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To make a plea ahead of election results...

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OvariesForgotHerPassword · 08/06/2017 18:27

... for no smug crowing, whoever wins?

People who are upset tomorrow are not "drama llamas". They aren't hysterical or whiners or "sore losers". This isn't a football game; it's not about being "gracious in defeat". Tomorrow there will be people terrified for their jobs and homes and lives. People will genuinely be wondering whether they'll survive another five years, with good reason. People aren't bitter or bad losers, they're scared.

So rather than crowing and mocking them and smirking, if you're convinced that you have voted in the right person for the country, why not reassure them? Tell them what your chosen party is going to do to help them, and why you've voted for them.

This place was awful after the Brexit referendum because of the smirking and sniping on every thread started by anxious remain voters. If you feel that your choice was the best choice for the country, help to calm their fears rather than creating more division and hatred between people.

This applies to whoever wins tomorrow. People will be scared whatever the outcome. Just don't be a dickhead tomorrow.

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TheoriginalLEM · 08/06/2017 21:53

If my chosen side wins I'll actually be very nervous indeed.If who i think will win does then i will be devastated. I am in despair tbh

Justanotherlurker · 08/06/2017 22:03

Lets see what type of threads start now shall we.... possible hung parliment, i suspect quite a few on this thread will be using there name changes and doing some gloating

OvariesBeforeBrovaries · 08/06/2017 22:24

No gloating here, just very shocked, a little nervous and slightly sick at the idea of going through all this election rigmarole any time again soon if it comes to that!

BertrandRussell · 08/06/2017 23:17

There won't be a hung parliament, don't worry. There'll be a conservative majority.

ChardonnaysPrettySister · 08/06/2017 23:20

How did we get into this mess?

Why do we have this horrible polarisation? What I really want a reasonable middle ground, with a solid centrist party.

TheoriginalLEM · 08/06/2017 23:56

no name change here but i would be actually quite pleased with the results as they seem to stand. however i don't understand the "rules" so have no idea how this will pan out. It sends a clear message to Mrs May - you shouldn't throw your toys out of your pram to get your iwn way. Thst is not strong leadership. Now fucking listen to people regarding how we want brexit to proceed and temper your approach or look for alternative accommodation

angelcakerocks · 09/06/2017 00:06

YANBU OP you are right

metspengler · 09/06/2017 00:19

I hope so Bertrand.

I honestly think that any Brexit voter that voted for Labour or Lib Dem will be asking themselves questions if there is a hung parliament/minority Labour government. The electorate will have knifed Brexit before its first breath.

angelcakerocks · 09/06/2017 00:23

I agree with you chardonnaysprettysister and I reckon many many others feel like this. It's sad the way every new vote polarises our country.

TheoriginalLEM · 09/06/2017 00:24

I think May and her heavy handed approach achieved that all by herselfto be fair.

But cest la vie - im off to bed if i can sleep

We live in interesting times.

kittybiscuits · 09/06/2017 06:08

Just popped in to gloat Grin

That1950sMum · 09/06/2017 06:35

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!! You don't have that mandate from the people then Theresa May you stupid, smug cow!
Jeremy Corbin has stuffed it to all those people who said he couldn't do it and made the Tories look like fools.

UnmentionedElephantDildo · 09/06/2017 07:04

I thought this thread was about urging restraint?

Or is that yet another thing that only applies to the 'others'?

Gloating is just as unfitting as name-calling.

But does show why the sentiment that started this thread was doomed.

Toffeelatteplease · 09/06/2017 07:05

Firm brexiteer who couldn't in all consciousness vote conservative, I'm gutted.

Problem is I had no idea what result I actually wanted. But this isn't it.

If it comes to a second election I'm going to have to vote conservative. Instability right now is the last thing anyone needs

sparechange · 09/06/2017 07:16

Jeremy Corbin has stuffed it to all those people who said he couldn't do it

We are about to get a government which includes the DUP. I don't think now is the time for simpering about what corbyn has achieved here...

Nikephorus · 09/06/2017 07:50

Well someone on another thread has called T May "a rancid cunt" - somehow OP I don't think your message got across. That's the sort of attitude that I detest on here - offensive name-calling for the sake of it.

mumsneedwine · 09/06/2017 07:54

I'm going to be extra nice to everyone today. Although I might wear earplugs so don't have to listen to either side. Might be a problem as I'm teaching all day 🙉

Sycamorewindmills · 09/06/2017 14:51

I'm a Tory. I thought the Tory manifesto was dreadful and the campaign was dire. Corbyn threw everything at his manifesto and deserved the seats he gained.

No handwringing or post mortem required. Now what's everyone got planned for the weekend..

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