February 6th, 2014

Farage Accuses Labour of “Intimidatory” Tactics
Complains to Electoral Commission Over Battle for Wythenshawe

UKIP’s battle to challenge Labour in Wythenshawe and Sale East is turning nasty. Farage has written to Jenny Watson, chair of the Electoral Commission, complaining that the current system of postal voting is biased in favour of UKIP’s opponents. He argues:

“I do not think democracy is being well served and fear that the voting process is now actually undermining the ability of constituents to hear and weigh-up the alternatives being offered in a considered fashion.

The problem is most acute when it comes to parliamentary by-elections. Our recent experience is that where the Labour Party is responsible for moving the writ, it has taken to condensing a campaign into the shortest legally-permitted time frame.

This means postal votes arrive in households within a few days of candidates being selected – often well before the mid-point in a campaign. In our experience people, for their own convenience, fill out and send off their postal votes swiftly…

So in practice in by-elections up to half the total turnout may have already voted by the halfway point in a campaign.

That cannot be healthy for democracy. Clearly it is also a development that biases the outcome in favour of the incumbent rather than parties, such as my own, that seek to place fresh alternatives before the electorate.”

He is also unhappy about electoral fraud and “intimidatory” tactics used by Labour doorsteppers.

“Very recently concerns have also been expressed to me about the work of an organisation called the Trade Union and Labour Party Liaison Organisation which has allegedly been transferring the addresses of postal vote applicants that trade unions have processed directly onto the Labour Party computer system.

I am also hugely concerned about the growing practice whereby canvassers representing the Labour Party arrive on doorsteps a very short time after the delivery of postal votes, offering to collect them. Such actions in my view can only be construed as mildly intimidatory, especially where the voters concerned are from vulnerable groups.”

One week to go…


  1. 1
    Early postal voter says:

    I get a postal vote. No campaign is going to change the way I vote.
    I’ve never voted Labour and never will. Seven years of getting the train to school and suffering endless strikes and work-to-rules has ensured that.

  2. 2
    lolwut says:

    Already making excuses

  3. 3
    Ed Balls says:

    Bollocks. The system works nicely.

  4. 4
    M­a­­q­bo­­ul says:

    Are they buying these postal votes?

  5. 5
    A lesson from history says:

    You’re not the only one….anybody that lived through the 70’s thinks the same. Bloody chaos the whole period until Thatcher was elected

  6. 6
    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

    Just wait until they introduce electronic voting systems as they have in the US.

    This will truly lump us with the LibLabCon cabal for the rest of our days.

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    Tin foil top hat says:

    The question is – why haven’t the limp wristed Nancy boy Conservative ladyboys kicked up a stink about this for 13+ years?

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    Jimmy says:

    He sounds confident.

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    Ken says:

    Farage is absolutely right.

    The postal vote system is corrupt.

    When did it change that only the sick and infirm could vote by post for the obvious reasons?

  10. 10
    Residents of Wytheshawe Tower Blocks says:

    We all voted last week innnit. Well sorted.

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    Liar.Politicians says:

    A ‘new’ lefty coalition to challenge the Tories / LibDem coalition.

  12. 12
    Bluto says:

    And yet today’s Daily Politics gave strike statistics for Heath and Thatcher governments only. No mention of strikes under Labour governments. Funny that.

  13. 13
    Ant and Dec says:

    A premium rate phone vote on the night where the judges decision in the event of a tie is binding.

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    Welly-gate says:

    David Cameron today leapt to the defence of his minister who visited flood-hit areas in black polished shoes.

    The Prime Minister rejected claims that Environment Secretary Owen Paterson had arrived in Somerset dressed like he was going to the Ritz.

    Mr Cameron said: ‘I completely disagree with what you said about Owen Paterson who knows a lot about rural issues and the countryside.

    ‘He sits for a rural seat, he was absolutely on top of those flooding issues.

    ‘He went to visit the floods. He was not dressed as if he was going to the Ritz. He was dressed as if he was going to floods.

    ‘He had a pair of wellies but because he was harassed as soon as he got out of the car he didn’t have a chance to put them on.’

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    Casual Observer 6 says:

    It is good to get this on the agenda – the fraud has been going on for too long.

    Will be important in the run up to 2015 GE: Labour seem to have been directly engaged in electoral Fraud to win seats for a while now – a rather odd move considering that the boundary reforms they pushed through give them automatic seat advantage in any case.

    Perhaps reflective of the deep insecurity which exists in the party, or testament to an inherent criminal element that exists at present ?

    It will be instructive to see how the electoral commission itself handles this matter.

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    Abolish the postal vote says:

    Judge Richard Mawrey in 2005 commented on the Blair Government insisting that the postal vote system works:

    “Anybody who has sat through the case I have just tried and listened to evidence of electoral fraud that would disgrace a banana republic would find this statement surprising,”

    This was reported by the BBC believe it or not


    and go on to say:
    “In Birmingham, the number of postal votes more than quadrupled between 2001 and 2004. In one of the areas where the election result was challenged, nearly half the registered electors had ostensibly applied to vote by post. ”

    Has anything changed?

