March 23rd, 2012

One in Three Labour Voters Fleeing From Ken

While the apparatchiks over at LabourList declare that “Ken’s campaign is in fact moving from strength to strength”, the Labour Uncut website is home to Labour members of the reality based community. This morning they have gone tonto on Ken. With facts to back up their argument… 

While Boris Johnson’s 49%-41% lead on first preferences was widely reported, some of the most striking results were lost in the news vortex of the budget. Chief among these is the scale of Ken Livingstone’s problem with Labour supporters: 31% say they will not vote for him in the mayoral election. Just weeks before the election, almost 1 in 3 Labour supporters are refusing to back the party’s candidate for mayor.

The figures highlight what anecdotally we have been saying for weeks – many on the left just cannot bring themselves to vote for the hypocritical friend of the clerics.

Those Labour types that are still in denial that Ken’s tax hypocrisy is not a problem need only look at these numbers.


99 Comments

  1. 1
    Sky's Peter Poofter says:

    Ohh I’ve got it in first

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    • 3
      Evan Davis says:

      ooooooh, cheeky !!!

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      • 46
        Zanzy Bar says:

        I’m not a natural Labour viter. I did in 1997, but I’ve voted both Tory and Lib Dem since. I’ve lived in London under Ken and Boris and despite his tax hypocrisy, dodgy fundamentalist friends and blatant croneysism, I’ve voting for Ken this time, simply because he was a better mayor. Oyster card, congestion charge, Sultan’s Elephant, all made for a better London. Boris has done a lot less and a lot less impressively. Any councul tax cuts under Boris were more than made up for the the transport cost cuts Ken made. Purely from a pragmatic rather than ideological point of view, I’m voting Ken again. I don’t care what he says about Jews, gays, blacks, Muslims, bankers, communists or tube drivers. What he does is more important.

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        • 69
          A rent boy says:

          Well said Zanzy always vote for the least moral and most hypocritical candidate…. makes perfect sense.

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          • Zanzy Bar says:

            It’s more like voting for the most capable, rather than the most politically correct. Here we can actually judge both candidate’s record in the position and see what they did, rather than what they said. It’s a rare opportunity.

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        • 85
          Hang 'em all says:

          Ken will win once they count the postal ballots.

          Most of his votes will be in the name of people who won’t show up in the opinion polls because their husbands don’t allow them to talk to strangers.

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          • Fraud detector says:

            Over at 1 Acacia Avenue, Tower hamlets a One bedroom maisonette, the following will be voting by post. Anyone disputing this is a blatant wascist and Tory.

            Rizwan Barkat, Rizwan Iqbal, Rizwan Mohammed, Rizwan Khan, Rizwan Ali, Rizwan Begum, Rizwan Ferozia, Barkat Rizwan, Barkat Iqbal, Barkat Mohammed, Barkat Khan, Barkat Ali, Barkat Begum, Barkat Ferozia, Iqbal Rizwan, Iqbal Barkat, Iqbal Mohammed, Iqbal Khan, Iqbal Ali, Iqbal Begum, Iqbal Ferozia, Mohammed Rizwan, Mohammed Barkat, Mohammed Iqbal, Mohammed Khan, Mohammed Ali, Mohammed Begum, Mohammed Ferozia, Khan Rizwan, Khan Barkat, Khan Iqbal, Khan Mohammed, Khan Ali, Khan Begum, Khan Ferozia, Ali Rizwan, Ali Barkat, Ali Iqbal, Ali Mohammed, Ali Khan, Ali Begum, Ali Ferozia, Begum Rizwan, Begum Barkat, Begum Iqbal, Begum Mohammed, Begum Khan, Begum Ali, Begum Ferozia, Ferozia Rizwan, Ferozia Barkat, Ferozia Iqbal, Ferozia Mohammed, Ferozia Khan, Ferozia Ali, Ferozia Begum, Barkat Rizwan, Iqbal Rizwan, Mohammed Rizwan, Khan Rizwan, Ali Rizwan, Begum Rizwan, Ferozia Rizwan, Rizwan Barkat, Iqbal Barkat, Mohammed Barkat, Khan Barkat, Ali Barkat, Begum Barkat, Ferozia Barkat, Rizwan Iqbal, Barkat Iqbal, Mohammed Iqbal, Khan Iqbal, Ali Iqbal, Begum Iqbal, Ferozia Iqbal, Rizwan Mohammed, Barkat Mohammed, Iqbal Mohammed, Khan Mohammed, Ali Mohammed, Begum Mohammed, Ferozia Mohammed, Rizwan Khan, Barkat Khan, Iqbal Khan, Mohammed Khan, Ali Khan, Begum Khan, Ferozia Khan, Rizwan Ali, Barkat Ali, Iqbal Ali, Mohammed Ali, Khan Ali, Begum Ali, Ferozia Ali, Rizwan Begum, Barkat Begum, Iqbal Begum, Mohammed Begum, Khan Begum, Ali Begum, Ferozia Begum, Rizwan Ferozia, Barkat Ferozia, Iqbal Ferozia, Mohammed Ferozia, Khan Ferozia, Ali Ferozia, Begum Ferozia,

