UK Politics

GENERAL ELECTION 2017: George Heriot’s responds

Written by Spyglass Admin

3.00pm

We will end on this, from anonymous of Lauriston Place: I prefer the Monster Raving Loony Party.

2.59pm

WHEATY BANTER

I don’t really know much about politics so I will just make some puns. Wheat a minute so I can think of some. Did you catch it? Wheaty banter, eh? Come on that was funny, field free to laugh. Cameron Tiller

1.45pm

I KNOW THIS MUCH…

I don’t really understand what is all going on, it doesn’t make much sense to me. I know that the general election was called to try and get the Conservatives more seats in Parliament but this was a mistake calling for the general election. Rachel Spence

I don’t get what is going on but I have no sympathy whatsoever for the SNP after seeing them loose seats as Nicola Sturgeon does not interest me in the slightest. Iona Scanlan

1.42pm

YOU CAN’T PLEASE THEM ALL

I don’t find many of them interesting and seem quite boring. Out of all of them I find SNP the most interesting. When they are on TV SNP seem more lively. Leila Yazid

1.41pm

GOING DOWN

I bet most of you are thinking, what is going on? Personally I am not a big fan of politics but what I do know is that Theresa May made a huge mistake by holding a snap General Election. She called a snap General Election because she thought that she would gain more seats and power but the opposite happened. She lost around 20 seats for her party and is risking to get demoted. Sara Scully

1.40pm

BETTER AND STRONGER

Conservatives are the best and should win because I don’t think Labour can control our country well enough. All Conservatives want is to make a better and stronger Brittan. #TheresaMayisBae Ian Reynolds

1.35pm

FISH OUT OF WATER

Big mistake from Theresa May, but Alex Salmond is out and SNP lost 21 so it was good. Struan Stark

Goodbye Salmond, you bit the bait and got reeled in. Neil Healy

12.45pm

What we are all thinking…

Why

12.40pm

Maybe it is…

World

12.30pm

Little sympathy for the SNP in this afternoon’s S2 history class:

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12.09pm

Scandalous whisperings from the business education department: #Boris4PM

12.08pm

GREEN VOICE?

Spyglass contributor Frances Chassler wonders: Why won’t anyone vote Green? Trees over politics!

12.06pm

MAY-DAY!

MAY-DAY, MAY-DAY Politics is broken. Kate Varga

11.51am

WARNING ISSUED TO WHEAT FIELDS EVERYWHERE…

Corbyn’s managed to prove everyone wrong with Theresa May’s gamble going wrong. Farmers should keep an eye on their wheat fields tonight tonight. Kai Hain

BOOM! BOOM!

The grass is always greener in the other wheat field. Anna Wilson

EVERY CLOUD…

At least independence doesn’t look likely. Nathan Stringer

11.49am

DAMNING VERDICT ON TORIES

‘Strong and stable’ government ripped to shreds. Ayesha Qasim

11.44am

CONFUSION

Who will be our Prime Minister? Confusion as Corbyn tells May to resign after a disastrous campaign. May says she won’t resign, but will the pressure get too much? Could Boris Johnston be running our country? I hope not. Sally Franklin

IS THIS A JOKE…

Honestly? I’m laughing. Complacency at its finest. Not turning up to debates, being so arrogant of the hundreds of seats she’ll win and what happened? She failed – badly. Abby Ireland

OR GRIM REALITY…

A hung government. What hope can we hang on to? Euan Ravenscroft

Seriously, what’s even going on right now? Heather Tweedie

11.41am

WHO IS FRIENDS WITH WHO?

Right now it looks like the Conservatives will form a coalition with the DUP, and I strongly disagree with what they stand for. I don’t know much about politics at the moment but as long as this coalition doesn’t happen I’ll be fine. Rachael Butler

The SNP have taken a step back on their path to another independence referendum, however, depending on how negotiations go there could be potential for a coalition between Labour and the SNP, leading to an independent referendum being back on the cards. Whether or not you’re pro-independence its undeniable that the massive increase in Tory popularity in Scotland is due to the disinterest in another indyref. Anna Moffat

11.36am

While Theresa May prepares to meet the Queen, S4 are discussing what is next for Britain.

10.57am

DO WE HAVE A GOVERNMENT?

‘Theresa May will visit Buckingham Palace at 12:30 BST to seek permission to form a UK government, despite losing her Commons majority,’ says the BBC.

10.04am

WHAT NOW FOR BREXIT?

Brexit will be more difficult than before with the country so divided. Nikola Piper

9.59am

MAY TO STAY

9.58am

 

DUP COALITION?

Will the Conservative Party have a coalition with the Democratic Unionist Party? Sending Ireland into further turmoil when creating the Brexit deal further, dividing a nation where there is still hostility. Is the United Kingdom truly a United Kingdom anymore? Eleanor Black

9.51am

WHAT NEXT FOR ALEC?

