Special post: General Election results!

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We don't normally allow posts that are not about the current Issue, but we have made an exception for the general election as it's such an important news story and they usually happen only one every five years.

UPDATE: THE RESULTS ARE IN

The Conservative government won yesterday's election with 43.6% of the votes. This means that Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, will form the government and they are likely to be in charge for the next five years. This is the Conservatives largest majority in the House of Commons for over 30 years.

How did the other parties do?

Labour: 32.2% of the vote

Scottish National Party: 3.9%

Liberal Democrats: 11.5%

Green party: 2.7%

Brexit party: 2%

How did my area vote?

You can find out how your constituency (voting area) voted, and who your local MP is, by typing in your post code here.

What do you think?

Let us know what you think about this election result by adding a comment below. Watch this space...more political discussion and debate will be happening in your Burnet News Clubs very soon!


When is it?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called a general election for 12th December of this year. He doesn't have enough MPs to pass laws easily, so he hopes an election will increase the number of Conservative MPs elected, making his Brexit plans easier to achieve.

Where can I find out more?

There's two terrific guides to the election from the BBC. They're both really simple to follow, so pick the one that suits you best:

Here is Newsround's guide to the general election. This feature a brief introduction video and some straightforward basics about how it all works.

Here's the BBC News "Really Simple Guide" which also covers all the basics, as well as some more facts, figures and statistics to give you a better idea of what's happening in the past and what could happen next.

How do I keep up to date with the latest?

The best place to find what's happening right now is by going on the news yourself - using a trusted source of news such as the BBC. You can find all the election coverage, updated every day - at https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election/2019

What can I do now?

Comment! We want to hear your thoughts on what you're learning about the election. Give your views about the election, the parties, the politicians, the promises and the campaigns, and respond to others too.


Comments (120)

  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_raccoon | New Horizons Children's Academy
    25 Nov 2019

    In my opinion,I think that Brexit is NOT helpful because we keep on waiting each day,week and each month. Boris Johnson said that we will leave Europe in Januarybut I thought it was at October. So, will we leave Europe? (Probably if Boris Johnson promised.)

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    1. Hammond School logo hilarious_fruit | Hammond Junior School A
      memorable_raccoon's comment 25 Nov 2019

      Boris Johnson doesn't always do what he says. I think we will only leave Europe if he wins the election with a big majority.

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    2. Hammond School logo genuine_cat | Hammond Junior School A
      memorable_raccoon's comment 02 Dec 2019

      Brexit will risk everyone, financially and mentally because of the stress that it would put with families low on money and affect their salary due to the pound dropping and the pressure businesses will be under.

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  • Braiswick Primary School succinct_leaves | Braiswick Primary School
    25 Nov 2019

    I want Boris Johnson to win the election since I think he is better and if he wins then he will get more power. This is because if people know that he has once won an election they know that the majority of people like him and they can't challenge him. I also think that Boris is more serious and reasonable than Jeremy Corbyn since I heard on the news that Corbyn wants a 4-day working week week which is obviously not going to happen as the economy would fall apart since all the jobs aren't being done. If he was to be Prime Minister, I don't think he would be a good one as he just likes all the fame, money and power to use against people.

    But, if I could make a choice, I just wouldn't have the general election at all. This is because MPs need to focus on Brexit instead of fighting to rule the country; we can deal with that after Brexit happens. I do understand I might not be agreed with, however, because I found out that Will Quince (my local MP) voted to have the election on the 12th of December and so did 419 other people, against an amount of 20 people who voted to not have the election. Moreover on Brexit, we might not be able to get a deal because during this time which will maybe cause lots of people to leave Britain to get better medicines or a better life. It might cause Britain to become isolated or deserted and a miserable place to live; it actually is an extraordinary place if you look at the details.

    To conclude, a general election shouldn't happen on the 12th of December because we need to focus on trying to get a deal with Brexit and not making people to suffer because of medicine shortages.

    succinct_leaves

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      succinct_leaves's comment 25 Nov 2019

      Do you think the election increases the chances of getting Brexit done, though? It might be worth researching Boris Johnson's reasons for calling it, and whether this argues against much of your second paragraph.

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      1. Lyons Hall Primary School easygoing_ant | Lyons Hall Primary School E
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 30 Nov 2019

        I think it will just take so much longer because of the election

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    2. Hammond School logo genuine_cat | Hammond Junior School A
      succinct_leaves's comment 05 Dec 2019

      getting brexit done is another of johnson's lies

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    3. Lyons Hall Primary School intrepid_hurricane | Lyons Hall Primary School B
      succinct_leaves's comment 10 Dec 2019

      I know how important it is to use open-mindedness, so I'm going to give you the other side of your, one-sided argument, giving you my opinion and why I think that Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party serve the intrestes of young people best.
      I personally think that these are the best resons why Labour are better:

      •Labour says that Brexit will be sorted in 6 months, giving people a sensible choice between a leave deal or remain
      •The general election is a 'once in a generation' chance to rebuild and transform our country.
      •They will double the funding of young people's mental health services through their £845 million plan for Healthy Young Minds because it's hard for young people who deal with stress, anxiety or bullying to cope and, they need acess to the right treatments.
      •They will kick-start a Green Industrial Revolution that will create 1 million jobs in the UK to transform our industry, energy, transport, agriculture and our buildings all while restoring nature.
      •They will oversee the largest extension of the franchise in generations, reducing the voting age limit to 16 and giving full voting rights to all UK residents.
      •They will make sure that everyone who is entitled to vote can do so by introducing a system of automatic voter registration.

      In conclusion, for the last 9 years, the Conservative Party have closed down youth centres, removed the EMA grant, have left many young people in poverty, homeless or using food banks. I believe that the Labour Party cares about young people and will put right the wrongs of Tory Austerity.

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      1. tom Tom @ the BNC
        intrepid_hurricane's comment 11 Dec 2019

        A very clearly explained set of reasons, intrepid_hurricane. Do you think the Labour party can honour all of these promises?

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        1. Lyons Hall Primary School intrepid_hurricane | Lyons Hall Primary School B
          Tom @ the BNC's comment 13 Dec 2019

          I'm afraid not because the Labour Party has lost the general election and the Conservative Party have won by a landslide victory, taking a mammoth lead with 364 seats in the House of Commons. I found this on BBC news this morning (13th December). If the Labour Party did win though, I'm sure that they would have fufilled most of their promises/manefesto commitments.

