May 23rd, 2014

Where We Are This Morning

As we go to pixel (7:28am), these are the local election results so far:

  • UKIP is doing huge damage in the Labour heartlands of the North, gaining 86 seats overall with 59 councils declared and on course to win over 100.
  • The BBC has UKIP on around 25% outside London but just 7% in London. UKIP telly star Suzanne Evans has lost her Merton seat.
  • UKIP has done particularly well in Essex, where the Tories have lost control of four councils.
  • The Tories have lost 101 seats overall.
  • Labour has gained 94 seats.
  • The LibDems have lost 84 seats.
  • Mike Hancock has come third in Fratton, losing the seat he has held for 40 years. The LibDems lost control of Portsmouth council.

The first tremors are being felt…


297 Comments

  1. 1
    Iain Duncan Smith says:

    You should always vote with your conscience.

    Unless you don’t have one, then you should probably vote Tory.

  2. 2
    A Briton says:

    London is lost. For now.

  3. 3
    flushed says:

    Guess Ed now has a use for his 4 years of blank sheets of paper.

    Do hope he can give Dave and Nick a few sheets as well.

  4. 4
    The British media are cunts says:

    Nigel Nelson a lefty gay boy trying to trash UKIP. You could never see Farage as PM he says.

    I can’t ever see the gurning mong Miliband as PM either.

  5. 5
    Peter Grimes says:

    Go, Nigel, go!!

    Stick it to the liars!

  6. 6
    The elite still lie to the people at the 11th hour. says:

    I have always voted Tory since I could vote. I will never vote Tory again as long as Cameron is the Tory leader. I do not care what he now says as I no longer trust him.

    He treated the electorate with contempt by allowing them to think that EU immigration was falling as they went to vote yesterday, when he knew that EU immigration was dramatically rising. In a democracy the public should be given the full facts about the EU when they are voting on the EU, to do otherwise is denying the people their democratic rights.

  7. 7
    White Stiletto says:

    According to BBC, UKIP have done well in “uneducated” Essex. I thought the top state schools are found in the Chelmsford/Colchester area.

  8. 8
    The British media are cunts says:

    Oh dear, the two paper reviewers in Sky News are almost in tears over the voting.

  9. 9
    Mondeo Man says:

    London was a new labour plan for whole country,Essex is the front line! #UKIP

  10. 10
    The circle of friends. says:

    As the libDems have lost control of the Pompey mafia, Can we expect an investigation into Hancock now?

  11. 11
    Guffaws says:

    Ed Miliband is doing a great job…

    …for the Conservatives. Never has an opposition party done so badly one year out from a general election. He’s making Howard and Hague look solid. Hilarious!

  12. 12
    Basildon Bond says:

    Looking forward to seeing UKIP in local government, they’ve got a year to prove themselves.

  13. 13
    non taxable pikey says:

    After seeing what happened yesterday the election in Minaret Hamlets should be declared null and void and re-run.

  14. 14
    jgm2 says:

    They need to be in control of a council before they can ‘prove’ themselves.

    Harsh but true.

  15. 15
    A. Liar. says:

    A good result for Labour, under the charismatic leadership of Ed Miliband we are well on the way to winning a majority next year. A humiliating night for everyone else. UKIP haven’t done as well as predicted and the the coalition is falling part as their policies are rejected by the electorate.

  16. 16
    David Cameron says:

    I could do with a new one as I’ve filled all mine up with “Tax the Middle Classes”. Now, back to work plebs, I’ve got taxes to collect….

  17. 17
    Avalanched Dave says:

    I’m so proud of my Bumsex Marriage legacy.

  18. 18
    Anonymous says:

    Yes indeed. The truth is what we want and deserve. We will need to duck for cover when the real onslaught against UKIP begins. We must all hold firms against the slings and arrows coming our way. Why it has to be like this I do not know. Our establishment is rotten and will remain so if we falter.

  19. 19
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    I fear for this country if UKIP get in, there will be race riots and rivers of blood, the likes that we have never seen before.

  20. 20
    John Tandy says:

    For those who doubted it the EU is the most important topic in UK Politics today…

  21. 21
    Anonymous says:

    Who got handoncocks seat?

  22. 22
    Mr R Sole says:

    Time to rally behind Ed Miliband. He just needs more time for voters to learn more about him.

  23. 23
    Anonymous says:

    England has lost London to the immigrant vote. We must defend the rest of the country from the going the same way. Always vote bearing this in mind.

  24. 24
    Anonymous says:

    What amazes me has how the deviants and perverts party has hung on to so many seats

  25. 25
    Socialism is theft says:

    UKIP is on a roll. You ain’t seen nuthin yet.

  26. 26
    EU Kommissar says:

    Excuse me, we don’t like the result. Can you schedule a replacement election in the coming weeks?

  27. 27

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  28. 28
    Anonymous says:

    That’s Ok then, let’s all roll over and let the country be taken over by immigrants.

  29. 29
    OUT DAVE OUT DAVE OUT DAVE OUT says:

    Traitors’ Gate is on the left just before Tower Bridge. It will be a perfect opportunity for prime time TV as you pass through it.

  30. 30
    nell says:

    mikehancock has lost his Fratton seat and the libdems have lost control of Portsmouth – that is good news indeed.

  31. 31
    nell says:

    LOL! +1000

  32. 32
    The British media are cunts says:

    More media lies. If we leave the EU they will be desperate to still trade with us. No jobs will be lost.

  33. 33
    Socialism is theft says:

    No it is immigration though that is linked to the EU as we have no control at all over who can come and live here from most parts of Europe. Rich or poor, but mainly poor.

    Immigration damage is felt in many areas, from school places, to high house prices, to traffic congestion, rail overcrowding, even potential shortages of energy and water (in drought times). Low pay is also a symptom of mass immigration.

  34. 34
    Whiffler says:

    They also said that no-one (here) in Essex was voting about Europe – utter Bolleaux, go check what happened with Teddy Taylor , especially when Major took the whip off him.

    Also – why no voting numbers on any site? The no. of councillors often includes those not contested yesterday, Broxbourne was given to Labour, at one point Labour in Sunderland had taken 6 seats and lost 60 !.

    The most they’re prepared to tell us is the ‘net (sic) results’ and the BBC for a while didn’t even have UKIP as a tab

    They all seem to be drawing (badly) filtered data – given the raw data we could see how thee electorate in each ward voted and be able to roll them up.

    Technology is fine – rubbish programming or something sinister

  35. 35
    Handycock whipping it out says:

    F*cking UKIP! My boys and buddies in the Lodge are not at all happy about me losing my seat. Boaz.

    http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/local/mike-hancock-beaten-in-portsmouth-election-as-lib-dems-lose-control-of-city-1-6077063

  36. 36
    Patrick O'Flynn says:

    Hearing Nigel Farage’s voice after he’s inhaled helium is as great as you’d expect.

