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AIBU to join street protests to demand a general election

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Heyyebskeikwbevg · 24/09/2022 10:11

Lots of people horrified by KK’s mini budget and vision for our country, myself included.

Will you protest out on the streets and demand a general election?

YANBU - Yes I will be out on the streets as soon (as someone else organises it!)

YABU - No, they have been elected and we have no right to demand a general election

OP posts:

Am I being unreasonable?

417 votes. Final results.

POLL
You are being unreasonable
39%
You are NOT being unreasonable
61%
Lockheart · 24/09/2022 10:12

Protest what you like OP, unreasonable doesn't come into it.

Heyyebskeikwbevg · 24/09/2022 10:13

Typo!

should read YANBU - Yes I will be out on the streets (as soon as someone else organises it!)

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Loics · 24/09/2022 10:13

I didn't vote as your options are unfair (and you've lifted the someone else organising it jibe from another thread).

lannistunut · 24/09/2022 10:14

I think it is a fair call, given just how much of the last manifesto has been junked with no democratic oversight.

Heyyebskeikwbevg · 24/09/2022 10:15

I’m genuinely interested whether we can demand a general election in these circumstances, when so much has changed. Is there a precedent?

I haven’t read another thread about someone else organising a protest.

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sst1234 · 24/09/2022 10:17

Organize a protest to demand a general election? Yeah, sure you will.

NoMoneyHun · 24/09/2022 10:18

I'd happily have a GE.
I don't think you'd get far protesting but YANBU to be upset over this "mini- budget"

tulippa · 24/09/2022 10:18

I would love to. I can't really risk it though because my job requires a squeaky clean criminal record check and I worry I might get caught up in something and arrested. I haven't completely ruled it out though - still weighing things up about joining my local Enough is Enough protest on 1st October.

Lockheart · 24/09/2022 10:19

Heyyebskeikwbevg · 24/09/2022 10:15

I’m genuinely interested whether we can demand a general election in these circumstances, when so much has changed. Is there a precedent?

I haven’t read another thread about someone else organising a protest.

A quick Google would have told you the public can't force a general election.

happyinherts · 24/09/2022 10:20

Wasting your own time and probably causing annoyance to others. That's not how the electoral system works.

Protest all you like - it won't trigger a GE.

x2boys · 24/09/2022 10:23

Demand all you want ,but it doesn't work that way ..

GiantTortoise · 24/09/2022 10:25

I haven't voted as neither your options apply to me. I won't be protesting myself but of course people have the right to protect peacefully if they want to.

Lockheart · 24/09/2022 10:25

happyinherts · 24/09/2022 10:20

Wasting your own time and probably causing annoyance to others. That's not how the electoral system works.

Protest all you like - it won't trigger a GE.

It's highly unlikely to. It could embolden the opposition to go for a vote of no confidence, but I feel the likelihood of that vote passing is slim.

SummaLuvin · 24/09/2022 10:26

Not really how democracy works. There was a free and fair general election and just because you don't like how it turned out a couple of years down the line, that doesn't mean the people who voted for the current government to be in power should have their say be overruled. (and I say this as someone who didn't vote their way)

sst1234 · 24/09/2022 10:30

Aside from it being just a fashionable thing to say by people who don’t really understand how politics work. Elections of any kind, when they happen frequently, cause more problems. There have been 5 GE, party leader and referendum elections in the last 6 years. Each time the country stops for a few months. You’d have to be politically illiterate to think that another GE is a good thing.

balalake · 24/09/2022 10:31

Let off steam, have a day out, but it will not get you a general election.

Better still to support any by-election campaign if there is one to make sure the Tory vote is as low as possible.

wb3 · 24/09/2022 10:32

The more you demand it,the less likely it us to happen.

wb3 · 24/09/2022 10:34

I never cease to be amazed at the number of people who have so little understanding of the politic system they have been living for decades.

newnamethanks · 24/09/2022 10:34

This bunch have broken manifesto commitments and therefore are not meeting the agreement between government and governed. They are not what voters asked for and will hopefully leave the stage ASAP. Or they'll face the consequences which won't be pretty. But hey, they're the experts so let's see what happens.

Ottersmith · 24/09/2022 10:35

Yeah let's do it! Truss didn't win a General Election. The Tories have demanded Labour have a general election in the past. Five years each time is too fucking long anyway. No one agreed to that.

Lentil63 · 24/09/2022 10:36

We all have a right to peaceful protest. May it always be so.

Pmsfml · 24/09/2022 10:36

What is the protocol to trigger a ge? Can we get 10,000 signatures together to petition parliament?

Ottersmith · 24/09/2022 10:36

wb3 · 24/09/2022 10:32

The more you demand it,the less likely it us to happen.

That's the biggest bullshit I've ever heard.

Babyroobs · 24/09/2022 10:37

I am mortified by this government but we need some stability. Imagine if a GE was called now - all these politicians would just be campaigning for months on end when there is so much stuff to be done and so many problems to sort out. They have barely been in parliament since for months whilst the country goes to the dogs ffs.

wb3 · 24/09/2022 10:37

Pmsfml · 24/09/2022 10:36

What is the protocol to trigger a ge? Can we get 10,000 signatures together to petition parliament?

Aaaaaaahhhhhhhhggggggggggggg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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