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    4. Hammond School logo genuine_cat | Hammond Junior School A
      succinct_leaves's comment 13 Dec 2019

      Why is Boris better, succinct leaves?

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    5. Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg mindblowing_clarinet | Boutcher C of E Primary School
      succinct_leaves's comment 14 Dec 2019

      I disagree because he is focusing on one problem about the NHS. Although this is a big problem we need to look other problems to

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    6. Ben-Jonson-logo-250x250.jpg fierce_octopus | Ben Jonson Primary School
      succinct_leaves's comment 15 Dec 2019

      Well it has already happened and who even cares if he gets more power anyway??
      He's going to lose some of England's power by trying to sell the NHS to America and will lead England into poverty.

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  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg compassionate_seal | Upton Cross Primary School A
    25 Nov 2019

    Boris Johnson(in my opinion)is a very special person to me so I really hope that he wins the election.If he wins our country will be very proud.I think brexit should happen because then we can be our own little island.

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    1. Lyons Hall Primary School creative_cat | Lyons Hall Primary School E
      compassionate_seal's comment 26 Nov 2019

      why is it exactly special to be our own little island?

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      1. Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg compassionate_seal | Upton Cross Primary School A
        creative_cat's comment 26 Nov 2019

        So we can be independent and no one can go in our business.

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    2. Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg positive_potato | Faringdon Community College
      compassionate_seal's comment 05 Dec 2019

      I disagree, firstly, Boris would not make a good prime minister, he is an idiot , secondly, brexit is a terrible idea, it severs our trade deal with the EU, rendering us unable to travel freely throughout the EU or obtain much- needed items from other countries

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      1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
        positive_potato's comment 05 Dec 2019

        I think you can give a stronger argument than saying 'he is an idiot'! Can you give any examples to explain why you don't think he would be a good prime minister?

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        1. Hammond School logo genuine_cat | Hammond Junior School A
          Olivia @ the BNC's comment 13 Dec 2019

          I agree with you, just watch your language!

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  • Hammond School logo hilarious_fruit | Hammond Junior School A
    25 Nov 2019

    Our politicians can't be trusted. Boris Johnson promised to die in a ditch if Brexit did not go ahead on 31st October! This is just one of many broken promises. We are now choosing between extremes of left wing and right wing and I think most people will want something in the middle. But the Liberal Democrats will not have enough support because they say they will just cancel Brexit and this has made people angry. Brexit has divided our country and left us with bad choices!

    I think Labour has the best view on Brexit, saying that they will let people vote again. When the country voted before, I think not enough people understood it. There are now more young people who can vote and that might mean a different result. But I am not sure if Jeremy Corbyn would make a good prime minister. Some of his policies are not realistic and I know we need more money for the NHS and schools but I don't understand where he will find it and higher taxes on people who work hard isn't fair.

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    1. Hammond School logo genuine_cat | Hammond Junior School A
      hilarious_fruit's comment 02 Dec 2019

      In my opinion The Liberal Democrats are centres and are not left wing as they do not have policies which are too good to be true but have fair and possible ones. I agree that The Lib Dems have a low chance of taking a majority but are persuading people to give them a chance and vote for them. Labour might have great policies to protect worker's rights but are divided by Brexit and anti-semitism.

      ... also the grammar in your comment is dazzling and deserves a pat on the back. Well done!!!

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      1. tom Tom @ the BNC
        genuine_cat's comment 02 Dec 2019

        Could you give an example of a policy that is 'too good to be true'?

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        1. Hammond School logo genuine_cat | Hammond Junior School A
          Tom @ the BNC's comment 02 Dec 2019

          saying that all the homeless will be cared for by next month

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    2. Hammond School logo genuine_cat | Hammond Junior School A
      hilarious_fruit's comment 02 Dec 2019

      Also keep up the grammar and the fantastic writing in everything you do!!!!!!

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  • Braiswick Primary School spirited_insect | Braiswick Primary School
    26 Nov 2019

    Having read two of the articles I would like to give my opinion and will be speaking up and justify why.

    To introduce my argument, it is undeniable that Jeremy Corbyn wants discrimination against Jews which is not fair so on that subject, I would choose Boris Johnson. I also think people should be able to vote because people should all have a say, just like in protesting. Why would they want to ban voting? Is it so nobody can argue with their choices? I have also talked about age limits in voting and that some of us decided when someone is nine or thirteen.
    I think the Ephraim Mirvis is correct; people should be aware of what they are voting for which is having a good conscious, but also have good conscience when it comes to what you want and what is right and wrong. My reason for that would be because voting is a good opportunity and people need to take this seriously. This (voting) will decide a law in country and when this happens, government will be changed so people need to be aware. When or if Jeremy Corbyn discusses his choice of discrimination against Jews, I think this indicates worry that people will disagree and comment (negatively) about his choice of going into Downing Street. This may be incorrect as maybe I have got the wrong idea. I think Jeremy Corbyn is using law to get what he wants. I want to live in a country where faiths, cultural backgrounds, and languages are respected.

    I think it does not matter about what people think of others in the Jewish faith on social media because that would make people feel uncomfortable. I strongly believe this because people like Luciana Berger and Louise Ellman quit because of several abuses on the internet. In the development of this argument, I personally wouldn't vote for Jeremy Corbyn.

    Boris Johnson
    When succinct_leaves says that the majority of people see how he is voted more they will choose him, and I agree but I would just like to say that not everyone will choose him as people have their opinions.

    I think Boris Johnson is worthy of being prime minister because 'he means business' and actually wants the best for the country. I know this because he has not given up just because someone else wants to be prime minister and discrimination against Jews. The Jewish Chronicle says Ephraim Mirvis is a Boris Johnson supporter. I would say he is not on a side but is standing up for his and other people's faiths. I think after all the things Corbyn did, he does not deserve the role of prime minister and instead we should give Boris Johnson a chance.

    In summary, I think we should give Boris Johnson a chance because he wants the best for the region (there are some other reasons) and Jeremy has been very offensive to another faith.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      spirited_insect's comment 27 Nov 2019

      Thank you for this strongly worded defence of your views, spirited_insect. You mention early on that it is undeniable that Jeremy Corbyn wants discrimination against Jewish people - could you provide the evidence for this? And can you link to the two articles you have read, so we can take a look?

