November 27th, 2013

UKIP on 30% in South Thanet

Retiring Tory MP Laura Sandys was well-liked in parliament but an arch-Europhile and a dripping wet, so South Thanet always offered potential for Farage. Now she is standing down there is no incumbency factor either, and a seat-specific poll from Survation has the Tories down 20 points in third place on 28%.

Labour are up in first in 35%, though it is UKIP’s 24 point increase to 30%, just 5 points behind Labour, that is interesting. Arguably most worryingly for Cameron, 78% of UKIP voters said they wouldn’t vote Tory even if there was no UKIP candidate and 52% said they did not care if Miliband became PM. Voting purple puts red in, and the Tories are so far completely failing to convince voters of the consequences…

Via Survation and Mike Smithson.

273 Comments

  1. 1
    Vote UKIP says:

    Give it a try, if they get somewhere, then great, if they don’t well it doesn’t matter who else gets in, they’re all the fucking same scheming bastards, that will keep us in the EU and allow more mass immigration.

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      Steve Miliband says:

      High spending, Euro loving, immigration friendly Labour are the same as the Tories? Really?

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      • 9
        Wait - what! says:

        Well, here’s your opportunity to point out the differences.
        You may phone a friend.

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        • 12
          Balls Up says:

          The differences are subtle, but real nonetheless!
          Ed Balls as Chancellor, throwing our hard earned around like confetti?
          They have even pledged to restore that most absurd of benefits, the EMA!

          The Tories have lost the plot, but Labour do have a genuine plot and it is to finish the job of destroying this country!

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          • Vote UKIP - don't let your granny freeze says:

            Vote Tory, get Miliband.

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          • Wait - what! says:

            Continued subsidies for windmills
            HS2
            Help to buy
            Increasing funding for childcare
            QE

            I give you confetti Sir.

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          • Dave's Doubled the Debt says:

            £11 billion annual foreign aid, to countries with space programmes and nuclear weapons. If that isn’t chucking our money around like confetti, nothing is.

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          • Vote UKIP - don't let your granny freeze says:

            Not forgetting Dave wanting Turkey to join the EU and open our doors to 75 million Turkish Muslims.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Any differences between Labour and the Conservatives are inconsequential, any differences that do exist are confetti like.

            If you make the mistake of voting conservative,

            You’re voting Roma

            You’re voting EU

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          • Dontvoteforanyofthem says:

            Voting purple does not get you red in that seat. UKIP are in second place there so voting tory splits the anti labour vote. Vote Blue, get red!

            The tories in that constituency should vote UKIP to stop labour.

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          • Dontvoteforanyofthem says:

            “The Tories have lost the plot, but Labour do have a genuine plot and it is to finish the job of destroying this country!”

            Well if the choice is between electing a government that will quickly and swiftly kill this country (labour) and a government that will allow it to die kicking and screaming (tory) then I would prefer it to be quick.

            labour and tory alike will continue giving power, sovereignty and our law-making ability, and will complete the task of turning this once free, independent, sovereign country in to a supine, controlled, subservient client of a profoundly anti-democratic EU Oligarchy.

            I, however, will not be voting to kill this country at all, and will vote for a cure instead. I will vote for a sovereign, independent, self-ruling country. The only way to do that is to vote UKIP.

            Are you voting for the kill, or the cure?

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      • 17
        Cinna says:

        Pretty much, yes.

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        • 38
          Anonymous says:

          Tories must stop splitting the UKIP vote

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          Er..hello? says:

          They hate Ukip more.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Think you need to learn the difference between “most people” and “most people I know”

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          • Another Anonymous says:

            Er.. etc
            I do value your opinion, but you would add credence by appending the source for your assertion “people generally” in any context.
            Thanks.

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          • Ericbana says:

            Sorry Er hello,not sure who you are talking to, I speak to people from a wide demographic students to retirees,professional and manual !private and public sector and its a Very long time since I met anyone who thought UKIP were anything but a breath of fresh air,you are in denial or have a very limited social circle.

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          • GOSSSNELL says:

            YOU KNOW NOTHING YOU TORY SUPPORTER!!! I HAVE GOT YOUR MEASURE, COME OUT YOU COWARD AND SHOW YOUR COLOURS , OR ARE THEY PURE YELLOW!!!! VOTE UKIP!!!

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      • 89
        Who Want's Some! says:

        Yes! Do keep up old fruit the EU cabal includes all three main parties. Labour will simply spend you cash on different bits of the EU Gosplan to the Tories. Both will willingly devolve more powers from Parliament to the EU People’s Congress. Dave will let in as many of the new EU citizens as he’s told to. Just wait till Turkey joins! UKIP are the last chance to defeat the EU fanatics not by winning the next GE but by remove Dave and then with their strong electoral polling narrow a Millibean administrations scope of action. I’m sure Labour will piss cash away and cock up with 3 years that will sink them for good and let a Conservative Party that is lead by real conservative win outright.

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        • 120
          David Cameron touched me in my special place says:

          The flaw in your plan is that there are no real Conservatives left.

          And what, precisely, is it that they are conserving, other than their own backsides and personal fortunes?

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          • Anonymous says:

            Then don’t vote Conservative.

            It only encourages more EU, more Roma, more windmills, more gay marriage

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          • Who Want's Some! says:

            The defeat of Cameron would trigger the liberation of views that are constrained in the party at present and give clear indication to all parties that the EU project has to be ended. This will be a bloody mess but I think the outcome will see new leadership and a political philosophy that really is a conservative one. I guess the alternative is accept the EU and the end of England.

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          • God created you in his own image and likeness says:

            There is no “special place”.

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        dont pay your taxes says:

        a few people have made the point on this site recently about not paying taxes over. That’s a really good point, it’s the only way short of 2 million marching on Westminster to have your voice heard. Talk with your money and they might just listen

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      • 115
        A person says:

        Yes. Have a look around you. The Coalition are achieving nothing. Public debts have rocketted, British money spent to bail out European failures, the country has been flooded with immigrants.

