February 13th, 2014

Contrary to Reports, UKIP Still On Course for Second

UKIP are having a tougher time than they expected in the Manchester by-election today, compared to their breakthrough in places like Rotherham. On the back of the latest polls, full expectation management seems to have finally kicked in and the narrative is about being neck and neck for third with the Tories. Meanwhile friends of Nigel Farage are a little more bullish, predicting they will come second with 18% of the vote. The LibDems might lose their deposit… 


  1. 1
    Ned Ludd says:



  2. 4
    Take care! says:

    DANGER! There are voting floaters in the area.


  3. 4
    A House in Newall Green says:

    Who cares


    • 28
      walking into darkness says:

      exactly, the constituency is largely made up of benefit skaggers anyway. Coupled with the inevitable union led intimidation and the banana republic postal voting and and we’ll have the joy of seeing Miliband/BBC tell us what a breakthrough result we’re seeing


  4. 6
    Anonymous says:

    Tends to happen when Labour roll out their postal voting fraud division….


    • 22
      domino says:

      Yet still Cast Iron fails to grasp that in every seat Labour start out with a 5000+ advantage on postal votes from people who didn’t vote, don’t vote or who are dead, because Labour activists voted for them.


      • 25
        Anon says:

        Don’t forget that a suspiciously large proportion of councillors are also landlordsor property agents.


        • 56
          domino says:

          I was going to add that but the other 24 residents of our one bedroom flat wanted to get on the computer (not that I have ever seen them, is Mirpur in Romania?).


    • 91
      General Pinochet says:

      Back in Chile, in the good old days, we never bothered about voters. Come to think of it, we never bothered with elections!

      Viva UKIP! Viva El Presidente Farage! Hasta la Victoria siempre UKIP!


  5. 7
    Mike Hancock CBE MP says:

    Where can I get hold of some of those condoms? Never know when they might come in handy!


  6. 8

    Lets hope the people of Wythenshawe give UKIP a chance and give them their first MP god knows Labour have let the entire UK down


    • 35
      UKIP won't ever form a UK Government so don't waste your vote in 2015 says:

      You have about as much chance of that as the Thames not flooding…UKIP will never get one Westminster MP elected…all they’ll do is split the vote and deliver a Labour Government in 2015 and whilst I accept Dave is fecking useless Miliband would be even worse


      • 42
        I dislike socialists intensely says:

        I agree with you 100% .


        • 51
          jgm2 says:

          That may well be true in 2015. It’s why UKIP is being allowed to flourish by the BBC and Labour whereas the Labour-vote attracting B&P was targetted mercilessly via the BBC and Labour courts to get them off the ticket.

          But with all that said if the pr*i*ce of providing voters with an alternative party to vote for is to watch Labour fuck everything up again then so be it. Labour and the Tories (and Liberals) have had over 15 years of gum-bleeding incompetence and disastrously poor economic and social policies and if it takes another 5 years to ram home the message that you really don’t have to put up with such incompetent jackasses then that may be the pr*ice*e we all have to pay.

          God help us. But, as ever I point you to the ‘no-hoper’ SNP party in Scotland who bided their time, let everybody else fuck up to their hearts content and then walked in through the open door.

          That could be UKIP 5 or 10 years from now.


        • 55
          Observant says:

          Stranger things have happened – Caroline Lucas of the green death party got in FFS.


          • CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

            That was localised wankery in Brighton. The same as that traitor Galloway getting in in Bradford. All down to local popularity and chicanery.

            UKIP are attracting the generally disgruntled old farts. But they don’t number nearly enough to take any constituency.


          • Observation says:

            If you vote LibLabCon you’ll get LibLabCon, it’s pointless worrying which part of that Troika sits on the “government” benches because whichever it is will just take their instructions from Brussels.

            There are two choices, LibLabCon or UKIP, or to be more succinct, EU hegemony or an independent UK.


          • The Great Blitish Public says:

            Fcuk the troika
            Fcuk the EU
            Long live patriots


          • The Great Blitish Public says:

            And fcuk off Cast Iron


      • 94
        General Pinochet says:

        You’re the one who is ‘feckless’……………I got laid yesterday! UKIP will win seats in 2015 so piss off hombre!


  7. 9
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    Notice the Sun are very negative on UKIP.

    Anything to do with a certain persons business interests in G’ermany, re. Sky AG ? ;-)


    • 23
      • 59
        Winston says:

        The Sun’s editorial team are part of the same media elite conspiring with the political elite to shaft us prols.


    • 65
      CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

      UKIP were heavily favoured by the press when they were thought of as weapon to beat the Tories with and get Labour in the back door at the GE.

