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Tooting29 Fri 13-Dec-19 06:48:43

All the hyperbole, the grandstanding the rhetoric all over. We have a result and the British public have spoken. We have a conservative government.
Are we surprised?

Opal Fri 13-Dec-19 06:53:01

No, the British public have spoken, as they did in 2016. Great day for democracy, common sense has prevailed.

annep1 Fri 13-Dec-19 06:53:55

Yes. And very sad and angry.
But good results here in NI where voters seem to have thought more. Alliance have a seat again and Nigel Dodds is gone!

ladymuck Fri 13-Dec-19 06:54:58

Not really surprised as Boris Johnson was the best of a bad lot. I'm personally very pleased.

MawB Fri 13-Dec-19 06:56:51

Disappointed at the poor turnout in many places- I thought we would have realised the importance of this election, but seemingly not.

What the next few months will bring? Who knows!

Sara65 Fri 13-Dec-19 07:00:25

I listened to the exit polls, another time I’d have been ecstatic, but I find the idea of Johnson in charge very worrying. I’m glad this will be the end of Corbyn, but I think Johnson is merely the lesser of two evils.

NannyJan53 Fri 13-Dec-19 07:06:33

Absolutely gutted! Cannot believe that people would vote for this terrible party.

Maggiemaybe Fri 13-Dec-19 07:06:46

No, but I’m disappointed and deeply worried about what lies ahead for the poor and vulnerable in our country.

GrannyGravy13 Fri 13-Dec-19 07:06:59

I think it just goes to show that the British public have not got the appetite for what they perceive as a far left Corbyn/McDonnell/Momentum led Labour Party.

Shelmiss Fri 13-Dec-19 07:07:45

I’m so relieved, and I’m actually surprised at just how relieved I am. In my area the Conservatives won by only 700 seats approximately, and took a seat which Labour had held for over 20 years.

Sara65 Fri 13-Dec-19 07:12:23

Just been looking at some of our local areas, Rees Mogg returned with an increased majority, how can that happen?

Fiachna50 Fri 13-Dec-19 07:15:46

Im sorry Mr Corbyn cost Labour so much. Unfortunately, we now have more SNP MP s and can look forward to another five years of bleating about Indyref2 while Scotland goes down the toilet. I don't understand what the h**l is going on up here. My MP is utterly useless but got voted back in. I know a few other MPs that got voted back in and was genuinely shocked as all folk seemed to do was complain about them online. However, I did not vote SNP and Im saddened that so many voted them in again. I will probably stay away from politics for a wee while, as I can't stand all the gloating from the SNP. Their glee over Miss Swinson losing her seat was pretty sickening. I hasten to add I am not affiliated to ANY political party and never will be.

Opal Fri 13-Dec-19 07:18:37

What's your feeling about the Scottish will for independence F50. We're getting different reports down here, but on balance it seems that there is a small majority that don't want it.

Oldwoman70 Fri 13-Dec-19 07:27:17

I spoke to a lot of people last night, many of them were saying they voted the way they did because so many former MPs had won their seats with a promise to honour the referendum and then failed to do so. This was even being said by those who voted to remain. They felt those MPs had lied to them and held the UK back for the last 3 years.

Urmstongran Fri 13-Dec-19 07:27:45


Bye bye Anna Soubry
Chukka Ummuna
Dominic Grieve
Jo Swinson
David Gauke

I feel joyous! My goodness all those MP’s gone from the HoC next week. What a shake up!

Grandma70s Fri 13-Dec-19 07:30:05

I am shocked and horrified. It’s far worse than I expected. Who are these people who vote in droves for a lying, cheating philanderer? What is their excuse? I honestly thought people had more decency and better morals.

love0c Fri 13-Dec-19 07:32:02

Just listened to Boris Johnson's speech ' Absolutely brilliant'!!

Will now have my breakfast, ha ha ha

QuaintIrene Fri 13-Dec-19 07:33:35

Dennis Skinner losing his seat was a shock.
He is ill and couldn’t attend the Results.
His heart must be broken, an old school Labour man.

annep1 Fri 13-Dec-19 07:40:26

Sara65 I don't know.
Shocked at the results of this election. It was so important.

To hell in a handcart is the phrase that comes to mind.

Grany Fri 13-Dec-19 07:42:29

Why vote for more austerity The sell off of our NHS
I do not believe the results for a second. People being asked for ID at the polling station? Students being turned away from the ‘wrong’ polling station? Students being told they hadn’t registered properly? Something’s going on here and it ain’t democracy.

Urmstongran Fri 13-Dec-19 07:43:32

Boris had a terrible start to his Premiership from the Remainers, especially the rebels from his own party.

He showed leadership when he fired them all. He stood firm, faced down the Remainers and the people of this country came through for him. The likes of Gauke & Grieve are no more.

love0c Fri 13-Dec-19 07:49:17

Indeed, Boris has won against all the odds! The media did their best to break him. My old school motto 'Truth Shall Prevail'.

aprilrose Fri 13-Dec-19 07:49:55

I have to say I stopped coming here after the grubbing I have had from the socialists and the remainers here. But I just had to look in to see how you were all doing.

I think last night was a good result. For the first time in nearly four years I feel optimistic about the future. I hope now that the remainers have been well and truly put in their place ( you lost - this is the fourth time you have lost .... look at that map, its blue where once it was red. Labour betrayed their heartlands and the people spoke in volumes).

I think Boris will get it done now. I think he will come through for the massive electoral boost he has been given . I think he understands and has the electorate to thank for coming through for him. Merry Brexmas to you all.

Urmstongran Fri 13-Dec-19 07:51:49

Welcome back aprilrose!

To think that politicians like Swinson have held Brexit up for two years because they thought knew better than the person on the street, how wrong they were and Labour and the Lib Dems have paid a high price for ignoring the people of this country.

Let's get out of the EU on January 31st and make Britain great again.

maddyone Fri 13-Dec-19 07:54:17

Well it seems the people have spoken. For anyone who is wondering why this has happened, the answer is 1) Brexit 2) Corbyn.
I’m happy about the result, but I do feel for the many disappointed people. Too many people failed to see that Corbyn is totally unsuitable to lead this country. He needs to go and Labour needs to move towards the centre ground again. As for Brexit, it is now clear that the majority of the people do want to leave the EU. Those two things have won the election for the Conservatives and lost it for Labour.