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    More football chanting from labour supporters! Sadiq Khan reelected there.

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    Be interesting to see the postal vote percentage in Tooting
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    Really important hold in Tooting for Labour, maintaining a reasonable majority on just a 3.6% swing to the Tories. Looking more and more like a hung parliament with a potential Lib-Lab pact seeming more and more conceivable with every interview.
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    Quote Originally Posted by superkingdave View Post
    Be interesting to see the postal vote percentage in Tooting
    Actualy turnout seems up in a lot of places on last time

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    So how do the English among us feel about the inevitable Scottish Labour landslide potentially propping up Labour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    So how do the English among us feel about the inevitable Scottish Labour landslide potentially propping up Labour?
    Frustrated. But not as frustrated as I'll be if Northern Ireland/Scotland/Wales do a behind the scenes deal with one of the parties to give them their support if they give them a load of extra cash.

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    Not too fussy as I have severe trusting-of-Cameron issues.

    It's not looking like a good night for the Lib Dems - where have all the voters gone?

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    No different to the South Eastern Conservatives propping up their party, or South West propping up the libs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup View Post
    It's not looking like a good night for the Lib Dems - where have all the voters gone?
    They've graduated and joined the real world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpr View Post
    No different to the South Eastern Conservatives propping up their party, or South West propping up the libs.
    It is different, because Scottish MPs can vote on issues that don't affect their constituents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpr View Post
    No different to the South Eastern Conservatives propping up their party, or South West propping up the libs.
    Difference is that Westminster is pretty much an English Parliament. It has virtually no impact on policy up here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by four_or_six View Post
    Frustrated. But not as frustrated as I'll be if Northern Ireland/Scotland/Wales do a behind the scenes deal with one of the parties to give them their support if they give them a load of extra cash.
    There won't be enough Scottish MPs to do that.

    IIRC, we return 59 MPs to Westminster - I'd be amazed given the trend if Labour didn't take at least 40 of those available seats.

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    Hate these stories of 'being blocked/locked out from voting'.

    You don't have a right to vote, it's a privelege. And, if you've had all day and rock up to vote at night, then guess what? You take your chances.

    I also think the locked out voters invariably exaggerate their stories of being locked out/prevented from voting.

    Of course, that's a general statement. If people were physically stopped from voting and then shackled and hauled away into a dungeon until voting time passed, then that's another story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    There won't be enough Scottish MPs to do that.

    IIRC, we return 59 MPs to Westminster - I'd be amazed given the trend if Labour didn't take at least 40 of those available seats.
    What is the reasoning about labour being so popular in Scotland? I haven't really followed much of the Scottish policies, although I watched the TV debate.



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