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        • 88
          Grrr says:

          Yes Zany – its amazing.

          The government doubled the transport budget of London and things got better.

          Its aamazing – with twice as much money Ken was able to do twice as much.

          When an intelligence test comes in for voters – ken’s going to loose a lot of votees.

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        • 93
          Aardvark man says:

          Lets just call Ken what he is – a man who will become elected by saying – Jew, Jewish, Zionist, Jews, Rich Jews, Israel.

          He knows that most Muslims will vote for him. He knows what they think and he knows what he needs to do to get their votes.

          He knows pissing of Jews will earn him votes.

          No one goes around saying Jew, Rich Jews, Jews without understanding what effect that will have on his campaign.

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      • 57
        A pragmatist says:

        Why did the Chic-KEN followers cross the road. To avoid reality.

        Enough of this gobshite and let’s look at some real quality for a change.

        I’d always thought it was Nige’s politics that attracted me to him when all along it was meerly his looks.

        http://nigelorlov.tumblr.com/

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    • 5
      Nuke london says:

      London? What is London? Is it the place that has made laws to tax all grannies and their gin?

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    • 22
      Anonymous says:

      What does Boris think about Osborne’s budget? Does Boris support Osborne’s budget.

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      • 31
        dai says:

        tosser

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      • 60
        Kenneth says:

        When I become Mayor I will invite the aliens from Planet Spart that I met in Epping Forest who told me I was destined to become Leader of the Independent State formerly known as London. The aliens looked like Giant Newts so I have nurtured them ever since although I prefer to strike a reptilian pose.

        London is mine, mine, mine, all mine……

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        • 67
          Labour Luvvy says:

          In his memoirs: Alien Newt Men Told Me I would be Generalissimo of London, K Livinghell Esq writes:

          I will rename London as Londinistan in homage to the 15 million M*slim voters of Tower Hamlets

          Boroughs will be renamed: Kensington will be Livingstonia, Hackney: Chavezville; Golders Green: Treblinka; Islington: Stalingrad; Peckham: Admanjinadadham; Tottenham will be renamed: Robert Crow Town and ete etc

          The Aliens also gave me super powers……..

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    • 23
      Anonymous says:

      Tonight’s YouGov poll for the Sun has topline figures of CON 34%, LAB 42%, LDEM 9%.

      http://ukpollingreport.co.uk/

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      • 32

        One interesting fact which Labour totally misunderstood when they let in the flood of immigrants was that these people are in fact, more politically astute than English Labour supporters. They have had to be in their country of origin to stay alive.

        Because they are new to England they don’t have the mentality of “My parents voted Labour, my Grand Parents voted Labour, and I will vote Labour until I die.

        No these people can see through the political messages, more want to work than want benefits (although too many want to milk the system) so they will soon see that a party which supports business will, by definition, create jobs. Many vote Conservative, but also, we in UKIP are getting more than our fair share of immigrants voting for us. Not because of our loss of sovereignty, they don’t give a hoot about that, not because we aren’t a democracy any more, they have never lived in a democracy anyway and wouldn’t know what it was if it bit them on their arses. They can see those billions flooding out of England, money which could create a better life in this country.

        London is full of these politically savvy Immigrants and Livinstone can now see what it means when people start thinking for themselves.

        Bye-bye Ken, time for retirement. And enjoy all the tax you have avoided.

