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Anyone staying up all night on Thursday?

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newnanny Mon 09-Dec-19 10:32:09

I shall be. I am getting snacks in and lots of coffee to keep me awake. I wonder which big beast will fall this time around. I just love seeing the map turn blue. I won't be watching on Sky though as I see they are having Bercow on and I dislike him. So ladies anyone else staying up to watch?

Urmstongran Mon 09-Dec-19 10:35:45

No, we will have just flown back to the U.K. that afternoon (then voted).

I’ll be tired I expect so will go to bed. Will be excited though to find out the result on Friday morning!

Shelmiss Mon 09-Dec-19 10:36:09

I will be doing my utmost best to stay awake although I very much doubt that I will be able to. I’ll be watching the BBC until I drift off, then will check my phone probably around 4ish, that’s usually the case with these things.

I just hope I’m not going to be gobsmacked this time as I was when the result of the referendum came in and also when Trump was elected! shock

Chestnut Mon 09-Dec-19 10:36:45

No! I will record it, have a good night's sleep and watch it after breakfast so I can fast forward the boring bits. That way you can see it unfold and not miss the excitement of finding out the final result as it happens.

Urmstongran Mon 09-Dec-19 10:40:17

After all the polls, I remember my disbelief in 2016 to find out we’d voted to Leave! Nothing happened though so my euphoria was short lived.

Hetty58 Mon 09-Dec-19 10:40:17

Stay up all night - you are joking - what on Earth for? I'm in London so nothing will turn blue around here, thankfully!

nonnasusie Mon 09-Dec-19 10:48:38

No, I will have flown to Manchester too Urmstongran. I have had a postal vote so don't have to rush to vote (thank goodness)!! When I booked my flight I didn't know it was polling day.

MiniMoon Mon 09-Dec-19 10:52:38

No. I will be going to bed as usual.
I generally have to get up a couple of times during the night, so I'll probably check my phone or tablet and see how things are going.
I don't suppose there will be any change in my constituency.

BlueBelle Mon 09-Dec-19 10:58:46

Absolutely not it would be like a wake in fact I think I want to hibernate for a fortnight
I don’t think the awful Blue man I ve got will lose in my area a deprived area with lots of loud Brexiteers and Ukippers why they can possible vote for a blue man who has done diddly squit for the area and voted against everything humanitarian I hold dear I will never understand

DoraMarr Mon 09-Dec-19 11:06:01

I’d like to, but have to be up at a reasonable hour because I look after my grandchildren on Friday. I’m feeling rather gloomy about the outcome, so if the exit polls are as I fear I may just go to bed and catch up in the morning.

newnanny Mon 09-Dec-19 11:07:33

I am wondering if the red wall will crumble this time around. Will Skinner lose in Bolsover? I very much hope Grieve does not get back in. I would love to see him out. I also wonder if the Brexit Party will win any seats in North. Any predictions anyone for individual seats?

M0nica Mon 09-Dec-19 11:09:20

DD will be. She has Friday off to recover. She will probably lay a few small bets on the results. She made nearly £200 on the 2017 election.

I will be in Germany visiting the Christmas Fair at Cologne. Elections will be the last thing on my mind.

grannysyb Mon 09-Dec-19 11:12:56

Will sleep in spare room with radio so as not to keep DH awake. I think he might watch TV for awhile and then go to bed.

humptydumpty Mon 09-Dec-19 11:14:40

Got to get up for work Friday so no; also despondent that BJ will somehow get re-elected (though live in strong Labour constituency, thankfully)

Mapleleaf Mon 09-Dec-19 11:18:48

Definitely not.

oldgimmer1 Mon 09-Dec-19 11:30:16

Yup. I've taken Friday off.

Strong coffee all round.

Framilode Mon 09-Dec-19 11:32:58

I will watch the exit poll and if it shows any hope I will stay up. I am rooting for Grieve and Gauke. Would love to see IDS and Raab lose their seats.

If no hope then I will put it on record and watch the bearable bits in the morning. It will be the first time I haven't stayed up all night.

EllanVannin Mon 09-Dec-19 11:33:12

Blimey it takes me all my time to keep my eyes open beyond 10.30pm after the news so no way will I be bothering to try and stay awake for that lot.
It'll either be a hung or a very close call anyway as not forgetting we have a lot of students who've " become of age ".

jannxxx Mon 09-Dec-19 11:34:33

probably, will, depends how my health goes really.

Alima Mon 09-Dec-19 11:40:23

Probably the only time my waking far too early will come in handy. Will go to bed normal time, nothing much happens until the results start coming in. Be up and watching for when it starts getting interesting.

Callistemon Mon 09-Dec-19 11:46:26

No, because we're going out on Friday for a family get together!

Gonegirl Mon 09-Dec-19 11:48:24

No. But will probably put radio headphones in sometime in the night to hear how it's going.

jura2 Mon 09-Dec-19 11:49:58

tbh I am not sure I/we could - the whole thing makes me panic and sick. Woke up this am with a panic attack- I have never ever had panic attacks in my whole life ...

I think it is hard for some of you to imagine just how hard this is affecting some people/families - more than any election ever.

We are travelling to UK at the week-end and so looking forward to spending time with DDs and GCs, family and friends- and at the same time very anxious about it. With some people we know it is going to be very hard and like walking on eggs...

Charleygirl5 Mon 09-Dec-19 11:58:53

Boris may not be an MP, never mind Prime Minister.

ginny Mon 09-Dec-19 12:00:43

No way. The result will be the same wether I stay up or not. Hopefully I will be happy with the result.