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UK General Election 2017

Postby Kristatos » Mon May 15, 2017 8:24 pm

Someone asked for a general election thread. Well here it is. I'm going to start with the really important news: the Wessex Regionalists are running a candidate in Devizes. Our newly appointed president, Jim Gunter, lives in the constituency, and has decided to stand for election there.
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Re: UK General Election 2017

Postby carl stromberg » Wed May 17, 2017 5:49 pm

The Conservatives have just been up my street. I'm not sure why they are bothering as we have a Conservative MP who has a majority of 17000, and UKIP were second last time round.

I looked at the Wessex Regionalist website recently and was surprised that Colin Bex was criticising the EU, as I thought they always liked the EU.
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Re: UK General Election 2017

Postby Kristatos » Wed May 17, 2017 9:27 pm

We've always been critical of the EU, but were against Brexit, as we thought leaving the EU altogether was throwing out the baby with the bathwater. Colin making a pro-Brexit statement was highly controversial. The view outlined in the leaflet I posted more accurately represents the consensus within the party.
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Re: UK General Election 2017

Postby Capt. Sir Dominic Flandry » Fri May 19, 2017 5:47 pm

The Liberal Democrats are not doing too well - they could only get about 4 seats.
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Re: UK General Election 2017

Postby Capt. Sir Dominic Flandry » Fri May 19, 2017 8:38 pm

http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/election-2017-south-suffolk-ukip-hopeful-aims-for-interstellar-travel-1-5026406

Election 2017: South Suffolk UKIP hopeful aims for interstellar travel

Election candidates often make ambitious policy claims – but South Suffolk UKIP candidate Aidan Powlesland is hoping to kick-start inter-stellar travel and mining in the asteroid belt if he is elected on June 8.

He says he would like the government to: “Offer £1.2 billion worth of prizes, in the form of share capital, to the companies that win competitions to:
a) Design an interstellar colony ship.
b) Profitably mine the asteroid belt for water and/or platinum, so long as they do so by 2026.
c) That convert the ML86X design into a flying aircraft carrier. This is a giant airship being designed by an American company as a cargo-carrier.
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Re: UK General Election 2017

Postby Kristatos » Fri May 19, 2017 8:41 pm

The Tories are promising (threatening?) to lift the UK ban on the ivory trade if elected [ANGRY FACE]
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Re: UK General Election 2017

Postby Capt. Sir Dominic Flandry » Wed May 24, 2017 10:34 pm

Kristatos wrote:The Tories are promising (threatening?) to lift the UK ban on the ivory trade if elected [ANGRY FACE]


Why lift the ban? Who wrote the Conservative manifesto - were they trying to annoy people?

Bit weird as no campaigning for several days because of the terrorist attack.
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Re: UK General Election 2017

Postby acid » Thu May 25, 2017 5:01 pm

Kristatos wrote:The Tories are promising (threatening?) to lift the UK ban on the ivory trade if elected [ANGRY FACE]


:shock: :shock: :shock: :cuss:

To coin a phrase previously delivered by our dear Sir Rog:

Brilliant. I'm almost speechless with admiration. _.///

Seriously, to say this is amoral and idiotic is an understatement. I didn't realize accelerated extinctions were a laudable goal for the UK. Are they trying to drag the country back to Victorian times and beyond? And this as part of an election campaign? Really?

Edit: It seems that specifically they have failed to keep, and given up on, an earlier pledge to apply a ban. Still, the end result is just the same. :(
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Re: UK General Election 2017

Postby Kristatos » Thu May 25, 2017 5:04 pm

Sir Roger was a well-known animal lover, and would never have approved of this policy.
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Re: UK General Election 2017

Postby acid » Thu May 25, 2017 5:15 pm

Kristatos wrote:Sir Roger was a well-known animal lover, and would never have approved of this policy.


Agreed. I should probably point out my quote is one of Moore's most sarcastic lines as Bond (from AVTAK). I didn't intend anyone to take it literally!
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