mracoon's forum posts

#1 Posted by mracoon (4954 posts) -

I still don't understand how people can make predictions on the general election based on these results, as I see a lot of news organisations doing. The 2010 general election had a 65% turnout whereas the European elections had a 34% turnout. I don't see how you can extrapolate UKIP's success in Europe to them gaining any MPs. Also, you'd imagine that all those voters that had strong views on Europe would be part of that 34%, meaning the other half of voters don't consider the EU to be a pressing issue and probably wouldn't vote UKIP.

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#2 Posted by mracoon (4954 posts) -

I voted Green. The European elections use a PR vote system so there's a realistic chance they'll pick up some seats. I will be genuinely upset if UKIP wins. They have completely scapegoated all of Britain's problems to everything outside of Britain itself.

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#3 Posted by mracoon (4954 posts) -

You posted 30 seconds earlier than the other thread but that one was has more replies. Sorry but lets keep the discussion there, please.

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#4 Posted by mracoon (4954 posts) -

thanks for having me on, duder.

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#5 Posted by mracoon (4954 posts) -

Done.

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#6 Posted by mracoon (4954 posts) -

London, UK. More specifically Wandsworth if you need somewhere to avoid overlap with other London duders.

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#7 Posted by mracoon (4954 posts) -

We've had this already. If you want to do specific genre brackets that could be ok as long as you don't flood the forums.

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#8 Posted by mracoon (4954 posts) -

You don't have to agree with OP but just saying 'petitions are dumb' is not a constructive comment.

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#9 Posted by mracoon (4954 posts) -

My grandma lived with us until she died. In South Asian families it's kind of expected of you to look after you parents when they get older, although families also tend to be larger so the burden of care is spread between more people. If they could afford it I would accept their money for the extension but I would never ask them for rent or bills. This is all assuming I have my own house in the future anyway.

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#10 Edited by mracoon (4954 posts) -

I think I'm the only (or at least the second) person who chose the boy. Poor, poor little boy.

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