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    Labour says:

    Look, anyone who votes for anyone but us is clearly evil.

    I don’t know why we don’t just can voting of any form and just presume everyone wants us in power. For ever.

    It would save the 26 Mr M. Mohammads of 26 Shite St, Wythenshawe an awful lot of bother if they didn’t all have to fill in a postal voting form.

    Think of the Rainforests.

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    A floating voter, literally... says:

    Vote UKIP.

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    Jimmy..please just go fuck yourself says:

    Labour know that a hell of a lot of women in their constitunacies have no choice in who they vote for.
    It is decided for them by their husband/father/brother etc.
    Labour benefit from those votes so of course say nothing.
    Hypocritical scum.

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    Sir Dando Tweakeshafte says:

    Well, the utterly non-partisan not-for-profit person-with-lady-bumps in question will hardly trouble herself to reply to a foaming fascist-sexist-racist-drinkist-cigarist politician who ideally would be denied the vote for being so unspeakably wrong about the world, will she?

    (and any hint of her removal will just prove how right Baroness Silly Moron was, won’t it?)

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    Postal Vote Fraud is Real says:

    Remember this?:

    “A Judge has delivered a devastating indictment of the postal voting system championed by ministers as he found six Labour councillors guilty of electoral fraud. He said checks against corruption were “hopelessly insecure” and accused the Government of being in denial about the risks to democracy”….

    That was 7 years ago.

    Labour have continued defrauding the postal vote system & stealing power to this day.

    We know it is continuing on a massive scale, Westminster knows it is continuing on a massive scale – the client MSN media in the UK knows it is going on – why the absolute silence?

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    melvin says:

    One of the first things that the Bliar Government pushed through, Ken.

  23. 23
    Steve Miliband says:

    112 of the 85 residents in a block of flats have voted for Labour.

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    In the Labour party’s ability to abuse the postal ballot, yes.

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    Raving Loon says:

    End postal voting. One person, one vote, one day of voting.

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    melvin says:

    They have, and the Electoral Commission ignores them.

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    I G says:

    It’s been standard practice in Labour’s heartlands for years in Scotland. Regardless of your politics we’ve been f*%^ed over for years by their rigging of postal voting. Any ideas how we deal with it? For a very long time by-elections have been won by the “peoples party” on this basis. Perhaps when you guys down south start dealing with the illegitimacy you can give us some pointers. It’s almost a fact of life up here that Labour’s postal votes are an insurmountable factor in local elections.

  29. 29
    Steve Miliband says:

    Recent poll has Labour on 61%

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    Silent Bob says:
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    Prezza's Pressie says:

    And pretended that it would lead to greater democracy (whatever that is) with a “more involved” electorate.

  32. 32
    Not the BBC says:

    There were no strikes under any Labour Government.

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    Does her Sister Run Germany? says:

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    Not the BBC says:

    We have them at 124%

  35. 35
    Calamity Clegg, Chief Cockroach says:

    I hate the way Labour have copied the Liberal Democrabs’ modus operandi.

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    JH38492384032949 says:

    Strange – 61% of people in Wytheshawe and Sale are benefit-dependent no-hopers who vote LAyaBOUtR becuase they think it will keep the bennies coming.


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    Not so fast says:

    They do in Switzerland, for the many referenda they hold there. Seems to work OK.

  39. 39
    JH38492384032949 says:

    Lots of PMs and Defence Ministers in Europe seem to be female.

    Does this mean we shall soon be having wars every 28 days?

  40. 40
    Fish says:

    Jenny Watson? Isn’t she another one of those Quango Queens?

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    FFS says:

    You’re quite today Bob?

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    melvin says:

    Yup, coining it at our expense, but it’s obviously ok for lefties like her to rake in the taxpayers’ dosh ‘cos they’re so bloody scrupulous and fair and even-minded and decent and principled. The BBC and Jon Snow have told you so, time and again.

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    Throg says:

    All votes should be postal votes, with the Ballot Paper printed on the reverse of your tax return.

    No representation without taxation!

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    Fish says:

    Funny that.

    Coincidentally there’s a posting over on Biased BBC about the stories that Labour’s BBC forget to report.

    It must be something to do with the unique way they’re funded.


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    Sunderland is a Labour ghetto thats why its shit says:

    Labour will walk Wythenshawe because of postal voting,the Trades Union mongs who will inhabit the area for the next few weeks and of course the number of benefit claimants.This may help those who,for some good reasons,contemplate voting UKIP at the next GE,a vote for UKIP IN 2015 IS A VOTE FOR LABOUR.

  46. 46
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Scrap postal and proxy voting for all but special cases.
    Make presentation of your Polling Card obligatory: no card, no vote.
    Move voting day to a Sunday so that more people have the chance to vote: many other countries do it and it works well.