  37. 37
    London is a multicultural sh*te hole says:

    According to some “expert” on Radio 4 this morning, the UKIP vote is lower in London because people there are generally more ethnically diverse (sadly true), younger, and BETTER EDUCATED. ffs, Cheeky Bastard!

  38. 38
    albacore says:

    How come Cameron’s not already a dead duck?
    Since his first day in charge he’s been pushing his luck
    Digging “Tories” ever deeper in E U muck
    Still, the party’s pleased enough that that’s where it’s stuck

  39. 39
    Socialism is theft says:

    And these hypocritical, undemocratic EU twats have the nerve to criticise Putin.

  40. 40
    OUT DAVE OUT DAVE OUT DAVE OUT says:

    What time today will Dave appear on telly doing the “lessons must be learned” bollux?

    Will the Spads remember to delete the “our thoughts and prayers are with their friends and families” bit from the stupid fucking bastard’s autocue?

  41. 41
    Nick Clegg says:

    Looks like the only place where UKIP have managed to take overall control is the BBC.

  42. 42
    OUT DAVE OUT DAVE OUT DAVE OUT says:

    ERROR ALERT !!!!

    Delete “Can you” —- Insert “YOU MUST”

  43. 43
    Fat slug Dave (where's my brown trousers)? says:

    I’m developing a common touch – Blair is showing me how.

  44. 44
    The East of England says:

    Shocker of a quote from yesterday’s Breitbart article about Tower Hamlets shenanigans.

    “A Green Party activist was also unhappy about how the polling station was being run. She told Breitbart London: “The problem here is poverty and lack of education. A lot of the voters can’t read and have no idea who they are voting for, that’s why people are out telling them what to do.”

    What a fucking state to be in.

  45. 45
    A new dawn has broken...has it not ?? says:

    Watched “Wee Duggie” on BBC…his analysis is that it proves that people are switching to Labour because of their concerns over the cost of living;rising rents and that people are responding to Ed Miliband’s message ??????? Deluded or what

  46. 46
    Graham says:

    Welcome to Londonistan.Fraudulent voting in Minaret Hamlets and probably every other area in England with large Muslim populations.
    And in a year’s time Milicretin will be Prime Minister. This country is well and truly f**ked.

  47. 47
    Socialism is theft says:

    It is time we stopped appeasing the EU.

  48. 48
    Grant Shapps says:

    David Cameron’s beloved Tory-run Hammersmith and Fulham Council were a nasty bunch. What a relief they have been booted out by Labour.

  49. 49
  50. 50
    A new dawn has broken...has it not ?? says:

    Unless of course those pesky folk in the North…land of your birth “Wee Duggie” vote for independence in September and then you and the Labour Party are totally and utterly “fooked” !!

  51. 51
    Anonymous says:

    x 48,000000

  52. 52
    The East of England says:

    Funny that, a Green was quoted as saying that the Tower Hamlets electoral fiddling was because locals “couldn’t read” (see above).

  53. 53
    Fat slug Dave (where's my brown trousers)? says:

    Very good point – well said.

    However, whatever he may say, he won’t be able to match my performance in meeting my promise to reduce immigration to the tens of thousands.

    My word is my bond.

  54. 54
    Anonymous says:

    Is that you Liam Fox?

  55. 55
    nell says:

    couldn’t someone do a mock-up of him in that uniform and beret comical ali used to wear?

  56. 56
    Nigella Farage says:

    Basically no problem with immigration,as long as the immigrants coming in do so to take up work immediately (at usual rates) and don’t queue up for benefits and housing.

    Politics always boil down to simple matters: if we cannot balance construction of new housing with population growth, voters are going to get pissed off. This government (and the previous Labour government) have not been able to fix this.

  57. 57
    Anonymous says:

    UKIP got an average of 47% of the vote in Rotherham. That is phenomenal for a place like that, labour must be shitting themselves.

  58. 58
    nell says:

    let’s hope so!

  59. 59
    Anonymous says:

    According to the BBC, Hancock lost his seat to UKIP.

  60. 60
    Fat slug Dave (where's my brown trousers)? says:

    I should say so – it’s brown trousers all round today.

  61. 61
    All MP's are scum says:

    Unsurprising after Liebour destroyed the economy and ruined education.

  62. 62
    Shooty* says:

    Gutting that Labour have gained.

    All politicos on radio pussyfooting around the issues this morning: “we need to take action on immigration”.

    Yes and no. Mainly, you need to take action on Islamisation, but you won’t.

  63. 63
    Shooty* says:

    Hurrah!
    Those damn pesky proles! Do they not appreciate the enrichment?

  64. 64
    how about says:

    And everytime Milibandwagon tries to get tough on immigration
    we can refer to that picture of oily Vaz warmly welcoming immigrants
    to our country.

  65. 65
    Shooty* says:

    I was assuming it’s now Hammersmith-and-Fulhamistan, like the rest of London, hence the result.

  66. 66
    Wasp Nest Poker says:

    Despite all the hoo-hah UKIP have zero control over a council, they don’t even get to decide a bin collection rota.

  67. 67
    maybe says:

    Or London has been lost because of electoral fraud and dodgy postal votes…

  68. 68
    Cinna says:

    “Lib Dem business secretary Vince Cable said: “We take a kicking for the things the government does that are unpopular and it does reflect on us.”

    What utter b*llocks. The man is in complete denial. The last time I checked YOU were in the government Vince, you plonker. You screw around with BSkyB, Royal Mail, etc, etc and then come out with the c*rap that because “the government” is unpopular the LimpDumbs are suffering. It’s t*wats like you that have ruined this country for the past twenty-odd years. We’re all sick of you and your mates view of the world. Do us all a favour get lost. If you can’t do that just shut the f_ up!

  69. 69
    nell says:

    Good!!

  70. 70
    Pickfords says:

    If I lived in Rotherham I wouldn’t vote UKIP, I’d move. What a shitehole

  71. 71
    Bluto says:

    There will be if they don’t get in.

  72. 72
    Dianne Fatbot says:

    Did you say bacon roll?

    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaacist!

  73. 73
    Londoner says:

    Actually, the problem was that they didn’t put up enough candidates. I’d have voted for them but they had no candidate in my ward.

  74. 74
    Financial News says:

    Shredder sales soar in Portsmouth

  75. 75
    dogleg says:

    Can’t understand the rising support for Labour and Millipede, who has already said he won’t hold an EU referendum. Vote Labour, and experience permanent assimilation by the EU….is that what you really all want?

