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Who are you voting for in the general election 2017?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Soapbox - Have Your Say' started by notafanofsugar, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. dbr10

    dbr10 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The credit card analogy is not valid in the case of Governments. Though you are right that it is politically difficult to take spending power out of the economy at the top of a boom.
    The process does not involve cutting Public spending but it does involve running a surplus. This is what the automatic stabilisers - taxation and Public spending - do.
     
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  2. dbr10

    dbr10 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    We can expect that they want fair treatment for EU citizens in the UK at least.
     
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  3. dbr10

    dbr10 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Our hand is more or less empty.
     
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  4. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    You do not know that. It is a hand that is not for public consumption at the moment.
     
  5. dbr10

    dbr10 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Nonsense. We are desperate for a trade deal and they know it.
     
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  6. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    and so are they
     
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  7. Jamesuk9

    Jamesuk9 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I don't know what everyone else's experiences are like today but something big is happening. It is chaos at my polling station, it's never been busy before, even Brexit turnout was low.

    Loads of young adults out too, I'm beginning to suspect Corbyn has cut through and the youth have seen through all the nonsense.
     
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  8. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    Now that's an interesting observation. I wonder too, how many of the younger voters felt disenfranchised by the Brexit vote and are picking up the reigns at the ballot box?
     
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  9. dbr10

    dbr10 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Not really. We will just have to accept WTO rules as a worst case senario. That means tariffs against us. The only quid pro quo is a reciprocal arrangement for UK and EU citizens.
     
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    dbr10 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Personally, I doubt it.
     
  11. dbr10

    dbr10 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Maybe. I remember last time I went away there were two old guys in their eighties, both voted Brexit. I asked why they voted to make to UK poorer. No answer. I asked them what their grandchildren wanted. They wanted to stay in. I said why didn't you do what they wanted then; after all, it's not going to affect you.
     
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    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Yes I have had similar annoying conversations with a few elderly people too. It makes me wonder if democracy is such a good idea ! (I think I'm joking, but I'm not really sure...)
     
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  13. tim2000s

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    Very similar conversations amongst a number of my friends and their parents where the parents voted out and the children voted in.
     
  14. dbr10

    dbr10 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I was just staggered by it all. Why vote to restrict the grandchildrens' future opportunities. It makes no sense.
     
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  15. dbr10

    dbr10 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Best we can really hope for now is damage limitation, but I'm not at all hopeful.
     
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  16. equipoise

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    Well I cast my vote but I have never known an election where every possible outcome would be equally disastrous.
     
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  17. noblehead

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    Maybe it will affect them, who knows how long they'll live:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-37505339
     
  18. noblehead

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    Yes your on to something there @Jamesuk9 , there does seem to be a lot of interest in this election from the younger generation.
     
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  19. Mr_Pot

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  20. dbr10

    dbr10 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, well said. We have the worst politicians I have ever known.
     
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