  47. 47
    Citizen Khan says:

    I love postal votes.

    Vote Khan.

    They all know meh.

  48. 48

    The only good Labour voter is a floating one.

    Face downwards.

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    Sunderland is a Labour ghetto thats why its shit says:

    Excellent post,I would go further if you havnt paid income tax for 5 years no vote and if you have never paid income tax no vote until you have paid for 5 years,some would consider that extreme I thinks it is quite fair.

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    June Earscool says:

    Anyhow, the whole postal vote thing is a scam.

    Which is why Labour made it easier to get a postal vote.

    …And why the flip are unions allowed to have a list of postal voters AND go around “collecting” them?

    Banana republic much?

  51. 51
    Jimmy says:

    You obviously have a much better feel for these communities than we do so I will defer to your expertise.

  52. 52
    Tube Driver says:

    Middle class gap year socialist c*nts calling working class people scabs.
    Got to laugh haven’t you?

  53. 53
    The 2020 General Election, after 5 years of Milimong, says:

    Or text your vote free of charge to 888881 to vote Labour, or 888882 to Vote for the Evil Tory Baby-eating bastard bastards (texts to the evil bastard Tory bastard number charged at £25 + VAT. Plus we’ll know who you are, you heartless bastard Tory baby eating bastard).

  54. 54
    tomkcook says:

    Offer to collect their postal votes? Nooooooo, I can’t see any way that could be abused…

  55. 55
    Jimmy says:

    Didn’t we do this before? Totting up the convictions for voter fraud? Do you remember which party was streets ahead of everyone else?

  56. 56
    RodPolisher says:

    If the people of Wythenshawe elect a Labour MP, they deserve everything they get. The working class were betrayed by Labour opening the floodgates to unlimited, uncontrolled, open-door immigration from the EU-SSR and beyond. The ConDems are no better. It’d be a case of turkeys voting for Christmas. As LibLabCon want to remain in the EU-SSR forever, there really is only one choice…VOTE UKIP!

  57. 57

    Except for almost totally paralysed, the blind or the genuinely absent, postal voting is an unnecessary evil. Apart from the wholesale fraud it gives rise to, if you can’t drag your sorry carcass a couple of hundred yards to your polling station, you don’t deserve a vote.

  58. 58
    The old ones are the best says:

    How do you stop a Labour voter from drowning?

    Take your foot off his head.

  59. 59
    Tick tock says:

    Only1 week left!

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    Jim says:

    Is that before or after the postal votes have been counted?

  61. 61

    So be it. A Liebour government may be the price for getting gay loving Dave out.

    It won’t make much difference, the LiLabConners are all the same. Dave has doubled the National Debt, using the excuse that it was his inheritance from Gorgon and Bollux, and the cnut has allowed uncounted floods of immigrants to come in to the U.K.

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    Anon says:

    I worked in Wythenshaw hospital in the mid 2000’s, and I can assure you there are precious few “working class” people in that part of Manchester.

    Feral chav vermin, yes. Workers, no.

    Staff are warned not to leave the hospital at night, alone, because the locals do attempt to attack the nurses. That’s how classy the area is.

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    Mark Oaten (LibDem) says:

    I’ll handle the floaters.

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    Anonymous says:

    Imagine how many votes the Tories would loose if this was used, unless cash donations to the party for favours were considered.

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    Kick the foreign city of London out of England says:

    Postal votes should only be for people unable to walk to a polling booth through age or illness. If you can’t be bothered to get off your fat arse to vote then you shouldn’t get one. We are now barely one step in front of Nigeria for political corruption.

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    Democracy Now says:

    Postal voting should be banned

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    Sunderland is a Labour ghetto thats why its shit says:

    Wait until Milliband and Balls get in,it will make a difference we will be well and truly fucked.Any Libertarian who wishes a Socilaist government however Lite gets all they deserve,watch this space.

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    Nigel Mirage says:

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    JH38492384032949 says:

    Yeah, more involved in electoral fraud.

  71. 71
    Ed Dafty, LimpDim MP, Climate Change Chieftain says:

    Get lost !! We’d be annihilated.

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    Bring it on says:

    That’s why the Swiss have a proper railway system. Any possible Beeching axe gets voted out in a referendum.

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    Sunderland is a Labour ghetto thats why its shit says:

    I would exempt those making cash donations.At least they have tried.

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    Jimmy..please just go fuck yourself says:

    As you appear to speak for the whole of the Labour party then I am telling you that is how it is now what are you going to do about it?

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    Even though I live a thousand miles away from the UK’s shores, have paid UK taxes all my life (and still do), have never missed a vote and have never voted for either the reds or the yellows, I have some sympathy with your argument.

    I have always tended to be the exception though.

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    Ed Miliband's Broadcasting Corporation says:

    Labour gerrymandered the voting system when they were in power – there have been repeated scandals around postal voting since the rules were relaxed by the then Labour Government.
    It beggars belief that the present Government has not got around to sorting out the deliberate gerrymandering instituted by Labour.
    Miliband even wants to gerrymander the system further in Labour’s favour, by extending the franchise to spotty teenagers!