        Ampers.

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        • 55
          Anonymous says:

          Most immigrants aren’t tied to pocket borough either so they aren’t bothered about the master / landlord. So they aren’t Cameron conservatives either.

          Most immigrants vote for the party that will do good to them, this is why they are floating voters. They didn’t have the experience of nastiness in conservatives.

          So next time they will vote Labour. Bye-bye Boris.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Dream on. Over 80 % ethnics vote Labour or Lib Dem – that’s why labour left the borders wide open. Look forwrad to a left of centre govt whichever party you vote for – the demographics ensure no other outcome.

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        • 66
          Anonymous says:

          Most of the IT works are from the largest democracy in the world, India. They were also proud citizens not subjects. In there country everyone is equal you don’t have to prostrate yourself in front of another human being.

          But I do agree that they want jobs and growth. A lot will vote for UKIP as well but what is stopping is the bigots in UKIP and not having any credible policy.

          I do wish UKIP change these and become a credible party.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Clearly you’re an ignorant prick who is unaware of the Indian caste system. Have you been sent over here by CCHQ?

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      • 33
        dai says:

        what a tosser

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  2. 2
    Fuck off Dave says:

    Yes because he has choosed Islamic nutters over J8Ws, Homosexuals and taxpayers of london.

    NOT KEN AGAIN

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  3. 4
    Mayor in waiting Red Ken says:

    When I’m back in charge of London I’ll abolish TfL and install Star Trek style Matter Transporters, like the ones I told Gene Roddenberry about in 1959

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    • 7
      Blob Crow says:

      IS DEM FEKKIN MAHHER TRANZEPOTTERS DRIVERLESS OR WOT!!

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    • 86
      50 people living in a bedsit in Tower Hamlets says:

      It was Ken who told the Metropolitan Railway to build the first Tube in 1855

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      • 94
        Handycock Immigrant Trafficker says:

        If you and any of your friends want to move down to Portsmouth, let me know and my ‘boys’ will house you. All members of your family here and back home are most welcome. Boaz.

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  4. 6
    CapitanoRay says:

    I really think Ken’s candidacy is one of the most shocking misjudgments by a major party in recent history. No doubt we will hear all about how insane Ken really is after the election.

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  5. 9
    Richard Murphy says:

    I was at the Palace the other day and the Queen had the audacity to interrupt me! Doesn’t she know how important I am?

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  6. 10
    Aaron D Highside says:

    Come the day, tribal lefties will turn out even for Red Ken. A rich communist, whatever next?

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  7. 11
    Mulberry's Harbour says:

    So let me try and understand.

    Ken has upset…
    Gays/lesbians
    Jews
    All other religions except Muslim as he wants London to become a centre of Islam
    The city/bankers
    Lots of Labour supporters due to his tax hypocrisy

    But he is still more popular than Ed Miliband!

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  8. 12
    Chukus Urmoney says:

    I thought I was brilliant on QT! Oh I could eat myself! One day Chukus, one day, it will all be mine I tell you!

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    • 87
      Polly Toynbeeeee says:

      Oh, you were masterful.

      The way you looked all serious and scribbled important looking notes when others were talking… it made my nipples go hard.

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  9. 13
    jgm2 says:

    As Ken discovered last week – a week is a long time in politics.

    Boris isn’t safe yet. But we must all pray that Ken is re-defeated.

    It was Boris winning the mayoral elections that got the Imbecility on the run. Ken getting re-elected will be presented as the tide turning by the wicked and malicious fuckers. Conversely, Ken getting comprehensively defeated will shake the bedwetters to the core. At the moment they’re relying on national amnesia and austerity to return them to power. A vote by 7 million people that still rejects Labour will have them shitting their trousers.

    Come on Boris.

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    • 26
      JH says:

      Just think, if Ken loses this his grasp on power may be lost forever. And who will the left replace him with? They’ve got nothing left in the bag, and they know it – once all the old dinosaurs are gone there are nothing but empty (expensive) suits like Chukky and thick opportunists like Lammy.

      What a strange creature the Ken is, to his credit he seems to have an aura of ‘right-to-power’ which is now thankfully wearing off. Doesn’t stop him coming out with electorally suicidal ramblings about wanting to turn London into a Dhimmi zone though.