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      1. Braiswick Primary School spirited_insect | Braiswick Primary School
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 27 Nov 2019

        Sure! The links are below but the proof is that it was recorded (not on the website) because if they copied this information from another person or group, the information may not be reliable as they have not experienced it and not described it well

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  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg buzzing_plum | Graveney School
    27 Nov 2019

    Boris Johnson is terrible at being the PM because he is so indecisive and keeps changing the desired date of Brexit. Also, he should be dead by now as he stated "If Brexit does not happen on October the 31st, I'll die in a ditch

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      buzzing_plum's comment 27 Nov 2019

      Can you give evidence for Boris Johnson being the one changed the date of Brexit?

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    2. Weston-Favell-logo-250x250.jpg honorable_conclusion | Weston Favell Academy
      buzzing_plum's comment 02 Dec 2019

      Actually, Boris Johnson did not change the date of Brexit. He was trying to make Brexit happen by presenting a deal but parliament voted for the “Letwin Amendment” which means we have an extension.

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  • The Sherwood School logical_drum | The Sherwood School
    27 Nov 2019

    I think Borris johnson because i can not trust any other politician, on the other hand he has made a lot of promises that he has not fulfilled. this will also influence your decision, do you want in or out of eu.Remember different parties have different plans , and parties want to stay in and some want to stay out .

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  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg willing_literature | Upton Cross Primary School A
    27 Nov 2019

    If you do Brexit then tell every single person in Uk 🇬🇧 And tell us , what’s used for

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  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg willing_literature | Upton Cross Primary School A
    27 Nov 2019

    Give more time to change date in 2020

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  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg brave_lynx | New Horizons Children's Academy
    27 Nov 2019

    I think that the election will do nothing for this county.Because parliament is on hold the government are getting nothing done with the different crisis and are spending all of there time on the general election.They aren’t dealing with issues such as global warming which is more important than the MP.

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  • Braiswick Primary School spirited_insect | Braiswick Primary School
    27 Nov 2019

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2019-50562542
    Unfortunately I can’t remember what the other website.

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  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg brilliant_fossil | Upton Cross Primary School A
    27 Nov 2019

    Has Brexit happpened yet and will it happen?

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg resourceful_drawing | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    28 Nov 2019

    I don't think Brexit should happen.As someone who's whole family is not from Britain, i am really fed up of Brexit!At first we were meant to leave for Brexit in June and then it was moved for October and now it's supposed to happen when Borris Johnson get's elected.Is Brexit the most important thing we should be worrying about?We have more important things to worry about for example, schools and money.We need to focus on more important things, like our doctors and hospitals or our taxis.I think we are wasting time and money on Brexit.Should we really leave the EU though?Think about what we would lose.We would have less countries trading with us and less things shipped to us from other countries.Less food,medicine and other things we need.So to some this all up i think Brexit SHOULD NOT happen, its all just a waste of our time.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      resourceful_drawing's comment 28 Nov 2019

      Many people are saying a similar about the other priorities, resourceful_drawing. The question remains, will getting Brexit done lead to more time to focus on these things?

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  • Hillyfield School logo devoted_idea | Hillyfield Primary Academy
    28 Nov 2019

    I think we should fire Borris for these reasons:
    .Borris' big plan is most likely to put population against population nation against nation country against country until continent against continent

    .Borris invented something that brings friends apart named brexit

    .We also need the Uk and Usa need to have kind caring world leaders

    In conclusion Boris and trump aren't kind i thank you for your time don't forget to check out the link.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      devoted_idea's comment 28 Nov 2019

      Was it Boris who 'invented' Brexit? Can you give your reasons for your first point, too?

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    2. Ormiston Sudbury Academy free_iceberg | Ormiston Sudbury Academy
      devoted_idea's comment 01 Dec 2019

      David Cameron as prime minister in 2016 decided to let the public vote weather or not we should remain in the EU, as the voting system didn’t work in his favor as the general public choose to leave, he stepped down as PM causing Teresa May to take over. Boris only took over in after Teresa may stepped down, there has been may ‘deals’ that have not been accepted yet such as the current withdrawal agreement. Boris did break his promise of leaving on the 31st of October but he wasn’t the first to do so. The reason we are having a general election is so he can try and win more MP’s over and have them support his Brexit plan. As America still supports the UK and have been discussing the future after Brexit if/when we leave meaning we will still have Trumps support.

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      1. tom Tom @ the BNC
        free_iceberg's comment 02 Dec 2019

        How confident should we be of having Trump's support after Brexit? And what would this support look like? And do we want his support?

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  • Hillyfield School logo devoted_idea | Hillyfield Primary Academy
    28 Nov 2019

    https://www.biography.com/us-president/barack-obama

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg talented_cookie | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    28 Nov 2019

    I think that Brexit should not happen. People are being worried when the date keeps on being throwed around like a tennis ball all around the months! It wastes everyones time just thinking of all of the horrible things that could happen. Here are some things that people are worrying about: paying more money in hospitals, shop prices increase instead of decreasing and many more problems. People will need their anibiotic to feel better but the price still will increase. We need to stop and ignore something that we have deliberated for over three years! We need to fixate more on our oceans our something more improtant.
    -meanings of words
    fixate - consentrate
    deliberated - debated

    Thank you for reading.
    -talented_cookie

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  • Hammond School logo adventurous_tennis | Hammond Junior School B
    28 Nov 2019

    I want Boris Johnson to win the election since I think he is better and if he wins then he will get more power. This is because if people know that he has once won an election they know that the majority of people like him and they can't challenge him. I also think that Boris is more serious and reasonable than Jeremy Corbyn since I heard on the news that Corbyn wants a 4-day working week week which is obviously not going to happen as the economy would fall apart since all the jobs aren't being done. If he was to be Prime Minister, I don't think he would be a good one as he just likes all the fame, money and power to use against people.

    But, if I could make a choice, I just wouldn't have the general election at all. This is because MPs need to focus on Brexit instead of fighting to rule the country; we can deal with that after Brexit happens. I do understand I might not be agreed with, however, because I found out that Will Quince (my local MP) voted to have the election on the 12th of December and so did 419 other people, against an amount of 20 people who voted to not have the election. Moreover on Brexit, we might not be able to get a deal because during this time which will maybe cause lots of people to leave Britain to get better medicines or a better life. It might cause Britain to become isolated or deserted and a miserable place to live; it actually is an extraordinary place if you look at the details.

