They don't even serve pork lunch in Porky the movie!

The UK is getting an early general election

which will almost certainly turn into another vote on brexit.
Permalink Ducknald Don 
April 18th, 2017 12:14pm
It's just a cynical ploy to wipe out the Labour party.
Permalink AntiAntiFa 
April 18th, 2017 12:18pm
I wish they make election more fun like free sex on election day!
Permalink WorldRover 
April 18th, 2017 12:32pm
Instead, you get that silly useless sticker in the US: "I Vote".
Permalink WorldRover 
April 18th, 2017 12:33pm
And the sticker is about the size of the penny.
Permalink WorldRover 
April 18th, 2017 12:34pm
May has Erdogan envy :)
Permalink Yoda 
April 18th, 2017 12:44pm
"I wish they make election more fun like free sex on election day!"

Some of us get free sex every day.
Permalink Ducknald Don 
April 18th, 2017 1:58pm
Every day?  Not very many.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
April 18th, 2017 1:59pm
I'm guessing Hubble is married.
Permalink AntiAntiFa 
April 18th, 2017 2:20pm
Goats don't count.
Permalink Just Me 
April 18th, 2017 11:54pm
I find it amusing that May thinks that a general election is worth doing, but Scottish independence referendum is "unrealistic". She's trying to be Thatcher 2.0 but she lacks Maggie's charisma.

Slogans:
May is over in June. 
Make June the end of May

I'm sure there will be lots of con/insultants getting paid lots of money to make witty/snappy/vacuous slogans containing "may" and "june".

Also fun, the election is during exam season in the UK, so students will be less likely to vote. Nice planning for age-based voter suppression.
Permalink Pie is a lot better than ... 
April 19th, 2017 8:16am
I'm just rooting for Corbyn to get his nuts handed to him.
Permalink Shylock 
April 19th, 2017 8:29am
This is a single issue election, even the SNP could lose seats over this, especially now they've decided to abstain from the vote.
Permalink AntiAntiFa 
April 19th, 2017 9:56am
The SNP could hardly gain seats, they completely dominate Scottish politics. Watching pmqs today, Angus Robertson was the only MP displaying any gravitas.

Much as I dislike Corbyn I think this is quite risky for May, I wouldn't be surprised to see a surprise result.
Permalink libtard_uk 
April 19th, 2017 10:38am
You may complain about Corbyn, but Labour has no alternative for a leader. To best they could scrape last year against Jezza was a big pharma PR executive with the charisma of a decaying crayfish.
Permalink Yoda 
April 19th, 2017 12:18pm
Why is she doing this? She has a huge majority, the country voted for Brexit, she's implementing it. I don't see any logic in it.
Permalink Shylock 
April 19th, 2017 12:35pm
Shylock, you clearly have reading comprehension problems.
Permalink AntiAntiFa 
April 19th, 2017 12:38pm
Um, no. What would be the point in wiping out an already wiped out Labor?
Permalink Shylock 
April 19th, 2017 12:41pm
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/tory-election-fraud-prosecutions-cps-election-campaign-result-overturn-battle-bus-a7689801.html

"A spokesperson for the CPS confirmed to The Independent on Tuesday evening that any charges would have to be made before the date of the general election, which Theresa May wants to hold on 8 June subject to a vote in Parliament tomorrow."
Permalink Yoda 
April 19th, 2017 2:21pm
She doesn't have a huge majority in the Commons. 330 out of 650 seats (+ 2 Ulster unionists).

It will be much more comfortable for her if she has ~400 seats.
Permalink Yoda 
April 19th, 2017 2:23pm
She cannot now do the Brexit 100% as she would like to because of Remainer opposition within her part (this is the real problem, not the opposition).
Permalink Yoda 
April 19th, 2017 2:24pm
That's the answer.
Permalink Shylock 
April 19th, 2017 2:26pm
She cannot now do the Brexit 100% as she would like to because of Brexit opposition within her party (this is the real problem, not the opposition).
Permalink libtard 
April 19th, 2017 5:19pm
So, an overwhelming win and the castration of Corbyn will silence the intra-party opponents?
Permalink Shylock 
April 19th, 2017 6:37pm
Are opponents being replaced as candidates for their district?
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
April 20th, 2017 2:42am
Lotti, it doesn't really work like that, candidates don't really get deselected.
Permalink libtard_uk 
April 20th, 2017 7:59am
Shylock, yes. Of course it could be the enormity of brexit becoming apparent which would have been coming to a head at around the original election date.
Permalink libtard_uk 
April 20th, 2017 8:00am
That's actually quite clever then.
Permalink Shylock 
April 20th, 2017 9:43am
> Lotti, it doesn't really work like that, candidates don't really get deselected.

So who chooses the party candidates?
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
April 20th, 2017 9:56am
The party.
Permalink Yoda 
April 20th, 2017 10:28am
> The party.

So surely they rate political attitude.

I bet only very strong local candidates can afford an undisciplined voting behaviour.
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
April 20th, 2017 10:55am
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-20222003
Permalink libtard_uk 
April 20th, 2017 12:19pm
How hard is it to start your own party in the UK? Didn't that twat Galloway do just that?
Permalink Shylock 
April 20th, 2017 8:05pm
Get a punch bowl, some orange sherbet, and some ginger ale, and you've GOT your own party.

Not hard at all.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
April 20th, 2017 9:27pm
In America it just takes several billion dollars to co-opt the Republican party.

So, not difficult, but expensive.

And forget about the Democrats, they NEVER line up for anyone.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
April 20th, 2017 9:28pm
You sure did for Clintons.
Permalink Yoda 
April 21st, 2017 8:24am
Not really.  They barely won a a majority.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
April 21st, 2017 6:05pm

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