November 16th, 2012

Apathy All Round: The Stats So Far

The people have spoken, and the undoubted winner of last night’s by-elections and PCC plebiscites is the increasingly anti-politics Guidoisation of the British public. Here are the key stats so far:

  • Ed’s former deputy chief of staff Lucy Powell took Manchester Central with a turnout of 18.2%, the lowest turnout in a by-election since the Second World War.
  • The Tories lost their deposit, and only beat UKIP by five votes.
  • Almost 75% chose not to vote as Labour held Cardiff South.
  • Tory Angus MacPherson won the Wiltshire PCC election on a turnout of 15.8%.
  • Turnout in Coventry for the West Midlands PCC election was 10.9%.
  • Some polling stations have reported turnout as low as 3%.

Meanwhile UKIP’s odds in Corby have come in from 120/1 to 6/1 and Prezza is under pressure…


  1. 1
    None of the above says:

    Shows that my moniker is correct

  2. 2
    Polling station? How twentieth century says:

    My vote wouldn’t have shown up in a polling station count as I had a postal vote (which I used. I voted independent).

  3. 3
    Anonymous says:

    A bit of apathy would do the country good, too many interfering arseholes.

  4. 4
    Kebab Time says:

    Stop voting!!! you only encourage them! (politicians)

  5. 5
    Common Purpose says:

    As it is written

  6. 6
    Polling station? How twentieth century says:

    Not if you vote for a non-politician!

  7. 7
    BBC says:

    Did you say interfering with arseholes?

  8. 8
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    I wonder what percentage was postal votes?

  9. 9
    The only way is arse-sex says:

  10. 10
    Pansy Potter says:

    Who were those five idiot voters.

  11. 11
    Mustaffa Election Win says:

    I posted all of my family’s 2500 votes in Central Manchester. Amazing how roomy a one-bed council flat can be.

  12. 12
    Tower Hamlets postal votes says:

    Just wait if you think the electorate is disenfranchised.

  13. 13
    Anonymous says:

    And that.

  14. 14
    Argur Sixpence says:

    Trouble is the elections still count and the self serving bastards carry on as before.
    Get the tumbils rolling….

  15. 15
    John of Hull says:

    I’m apa … athap ….. pathapet . . . thap … HUNGRY!

  16. 16
    The times they are a changing says:

    So yesterdays voting was an outstanding success, so we will be told, hope they are crossing their fingers when they lie their fkin heads off to us, LibLabCon the one party to believe in, NOT.

  17. 17
    Tom Tomos says:

    BBC reporting that one polling station in Newport had no votes cast at all.

  18. 18
    Adolf Hilter says:

    I’ve always believed in low turn outs.

    So much easier to get elected

  19. 19
    Labour voting lazy arsed hoon says:

    I was gunna post that but I CBA

  20. 20
    The Prophet says:

    I’ve met Michael Fucking Parkinson

  21. 21
    Anonymous says:

    Looking at the results, will there be any LD MP(s) are next general election?

  22. 22
    Bob Ainsworths Burger Van says:

    Fancy a beef burger and side fries?

  23. 23
    Michael Parkinson says:

    I’ve met hundreds of interesting people but I don’t remember you.

  24. 24
    Abu hava Qatada says:

    Just sat watching all the Downton Abbeys I missed during my recent stay at your Monarch’s pleasure.

  25. 25
    Call me ‘Dave’ says:

    Good Morning!

    Today, I wish to be known as

    The Slippery Shit who doesn’t know his VichyArse from his Quisling Elbow and whose winning strategies you see in action toady.

    Thank you.

  26. 26
    Halibut Hall says:

    How did Sooty and Sweep get into this?

  27. 27
    Ex-Tory says:

    When prisoners get the vote, they will probably get to choose their own Police Commissioner at this rate.

    Another f**king disaster for Dave.

  28. 28
    Papadop says:

    Yes, another staggering success for desperate Dave.

    Bring the boys home from Affie like Pantsdown says and redeploy them to make a military coup.

  29. 29
    Chris Bryant MP says:

    What did you think of them?

    I just love the period feel

  30. 30
    Steve Miliband says:

    If Prescott loses it will be £100m well spent

  31. 31
    Newport News says:

    There are reports that one polling station in Newport reutrned an empty ballot box because nobody had voted!