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    English speaker says:

    Quite what?

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    Sunderland is a Labour ghetto thats why its shit says:

    Whats the difference between Socialism and Marxism? Shyte and Shit.

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    Sort the fuckers out says:

    I reckon you should get as many votes as your IQ. Anybody with a BMI over 25 should then have the number of votes multiplied by 25 and then divided by their BMI.

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    1. No.

    2. Ah! But if one could tot up all the ones who have not been captured by the blind-eye system, then it would in all likelihood be a far different story.

    3. No.

  81. 81
    Small Business says:


    Tye only small problem is the HMRC’s inability to keep adequate records and interpreter the information they do have. Despite having made my company’s annual PAYE return for 2012/3 well in time (we do it online and have three separate forms of evidence that we’d done so well ahead of the deadline), we received a penalty notice the other day saying we hadn’t. I have no idea if this is a common problem for other companies, but it is certainly a total waste of time. Interestingly, there was also no warning letter or inquiry from them prior to this erroneous notice being issued 8 months after the deadline.

  82. 82
    Jimmy says:

    Me? These are your imaginary friends we’re talking about.

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    Get 'em out! says:

    Bit overdressed.

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    Well meaning fool says:

    Useful Idiot Nellist

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    Paper clip says:

    If the only way you can stay in office is vote manipulation, you deserve it.

  86. 86
    Mark Wouters says:

    The USA could be hit with hundreds of 9/11 style air attacks and toothpaste bombs.

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    6/10 says:

    Rather heavy featured for my taste

  88. 88

    :mrgreen: :roll: :twisted: :evil: :oops: :lol: 8O 8-)

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    Graham says:

    Postal voting should be scrapped except for sick and infirm, and then only with a doctor’s certificate. If necessary they should pay for that. That would sort out the genuine ones.

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    Silly Sally B13COW says:

    What a slapper.

  91. 91

    Agree. Nearly didn’t bother. But the dress won.

    In her other stuff she looks much better.

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    JH38492384032949 says:

    You think they actually count them?

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    Stella Creasy Never says:

    1% lower than the turnout in Walthamstow High Street Ward at the last election. Guess which party won?

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    Jimmy says:

    Your answer to 2 nevertheless suggests you guessed 3 correctly.

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    Jimmy..please just go fuck yourself says:

    You are full of shit Jimmy just keep sucking whoevers dick it is that pays you to come here.

  96. 96
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    Lord Ashcroft poll on Wythenshawe by election points to easy LAB victory
    LAB 61
    UKIP 15
    CON 14
    LD 5

    This is a rogue poll and the Conservative candidate will win by a landslide otherwise there will be serious consequences,and I mean that most sincerely.

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    Sunderland is a Labour ghetto thats why its shit says:

    I was born just after ww2,brought up in a council estate,a very nice council estate,passed the 11plus and worked from 16 until I was 55 I have never voted for any other part except the Tories,Labour have never done anything for people like me except steal my money by means of various taxations,which I still pay about 375 a month.The place where I live has been ruled by Labour for almost 75 years and my moniker should tell you all you need to know.

  99. 99
    Rachel Reeves as you have never seen her before... says:


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    SNAFU says:

    I think that was the original idea for the postal vote, elderly,infirm etc.

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    Mitch says:

    She’s quite hot, actually, with a cheeky smile.

    Notice how she flirts outrageously with Jeremy towards the end..

  102. 102
    Mike Newland says:

    What is this ‘voting’ nonsense anyway? The ordinary person cannot be expected to understand complex issues. I say leave it with the experts – our politicians.

  103. 103
    Blowing Donkey Whistles says:

    It looks like both of them have been given massive wedgies.

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    Mitch says:

    95% of postwar politicans have failed and destroyed this country. Emigrate – that’s what I’m doing when I can. Walk away and never look back.

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    Sunderland is a Labour ghetto thats why its shit says:

    Who is she? Ah the Cats Slovenian daily,nice work Cat.

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    Let me admit to a slightly intuitive approach when I assess a question posed by your goodself.

    So it was Labour then at 3. and my answer at 2. was incorrect…

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    Sunderland is a Labour ghetto thats why its shit says:

    You sound like Oasis!

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    Jimmy says:

    Let us be quite clear, her politics had nothing to do with it. She was appointed entirely on merit based on her performance at interview:


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    seriously? says:

    As you should know by now orthodox wimmin-think is that women are caring and would never instigate a war or condone killing of any kind.

    How this squares away with wimmin being responsible for 100% of ab*rti*ns is a mystery to me but that’s what we’re supposed to believe.

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    Not the BBC says:

    All proceeds go to the ‘paint a DG fund’.

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    Graham says:

    Electoral Commissiom is simply another Liebour supporting organisation like the Liebour supporting propaganda medium BBC.

