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hedkandi1984_21 On July 23, 2013




London, United Kingdom
#1New Post! Apr 05, 2010 @ 21:18:48
According to BBC, it will be the 6th May (As everyone has been predicting for the last 6 or so months!)

Lets the campaigns begin!
crazychica On March 13, 2011
A taste of insanity





Aberdeen, United Kingdom
#2New Post! Apr 05, 2010 @ 21:22:20
Finally!
hedkandi1984_21 On July 23, 2013




London, United Kingdom
#3New Post! Apr 05, 2010 @ 21:24:13
@crazychica Said

Finally!



That's exactly what I thought He held on long enough, maybe he was hoping Labour's position would be stronger by now.
crazychica On March 13, 2011
A taste of insanity





Aberdeen, United Kingdom
#4New Post! Apr 05, 2010 @ 21:25:43
@hedkandi1984_21 Said

That's exactly what I thought He held on long enough, maybe he was hoping Labour's position would be stronger by now.



That's always the hope. Though I'm definately voting Lib Dem. What pushed me over the line was a letter from my MP claiming it was a two-horse race. That did it for me. It was so obviously a propaganda campaign that I got mad.
Pete On March 28, 2012
Master of Unlocking





Central Scotland, United Kingd
#5New Post! Apr 05, 2010 @ 21:27:24
I'm going to vote for the party with the most amusing name!

Of course, everything in this post is a lie
hedkandi1984_21 On July 23, 2013




London, United Kingdom
#6New Post! Apr 05, 2010 @ 21:31:14
@crazychica Said

That's always the hope. Though I'm definately voting Lib Dem. What pushed me over the line was a letter from my MP claiming it was a two-horse race. That did it for me. It was so obviously a propaganda campaign that I got mad.



Unfortunately, it really is because everyone I talk to always say that they would vote for lib dems, but no one does so they won't. so if half of the UK is saying that. . . .!!! I won't even be able to vote, which is really annoying me But it will be interesting to see how things go!
sister_of_mercy On March 11, 2015




London, United Kingdom
#7New Post! Apr 05, 2010 @ 21:31:27
@hedkandi1984_21 Said

That's exactly what I thought He held on long enough, maybe he was hoping Labour's position would be stronger by now.



Do you think that Gordon leaving it late was a help or a hinderance to Labour's chances?

I've read a lot that the Tories have criticised how late Labour have left it to call the election, saying it's because they haven't really got a chance of winning anymore.
hedkandi1984_21 On July 23, 2013




London, United Kingdom
#8New Post! Apr 05, 2010 @ 21:33:07
@sister_of_mercy Said

Do you think that Gordon leaving it late was a help or a hinderance to Labour's chances?

I've read a lot that the Tories have criticised how late Labour have left it to call the election, saying it's because they haven't really got a chance of winning anymore.



I hate to agree with the Tories lol, but I think they're right. I think it may have hindered them. A good time to call the elections would have been over the summer, when he was the big "hero" to the economic situation. Now, people are fed up with him and want him out.
crazychica On March 13, 2011
A taste of insanity





Aberdeen, United Kingdom
#9New Post! Apr 05, 2010 @ 21:34:36
@hedkandi1984_21 Said

Unfortunately, it really is because everyone I talk to always say that they would vote for lib dems, but no one does so they won't. so if half of the UK is saying that. . . .!!! I won't even be able to vote, which is really annoying me But it will be interesting to see how things go!


I wouldn't count the Lib Dems out. They've seen a sizable increase in support in the last few elections and in our constituency they were a close second to Labour. The Conservatives will never get the support they need to win here and SNP and Labour support has dropped. There's only a limited number of remaining parties for it to go to.
Pete On March 28, 2012
Master of Unlocking





Central Scotland, United Kingd
#10New Post! Apr 05, 2010 @ 21:35:40
I don't think waiting has done much for their chances, even calling them at the most opportune time wouldn't do anything for their chances.
hedkandi1984_21 On July 23, 2013




London, United Kingdom
#11New Post! Apr 05, 2010 @ 21:37:35
@crazychica Said

I wouldn't count the Lib Dems out. They've seen a sizable increase in support in the last few elections and in our constituency they were a close second to Labour. The Conservatives will never get the support they need to win here and SNP and Labour support has dropped. There's only a limited number of remaining parties for it to go to.



Trust me, if I could vote, I'd be voting for the Lib Dems. I think we need a real change in this country, and that doesn't involve flitting between the Tories and Labour!
sister_of_mercy On March 11, 2015




London, United Kingdom
#12New Post! Apr 05, 2010 @ 21:38:31
@hedkandi1984_21 Said

I hate to agree with the Tories lol, but I think they're right. I think it may have hindered them. A good time to call the elections would have been over the summer, when he was the big "hero" to the economic situation. Now, people are fed up with him and want him out.



Hmm yeah I see what you mean. I do wonder whether it would gave made a difference had Labour announced an election in the summer before all of the sleaze started appearing (the bully thing, etc). I can't help but think that by delaying it it's just given another weapon in the Tory's arsonry for claiming how weak a party Labour have become.
crazychica On March 13, 2011
A taste of insanity





Aberdeen, United Kingdom
#13New Post! Apr 05, 2010 @ 21:41:05
@hedkandi1984_21 Said

Trust me, if I could vote, I'd be voting for the Lib Dems. I think we need a real change in this country, and that doesn't involve flitting between the Tories and Labour!



Exactly. If we keep voting the same way then we'll always see protection for bankers and millionaires followed by protection for bankers and high taxes for millionaires followed by cuts in taxes for millionaires again and all the time no-one's doing anything to sort the problem which caused the recession, they're just ignoring it, leaving the banks to continue what they were doing and it's mad. Something has to change and soon or in 20 years we'll see a repeat of what happened in 2008.
jmo On April 29, 2021
Beruset af Julebryg





Yorkshire, United Kingdom
#14New Post! Apr 05, 2010 @ 21:56:21
The Lib Dems are too right wing for me, I'll be sticking with Labour. May not be great but still the most socialist party with any realistic chance of winning.
ninozara On April 30, 2020




Cheshire, United Kingdom
#15New Post! Apr 05, 2010 @ 21:56:55
@sister_of_mercy Said

Do you think that Gordon leaving it late was a help or a hinderance to Labour's chances?

I've read a lot that the Tories have criticised how late Labour have left it to call the election, saying it's because they haven't really got a chance of winning anymore.


Don't the polls show the gap is closing? Waiting was really the right thing for him to do.
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