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Conservatives sweep to power in UK elections as Scotland debacle ruins Labour bid

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By GREGORY KATZ

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When you consider that the opinion polls and exit polls tend to always benefit Labour and underestimate the Tory vote, no surprise here, then. What was predicted later on, but was devastating nevertheless, was the scale of the SNP win in Scotland. This will give a big push to the Scottish Nationalists and may result in this General Election being the last of its kind. May the political wrangling begin.

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The Cameron scare tactics about Labour with the SNP helped him get this result. The price for it is Scottish independence - probably within the next parliament. A combined total of 3 MPs from the Labour, Liberal and Tory parties is beyond pathetic. Miliband must go along with Clegg.

Esther McVey losing her seat was a small consolation.

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Jimizo, good point. I find it laughably ironic that SNP voters who are overwhelmingly left wing, have screwed Labour's chance of getting in at Westminster though.

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@DVDexpert You also have to say Labour failed miserably in England and Wales as well. Even if Labour had held the Scottish seats, the Tories would have still won it. Ed Balls lost his seat.

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Cue Brexit?

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Polls were wrong; supposed to be a tight election. SNP best third-party.

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I can only hope that one of the promises Cameron is bound to break is the in-out referendum...

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Chin up, Ed's Ed Miliband and Balls ... (422 votes he must be as sick as a parrot)....

Now after me...........

The floating voter song.....by Harry O`Neill

I`m a floating voter

Cant make up my mind Who Im going to vote for Im just the wavering kind, Tory, liberal and labour Are worried where my one vote goes, But Ill remain a floating voter One of the great don`t knows.

When I`m feeling upper - classy To the Conservatives I drift, But when my mood is red and sass..........

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Farage has resigned. That alone makes it a good election for the UK...just a shame his horrific party hasn't gone with him

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I can only hope that one of the promises Cameron is bound to break is the in-out referendum...

I take it you're opposed to democracy?

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I can only hope that one of the promises Cameron is bound to break is the in-out referendum...

I take it you're opposed to democracy?

Oh wow, I meant isn't. Checked that sentence twice as well, I guess I should put my glasses back on...

Thanks for pointing that out.

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Common sense prevailed. When socialists get in power, it's not a question of what damage they will do, more how much can they do.

Oh, and Jimizio - your boy Blair is the reason to worry about the Scottish national front. He let that cat out of the bag. For decades to come we will continue to feel the aftershocks of the last train-wreck socialist administration. We still haven't got over Labour damned near bankrupting us in the seventies for that matter.

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'Oh, and Jimizio - your boy Blair is the reason to worry about the Scottish national front. He let that cat out of the bag. For decades to come we will continue to feel the aftershocks of the last train-wreck socialist administration. We still haven't got over Labour damned near bankrupting us in the seventies for that matter.'

Dear, oh dear. Is the US republican view of history catching? Who crashed the world economy in 2008? Benefit scroungers? Socialists?

I think you'll find it was the Thatcher years which drove a wedge between England and Scotland and made the Tory brand toxic as she let the country go to ruin while siphoning off the oil to pay for her enormous benefits bill courtesy of 3 million on the dole after she demolished industry. Remember the Poll Tax experiment? I would agree that Labour also got their just desserts today for not attempting to do more about the utter devastation wrought by the Thatcherites. Listen to Sturgeon talk - most of the rhetoric is viciously anti-Tory and it resonates. Let's have some perspective here.

My 'boy Blair'? I voted for him in 1997 and 2001 as the lesser of two evils but refused to vote for him in 2005 as he leapt into bed with your fellow rightists across the pond and bombing the living daylights out of Iraq in an illegal war ( you seem very fond of presumptions so I thought I'd join you ).

The seventies was a car crash under the Heath, Wilson and Callaghan administrations. Under Heath we had blackouts and a three-day week and the Labour governments which followed continued the mismanagement culminating in something even worse. I'm no apologist for Heath, Wilson or Callaghan. It's called balance rather than flying off the handle with silly rants about benefit scroungers and a view of history that is as unbalanced and to be honest, as ignorant as anything I've heard.

I don't know where you are getting this fevered socialist idea in your head. Rich Bullingdon boys turning the UK into a sweatshop and creating a society where the majority of benefit claimants are working ( check the stats ), social mobilty going down the shitter and the creation of a new tricolour of orange in Scotland, red in the north of England and blue in the south isn't what I believe in. If that makes me a socialist, I'm in the company of over 60% of the electorate.

I think its a bit too late for you or anyone else posting here to get in the Bullingdon. Perhaps you can content yourself with smashing your bedroom up in a rented tuxedo. They would regard you as something to scrape of your shoe, just like most of us here.

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Just watching 詩論公論 on NHK. They showed the faces of the leaders of 4 main parties. Couldn't stop laughing when they showed a photo of Ed Miliband's brother as the leader of the Labour Party. I know all gaijins look the same, but can someone at NHK do a bit of research? I guess that's asking a lot.

Looks like everyone is resigning! However, I have a sneaky feeling Farage will be back.

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I'm surprised by the result. I think Miliband blew it when he said he didn't think Labour overspent during their last year in government. Nobody could have any faith in his ability to manage the finances after he said that. He also wanted to make "islamophobia" a crime, i.e. criticism of islam would be outlawed. Anyone advocating such nonsense is not fit to govern.

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Puker2

Farage and UKIP were just the latest manifestation of the discontent of a substantial proportion of the British public with inadequately controlled immigration. If this issue remains unresolved, of course he or someone else will be back. For that not to happen would mean the entire British public had become apathetic, and while it would be understandable if it had, given the lack of willingness of successive administrations to do anything about it, I think too much of my fellow countrymen to believe that it will sink into obscurity. The polling in Scotland gives a clear indication of the British ability to get their backsides into gear IF they have the right motivation. Now let's see the whole country do it next time.

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