9 June 2017

elisi: (Grrl power)
General election ends in a hung Parliament

The Tories had a 17 point lead at the start of April! They expected a landslide...


ETA: Context for those haven't been following (and why would you?). The PM decided to call a snap election (even though she'd said she wouldn't) in order to increase her mandate before the Brexit talks.

Result: She lost the mandate.

The Tories are still the largest party, but they don't have a majority and might form a coalition with the DUP (The Democratic Unionist Party - Northern Ireland). Giving them a majority of... two?

ETA: Things you may have missed... . F.ex. Theresa May stood (amongst others) against a bloke called Lord Buckethead. Sometimes I love British politics. :)
elisi: (Democracy)
In case you haven't seen it yet, here is Jonathan Pie's reaction.

For anyone who wants a proper primer, Vox wrote a handy article just before the election. Covers most issues, I think.

Except of course the DUP, whom Ms May now wants to make an alliance with... BBC article here which covers a lot of it. They're basically hardcore right wing fundamentalists, with everything that entails - hey, it's like getting a taste of the GOP!! Except endorsed by the three biggest loyalist paramilitary organisations. ETA: Better link The Democratic Unionist Party

Such charming friends she keeps. Especially after going on and on about Corbyn 'palling around' with terrorists... With thanks to [personal profile] enevarim there is a perfect tweet:

And a more serious ETA:

And half an hour to The Last Leg!! (Two hour Election Special. This should be goooooooood!!)
elisi: (Angel)
Finished it by watching The Last Leg (& HIGNFY) and am too tired to say much except that you should watch the whole two hours (of The Last Leg) because it was great, and Baroness Warsi is a dear. <3


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