  112. 112
    Peter North says:

    Fuck me!

    I could write code on her face with my jizz!

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    Jimmy says:

    sorry, here:

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    Mornington Crescent says:


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    seriously? says:

    You could have an even bigger laugh if you put up a clip of Ed Balls trying to talk economic sense.

  116. 116

    Make your mind up!

    I may be Schrödinger’s cat but even I cannot be in an England rest home and the Balkans at the same time…

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    Bloody poles says:

    YouGov have Baroness Ashton at 99% approval rating.

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    Mitch says:

    I’m a Maiden man, myself

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    Sunderland is a Labour ghetto thats why its shit says:

    Or even Matt Monro

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    Psyche the Dog says:

    Personally I see no reason apart from physical disability and complete idleness why a voter cannot walk, run, drive, cycle to their local polling station, most polling stations are within a mile or less from where they live. If there is a problem with language ask for a voting paper in their own language or have a coloured voting paper with the party logos in coloured print. Seeing those people in Africa and Asia, probably walking miles, queuing in baking sun or tropical downpour in their hundreds, just to cast their vote, puts our lazy good for nothing electorate to shame. Sorry a bit of a hobby horse (not Gordon’s) of mine. Come on Dave, Cleggie and Milli that is something you could all do with very little effort involved!

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    Anonymous says:

    and here is another one

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    The first ever apology from Jimmy on this site. :razz:

    You heard it here first folks!

    Another 3 trillion to follow.

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    Labour gerrymandering vote rigging scum says:

    We believe even the dead have the right to vote for us.

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    seriously? says:

    Now that’s irony. Having a go at somebodies IT skills and then failing to post a simple youtube link yourself.

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    Sunderland is a Labour ghetto thats why its shit says:

    Dont they have old folks homes in Slovenia? or do they just shoot you at 67? not long for then,my librium due bye all.

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    tigerowl says:

    Candidates usually whinge AFTER the election. UKIP sure are different. Until you read what their policies are. Oppose workers employment rights. Want to cut public services faster and deeper than the Tories. Want end to maternity rotes. They make the Tories look liberal.
    And this rubbish… “Feral chav vermin, yes. Workers, no.”
    No wonder you are anon as your name. About as blank as your views.

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    seriously? says:

    Funny innit? Has a go at somebody for rubbish IT skills and then fails to post a simple youtube link correctly.


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    (Insert minority) Community Leader says:

    We like the postal vote system, it allows us to order our people who to vote for.

  129. 129
    Jimmy says:

    The shame. In my defence I intend to ask Gideon to pay me to take a year learning how to do it properly.

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    Why should Britain Tremble says:

    What a wimp. Too Harassed to put his wellies on? I’ve heard everything now.

    Unless he had holes in his socks and he didn’t want the press filming them, now I could understand that.

    As Dave was able to give the answer then it is a given that Dave must have asked him the same question

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    seriously? says:

    The government would probably go for it just to get you off the dole figures.

  132. 132
    Wot about the fatties? says:

    Will no one think of the poor fat people?

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    Anonymous says:

    If true, sounds like the ‘Trade Union and Labour Party Liaison Organisation’ could be committing offences against the data protection act.

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    Fuck Labour says:

    Labour being crooked and using intimidation? Whatever next, Tuesday follows Monday?!!!!

  135. 135
    vote UKIP get UKIP says:

    If only Conservative voters stopped splitting the UKIP vote we could have a real clear out of those useless House of Commons parasites.

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    Mornington Crescent says:

    PC Keith Wallis gets 12 months.

    Good. Now let’s have all the other bent coppers who were on the Downing Street gate that evening, plus the West Mids plod, banged up for 12 months, too. Bubba likes plods behind bars.

    Oh, and let’s have cowardly little nark Militwit make a public apology to Mitchell, too.

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    Plebgate says:

    A Metropolitan Police officer who lied about witnessing the “plebgate” row has been sentenced to 12 months in prison. PC Keith Wallis, 53, admitted a charge of misconduct in public office last month at the Old Bailey.

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    Anonymous says:

    Be fair. They’ve got the pervert and sex offender demographic in the bag.

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    seriously? says:

    ‘Want to cut public services faster and deeper than the Tories’

    Now you’re talking.

    That’s the medicine.

    Soonest started, soonest mended.

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    RomaBob.... Beeeeg Issue! says:

    Labour, honest, truth and fair……. these words just do not make sense.

    Labour, dishonest, liars and corrupt…….. much nearer the mark!

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    Postal Voting instructions : Wythenshawe and Sale East says:

    Postal voting form.

    Choose one candidate only.

    A – The Labour Party
    B – The one with the red rosette
    C – New Labour
    D – ONENASHION Labour
    E – The socialists

    You may also vote for your wives/children/cousins/family back in Pakistan/ etc but must use separate forms.

