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08 June 2009 @ 01:40 am
Someone please tell me I'm in the Twilight Zone....  
Because this just makes no sense to me.
TheSummoningDark: Fascistthe_summoning_d on June 8th, 2009 01:31 am (UTC)
*flailing in articulate rage*

Grr! I dragged my ass out of bed on election day PURELY so I could go and vote for someone who wasn't BNP (And ended up voting Green for...some reason)! AND THEN THIS HAPPENS D:<

But, I don't want to be a pie,: bearidontlikegravy on June 8th, 2009 01:38 am (UTC)

I know it's a combination of voter apathy and the worrying trend to the right that's slowly infecting the UK, but still. For the first time in my life I'm seriously considering emmigrating.

To Mars.
TheSummoningDark: Owen facepalmthe_summoning_d on June 8th, 2009 02:23 pm (UTC)
Mars sounds good. Maybe Dr. Manhattan had the right idea after all
But, I don't want to be a pie,: watchmenidontlikegravy on June 9th, 2009 07:39 pm (UTC)
anniemare: Capn Jack Ewwwwanniemare on June 8th, 2009 02:29 am (UTC)
BLARGH! I was just hoping and hoping and hoping this WOULD NOT HAPPEN!

No, no, you stay and fight. I had considered a move when Bush got elected to his second term, but I figured if I left, there would be one less voice ringing out against the stupid. I even had offers of a place to live and a spot for my horse in the UK, and one in Canada as well.

Frustrating as hell though. Seriously. I don't understand how people anywhere can vote for frakking fascists after the havoc they wrought on the world. GAK!

Here's hoping the BNP asshats prove what they are early on in their terms so people don't give them a second chance. I have to believe that most of the people voting for them did not know what they were actually voting for, or I start to lose hope a little.

I am so sorry my friend. I know that you and others tried SO HARD for this not to happen. I know the feeling all too well.
But, I don't want to be a pie,: fiveidontlikegravy on June 9th, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC)
I was only joking about emmigration, hence why I proposed Mars! I know full well that the whole damn world seems to be going to hell, but hopefully there enough people of a sane and rational disposition to stop this going too far. Besides, for all its faults, I love this insane little island, I'm not going anywhere. :)
anniemareanniemare on June 9th, 2009 07:51 pm (UTC)
I know you were joking. I would never live anywhere but the US either. For all its faults, I love this place :) I want to travel all over, want to see this amazing world, but I want to roost back in Nebraska.

I think it will be fine. It is a shock to be sure, but I think the rest of the EU folks will be like "Um, no..." if thy start to get a little too crazy about things.

Still sorry it had to happen though. I think they will serve their terms, not get elected again and fade into obscurity like they deserve to.
But, I don't want to be a pie,: string theoryidontlikegravy on June 9th, 2009 07:53 pm (UTC)
We can only hope.
Black Rook: vorongrachonok on June 8th, 2009 05:20 am (UTC)
:( World is going insane all over the globe...
But, I don't want to be a pie,: hitchhikersidontlikegravy on June 9th, 2009 07:44 pm (UTC)
Tell me about it.

I think we need to get all the groovy people together, and work toward colonising a new world ASAP!
fractured_sunfractured_sun on June 8th, 2009 09:00 am (UTC)
It's my region too, somehow that makes it even worse. I just can't believe there are 120,000 people living near me who are
that ... words fail me.

*Looks for silver lining, squints hard through rose tinted spectacles* Maybe it will be enough to shock people into going to their polling stations for the next elections, the turn out was terrible.
But, I don't want to be a pie,: fiveidontlikegravy on June 9th, 2009 07:45 pm (UTC)
We can only hope. I do really hope that voter apathy is to blame for this, and the council results, I'd hate to think that it was because the majority actually want them there. *shudder*
fractured_sunfractured_sun on June 10th, 2009 02:03 pm (UTC)
Supposedly there was no increase in votes for the BNP it was instead that so few other people voted.

It makes me mad that far right wing facist idiots can walk to the polling station, but so many people who realise that they are wrong can't be bothered to turn up.
The Proverbial Quiet One: Happy Camperstackcats on June 8th, 2009 09:00 am (UTC)
Stupid Yorkshire and Humber, what were you playing at?!

I can't really complain since I didn't vote, but still. Who the fuck votes BNP?
But, I don't want to be a pie,: huh?idontlikegravy on June 9th, 2009 07:47 pm (UTC)
Enough people to get them in apparently.

I'm still reeling from it, I know there are the Daily Mail readers and their ilk, but still, I thought as a nation we were better than this.
jolinar_rosha: Daniel confusedjolinar_rosha on June 10th, 2009 11:09 am (UTC)
so... the Brittish results of the Euro elections were not nice, I take it.
(I haven't watched any news since that day, and the only thing they were showing that day was who came first here in Greece, so I've no idea what happened with the rest of the member countries...)
But, I don't want to be a pie,: deep thoughtidontlikegravy on June 12th, 2009 01:42 pm (UTC)
Fair enough, I must confess I've no idea about any other member states. Generally the results weren't 'bad' (providing you aren't a Labour Party member) but the BNP won one seat, which is a disaster. (If you don't know about the BNP, they are so far right-wing they make Bush look like a liberal).
jolinar_roshajolinar_rosha on June 12th, 2009 07:38 pm (UTC)
ah. ok, I get it now.
yes, I'd be equally upset, I think.