  76. 76
    The East of England says:

    The “election special” TV shows follow a brilliant format:

    1) Dimblebore
    2) Excitable twat in suit jumps up and down
    3) Invite liars to claim that their recent wipeout is a great victory.

  77. 77

    I am sure his friends at the Lodge will still keep him out of harms way.

  78. 78
    Marvin Hancock says:

    I think you ought to know I’m feeling very depressed.

    So won’t be able to stand trial. Thanks for the tip, Margaret Moran!

  79. 79
    Haven't forgotten says:

    I hope that poor abused demonised couple who had their fostered children taken away have a smile on their faces this morning

  80. 80
    dogleg says:

    Total control isn’t necessary to influence change.

  81. 81
    Vlad the Loudhailer says:

    Yes, Vote Labour, “Poverty for All”

  82. 82
    Henry Higgins says:

    How are the Estuary elocution lessons coming along, Dave?

  83. 83
    Cinna says:

    I’ve just had the good news that we’ve got rid of our ward Labour councillor (a useless piece of work). Beaten by UKIP.

    Do you know, in over 40 years of voting that’s the first time my vote has counted.

  84. 84
    The East of England says:

    …which is why they previously voted Labour. D. Fatbot is an inspiration to them all.

  85. 85
    nell says:

    His wife also lost her seat to UKIP – their gravy train is about to hit the buffers especially in 2015 when I suspect UKIP may win his seat in Parliament from him.

  86. 86
    Ed Millibandwagon says:

    Mmmm nnnngrag narrgh!

  87. 87
    Haven't forgotten says:

    Every time I flick back to BBC, wee Dougie with his whiney voice is on explaining its still going to be Labour all the way to the next election.
    Deluded prick

  88. 88
    Britain says:

    We are full

  89. 89
    nell says:

    Not on here we don’t – I suspect you are preaching to the wrong audience.

  90. 90
    helpful suggestion says:

    If they can’t even understand why voters have turned against
    them and supported UKIP the established parties may as well
    pack up now.
    FFS start listening to us and representing our views. That’s what
    we pay you for.

  91. 91
    Cinna says:

    They’ve ruined Britain full stop.

  92. 92
    JH3904023923-093-4 says:

    ‘Uneducated’

    Is that the new BBC euphemism for hideously white, non-diversity-trained populations?

    ‘Unbrainwashed’ more like.

  93. 93
    Cockerknee Dave says:

    Awight, Guv? I ‘ad that Farage bloke in the back of me cab. Right bastard he was.
    Want some foreign aid?

  94. 94
    nell says:

    Well unless you’re on benefits in which case he’ll make you rich.

  95. 95
    The fruitcakes have it. says:

    The present Government is what the British people really deserve.

    They voted for it.

    It did not appear at the butt of a gun.

    You are still free to go out all night long if you want and associate with who you want.

  96. 96
    Londoner says:

    London has not been lost. It hasn’t been fought yet. Tories have not actually been fighting in large swathes of London for years. Their performance in places like Waltham Forest has been lamentable – they are even implicated in the corruption in many peoples’ eyes.

    UKIP had no candidates in many areas the Tories have abandoned. There is loads of scope for a fight-back. Eric Pickles however has done fuck all about dealing with the rotten boroughs.

  97. 97
    Sue Denim says:

    Reminds me of Paris – a real sh*thole.

  98. 98
    Cinna says:

    You still checked in at the Priory mate?

  99. 99
    JH3904023923-093-4 says:

    It’s a good staging post. The plentiful supplies of fake tan can be used for incursions into enemy territory.

  100. 100
    C Grayling says:

    Whatever you may think you have to appreciate there is no racism whatsoever in this country.

  101. 101
    Oh for f¥ck's sake says:

    The latest line on Radio 4 now is that the UKIP gains are because of disaffected voters turning away from liblabcon….that may be so….but what the BBC is failing to point out is that the reason voters are disaffected is because liblabcon policies do not reflect the views of the general public, whilst UKIP’s do. The public are pissed off with the levels of immigration and because they want out of EU. UKIP is the only party that offers these policies to the voting public and that is why they have voted for them….Just brush that under the carpet eh Auntie – ‘The children are just having a bit of a tantrum’. No – They want their country back you patronising fucks!

  102. 102
    Britannia says:

    You still here? Fuck off out of my country.

  103. 103
    Iain Duncan Smith says:

    Hewlett-Packard To Cut Up To 16,000 More Jobs

    Vote Tory

    Hear ! Hear !

  104. 104
    Old_Bostonions says:

    Almost poetic, surely
    ……..
    They speak of a corner
    Built so high
    That even the sun
    Is masked and obscured
    By its Towering Minarets
    ……..

  105. 105
    C Pickles says:

    There is no racism that is for sure but you have to be aware that a large percentage of the population suffers from a mild form of Xenophobia.

  106. 106
    Vlad the Loudhailer says:

    Wasn’t Vaz pictured welcoming a Romanian criminal?

  107. 107
    Will says:

    Ok my borough the Tory council lost 6 seats to labour but still retain overall control. In my ward the labour having a rock solid majority did not even bother to canvass. So no change. Life goes on in my borough the road even got swept this morning.

    The government may be unpopular but the opposition are not much better.

    The euro election result on Sunday will most probably see a lot of anti euro parties elected across Europe. I this the eu commissars might finally realise how much the average voter hates them even in Germany.

  108. 108
    Reimer says:

    “London has not been lost. It hasn’t been fought yet”

    Yeah, right. Facts on the ground, dear boy, facts on the ground.

  109. 109
    Prof_Pudding says:

    Just take out “no problem”
    Substitute “big problem”

  110. 110
    Doc Marten says:

    This is the end of the PC as we know it Jim.

  111. 111
    The East of England says:

    I don’t mind the Scots (mostly), and am mildly fond of the Union, but if ever there was a price worth paying, this is it.

  112. 112
    Phil from Pentonville says:

    Send the buggers back to Xenophobia thats what I say.

  113. 113
    Roger Helmer says:

    Oh deep joy Neil Hamilton also failed to win his seat.

  114. 114
    Not good says:

    Did anyone bother watching BBC last night?
    Fuck them.

  115. 115
    BC says:

    When dead tree press reviewers show a little education and knowledge on any subject other than ‘show biz’, we should be concerned.

  116. 116
    Men who have sex with their daughter's friends are disgusting says:

    You should send them all to Australia instead.

  117. 117
    Mangochutney says:

    Ukip have a very simple message, which is if you’re worried about your son’s unemployment, if you’re renting, if you can’t get a council house, if your wages are stagnating, that the problem is immigration and the solution is we’re going to pull out of Europe.

