The torys win the election Labour increase there seats In Scotland the SNP win more seats than the rest put together. So according to the media the torys won but lost the SNP in Scottish tetms won but lost. The DUP a party with known terrorist sympathies with ten seats will run the country and probably crucify Mrs May into the bargain. Winners become losers and losers become winners 10 orangemen will hold the British to ransome in a coalition of a different kind. Labour SNP bad Conservative DUP good. What a mistake Mrs May has made she has given the SNP a bloody knose only to get into bed with an extreme right wing protestant organisation that makes some of us of a different faith shudder. The europeans must be looking on in disbelief and thinking who exactly are ee negotiating with the British government or the orange order. ( i jest with the last bit)
Politicians are primarily pragmatists especially the Tories so May will get in to bed with anyone anytime to try and stay in power. Her first rule is to gain power and her second rule is to stay in power. I don't see why anyone is so surprised by this as the DUP are much more similar to the UK Tory party than some will remember.
Welcome to the world that, if we had Proportional Representation, would be the norm
Cymro getting into bed with DUP will look like the Westminster government has taken sides to Sinn Fein and that in turn could ruin the peace process especialy as the DUP are arguing for more orange marches. The peace process in not by any means perfect but up to now it has helped maintain a sense of order with much fewer imcidents. The family i have on both sides of the border have a better future i would hate to see this coalition or supply and demand agreement place it all at risk. A return to the orange orders triumphalism of the past would not be good for any body their or here especially some parts of Scotland where the order has been in steady decline although the were trying to whip up the protestant Labour vote in Scotland to vote conservative will have to wait a while to see if this did happen or was wishful thinking. I dont think the DUP are anything like English torys they are ecclusively hard line presbyterians.
I don't think anyone would argue that it's an ideal situation but what's the alternative in the short term?
"What a mistake Mrs May has made she has given the SNP a bloody knose only to get into bed with an extreme right wing protestant organisation that makes some of us of a different faith shudder."
Shudder away, but paranoid comments like that are meaningless in this context. The working arrangement between the government and the DUP will, in the end, come down to one thing - money for Northern Ireland. It will have little or nothing to do with religious views, and it's pointless trying to put that kind of spin on it.
The Scottish vote was 60% or more for Unionist parties. Yes the SNP had most seats but the idea of Indyref 2 must be off the agenda for now. It is uncomfortable that the DUP are involved; I am not sure why the Lib Dems will not play with the Tories again.
"Welcome to the world that, if we had Proportional Representation, would be the norm"
OK by me! The sooner we dump our divisive adversarial system for consensus the better.
We would end up with camels instead of racehorses. So many agendas that nothing would get done. It would make a dictatorship seem desirable.
the SNP had most seats but the idea of Indyref 2 must be off the agenda for now.
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