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      • 247
        Waking up and smelling the coffee says:

        High spending, Euro loving, immigration friendly Tories are the same as Labour?

        It took you a while but you’re getting there.

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      • 251
        Bill says:

        High spending, Euro loving, immigration friendly Labour are exactly the same as high spending, Euro loving, immigration friendly Tories.

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    • 43
      Popeye says:

      Cameron’s most recent statement, he wants to limit the numbers, he wants to curb their claims on benefits, he wants the moon.
      He knows and we know that Brussels will not allow what he wants, so he has a choice. He closes our borders until Brussels agrees or he calls an immediate referendum.
      You’ll note he never says what he will do, only what he wants. Shifty specimen eh?

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    • 48
      Fu Man Chu says:

      The Chinese have stated their authority over the the east and south china seas WW3 seems to be getting closer. The Americans should pull back and let them have it its only a load od shite anyway. Concentrate on the the west and build a technological marvel that will eclipse these bastards and leave them to their own shite

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      • 137
        Vote blue get red says:

        This has been overlooked by the MSM, I dare say as there is not a celebrity getting pregnant or having a tattoo.
        It’s not as if there is any history between China and Japan.
        Head for the hills…

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      • 144
        Armchair Civilian says:

        There are still a few months to go. The Liaoning doesn’t have all its planes operational quite yet.

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    • 131
      http://bit.ly/1cuhlFW says:

      Dave knows what the answer is, unless he’s even thicker than we give him credit for.

      But will he ever do it ?
      No, of course he won’t, and that’s because Dave is a complete and utter fraud, a lying thieving cunt who is a traitor to the UK.
      All Dave cares about is lining his own pockets and those of his chums at our expense.

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      • 136
        David Cameron touched me in my special place says:

        Don’t forget the vital importance of bumsex. I haven’t.

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        • 224
          Dave Likes a Big One Up the Arse says:

          Your right to say it’s vital! I love it and anyone that says putting your c_ck up another man’s waste pipe is disgusting is a homophobic swivel eyed loon!

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      • 254
        Let's Get Out says:

        I hear that Barry Obama may fly over, to help out Red-Ed. He needs help. But then so does Call Me Dave, and poor old Cleggy.

        UKIP is the ONLY Option left.

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    • 220
      Jabez says:

      More than an issue about immigration. Do not vote for UKippy – keep us in Europe.

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    • 253
      Let's Get Out says:

      If you don’t vote UKIP, you need serious medical attention!! I am joking, of course.

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    • 261
      Hands off England's Green & Pleasant hills, Cameron says:

      Blair & Pressa got fat cat developers having a profits feeding frenzy on the English countryside.

      Cameron & Boles are doing the same.

      Both nulab and nucon are intent on dragging England into another Freddy Mac/ Fanny May housing boom/bust.

      So no difference there…

      except Boles is even more obnoxious than Pressa at his worst.

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    • 271
      Anonymous says:

      Here, here, and stop splitting the vote tories, back off and watch UKIP mop the floor with labour.

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  2. 2
    Gawain says:

    Rather makes it an interesting three way marginal. That Labour vote is weak, and I can see Thanet Tories votoing UKIP as the way to stop Labour

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      Man from the street says:

      Good morning Mr Towler.

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    • 87
      Old Hal says:

      Guido, you don’t say Liebore are on ONLY 28% in a currently Tory seat, well I never in third position, Ukip has taken backing from all 3 current main parties, it remains to be seen if they can stay a cohesive force or ultinately explode into many pieces. The big thing is the young Teddy boy in the lead, inspite of all the vilification of him pn this blog and the general right wing press. By the way that shows Dave Boy looking in a very pensive mood.

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        (Not so)Dangerous Brian says:

        It doesnt matter if anarchy ensues from a vote for UKIP, at a by election or in the Euro elections. what matters is getting a message across to the useless f**king elite that we are sick to death of their thieving lying disingenuous euro focussed bullsh*t and we want out.
        Vote UKIP, get change.

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    Little English People says:

    Lib / Lab / Con – they are all:

    * pro EU
    * pro immigration
    * pro high taxes
    * pro big state

    That is why voters from across the whole spectrum of political beliefs are turning to UKIP.

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      Mike Naylor says:

      I am not usually a supporter of UKIP or the SNP, but their brand of fantasy politics is really appealing to me.

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        Vote UKIP - don't let your granny freeze says:

        With the Liblabcon -men we have been living in a fantasy land for decades.

        The massive disadvantages of immigration have been virtually ignored by all of them. They should be shot in front of their grubby, arse-licking supporters.

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          Mike Naylor says:

          I am normally a fan of immigration but I have to say lots of menial agricultural jobs are done by European workers because the locals can earn more doing nothing. Who needs potatoes anyway? Bloody immigrants coming over here and doing all the shitty jobs, not living off the State, not living in Social Housing!

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          • Man from the street says:

            600,000 economically inactive EU migrants in the UK say different.

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          • Vote UKIP says:

            Erm, perhaps if those employing people to pick fruit/vegetables paid a living wage, then they wouldn’t have any trouble finding British people to work.

            Every firm I’ve worked for has had no problem getting British workers, they just pay the market rate and associated benefits. Have you ever actually looked into working on a farm fruit/veg picking?

            It is seasonal, miles from anywhere, it is suggested that you live in tents, because it is usually miles from anywhere (you’re expected to pay for camping) and public transport doesn’t run in the early/late hours that you will be working.

            It’s minimum wage and if the weather turns and the farmer can’t plough etc., then there is no work for that day or days. I suggest people like yourselves go and look at the reality and blame the people that won’t pay a living wage, that prefer to import low wage immigrants and stick British people on the dole, which we have to pay for.

