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Dan27
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(06-30-2017, 12:58 PM)
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The Political Parties (in order of seats held):

Conservative Party (317 of 650 seats – 42.3% of Voter Share) Leader: Theresa May (Prime Minister)


Labour Party (262 of 650 seats – 40.0% of Voter Share) Leader: Jeremy Corbyn


Scottish National Party (SNP) (35 of 650 seats – 3.0% of Voter Share) Leader: Nicola Sturgeon


Liberal Democrats (12 of 650 seats – 7.4% of Voter Share) Leader: CURRENTLY VACENT. APPLY WITHIN


Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) (10 of 650 seats – 0.9% of Voter Share) Leader: Arlene Foster


Sinn Fιin (7 of 650 seats – 0.7% of Voter Share) Leader: Michelle O'Neill


Plaid Cymru (4 of 650 seats – 0.5% of Voter Share) Leader: Leanne Wood


Green Party of England and Wales (1 of 650 seats – 1.6% of Voter Share) Co-Leaders: Caroline Lucas & Jonathan Bartley


UK Independence Party (UKIP) (0 of 650 seats – 1.8% of Voter Share) Leader: Paul Nuttall


Social Democratic & Labour Party (SDLP) (0 of 650 seats – 0.3% of Voter Share) Leader: Colum Eastwood


Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) (0 of 650 seats – 0.3% of Voter Share) Leader: Robin Swann




Welcome to story time.



Once upon a time there was a somewhat convenient marriage between two men called David and Nick. Democracy had thrown these two gentlemen together to lead the people at the turn of the decade. It was an arrangement that saw Nick's people see a strong influence of power for the first time in ages, and David's people ensure they were not in opposition after thirteen years of Red Rule. It wasn't a perfect arrangement, but by gosh darn, it sure meant that people actually had to talk to each other to get things done. While the happy couple had smiles on their faces while going for romantic walks in the gardens of Downing Street, all wasn't perfect. There were a number of people that followed Dave that were not so happy with the arrangement. Both those who worked with him, and those who wanted to vote for him.

When the marriage reached it's end, David made a promise to those he wanted to appease. He would allow the people a chance to cut off the bonds between the Unicorn Islands and the Mainland. "Freedom!" they cried. "We see Control! We want it". David won a surprise amount of support (a majority, it could be said) and decided to hold the aforementioned ballot. People decided to cut the bonds of brotherhood by a very narrow margin. Now ol' Dave was secretly a bit of a Main-lander. He wanted to remain connected via the glorious bifrost. He couldn't contend with the fact that he had led the people to this decision, and decided to fall on his sword. During this time, the former Red Rulers had seen quite a change. Behold, the Mythical Grandpa had arrived, swooping in on a cloud of youthful popularity to take control of the Party of Workers, much to the chagrin of those closest representatives. An internal war started, and Mythical Grandpa started seeing his popularity wane in the eyes of those he so dearly wanted to represent.

However, the stormy clouds worsened. And out of the ashes of 'Dave's sacrifice came the appearance of his successor, Sith Lord Theresa May. She had risen from David's side, and had seen the temptation of power in front of her. Unable to resist, she moved - seeing all potential rivals bow down before her. Force choking her emancipated would-be rivals, she grabbed power much to the delight of those "followers" of David who had wanted the shattering of the rainbow road. The Blue Empire supporters took delight in the rising. Those who had followed this collective in the past, who had been tempted to support the Purple Wolfpack, an anti Mainland cult, had come home. "We're leaving" she said. "WILL OF THE PEOPLE, LULZ". The Sith were a nasty bunch. They were not afraid of killing kids with electric swords, so they had no hesitation to see the division in the Party of Workers landscape and decided to try and cut the head off their biggest opponents. "We shall hold an election. Now. I want you to follow me to the gates of Freedom. Lets shatter the bifrost together, as one!". Her followers roared with approval, and and a date for choice was set.

Sith Lord May had many powers. However her public standing and that of the Mythical Grandpa leading up the date of choice, could contrast no more. Her powers started waning. She had become weary of the sunlight, not being seen in public and not in front of the various methods of transmitting pictures into the homes of those who be asked to make that all important decision. She started shrivelling up. However, Mythical Grandpa gained strength. Hulking up with energy not seen. A quiet speech turned into loudness. A shout turned into a roar, and suddenly the Mythical Grandpa was suddenly 200 feet tall in the eyes of the public. People started watching and listening to the message. Crowds gathered and fed the old man energy. His rise was impressive, and the fall of Lord May just as much.

