Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Fewer than 0.1% of voters object to boundary changes

Fewer than 0.1% of the UK's 45m voters have objected to proposed changes to 'rotten' constituency boundaries that distort election results and deny voters an equal vote, the Guardian reports.

Actually it doesn't. You probably spotted that. It actually reports the 40,000 objections as evidence of national support for Labour's and the Libdems' corrupt and inequitable advantage in the 'rotten' seats under the strap 'England's Anguish'. And as Labour and the LibDems have some 200,000 members between them who could have written to the Electoral Commission, the result suggests that fewer than a quarter of their own voters want to retain their corrupt and skewed electoral advantage.   

But then you shouldn't expect either truthful or balanced reporting from that benighted little rag. They're still trying to convince us that windmills make good sense.


James Higham said...

Saw the headline and was about to jump in but you pointed out the 50k v 200k.

G. Tingey said...

Actually it's a complete stitch-up between the major parties.
A pox on all their houses.

Woodsy42 said...

Well I objected! In our case, a rural village on the county boundary, they want to lump us into a part (not the main part either) of Stoke on Trent. It's not that I'm a snob, I can accept a city has a surrounding area, simply that it's a area with which we have absolutely no affilations or connections whatsoever.

Demetrius said...

Windmills do make sense if you make and sell them or get a big subsidy or payoff for having them on your land or are a politician begging for "green votes". That they do not make sense as energy providers that make cost savings or provide reliable supplies is incidental under present government systems.