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          • Fuck the LibLabCon says:

            Oh I think you’ll find plenty in social Housing, waiting lists in my area are over three years.

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          • Mike Naylor says:

            I don’t normally like admitting things, but I use to pick fruit when I was a student.

            I usually don’t like being contrary, but I think you are confusing hard working immigrants that contribute to a nation with those that sponge.

            I am averse to making suggestions, but can I suggest that we just make it harder for immigrants to claim instant benefits when coming to the UK rather than blocking all immigrants?

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          • Bulgarian Not Spoken Here says:

            It might be an idea if we made sure that all those agricultural jobs are actually advertised to the British?

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          • David Cameron touched me in my special place says:

            Over 2 million unemployed is factual evidence that immigration is totally unnecessary.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Don’t forget about the millions of sub Saharan Africans and middle eastern “refugees” and other assorted Muslims that are already here enjoying full benefits, a council flat, education and health care.

            They are so happy they are breeding like rabbits resulting in the UK having the highest birth rate in Europe.

            And how do our friends repay us… With FGM, child abuse and local corruption.

            Vote conservative if you want more of the above.

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          • Calidius Eroticus says:

            Sixty odd British workers were laid off by a large farm produce company in this area. They were replaced by a field full of static caravans and a factory full of immigrant workers. Rent for the caravans was of course expected from their minimum wage. This is not a lone example either, it has happened at many similar companies across the region.

            How was the original workforce supposed to compete with somebody who is effectively working for £4.50 per hour?

            So how is Britain benefiting from all these British workers being thrown onto the scrapheap? Surely the only person benefiting is the factory owner.

            Typical fcuking leftie fcuktard. Prepared to trash anything and anyone who gets in the way of their latest master plan.

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          • Dontvoteforanyofthem says:

            Why don’t we actually get tough on young benefits claimants who turn down vegetable picking jobs, then we would not need to import people by the crateload, abuse them, leave our own home-grown youths to rot on the dole.

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          • Bill says:

            If the locals were made to do hard manual labour for their benefits – digging a hole to get earth to fill in the hole they dug yesterday – they would become very happy to do menial agricultural jobs.

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      • 37
        Anonymous says:

        There was a comment on Borgen on saturday, re a new political party.Saying people project on to a new party (like ukip) their own prejudices etc as though its the holy grail.That was so true of ukip, in reality we would have the comic turn that is Nigel, then nonentities who cant string a sentence together. Ha Ha

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        • 107
          Mr brains Prescott says:

          I can string sausages together Tony says that the whole of the Torie party is rotten to the core and only after money like Fatcher who destroyed the miners and then we got much of the money spent on ermine for toffs in the House of Lords which are only toffs anyway and Tony said that with New Labour we are going . . . . blah, blah scoff, Toney, gobble, gobble, splurge, Ashcroft blah, blah

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      • 205
        Another Anonymous says:

        13 and associated “nayls” it for me too

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      Who Want's Some! says:

      Correct. It’s about more than a single GE where all we really do is change the brand. It’s about the whole concept of what government should be. LibLabCon have lost their way. They see the EU as the only viable political project because it keeps them in power.

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      Old Hal says:

      The reason pure and simple is that the British public want to give the current smug jobbies for life, bunch of MPs a very good kicking, it is the only way they can make their feelings known, and rightly or wrongly the only one on the horizon at the moment seems to be UKip. The Lib Dems have kicked themselves into touch by going into coalition with the Tories, they used to be the party of protest but they have tarred themselves with the same brush as the Tories and Liebore.

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      • 176
        True-blue Thames Valley says:

        I’m certainly going to vote UKIP in the Euro elections. I’ll probably vote Tory in the GE, not that it will make any difference as my MP has a thumping majority.

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        • 187
          David Cameron touched me in my special place says:

          It will make a difference; it will mean that you didn’t vote for a party with a proven track record of deceit, debt and destruction. Your conscience will be clear. Your hands will be clean.

          Why keep voting for the same crews that got us in this infernal mess, then moan about the mess?

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  4. 4
    Wait - what! says:

    Cameron has nobody to blame but himself.
    The same people that criticise Labour voters for ‘only voting for the rosette’ are those arguing that voting for UKIP will put Labour in, this is called hypocrisy.

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    • 129
      Old Hal says:

      ‘only voting for the rosette’ there are plenty of Tories who do just that, let’s just call them the rosette brigade, the types where you slap the required colour rosette on the candidate and they automaticly vote for them, where there is a predominance of one colour in a constituency, it becomes the jobbies for life constituency where the prefered candidate is parachuted in by Party HQ above the wishes of the local party. I am not so sure if they do get a fair number of seats whether Nige will be able to hold his diverse party together.

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      • 174
        Wait - what! says:

        I think the opening of the borders in January will be more than enough to get the votes in for UKIP. As for holding the party together, every party is split it’s just that some show it more than others.

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    Officer Crabtree says:

    Who would have guessed that people are sick of the EU and it’s unfettered immigration? UKIP will rattle some of the establishment out of their cozy world.

    Plenty of working people have been pushed beyond their limit as they see their communities swamped by Eastern Europeans and the like. It drives wages down and overwhelms public services.

    Give UKIP a chance.

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  6. 7
    Man from the street says:

    Nigel Farage will be the MP for South Thanet post 2015, of that there is no doubt.

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      Jabba Le Chat says:

      If that happens then Thanetians had best lock up their valuables, else they may be inexplicably exported overnight to the Isle of Man…

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    • 147
      M says:

      Farage , like all MPs know where they are better off & that’s Brussels

      As long as the dumb ass in the street thinks its interests are being served it’ll vote for Fararge’s European gravy train in Brussels .

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      • 219
        Calidius Eroticus says:

        Not sure how you get to the idea that UKIP is pro EU?

