2K colemanY2K wrote:

Originally posted by londonirish londonirish wrote:

The prospect of an snp presence in government is a frightening one to most down here!

I still think we'll see a conserative minority government. The UKIP treat is fading and the snp will wipe out labour. 
Going by the current polls a Conservative government cannot be formed and Labours only chance would be to cuddle up to the SNP and one of the Lib Dems, the Greens or Plaid Cymru http://gu.com/p/464t6

It'll surely change closer to the election but at this moment in time the polls would have to be drastically wrong for the SNP not to be the king makers in May. Even if the SNP only get a quarter of the seats predicted they will still be the king makers because the seats they would lose would go to labour in the vast majority of cases (maybe 1 or 2 to the lib dems).

Having said that all this scaremongering going on at the moment might have the affect of pushing swing voters in England from Labour to the Conservatives thereby opening up the possibility of a Tory/ukip/DUP government. Nightmare!!!

agreed - the SNP will hold he balance of power but that doesn't necessarily mean they'll end up in power. Remember, there doesn't have to be a coalition. 

The tory's can stay in power in a minority gov providing no government can be formed. Dave effectively locks the front door, pulls down the blinds and and says better luck next time chaps. the PM in a minority government doesn't have to be from the biggest party. He's the sitting PM.

labour need the snp for a coalition but i dont think they'll do a deal. imo the snp would prefer labour to be wiped out and Dave stays as PM as it will strengthen their objectives - let's break from these tory blue blooded b@st@rds! The snp has no long term aim/ desire to be in government in london, certainly not propping up labour. if anything it will blur the lines too much between labour/ snp. 

I no longer think the threat from ukip is crebible enough to displace Dave. It's fading. Euro elections was one thing, this is a general. The thought of labour and the snp in power is enough to turn most purple voters back to blue. That said i still reckon they'll get 5-6 seats. The DUP are run by loons who think the world was created in 7 days. No chance they'll be included in the big talks, not unless it gets very messy.

Either way it's going to be interesting. I still have no idea who or sadly even if i'll vote.


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A minority tory government would get nothing passed in parliament and soon collapse. The possibility of an autumn election looms large if labour don't form a government. Whatever happens the markets are going to be volatile this summer.

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that's if the public will stomach another election.  I agree though a con/ lab minority government wouldn't last. 

If labour do get it, expect Dave to get the boot in the morning and MP Boris to the rescue!
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Agreed re Boris. There is no other candidate out there that is as shrewd and cunning as him.
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The amount of fear within Labour and the Tories about the realistic Possibility of the SNP holding the balance of power after the election is hilarious
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The tory fear could push up the SNP vote, to much amusement from me
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Scottish polls have been notoriously inaccurate down the years. The only time they were consistent with the final outcome was during the referendum last year. I expect a surge in the numbers of SNP MPs but nowhere near the numbers Lord Ashcroft has been reporting.
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It depends, if the tories keep telling Scotland it is a bad thing......
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Bringing back the 50P rate. That'll be great for business alright. 
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I'd be surprised if we get all the seats that the polls are predicting ,certainly enjoying the chaos it is causing though.
The SNP won't go in a coalition with Labour.Unlike the Lib Dems the SNP have no interest in cabinet posts .What the SNP might do is back Labour on a case by case basis.
The SNP focus remains the same as it has since it was formed and thats independence and if the Brits get so upset they throw us out the union then great.
It'll be an interesting election and if that dangerous clown Johnson or his sidekick Farage gets near the reins of power we'll be off and building the highest wall ever at the border.Wink 
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Originally posted by corkery corkery wrote:

Bringing back the 50P rate. That'll be great for business alright. 

if the tories just took the tax their friends owed....
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