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General News / June 8, 2017

Here’s what 10 UK artists think of the General Election ’17

General News / June 8, 2017

Here’s what 10 UK artists think of the General Election ’17

Voting is underway in the UK for the 2017 General Election. 650 parliamentary constituencies will elect an MP (like a TD) to the House of Commons (not like The Dáil).

 

The election has been framed largely as an ideological battle between The Conservative Party leader Theresa May and The Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

There’s also the little matter of the health of the Union as calls from Scotland’s SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon for a second referendum on Scottish independence seem to hang in the balance with the incoming election results.

Below are the results of the District Magazine Exit Poll on an election considered by boffins and busybodies to be the most important to Ireland ( ..after our one, anyway). Here’s who we met.

Standard Poll Question: “Oi, what’s going on with this election, craic?”

Those in favour of a Labour Gov:

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(image via HuffPostUK)

Name: Kieran.
City: Putney, London.
Age: 38.
Occupation: Post-Rock / Electronic Music Producer.
Response:

 

Name: Ben.
City: London.
Age: (He wouldn’t tell us).
Occupation: Full-Time Badman / Record Label founder.
Response:

 

Name: Jamie.
City: Hackney.
Age: 32.
Occupation: Grime Performer.
Response: 

 

Name: Jack.
City: Glasgow.
Age: 31.
Occupation: Celtic F.C. Historian and Buckfast Connoisseur.
Response: 

 

Name: Ross From Friends (so he told us, anyway).
City: (South) London.
Age: ?
Occupation: High Quality Audio Distorter / TV Personality.
Response: 

 

Name: Robert & Grant.
City: Bristol.
Age: 52 and 57 respectively (109 combined).
Occupation: Trip Hop Pioneers.
Response:

 

Name: Ben.
City: Berlin via Wales.
Age: Never told us…
Occupation: Techno Puritan.
Response: 

 

Name: David Kennedy, aka Pearson Sound.
City: London.
Age: N/A
Occupation: Record Label Founder and Disc Jockey
Response: He didn’t say much but showed us a picture of his friend Ben (who we came across earlier) and told us he was voting Labour. Here’s the photo

 

Name: Leon.
City: Pembury.
Age: We forgot to ask.
Occupation: Electronic Music Composer.
Response: 

https://twitter.com/vynehall/status/872771346815700992

 

Name: Erol.
Age: 43.
City: London.
Occupation: Producer, Promoter, and Remixer.
Response: 

 

On the Conservative Side:

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(image via POLITICO)

*we’re open to suggestions, here…

Those on the fence:

Name: Paul Rose
City: A British man living in Berlin
Age: Wouldn’t tell us
Occupation: Electronic Musician
Response:

https://twitter.com/ScubaOfficial/status/872452871920513024

 

Speculation:

If it were DJs, musicians, and promoters running the UK, they’d be doing so under the socialist regime of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party. God forbid something like that ever occurs.