june voting

A few weeks ago, I pretty much begged you all to put aside your issues with Corbyn and vote Labour anyway. I explained that Theresa May was confident of an increased majority in the Commons and that it was vital to ensure that Labour isn’t wiped out altogether.

Since then, a number of new facts have become clear:

(1) Jeremy Corbyn is a much better politician than many of us expected and frankly, it won’t be a hardship for me to vote for a party led by him. For all the fuck-ups, disappointments and problems over the last 18 months, he is by far the most convincing human being out of all the party leaders.

(2) Theresa May is shit. Not just shit in the sense that all Tories are shit - that kind of narrow self-interested completely unsympathetic way. She’s also downright fucking incompetent, in a way that is completely unprecedented. She doesn’t know what her policies are from one week to the next. She can’t handle a Paxman interview or a debate with Corbyn. Even Cameron managed to get something from EU negotiations. She will get us nothing.

(3) Tim Farron is not someone that any left or centre-left voter should be willing to support. He is homophobic, pro-life and pro-fox hunting. He will make a deal with anyone because that’s all the Liberal Democrats can ever aspire to. If they genuinely cared about British voters and not their own careers, they would get out of the fucking way.

(4) Whilst a Tory victory is still looking very likely, Theresa May might not be getting the massively increased majority she was hoping for, because of her aforementioned shitness.

So in light of these new facts… I am still telling you to vote Labour UNLESS you are absolutely sure that another party has a better chance of beating the Tories in your area. Don’t bother with those pointless apps or charts going around to determine this - go to Wikipedia, type in the name of your constituency and check out who came first and second in 2015. This will tell you who you need to vote for to do most damage to the Tories. In the majority of places in England and Wales, that means voting Labour.

People are watching these election debates tonight and saying “oh Tim Farron came off better than I thought” and “Caroline Lucas is good isn’t she?” It doesn’t matter, because those parties don’t matter in the vast majority of constituencies. We cannot let this useless fish turd of a woman continue with a bigger majority, just because we wished Corbyn had spent less time making jam and more time taking the EU referendum seriously.

Get out there on 8th June and vote Labour. Please.

I don’t even know. I was taking a walk today and this idea popped into my head. I swear I’m still writing the bookstore AU, too. Also, *pops confetti*, I hit 2k followers today! Who ARE all you guys? Anyway, this fluff/ridiculousness is for you. ~1.6k words, rated G. Sterek, of course.

now also on AO3

The whole thing starts with Stiles really, really craving a meatball sub from the place across the street.

“God, someone shut him up,” Erica groans. They’re all kind of at their breaking point by now; they’ve been camped out in this meeting room all day, brainstorming. “He’s been talking about the same goddamn sandwich for seven and a half minutes now, and it’s making me hungry.”

“If only our ad campaign were about sandwiches, Stilinski would have it in the bag and we could all go home,” Isaac sighs.

From across the table, Derek rises abruptly to his feet and storms out. (Or maybe it’s just that Stiles always interprets everything Derek does as stormy. With those eyebrows, it’s hard not to.)

Stiles assumes he’s just gotten so fed up with them all that it’s either storm out or kill someone, and he’s just grateful Derek chose Door Number 1. It’s a good day not to get killed by Derek Hale.

Only, fifteen minutes later he comes back in. With a paper bag from the deli.

As soon as he gets within grabbing distance, Stiles practically collapses across the table in his haste to reach for it. “Oh my god, is that what I think it is?”

Derek holds it up over his head. “Who says this is for you? Maybe all your talk inspired me to go get a meatball sub of my own.”

“Oh, please. Like anyone with your abs eats meatball subs.” Stiles leaps to his feet on his swivel chair—because screw safety, Derek will catch him if he starts to topple over—and snatches the bag out of Derek’s grip. Derek doesn’t fight him for it very hard.

“Why don’t I get a meatball sub?” Erica whines, thumping her head down on her notebook. “Doesn’t anyone love me?”

Derek shrugs and takes his seat again. “You didn’t ask.”

“You just like Stilinski better,” she grumbles, and Derek just shrugs again.

Meanwhile, Stiles rips into the bag and takes a huge bite out of the gloriousness that is this sandwich. He can’t help throwing in a few theatrical moans just to taunt Erica, and she suitably rewards him with a glare of death across the table.

“Mmm,” Stiles says. “Derek, I love you so much, dude. Marry me.”

Instead of the grumpy eyebrows he expects, Derek meets his eye, leans back smugly in his chair, and says, “Okay.”

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Whatever happens tomorrow, I need y'all to promise me you’ll stay passionate about politics.
I went to a labour rally and teenagers were climbing muddy hills just to get a glimpse of Corbyn, we stood for hours in the rain to hear him speak.

That passion must carry through. Not as violence, as Corbyn wants peace. We must remain passionate by voting, and making our opinions known.

We are the future and we’ve gotta make it right(well, left.)

A timeline.