With Alex Salmond having lost his seat in Parliament it is only a matter of time before he turns up at Greggs looking for work. Rory Kirkpatrick

9.50am

WHAT NEXT FOR S6?

Taking a selfie, then the future of our country (maybe)…

9.48am

THE FUTURE OF MAY?

Prime Minister May surprised many people when she called for the snap general election to be held on the 8th of June, she intended to strengthen the Conservative party’s power to help with Brexit discussions but it resulted in a loss that could have been avoided if it wasn’t for her greed motivated actions. Alix Saich

Theresa May-be… can’t debate, can’t speak publically and can’t win a majority she was so certain she would get. What’s next for her? Possibility of a job in the UK border force after all that’s one issue she’s passionate about. Bruno Steel

The recent events of the flash election has sent the country into more uncertainty at a time of confusion. Theresa May’s fall from grace from having a strong majority within the parliament to now facing losing the majority and the role of prime minister. Yasmin Gordon

9.47am

GOOD FOR DEMOCRACY

Tragedy for legislation. Anna Gilchrist

9.38am

COALITION?

The most likely course of action for the Conservatives will be to form a coalition with the DUP. Once a deal has been arranged Theresa May will face pressure to resign and she will eventually have to give in. James Ramsay

9.37am

NO IDEA!

I genuinely have no idea what’s going on, what any of this means or what any of its implications are. Andrew Scott

I honestly do not know what is happening, as politics has always just gone in one ear and out the other for me. I forgot the general election was even happening until my mum went to vote last night. Carla Cullerton

Personally, I’m not very interested in politics which I know I should be as it affects our age a lot but I don’t understand it. I just think Theresa May shouldn’t be prime minister. Rosanna Thomson

9.36am

‘POLITICAL SHOCKWAVE’

Spyglass political correspondent Callum Williams live in Lauriston Place:

A political shockwave, instability in the markets, so what happens next? Well, May will have to resign, as she has massively messed-up. Since the Tories have failed to secure a majority, a coalition attempt will probably be made with the DUP. This would be a disaster as the DUP want a soft Brexit and the Tories want a Hard Brexit. If a coalition occurred, the DUP would have the upper-hand on the Tories which, would cause a very destructive Brexit because an agreement would be impossible. If this fails, a ‘progressive alliance’ is possible but most likely another general election. Whatever happens next, the Tories have committed political suicide again.

9.33am

GIVE TEENS RIGHT TO VOTE?

While I may not know all there is to know about politics,  or anything at all for that matter, I believe that teenagers my age should be able to vote for something that affects us more than it does the rest of our aging population. Being able to vote at a younger age would probably get me more interested in the running of our country, and having an awareness of how things are being run is extremely important. Jenny Gibbs

I don’t think we as young people should be able to vote as we don’t understand everything about politics and it could just be a waste of votes. If we were to be able to vote at our age, I think we would need to have lessons about political parties so we understand everything and don’t just throw away votes for a laugh. Sophie Hinds

I believe that the legal age of voting should be lowered further as we will be the people affected heavily by the decisions our parents/grandparents make and who they decide to vote for. They should not have the power to control our futures as they won’t be the ones living in Britain when it actually matters and when the parties are actually following through with their ideas. I don’t agree with the ideas of the Conservative Party and don’t think they should be in power. Caitlin Morse

9.31am

ANYONE BUT UKIP

More young people should be able to vote and as long as it’s not SNP or UKIP, I do not have a strong opinion. Heidi Smith

The problem with the general election is that you either despise the party or loathe the leader, or in the case of UKIP you hate both. Even if you consistently stare at the results table on your screen it will NOT make your favourite party’s seats increase or your most hated party’s seats decrease. I mean if it was possible who would want UKIP to have 650 seats? Kim Zou

The major losses for UKIP counted as a central part of the election. Unlike what everyone predicted, many voters switched to Labour instead of voting for the conservatives.  Pete Gill

9.26am headlines

HUNG PARLIAMENT

CONSERVATIVE LARGEST OVER PARTY

SNP LOSE 22 SEATS

 

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    • Well the fact that they now have leverage over the Tories, yes they have a lot of power but how long can that power share go on for is the real question. Considering this deal is very close to violating the good Friday agreement in my Opinion and the parties disagree on a lot of things which, doesn’t make for a very sustainable relationship. Not to mention the fact, that this DUP deal will alienate and annoy Scotland, England and Wales especially since the DUP are far-right and very socially conservative opposing things like abortion, gay marriage and their support for extremism in Northern Island. So while now the DUP have the upper hand, they won’t for long and this will tarnish the Tories’ reputation heavily so, in the likely event of another general election soon, the incline of the Tories’ uphill struggle will continue to steepen.

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