One the day of choice, the Blue Empire's clutch on power slipped. The Party of Workers gained support. The result was an imbalance, a state of flux seen seven years before. Another agreement was to be made. However, the storm clouds gathered once again. It wouldn't be another arrangement of communication and common ground shown by the marriage of David and Nick. Oh no, a new player was about to make her entrance. Tempted by a billion pots of gold handed by a desperate Sith Lord, the new partner, R-Lean, made her appearance and gladly propped up the stumbling Blue Empire. "A Strong and Stable Government" Theresa promised. No, everyone could see.... She had unleashed an evil Coalition of Chaos.

So what will happen next? Will we see a ying-yang of evil witch mayhem? What will Mythical Grandpa do next? Will David continue to rear livestock in his retirement? Will things look pretty good?

Who knows! Lets talk.
FlammableD
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(06-30-2017, 01:02 PM)
Here we here we here we fucking go ☹️
Chocolate & Vanilla
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(06-30-2017, 01:02 PM)
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I feel dirty even being in community.

Edit. Not in community yet. This post is premature but I still feel dirty knowing what's to come
Theonik
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(06-30-2017, 01:02 PM)
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No gulag.
Morat
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(06-30-2017, 01:05 PM)
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Great OT. Here we go again!
CyclopsRock
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(06-30-2017, 01:08 PM)
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Ahahahahaha bravo Dan!
Acorn
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(06-30-2017, 01:09 PM)
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Shhh nobody say anything.
Hazzuh
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(06-30-2017, 01:10 PM)
NOTHING HAS CHANGED

*Splinter
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(06-30-2017, 01:11 PM)
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I think the Lib Dem leader description isn't technically accurate.

Its spelled "Vacant"
PJV3
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(06-30-2017, 01:12 PM)
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I forgot all about Nuttall, has he still quit the leadership or has he done a Farage?
Acorn
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(06-30-2017, 01:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by PJV3

I forgot all about Nuttall, has he still quit the leadership or has he done a Farage?

If he has nobody cares enough to report it.

Still have time to report on every fart Farage makes though.
axisofweevils
Holy crap! Today's real megaton is that more than two people can have the same first name.
(06-30-2017, 01:17 PM)
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Hello everyone. Threads like this help me through the madness.
JonathanEx
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(06-30-2017, 01:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by PJV3

I forgot all about Nuttall, has he still quit the leadership or has he done a Farage?

He did step down but I don't think they've actually got a new one yet.
PJV3
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(06-30-2017, 01:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Acorn

If he has nobody cares enough to report it.

Still have time to report on every fart Farage makes though.

I clicked the link, it's some bloke called Stephen Crowther, it's a dead party.
Acorn
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(06-30-2017, 01:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by PJV3

I clicked the link, it's some bloke called Stephen Crowther, it's a dead party.

One of the few blessings of brexit.
mclem
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(06-30-2017, 01:23 PM)

Originally Posted by *Splinter

I think the Lib Dem leader description isn't technically accurate.

Its spelled "Vacant"

But they are so pretty, so so pretty.
Crab
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(06-30-2017, 01:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by PJV3

I clicked the link, it's some bloke called Stephen Crowther, it's a dead party.

He's acting leader pending an election, so much like Lib Dems, it should read vacant.
PJV3
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(06-30-2017, 01:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Crab

He's acting leader pending an election, so much like Lib Dems, it should read vacant.

Yeah, but it sounds like he can't be bothered to get on with starting a new leadership contest, he will get around to it eventually.

It's a pointless job, they should wait for Aaron Banks to launch his new political cess pit.
Acorn
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(06-30-2017, 01:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Crab

He's acting leader pending an election, so much like Lib Dems, it should read vacant.

I wonder how long it'll take to count 3 votes with a 4th being dickbutt.
QuicheFontaine
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(06-30-2017, 01:27 PM)
I enjoyed that OP. Impressed you could find cartoons for some of them!
JonnyDBrit
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(06-30-2017, 01:30 PM)
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Damn, I had hoped for the Shitshow title.
Aki-at
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(06-30-2017, 01:30 PM)
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The smell of political chaos early in the day always feels refreshing. My local MP was fired from the shadow cabinet for defying Labour whip last night.