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          cynic says:

          His point may be, not that UKIP is pro EU, but that he suspects Farage to be a hypocritical opportunist happy to ride an anti-Eu vote all the way to the fleshpots of Brussels. He’s a politician after all!

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    Mick Granger says:

    The voting system is bust. The majority want a Eurosceptic outcome whether Tory or UKIP but splitting the votes just lets Ed Miliband walk it.

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    • 18
      Tooth fairy says:

      So Tory’s should not split the vote. Vote UKIP, get UKIP.

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    • 24
      Vote UKIP - don't let your granny freeze says:

      How is Miliband worse than Dave? It is Dave not Ed who wants to open our doors to 75 million Muslim Turks. He says he will fight for that to happen. Exactly what part of that appeals to you so much?

      https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pms-speech-in-turkey

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    • 52
      ands nees and bmps a daisey says:

      I think you don’t understand, Liebour will get in power in 2015, because Camoron has lost the Conservatives any chance of getting back in 2015, the North will put Liebour back in , because Camoron is getting blamed for everything Liebour did to the country, his PR is a load of bollocks and him and his mates are just as big a liars as Liebour and the Lib craps, even yesterday one idiot was complaining that Camoron and the bBBC were biased against Liebour, if Camoron can’t get his message through then he’s already lost, trying to lie his way two years away from a General Election is too late, especially after lieing his way through the first three years of his non job as PM.

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      • 73
        Vote UKIP - don't let your granny freeze says:

        The thing that always gets completely ignored here and elsewhere is that lots of Northerners are just as fed up with Labour as well. This Co-op thing will not have helped them, neither will Ed’s lurch to the left. So who are THEY going to vote for? Certainly not the southern Tory toffs. There is only UKIP that can stop Miliband in the north.

        A vote for Dave is a vote for Miliband.

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          Dontvoteforanyofthem says:

          That is very true up here where I live. There are more and more pockets of people who are sick of labour, but would never ever vote tory.

          I am encouraging them all to vote UKIP, then later fight to take the country right or left when we are independent of the EU and then their vote may count for something again. Because if we keep voting in liblabcon governments, our vote will become totally meaningless and pointless as our laws, regulations, directives etc. will come from the unelected commisars in Brussels.

          We will get no say in whether the government is left or right wing. We will only get a say on who rubberstamps EU diktat.

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      • 88
        A Northener says:

        I don’t think so, many on the North feel betrayed by the enrichment forced upon the North by Labour. Even the first generation of enrichers are starting to feel betrayed by the Romanian tsunami about to hit.

        So I’m not so sure about Labour. I, my family and friends and many I know will be voting UKIP even if it means the red bastards getting back in as they are much the same as the blue bastards (with the lemons being stillborn)

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        • 221
          Calidius Eroticus says:

          Most of the people I know up here in the land of whippets and flat caps have expressed a liking for UKIP.

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    Ah!!!!!!!!!! M says:

    If that’s what 10 years of cocaine does for you, I’m having some.

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  9. 14
    Tristram Hunt(Prime Minister Designate) says:

    1st constituency poll of GE2015 sees CON slips from 1st to 3rd in Thanet South. UKIP 5% behind LAB

    http://bit.ly/IgCWsd

    Say it loud and say it proud…….. DAVID CAMERON IS TOAST.

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    • 29
      Vote UKIP says:

      The thing is, I don’t think Cameron even cares. It’s almost like, one term is enough and that he’s done the damage that he intetnded, job done, move on.

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      • 47
        Dave's Doubled the Debt says:

        +1

        “Become PM” was obviously on his list of “100 things to do before I die”. Now it’s crossed-off, he’s off. Next step: “highly paid non-exec director at company building HS2″.

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        • 82
          Dipstick Dave says:

          Dave’s list:
          Shag Rebekah
          Bum Andy
          Kill off a lot of grannies with Ed’s green energy poll tax
          Get Turkey to join the EU and allow 75 million Muslims to come and live here.

          Bugger I still have the last one to cross off.

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        • 214
          Dontvoteforanyofthem says:

          Indeed, he has managed to get to be PM and block any chance of us having any say in EU membership for the parliamentary term 2010 – 2015. He has faithfully defended EU hegemony and held the fort for the EU until another EU poodle gets in in 2015.

          Are we any more sovereign today than in 2010? Actually we are much less sovereign. Cameron is NOT Eurosceptic at all.

          Conservatives seem to now believe that Euroscepticism actually means accepting everything that comes out of Brussels, but bitching and moaning about it.

          I believe Euroscepticism should be demonstrated through telling the EU to fuck off!

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      • 90
        Call me Dave, future failure says:

        Yep, box ticked, move on.

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      • 269
        Del Flaunty says:

        Im afraid In think your right but its still not too late, our movement is growing at a fast rate, keep the faith!

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    • 183
      Anonymous says:

      Say it loud, say it proud.

      David Cameron is a lying
      traitorous bastard.

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      • 242
        cynic says:

        Will it be the same people who enriched Blair who will enrich Cameron as a reward for his services? What’s his expected career path post 2015 – a plum EU job, advisorships with banks and directorships with companies like Carlyle? Maybe he can join Blair in bringing war-is-peace to the Middle East.

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      Vote UKIP - don't let your granny freeze says:

      It isn’t that Dipstick Dave doesn’t have the guts. He actually wants it to happen. Why else would he be wanting Turkey, Georgia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan to join the EU?

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      • 76
        Dave, the dilettante PM says:

        Because in his next career, like Conman War Envoy Tony Blair, Cameron will be taking bloody millions off the central Asian despots and kleptocrats, directly or through bent banks…

        To build more windmills for the family…

        The Camerons like windmills and offshore trusts, the Blairs like mansions and opaque offshore companies…

        Each family has its own tastes and neeeds…

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    • 30
      well chuffed says:

      Once they are in that’s it. If it is so difficult to deport terrorists , what chance of deporting EU citizens. Any attempt to get rid of them or stop their benefits will be met by mass action in the various european courts , take years and slot gob and her ilk will make a fortune. It has been clear for a long time that the EU Sees the UK as a dumping ground for all the people some of the other members do not want.