  118. 118
    Oh for f¥ck's sake says:

    BBC Radio 4 and 5 Live (Nicky Campbell what a cnut) already got the knives out. Asking UKIP ‘how can you expect to be a credible party if you haven’t got the support of London?’ Talk about clutching at straws. How about focusing on the massive gains rather than one city!? Look at any voting map, anywhe in the world and there will be pockets of support for different parties in different areas. Never have I seen a map that has blanket support for one party across the whole country. Today’s story is the massive gains by UKIP throughout a range of local authorities up and down the country. Focusing on London – An overpopulated dump that stinks of p**s and has been overun with latte sipping guardianistas, beardy liberal hipsters and immigrants is NOT the story for today!

  119. 119
    Mangochutney says:

    Ho, ho, ho!

    Listened to the R4 Toady prog this morning for over an hour.

    Not one mention of the election results.

  120. 120
    Ludvig says:

    Poor Ed. This morning he is having a cause for living crisis.

  121. 121
    The libLabCon and its chattering classes says:

    High immigration is good for You because it provides Us with cheap servants and workers.

  122. 122
    The tremors are being felt says:

    but not by Dougie Alexander who remains convinced his strategy to win the election holds true. I wonder whether the great English public will be prepared to put up with MPs with Scottish accents pontificating on television if Scotland votes for independence.

    How can they represent England, Wales and Northern Ireland when they will become foreigners?

  123. 123
    Andy Pandy says:

    Are we going to get Chilcott’s Report today or will it be published on Monday ?

  124. 124
    Sunny Jim says:

    Londonistan has rejected UKIP – no surprise there, really. As for Minaret Hamlets, that shithole was already lost to the Islamic hordes, but what has happened at the polling stations is a disgrace, even for that hellhole.

  125. 125
    Maqb­oul says:

    Excessive and uncontrolled immigration is certainly a big problem and a message the electorate has understood. The UKIP are not against immigrants or immigration per se but that distinction has been deliberately muddled or simply not understood by those who seek to oppose UKIP.

  126. 126
    long John Silver' s parrot says:

    Ed is finished.

    Even someone with half a brain and a Labour Membership card can see that.

  127. 127
    Arthur scargills left the building says:

    Well put…and so true….The game continues..

  128. 128
    Population of Britain says:

    +68 000 000

  129. 129
    Long John Silver' s parrot says:

    It will be something to talk about at dinner parties tomorrow night then !

  130. 130
    News Flash says:

    BBC loses local elections…wonder if they will win the Euros?

  131. 131
    David Axelrod says:

    Wee Scottie would say that, wouldn’t he.

  132. 132
    Green and pleasant land says:

  133. 133
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK SON OF COD AND CODFATHER OF SOLE says:

    Notice how the government use the “immigrants employed” figures to paint a rosey picture , omitting the hundreds of thousandsof unemployed that are here with no intention of working

  134. 134
    Long John Silver' s parrot says:

    They have a nice football groung though.

  135. 135
    The East of England says:

    Lolz

  136. 136
    Anonymous says:

    As we drove out of London last night we went past a polling station in Tower Hamlets which had 9 “Tower Hamlets First” party members crammed into the entrance (which was about 2 meters wide) handing out leaflets….So I called 101 and let the Police know, they didn’t seem to interested.

    How did it come to this?

  137. 137
    Long John Silver' s parrot says:

    Yes, and my Dad is bigger than your Dad.

  138. 138
    UKIP said it? says:

  139. 139
    Roland Deschain says:

    Because that’s where the biggest concentration of Labour’s imported electorate reside.

    And they’ll do it elsewhere, with the bizarre connivance of the Tories if they aren’t stopped.

  140. 140
    A new dawn has broken...has it not ?? says:

    Same here….no sign of Labour canvassing in my area so I would like to know where these 7 million people are that Labour have supposed to have “door-stepped”. Incidentally my area is a “key” West Midland marginal that fluctuates between Conservative and Labour at both local and bnational level. The council was labour then it became Conservative and then Labour . The MP was labour then Conservative then Labour and now Conservative. I would have thought that this sort of area is exactly where Labour should eb canvassing . Incidentally the sitting Conservative MP has been active campaigning for over 12 months..the Labour candidate nowehere to be seen.

    In fact UKIP has been more active than Labour. Even the Bee en-Pee has leafletted the area but..guess what….nothing from Labour…hardly a way to win an election Duggie…eurtopean, local or national.

  141. 141
    Maqb­oul says:

    Do the Libdems have the support of London?

  142. 142
    Fuck Off Beaker says:

    Miliband was savaged by Graham Stringer, a Labour MP.

    “We’ve not done as well as we should have done, both in presentation of our policies and organisation.

    The campaign itself has not been professional. The centrepiece has been the cost of living but Ed didn’t know his own cost of living. The fact that we won’t give them a referendum is a trust issue.”

  143. 143
    anon says:

    watermelon

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    Anonymous says:

    No you can’t you fantasists. Get ready for PM Milimong.

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    A new dawn has broken...has it not ?? says:

    Smears never work….it just makes people more determined

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    Ever hopeful says:

    Am in shock, I was more interested in the EU elections and didn’t figure that UKIP would do much in the locals but then I didn’t know we had locals until I went to the polling station and was asked, do I want to vote in the locals, the cat is among the pigeons now, the LibLabCons will make a mojor attempt to destroy UKIP, they can’t have a newcomer in pushing them away from the trough, well done UKIP.

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    Wandsworth Resident says:

    I voted Tory.

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    Reimer says:

    Those are both good days for burying the Political Class alive, after beating them severely enough to prevent their agonised efforts to dig themselves out being anything but futile.

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    parisclaims says:

    looking at Ukip’s figures for London, the only logical conclusion is that the figures for the percentage of ethnics has been massively understated.

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    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK SON OF COD AND CODFATHER OF SOLE says:

    Do not listen to Daves Big referendum lie , it will never happen
    He has two get out of jail cards even in the unlikely event thaat he gets elected

    No 1 is he is going for treaty reform and the referendum will only be offerd after that , if any reform is agreed
    He will have some wording changed to the Lisbon treaty (a la labour) then tell us all that it’s such a great deal for Britain that a referendum is no longer required

    No2 To get his referendum bill through parliament it will require 326 MPs to vote for it. That will never happen as you know Labour and the Glib Dems are all pro Europe , that coupled with the Cameron and his pro europe tories , will ensure it never gets through , even if it did it would take years of ping pong betweed the commons and house of thieves , so it will never happen

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    Anonymous says:

    Take of the shades and say hello to reality. Gurning Miliband will be PM.

