UK General Election 2017

Discussion in 'Elections' started by The Biscuitman, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. Waliatiger

    Waliatiger Member+

    Jul 1, 2013
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    Are they inaccurate???
     
  2. Waliatiger

    Waliatiger Member+

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    Why no mention of St.George's day???
     
  3. Colm

    Colm Member

    Aug 17, 2004
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    With the language you come out with it sounds as if you you are from the UK but said you weren't. Using the the terms "jocks" and "mass immigration" make it sound like you are from the UK considering how much interest you have in UKIP and the Tories forming a government plus your obsession with the so called "UK selling itself to Brussels" makes me think you are actually are from the UK.

    an yes all your # yes they are all are complete bollocks.
     
  4. Waliatiger

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    Why are they bollocks my friend?
     
  5. White/Blue_since1860

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    Im not an expert on English but yes something was missing there. ;) As for your question:

    Yes, we are an unlikely coaliton, arent we? a, I think he is funny as a troll and b, we dont agree on anything except that Cameron should win. He wants him cause he's a troll and I want Dave for the reasons I mentioned earlier.
     
  6. ceezmad

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    Who is this George?

     
  7. White/Blue_since1860

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  8. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
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    How British 'meeja' works - 101...


    ... in the Independent, becomes...

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/...ur-wins-HSBC-exit-could-be-first-of-many.html

    If Labour wins, HSBC exit could be first of many

    HSBC, Britain's biggest bank, has announced that it may leave the UK following several increases in the bank levy and post-crisis regulatory changes. Here's why bashing business doesn't pay

    ... in the Torygraph.
     
  9. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
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    Well it wouldn't be fair for the US alone to have a totally capitalist press.
     
  10. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
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  11. ceezmad

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    http://www.theguardian.com/politics...n-us-2012-predicts-uk-general-election-result
     
  12. ceezmad

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    What did Miliband said that has Richard Dawkins all up in arms? Something about reinstating anti-blasphemy laws or such (possibly an exaggeration on Dawkins part).


    Dawkins elitism really shows up in this twitt.

     
  13. White/Blue_since1860

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    What coalitons in the UK also have names? Weve got: "traffic light" or the famous "Jamaica" coalition. Do you have that too? Like UKIP+ Tories= full mental?
     
  14. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
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  15. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
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    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...lation-surrounding-islamophobia-10203918.html

    The argument is about making them hate crimes. If it's done properly I can't see too much of a problem with it.

    As usual, the devil's in the detail.
     
  16. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 30, 2002
    For 2010 he predicted Conservatives 304, Labour 204, Lib Dem 101.
    Actual Conservative 306, Labour 258, Lib Dem 57.

    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2010/apr/27/nate-silver-labour-swing
     
  17. ElJefe

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    What, y'all don't have a entire punditry-industrial complex who are poo-pooing his prognostications on the basis that they saw more "candidate X" bumper stickers in their neighborhood?

    Seriously, though, he made his name by developing a very accurate mathematical model based on polling data, the relative accuracy of the pollsters producing the data, the number of days until the election, and so on. And while that model is proprietary, the input data is all publicly available, so it's something that anyone could've done, but no one ever did to the same levels of success. So props to him for that, especially since it's yet another blow to the overpaid gasbags on TV and radio who are more committed to blathering about political horse race than to discussing policy.

    However, it would appear that his models, developed in a political landscape with only two political parties who get appreciable levels of support, don't work as well in a landscape where that's not the case.
     
  18. Naughtius Maximus

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    Oh, I'm well aware of his success over there but, for the reasons you suggest, it probably ain't gonna work in a system with which he's unfamiliar... but then, why are we listening to him?
     
  19. ElJefe

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    I get the sense that he's using this as an opportunity to refine his models.
     
  20. The Biscuitman

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    Ed meets with Russell Brand, Dave hangs out with Katie Hopkins.

    at least Ed's was only for an interview. What the F was Dave thinking?
     
  21. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
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  22. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
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    Indeed!

    [​IMG]
     
  23. Colm

    Colm Member

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    Nice interview.
     
  24. American Brummie

    Jun 19, 2009
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    If you consider Labour and the Lib Dems as a single party, he wasn't off by much. SMD with more than two national parties isn't supposed to exist anyway, so we can all forgive Nate for not guessing 2010 correctly. Additionally, the Nick Clegg effect hit so hard and fell so fast that his smoothed model didn't have enough time to adjust.
     

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