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  11. 21
    Ed Miliband says:

    Perfect!

    As long as UKIP and the Tories fight each other I can repeal the Bedroom Tax and stop these nasty welfare reforms.

    Perfect!

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    • 25
      Farmed Salmon says:

      Me too.

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    • 141
      Fishy says:

      And bring back socialism…don’t forget that Ed

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      • 177
        Wait - what! says:

        Bring back Socialism?
        With a ‘Conservative’ chancellor saying that price caps and market controls are the way to go?

        It’s never gone away.

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        • 201
          David Cameron touched me in my special place says:

          Trying to stop profiteering is not socialism, it’s common sense.

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          • Dontvoteforanyofthem says:

            Running out of other people’s money is socialism.

            When the energy companies profit margin is 5% and the government’s cut of your bills is 15%

            Which piss taker is profiteering most? Close the government down!

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          • David Cameron touched me in my special place says:

            I agree. And hang them. And those that are robbing the population blind, selling them the nation’s resources at fucking ridiculous prices, totally separated from the reality of costs.

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    • 207
      Anon says:

      You mean Liebour’s cut in Spare Room subsidy -it’s a Liebour policy initially implemented by the Lefty liars for housing benefit claimants in private rentals.

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    Cabbage says:

    High taxes & clobbering those who have actually managed to make it in life with ludicrous & pernicous marginal rates of tax is Cameron’s philosophy. I’ll never vote for that liberal to$$er again that’s for sure.

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    Arse says:

    It’s a meaningless mid-term poll, where the usual protest party (Liberal Democrats) are in government.

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  14. 26
    English nationalist says:

    Interesting numbers…

    Laura Sandys is a very decent person but quite unsuited for modern politics

    And Thanet will be on the front line of the Rom invasion so UKIP can only get stronger there

    They could win it depending on how Labour react to the Invasion

    Interesting to note in France, for instance, that the Left is being tougher on the Rom invasion than the Right ever was..

    Will our Yvette show some Ballls?

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    • 111
      Bilda Berger says:

      Laura Sandys is the daughter of Duncan Sandys, AKA Sunken Glands.

      The prosecution rests its case.

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    • 145
      Fishy says:

      Labour will react in the way Labour always has…knowing only 16% of immigrants vote Tory (and bearing in mind Labour’s immigration was as much from Africa and south Asia), they will send their search parties out for more. For more votes, that is, to keep their brand of Marxism in power for 100 years

      ‘Let’s rub the right’s noses in it,’ will be their motto

      Like

    • 179
      Ed Miliband says:

      No-one cares what Yvette Cooper thinks.

      Like

      • 192
        (Not so)Dangerous Brian says:

        Right, but if she can body swerve any involvment with the Rev and Ballbrains she will be the first female Labour leader and probably prime minister one day.
        The English, as a nation really are as thick as pudding!!

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      • 236
        Anonymous says:

        she thinks?

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  15. 28
    Chipping Norton Set says:

    Trader Garage should put Clarkson up as UKIP candidate in Thanet

    He could win it

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  16. 31
    DAVID CAMERON outgoing PM says:

    Dave waits Three years doing nothing , then tries to bow to public opinion with his wishy washy , lilly livered back of a fag packet policy , that the EU won’t have any of
    They need to break this country to achieve their goal

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  17. 32
    Spartacus says:

    Tories are so far completely failing to convince voters of the consequences . . . you mean salvation, right?

    Like

  18. 33
    Popeye says:

    If it puts Labour in, so-be-it, Cameron has sowed the seeds so he can now expect to reap the harvest.
    Personally I think UKIP will take it.

    Like

  19. 35
    HEARDITALLSEENITALLBEFORE says:

    We must hope for a pro separation vote in Scotland, Labour will then become an irrelevance over night which will make the ‘ vote UKIP get labour ‘ theme even less believable.

    Like

    • 83
      Vote UKIP says:

      Unfortunately the Sweaties know what side that their bread is buttered on and it will be a no vote, we’re stuck with them.

      If Salmond really wanted independence, he’d allow the people of England an Wales to also vote on it, we’d get the right result then.

      Like

    • 84
      Jock McSubsidy says:

      The Scots will never vote for independence, they are addicted to subsidy from London.

      Like

      • 99
        Where's England's parliament? says:

        And the Scottish definition of ‘independence’ differs from everyone else’s. Theirs includes “England will still bail us out when we go bust”.

        Like

        • 222
          Dontvoteforanyofthem says:

          There version of independence still leaves them tied tighter to us English, than we are to the EU.

          They are not getting a referendum on independence. It is actually a version of DEVO MAX that gives them all the benefits of remaining tightly entwined inside the union, acting as a vile, ungrateful parasite, whilst refusing to take any responsibility for their own actions, and demanding that the rest of the UK subsidises them forever.

          Even the people of Scotland can see that this is totally pie in the sky, undeliverable, unworkable and they will reject it.

          After the poll, the English need to tell the Scots to fuck right off, whatever the result!

          Their selfish, ungrateful brand of parasitic nationalism should be met with firm rejection by the rest of the UK.

          When will the English get a referendum on telling Scotland to fuck off?

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    • 140
      Longshanks says:

      Not a cat in hell’s chance. A year before the vote, how many times have you already heard the ordinary Jocko in the street saying “Aye well ma heart says aye, but ma heed says nae”. They love Braveheart n’all that crap, but they know where it leads – humiliating disembowelment on a big wooden stage, followed by centuries of misery. Quite funny to see Labour pols running around like headless chickens trying to patch up the damage caused by their stupid devolution though. Who didn’t see that coming in 1999, really?

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      • 223
        Dontvoteforanyofthem says:

        Who didn’t see that coming? All the thick labour voting bastards who have done so much damage to our country.