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    Apthorpe says:

    Sad but not suprised. The ruling elite of the three main parties see un controlled imigration as good. Even now not one of them will accept it was damaging to whole communities. It has simply increased competition for low pay/no skill jobs and put pressure for social resources for those same communities. They have simply refused to accept this (more likely they actaully don’t care, I heard my own MP over a year ago whisper to one of his helpers as a party gathering (Conservative I’m sorry to say) that he didn’t like mixing with people who earned less than him. Lets hope a strong UKIP result will make them pay more attention!

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    Reimer says:

    I suspect that thoughtful people in Eastern Europe in the immediate-post-WW2 years asked the same question.

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    Anonymous says:

    Julie Swan, UKIP

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    A new dawn has broken...has it not ?? says:

    Yup…..Not as bad as what you describe but my polling station had “supporetrs” outside asking people for the number off their polling card as they entered so they could “tick you off on the list”. I told ‘em to fuck off(politely) as they have no authority to do this. The only person you need to tell your electoral roll no or name and address to is the election officer INSIDE the polling station so they can tick you off on the “official list”

    Such activities are not unusual in elections though as the various parties will have canvassed people beforte election as to likely voting intentions and will then call on the day to make sure you are intending to vote and if its a close run thing and you are not “ticked off” will call again before polls close. In the old days it was usual for them to “offer you a lift to polling station” in various volunteers cars etc but not so prevalent these days

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    The East of England says:

    Excellent!

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    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK SON OF COD AND CODFATHER OF SOLE says:

    Where do they find them ?

    A female voter on sky news

    “I voted Labour , i have always voted Tory , but after what they have done to the economy , far worse than what Labour did , i couldnt vote Tory again ”

    Whats up luv , did that nasty tory party make you go out and find a job ?

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    Genghiz the kahn says:

    Graham Stringer helfully pointed out that Ed’s Cost Of Living Crisis message doesn’t work when Ed doesn’t know the cost of his own shopping.

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    May day for dave says:

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    Don't Panic says:

    What’s Mathew said to upset you ?

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    Reimer says:

    Yep, a remarkably brazen declaration of a separate polity’s existence even by UK standards of the past ten years. Expect what passes for ringing denunciation in highly-quotable dignifiedly-muted tones from an establishment worthy or two but no action beyond a magistrate’s £50 fine.

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    Nige says:

    Vote Cameron, get Miliband.

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    Ever hopeful says:

    Tell Gove we are unhappy full stop and won’t vote or think about voting for Camoron’s Conservatives while Camoron and your gang of Libdems are still in charge , you destroyed the Conservatives and nailed it’s coffin lid on over the last few weeks by getting in thick and deep with the LibLabs in your vile unfair attempts to destroy UKIP, you would have done better staying out of it and got on trying to keep your voters, wallys .

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    You were sayin...? says:

    Gui­do Fa­wkes ✔ @Gu­idoFa­wkes
    COMMENTATORS NOTE: UKIP to take control of Castle Point council with independents.

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    Fat slug Dave (where's my brown trousers)? says:

    I would never allow that to happen if I were Prime Minister.

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    Nige says:

    Vote Cameron, get Miliband.

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    Politics is a a dirty game says:

    I hope Nigel Farage beefs up his security. The establishment don’t like having their cages rattled. The Cons, Libs and Labs are absolutely terrified of what UKIP have achieved and I wouldn’t put anything past them to try and put UKIP out of the picture.

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    Austin Tash says:

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    nell says:

    Yes I’m surprised too at how well UKIP have done in the local elections. In the end I split my vote and voted tory in the local election and UKIP in the EU elections expecting the EU elections would be where UKIP would make its mark. Yet here, where we’ve had no UKIP Councillors, they gained 3 seats and two of them in wards around us which are traditionally strong Tory.

    UKIP’s big challenge now is to get a decent local structure into place, hold onto their gains and make something useful of the 2015 election . Interesting political watching.

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    Cinna says:

    Stringer is a maverick. Used to be our Labour Group leader up here in Manchester and now MP for my old constituency. Never cared for his politics, but seemed pretty much an ordinary guy who was actually in touch with the man (and woman) in the street.

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    Fishy says:

    Heard that. She was responding to some beeboid who had said the same thing a few minutes earlier

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    Try to keep up says:

    Their support is falling – compared to 2012.

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    Polly Twaddle says:

    Maybe Miliband will become tough on immigration and tough on the causes of immigration – that sort of tosh has worked before tbf.

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    Steve Miliband says:

    Hope: Vote UKIP to kick liblabcon euussr political elite

    Reality: Neil Hamilton on Question Time, Ed Miliband PM next year, no EU referendum

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    Socialism is theft says:

    Acorns don’t grow into mighty oaks overnight, you plonker.

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    Voting in Tower Hamlets yesterday says:

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    Austin Tash says:

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    An unfuckable lardarse says:

    >foreigners

    Zis verd iz now verboten und you vill be zent to a kemp fur re-edukation.

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    Realist says:

    London hasn’t been part of the UK for a number of years now.

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    Death to the Tory elite says:

    Hey Guido,

    Any chance we could see some pics of Shameron choking on his breakfast?

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    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK SON OF COD AND CODFATHER OF SOLE says:

    Dave has just put the final nail in the Tory coffin , by announcing that the laws will be changed to preven legal challenges to fracking and that companies will be allowed to drill where ever they like , Without the land owners permission !

    Sooner he’s gone the better

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    Someone else says:

    High Immigration is good for us only because it reminds us that you are the problem. get rid of you and we can reverse all the shit you have introduced. And then things will be better. Without you.

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    Recent attempts to smear Ukip by some of the pundits – many of whom have almost zero understanding of swing voters in marginal seats – have been crass, foolish and counterproductive – Douglas Carswell

    At least he understands even if the paper he is writing for, the BBC, the Murdoch empire, the Northcliffe Empire and others, closer to home, do not…

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    haddock says:

    You’d need to be a brave man to walk about in an enriched area with a UKIP badge on, you can be set upon for carrying a drink.

    The police will be elsewhere when the vigilantes decide who can walk in ‘their’ area.

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    Arthur scargills left the building says:

    A blindingly accurate description of a historical political development being twisted into a convoluted load of bollocks by the Establishments department of “verbal diahorrea” …who are currently working 24 hour shifts…..

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    Number 10 Knobcheese says:

    Steady as she goes!

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    Whiffler says:

    Marvellous – have another Tractor.

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    ned ludd says:

    That tory bumsex boy was our mp years ago. Feckin useless.

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    Knob Ed says:

    We need a new party in British politics. I’m thinking of starting the Weird Party and I’ll be the great leader.

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    Ludvig says:

    Yes, I saw that too. It’s the second time I heard this almost identical statement in the last few days. Is she a plant or just a cabbage?

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    Botus says:

    His wife lost her seat to the Kip as well

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    Roger Helmer says:

    Heh, Neil Hamilton stood as a UKIP councillor in Wandsworth’s St Mary’s Park ward, and finished 8th out of 9 candidates.