  32. 32
    Slimy Chuck-a-Butty says:

    Your moniker is illegal

  33. 33
    Oops says:

    1054: Wayne David Labour MP for Caerphilly

    tweets: In Caerphilly there were 2.5% of votes spoilt. Many people were deliberately spoiling their ballot paper. This election has been shambolic.

  34. 34

    No Monster Raving Loony Party at Corby.

    Good wishes for a return to good health for Lord Toby Jug’s family.

  35. 35
    Newport says:

  36. 36
    Abu Qatada says:

    Although they were OK, I much preferred the movie 10,000 BC as it just felt like better times.

  37. 37
    himindoors says:

    I know (well at least I think I do) the idea of the “Big Society” was the basic premise to have a smaller state, and a bigger society. How does putting more layers of political influence/interference into state institutions fit in with this, exactly?

  38. 38
    Call me Dave says:

    So who won?

  39. 39
    Abu hava Qatada says:

    I think your country was quite quaint back then. Do notice however, there aren’t many Muslims in the show and I shall be writing to Diane Abbott to complain about the unfairness and inequality in the programme.

    The frocks were nice though, and the beards and sideburns oooooo.

  40. 40
    Another ex-Tory says:

    Prisoners – and get to mete out their own punishments too – muzzo style

  41. 41
    Right Wing Looney Tune From The 1970s says:

    Why do you think they are being laid off as fast as he can manage it?

  42. 42
    BeeBoid says:

  43. 43
    Chris Bryant MP says:

    My favourite film is “My Beautiful Laundrette”

    Or is it “Bare Arse Mountain”….

    I forget

  44. 44
    Teresa May says:

    I have considered my position and have decided to set up a committee.

  45. 45
    Mark Oaten says:

    I think my favourite was that musical by Pete Townsend… What was it now… Oh yes ‘coprophelia’. Eaton was splendid in those shoes.

  46. 46
    Boyo says:

    It did have some ballot papers in it but the Taff c’unts ate them.

  47. 47
    The People says:

    The people have spoken

  48. 48
    Prince Kropotkin says:

    We did

  49. 49
    Anjem Chowdry says:

    Abu mate, glad you have watched it as I missed it.
    Here is a question for you, as it was just before the war so therefore poppies didn’t exist, what did they burn to keep warm?

  50. 50
    Abu hava Qatada says:

    Have you got a space for me? In the interests of racial harmony.

  51. 51
    Chris Bryant MP says:

    No Africans or rap singers either. So typical of life under the Tories.

    I’m going to make a statement in the House and call David Cameron a liar again.

  52. 52
    Give this voter a medal says:

  53. 53
    I don't nee d no doctor says:

    Strange that the BBC haven’t mentioned the low turnout for Manchester Central. Now why would that be?
    Susanne Reid on BBC Breakfast was so anti tory this morning. She was talking to Damian Green about the conservative win in Wiltshire. She threw one arm up and said “a conservative won” in a derogatory tone. The BBC lefties just can’t help themselves. I think she is missing her cushy London lifestyle.
    Susanne, just think yourself lucky you have such a high paid job, it’s not hard reading auto-que for a living you know.

  54. 54
    I don't nee d no doctor says:

    Is it on Philip Shofields list?

  55. 55
    I don't nee d no doctor says:

    If I was Home Secertary, Q

  56. 56
    The Great Helmsman Xi Jinping says:

    When the people no longer vote in a democracy,

    It is time to wind up democracy with one million elastic bands

    As you do Mr Gouido….

  57. 57
    Auto Cutey says:

    You are so right, and Salford is such a shitty place

  58. 58
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    I don’t vote for bellends.

    That isn;t the same as apathy

  59. 59
  60. 60
    I don't nee d no doctor says:

    …….Qatada would be in Jordan now. Signed Yvette feigning sincerety Cooper.

  61. 61
    Only asking says:

    What is the Welsh for waste of time?

  62. 62
    The Great Helmsman Xi Jinping says:

    I might add, when the State broadcaster only lies and defames,

    It is time to wind up the state broadcaster with…(you know the rest)…

    Tannnk you for your attention

    I must now get on with taking over the Western world…

  63. 63
    Synic says:

    Dave — got a rocket left over from 5th. Nov.? — then stick it up your arse and light the blue touchpaper — and feck off into the black hole with Brown.

