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Are you planning to watch the election results?

Join fellow members in AccountingWEB's all night election watch live blog.

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Is anyone planning to stay up late (or get up early) to watch the election results unfold?

If so, AccountingWEB is hosting a live chat for politics junkies from 10pm tonight right through until tomorrow morning.

Out of necessity, it will be a fairly relaxed arrangement in which you can speculate, analyse and discuss the implications of the announcements as they come through with your professional peers.

We've invited a few accountant candidates along, though most of them will be more concerned with their own counts. AccountingWEB member and Labour candidate for Saffron Walden Jane Berney told us she'd be looking in on proceedings.

Come along to say hello during the night (or in the morning, when we hope to summarise the results and likely impacts for the profession).

If you are keen to get more directly involved, DM me with your email address and I'll add you to our list of panellists.

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By lionofludesch
08th Jun 2017 18:54

Include me out.

I can wait until morning.

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By Paul Scholes
08th Jun 2017 19:07

I'm stuck for words - best leave it there

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By raybackler
08th Jun 2017 19:30

As someone who is deeply concerned about the predicament of youngsters today, I can understand the attractions of many of Labour's policies. How can it be right to leave university with a massive student loan and, for many with low quality job prospects, no chance of getting on the housing ladder? These people are not "just about managing".

The National Living wage is set at a level where you can only exist with some form of government support, albeit in the form of social housing, tax credits etc.

Conservative policies are moving slowly towards more equitable tax allowances for the low paid, who are a huge number of voters. But the pace of change is not fast enough.

The disillusioned young will keep growing as a proportion of the electorate. Both mainstream parties ignore them at your peril.

I am 64 and I lived through the massive crises caused by marxist policies, that many of today's young will never have seen.

I think the Tories will win this time, but they need to think way outside of their current strategy for the future, because Labour has some good ideas and, dare I say it, some unexpected momentum. Unfortunately their policies also come with a dose of marxism, but that will not always be the case.

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By mrme89
08th Jun 2017 20:07

Where I come from, whether you are employed or self employed, Friday is a work day.

I'll be fast asleep. And come tomorrow tea time I'll still be fed up of hearing about the election.

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By raybackler
08th Jun 2017 20:25

I'm fed up with the election too, but I am not fed up with the outcome. The best bit of the Eurovision Song Contest is the results and it is the same with the General Election.

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By Kent accountant
08th Jun 2017 21:20

Agreed, it is the best bit, though I doubt this one will be anywhere near as interesting as the referendum or the 2015 election.

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By Cloudcounter
08th Jun 2017 20:42

Many thoughts spring to mind, but the best answer that I can give is "no chance!"

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