      But UKIP’s growing appeal in wh1te working class Labour heartlands and taking protest votes form Labour (whilst they have been in opposition FFS!), have scare Labour and their media comrades shitless.


  8. 10
    FrankFisher says:

    I think we’ll nab a solid second. The Tories are talking up their vote but it is all talk. Labour’s majority will fall and their share of the vote too, but that place (I was up there) is *genetically* Labour. They would not only vote for a donkey with a red rosette, they’d name their kids after it.

    Libdems are nowhere. Just nowhere. They have basically ceased to be.


    • 33
      jgm2 says:


      You’re alive.


      • 36
        FrankFisher says:

        Only just.


        • 41
          jgm2 says:

          Glad to hear it. It must be so depressing campaigning in a solid Labour seat. Don’t you have the urge to cut your throat listening to some of those incoherent fuckwits explaining that they’re voting Labour because… their dad did and so did his dad before him? And anyway Fatcher destroyed our ‘community’ and…


          • FrankFisher says:

            Only half a dozen people would actually speak to me! One – a guy with his own business – was very pro UKIP, despairing of his friends and neighbours voting as their grandads did, three didn’t know there was a by-election, one didn’t know what a by-election was, one called me a racist c**t and told me to get off the estate before he set his dogs on me. I told him he’d be picking doggie teeth out of his arse and leafleted the fcuk out of his neighbours.


          • jgm2 says:

            Sounds depressing beyond words. Although you can be reasonably sure that the ones who didn’t even know there was a by-election have already voted by post.

            For Labour.


          • Observation says:


            What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.


          • General Pinochet says:

            Frank……you would definitely not have ‘disappeared’ in Chile! You’re the man! Great job you and your compatriots are doing up there. Wish I was there with my secret police…….we knew how to treat Joe publico! Keep up the good work &……..

            Viva UKIP!


    • 34
      Persona non grata says:

      If UKIP come third or even fourth, I would still be most gratified by the prospect of the LibDem’s, ceasing to be.


  9. 11
    White Dee says:

    I iz going vote for UPRICK to keep my beneez.


  10. 13
    Mince says:

    So, a depressing hole’s electorate is going to vote for the same party it’s always voted for, and it’ll remain a depressing hole forever.
    Well, that’s their choice. Good luck to them.


    • 16
      Dave and Ed - Shit and Shyte says:

      It’s the way we like it.


    • 18
      C.O.Jones says:

      Exactly. The constituency with the lowest life expectancy in the UK has voted in Labour for the last 77 years.


    • 26
      Privatise the BBC says:

      Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

      Albert Einstein.


    • 30
      C.O.Jones says:

      Well Manchester has the most McDonalds outlets in the country. One for every 15,000 people.

      I wonder if the voting dynamics of the UK could be based on the demographics of population v McDonalds.


    • 39
      Scamming the public says:

      The surprising thing is that people still insist on voting for the very people who have done nothing for them or are unlikely to in the future…some of the most deprtessed areas of the UK are the ones where Labour has been in power locally and nationally for decades…but hey folks things can only get better(mugs)


      • 70
        domino says:

        glad I’m not the only one to have worked out the common denominator is Vote Labour = Stay Broke


      • 72
        CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

        But the people who realise this, move out of those areas, as they are the self-reliant aspirational types.
        It leaves an even more solidly Labour voting block, and when those people who have left, are replaced, it is by more tribal Labour voting imm1grant communities.

        Those depressed Labour voting strongholds are guaranteed to remain in that spiral.
        Good people move out leaving behind the detritus.

        This is why Labour don’t support fracking in Northern shit-holes, it will be bring money, jobs, prosperity and gentrification to their electorates. No wonder Labour MPs don’t want that.


      • 107
        bubble says:

        “The surprising thing is that people still insist on voting for”

        If so why were/are Labour so keen on postal votes?

        Without postal votes other parties could easily break through in places like that on low turnouts.


  11. 14
    Kylie gives me the horn says:


  12. 15
    None of the above says:

    They all can fuck right off.


  13. 17
    Gordon Brown says:

    I don’t know why but young Ed wants me to wish UKIP all the best for today’s election.


  14. 19
    EA says:

    We are sorry but the elections in Wythenshawe need to be cancelled, as we have realised that the area is populated by sloths, which since the Tory led coalition are an endangered species.

    This particular sloth is characterised by its attire and it’s propensity to go out ‘for a few scoops’ most evenings, and is adept at scavenging others peoples money.


  15. 24
    Labour's Postal Vote Corruption says:

    Rigged for our pleasure.


  16. 27
    Raving Loon says:

    Imagine Prime Minister Nigel!