    To conclude, a general election shouldn't happen on the 12th of December because we need to focus on trying to get a deal with Brexit and not making people to suffer because of medicine shortages.

    adventurous_tennis

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      adventurous_tennis's comment 28 Nov 2019

      Your research skills have helped you here, adventurous_tennis!

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  • The Sherwood School grateful_crab | The Sherwood School
    28 Nov 2019

    A few days ago there was a debate between the public and the party leaders. As we've seen Jo Swinson has been blaming everything on Corbyn to make the Lib dems look good. Boris just lies, he said he would build more houses, hire more officers barely anything has happened. Brexit is useless and as we have all seen it got Theresa kicked out of the position PM. However, Jeremy got accused of saying an insult to the Jewish community. Brexit would interrupt businesses and many other trading systems. Finally, we cant do much anymore since the Brexit is going to happen deal or no deal.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      grateful_crab's comment 28 Nov 2019

      Can you give evidence to support some of your points here, grateful_crab. Do you have some proof of 'barely anything' happening?

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  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg fulfilled_starfruit | New Horizons Children's Academy
    28 Nov 2019

    In any election, in any country, in any part of the world, there are many issues to think about at this time. Brexit is over-shadowing many important debates, for instance, the NHS. However, this wouldn't have been the case if our politicians had respected the will of people of the United Kingdom and the democratic result indicating a clear majority decision to leave the EU. The previous government under weak leadership from Theresa May, allowed a raucous minority to dictate events, and her failure to direct those in her own party, together with the determined wish of the opposition, to delay and interfere with the process. The vote to leave the European Union was in 2016. It's now nearly 2020 and we STILL haven't left!!!

    Great Britan is the mother of democracy. We should be setting an example to other countries in the world who model their system of government on ours. Instead, we have become a laughingstock and are mocked by less developed countries who would never have let this happen; an example being the impartiality of the speaker of the house of commons; he or she should not be expressing their personal opinions. Likewise, leaders of major political parties should ensure that they don't discriminate against minority groups, and the non-performance of officials to eliminate racism is unacceptable.

    Having said all this, citizens are now faced with a choice at the ballot box which is far from clear. On the one hand, Boris Johnson is claiming to "Get Brexit Done!"; on the other hand, Jeremy Corbyn does not seem to have any clear vision, and the Liberal Democrats want to scrap Brexit completely. It is hard to know who trust. At what cost to the country will any plan impose? Do any of these leaders represent our desires or are they acting on their own whim?

    If these problems are not addressed, how can we expect future generations to act differently?

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      fulfilled_starfruit's comment 28 Nov 2019

      An eloquent comment, fulfilled_starfruit! You say Great Britain should be setting an example to other countries in the world. Is the Brexit debate an example of democracy in action, or is our democracy failing?

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      1. New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg fulfilled_starfruit | New Horizons Children's Academy
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 03 Dec 2019

        It depends how you look at it, Tom. It could be seen as both: democracy in action because the population were given a fair chance to vote on the topic, and democracy failing as MP's didn't listen to the 52% that opted to leave the EU, pursuing their own agenda.

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    2. Hammond School logo delightful_fig | Hammond Junior School C
      fulfilled_starfruit's comment 02 Dec 2019

      I think the liberal democrats are the people that we should trust and although Borris and Jeremy are great they still have no deal for brexit or any idea how our economy will survive under these circumstances

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg buzzing_atom | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    29 Nov 2019

    Well like resourceful_drawing said i with Brexit did not exist.For starters all of the families that don't come from Britain would have to leave.Also brexit was suppose to happen in July then it got moved to October now we are waiting even longer for it to happen.
    I am fed up with brexit and i think it should stop.

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      buzzing_atom's comment 29 Nov 2019

      Is it true that that all of the families that don't come from Britain would have to leave? Can you find any polciies that realte to this?

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  • Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg artistic_opinion | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
    29 Nov 2019

    My post on the general election 2019
    https://burnetnewsclub.com/issues/space-exploration/the-discussion/special-post-countdown-general-election-2019/

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  • Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg artistic_opinion | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
    29 Nov 2019

    In my opinion, I think we should redo all of the parties or at least the parties join together because this is getting too competitive and everyone is paying TOO much to politics.

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg entertaining_strawberry | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    30 Nov 2019

    I think that Brexit shouldn’t happen, but before I discuss my reason, I will be arguing for the side a disagree with. Some people might think that Brexit should happen, because our country has been lied to many times about when Brexit will happen. Our vote in 2016 showed results that said we would move out of the EU, however, in 2019, we still are here, part of the EU. Many people find this frustrating, as the time we will “leave” the EU keeps on changing all the time. In my opinion, we shouldn’t leave the EU. The times have changed that many times, I don’t think they that there is a point off carrying on. I have many reasons for this, and as some people have said, it is unfair, because some people are not from the UK, but from somewhere in the EU.
    I do understand how some people want Brexit to be over and done with, but in my mind there is no point. Thank you for reading this.

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    1. Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg entertaining_strawberry | Birchwood C of E Primary School
      entertaining_strawberry's comment 06 Dec 2019

      Sorry I forgot to say this in my comment, this was highly inspired by resourceful_drawing.

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  • Weston-Favell-logo-250x250.jpg efficient_engineer | Weston Favell Academy
    02 Dec 2019

    This years election has been a primary discussion between myself and my family. It seems like they are all animals in a zoo and they have not been fed in several months. This then has caused the animals to begin to make impossible promises to the general public. This is just my thoughts about it.

    In reality, I have learned lots about BREXIT and how we have not actually planned for the future. BREXIT has been the primary topic of the election. Whereas we are not thinking about Climate Change and which political party would be best to fight it.

    The political parties have understood that the public are more concerned with BREXIT than climate change, and therefore making sure that they only focus on BREXIT. This has caused us to be unable to actually see the whole picture of what is going on in Britain. If we focused as much as we did BREXIT to climate change, than we may have been able to create a solution.

    A more recent issue that has come up, was the horrific and unfortunate terrorist attack in London, has caused a bigger political uproar rather than actually doing something about it. During Sunday's night debate, this issue took up a good 45 minutes of the debate, and they did not even come to much of a conclusion.