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        • 233
          David Cameron touched me in my special place says:

          Because all the thick tory voting bastards have made everything so much better, eh?

          Like

  20. 36
    Press Gazette says:

    Your Speccie article reference

    It seems the Spectator is competing with this site for tittle tattle

    Has the Speccie become a tabloid?

    Has the Digger taken it over as well?

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  21. 41
    wonkotsane says:

    “Voting purple puts red in”

    Except the poll actually says – and you wrote it yourself – that 78% of the people who would vote UKIP wouldn’t vote Tory even if there was no candidate. The remaining 22% of the UKIP voters who said they would vote Tory if there was no UKIP candidate is 6% of the overall vote which would put the Tories on 34% against Labour’s 35%. So even if none of the 78% who said they wouldn’t vote Tory even if there was no UKIP candidate wouldn’t vote Labour either, that would still leave the Tories at least 1% short of a win.

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  22. 42
    Breaking News says:

    I’m shocked. They’re usually such peaceful people.

    A group of radical Islamists has been arrested in Moscow with bombs and guns seized, Russian police say.

    Like

    • 65
      Greenpeace says:

      That’s terrible. They are working for a very heartfelt cause, so they should be released immediately.

      Like

      • 93
        Dave Cameron says:

        I will offer them asylum.

        Like

        • 189
          The Great British public says:

          We will pay their housing benefit, council tax, health care, education, disability benefit and for a new car every 3 years with insurance paid.

          All we expect in return is FGM and child abuse rings.

          Like

  23. 46
    NIGELLA SCORESOME says:

    Today i will be cooking Coke a van

    Like

  24. 53
    bugger them says:

    I told my MP face to face that I and most of my local pub won’t vote for him unless Cammoron goes!! 9He was having a meal and came around sliming to us farmers boys- he did not like it!

    Like

  25. 56
    SPINELESS DAVE DOWNING STREET WHIMP says:

    I’m making all the right noises , but Brussels will have non of it

    Like

  26. 60
    Witty Moniker says:

    IT’S A TWO HORSE RACE!
    [Insert dodgy bar chart here]
    TORIES CAN’T WIN HERE!
    VOTE LIB D … err, I mean … VOTE UKIP!
    etc etc…

    Like

  27. 64
    Hoorah we have upset the BBC says:

    The BBC warns me that Britain will be seen as a “Nasty” country by the EU.

    Well firstly the choice of the word “nasty” is political.

    Secondly many other EU countries restrict benefit tourism and what are they called?

    Thirdly. BRING IT ON. It is high time we did this.

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    • 67
      nellnewman. says:

      +1000

      if cameron gets in next time I hope he’s also going to do something about selling off the beeb – we can’t afford them, we don’t need them and there are of no absolute use to us whatever.

      Like

    • 77
      Nuke Brussels says:

      The BBC doesn’t seem to have got its finger of the pulse of Europe – all western European nations want to end benefit tourism.

      And a bit rich if the EU did think us nasty, since it’s our money that keeps the soviet-style monstrosity working.

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      • 122
        The EU is the Scam to end All Scams says:

        It’s a good scam though. Force someone to pay a tenner into the pot return him £2.50, tell him how to spend it but only if he is grateful and erects a blue flag with stars on it.

        Like

  28. 66
    nellnewman. says:

    Actually it’s good there are mid term polls like this. Perhaps it will make cameron think sensibly about how he is going to fight the next election.

    Like

    • 85
      kmc says:

      From the back benches, hopefully.

      Like

      • 139
        Never even heard of BongoBongoLand says:

        Under the back benches, more likely.
        (Of course, I doubt if anyone has cleaned under there for years. Serves the bastard right.)

        Like

        • 245
          cynic says:

          Will he really care? Like Blair he can leave politics and this country to collect his reward as soon as his mission of destruction has been accomplished.

          Like

  29. 71
    JACK DROMEY of the FUDGE PACKERS and SHUNTERS trades man entrance Union says:

    The economy grew by a massive 0.8% in the third quarter
    That’s not growing that’s fucking limping !
    It’s just barely dragging itself along

    Like

  30. 71
    One Term Dave says:

    I was wondering about the list of all-time-great British PMs and I think my place is secure : definitely not as good as Ted Heath but probably a little better than Gordon Brown.

    Like

    • 142
      Never even heard of BongoBongoLand says:

      If you hang from the rafters too long your head will explode –

      
      

      hopefully.

      Like

    • 164
      Cast-Iron Guarantee says:

      Yep, I’ll be able to boast that my chancellor borrowed more in one term than Labour did over 13 years.

      And, under me, the BOE has been far more robust at ignoring inflation.

      And then there’s QE. Sure, I inherited that from Gordon — but hey, you won’t hear Labour screaming “too far, too fast”. We’ve been really mind-blowing on that.

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  31. 78
    Anonymous says:

    Voting purple puts purple in

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  32. 92
    Enrique Masturbani says:

    Tax cuts? Spending cuts? Both? Neither? Take @ConHome’s monthly survey on Osborne’s Autumn Statement http://bit.ly/1bUAwXA

    Go on,you know you want to !

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  33. 96
    Vote Tory get heir to Blair says:

    If the spineless Tories don’t get rid of Dave after this then they do not deserve to win the next election. But then they do not deserve to win the next election anyway.

    Like

  34. 98
    Arthuster says:

    Id also rather vote for ANYONE than Cameron’s lot.
    And yes that includes Millipede.

    One thing is for def.. come the next election the Tory’s are gone.
    All thanks to the Cameroon – worthless piece of shite

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    • 109
      Where's England's parliament? says:

      And Prime Minister Miliband will be worth having for comedic value if nothing else. I’m genuinely intrigued as to how bad he’ll be. Hollande bad, I suppose.