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    Film Producer says:

    With those looks there’s definitely a future for her in horror films.

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    Dimitri says:

    I am from Bulgaria coming from. I have the doctorate in statistics (I clean 56.743 cars per day at average charge of £8.54). To me the table seems to say Labour are winning at both the net and gross level – you English and your dislike of the well hung parliament.

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    In the interests of the truth says:

    You are providing duff info. Fracking will be allowed to take place beneath land without getting permission off the land owners. Considering that a shale formation to be fractured could well exist beneath many thousands of properties then getting permission off all of them would make shale fracturing impossible in the UK.

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    haddock says:

    there was a Conservative loser on bleating that the voters haven’t understood their message and they should have made it clearer; he is too thick to realise that the voters understood the Conservative message perfectly well, and, because of that, voted UKIP

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    Steve Miliband says:

    Not like he’s a high profile ‘Kipper appearing on Question time or anything

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    Tarquin says:

    I thought his wife was far too young to stand for election, at least not until she finishes her O-levels.

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    Neil Hamilton says:

    A UKIP councillor who lost her seat has told the BBC that the reason her party had not had the same success in London is that people in the capital are “well educated”.

    Suzanne Evans, who was a councillor in Croydon, was asked why UKIP was receiving round seven per cent of the vote in London compared to 27 per cent for the rest of the country.

    She responded: “I don’t think we have got our message cross in London.

    “We do have a more media savvy, well-educated population in London and they are more likely to have read some of the negative press that’s been about us.”

    Hear ! Hear !

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    The East of England says:

    Aargh Hodges has re-emerged on Sky. Expect shrieks of WAAYYCISS!

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    Clarie Fication says:

    so is that her statement and belief or the beeboid’s?

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    Fishy says:

    What’s happened to the Greens?

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    Bert says:

    Quite right, Mr or Ms Future. You will be pleased to hear that the little woman is at present weaving new espadrilles for the whole family, using public hair carefully retrieved from her Bissell (non electric, non polluting-with-planet-killing-CO2 of course!) carpet sweeper since 1973.

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    Guy News Room says:

    Right wing political blogger,Guido Fawkes tells B B C News “Ed Miliband has got this sort of blokeish personality that people respond to”

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    Voting is visible says:

    nell, do you realise you liked your own post?

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    Londoner says:

    The facts are that Eric Pickles has done nothing to root out corruption, voter fraud and vote-banking in the Labour Boroughs. He barely managed as the last minute to deal with Town Hall pravdas in placdes like Waltham Forest – two years too late.

    Many of the ward boundaries are gerrymandered to create blocks for each party which they can’t break into or out of. As a result they don’t even really try. The Conservatives have done next to nothing about fighting back in Labour ‘safe seats’ having given up almost entirely in many working class areas. They do no recruitment, they hold no meetings a grass-roots level. They do no campaigning at street level. They are distant and aloof.

    UKIP have a better approach but have a lot to do. They did not put up candidates in many areas.

    As I say, Labour has has not yet been fought in London. Not on the ground. Not street by street and house by house.

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    Taxpayer funded astroturfing EU Troll says:

    Your Missus is out of a job as well I hear Handy? UKIP tastic!

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    Yes,Of Course says:

    UKIP spokesman: “We don’t tend to do well in London because it’s cultural, educated and young”.

    Their words.

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    A young 'en beginning to see sense says:

    They’ve been eaten

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    Diane Abbott says:

    All you honkey raaaslaaaat voting 4 dem UKIP. You all be dividin and rulin, bloodclaaaaat!

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    Londoner says:

    Not so. UKIP have support from immigrants.

    You are mistaking UKIP for the EDL, who get everything they deserve for being such utterly loathesome boors.

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    Toxic Taffy says:

    Have just got up. Has Mr Farage moved into Number 10 yet?

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    Hodge your bets says:

    In fairness, Hodges often goes against the leftie grain and attacks Labour and Milimong. It’s a wonder his mother Glenda Wacko Jacko hasn’t killed him.

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    Ctesibius says:

    OK so can everyone who’s suffered subsidence from coal mining over the last 300 years please have compensation too?

    I was amazed to hear Vince Cable on the idiot’s lantern this morning saying that coal mining never did any harm through subsidence. Maybe not in the wealthy leafy southern suburbs he inhabits (despite his fetching northern accent) but people who actually come from mining areas know that subsidence from coal mining is widespread and far more damaging than any from drilling could possibly be.

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    Name and address not supplied says:

    Seems the Liebour whitewash isn’t showing any cracks from your angle, even murderers have a get out of jail for free card, he didn’t start an illegal war, nor sold gold at knock down prices or saved the world, like the rest of the Establishment and uncivil service, lessons have been learn’t, time to look to the future, we’ve been keeping public confidence.

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    Perse O'Nalley says:

    My views exactly. I voted Tory since I could vote…but never again.

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    Bio digester says:

    A sewage plant is cultural.

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    Diane Abbott finds solace from the results by dancing says:

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    Fruitcake and swivel eyed loony loving the panic and utter desperation says:

    Dismal Dave & Dead Ed are fucked. Even if they wanted to do something about immigration they can’t.

    Delicious irony is the very institution they support, the EU, is the one that’s stopping them.

    Vote UKIP, get UKIP.

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    Cameron Detests millions of Britons says:

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    Sir Roger de Senseless says:

    Yes, indeed. Using this election simply as an opportunity to register a protest vote isn’t enough. We have to keep up the pressure and preferably increase the U.K.I.P. vote.

    By the way, has anybody heard the highly principled Lib-Dems call for proportional representation lately?

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    Cinna says:

    Just caught Matthew Wright on Channel 5 discussing Ed’s replacement. The panel’s consensus view was that Chuckus Yermoney was the man for the job. Strewth!

    They reckon as a “man of colour” (their expression) he had all the charisma needed to become our next PM. Queue for the exit here.

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    Leslie Terry Phillips-Thomas says:

    I must say, UKIP seem to have some frightfully fizzy women in their ranks.

    DING DONG!

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    The Public says:

    Well said that Lady.

    In 1973 the British Establishment covertly declared war on the British people. May 22nd 2014, the fightback begins. 2015 – we win.

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    Londoner says:

    He’s a twat. Nobody likes a twat.

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    Anonymous says:

    He’s your nemesis.

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    ed martin says:

    it has shown the voter can influence change – even if received wisdom is that the middle grounds counts most

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    The Public says:

    Don’t forget the BBC think the same, as do several leading Labour figures and most of the national press (the Express excluded).