    Approx. 85% of the electorate are totally pissed off with you and all your corrupt Westminster associates.

  64. 64
    blakey says:

    that no one turned up to opn the door may account for that.

  65. 65
    Teresa May says:

    Why not? The more the merrier.

  66. 66
    Boyo says:


  67. 67
    Susanna says:

    But you try waking up in fucking Salford every weekday morning. Roll on the weekend and London.

  68. 68
    Mark Oaten says:

    Oooooh you are so forceful would you like to shit in my mouth?

  69. 69
    None of the above says:

    Any jobs?

  70. 70
    None of the Above says:

    Did we win?

  71. 71
    The 65 residents of a one bedroom flat, in a Labour 'core voter' area says:

    We agree.

  72. 72
    The public says:

    Let’s make them redundant, which is what they are.

  73. 73
    ...and added bad news says:

    And even some of the 15% who turned up to vote think you are crap too.

  74. 74
    None of the above says:

    Get your own moniker

  75. 75
    Synic says:

    What proportion of the votes cast were deliberately spoiled ballot papers? Mine included.

  76. 76
    Dave the Rave, surrounded by criminals says:

    Democracy won…

    God bless her cotton socks…

  77. 77
    Ed Millibandwagon says:

    I demand a judge led inquiry

  78. 78
    8illy 8owden, the world's greatist umplre says:

    Not surprising, really. Most of Newport is boarded-up. It’s a real shithole.

  79. 79
    Anonymous says:

    Not even the candidates voted for themselves then? That IS bad.

  80. 80
    Broadsword calling Danny Boy says:

    Looks like it’s going to be a landslide for the Abstention party. Unfortunately no matter how well they do in the vote they never seem to get representation. Call this a bloody democracy?

  81. 81
    Sally B says:

    Weekend central London rooms to let. Not suitable for those who are sensitive to Bongs

  82. 82
    Dai Cymro says:

    Gwastraff amser. Literally “waste time” as there’s no word for “of” in Welsh (the English c’unts stole it).

  83. 83
    Broadsword calling Danny Boy says:

    Me too. Me too!

  84. 84
    Another Engineer says:

    I think Andrew Neil hit on one of the reasons last night.

    There was no election in London. Therefore none of the national media were interested.

    I agree that this shouldn’t really be party political. The police are, however, already politicised, and at least this makes it explicit rather than being hidden by appointment.

  85. 85
    Editor of the Tatler says:

    So we have another chic lite

    Ex bag-carrier for Empty Ed?

    She must be quite an addition to our national debate…

  86. 86
    Bee Boyd says:

    2.5% in Caerphilly.

  87. 87
    An Aesthete says:

    You should be demanding plastic surgery

  88. 88
    An attractive sheep says:

    Fy hofrenfad yn llawn llyswennod

  89. 89
    Jimmy says:

    Cost of PPC elections: 100m quid

    Another omnishambles: Priceless.

    Surely even you lot don’t want another two and a half years of this.

  90. 90
    8illy 8owden, the world's greatist umplre says:

    The Welsh Assembly Government.

  91. 91
    Gordon Brown - saviour of the world says:

    Yes it brings a tear to my glass eye

  92. 92
    Bogeyman says:

    Perhaps because the Welsh Language Society ordered people to boycott it on grounds of discrimination. There’s no X in the Welsh alphabet.

  93. 93
    Quisling Dave says:



    At the Corby by-election count, BBC political correspondent Robin Brant says early stacks show Labour leading the Tories by more than two to one.

  94. 94
    Editor of Twinky News says:

    Let us have a vote on q u e e r marriages

    We are quite sure 1% of the population will vote (us)

  95. 95
    Gordon Brown says:

    It started in America

  96. 96
    Sally of the alley says:

    ” Post is late this morning dear”

  97. 97
    misterneddy says:

    Well, if all those who did not vote decided to confine the tories, labour and lib-dems to the history books, all they would have to do is turn up to vote for an independent and all three big parties would be totally finished.

    When all three combined, can only get 20% of the electorate, then the other 80% should be able to finish of those old 20th century parties in one fell swoop at the next general election.