    • 31
      Anon says:

      He could be no worse than any of the others I’ve seen standing at the door to No10 in my lifetime.


      • 83
        Welly Wanger says:

        Anon in “Farage would be better PM than Thatcher” shocker.

        No wonder you won’t attach a name to that toss. Knob head.


  17. 32
    ChristoperBryant'sAnus says:

    common sense will not be an issue for the vermin of this constituency

    public sector paper shufflers and scroungers will make it a charade

    just give the seat to Labour and stop wasting everyones time


    • 38
      jgm2 says:

      That’s what they used to think up in Fucking Scotland. Create a nice little pretendy parly where, even during UK T*ry governments, they could keep their Labour government in exile plied with soft-jobs and big salaries and wait their turn. Yet Alex Salmond turned them out on their ar*s*e in less than five years.


      • 43
        Give me my pound back says:

        Scotland is NOT England though and England is a mixture of nationalities and cultures unlike present day Scotland who can identify with Scottish nationalism


  18. 37
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    The problem with Farage is that he has limited vision and ambition.

    Do you ever see men like Bill Gates propping up a bar drinking beer ?


  19. 40
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    How long can UKIP trolls keep up their vote UKIP get UKIP mantra when they can’t win a single fuckin’ by-election.

    The Tories are right, vote UKIP get Miliband!


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  21. 62
    Winston says:

    Well, UKIP have had their local campaign office vandalised and rival activists stole a large number of leaflets. UKIP campaigners have been threatened on the streets. This is how Labour react to competition to their vote fodder in the North-west. Welcome to the fascist left.

    UKIP keep gaining members and votes, despite this and an outright slander campaign from the media. They are not going to go away.

    As Ghandi said of challenges to the established elite, “first they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win”


    • 69
      (Rarely) Dangerous Brian says:

      Then they assasinate you, or you mysteriously commit suicide with a blunt knife.


    • 76

      This is becoming serious, Farage should be concerned about his personal safety, the socialists will do anything to keep UK taxpayers money flowing into the EU.
      Thuggery and even political assassination have long been a tactic of the left ,there is no reason to believe that anything has changed on that score.


  22. 63
    Sally Beerycow says:

    Where can I get those condoms?
    Do they do bulk orders in XXL?


  23. 67

    Do not despair just hope that the referendum in Scotland goes our way, we will be rid of about 60 labour ,lib dem and SNP MPs without trying .


  24. 80
    tigerowl says:

    Good protest vote but nothing else. Policy wise they are just harder Tories. And like the Tories. love working class people who vote for them, but then do nothing for them. Waste of a vote. In the Euros, they will do well, but what is the point of sending an MEP who just picks up the money but does nothing? To do anything about Europe you have to engage in discussion. Like Cameron’s lot, they start by slagging off Europe and wonder why they are ignored.


  25. 81
    Jimmy says:

    UKIP condoms? Whatever next? Likud bacon?


  26. 89
    Psephologist says:

    What 2nd? All the kippers were saying they were coming first now they have their donor aboard.


  27. 93
    Anonymous says:

    UKIP first, kick the leftwit banana republic labour parasites out.


  28. 95
    Anonymous says:

    Wake up Manchester, labour have killed and are killing 1000’s on the LCP, that is how labour treat voters, leave them to die of starvation/dehydration, then give some fat cat billions to hide the evidence.
    Get labour out and turn the death camps back into hospitals..


  29. 96
    Anonymous says:

    Kick Labour25 in the ballot box. And don’t forget labour introduced Bedroom tax and Asos


  30. 98
    Anonymous says:



  31. 100
    Anonymous says:

    Labour pervs not wanted in Manchester. Get OUT labour, and take your UAF brown shirts with you.


  32. 101
    Anonymous says:

    tigerowl, are you suggesting we should vote for labour25, have none of your relatives yet had the pleasure of the
    labour death camps


  33. 102
    Anonymous says:

    But out Scotts, stop batting for labour pedos.


  34. 106
    sunderland is a labour ghetto thats why its shot says:

    Labour will win this by a country mile,UKIP will never make the breakthrough to Westminster,I appreciate and support most of UKIP policies and I like Farage,who really is a right wing unreconstructed Tory,but a vote for UKIP in 2015 will mean Milliband,Balls,Harman et al.This country is in deep shit and things will not get much better in my lifetime,but a Labour government a Labour government then its over.


    • 108
      bubble says:

      1. The EU wants free movement within all member states.
      2. The EU wants to expand to include ever more, ever poorer member states.

      The choices for the currently richer countries are therefore either get out of the EU or be destroyed.


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