2014.  Scotland votes against independence.  Scotland potentially losing EU membership a key plank of the ‘No’ campaign.

2015.  Scotland votes in 56 out of a potential 59 SNP MPs to Westminster in a first past the post voting system (50% vote share).  Tory party gets a majority due to English seats with a 37% vote share.  They will implement a referendum on EU membership as stated in their manifesto.

2016 (May).  The SNP win 46.5% of the constituency vote giving them 59 seats (First past the post) and 41.7% of the regional vote giving them an extra 4 seats (D’Hondt method). This makes them a minority government, however with the Scottish Green Party there is a pro-independence majority. 

(Important note:  In the SNP manifesto it stated that if the Scotland votes to stay in the EU but, as a whole, the UK votes to leave this will be ground for the SNP calling a 2nd independence referendum.)

Pre-EU ref 2016.  SNP try to get David Cameron, Prime Minister at the time, to agree that the UK will only leave the EU if all four constituent nations vote to leave.  This is dismissed.  It is a point in the campaign that a vote to Leave the EU might jeopardize the UK & lead to renewed calls for a Scottish independence referendum.

2016 (June).  England and Wales vote to leave the EU.  Scotland and Northern Ireland vote to remain.  The Leave vote wins.

Post-EU ref 2016.  David Cameron resigns, Theresa May takes over as Prime Minister.  The SNP try to work out a situation where it can remain in the EU but England & Wales leaves.  This is dismissed.  The Tory party begin to make it seem like a ‘hard Brexit’ will occur.  The SNP suggests Scotland staying in the single-market so it can retain the free movement of people.  This is dismissed.  Westminster does not work with any of the devolved parliaments, leaving them in the dark about Brexit plans.  The Tory party begins to make noises about their being no post-EU deal at all. 

2017.  Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland and leader of the SNP, after seeing that there is no way Scotland can remain in the EU and potentially even the single market begins to implement a part of the manifesto in which her government were elected in on.

The Tory government:

Originally posted by yourreactiongifs

  • Me: Everyone is entitled to their own opinions and in a democracy who am I to tell other people that their party is wrong?
  • Also me, texting everyone I know who can vote: I swear to god if you vote tory tomorrow I will immediately stop talking to you bitch
Dear the voting population of the UK

This general election is so important, not just for the next 5 years of power but for the next 50. It is not just a case of who we let take us out of the EU, but making sure that our rights (both human and working) are protected, as well as safeguarding the NHS, education system and environmental policies. 

And even though Brexit is at the forefront of our immediate minds and future we have to think past it and see the bigger picture. We have to decide what we want our country to look like in a generation to come - do we want it to be isolated and broken through the continuation of Conservative selfishness or do we want a country that cares for its young people and makes steps towards a better and more equal future? 

If you, like me, don’t want a Britain torn apart for good I beg you, please make sure you register to vote and go out to vote on June 8th! Don’t waste your vote and please vote for a party other than the Tories. I think that our best chance at stopping May from seriously damaging this country is a united left of all strands- Labour, SNP, Lib Dem and Green. There may be lots of things we don’t agree on but I think we can all agree that we have to make sure Britain stays on the right side of history and I believe that is one that protects the things that really does make our country great - The NHS, education, housing, welfare and inclusivity. 

Article 50 has already been triggered- there isn’t any going back, whether you were for it or not, so now it is our job to make sure that the Conservatives don’t make it a worse situation, where the only people who come out on top are them and the bankers. We have to stand up and fight for young people, the working class, and other minorities. We have to protect the future for them and this country. 

I know we’re all tired and it seems hopeless with so much negativity in the world, but now is our chance! Now is our chance to change something, to take back power and see real positive change! Campaign if you can, talk to your friends and family about what you want from this election, do some research into your local candidates and parties. Even if you decide you don’t want to vote for a leading party in your area, spoil your ballot- I promise it will send a stronger message than not just voting! But I will say again, our best chance is a united left, so please take a moment to think and vote wisely! 

And again, PLEASE GO VOTE ON JUNE 8th !!!! A massive issue we face is a low turnout and we need to make sure we are ready to fight this battle. 

Even if you are not in the UK at the moment or are unable to vote, please reblog this post to spread the message and encourage others. This general election is so important. 

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Voting for the “You Decide! Halloween Costume Contest” is open in-game! Here is all the outfits submitted by the artists, 1 - 9. 

The winning set will become Aqours next halloween card set!

You can vote once for your favorite design out of the nine finalists between May 29  and June 10th. The results will be announced June 11.

I’m going to be so lost when dwts is finally over and I won’t be able to see Normani slaying on a consistent basis

Originally posted by begavet

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can we talk about how this song is literally #2 in the UK charts at the moment.

this just shows what the opinion of the majority of the public is, but it will all mean shit unless you VOTE ON JUNE 8TH

please dont give her the chance to say ‘well you voted me in, you wanted this’ while she slashes every good part of the country to pieces

#MakeJuneTheEndOfMay