      Like

    • 117
      Dull as dishwater Dave says:

      Yep, this should be the Tory MPs’ theme tune come the next General election.

      Like

  35. 100
    JACK DROMEY of the FUDGE PACKERS and SHUNTERS trades man entrance Union says:

    The government has won a legal battle to block the partial lifting of a secrecy order affecting the inquest into death of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko
    Glad to see the government has it’s priorities right when it comes to wasting OUR money

    What we got to hide Dave ?

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    • 174
      Mine d'Boggles says:

      The fact that Polonium is part of the trigger in an A-bomb, perhaps?

      Like

      • 228
        Dontvoteforanyofthem says:

        You don’t say Russia is getting nukes? Say it isn’t true!!!

        Yawn zzzZZZ

        Like

        • 257
          Mine d'Boggles says:

          Sorry that you misunderstood. The implication is that the polonium was being smuggled out, not in, and possibly being sold on to an entity that might want to build a bomb. That’s all.

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  36. 101
    Cast-Iron Cameron's Castaway says:

    To quote Guido: “Voting purple puts reds in…”. Tacky spin, yet again.

    This puerile spin puts the onus on principled voters rather than what the current bunch of unprincipled Conservative leaders stand for.

    Cameron’s Conservatives do not have a conservative agenda, so it stands to reason that real conservatives so vilified by him will vote conservative under a different guise.

    Smear real conservatives, and you lose their votes. Simples.

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    • 135
      Time is up says:

      We knew what we were getting when we voted for Cameron in 2010, the idea was to get rid of Brown, we did just, we need a real Conservative in charge, now, not next week but now, if they don’t get rid of Cameron then the Conservatives will lose in 2015, Cameron can ask as many of his useless opinion groups as he wants he will get the real answer in 2015, I don’t think people want Labour back in except the real braindead or ones who will profit from them being back in control, hopefully 2014 and Scotland will say yes to the illegal referendum, illegal because England,Wales and Northern Ireland were not allowed to vote, we are supposed to be one country, all bets are off

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  37. 103
  38. 104
    Labour Party commercial says:

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  39. 113
    Leftys want it to be Slavery says:

    Y’know. The more I hear the more I am sure that the members of this Marxist house were not slaves but Marxists. Brainwashed Marxists.

    Like

    • 197
      The Great British public says:

      I bet Millibands father knew them ?

      Or as little Ed used to call the captives, Aunty and Aunty.

      Like

  40. 116
    Anonymous says:

    Bye bye ‘Dave’!

    Like

  41. 119
    Someone who understands polling says:

    Why TF do you insist on posting single poll results as if they’re news? The sample size for this one was only 500 people, so Labour, UKIP and Con are all within the margin of error of each other.

    There’s almost zero use for a one-off poll. Show me a series of three polls conducted by the same organisation or don’t bother.

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    • 124
      Mr Logic says:

      ‘There’s almost zero use for a one-off poll.’

      So why are you frightened of Guido posting about it?

      Like

      • 200
        Someone who understands polling says:

        Frightened? No. Pissed off that the usual ignorant morons who inhabit this site will get the wrong idea? Yes.

        Like

    • 181
      Banana republic says:

      Polls mean nothing – it’ll all be about the postal votes.

      Like

    • 272
      Anonymous says:

      More accurate than the YouGov selective polls that the con artist married to Ashton (unelected vice-president of the EU) makes up daily.

      Like

  42. 125

    Looks like large Gin and disasters all round!!

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  43. 127
    RIK says:

    That implies that 48% of UKIP voters do care or might care if Miliband becomes PM (not read the poll just your paragraph on it). That being so tactical voting could therefore occur. You would need only 10% of this alleged UKIP support to vote tactically (ie. Conservative) for UKIP to gain 27% of the vote, and the Tories 31%. If half voted tactically, i.e. 24% of the UKIP voters, the effect would be Toires 36%, UKIP 24%. Not that any of this matters as everyone sees what they want in a poll an they scarcely reflect actual voting behaviour when it matters. Then of cause there’s El Farage.

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    • 153
      El Clegg, Cockroach-in-Chief, Pervs Я Us says:

      Vote LimpDumb to be controlled by a corrupt unelected dictator who will utterly destroy your future and those of generations to come.
      Vote LimpDumb to live in a third-world gutter.
      Vote LimpDumb [ SPLAT ]

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  44. 128
    Conservative Cokehead says:

    The Tories are splitting the UKIP vote.

    Historical note: Laura Sandys’ daddy, Duncan Sandys, was a long time Eurocrat and she’s following in his footsteps.
    But his main claim to fame came 50 years ago when as the ‘Headless man’ in the Profumo affair, he was photographed being fellated by nymphomaniac Margaret, Duchess of Argyll who was only wearing a necklace.

    What Ho! Pass the white stuff Nigella, sorry, after you Dave…

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  45. 130
    Rams gate says:

    Sheeple for the taking

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  46. 132
    Labour says:

    I think people are forgetting our postal votes master plan.

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  47. 134
    Where's England's parliament? says:

    It’s particularly gratifying to see the LimpDims polling so badly.

    Like

    • 160
      Anon says:

      I am saddened by it. A decade ago I first seriously considered voting for the LibDems. I voted LibDem at the last general election. They have proved that all that talk was so much hot air and bullshit. Now I will not vote for any of the three main parties, if I will vote at all.

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    • 199
      The Great British public says:

      The Libdems ?!
      Who ?

      Like

  48. 149
    Voting UKIP in 2015 says:

    So what if Labour gets in, Cameron’s Blue Labour are no different…. after all he is the self declared ‘heir to Blair’

    Voting UKIP

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  49. 151
    Fishy says:

    Christ – Campbell’s sockpuppets are busy in the Labour bunker this morning

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  50. 159
    Dweeb says:

    No wonder South Thanet is turning to UKIP. While the hotels of genteel seaside towns like Ramsgate and Broadstairs were once filled with paying holidaymakers from the south east of England, they are now filled with brassic persons from well to the east of Kent (and we’re not talking oil riggers or Belgians).

