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Sebastian ([personal profile] wildeabandon) wrote2017-06-09 06:27 am

Well that was an election night and a half...

I've been up all night, which could make for an interesting day at work, but at least I've been drinking coke rather than wine. I'm not quite sure how I feel right now. Obviously I'm pleased about the LD gains (especially Jo Swinson and Vince Cable), and the Tory losses. And although I disagree with a lot of Corbyn's political stances, I admire him as a person, and the generally positive style of his campaigning. And I'm really pleased that, along with the French Presidential election, it seems like we might be seeing an end to the lurch to the right that we've been seeing across the West in the last few years.

On the other hand, I'm sad to see such a bit swing away from us in Cambridge, especially as I rate Julian Huppert highly as an individual, and I'll be very disappointed if Zac Goldsmith sneaks back in to Richmond Park (ETA. Arse. 43 votes ffs.) But most of all, I'm deeply nervous about what a minority Tory government backed by the DUP will be like, both in terms of the Brexit that it will deliver, and the sort of social and austerity policies it might pursue.

On the third hand, there was another vote in Scotland yesterday that I'm unequivocally pleased about, as that's a much shorter distance to go for a sacramental marriage than Canada.
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[personal profile] ghoti_mhic_uait 2017-06-09 08:31 am (UTC)(link)
Hurray for rights!
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[personal profile] emperor 2017-06-09 10:23 am (UTC)(link)
Inverness Cathedral is lovely, and the choir are very nice. Just sayin' ;-)

My plan of "see exit poll, sigh at predicted Tory landslide, go to bed in a depressed funk" didn't quite work out, and I was up until 03:30, and up before 8. Running on coffee today...

(Anonymous) 2017-06-09 03:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Glasgow Cathedral has been tweeting about being open to gay and straight weddings today :)
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[personal profile] sfred 2017-06-09 10:32 am (UTC)(link)
I hope today is gentle on you! And hurray for Scottish Episcopalians and their possible significance for you.