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    Name and address not supplied says:

    They all have done that with the DC power cable from Scotland to Flint power station, the cable will run out of the Irish sea across Wirral farmland to Flint and the landowners were told it will be put across their land, it will be underground and they are working on the route now.

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    The Growler says:

    Are those so they can practice resignation letters, they are not practiced in doing that.

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    The Public says:

    Bingo – now the Farage chess move by focusing on Immigration so much becomes clear. The other parties need to be seen to respond – but they can’t – without delivering what UKIP really wants.

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    Eddie Booth says:

    Honkeys 1 Enrichers 0.

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    BBC says:

    ESPECIALLY to spiteful left wing organisations

    Sorry, Alexandra, we won’t do it again. Promise.

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    The Critic says:

    Ed’s one nation statecraft in action – piss off the voters/engage in wonkspeak/proclaim your own intellectual brilliance/ expound the value of 20th century Marxism to 21st century Britain/ let people take your picture(Ed you have a face for radio)

    I am sure though Comrade Len and the Politburo are hard at work figuring out how to re-educate the masses as we speak…..I can hear the chanting now …….four legs good, two legs bad………….

    Just like an unwelcome party guest, they will not leave until you throw them out.

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    The East of England says:

    Not a particularly frightening thought.

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    illogical says:

    Commiserations Guido for losing your Tory / Libertarian blog.
    Congratulations for accepting is has become a UKIP/ True Conservative/ Libertarian blog.

    “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often”.
    Churchill.

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    Melt down says:

    Have Nick and Vince resigned yet?

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    ed milliband/nick clegg/david cameron says:

    Alexander, Alexander, the peasants are revolting

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    Jackson Bollock says:

    Snigger!!

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    Perse O'Nalley says:

    Talking of which, my useless twat of an MP, Nick Boles, has been very quiet. Probably got his mouth full of cock.

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    It's not taxing .... says:

    Pay more tax.

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    heavy Metal rocks says:

    Vince is fool. He should come up to South Derbyshire or any other area that had coal mining and look at the rolling roads or houses with iron tie bars

    Unlike fracking which will not cause subsidence as a void is not left in the rocks after gas and oil extraction, a coal seam is mined by allowing the rocks to crumble from above and fill the void left by the coal extraction.

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    Plinky, plinky, me white honkey says:

    That’s what happens when you take me & mine for granted.

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    Name and address not supplied says:

    I hate greens.

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    Anonymous says:

    .for ever. Have you seen the ethnic make up of your local London Primaryk School lately?

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    Pick litter for bennies says:

    Various BBC employees got smacks on the hand for anti UKIP tweets in the run up to voting,but now it’s finished James Landale (Deputy Political Chief) describes a Guardian article slagging UKIP off as a “cracking read”.Roll on the abolition of the telly tax to these smug elitist lefties.

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    Plinky, plinky, me white honkey says:

    *Plinky, plonky*

    Aaargh, useless twat.

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    Ann A Lyst says:

    Last time I looked your lot had lost over 150 seats. Going well for the turnips tops then? Looks like you wasted your vote again.

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    Eric Pickles says:

    BTW, any of that sandwich left?

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    saint peter says:

    I’ve asked wee dougie alexander 3 X but he’s still in denial about UKIP

  252. 252
    Ann A Lyst says:

    perhaps Milipede can do us all a huge favour by emigrating back to the land of his father(s).

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    Fred the pensioner says:

    Agree about Paris. I spent 5 years working in Morocco in the 1970s and the last time I went to Paris I felt I had come home so few white faces were there to be seen.

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    Eddie Booth, plinky, plonky, me white honkey says:

    Right, off to the club to meet Arthur and Jacko for a celebratory beer or 6 while Joan’s cleaning behind the fridge.

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    Observant says:

    Un-reeducated.

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    ed milliband/nick clegg/david cameron says:

    Touching women is a job for a lib dem

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    Mutaween says:

    Haram

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    Truthteller says:

    Ee Aye Addio we’re going to get our country back.

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    The Growler says:

    So what do the figures so far tell you, look carefully now, who has lost out most Liebore or the Conners, folks have had enough of being talked down to by a political elite, public school, Oxbridge born to rule placemen, and Dave is the best the Conners have. Looks as if Murdoch and his poodles backed the losing side, both Liebore and the Conners waisted between them £500K on foreign spin merchants they just not get it. If Dave Boy had had the amount of vilification late Teddy Boy has had, he would be a jibbering wreak. Ukip has given Liebore and the Conners a real kick up the jacksie, something that needed to be done, or this country would still continue travelling a rickety old rail track leading to nowhere. Farage and his cronies have got a year to show what they are made of as long as he does not ally with the Conners or Liebore neither can be trusted, if he and his party do well, they will rock the establishment from its complacency, if they do not and prove just opportunistic non entities, then they will disappear and we will be back to the status quo.

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    Village Idiot says:

    …Someone on R4 was saying,Because Londonistan is more diverse and more educated,UKIP did not do so well!…Wishful thinking,

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    The Growler says:

    By your antics Handy , YOU have probably single handed lost the LibDems Portsmouth, folks will only stand so much.

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    low resolution fox says:

    So you’re saying the City with the highest ratio of foreign-born population (40-45% + add their family?) didn’t vote for the closed-borders party?

    That logic is too much for me to take.

    Difficult to take a centrist line on that. I personally like Europe (and god forbid I like the idea of a cheap admin’d EU), don’t mind foreigners as such, but I would on occasion find myself saying “Is this enough?”.

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    Fred the pensioner says:

    Now, if motormouth McGuire suddenly had a Damscene conversion, thrust the scales from his cataracted eyes, and threw the weight of his little red rag fully behind UKIP, he would be the most popular journalist since the early 1900s.

    Achtung – piggies at 1100….

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    Roger Clague says:

    What do we need. Shale gas. When do we need it? Now.
    US, Russia, China gas and oil
    Germany coal
    Japan, France nuclear
    UK expensive intermittent unreliables

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    I know it may sound harsh but if you cannot read and write or speak English then should you really be voting? For democracy to work there needs to be an educated electorate so that the voter can understand who and what they are voting for. That’s not to say that only those with A levels or degrees should vote but reading and writing is really basic stuff. Some of the allegations coming out of Tower Hamladesh are absolutely appalling.

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    Fred the pensioner says:

    Just been watching some thick moron on Sky interview saying that if we leave the EU it will be the most dangerous thing we have done. Another one saying she had always been a Tory voter but “after what the Conservatives have done to the economy” I couldn’t bring myself to vote for them again. So I voted Labour.

    All of the thousands of people Sky prix could have chosen – and probably did too – to interview, they chose two of the thickest lefty idiots in the whole country to broadcast. No bias there then.

