May 24th, 2014

Quote of the Day

Phil Collins in a very perceptive Times piece on political tribalism..

Southern people in the middle of the income spectrum vote Tory. Northerners with the same incomes vote Labour. Rich northerners are more likely to vote Labour than poor southerners.”


38 Comments

  1. 1
    Boab Geldof says:

    Hi Phil,
    How do them darkies vote?
    Do they vote the same way when they reach here as wot they vote in AfrikAAA?

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    • 14

      Hello Mr Collins .

      Are you thzt Mr Collins who was once Phil Collins of Genesis and now lives as a tax exile in Switzerland ?

      Are you entitled to an expat vote and if so did you come over to the polling station for the day in your Lear jet or did you just send it by post ?

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      • 30
        Anonymous says:

        As a self-imposed tax exile in Switzerland, Phil (Another Day In Paradise) Collins is certainly showing showing his True Colours. Wonder if Gary (not aware of any tax avoidance) Barlow might join him for good?

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      • 37
        Anonymous says:

        So he chooses not to fund fucking ponces like you.

        Good on him.

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  2. 2

    It is even more true of Scotland than northern England where middle class voters disdain Conservatives.

    We fail to remember at our peril that the Conservative and Unionist Party was the dominant party of 20th century precisely because Unionism had an appeal in parts of the UK where the Englishness of Conservatism could not reach….

    Meanwhile those politicians thinking they need to listen more actually probably could do with reading more – and a good place to start would be with British political history after the glorious revolution…then UKIP’s pedigree can be traced all the way back to the times of Titus Oats and later the Boy Patriots whom Walpole held in such contempt but who in the end had their war….simply listening to unreason teaches very little except how to please…

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    • 3
      ed martin says:

      good points

      parties are themselves coalitions – events, personalities and even what purports to be reason threaten to break them up

      we may be at one of those interesting times of change

      local affiliations are also of relevance – might it be that ukip has alienated londoners of non-commonwealth origin – while the voters it seeks are ‘new vested interests’ – and have least reason to bite the hand that subsidises/protects them?

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  3. 4
    PitPony says:

    A lot of comfortably off Northerners are on the public teat. Hence they support a public sector pressure group aka the Labour Party

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    • 5
      ed martin says:

      much of comfortably off london is too – its the biggest concentration of government drones, of the professions and of the parasitic part of the financial sector (living by edict)

      its only short of farmland speculators – who are all on the sponge and don’t vote labour

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    • 23
      Anonymous says:

      …..aka, the BBC

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  4. 6
    Timmy Pavile says:

    What a pleasant change to see Brillo hosting Newsnight last night, and not the usual Paxo replacement Labour stooge. It was quite obvious he was restricted by the format however, having to sit back and soak up the b.s from the labour/tory talking heads. And he looked well out of place interviewing that bearded eurovision bloke, like he wanted to deck the f*cker! Don’t think he’ll get the gig, or even wants it.

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    • 8
      dai puzzled says:

      who would want it? – lousy company, lousy hours, serious risk of carousing withdrawal syndrome, loss of post-prandial cigar time, higher charges down the brothel – end of civilisation as i know it

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  5. 7
    Face Value says:

    Ed can’t feel it coming in the air tonight.

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    • 11
      Old Codger. says:

      What was truly wonderful last night on BBC radio 4 was an interview with Micheal Dugher, senior Labour Strategist, who was asked why Ed Miliband was not better prepared for public appearances.
      In answer Dugher then mentioned DAVID Miliband instead of Ed.
      Being surrounded by incompetence is obviously very transmittable.

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      • 13
        SIZE 15 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

        David and Ed Miliband ; the poor mans Mike and Bernie Winters , but infinitely funnier!!!!

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        • 16

          ……. how about the very poor man s Two Ronnies .

          (Ironmonger shop Scene )

          Barker : allo mate …. forkhandles . I need forkhandles.

          Corbett : We don t do ‘ em in fours guv , only packs of sixes .

          Barker : No ….forkhandles …. only want two.

          Corbett: Well if we don t do ‘ em in fours I certainly can ‘ just let you have two …..how would I get rid of the other four then ?

          Barker : Nah …forkhandles.

          Corbett : No can do sorry Giv.. Either six or none mate that s the pack size.

          Barker : Nah … I just want two forkhandles … not six

          Corbett : You re confusing me now . Is it two , six or four candles you want .

          Barker : Forkhandles that s the one mate…..two.

          ( and do on and on etc …..happy days )

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        • 36
          Hugh Janus says:

          Dumb and Dumber more appropriate.

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  6. 9
    john in cheshire says:

    I find it difficult to understand why anyone with an ounce of understanding of our history would ever vote for a socialist/communist/fascist/nazi/green political candidate. After more than a hundred years of communist hatred, lies, violence, intolerance and deliberate destruction of our national interests what do they have to do before normal people see them for what they are and marginalise them.

