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General Election 2010

Final polls show Tory lead in tightest election for years

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  1. #1 Help for pubs & post offices (What’s left of them).
    #2 No increase to Income Tax (Do nothing).
    #3 ID cards to be voluntary (Do nothing).
    #4 Build a hi-tech economy. (What have you been doing for the last 13 years?).
    #5 Police to spend more time on beat. (Their advert for this pledge was banned by Advertising Standards for being misleading)

    No Change there then

  2. Fingers crossed for a hung parliament.

    Labour do not deserve to continue in power.
    The Tories remain too bigotted.

    A hung parliament will be the best for everyone. It will allow Labour to sack Brown and all the old guard.

    It will allow David Cameron to remove the homophobic scum polluting his front bench (Chris Grayling, Julian Lewis, Iain Duncan Smith).

    And it will give the Lib Dems some leeway in insisting that Britain becomes a democracy (by scrapping the undemocratic First Past the Post electoral system in operation)

  3. Patrick James 6 May 2010, 3:05pm

    SimonM writes:

    Fingers crossed for a hung parliament.

    Unfortunately hung parliaments don’t bring about change within the respective parties. Hung parliaments mean that each party is paralysed internally and unable to afford change.

    It will allow David Cameron to remove the homophobic scum polluting his front bench (Chris Grayling, Julian Lewis, Iain Duncan Smith).

    David Cameron has neither the power nor desire to do this. If he were to remove Iain Duncan Smith for example it would be the end of David Cameron. He can remove Chris Grayling or Julian Lewis but Chris Grayling would be replaced with an equally homophobic person.

    SimonM writes:

    And it will give the Lib Dems some leeway in insisting that Britain becomes a democracy (by scrapping the undemocratic First Past the Post electoral system in operation)

    Yes, this is true the hung parliament will do this which would be a very good thing imho.

  4. Newspaniard 6 May 2010, 4:08pm

    That’s the second UKIP candidate today, that I’ve read about, who has either died or had a near miss. Conspiracy theorists to the fore please…

  5. D Lambert 6 May 2010, 4:36pm

    Voting intentions have swung from Labour to the Liberals back to Labour. Which ever way you look, it’s hardly a ringing endorsement for the Tory party.

  6. To digress, Argentina’s house of deputies has just approved a bill to pass civil marriage equality for its gay citizens, yet another catholic country. The president has said she will not veto it. It puts us to shame! That will bring the number of countries to nine! Now Cameron and Brown, try explaining that if you think that civil marriage is tied to religious freedom. Three catholic countries managed to do it, Spain, Belgium and now Argentina about to get on board. Absolutely disgraceful of Labour and Tory parties combined. No more excuses!

  7. Bob
    four Catholic countries : you forgot Portugal (just waiting for the presidents signature)

  8. I hope everyone is getting out there and voting whichever way they have to in order to stop the local Tory candidate winning.

    Forget which party or leader you like the best!

    Vote for whichever candidate has the best chance in your constituency of making sure the Tory in your constituency DOES NOT WIN!

    The less seats they win, the less chance they will have of seizing power.

    If you haven’t voted already, get out there and vote. You have until 10pm.

    No excuses.

    And don’t be embarrassed about urging all your friends to get out there now and vote. There are only four hours left!

  9. “The general population put the Conservative Party in the lead for today’s election. This contrasts with the latest Pink News poll, which put the party behind the Liberal Democrats, Labour and the Green Party.”

    Well, I think that ably demonstrates the simple fact that the majority of people that come on here are politically so utterly and completely out of touch with the real world, and just view a “pink perspective” with their rose-tinted spectacles set to “blinkered mode”.

    Their constant rants about trivia that affect a tiny fraction of the British population as a whole shows that people like SimonM, Eddy, Patrick James and the usual suspects are just typical gay men: Selfish, self-centred and vain. Me, me, me!

    And if anyone doesn’t like it, then they are a homophobe! Pathetic.

  10. David Myers 7 May 2010, 12:40am

    A fairer way of looking at the poll differences would be that gay voters are more aware of the political differences between the parties as well as their respective histories with respect to gay/lesbian rights and are therefore more informed and more motivated to make the right choice. Your interpretation and distain for activists smells of self-hate homophobia, guess you’ve been called on that before, eh? It is activists and “whiners and complainers” that have led and succeeded in the efforts of gay/lesbian activists the world over who have helped to get us where we are today. There is more to do. “Get out of the way if you can’t lend a hand, for the times they are a changing”. – Bob Dylan

  11. precisely David Myers
    RB_N – if that is even the normal one! why do you call homophobia and everything trivia? you really are a self-hater!people aren’t whining

  12. self-hatred cos you attack everyone else and you never empathasize or anything! your rants are always attacks on others and you come across like you want the homophobia to continue

  13. Clegg backs dave and you lot say Clegg is good for us.

  14. Chester: I’m sorry, I read that three times, and I still don’t get it: “self-hatred cos you attack everyone else.”

    Is this the “royal” self? Like by attacking a bunch of miserable whinging old queens, I am actually displacing the fact I am gay myself? You bunch of bar-room psychologists really spout such a load of old horse crap.

    And as for homophobia, yes, some poor sod getting seven bells of sh!t kicked out of him for being gay is wrong, and that is homophobia. Some MP suggesting we increase the gay age of consent due to health risks my be misguided, controversial, misinformed or all three, but it’s certainly not homophobic. People continually throwing around the “H” word and going to be seen as crying wolf, and sooner or later, when the REAL homophobia hits, nobody will listen to you because they are sick of listening to a bunch of whinging faggots constantly squealing on about a storm in a heavily-padded D-cup.

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