  98. 98
    John Ward says:

    All 88% of the Silent Majority have spoken wih one slent voice. They will not be heard.
    If only PCCs stood for paedophile-catching coppers.
    Everyone forgets now that McScalpine has got his BBC bonus that no perpetrators to do with North Wales have been apprehended, as such.
    Joni the Grand McAlpine Tweetathon to dislodge the £185,000 from his Lordship’s untainted hands and donate it to Children in Need..

  99. 99
    I told you so says:

    I wonder if the Great Coalition of All the Talents will be able to do anything that does not become an immediate OmniShables in their dying days…

  100. 100
    Epic Fail says:

    The turnout when Hitler was elected was 71.6% numbnuts.

  101. 101
    The public says:

    The key phrase there is ‘in a democracy’.

  102. 102
    Yeahbut says:

    Do you think the beeboids

    (a) live in Salford
    (b) live in Alderley Edge and get to claim a taxi fare into work every day

  103. 103
    Anonymous says:

    The results speak for themselves, no real choice in this country, it’s the EU omnishambles, AGW, the science is settled’ fuckwittery and gay marriages for all.

  104. 104
    Sir William W says:

    If the turnout at a parliamentary election is less than 30% they should declare a null result and the constituency woud have no MP until next time.

  105. 105
    Gordon Brown says:

    I soiled my ballot paper

  106. 106
    Max By Graves says:

    He should be demanding brain surgery

  107. 107
    A Teacher says:

    Don’t knock it – it’s a rare day off work for us!

  108. 108
    A BBC halfwit says:

    Can we count the toothbrushes, to confirm they actually live there?

  109. 109
    The public says:

    3 votes? Not much of a turnout.

  110. 110
    Stan says:

    Compared with 28.4% unnumbnuts.

  111. 111
    Moslem and Catholic says:

    How true. It’s the only form of contraception we’re allowed.

  112. 112
    Abu hava Qatada says:

    Mrs Q off to Harrods to choose new curtains this afternoon , I’m favouring the ones like in Downton Abbey.

    Will be writing to Diane Abbott again to complain about not being allowed to go along. Suppose I’ll just nip down the Mosque and get the brothers warmed up.

    Looking forward the new house though.

  113. 113
    Nadine says:

    Good idea.

  114. 114
    Investment Wanker (about to be fired) says:

    I learn about places I had never heard of on this blog

    They are mostly unpronouncable as well

    Oh well, I suppose they are still shagging sheep there to keep themselves amused…

  115. 115
    Arthur Sixpence says:

    Goes with your soiled reputation

  116. 116
    Stan says:

    >a rare day off work


  117. 117
    Dai Cymro says:

    While that’s true I have seen the word “xenoffobaidd” in a magazine.

  118. 118
    Another teacher says:

    It usually is. But this time they erected a teeny little polling station in the school grounds. Low turnout expected…

  119. 119
    Phill the Greek says:

    I agree

    With Prince H as Great Leader

    (preferably with his trousers UP this time)

  120. 120
    The post office says:

    We can’t deliver to ‘ hiding under the bed ‘

  121. 121
    Here's Wishing Humberside A Merry Christmas says:

    Here comes Fatty with his sack o’ shit…

  122. 122
    Anonymous says:

    after apathy comes grief.

  123. 123
    Sark O'Zee says:

    Mon aéroglisseur est plein d’anguilles.

  124. 124
    Liam Byrne MP says:


    Loose change my friend. Loose change.

  125. 125
    Sian Williams says:

    No, they still live in London and claim for airfare. Only fair.

    Wish I’d not been such a snob and left brekkie, I do so much miss my humorous moments with Bill on the sofa.

  126. 126
    Jack says:

    Why is Corby taking so long?

    Can’t they count up there?

  127. 127
    Stan says:

    For non Welsh speakers (i.e. nearly everyone), that translates as “the Dynarod man just shat on my lawn”.

  128. 128
    Jack says:

    Is there censorship here?

  129. 129
    What's my job ? says:

    The polling station was probably the closest you have been to westminster in a month you good for nothing lazy sponging mong.

  130. 130
    Anonymous says:

    And when he was re-elected.


  131. 131
    Is this vacuous woman thick or what? says:

  132. 132
    Archer Karcher says:

    Here’s a few clues why Newport is such a doss house town.

    Newport East MP: Labour.