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    JH3904023923-093-4 says:

    I hope he does, his acheingly correct voters would desert him for not helping them assuage their whíte middle class guilt by importing unlimited numbers of third world people into historically whíte working-class areas.

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    Fred the pensioner says:

    Nope – in about a year’s time the mozzies will be voting for their own mozzy party and not the Labour layabout lot. Then the fox will really be in the chicken run! Better get the popcorn in early.

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    Afghanistan Banana Stand says:

    “… half a brain and a Labour Membership card….”

    I can see a flaw in that statement.

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    Necrophiliac Dating Agency-Just Where Do They Dig These People Up From? says:

    We wonder about Westminster being London-centric and with people like him behind them why should we be surprised? It’s actually a genuine surprise to him to know that to a growing number of Brits, London ISN’T the Centre of the World! In fact to some of us, we couldn’t give a fly F……!

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    Mr Slater's Parrot says:

    KSKRAAAWWWKK!!! (flapflapflap) (cuttle) (ping) AK-HAAAAARRK!!

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    Reasoned Debate - what's that? says:

    Without any hard evidence, people can get away with stating that “hundreds of thousandsof unemployed that are here with no intention of working” as a fact. And yet, since voters WANT to believe this, is it any wonder that UKIP are doing relatively well?

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    Fred the pensioner says:

    So it looks like we are going to have to get the tumbrils out and pitchforks sharpened a bit earlier than expected then….

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    Common Sense says:

    Which Labour Heartlands have they damaged Guido, I see a much greater damage done to the Lib-Dems and Tories with limited impact so in Northern Labour Strongholds. To be fair though better than any Tories have done in a long long time. Which is probably your point. It can only be good thing though, safe seats for both big parties need rattling. Good sign for UKIP next election.

    But not as bad for Labour as you or the National media are making out Guido.

    You should change the tagline of blog, in honour of the last man to enter parliament with honest intentions and to control peoples thoughts because I the authors own deep seated anti-left wing bais.

    Also wanted to add Guidoing peoples thoughts since you took the shilling of the beast called Murdoch.

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    Necrophiliac Dating Agency-Just Where Do They Dig These People Up From? says:

    Yes, I’m sure they’re in Uneducated Areas, and I’d agree with that. They’re ‘Uneducated’ enough to pay the TV License TAX for their National State Broadcaster to insult them and then expect them to lie-down and take it. The BBC are cutting it very close, Sell it.

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    Fu*k them all says:

    Greer and Alibhai Brown on Newsnight last night were a real picture. Sitting either side of Oborne, constantly shaking their heads, with Brown getting increasingly angry at what was unfolding.

    It was the equivalent of two people being run down by a car and then insisting they hadn’t just been run down by a car. great stuff.

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    Fred the pensioner says:

    I don’t think that ‘educated’ is the first word that comes to mind when watching Crystal Palace supporters; ‘young’ might fit some of them though.

  278. 278
    Fred the pensioner says:

    They wilted in the heat of the night.

  279. 279
    Rabid Green-Trying to be all things to all men (and Trees) says:

    Yeah! Wacists! We want unlimited immigration and unlimited house building!

    -Where are you going to build all these new houses?

    In the Green belt and build new ‘Garden Cities’ because gardens and trees and stuff are good!

  280. 280
    Fu*k them all says:

    There was an episode of ‘Love Thy Neighbour’ where the white bloke was going to sell his house, and the black bloke was worried in case black people moved in next door to him and lowered the tone of the street. Quite funny.

    It’s always slated, but the black bloke usually wins, or the two women win. The white bloke always loses. Nailed on. Fuc*ing racist writers…

  281. 281
    Taxpayer funded astroturfing EU Troll says:

    BBC hunting around Walsall until they found a UKIP voter with enough facial tats. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vHT_PKnUHs

  282. 282
    The primary school gates says:

    His missus isn’t old enough to hold a job.

  283. 283
    Village Idiot says:

    Not subsidence ,but, Aberfan…….(not sure how it is spelt)

  284. 284
    JH3904023923-093-4 says:

    Remember to tell any lefty that complains about UKIP’s progress that they are just ‘afraid of change’.

    Whenever I do it I can tell by their faces that they really appreciate the observation.

  285. 285
    Plaid Cymru-Spelling names with far too many L's, N's and F's just to cheat at scrabble says:

    Don’t forget about our Socialist State!

  286. 286
    Realist says:

    “to take up work immediately”.
    I would hope that you don’t count Big Issue sellers as working, even though they can claim benefits after 3 months standing with a couple in their hand. We only require people with REAL qualifications. Which also excludes many foreign doctors and nurses…

  287. 287
    Reasoned Debate - what's that? says:

    With voters willing/wanting to believe that ‘millions of people are about to flood in, take our jobs, and use our NHS’, the lack of an educated electorate never harmed UKIP. Then again, where would the right-wing media be if folks had a greater level of awareness?

  288. 288
    Village Idiot says:

    …In other words, the “Establishment” has been working against the wishes of a vast swathe of the electorate for years,and now they have to justify the state they have brought this country to,against the will of many of the populace!

  289. 289
    Jim says:

    In ‘The North’? Is that Manchester then?

    Only I’ve been hearing so many english commentariat referring to anything north of Birmingham as ‘The North’

    Makes me wonder if they have ever looked at a map of the island in which they inhabit.

    Must create some confusion daahn saaf….

  290. 290
    Jim says:

    Yes, I feel quite sorry for the majority of politicians, taking on a uni degree, then heading straight into party political duties, skipping the real world.

    It’s a wee shame for them, they try their best but just don’t have the social skills, or common sense to be able to survive in the ‘real world’. They just learn to obey orders; repeat mantras; fill out expense forms; scheme for a job on some board or other, with a little outburst of repressed sexual deviancy every now and again to make up for what they missed as teenagers.

    We really shouldn’t be so hard on the poor souls…

  291. 291
    Jim says:

    FFS, what are UKIPs policies? Where can I look them up?

  292. 292
    Jim says:

    Ach them english, stealing our ‘leccy…..

    Spongers. Get yer ain windmills….

  293. 293
    Jim says:

    Methinks you need your ‘a’ unstuck.

  294. 294
    James O'Bottom says:

    The guy from Walsall was great in my humble opinion by the way have males been wiped out completely yet in the BBC!

  295. 295
    cured lefty says:

    Mathew shyte kept on “Ed this, Ed that” any time mentions david Cameron its “Cameron this and Cameron that” total lefty bastard and doesn’t even try to hide it

  296. 296
    Anonymous says:

    So London turned it’s back on UKIP, because it’s tolerant and multicultural … pfft … immigrants looking after their own… more proof that London is an overly wealthy, overprivileged cancer in the jewel of Britain ….

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    immigrants looking out for immigrants


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