    Once you have completed the form place it into the envelope provided folding tab A securely to Tab A and mark LABOUR on the envelope with the red felt pen provided.
    Place into the hands of the labour party activist who will take them to the polling station.

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    Fish says:

    Not only will they fuck us all over if they get in, Miliband will complete the job of cementing hard left activists in all of our institutions to ensure Marxist continuity in the event that Labour ever get ousted.

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    Old MacDonald says:

    Pig in a pokey?

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    RomaBob.... Beeeeg Issue! says:

    The Police Federation jumped into bed with Labour years ago…… today’s mess, the police service is in, is the result.

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    On the ground reporter says:

    Residents of Wytheshawe Tower Blocks : We shall be voting again. Know what I mean.
    Labour luvvie: shit

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    Socialism = Starvation says:

    Bio here: Any inference that she is of a socialist persuasion would be pure speculation


    As would my guess that the sun will rise tomorrow.

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    SNAFU says:

    Is it Miss D Fatbot?

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    Kim Jong-un says:

    My thoughts entirely!

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    Socialism = Starvation says:

    A vote for Cameron is a vote for Labour, it’s just that he denies Mili the PM’s salary, car and control of the Blairmacht.

  151. 151
    RomaBob.... Beeeeg Issue! says:

    I prefer Lindisfarne :)

  152. 152
    seriously? says:

    Seriously, what gets into some people’s heads? What had he – 30 years service? A full fucking pension and he might lose the lot?

    What heinous crime had Mitchell committed that got so many people manufacturing evidence against him?

  153. 153
    PC Hillsborough says:

    Making stuff up is wrong.

  154. 154
    seriously? says:

    Surely anybody who was ever convicted as a result of his testimony should demand a retrial. This fucker wasn’t just ‘mistaken’ in what he heard – he was never even there.

  155. 155
    UKIP voter says:

    Good for Nigel. Time the bent practises of the LibLabCon were exposed and done away with. Their first past the post stitch-up is another.

  156. 156
    Skeptical Voter says:

    by cutting out the middle man and putting in the x ourselves…

  157. 157
    MB. says:

    ‘Trade Union and Labour Party Liaison Organisation which has allegedly been transferring the addresses of postal vote applicants that trade unions have processed directly onto the Labour Party computer system.’

    Could there a breach of Data Protection legislation there?

  158. 158
    Fish says:

    Like Foghorn’s and Underpants apology to St Vincent, it will probably be made via Twitter, meaning that unlike the allegations, the apology will never appear in Hansard.

    That reminds me, Cameron is still waiting for an apology from Underpants which will never come. It’s easy to see why he would never have made a Vicar…even a Marxist one.

    Labour? Low life wankers, all of them.

  159. 159
    Quote from Wiki says:

    “Watson remained chair of the electoral commission amidst criticism of her management of the United Kingdom general election, 2010, when she defended herself on the grounds that the Electoral Commission had few powers over returning officers”….and what happens next in the battle for Wythenshawe and Sale East? Nothing to do with me!

  160. 160
    Fish says:

    Sounds like it, unless they get some forms signed, by the voter, to allow this

  161. 161
    RomaBob.... Beeeeg Issue! says:

    That is the knock on consequence, CPS will be looking at all the NG pleas in cases he has been involved in. Probability he has not seen an angry man in years, only a very small % of police officers actually have operational contact with the public.

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  163. 163

    There is nobody to turn to in this country, maybe it might be a good idea to call in the UN election monitors

  164. 164
    Anonymous says:


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    Ex-Ex-pat says:

    yep, another quango that Labour stuffed with their cronies. The same old story of Labour’s govenrement in exile.

    But Limp-dums don’t seem to want changes to the system either, wonder why that is? Nothing to do with how they harvest votes, especially in urban areas!!

  166. 166
    stun2 says:

    Well let that be a lesson to whoever follows Dave to clean out the Augean stables immediately, instead of whining about it 3 years in.

  167. 167
    Old Hal says:

    I see no reason, apart from physical disability, why shouldpostal votes be issued to anyone who is just too plain idle to walk, drive, run, cycle etc to their local polling station, most polling stations are less than 1 mile from where a voter lives. As regards language difficulties, either have a ballot paper printed in their required language OR print the logos of the various political parties in colour (a cheaper solution) as in poor countries. The sight of Africans & Asians walking, cycling, travelling in the back of a lorry, queuing under the baking sun or pouring rain just to vote, puts the UK electorate to shame. Come on Cams, Cleggie & Milli that is something you can all do together. Sorry, but that has been one of my political hobby-horses, there is one thing maybe for the drop in the voting, is that the trust in politicos has sunk so low in peoples estimation that they are totally turned off by politics (an old joke, how do you clear a room of a group of people? Put a party political broadcast on) that is up to politicos to sharpen their act up, go out to their electorate, meet the voters not just photo ops, hold public meetings (anyone remember those?) they could be quite lively.

