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Thursday, 23 May 2019

Well, today's the day

For those of you voting today - which should be all of you unless like me you've already voted - I can only offer the advice given yesterday by Conservative Home to members of my Party.

Well, last night she barricaded herself into Number Ten and refused to meet any of her ministers. No doubt Hammond, Sedwill and others dependent on her for their own survival are even now urging her to hang in there, but I expect it's all over.

This election is good for one thing - bringing the Party's closet LibDems out. Osborne and Heseltine are both out, and Major is wriggling with frustration at feeling unable to publicly follow them.

May's utter stupidity means a Conservative vote in the region of 4 - 6%. Dan Hannan may be out of a job, but he should have been anyway by now, so nothing to be sorry for.

So taking ConHome's sage advice, I can only say to you all

 
Update
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HM is visiting Heathrow today - and looking quite stunning


30 comments:

DeeDee99 said...

I hope the polls have seriously under-reported the Brexit Party vote and we get at least 40%. The Establishment Remainers need to understand that if they dare force us to hold another Referendum, they will lose by a far larger percentage than 2016.

With British Steel going under and "the Government unable to provide state aid" to prop up a strategically vital industry in the short term, because of EU law, working class Labour supporters have a clear example that the EU does not work in THEIR interests. It's no good Corbyn telling Treason May to "help British Steel" .... his party and her's don't want to be able to do so. They'd rather our money was used to support French farmers.

DiscoveredJoys said...

Lots of the MSM are understandably banging on about what the EU MEP results will mean... trying to analyse the votes in Leave/Remain terms. Plus the further impact on That Awful Woman, her WAB, and the Conservatives.

But perhaps how the other member countries vote is just as important in the longer term (months rather than days). A big swing to 'populist' MEPs could unsettle the complaisant power balance of the EU. Yes, I know the MEPs can't do anything, but they can perhaps stop or slow things being done. They could perhaps break the discipline of the EU27, and we could benefit.

In the meantime consider lending your vote today to the party most likely to achieve your aims... and don't feel any loyalty to Labour or the Conservatives. They have badly let us down and should suffer for it.

right-writes said...

Yes was great fun watching that old bloke in the mack who runs something called "LibDems" attempting to put Nigel right regarding state aid and the EU.

Cheerful Edward said...

How do you think the far right will do in Austria, Raedwald?

Raedwald said...

OT Edward

Poisonedchalice said...

I am rooting through my wardrobe to find a pale blue and white shirt to wear for the short walk down to my polling station. Aha! Just the job! The pale blue and white running shirt given to me by the organisers of my last half marathon. That'll do nicely!

Cheerful Edward said...

Well, these are the EU elections. And you did mention the effect on the EU of populist MEPs generally.

But, yes, it will be interesting to see the turnout among the different groups.

Billy Marlene said...

In spite of the temptation of the Tory option - an ex military chap who has been fighting the stealth adoption of the EU Army - I have just voted TBP, Richard Tice.

John Brown said...

How any working class voter can support the corporate run EU is a mystery.

First they used our money to subsidise the movement of factories out of the UK and into other parts of the EU followed by importing unlimited numbers of cheap workers into the UK to depress wages.

This is without even considering the loss of our sovereignty and communities and the pressure put on housing, services and infrastructure.

Dave_G said...


If supporters of Remain (Cheesy Edward) don't get the idea that even a majority of 'hard right' (the ridiculous label applied to common sense politics) in the EU Parliament can't actually make the EU change their ways then there is absolutely nothing anyone can do to show Remainers how corrupt the EU system of politics really is and gullible those Remainers really are.

Span Ows said...

I am not counting my chickens: polls are shown in recent years to be none too accurate (Aussie elections a case in point last week: 50+ polls all saying the same thing over a long period of time...all wrong.

EU election we SHOULDN'T even be holding, turnout historically low...

Right that's my nay-saying out the way; just off to vote TBP now and praying the polls are UNDERSTATED.

Gary C. Sawyer said...

Took a oen with me to vote this morning. It's come to this.

Cheerful Edward said...

For the avoidance of doubt, I think that the UK should leave the EU ASAP, for the same reasons as Emmanuel Macron does.

The tragedy is Cameron's calling his silly little General Election-gimmick referendum in the first place.

Mr Ecks said...


Yeah Cheesy--don't want to give those plebs a choice when smart blokes like you and your EU masters should be calling the shots.

Voted TBP first thing . Good luck to all enemies of the EU and its stooges.

Span Ows said...

@ Gary C. Sawyer 10:15 a.m.

Yep, me too, black indelible marker pen!

RAC said...

Polling station directly in front of my place, footfall shows more than usual interest,by physical appearance and dress not the frustrated retard milk throwers, fingers crossed.

RAC said...

Oh yes marker pen deffo, implants will will be risking anything.

Cheerful Edward said...

RAC, how do you exlpain the fact that EU nationals in Tower Hamlets have been denied their vote? Along with UK nationals abroad, it's looking like a possible re-run.

A country that couldn't organise the proverbial.

Mark said...

@Cheerful Edward

Could you please clarify, just in case they might have slipped in all the milkshakes and hurt themselves?

Bernard said...

"...turnout historically low..."
That used to be true years ago, but the people here are out enjoying the sun and just bursting to show how they feel, it's amazing. I had to hold the door open for ten couples coming in whilst I was trying to leave the polling station.
I bet the turnout is a record for any EU election.
Today, you see it really means something.
How's turnout in your 'neck of the Alpine woods' Raedwald?

Dr Evil said...

Nice colour coat Her Maj is wearing. It reminds me of the colour of a certain rosette. Is she sending a message do you think?

Raedwald said...

Elections here are on Sunday - nothing to get excited about

Span Ows said...

re Ed, there have been two people on Twitter complaining they couldn't vote, at least on eof which was told they hadn't registered. the other had registered and had a polling card but wasn't on the council list. more bureaucratic mess than anything. I suspect the thousands of 'community' postal votes will overshadow that by some laaaaarge margin.

Dr. Evil, yes, sublime colour with and subliminal message hopefully?

Span Ows said...

Guido has helped us out: same was reported 5 years ago. Ed, try another tack...

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/may/24/eu-citizens-prevented-voting-confusion-registration-forms

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/go-and-vote-in-your-own-country-evidence-of-non-british-eu-citizens-turned-away-at-the-polls-despite-9427571.html

Links 24th and 23rd May 2014 repectively

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pic of HM. Now stolen for my fb page. Live in angry remain area so the message is subtle enough.

RAC said...

If May is going to bale out she better jump now because there's more problems for her just around the corner. You've just got to laugh, she deserves it.

https://www.scribd.com/document/411153709/Devin-Nunes-letter-to-President-Trump-regarding-dossier

Charles said...

Well you have to bale out with enough air beneath you o inflate your parachute. I think May could be too low, what a disaster. Tee hee,
.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure marker pens will help.

Isn't the method to lose most of the real votes and replace them with boxes full of approved votes, previously filled in ?

There are other tricks. Anyone from Zimbabwe will tell you. Mugabe employed a company called Nikuv, if I remember correctly, to help him win elections.

Don Cox

DiscoveredJoys said...

I wonder if, behind the flowers on the Queen's hat are embroidered the letters MUKSA? Make the United Kingdom Great Again.

rapscallion said...

Voted TBP for country and for democracy with a black ink pen

Words that are unfamiliar and repulsive for the resident traitor "Cheesy Edward"