gkirk
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Scottish Election Thread

Thu May 03, 2007 6:10 am

Well, tomorrows the big day. Will the SNP, as predicted, overthrow the Labour party thus making Alex Salmond the new Scottish First Minister, or will Jack McConnel keep his job?
Not long to go...and to my fellow Scots, tomorrow could be one of the biggest days in recent Scottish history.

Don't waste yer votes people, use them wisely.

C'mon the SNP! The time is now.  bigthumbsup 
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David L
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RE: Scottish Election Thread

Thu May 03, 2007 6:16 am

Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
Don't waste yer votes people, use them wisely.

You already know which way I'm not voting. What I have yet to decide is which would be my best tactical options.  duck 
 
gkirk
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RE: Scottish Election Thread

Thu May 03, 2007 6:25 am

Quoting David L (Reply 1):
You already know which way I'm not voting. What I have yet to decide is which would be my best tactical options.

Yeah, thats the one thing I have a wee trouble with. Overall I'll be voting SNP, but for the local council seats....hmmm, probably vote the local labour councilor 1, then lib dem 2. Only because I know those, but never seen the local SNP or Tory guy.

So, overall, SNP gets the X
For local council seats, prob
1. Labour
2. Lib Dems
3. Independent
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nighthawk
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RE: Scottish Election Thread

Thu May 03, 2007 6:25 am

I wont be voting tomorrow, im in Aberdeen and registered to vote back at home  Sad

Im in two minds who to vote for anyway, SNP so we can finally have a referendum, however they want to scrap the EDI rail link, which is a big mistake IMHO.

Ah well, i'll let everyone else decide. Latest polls suggest SNP & Labour neck and neck. Lets see how it turns out tomorrow!
 
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RE: Scottish Election Thread

Thu May 03, 2007 6:25 am

As long as Celtic FC is Scottish football champion, I don't care who you'll vote for.  stirthepot 
 
David L
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RE: Scottish Election Thread

Thu May 03, 2007 7:00 am

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 2):
Yeah, thats the one thing I have a wee trouble with. Overall I'll be voting SNP, but for the local council seats....hmmm

Actually, I mean a tactical vote in the Scottish Paliament election, i.e. not necessarily voting for who I want but voting to keep out who I don't want.  Smile
 
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RE: Scottish Election Thread

Thu May 03, 2007 11:10 am

Yes, GSM763 has been keeping me up to date on all of this. Very interesting, Im personally hoping for an SNP win. I dont think he is however.


Cheers,
Kyle
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gkirk
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RE: Scottish Election Thread

Thu May 03, 2007 4:04 pm

Well that's me just voted  bigthumbsup 
Lets see how today pans out  Smile
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GSM763
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RE: Scottish Election Thread

Fri May 04, 2007 2:22 am

Quoting Speedbird747BA (Reply 6):
Yes, GSM763 has been keeping me up to date on all of this. Very interesting, Im personally hoping for an SNP win. I dont think he is however.

Hmm well kinda. I'm hoping for an anyone but Labour win. The SNP do have some policies I like, however economically independence could well be a mistake. I won't mourn an SNP victory but I can't see myself celebrating anyone's
 
David L
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RE: Scottish Election Thread

Sat May 05, 2007 2:02 am

Quoting David L (Reply 5):
I mean a tactical vote in the Scottish Paliament election, i.e. not necessarily voting for who I want but voting to keep out who I don't want.

As it turned out, there was no need for tactical shenanigans - Edinburgh Central was a Labour shoe-in from the LibDems. Now I have to live with the vote I made. I feel sick.  vomit 

And, no, that wasn't me with the golf club  biggrin 
 
Tom12
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RE: Scottish Election Thread

Sat May 05, 2007 2:27 am

Have the SNP won?!


Tom
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David L
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RE: Scottish Election Thread

Sat May 05, 2007 2:54 am

Quoting Tom12 (Reply 10):
Have the SNP won?!

They have one more seat than Labour - no majority, even if they tie up with another party... which no party is likely to let them do. It's a hung parliament - SNP has a bigger voice but it's about the same size as Labour's.

Alex Salmond reckons the tide has turned... on the strength of one election. I think I'll wait for the next one before I start to worry.  Smile

Interesting that the Green vote is down - I guess this one was too close for people to throw away frivolous votes.
 
David L
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RE: Scottish Election Thread

Sat May 05, 2007 3:18 am

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 2):
but for the local council seats....hmmm

And that's how it turned out, thanks to SNP voters  Smile ...

2 Labour,
3 Others,
27 No Overall Controll

Well, that's clear, then...
 
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RE: Scottish Election Thread

Sat May 05, 2007 4:20 am



The SNP have won the most seats (only 1 more than labour), however in order to form an administration, the SNP need to have a majority of at least 65 seats. The support of the Lib-Dems is crucial if the SNP is to form the executive, but they have said they will not form a coalition if the SNP pursues a referendum on independence.

Most commentators are suggesting (including Brian Taylor) that the good result for the SNP is due to growing disillusionment with Labour, not a new wave of increased support of independence.

I for one am hoping and praying that Britain remains united.

[Edited 2007-05-04 21:24:49]

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ME AVN FAN
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RE: Scottish Election Thread

Sat May 05, 2007 4:28 am

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 3):
I wont be voting tomorrow, im in Aberdeen and registered to vote back at home

can't you vote by mail in Scotland ?
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David L
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RE: Scottish Election Thread

Sat May 05, 2007 4:32 am

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 14):
can't you vote by mail in Scotland ?

You can if you register in time. I tried to register last time but I'd left it too late.

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