  168. 168
    Anonymous says:

    The main problem with the postal vote is that the householder can put his grown up children to vote labour even if they don’t live at home or are in jail

  169. 169
    BBC Computer says:

    Our newly installed hardware is working faultlessly and of world-class quality, as anticipated for our investment. As such, we can correctly predict a faultless delivery of champagne bottles for the big day.

  170. 170
    vote UKIP get UKIP says:

    Start with the QANGOs, the EU and Foreign Aid.
    Where do I sign up ?

  171. 171
    Ex-Ex-pat says:

    not an odd move when you consider the socialist attitude to electoral democracy. Boundary gerrymandering and postal vote fraud where an obvious way to bend the system to their advantage, given that those pesky voters so often won’t actually want Labour to be in government.

    With a very compliant media to suppress any discussion or investigation into the subject, nothing is done to change it. If and when a Conservative government gets the chance to do something, the BBC and their Labour allies will scream blue-murder and tell everyone it is the Conservatives corrupting an already fair system.

  172. 172
    vote UKIP get UKIP says:

    They already do. The brain dead.

  173. 173
    Ex-Ex-pat says:

    Silence? I suspect not because the perpetrators are wh1te middle-class people?

  174. 174
    Anonymous says:

    Typical Tory, too harrased to pull his wellies on but always ready to pull the wool over the eyes of the residents on the Sommerset levels.

  175. 175
    Kilometer 3 says:

    Time for the British people en masse to attend the voting booths and the count and watch what is going on………………..

  176. 176
    Moley says:

    Never forget that the far left, of which Miliband is a fully committed member, regards it as a legitimate and proper tactic to bend rules, pad meetings, rig elections and beat up any opposition.

    The Electoral Commission and everybody else is going to have a fight on their hands to defend democracy.

    Miliband is not interested in democracy; only in victory.

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    NE Frontiersman says:

    No need to fiddle postal votes: in Walthamstow in 2010 Labour gained a seat on a turnout of 125% in one ward, simply by giving each Labour candidate a thousand extra votes at the count.
    It was put down to ‘fatigue’ among the counting staff, but was only reversed after a court action.
    The Returning Officer aka the CE was paid £350k immediately afyerwards to retire and say nowt.

  178. 178
    NE Frontiersman says:

    ….and which minority was implicated in almost every case, regardless of the political party?

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    Táxpáyér says:

    They also tax land more and earnings and employment less.

  180. 180
    Socialism = Starvation says:

    Just rejoice at that news! And his pension going south, let us hope.

  181. 181
    Táxpáyér says:

    NHS4IT ’nuff said.

    12Billion completely wasted.

  182. 182
    seriously? says:

    The main problem with postal votes is not the grown-up children but the made-up children.

  183. 183
    davemcwish says:

    Given that they voted against giving us a vote in being dictated to by the EU, you’re mad if you think well ever get a vote in anything less controversial e.g. HS2 / Airport expansion / Flood Defences.

  184. 184
    Anonymous says:

    A good example of everything that is wrong with Publicly funded bodies. She would be on the minimum wage but for the tax payer. No doubt her pension will be greater than the nations average wage and this after somewhat less than 45 years work.

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    Buying the election with your own money says:

    Votes cast should equate to Income Tax paid to exchequer over last five years not one registered one vote. The more you pay in the more you decide. Put it to the electorate at the next referendum along side PR, transferable etc. If Warren Buffett wants to try to buy the next election, GREAT.

  186. 186
    White Dee says:

    Ed has asked me to campaign in Wythenshawe as the Labour voters are exactly like me – benefit chasing parasites. Bennies 4eva!

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    walking into darkness says:

    I like the way he says leadership quality is about ‘guts, vision and gravitas’, if you could pick three words from the dictionary less applicable to Miliband you have my respect and admiration.

  188. 188
    The 1784 residents of Red Flag Road says:

    Can’t agree more. We all feel very much ‘more involved’ in a ‘greater democracy’ and can’t see any reason to change the postal voting system

  189. 189
    Jimmy says:

    No idea. The Jews?

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    M says:

    Has there ever been a postal strike during a postal vote . ?

  191. 191
    DCL says:

    It’ll be a very short list of cases; he was an armed guard at the DPG, they aren’t selected for their thief taking abilities.

  192. 192
    Jimmy says:

    No idea. The J*ws?

  193. 193
    Jethro says:

    RomaBob… It’s a bit cold for Lindisfarne. Buckfast is quite warm this time of year, well, any time of year, really…

  194. 194
    BBC Panorama says:

    Don’t worry we are going to do a rigorous expose of this when we have finished investigating the same minority that was involved in the grooming and rape of underage girls throughout the UK.

    Expected transmission date: Don’t hold your breath.

  195. 195
    Daedalus says:

    Postal voting should be stopped for all but the most obvious reasons, serving abroad in the forces or merchant navy. Invalided and not able to leave the home.
    Everyone else should attend their polling station in person and these days should have photographic proof of who they are. I say this because where I live there have been a number of cases of votes being placed by people whose vote it is not! And to be somewhat more controversial they tend to be in communities from the south Asian area of the world.