Jolly good summery of the political events too!
JonathanEx
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(06-30-2017, 01:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by QuicheFontaine

I enjoyed that OP. Impressed you could find cartoons for some of them!

Yes, really liked our little storytime.
Crab
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(06-30-2017, 01:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by QuicheFontaine

I enjoyed that OP. Impressed you could find cartoons for some of them!

I'm pretty sure Dan did the one for the Greens himself.
QuicheFontaine
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(06-30-2017, 01:33 PM)

Originally Posted by Chocolate & Vanilla

I feel dirty even being in community.

Edit. Not in community yet. This post is premature but I still feel dirty knowing what's to come

Funky Papa wouldn't do that. He's cool.

Edit:

GODDAMN IT FUNKY PAPA
H1PSTER
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(06-30-2017, 01:34 PM)
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All aboard the Brexit train!
RangerX
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(06-30-2017, 01:40 PM)
I'm an Irishman but take a big interest in British politics because of our cultural and economic links and because brexit is going to have a massive influence here in the republic.
theaface
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(06-30-2017, 01:44 PM)
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It. Will be. A shitshow.
WhateverItTakes
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(06-30-2017, 01:46 PM)
I hope we all give Maybot a few months to remember!
Lego Boss
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(06-30-2017, 01:47 PM)
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Is this going to be moved to Community (say it ain't so)?

Edit: It's in community?
hodgy100
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(06-30-2017, 01:47 PM)
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noooo not community!
Zaph
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(06-30-2017, 01:48 PM)
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Community now...

I suppose we better get used to being kicked out of the cool clubs
Little Old Man
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(06-30-2017, 01:48 PM)
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I'm running
Running
Running
Running through a field of wheat
Ohhhh ohhhhhhhhhhhh
Can't catch my beat
It's a mean feat
Running through a field of wheat
PJV3
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(06-30-2017, 01:49 PM)
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Community is the best place for you weirdos.
Uzzy
(06-30-2017, 01:50 PM)
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Great OP.

I'm still annoyed over how incompetent Umanna proved yesterday, especially when you compare it to how well Creasy managed to push her amendment.
Audioboxer
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(06-30-2017, 01:50 PM)
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Poor Ruth getting left out again after her historical win up here



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We'll be back out of community when the next election hits in a few months!
Morat
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(06-30-2017, 01:55 PM)
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Since we're posting cartoons:

VoltrefferNL
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(06-30-2017, 01:57 PM)
As a recent immigrant this seems a nice place to keep up to date.

Awesome first post.
M_Night
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(06-30-2017, 01:59 PM)
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Maybot to resign by page 100.
Little Old Man
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(06-30-2017, 02:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by M_Night

Maybot to resign by page 100.

U wot m8?
This is community, it'll probably be about 5 years before we get to 100.
sammex
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(06-30-2017, 02:04 PM)
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Nice OP Dan.

This is my favourite Corbyn cartoon since we're cartooning it up.

Mr. Sam
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(06-30-2017, 02:12 PM)
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It's cold down here, comrades. No doubt the political cartoons and Simpsons references will keep us warm.
Spaghetti
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Also this classic.
CCS
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(06-30-2017, 02:17 PM)
Can we negotiate a deal to maintain tariff-free access to OT?
D4Danger
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(06-30-2017, 02:19 PM)

Originally Posted by CCS

Can we negotiate a deal to maintain tariff-free access to OT?

No. This is the only forum we can post in now. We have to make deals with the other community threads for our gifs.
Uzzy
(06-30-2017, 02:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by D4Danger

No. This is the only forum we can post in now. We have to make deals with the other community threads for our gifs.

AnimeGAF is a growing market that we clearly want access too.
D4Danger
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(06-30-2017, 02:21 PM)

Originally Posted by Uzzy

AnimeGAF is a growing market that we clearly want access too.

This is already a disaster.
Theonik
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(06-30-2017, 02:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Uzzy

AnimeGAF is a growing market that we clearly want access too.

You must accept the 4 freedoms.
Morat
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(06-30-2017, 02:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Theonik

You must accept the 4 freedoms.

I dread to ask
Meadows
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