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… Surprise in the U.K. [#Tories]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,May 13th,2015

.. to be honest , I was not expecting this ..

.. I also thought that Labour would do better . Much better . Around 260 to 270 seats would have been my mark ..

.. but 229 seats ? P. U. .. boy , did Labour do lousy …

.. [h/t — pjmedia.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news …

.. but the Liberal DemoCraps did even worse . They once had 59 seats , and a seat in government . They now have only 10 seats at Westminster , and no seat in government at all …

.. Ouch ..

.. oh , you can guess what happened . Ed Milliband and Nick Clegg [the respective party leaders] , along with Nile Farage [the UKIP leader] all quit . It is the British tradition to take responsibility …

.. now comes redistricting , and both Labour and the LDP really get screwed …

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… an Election is Coming [#Great Britain]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,May 2nd,2015

.. and it is going to be a wild one ..

.. when is it ? May 7th , 2015 ..

.. Great Britain has the House of Commons , which is where the election is for . There are a total of 650 constituencies in the House of Commons …

.. [h/t — en.Wikipedia.org]..
.. [link] to the blog article …

.. how many parties …

[at least the significant ones]

.. Conservative [Con] .. (right wing)

.. Labour [Lab] .. (left wing)

.. Liberal Democrats [LDP] .. (left of center moderate)

.. Green [Grn] .. (socialist)

.. UK Independence Party (right of center to conservative) [UKIP] ..

.. Democratic Union Party [DUP] (Northern Ireland) … (unionist)

.. Sinn Fein [SFN] (NI) .. (irish nationalist)

Sinn Fein does affect the number of seats needed to achieve a majority , because they do not actually take their seats . As a result , the actual total is reduced to 645 , and the # needed for a majority is reduced from 326 to 323 …

.. Scottish National Party [SNP] (Scotland) (left wing)

.. there are many other parties , but these are the ones that matter …

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… Well , Scotland has Spoken [#independence vote]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,September 20th,2014

.. and , I have to admit , I am surprised …

.. Scotland rejected independence by a margin of 55.4% to 44.6% . That is a margin of 10.8% ….

.. [h/t — Wikipedia.org(Scotland Independence Referendum)]..
.. [link] to the article …

.. that is a very healthy margin …

.. I thought that it would be closer than that . The way that the vote was trending , I thought the independence campaign just might win …. just … but it did not ….

.. so , what do I think about it ? … I think that Scots have a strong nationalistic sense of self , and are very self – confident about it . Sometimes , it can tend to border on arrogance . Gee , who does that sound like ?? …

.. You got it . The U.S.A. … A great many of our country ‘ s ancestors are either Scottish , English , or Scotch – Irish , along with Irish … the arrogance tends to run in the British Isles , and we here in the ” Colonies ” inherited it…. in spades …

.. except Great Britain I do not think ever expected that their former 13 colonies to become the economic , military , and social colossus that we have become , and still are …

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… Does Scotland Really Want Independence ?? …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,May 15th,2014

.. I believe that it does .

.. but , will it vote for independence (in a referendum vote , this September) ? … I do not know , yet ..

.. a sizable minority will vote yes , no matter what . But , a majority ?? … that remains to be seen …

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… Sick and Evil [UK NHS practice]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,March 29th,2014

.. this one is really , really bad , folks .

.. all together now . Puke !

.. [h/t — theDailyTelegraph(Uk)]..
.. [link] to the newspaper article …

.. what is this all about ? A number of NHS (National Health Service) hospitals in the U.K. [Great Britain] have been using babies that have either been aborted [murdered] or that have been stillborn as cannon fodder for their heating systems . Yes , using the innocents as ” fuel . ” …. the height of immorality and evil , without doubt …

.. the Government over there says that the practice has stopped . Want to bet that it still continues ?? i would bet that it does . Anyone that is willing to consider doing this in the first place is willing to lie about it and to continue doing it …

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