  196. 196
    bubble says:

    “arrive on doorsteps a very short time after the delivery of postal votes, offering to collect them”

    This is *by far* the most significant advantage to Lab of the postal vote – much more than fraud. It turns 6/10 certainty to vote voters into 10/10 certainty which for the party with the most 6/10 certainty voters is a massive boost. It’s what cost the Cameroons 2010 though i’m glad of that now after seeing what they’re like.

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    Jake Mantee says:

    Boris Johnson is one Tory that likes postal votes. They’re the only reason he is still Mayor of London. He was defeated in votes cast on the day but had a big lead in postal votes. We know this for a fact because full figures for postal votes and votes cast on the day were published, which is not the case in most elections. However, Tory campaign organisers know that in most cases they get more postal votes than anyone else (because they see them counted) which is why they have no desire to change the system.

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    bubble says:

    quite quiet

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    bubble says:

    this encapsulates why tories can’t win. even on an article about *how* Labour are using the postal voting system tories can’t resist slagging the voters instead.

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    bubble says:

    yes but tories don’t have a clue about 70% of the country. if they did they’d realize it’s not the total number of postal votes but the number of *extra* votes postal voting gives. most tory postal voters would vote anyway but c. 20% to 40% of Labour postal voters wouldn’t – depending how unpopular Labour were at the time. the size of the gap now is nowhere near what it was in 2010 but it will always be c. 20% ish.

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    Noneofthem says:

    The software is open source and the votes are still traceable in Switzerland. In America it was proprietary and the system was so flawed that it was very very easy to rig the vote count to flip the votes from one party to another without a trace.

  202. 202
    Noneofthem says:

    The police refuse to investigate complaints all too often too.

  203. 203
    Blowing Donkey Whistles says:

    and you sound like a fcuktard Jimmy

  204. 204
    Blowing Donkey Whistles says:

    The trouble is all Labour voters are as thick as pig shit. They’re too dumb to even ask “what has the Labour party done for me?” Actually they probably don’t care as they’ll all be benefit scabbing drug dealing mongtards who will vote for whoever gives them the most for doing feck all.

  205. 205
    Blowing Donkey Whistles says:

    So is turning up p!ssed at a football game without a ticket and trying to get into the ground by rushing the gates. Dey do dat doh, doh don’t dey ehhh?

  206. 206
    Sid Viscous says:

    Dey did – but only after the police helped them:

    ” In an attempt to ease pressure outside the ground, Chief Superintendent Duckenfield ordered an exit gate to be opened. The opened exit gate led to a tunnel marked “Standing”, which led directly to the two already overcrowded enclosures (pens). In previous years, the tunnel had been closed off by police when the two central pens were full; however, on this occasion the tunnel was unmanned.”

    Justice for the 96.

    Vote UKIP

  207. 207
    Hargaret ModgeMP says:

    Dont complain Nigel at least Labour can mobilise and get recorded 11,000 percent of the postal votes all done in thirty five minutes. Bet you wish ukip was that efficient. Oh we won by 94,251 votes…too soon or do we have to do that count thingy in public this time?

  208. 208

    We have a large collection of games that are similar to Bloons Tower Defense 4 for you to play, such as Shopping Cart Defense, Bloons TD 2, Pokemon Tower Defense 2 and many more.

  209. 209
    Non taxable pikey says:

    Postal vote should also be available for military, maritime, and offshore workers.

  210. 210
    Non taxable pikey says:

    I can’t believe he was only up to his ankles in shit.

  211. 211
    Owen Wez Mawellies says:

    What floods ??????

  212. 212
    name says:

    willies, wellies, wallies (or if you are from north Britain) wullies.

  213. 213
    name says:

    ….in person and with credible ID. No turn up no vote. Tuff.

  214. 214
    name says:

    Keep a shredder by the front door. It is not only expenses which can be made to disappear!

  215. 215
    name says:

    I do hope you send a disgustingly rude letter to the appropriate Minister, along with your invoice for wasting your and your staff’s time.

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    Dib-Dob says:

    Postal Votes should only be allowed to the following:

    1) People who are unable to attend in person due to ill health as verified by a Doctor of a different ethic background to them. Sorry, Dr Patel.

    2) Ex-pats certified by HMRC as being non-domiciled.

    3) People on short-term business trips out of the country, verified by the Border Agency (or whatever they are called).

  217. 217
    Balls Ed says:

    Too many immigrants, too fast

  218. 218
    Ploddo Spokestwat says:

    We are too busy looking at Twitter for people making statements about choc-ices.

  219. 219
    PC Heysel says:

    fucking whining scousers

  220. 220
    domino says:

    Bullet not Ballot box

  221. 221

    Labour and Trade Union Mafia Strategy Group, innit?

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    (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

    Pubes up to her armpits, formerly!

  223. 223
    (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

    Dey do doh, don’t dey?

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