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  10. 15
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Next time you pass your local asian off license just look at all the children #drinking cans and bottles
    watch as Mr Plod drives past and doesn’t even bother with them
    Theres a much more urgent “Cat stuck up a tree job” round the corner
    on the odd occasion that one of these off licence owners appears in court
    his ignorance of our laws and language usually does the trick for a quick let off
    Also look who are the main distributors of illegal booze, manufactured by their cousins !

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    • 40
      David Camoron says:

      Of course they’re exempt from our laws! We don’t want to interfere with their wonderful culture.

      Take my forthcoming law that will force all schools to teach children the joys of fishmunching and bumbanditry. Anyone who objects will go to prison. Except for wonderful cuddly muslims who will be exempt from this law, as they are from most others.

      Toodle pip!

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      • 80
        MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

        At the moment i can’t slide a fag paper between my hatred of Cameron and Brown !

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  11. 17
    50 Calibre says:

    I haven’t been in London for about 30 years. Would I recognise it?

    I know I wouldn’t recognise the inhabitants…

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  12. 18
    will says:

    I think this could be a lot closer than we think. Boris needs to explain how much ken will cost us and how much he has freezed the amount the GLA takes from us. Boris in times of austerity you need to appeal to peoples wallets, the voters are selfish (so what).

    Also pionit how much ken has cost the capital.

    the labour party could have this election in the bag if thye had given ken a title and a seat in the lords (all old socialist are partial to a title look at lord prescott). You could have picked someone sensible, thier are plenty of labour borough leaders who would want the Job.

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  13. 19
    Bugler Bert says:

    I have no doubt as to what will happen to K Lenispart after the Mayoral Election: he will deemed mentally unfit and incapable to care for himself, so will be placed under a Court Protection Order. But than the HMRC will obtain a warrant to seize all monies to pay all the tax that KL has dodged………..

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  14. 21
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Yvette Cooper(with) Ball’s doing a good job of Ripping Daves Shambolic leaking of Budget details through His friends in the press and the way they throw a big topic into parliament on a Friday (alcohol)with no prior warning
    when most of the idle fuckers have pissed off home for the weekend !

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  15. 25
    Not a spokersperson for the BBC says:

    There is still time for us to help Ken – our anti-Boris campaign is about to begin in earnest and of course, postal votes count double :)

    Thank you for your money.

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  16. 27
    Alistair Campbell says:

    I cannot wait for Ken’s gracious speech conceeding that voters have chosen Boris again.

    Pergaps if he could create an independent London banana republic he could follow Chavez’ President for life legislation. As it is he’ll just have to continue doging taxes on his income as a mouthpiece for foreign fascism.

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    • 82

      Fuck me, don’t tell me that Ken wants to tax dogging! That’s my weekend stuffed – booze too expensive now, I’ll have to go all retro 80’s and start sniffing glue again!!

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  17. 28
    Owen Jones says:

    Vote for Ken. Up the proletariat and stop demonizing the working class!

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    • 39

      Having now seen you on TV, I wish to nominate you for Britain’s first unmanned spaceflight.

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    • 68
      Some Geezer wot KNEW the kid reminded him of someone says:

      O.J. Simpleton reminds me of Hugh Laurie in one of the old Blackadder series as the Prince Regent/George IV– that character was a stupid nancy-boy git, too.

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  18. 29
    Cameron is a WANKER says:

    FFS Cameron is more Socialist than the socialists. WHAT RIGHT HAS HE GOT TO ARTIFICIALLY RAISE THE PRICE OF DRINK? This is the mad nanny state at its most maddening. Cameron you willl never get re-elected after this,

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    • 72
      MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

      It’s not the money it’s the fact it’s two days after a budget where it could have been mentioned
      It’s being used to deflect away from the taxing of pensioners
      it’s not the money
      What pisses me off more than anything is these fucking useless bastard poiticians
      Keep telling us what is right and wrong and what is good for us
      While themselves carrying on doing the the things that we are told not to
      I hate every last fuckin one of em !

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  19. 30
    the beast of charring cross rd says:

    4 floors up and never a job at the topVote for Stewart Francis
    He could crush a groper

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  20. 34
    A. Pedant says:

    I am confused – can someone help?