    It seems that the politicians are just trying to seem like they have all the answers, but in reality they do not.

    Do you think it is ok, for the politicians to use 'right now' issues to convince the public to vote for them? Explain why.

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  • Weston-Favell-logo-250x250.jpg honorable_conclusion | Weston Favell Academy
    02 Dec 2019

    Personally, I don’t want conservatives to come back into power. There are several reasons for this.
    Firstly, Boris Johnson has made a pledge that schools will face “snap” Ofsted inspections- which will be longer visits and more frequent.
    This is bad because it puts a lot of pressure on teachers and head teachers. For example, my Mum is a headteacher and she has an Ofsted inspection coming up in the near future. Recently, she has been very stressed and has barely spent any time with us. If Ofsted inspections were to get harder and more frequent, teachers would have no social life and have bad mental health. This could lead to their sadness leaking into their lessons and children not being educated properly. Therefore, Ofsted creates more problems than it solves.
    Also, in a vote about whether teachers should get a pay rise, Michael Ellis (my local MP) said they shouldn't. This is bad because teachers have not had a pay rise in several years and they do a lot of hard work. Without teachers, we would not have any other profession. Therefore, I don’t want conservatives to get into power as I do not want my local MP to be someone who does not appreciate teachers hard work.
    Finally, I do not want conservatives to get into power because of something that Jacob Reese Moog said. He insulted the people who were involved in the Grenfell fire. This is disgraceful because some people lost their lives and others lost all of their possessions. According to Jacob, the people in Grenfell tower had “no common sense”. Then, to make matters worse, one of his fellow MP’s, Andrew Bridgen, said that Rees-Mogg was ‘cleverer’ the the people in Grenfell. This is disgusting as these people were listening to the fire brigade - who were employed by the conservative government. This means Jacob Rees Mogg was insulting the poor people who were affected by Grenfell and his own political party.
    In conclusion, I do not want Boris Johnson to get into power. This is because the conservatives do not appreciate teachers and they are insulting the people who could give them votes.

    Information found at : https://inews.co.uk/news/politics/boris-johnson-introduce-on-spot-ofsted-inspections-schools-1327547
    https://vote.conservatives.com/our-priorities/economy
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-50302573
    https://inews.co.uk/news/politics/grenfell-tower-fire-jacob-rees-mogg-lbc-andrew-bridgen-828803

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      honorable_conclusion's comment 02 Dec 2019

      Thank you for these personal reflections, honorable_conclusion. Could you check - Did Jacob Rees Mogg say 'no common sense' itself, or something similar? It's very important to look closely at words used and make our judgments from that.

      And do you think his apology is genuine and makes sense? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssqUz8FzBp4

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  • Hammond School logo spirited_pear | Hammond Junior School A
    02 Dec 2019

    i think the libaral democrates should be the ones to go threw because they are the only ones saying theywill put a stop to all this nnonsence aswell as making the better choices.liberal demacracts all the way.

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  • The Sherwood School cheerful_photograph | The Sherwood School
    02 Dec 2019

    In my opinion, I would like Labour to win the election and for Jeremy Corbyn to become Prime Minister of the UK.

    To begin with, I am going to talk about why Jeremy Corbyn should become Prime Minister. NHS has been going through a major financial crisis and patients have not been receiving the right amount of care that they deserve. As a result of this, Labour says they will pay £26 billion to use for the NHS. As there has been many downs for the number of medical services in hospitals, Corbyn has decided that he’ll recruit more doctors and nurses for the patients in need. The homelessness in England is rapidly increasing. So Jeremy Corbyn decided to add a million affordable new homes to rent or buy. This should keep everyone happy and satisfied. He has made a program for house-building with the council which is the biggest in decades. He is set to give the people’s say on Brexit in less than half a year. This is vital because the issue of Brexit has been going on for too long. Rumours of Boris Johnson planning to sell the NHS to American president Donald Trump. Jeremy Corbyn says he will end the privatisation of the National Health Service. University students have been having difficulties to pay their tuition fees. So Jeremy decided that he will scrap the tuition fees for University students. Climate Change has been a problem for many years and now he has decided to kickstart a green industrial revolution.These are some of the main points in the manifesto Jeremy Corbyn released. I believe he is a true leader.

    Now I am going to discuss about my local MP who also works for Labour. This is Siobhain McDonagh. She has been the Member of Parliament since 1997 when she won the vote, although being the least favourite of the lot. She visits schools and helps the families who need it most. I think she is the main reason I favour Labour to win the 2019 General Election on December 12

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      cheerful_photograph's comment 03 Dec 2019

      Great comments packed full of reasons, and good local knowledge too! What are some of the main objections people have about Labour's manifesto? Why are some people sceptical about it?

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  • Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg artistic_opinion | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
    03 Dec 2019

    Hey, guys, it's your favourite blogger, arrtisttic_opinioon, and today I'm going to be talking about the special, limited time issue. the General election of 2019. For your information, a general election is held every 5 years and is held so that the people of Britain can choose their government.

    The info comes from:

    http://simplepolitics.co.uk/questions-and-answers/who-are-the-parties-and-what-do-they-stand-for

    The Conservatives:
    The Conservative Party was founded in the nineteenth century, with the promise to back necessary public reform. The party supports rolling back the state and expanding the free market to create a spirit of competition and entrepreneurship. The Conservatives are the largest party in Parliament with 316 MPs. After the 2017 General Election, the Conservatives formed a minority government and signed a “confidence and supply” agreement with the Democratic Unionist Party. This means that the DUP will back the Conservatives on votes in the House of Commons.

    Labour:
    Labour emerged from the trade union and socialist movements at the beginning of the twentieth century in order to represent workers in Parliament. They believe in tackling inequality and want society and the economy to be run in the interests of working people. With 258 MPs, Labour is the second biggest party in Parliament and the official opposition to the government.

    SNP:
    The SNP is the largest party in the Scottish Parliament. They want to make Scotland independent from the rest of the UK and create a larger state, where many services are provided for free. The SNP have 35 MPs, making them the third-biggest party in Parliament.

    The liberal democrats:
    The Lib Dems formed in the 1980s, combining the existing Liberal Party and the Social Democrats, a group of MPs who split from Labour. They aim to create a society that values freedom, tolerance and social mobility. The Lib Dems currently have 12 MPs.