    Newport West MP: Labour.

    Newport Council: Labour.

    Socialist shithole.

  133. 133
    Anonymous says:

    from apathy comes grief.
    from fear comes desire.
    we are at different stages of the cycle.

  134. 134
    Sick of the greed and lies(still) says:

    There was no independant candidate for Northumbria. There was only the 4 main parties. Well, 3 main parties and the LD’s.

  135. 135 says:

    The Chinese have the right idea.

  136. 136 says:

    0% turnout LOL!!!

  137. 137
    Stan says:

    Is the taxpayer giving you a new set of wheels, Abu? A Range Rover Evoque (armour plated, with tinted windows) would suit you nicely.

  138. 138
    Sick of the greed and lies(still) says:

    Independent. Grr. I hate bad spelling!

  139. 139
    smoggie says:

    Yes, bring back Labour to finish the goatfuck they started.

  140. 140 says:

    A Portaloo would have done here

  141. 141
    Jimmy says:

    So the problem is not enough parties to the right of the tories?

    It’s a theory I suppose.

  142. 142
    albacore says:

    Well, it looks like the nation decided
    The LibLabCons had to be derided
    And a bloody good job the folks made of it
    Reckon Parliament will take the hint and quit?

  143. 143
  144. 144
    Ed Balls - Cooper says:

    It gives me heart to think there are morons around that think Labour could do a better job.

  145. 145
    Common Purpose Director says:

    We’re worried that our profile seems to be getting a little too much prominence this morning in the Mail. Please, all our supporters, remember we win via apathy and subtle behind the scenes moves, not by headlines in newspapers.

  146. 146
    Roger says:

    with a big fucking bulls eye target on top.

  147. 147 says:

    Same happened all over China

  148. 148
    Smoking dope makes the trees grow says:

    Deep man, deep.

  149. 149
    Cicero says:

    navis volitans mea anguillis plena est

  150. 150 says:

    Big Society was a cynical pile of shit invented by the vacuous Cameron, and it got what it deserved.

  151. 151
  152. 152
    Weygand says:

    The trouble with apathy is – Oh I can’ be arsed.

  153. 153
    Plawn clacker wiv dat says:

    Kill the opposition.

  154. 154
    Bogeyman says:

    Presumably this means xenophobia, a condition affecting most Taffs.

  155. 155
    Abu hava Qatada says:

    Stan? Does your name start with Stan? Or end innit.

  156. 156 says:

    If we had just put him on a plane to Jordan, would there be protests on the streets?
    I doubt it.

    Just do it, Cameron, it might win you a heap of votes.

  157. 157
    Arthur Sixpence says:

    Yes. Next question.

  158. 158
    I quite liked GB when it was homogenous says:

    Doesn’t work with the lower races, everybody knows they don’t clean their teeth.

  159. 159
    No one is immune to settler lunacy says:

    I thought Guido is a christian? Forget the arabs, what about the christians who suffer?

  160. 160
    Abu hava Qatada says:

    That’s why she’s not answering my letters. This woman has no shame, taking taxpayers money like that. I demand an even bigger house and a nice box of custard creams.

  161. 161
    Duty pedant says:

    It’s Susanna and it’s autocue.

  162. 162
    Boyo says:

    How much does Diane claim for food, and not just tea and biscuits!

  163. 163
    Bogeyman says:

    Wasteful, Diane? You mean not enough calories to the pound.

  164. 164
    Fabian socialist 'Call Me Dave' Cameron says:

    ‘The Big Society’ = ‘The Great Society’. Google it.

  165. 165
    ? says:

    Jimmy is that the cost of the election or does it include the fat salaries?

  166. 166
    Voter says:

    The people of Corby aren’t going to be conned again…

  167. 167
    young male lamb says:

    We don’t like elastic bands.

  168. 168
    Chief Superintendent Boot says:

    Sssssssh! Don’t give the game away. Chatham Rules and all that.

  169. 169
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Set a good example for us, Diane old gal. Give them up altogether– or bring them from home (and don’t claim them on expenses, FFS!) Whatever you do, don’t leave them in Liz Kendall’s fridge (but you know all about that, don’t you?). You might want to get Pickles to sign on as well and make this non-partisan.

  170. 170
    8illy 8owden, the world's greatist umplre says:

    Actually, they just stole the ‘f’.