    “Ken Livingstone’s Labour problem”

    Does this mean

    1. Ken Livingstone is a problem for Labour?
    2. Ken doesn’t labour hard enough or too hard?
    3. The quality of Ken’s labour is suspect?
    4. Labour are a problem for Ken Livingstone?
    5. All of the above?

    I think we should be told!

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  21. 35

    ****** DON’T TELL KEN FFS!!!! ******

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  22. 38
    Gawd Help Us says:

    “One in three Labour voters fleeing from Ken”, that’s nearly as many Tory voters fleeing from Dave.

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    • 43
      David Camoron says:

      I don’t care if they flee! Good riddance, I say! Anyway, for every Conservative who abandons my Party (and it is MY party), I’m sure we’ll get 10-15 bumbandits to replace them, what what.

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  23. 41
    nellnewman says:

    Poor ken doing what he’s best at alienating people and losing support every which way.

    Then I see stella mccartney has ‘graciously’ redesigned the union jack and taken out the flag of St George. And the olympic committee hadn’t got sufficient backbone to tell her it wouldn’t do!

    And talking of silly women. Now we have theresamay making ridiculous statements about minimum priced a l c o h o l and curing the dr un k en n ess on the streets. Don’t worry theresa we shan’t be holding our breath over that one!

    Great end to the week.

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    • 59
      A. Doctor says:

      Will the House of Commons bar be affected by minimum pricing?
      Surely, they should set a minimum price which is higher than normal pub prices to curb outrageous and violent conduct by not so honourable members?

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    • 73
      A. Doctor says:

      Is there a connection here between Stella and minimum alcohol pricing?

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  24. 42
    Raving Loon says:

    Assuming you didn’t know who Ken Livingstone was, would you vote for someone who:

    1) Is seen publicly supporting with leaders who run undemocratic regimes and suppress the freedom of the press
    2) Welcomes as guests (such as Muslim clerics) who are openly anti-semitic and homphobic
    3) Even if he is not anti-semitic himself, has repeatidly used anti-semitic rhetoric
    4) Criticises tax avoidance, yet practices it himself

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    • 49
      Two-thirds of Labour voters says:

      Yeah, whatevva! Just giv us big cahncil hah-zis n benufits. An’ giv it 2uz naaah!

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  25. 45
    Angry Viewer says:

    What number do I ring to arrange a bare-knuckle fight with Owen Jones

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    • 51
      Mr Helpful says:

      I’m sure you can find his home address on the internet.

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    • 56
      Disgruntled Sheffielder says:

      You could probably blow him over. He’s nothing but a thoroughly indoctrinated leftie courtesy of his Trotskyite father. Give me child till he is seven -

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  26. 50
    Dave and George says:

    We are making sure that no one votes Conservative again. We are making most taxpayers pay 40% tax, we are raiding pensioners pensions, we are making alcohol unaffordable, we are covering the countryside with windmills and putting up electricity prices to pay for them, we are giving millionaires tax breaks and we are redefining marriage. Aren’t we doing well?

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  27. 52
    Dave says:

    I’ve got a brilliant idea. All citizens will be forced to pay more for their drinks except MPS who will have all their drinks subsidised by the citizens.

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  28. 54
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Why would anyone vote for Ken Livingstone. What does it say about people that back Livingstone. Indeed what does it say about Ed Miliband.

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  29. 62
    Religion of piss says:

    A good budget, ken on the ropes, a muzee terrorist dead. Not a bad week.

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  30. 65
    Penfold says:

    Nice to see that the previously ovine Labour voter has developed brains and thinking.

    Hopefully this election will be the death knell for Red Ken and we can concentrate on keeping Red Ed on the life support mechanism.

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  31. 90
    Taxfodder says:

    OR…

    it could be that Ken is a odious little turd that sensible people can’t bring themselves to vote for…

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  32. 92
    Douglas Cameron ( no relation) says:

    Well look, I mean if it all goes “pudenda up ” for dear old Ken he can always go back to his speeches , columns and his old Saturday morning billet at my old radio station — London’s Biggest Conflagration .

    Siphon all the earnings through the Tortola ( B V I ) Trading Emporium and he should be okay till Grim Reaper appears .

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  33. 99
    It's simple really says:

    I mean no harm – I just don’t want to be rogered by his toger!

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