    A more recent arrivist is the displaced person who cannot afford prices in London.

    The place has become a shithole and wants the pendulum to swing. It has had its nose rubbed more than Nigella’s.

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  51. 162
    Voting UKIP in 2015 says:

    Cameron could call an EU referendum tomorrow if he wanted, he wont because he is under orders from Brussels ‘The Project’ must prevail without the consent of the people if necessary.

    The only escape from the hated EU is UKIP….. people now know it.

    Cameron would rather lose an election though

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    • 229
      Dontvoteforanyofthem says:

      I think that is truly the measure of whether Cameron really is a conservative or not. Would he rather Ed Miliband win the general election, than give the people of this country a referendum before 2015?

      The answer is plainly YES he would rather Ed miliband win! Cameron is Labour’s best election tool.

      Labour could save themselves a fortune and refuse to even campaign in the next general election. In fact they would probably win bigger by not campaigning. The more the public sees of Cameron, and the less the public sees of Miliband, the better labour will do.

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  52. 165
    Axe The Telly Tax &Religion &Kill All Eco-loons says:

    The useless Tory candidate should stand down so as not to split the UKIP vote :-)

    Like

  53. 167
    Axe The Telly Tax &Religion &Kill All Eco-loons says:

    I see Philip Davies voted for the Afriyie amendment.

    He was also one of only 15 Tories to vote against state control of the press.

    Wasn’t he also one of only 5 Tories to vote against green energy taxes and didn’t he give Chris Patten a roasting at the select committee?

    He’s also a Northern blue collar Tory and would help reconnect the Tories to northern working class voters.

    Knife traitor Cameron now and get Davies installed as the new Tory Tony Abbott and they can still win the next election, otherwise they are toast.

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  54. 172
    Nigel Farage doppelganger says:

    Voting Purple puts purple in :-)

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  55. 188
    Ex tory Supporter going to vote UKIP says:

    If Miliband & Co get in, so be it if that’s the price of getting rid of traitorous bum sex marriage Dave & his LibCon mates.
    Why?
    1. Because the fucker has doubled the National Debt.
    2. Because the fucker is allowing virtually uncontrolled immigration.

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    • 230
      Vote UKIP or else wot? says:

      Be fair, immigrant benefit addicts may have to wait a stonking 12wks before being able to claim a life on benefits, this restriction does not apply to single mothers with large families and a few dependent relatives and the disabled immigrants with large families and dependent relatives. Strangely enough we are seeing a massive rise in recent immigrants that fit the bill perfectly and surprise surprise they are entitled to everything free forever. If I were a cynic I would Daves cunning plans are not going to work and that the system encourages abuse and entices those able to exploit it to the full.

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  56. 204
    Seen Elsewhere says:

    The then ambassador to Poland explains how/why Blair scrapped immigration controls.

    “Labour’s promotion of mass immigration was a deliberate policy designed to change the demographic profile and political DNA of our nation,” he says.

    It’s no secret, of course. But this is a truly authoritative account.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2514103/The-Polish-minister-incredulous-I-told-Blair-opening-borders.html

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  57. 211
    chris says:

    F*cking limp wristed tories spliting the UKIP vote.

    Like

  58. 215
    fed-up in britain says:

    cameran.Shifty-lair- world class Hunt. aspires to high office in eu.Looks a tad bit shitted out.OH I HOPE SO.god speed nigile.Lets get this piece of shit sent packing.A one way ticket free of charge to frauMerkle soon as possible.

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  59. 234
    A Maimed Badger says:

    Dave has just not done the Sums on so many issues…out of touch and almost out of time..

    Like

  60. 237
    Geoffrey Brooking says:

    Considering Cameron is behaving like a europhile socialist himself maybe people, like me, are asking what’s the difference anyway. If people vote Ukip they can get Ukip!

    Like

  61. 238
    lojolondon says:

    This is great news – the best part is that some voters are following the Tory line that voting for UKIP will get them Labour. From the figures it is clear to see that ‘vote Conservative get Labour’. Just a small swing will clinch it for UKIP and that will be a fantastic breakthrough, with a message that resonates throughout the UK!!

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  62. 249
    toboot13 says:

    As I see it I have a choice at the next general election. Either I vote for the Euro groupie ConLabLib party, who represent the bureaucrats in Brussels, I put “none of the above” on my ballot paper, or I vote UKIP, who represent the British electorate. It would appear to be a no brainer to me.

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  63. 250
    Anonymous says:

    Voting Blue puts Cameron in.

    Much scarier.

    Like

  64. 255
    50 pounder says:

    Do any one of you belief for one moment that if Farage won 40 seats, he would be king maker? Cameron and Miliband would form a grand coalition to keep UKIP out and their noses in the trough. So Farage is sadly on to a hiding for nothing….. Heads he looses and tails he looses.

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    • 259
      Four-eyed English Genius says:

      Looses what? His belt or his braces?

      Like

    • 268
      Del Flaunty says:

      He may not be ‘King maker’ but he could cause an awful lot of trouble & grief to the people trying to steal our country & he would be very well placed to consolidate & move on into a stronger position, your comments are naïve, its heads we win, tails we win actually!

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  65. 263
    John says:

    Actually, voting Tory puts Labour in, as the predicted result shows.

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  66. 267
    Del Flaunty says:

    He just doesn’t get it, the closer Cameron moves to the middle, the less difference between the three parties, the less people to the right of the middle care about who gets in, they’re all the same, the Tories haven’t a snowflake in hell of winning in 2015,. The only way Cameron can ‘shoot the ukip fox’ is to open up a big difference between the Tories & the others (like it used to be) & that just aint gonna happen with him in charge! (I use the term ‘in charge’ lightly, he aint running anything)

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