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    A compressed election cycle

    The UK is about to demonstrate (probably) how to run a national election in only 8 weeks.

    Predictions:
    - Scotland will somehow manage to get even yellower
    - The youngest MP elected this time will be older than the youngest MP elected last time
    - Conservatives will do much worse than the current polling of 42.6% vote share
    - UKIP will do badly because they're irrelevant following the Brexit result
    - Libdems will do better than last time (they could hardly do worse)
    - MRLP will lose their deposit again
    - There won't be a landslide in any direction
    - No email servers will be hacked
    - The Russians won't interfere
    - No major government post-holders or opposition leaders will be ousted
    - None of the 'merkins here will care in the slightest
    - I will try to stay up for the results but not succeed
    - I will wake up just as surprised as I was over the last two national results.

    Anyone else want a stab?
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    What do your newscasters talk about during the news hour?
    This does go a long way towards explaining your interest in our elections.
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    Is the UK a real country?
    The settled happiness and security which we all desire, God withholds from us by the very nature of the world: but joy, pleasure, and merriment, He has scattered around. We are never safe, but we have plenty of fun, and some ecstasy. It is not hard to see why. The security we crave would teach us to rest our hearts in this world and pose an obstacle to our return to God” C.S. Lewis

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    Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
    Is the UK a real country?
    From the way he talks about the elections it kind of sounds like some sort of fairy land full of gumdrops, glitter, and roaming bands of unicorns.

    BTW, I'm sure Roy was being ironic.
    For anyone from a country that has a monarchy to bag on a republic that has never had one would be laughable.
    Our elections might be a bit dirty at times but we don't have a royal family.
    Imagine the embarrassment of that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meh Gerbil View Post
    From the way he talks about the elections it kind of sounds like some sort of fairy land full of gumdrops, glitter, and roaming bands of unicorns.

    BTW, I'm sure Roy was being ironic.
    For anyone from a country that has a monarchy to bag on a republic that has never had one would be laughable.
    Our elections might be a bit dirty at times but we don't have a royal family.
    Imagine the embarrassment of that.
    Wait - I thought the Kennedys were Royalty...
    The settled happiness and security which we all desire, God withholds from us by the very nature of the world: but joy, pleasure, and merriment, He has scattered around. We are never safe, but we have plenty of fun, and some ecstasy. It is not hard to see why. The security we crave would teach us to rest our hearts in this world and pose an obstacle to our return to God” C.S. Lewis

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    Wait. the UK has a government?

    Who cares?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    Wait. the UK has a government?

    Who cares?
    Isn't the UK a soccer (sorry football) team? Theresa May is the head cheer leader - right?
    The settled happiness and security which we all desire, God withholds from us by the very nature of the world: but joy, pleasure, and merriment, He has scattered around. We are never safe, but we have plenty of fun, and some ecstasy. It is not hard to see why. The security we crave would teach us to rest our hearts in this world and pose an obstacle to our return to God” C.S. Lewis

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    I heard that there might be other countries out there with their own governments and ways of life, but it is probably just some rumor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    I heard that there might be other countries out there with their own governments and ways of life, but it is probably just some rumor.
    Really? Something other than the USA? Strange...
    The settled happiness and security which we all desire, God withholds from us by the very nature of the world: but joy, pleasure, and merriment, He has scattered around. We are never safe, but we have plenty of fun, and some ecstasy. It is not hard to see why. The security we crave would teach us to rest our hearts in this world and pose an obstacle to our return to God” C.S. Lewis

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