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Local elections
« on: May 02, 2019, 08:36:28 PM »
Today the wise British public casts its votes to decide which political parties will run its councils.

I happen to live in possibly the most important district in the country. The seat of the Prime Minister. Now she's not up for election but the council currently has 47 out of 57 Conservative seats in the district. Basically it is the strongest support for the party in the country.

The media has written my district off as a whitewash. But, I'm not seeing this. People are super unhappy with our council. In fact they absolutely hate it. Social media seems to suggest an upset. But that could just be a microcosm of vociferate hardline rebels. The result is announced in around 5-6 hours. If there is an upset it will be front page news with the media blaming Brexit. But just so you know, it will be nothing to do with Brexit. It'll be the head of the council rounding up all the homeless and detaining them during the Royal Wedding so they didn't make the place look messy and the state of our fucking roads!   >o< 

The do gooders are enraged here
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jan/03/windsor-council-calls-removal-homeless-people-before-royal-wedding

Selfish bastards like me are enraged here
https://www3.rbwm.gov.uk/directory_record/13313/73136_foi_potholes

They've managed to upset absolutely everyone.
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Re: Local elections
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2019, 09:59:02 PM »
Also I'm not convinced they should have allowed dogs to vote.



















I guess they ran out of immigrants to give polling cards to.
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Re: Local elections
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2019, 11:09:40 AM »
I voted. It'll be insignificant because my ward is dominated by one party. Like, thousands of votes for Labour vs 300-ish per other party.
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Re: Local elections
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2019, 12:43:35 PM »
Well my council remains Tory, but their wings were clipped.

New number of seats this time and they squeaked 23 out of 41.

The council leader looks crest fallen. Its a pretty good result here.
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Re: Local elections
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2019, 12:57:19 PM »
I thought the part about getting rid of homeless people before the royal wedding was a joke until I saw the linked article. That is messed up.
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Re: Local elections
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2019, 01:32:20 PM »
I thought the part about getting rid of homeless people before the royal wedding was a joke until I saw the linked article. That is messed up.

I feel like it is tragically common before state events.  I know it happened in Atlanta for the Olympics as well.
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Re: Local elections
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2019, 01:50:48 PM »
Yeah, like I said, I really didn't give a shit about the homeless, they do make the place look like crap.

But the roads. That's the thing to focus on. Our roads are nothing short of a disgrace. The council has pledged that if they got elected they'd spend £50m fixing them. Today there are constant demands from people wanting to know which roads they are fixing first. Going to be a bumpy ride (awesome pun) for the council in the next few weeks.
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Re: Local elections
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2019, 01:56:16 PM »
I really didn't give a shit about the homeless, they do make the place look like crap.
Probably why there's so many homeless. No one gives a shit about them.
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Re: Local elections
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2019, 01:59:27 PM »
Jokes aside, people did give shit. A huge shit.

We have a homeless charity in our borough that is very well respected. I know two of the girls that help run it and when I do my Santa sleigh thing each year its one of the charities we donate to. The Brett foundation made the news go national. It was a scandal and the Prime minister was forced to intervene. The head of our council staved off two no confidence votes off the back of it and it is only because they held such a huge majority that he stayed in. And that's the main reason they got such a hiding this time around. A council riding roughshod with no oversight or accountability. Many of his own councillors resigned and defected to be independent this time around off the back of that scandal. The town seems pretty happy with the election result. They still get to stay Tory, but they aren't going to be dictated to. The head of the council looks nervous and we like him that way.


Some of the fall out if you care.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-44122401
https://www.bigissue.com/latest/how-the-royal-wedding-sparked-an-urgent-conversation-about-homelessness/

And in World News ...
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/05/18/europe/royal-wedding-windsor-homeless-intl/index.html

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