    The greens:
    The Green Party take a strong stand on environmental issues, such as reducing climate change and aim to create a more equal society, putting forward policies such as a basic income for all citizens and a ‘Robin Hood’ tax on banks. The Greens currently have 1 MP - Caroline Lucas.

    This year, our most noble, some would say and our most rotten, Boris Johnson- PM of Great Britain and Northern Ireland had made the brave decision on presenting the most honourable parliament with the help and idea of a new election for the people to choose their government.

    In contrast to this statement, many could say that the PM had pursued this plan just to save himself however, in my opinion, I think he was pushed in the position of committing this act.

    To conclude what I have written today I ask all of you to research deeper as this is a limited time issue and we NEED to talk about as the adults in this country are stripping us off our rights, taking in the fact WE KNOW WHAT WE ARE DOING! Moreover, the elections are on the 12th of December so stay tuned!

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  • Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg magical_message | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
    03 Dec 2019

    In my opinion, I think that PM 's should stop changing vote dates

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg jubilant_horse | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    03 Dec 2019

    I think that Brexit shouldn't happen, and I think that Parliament don't want Brexit to happen either.
    If they did want it to happen wouldn't it have happened ages ago? (like 4 years ago) Then it came to 2019 and and I'm sure it was July then October and now the 31st of January. Why did Parliament introduce Brexit in the first place when we can all agree that they DON'T BREXIT!

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  • Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg careful_science | Faringdon Community College
    04 Dec 2019

    This is my view, hope you enjoy!

    I think that this general election is going to be a funny one (not in a good way) as (in my opinion) the competition is not good at all. For instance, the lib dems are not democratic as they said that they just want to stop brexit but the public voted to leave (not that I want to, i'm a remainer) but I think labor would be a better vote because even though Jeremy Corbyn is still neutral on brexit, he has promised another referendum and I think that would be more democratic to have another referendum instead of just leaving. But on the flip side, I (and Jo Swinson) both think that it is democratic as this general election is also serving as another referendum because if you want to leave, you would vote conservatives, if you want to stay and to abolish brexit, you vote lib dems and if you want a second referendum, you vote labor. It would be democratic because if the majority (it probably won't but you never know) vote for lib dems, then it is pretty much saying that the majority want to stay in the EU and they want to abolish brexit. I think that voting conservatives would be a bad choice as it would keep Boris Johnson in downing street and as you probably know, he is a lying person who has made quite a lot of false comment, and voting conservatives would also mean that we will continue with brexit.Finally, my view is that we should stop brexit and it would not help the economy.

    Thank you for reading!

    -Careful_science.

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  • Ormiston Sudbury Academy strong_photograph | Ormiston Sudbury Academy
    04 Dec 2019

    I personally don't believe brexit should happen, we have had multiple times in which the deadline has been setback this shows our government as weak to other countries and on a bigger scale maybe to terroists. As I think this I would prefer a party more like lib dem or green who are looking out for the environment.

    If we focus purely on brexit then we might forget about bigger problems. Would there be any point in anything we do if we're ending it all together?

    I can understand why some people may want a change they may want to try something out like you would with food we don't know if it would benefit us if we don't try it.

    However whilst we talk about brexit and elections there are much worse problems happening in which people just the same of us are facing like the Chinese governments "re-education schools" we don't know if it's just a school the same as ours or if something much worse is undergo, maybe our attention should be on problems like this.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      strong_photograph's comment 04 Dec 2019

      Could you explain the link between Brexit, looking weak, and terrorism? You raise an interesting point about the environment and the Chinese government - what's the argument for focussing on that instead of Brexit?

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      1. Ormiston Sudbury Academy strong_photograph | Ormiston Sudbury Academy
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 04 Dec 2019

        When we're in the EU we look stronger more united whereas if we leave and go ahead with brexit we will look weaker as we may not have the full backing of countries in the EU.

        If we focus on bigger issues which concern not just us but the world it may be more worthwhile due to us making a stand for those who may not be able to, it will show that as a country we aren't fixated on our own problems.

        If it looks like we are not as involved with other countries such as leaving the EU, terroists may see the period of time where we adapt to the changes as an opportunity.

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        1. tom Tom @ the BNC
          strong_photograph's comment 04 Dec 2019

          You’re speaking up with conviction here, strong_photograph, but I’m yet to understand how being inside the EU makes us stronger - can you give examples of how this would work?

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  • Allerton-logo-250x250.jpg triumphant_tomato | Allerton High School
    04 Dec 2019

    I think liberal Democrats policies I agree with the most I know we voted for Brexit but over the past 3 years people would have changed their minds but they are not likely to win because its not a tactical vote so its going to be labour or conservative I would probably choose labour because I don't want hard Brexit with no deal and they want to help with climate change which is a massive issue for the whole world that needs to be addressed now!Though the conservative seems to be very powerful at the moment so they are the most likely to win and we did vote for Brexit .Should we vote a party we would more strongly agree with or should we be tactical

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  • Christ Church Primary School fascinating_tennis | Christ Church Primary School
    05 Dec 2019

    I don't wont brexit because we have to leave the EU

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School lovely_panda_bear | Lyons Hall Primary School D
    05 Dec 2019

    I think Brexit should stop Tom

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School intrepid_hurricane | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    05 Dec 2019

    I have done research and I have found out tha Boris Johnson is a LIAR (well we all knew that anyway) and because of that, he hasn't shown up for 2 meetings! One of them that he was ment go to, he didn't show up and because it was a climate meeting, they put an ice sculpture of him in his place! So I think he is making the right choice and that Jeremy Corbyn should be in office.

    Thank you for your time ;)

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      intrepid_hurricane's comment 06 Dec 2019

      Do we know which debates these were? And why is Andrew Neil of the BBC sat waiting for Boris Johnson?

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  • Christ Church Primary School fascinating_tennis | Christ Church Primary School
    07 Dec 2019

    I won’t jeryeym korbin because we get free WiFi !🤯

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  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg creative_sparrow | The Ruth Gorse Academy
    07 Dec 2019

    I watched the Climate change debate on Channel 4 because it is one of the many issues that should be a concern for all electorates. All Party leaders attended the debate apart from Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage. Of all the people that should definitely have been there, surely the Prime Minister has to be top of the list? His absence conveys to me that he is either dismissive about climate change, has no real policy to speak of or he simply doesn’t care.