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    • 17

      Coz unfortunately John in Cheshire the working lump are in no way interested in the finer points of Islington dinner party socio/politico/economic philosophical discussion over the After Eights .

      All they know is this ; they need MUNNEEE NOW. to pay for food , clothes , taxes , kids etc . This munnee is daily eroding in value via covert inflation , wage freezes , rising travel costs and higher interest rates on the horizon plus job insecurity due to worldwide automation.

      The only Party promising them a return to the re opened munnnee spigot is Labour . That s ALL that s on their immediate horizon . A return to Blair s /Brown s time when everybody smiled and the spigot wss full flow even though the country was at the knackers yard .

      Quite honestly they heve nt got time or inclination to think about thr country or grand design bigger picture . It s the ” are WE alright ?” syndrome and in their own eyes they feel they acre NOT . Less public , less State , less Bennies , more difficulties .

      So — even if they put a dead monkey with a Labour rosette on the ballott paper they will vote for it just to get back to the “halcyon 13 years” for the next five years . That s their family nucleus 5 year time span and to hell with everything else . When the five years are up ? .. well.. they ll think about that when that time comes if they re still alive if they re not poisoned by Fukushima or obliterated by a severe westher ievent ir WW3.

      Thus — the rationale as to why Farage in 2015 will be an irrelevance and Labour on current projections will have an overall majority of circa 25 seats –which is workable barring bsckbench fsctional revolts on specific Bills .

      Welcome to the smell of fresh Armageddon in the morning !

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      • 32
        Anonymous says:

        For you right-wing-nuts, is not the problem that many Working Class DO understand their own interests? Aware that the Tories/hard-right/UKIP are interested in: selling off the NHS to their friends, under-mining working rights and wages, kicking the poor, disabled and unemployed – while protecting bankers and their bonuses, helping the City Spivs make quick buck from Post Office shares, bombing Syria and helping the terror gangs, letting Hague and Charley Boy insult the Russians… . Welcome to Britain 2014 – land of no hope and (greedy) Tories.

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  7. 10
    millipede says:

    Google brian gerrish and the mind bending change agents

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  8. 12
    The train has left the Station says:

    Janet Daley gets it:-
    “London-land can’t ignore this Ukip protest
    Most voters see the major parties as members of a self-affirming, insular coterie ”
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/ukip/10853265/Ukip-has-delivered-a-protest-that-London-land-cant-ignore.html#disqus_thread

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  9. 18
    Metro Elite Dinner Talk says:

    London really is a different from the rest of the country electorally. It seems to be the only place in England impervious to Ukip’s charms. Like Scotland. (Perhaps if Scotland goes independent we Londoners could join up with them, share the pound, and leave the rest of England with something Ukip-ish, like the groat?)

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    • 19
      Alex Salmond says:

      Scotland will never accept UKIP because UKIPpers are simply arrogant biggoted nationalist thick fat racist scum.

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      • 20
        Anonymous says:

        Au contraire hate filled fellow, the proposal has been 100% misunderstood by you. Read again, if you can, …er….thicko.

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  10. 21
    David Cameron says:

    Who cares Plebs? As long as I’m The Boss the Middle Classes will be taxed as much as possible just in case any of them aspire to achieve as we can’t have that…

    P.S. I am a complete fist.

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  11. 22
    Face Value says:

    Ed claims to know how ordinary people live, but for him, life is just another day in paradise.

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  12. 24
    Face Value says:

    Labour inherited a strong economy in 1997 and they ended up throwing it all away. Thirteen years of Labour left Britain a land of confusion. Christian warmonger Blair said he was right on everything, telling the public “Jesus he knows me”.

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  13. 25
    Vlad the Loudhailer says:

    Blair and his son should answer why a 100 year D notice (silencing order) was issued regarding Operation Ore.

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  14. 26
    it`ll all end in years took tomorrow says:

    I can’t hold my breath much longer!!!

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  15. 28
    Mr D Cameron says:

    I love high taxes! The higher the better!

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  16. 29
    millipede says:

    Brian gerrish

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  17. 31
    Shoreditch Hipster says:

    Ok yah. Right on! Workers of the world unite yah. I am a complete ok yah cnut.

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  18. 34
    millipede says:

    I like ass licking.

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  19. 35
    The Silent Majority says:

    Who is Phil Collins?

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  20. 38
    Not in my name says:

    Last evening dinner with an old friend of Mrs NIMN

    One of fellow guests turned out to be a Labour activist. A very loud one, meejia type who hails from West Yorkshire. And is a complete pompous arse.

    Having crapped on about Tory evil, etc proceeded to get wholly pissed and let slip that he is now skint, having being turned over by HMRC because he was given “bad advice” and ran his freelance income via an offshore arrangement.

    And guess what? He is far from alone: many others he knows used the same adviser and structure

    But all solid Labour voters of course

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