    (It’s ‘o’. As in ‘Gwastraff o amser’.)

  171. 171
    Susanna says:

    You don’t think I wake up on the early morning flight up to Salford do you?

    How ghastly that would be – being awake on a plane to Manchester with common people!

  172. 172
    Chris Bryant MP says:

    Sorry but I recycle all my shit to generate power for my electric toothbrush.

  173. 173
    Frank's son says:

    Big Society is a concept which expects people to volunteer their time and services for free. Failed politicians not included. Hence the need for an extra layer of expensive (read troughing) public funded, high ranking busy bodies..

  174. 174
    The Maundering Old Fart In The Pub says:

    Heh-heh, that’s a good’un, Sunny Jim, but that ain’t the way I heard it; the way I heard it goes like:

    “They say the two biggest problems in society today are ignorance and apathy.
    Well, I don’t really know, nor do I give a toss.”

  175. 175
    Boyo says:

    -uck o–

  176. 176
    MB. says:

    I read a comment from someone who worked in one polling station, he said 3% of their register voted in the police elections (not including postal votes).

  177. 177
    Simon Hughes says:

    We will hold the balance of power mate!

  178. 178
    YorkshireLad says:

    I bet the response will be “We didn’t get our message accross” rather than “We are all a bunch of meddling b@stards and the public don’t trust us”

  179. 179
    Modbot says:

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  180. 180
    Another Investment Wanker etc. says:

    It’s not a place, it’s a cheese, silly.

  181. 181
    Chimping Keith says:

    2 labour MPs resigned, so they could stand in the PCC election.
    Whats the total cost of these two by-elections?
    Send the fucking bill to fucking Wallace and his party of fucking monging Hunhes.

  182. 182
    dunstall says:

    Politics at its lowest ebb in modern times,whos to blame? The political class corrupt,self serving and totally out of tune with the electorate as Livingstone once said if voting made a difference they would ban it the only time ive ever agreed with Citezen Ken

  183. 183
    BBC Person says:

    OK, as long as we can take our percentage.

  184. 184
    Algie says:

    You are Rupert Bear and I want your boots.

  185. 185
    dunstall says:

    one of the many socialist shitholes in Britain

  186. 186
    Citizen Shovealong says:

    “CitIzen” mon brave.

  187. 187
    morning glory says:

    I was too busy trying to get a glimpse of her snatch that I never heard a word she said

  188. 188
    self interest rules says:

    They are no better than that dull selfish tramp Mensch

  189. 189
    Living in 98 percent white Merseyside (with a view towards 99% white N. Wales) says:

    Where? I don’t think you mean Liverpool or Birkenhead.

  190. 190
    Disgusted of Wormwood Scrubs says:

    Yesterday I tried to find out who were the candidates in my region, but the one major website was down due to heavy traffic.
    Eventually I found there were 7 candidates, four from parties and the others independent but of 3 cultures, white middle aged woman, afro-caribbean man, and asian man.
    Went to the polls and absolutely no information on the candidates.
    Registration system had a first and a second choice, but the polling staff did not know how it worked.
    A woman voter offered me the information from the centrefold of a local newspaper, but luckily I had found a website that gave the candidates their own personal messages.
    None of the candidates were ideal, so I chose the only independent woman as at least she had been in the real world of industry and policing.
    This must be the worst UK national voting operation in living memory, if not for ever. Third world Pakistan do it better.

  191. 191
    dunstall says:

    Typo error really p….. Off

  192. 192
  193. 193
    Prezza's trousers says:

    I spend all day covering up a socialist shithole.

  194. 194
    Stalin's Ghost says:

    Oh no you didn’t.

  195. 195
    Swansea resident says:

    Oi !!

  196. 196
    HenryV says:

    I didn’t realise there were a couple of by-elections too.

    Let’s hope UKIP win in Corby.

  197. 197
    Big Momma says:

    Layabout Liebor edukashun did not teach how to use the X.

  198. 198
    John Redwood MP says:

    Took the words right out of my mouth

  199. 199
    HenryV says:

    I do wonder what will happen when some “patriot” decides to take somebody like Qatada out. As the Islamic minority continues to sit centre stage (I bet to the displeasure of many of them who are good people and want a quiet life) it can be only a matter of time. Frightening stuff.