    Overall, the debate was refreshing to hear because every leader brought forward some good solutions. The final part of the show concluded with a panel of experts giving their own feedback and, of course, a plan of actions for all leaders to take on urgently. The debate felt more like a collaborative discussion rather than scoring points off each other. However, I agree more with the Green Leader, Elizabeth May, who agrees to cancel both HS2 as well as the 3rd Heathrow runway due to the humongous cost and the negative impact to the environment, and instead prioritise fixing Climate Change and investing in local projects. I think climate change has to be a collaborative party effort if we are serious about tackling the crisis.

    Unfortunately, though, for this election, I think climate change won’t be a priority concern for the majority. If it were, the Green party would already be a strong contender to be in power. Some things that are probably high on the list for many will be ‘getting Brexit done’, the chance to have another referendum, the NHS, and whether people’s incomes will go up. Climate change is also not a matter of concern for many people who are in poverty who have day to day worries. And, lets face it, the last 10 years under the Tory government has been terrible. The Tory’s austerity cuts have lead to an increase of food banks due to a rise in poverty. Perhaps if poverty was alleviated, more people would be more willing to care about the environment. This is where the Green Party could help to remove some of those day to day worries by offering a Universal Basic Income of £89 (the minimum) per week to every adult by 2025.

    Although, sadly, how our voting systems work, which is a first-past-the-post system (FPTP), makes it extremely unfair for the Greens or other minority parties to have a chance of winning the election. And, because of this, it’s more of a ‘2-party race’ between Labour and Tory. So, I do feel it’s about time that we reform the election to a Proportional Representation Vote System or anything similar, because not only will it be fairer, every vote will be counted with a chance of an MP to represent the party of your choice; therefore more people would be inclined to vote. And, most of all, no need for tactical voting, just choose the party you really want to win.


    https://www.greenparty.org.uk/news/2019/11/19/green-party-announces-10-key-parliamentary-bills-during-election-manifesto-launch/
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2019-50432200

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-politics-50439961/green-party-unveils-plan-for-universal-basic-income-by-2025

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      creative_sparrow's comment 09 Dec 2019

      A superb example of speaking up about a specific aspect of this debate and the election as a whole. Does proportional representation work elsewhere in the world as good evidence of why we should?

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      1. The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg creative_sparrow | The Ruth Gorse Academy
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 10 Dec 2019

        The proportional representation voting system is quite a common voting system around the world including Iceland, Sweden, Switzerland, Israel, New Zealand and Brazil. However, it’s far more common in Europe, with only 3 out of 43 countries that do not use the PR system (or some form of PR) and that is the UK, France and Belarus.

        Not only is PR a more democratic, fairer system, it can also offer a more stable form of government because smaller parties are forced into a coalition and so parties work together to agree on many policies unlike the UK. I think Finland and Germany are good example of a stable government that operate as a coalition. Notably, Finland’s government is composed of five parties all led by women (four of whom are under 35), with the world’s youngest serving prime minister; Sanna Marin, age 34. In my opinion, this is definitely a modern, forward-thinking country. The stability of a coalition government is probably one of the reasons why Germany and Finland have a fairly stable and successful economy.

        Furthermore, it’s also thanks to the PR system that has enabled the Green party in Germany to become more successful than the UK’s Green party because, in Germany, if a party gets 5% or more of the votes, it gets a proportion of the seats.


        https://www.electoral-reform.org.uk/which-european-countries-use-proportional-representation/

        https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jun/24/german-greens-rise-nation-divided

        https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/09/finland-anoints-sanna-martin-34-as-worlds-youngest-serving-prime-minister

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg impartial_shark | Boutcher C of E Primary School
    08 Dec 2019

    Ithink Brexit is a lousy idea because it is taking far too long and we are not making any progress so far. To me, it is like every time we try, we seem to make matters worse and that does not help.I like trying worldwide food and that is what the EU brings for us.Every time we take one step forward,they keep pushing us three steps back.Because they cannotdo it and keep us back,the government keep prosponing the dates that Brexit will happen and we will leave the EU.Firstly, when Theresa May was our prime minister and we were supposed to have it in June, she failed and was later kicked off then Brexit was later moved to October. Boris Johnson later became our PM and like Theresa,he too failed to deliver Brexit.Now,it is being moved to January 2020 next year! I am sick and tired of this nonsense andif they are going to fail,they may aswell not bother doing Brexit at all! The people are sick and tired of this.Brexit has been waiting years to happen and nothing has. As we also know from when we did the Hong Kong protests,China is a very important trading source for Britain and if we lose them and the EU,(which is also a very good trading source for us) we will find it very hard to do things ourslelves. This is why I think Brexit is a bad idea.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      impartial_shark's comment 09 Dec 2019

      Does the fact it has been delayed make it a bad idea, or was it a bad idea to begin with?

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  • Hammond School logo charming_studio | Hammond Junior School B
    09 Dec 2019

    I hope the conservatives win my reasons for this is because the Librodebicrates are going against our democracy because we voted for brexit and they want to stop it but that may be a good thing but they want to do it without a vote .
    I am also against labour because they want to raise tax to help the NHS yes this would be good for the NHS

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  • Hammond School logo charming_studio | Hammond Junior School B
    09 Dec 2019

    I hope the conservatives win my reasons for this is because the Librodebicrates are going against our democracy due to the fact that our country voted for brexit and they want to stop brexit but they are going to do it without a vote meaning this would go against our democratic life style .
    I am also against Labour because Firstly I personally do not trust him but that is in my opinion but Secondly he wants to raise tax so that the NHS an thrive a gain and this would be beneficial for all UK citizens it would mean paying a lot more tax when tax is already very high .

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      charming_studio's comment 09 Dec 2019

      Liberal Democrats - are they going against our democracy - what do people think?

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      1. Hammond School logo joyous_temperature | Hammond Junior School A
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 09 Dec 2019

        We earned are democracy and we're not having it taken away from us so we need to stand up for are rights if the Liberal Democrats win the election!

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    2. Hammond School logo genuine_cat | Hammond Junior School A
      charming_studio's comment 13 Dec 2019

      The Libdems are not going against democracy!!!!!!

