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Old 05-04-2019, 01:57 PM
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EU elections 23-26 May 2019


General discussion of EU elections

For EU citizens:

1 Your country
2 Which party you will vote for
3 Which EU parliamentary faction they belong to
4 Why?

Me:

1 Belgium
2 Vlaams Belang ( far right Flemish nationalists)
3 Europe of Nations and Freedom
4 They're anti-EU
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Old 05-05-2019, 04:18 AM
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I'll play along

1 UK
2 Green
3 Green/ European Free Alliance
4 Environmental issues have to be taken with a far more radical seriousness than any of the other parties is showing; normally I'd be voting Labour, but if we're leaving the EU and its Parliament, my vote at least indicates I've had enough of Labour's shilly-shallying on the EU issue, moreover I don't think Labour are radical enough in their push for a new socio-economic direction - and that it's always been too traditionally "economistic" in its instincts
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Old 05-05-2019, 05:01 AM
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1. UK
2. I vote for candidates, not parties and I haven't seen the candidate lists yet. (The party list system used here is a major beef I have with the EU elections but that's for another thread.)
3. Ditto.
4. I always vote.
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Old 05-05-2019, 02:12 PM
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1. France
2. Probably En Marche (Macron's party)
3. Liberal and Democratic Alliance for Europe
4. Basically to take a stand against the Front National. I don't care much for EM nationally, but they seem clearly pro-Europe, which is what matters these days.
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Old 05-05-2019, 04:34 PM
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1. UK
2. Liberal Democrat
3. ALDE
4. I'm voting for the solidly remain party, and for Catherine Bearder specifically.
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Old 05-05-2019, 09:16 PM
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So is it settled now that there will be EU elections in the UK?
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Old 05-05-2019, 10:04 PM
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So is it settled now that there will be EU elections in the UK?
Not 100%, but about 99%, that elections will take place on May 23rd. The PM hopes that she can pass a deal before the UK cohort take their seats on June 30th, but well
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Old 05-06-2019, 03:57 AM
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2 Which party you will vote for

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2 Vlaams Belang ( far right Flemish nationalists)


I've just looked them up on Wikipedia.
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Old 05-06-2019, 09:09 AM
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1 Belgium
2 Vlaams Belang ( far right Flemish nationalists)
3 Europe of Nations and Freedom
4 They're anti-EU
I kind of suspect that you opened this thread only to boast about this. "Far right Flemish nationalists", yeah right.

Since I can't prove it, I'll just refrain from contributing.
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Old 05-06-2019, 09:19 AM
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1 Spain
2 TBD, I have to see the actual lists. I can tell you who it's not going to be (not independentists, not one-item parties, etc.), but not sure on who will it actually be.
3 TBD, but likely to be in ALDE
4 I'm looking for social-democratic pan-europeists. The kind who, while being a bunch of thieves, do keep things running.
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Old 05-06-2019, 10:47 AM
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I kind of suspect that you opened this thread only to boast about this. "Far right Flemish nationalists", yeah right.
Look them up on Wikipedia as I did (click the link I posted above) and be unpleasantly surprised.
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I know very well who they are hence my post. Sorry if I wasn't clear.
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Old 05-07-2019, 08:27 AM
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Absolutely.



I kind of suspect that you opened this thread only to boast about this. "Far right Flemish nationalists", yeah right.

Since I can't prove it, I'll just refrain from contributing.
I opened this thread mainly because I wanted to see some discussion about the 2nd largest democratic elections in the world. And I'm voting VB because I don't want to live in a neoliberal superstate dominated by Germany and France.

I'll be voting Greens in the Belgian/Flemish elections on the same day btw.
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Old 05-07-2019, 08:37 AM
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1 UK
2 Brexit
3 Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy
4 The only thing UK MEPs should be doing is promoting their own obsolescence. It's a disgrace these elections are even happening.
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Old 05-07-2019, 10:36 AM
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1. UK
2. At this point, I'm probably voting for a raft of Independents.
3. N/A
4. I looked through the list of parties, and basically want to vote against them all. I'm anti-May, anti-Farage, anti-UKIP, very anti-Corbyn, against a second referendum and suspect the other minnows on the London list are pretty left-wing.
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Old 05-07-2019, 11:23 AM
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1 UK
2 Brexit
3 Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy
4 The only thing UK MEPs should be doing is promoting their own obsolescence. It's a disgrace these elections are even happening.
Wow, how did I ever miss this aspect of Mr Shine?

For my part...
1 UK
2 Likely Green (subject to local candidates)
3 I don't follow the EU political factions
4 I will at this point only vote for a firmly pro-EU party (my long standing Labour support has been stretched beyond its limits), and I have a growing admiration for the work and principles of the Green Party.
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