  200. 200
    Jorgia Go'auld says:

    If you stop voting they will only get worse. It would be Jack Dromeys all around for Labour

  201. 201
    Barrymore says:


  202. 202
    Pauline, John's wronged glamorous wifie. says:

    My John will win as it is our Labour heartland.
    We will be feeding on pork pies and fish and chips at public expense for the next 3 years – we are magnificent royalty and the police will obey our every whim.

  203. 203
    Barry Soetero says:

    106% of them for Obama

  204. 204
    Barry Soetero says:

    Nadine Dorris distracts with her more important election

  205. 205
    John Bellingham says:

    Funnily enough, I was watching her today and thought that she must need specs. She had an awful time trying to read her lines and fluffed a few times.
    (Don’t, please post about her skills at fluffing)

  206. 206
    Chatham (Kent) Resident says:

    That’s CHATHAM HOUSE rules, dingbat. Chatham rules mean that you get your head kicked in if my benefits are delayed again.

  207. 207

    He should be demanding a brain.

  208. 208
    Anonymous says:

    when the global looters leave us empty handed then we are going to grieve.
    big society or small society.
    we will need each other,

  209. 209
    *gulps* says:

    Couln’t care much about apathy.

  210. 210
    NE Frontiersman says:

    They should have started this thing in London: Walthamstow High St ward had a 125% turnout at the last election, which would have set a good example.

  211. 211
    And another thing says:

    When I turned up to spoil my ballot paper yesterday I found that it asked for a first and a secomd choice.

    So well publicised was this election that mobody bothered to inform us that had changed the voting system too!

    What’s next – rigged postal voting?

  212. 212
    Breaking news says:

    Northumbria goes completely tonto. Vera Baird elected as Police Commissioner.


  213. 213
    dunstall says:

    What do you expect from the North East ? if they put up a monkey,and they have a few,they would vote Labour.

  214. 214
    Sol Yushuns says:

    Perhaps they know Rio, Anton and Ash?

  215. 215
    Ron says:

    unlike Sir Dimwit of Whitney who has to ask for help signing the voting paper for some eton educated tory twat he’s never heard of

  216. 216
    Sol Yushuns says:

    Yes, that’s why the Yanks voted again for him.

  217. 217
    sarah says:

    Quite agree. What’s the matter with people. I dont understand this reluctance to vote for anything other than the usual 3. Surely an overwhelming vote for independents would have been a bigger kick in the balls to the whole miserable lot of them than abstaining.

  218. 218
    Sol Yushuns says:

    Indeed – and they have to do it extremely carefilly too..

  219. 219
    Tom Catesby says:

    Aren’t all these low turnouts, reflecting the Public mistrust and disgust with the political whore class and the corrupt hangers on, just what they want? Apathy is great news, the Public stays away and they stay in power.Snouts in trough, nothing changes.

  220. 220
    Tom Catesby says:

    By the way, just how low does a vote for a ‘winning’ candidate have to be before Cameroon will not call it a ‘mandate’?

  221. 221
    Tom Catesby says:

    F***ing hell! I hope the London radio station concerned has got their biscuit barrel under lock and key, before Slabbutt turns up!

  222. 222
    Tom Catesby says:

    Yeah, seeing as how only about twelve or so will bother to vote.

  223. 223
    Tom Catesby says:

    Re: Dearden’s remarks concerning what was seen written on a ballot paper. Unless the law was changed, I understand it contravenes the official secrets act. Maybe you could check this Guido?

  224. 224
    A Mullah Writes says:

    Either lock him up or f*** him off Cameron!

  225. 225
    An old pit pony says:

    Just the kind of mandate Cameroon was talking about!

  226. 226
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    I cannot for the life of me understand this political apathy, when there are MP’s of my quality representing their constituents, baffling. Boaz.

  227. 227
    keredybretsa says:

    Well it’s Pissed Off Politics innit?

  228. 228
  229. 229
    Jimmy R says:

    As low as 3%? I understand there was one polling station for the PCC stupidity where the turnout was zero, and that was voters, not percentages. I’m not sure where it was but the people there are obviously too intelligent to fall for a pathetic political gimmick.

  230. 230
    Anonymous says:

    Here’s the REAL story! Batman fares strongly in Bristol!

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