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  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg nice_beaver | Bruntcliffe Academy
    09 Dec 2019

    In my opinion the Conservative party should loose because of their leader not fitting the role adequately enough. This is due to him stating that muslim women who are dedicated to their religion look like letter boxes.
    For example, the conservative party redacted most of the information regarding the position of the NHS after Brexit. Boris Johnson intended to sell the NHS to America. However the Labour party who intended to take all people into consideration no matter class or wealth revealed the intentions of Boris Johnson. Also it is a key argument for the conservative is that the last time the Labour party was in power the Economy was ruined.However, it was not Labour's fault but the worlds fault due to mass loan sharking.Also the conservative party always returns to Labour's mistakes. However an example of the rich becoming richer is the reign of Margaret Thatcher.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      nice_beaver's comment 09 Dec 2019

      There's lots of claims here, nice_beaver! Could you provide some links from the internet which provide evidence?

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg impartial_shark | Boutcher C of E Primary School
    09 Dec 2019

    I think Jeremy Corbyn is dosing well and should be our next prime minister because he SEEMS to be a very devoted person for his country and cares for every citezen.

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  • Hammond School logo sociable_volcano | Hammond Junior School B
    11 Dec 2019

    Personally, I don't like Boris Johnson or Jeremy Corbyn but if I had to choose one it would be Boris Johnson because people from the UK have survived with him being PM and I don't think we would be that successful under Jeremy Corbyn.

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  • Hammond School logo determined_shrimp | Hammond Junior School B
    12 Dec 2019

    I really hope that it is a hung parliament, instead of a conservative win. Boris Johnson lies about everything he says and at the moment the conservatives and Labour are a disgrace to this great country. At the moment the NHS have been the worst ever under the force of the conservatives. I would rather Brexit didn’t take place but at least get the debate over with!

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  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg intuitive_power | Graveney School
    12 Dec 2019

    I don't want Brexit to happen, as it would be really bad for us. Yes, we give lots of money to the EU but we can freely move between countries in the EU and we have good trade deals too. If Brexit does happen, I want a soft Brexit (where we stay in the trade market). I think now that we know what Brexit is like, the people may change their minds if we have another referendum - hopefully! Donald tusk said 'don't give up on stopping Brexit', which means that he is ok with the UK staying in the EU. Source:
    (https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/donald-tusk-brexit-european-council-speech-poland-a9202291.html)
    I do hope that the Lib Dems or Greens win but that won't probably happen; the Tories and Labour are too big. I would prefer Labour over Conservatives because they'll have a second referendum but they say they will tax people £2400-£10,000 more ON TOP of what they already tax to fund their ambitious promises. (Corbyn has said he will spend £1.2 TRILLION on extra spending over the next 5 years)
    I'm just hoping that there is a second referendum and that we stay in the EU.

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  • Hillyfield School logo articulate_watermelon | Hillyfield Primary Academy
    12 Dec 2019

    i know that boris lies about everything he says. it makes him more famous and everyone belives him.they should say on the news that boris jhonson lies

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      articulate_watermelon's comment 12 Dec 2019

      What evidence do you have for this, articulate_watermelon?

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  • Millbank-logo-250x250.jpg inspired_cicada | Millbank Academy A
    12 Dec 2019

    If I was 18 or over, I would vote for the Labour party because Jeremy Corbyn would pay more attention to homeless people and there was a boy suffering from pneumonia at age 4, but instead of him lying on the bed, he lied down on the floor! Then, on the news, Boris Johnson did not even apologise for that incidence!

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  • Millbank-logo-250x250.jpg charming_honeyberry | Millbank Academy A
    12 Dec 2019

    There are two main parties right now. Conservative party and the Labour party. I would vote Labour because Jeremy Corbyn is fair and he does something for the poor.

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  • Millbank-logo-250x250.jpg charming_honeyberry | Millbank Academy A
    12 Dec 2019

    Boris Johnson is in a bad situation right now. He is becoming disagreed with and Jeremy Corbyn is fighting back. Also Boris does nothing of my liking so I would vote Labour anyway even if I didn't like Labour

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    1. Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg mindblowing_clarinet | Boutcher C of E Primary School
      charming_honeyberry's comment 14 Dec 2019

      I agree because Labour would do a good job if they were in charge but Boris Johnson is going to focus on one problem and he is going to do it had job because he doesn't know what he is doing

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  • Hammond School logo determined_shrimp | Hammond Junior School B
    13 Dec 2019

    This election is the least amount of seats since the world war. This is because people of Britain want Brexit to be over and this disgraceful performance from parliament at sorting this out to be over with.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      determined_shrimp's comment 13 Dec 2019

      What do you mean by least amount of seats?

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      1. Hammond School logo determined_shrimp | Hammond Junior School B
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 13 Dec 2019

        Least amount of people supporting the Labour Party

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      2. Hammond School logo genuine_cat | Hammond Junior School A
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 13 Dec 2019

        Jo Swinson, leader of the libdems lost her seat to the SNP b:

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  • Hammond School logo spirited_pear | Hammond Junior School A
    13 Dec 2019

    I think the election is gonna be a shambles because if conservatives win BREXIT will 100% come true and everyone under18 lives will be rued.

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  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg tidy_turtle | Richmond Hill Academy
    13 Dec 2019

    Today's election results have been astonishing people point of views have been all over the news. People have been voting for the person they trust to be the Prime Minister lots of people have been voting for Boris Johnson we have made a fair vote.

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  • Millbank-logo-250x250.jpg persuasive_opportunity | Millbank Academy B
    14 Dec 2019

    Hi Tom,
    I would just like to say that Labour should have won. Boris is not thinking about the future and Jeremy Corbyn said he would stop poverty and university fee. I watched the debate, and why would people vote for something which is bad. He just does not like Muslims. I think it is not fair. He reminds me of Donald Trump. Our previous priministers like Theresa May did the same. I think Jeremy should be priminister. Thank you.

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  • Millbank-logo-250x250.jpg persuasive_opportunity | Millbank Academy B
    14 Dec 2019

    Have I made a fair point?

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  • Millbank-logo-250x250.jpg charming_honeyberry | Millbank Academy A
    14 Dec 2019

    OMG Boris Johnson won! This means we are gonna leave the EU! Also I hate Boris so I hate this anyway! In addition its very surprising that the Conservative Party won because Labour usually does better things than old Boris over here.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      charming_honeyberry's comment 16 Dec 2019

      Elections can very emotive. Can you give reasons as to why you don't like Boris? Is it his personality or politics that you are not keen on?

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