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07 May 2010   #1611
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Love Windows 7 View Post
I have signed on to-day at the Jobcentre. UK has a hung parliament for the first time since 1974.
So does that mean neither side won the election? (forgive my New World ignorance )
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07 May 2010   #1612
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noobvious View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Love Windows 7 View Post
I have signed on to-day at the Jobcentre. UK has a hung parliament for the first time since 1974.
So does that mean neither side won the election? (forgive my New World ignorance )
that's correct, now we have to wait and see what the Lib Dems decide though it looks like they will choose the Conservatives
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07 May 2010   #1613
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noobvious View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Love Windows 7 View Post
I have signed on to-day at the Jobcentre. UK has a hung parliament for the first time since 1974.
So does that mean neither side won the election? (forgive my New World ignorance )
Yes noob. Quite possible -- not definite - that UK voters will have to go to the polls again within a year.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politi...10/8659878.stm
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07 May 2010   #1614
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noobvious View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Love Windows 7 View Post
I have signed on to-day at the Jobcentre. UK has a hung parliament for the first time since 1974.
So does that mean neither side won the election? (forgive my New World ignorance )
basically yes.

as we have more than two parties in the UK the largest party has to have enough votes to have more than the total of all other parties in numbers it's 326 the biggest party had only just over 300 so they will have to co-operate with others to pass any laws.

in a way it means that more extreme policies do not get passed, which is not actually a bad thing
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07 May 2010   #1615
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

It also means that the party who came second are still the government at the moment.
It depends on who the party who came third (very, very third) support as to who forms a new government.
Personally I hope they go with the party who came second because that means they will bring in Proportional Representation.
That would mean an end to the "first past the post" system, we would get away from this, basically, two party state and we won't have this silly situation, where a minority party become the kingmakers, again.
Whatever happens now I think that British politics is about to change dramatically and I agree that that's no bad thing.
I stayed up all night watching this and then worked all day. It was well worth it. Probably the most interesting political event in my lifetime but I'm knackered now.

"apre moi le deluge", John
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07 May 2010   #1616
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post

that's correct, now we have to wait and see what the Lib Dems decide though it looks like they will choose the Conservatives
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post

Yes noob. Quite possible -- not definite - that UK voters will have to go to the polls again within a year.

BBC News - Hung parliament: What happens next?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
basically yes.

as we have more than two parties in the UK the largest party has to have enough votes to have more than the total of all other parties in numbers it's 326 the biggest party had only just over 300 so they will have to co-operate with others to pass any laws.

in a way it means that more extreme policies do not get passed, which is not actually a bad thing
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
It also means that the party who came second are still the government at the moment.
It depends on who the party who came third (very, very third) support as to who forms a new government.
Personally I hope they go with the party who came second because that means they will bring in Proportional Representation.
That would mean an end to the "first past the post" system, we would get away from this, basically, two party state and we won't have this silly situation, where a minority party become the kingmakers, again.
Whatever happens now I think that British politics is about to change dramatically and I agree that that's no bad thing.
I stayed up all night watching this and then worked all day. It was well worth it. Probably the most interesting political event in my lifetime but I'm knackered now.

"apre moi le deluge", John
Thanks for the info, everyone....very interesting!
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07 May 2010   #1617
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

im honestly not sure which way I want this to go...

on the one hand, i really want Proportional Representation, as i think the first past the post stuff is absolute nonsense, the Lib Dems managed to rack up a pathetic 55 seats (losing 4) despite having 23% of the vote

on the other hand, i dont think we can do with 4 more years of labour, (potentially, although in truth it probably won't be that long as i understand it)

i stayed up watching it, wow.... cant believe how close they came, and to think i almost didnt bother voting, even though i was a first time voter

personally i dont think clegg will go with Conservative though, they arent going to offer him the proportianate representation vote
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07 May 2010   #1618
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Agreed SS. I think the Lib Dems would only go with Labour if Brown steps down though. We might even get Vince Cable as Chancellor.
If that does happen and they hold a referendum on PR in, say, six months and it's supported I think we would have another general election straight away and end up with a House full of all sorts of representatives-even Monster Raving Loonies!
That sounds pretty good to me

ps@Dwarf. Is your real name Guy Fawkes then? Cos I don't remember any Honourable Members called Dwarf, at least, not in the House
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07 May 2010   #1619
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

very true spunds good to me too, although i imagine it doesn't sound quite so good for the Monster Raving Loonies, as their entire goal is to NOT get elected
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07 May 2010   #1620
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
ps@Dwarf. Is your real name Guy Fawkes then? Cos I don't remember any Honourable Members called Dwarf, at least, not in the House
Only the first name. I don't recall any Honourable Members by that name either, although come to think of it, I don't think I would call any of them Honourable. Mind you, if you want to call me The Right Honourable Dwarf, then please do. I shan't object.
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