According to that I was 68% UKIP and 63% Tory.
Let me bore you more to death about Mrs Duffy. The other day was so surreal wasn't it, regardless of whether it goes on to have any effect. This was just a woman using her right to speak to a politician and it ended with the world media camped on her driveway like some deranged dog intent on cocking its leg up on anyone misfortunate enough to become the news story of the day.
Obviously in the first instance that was Brown's fault with his comment as it turned what was a very average politician/voter conversation (which may have run with the headline 'Brown confronted by pensioner in Rochdale' kinda thing) into a big breaking story way beyond any negativity actually created during the conversation.
But whoever advised it would be agood idea to return to her home and focus the press on a pensioner's house was off their trolley, weren't they? The image of our PM who had already called her to apologise actually returning to a home of this one voter now begging for forgiveness/their vote ran live not only here but on CNN and other major stations around the world. Walking out alone grinning after clearly the intention would have been for her to come out and say everything was explained and ok now was the sour icing on a stale cake - a cake hours in the making which just got more stale, as cakes do, as the day went on! Could anyone believe what they were watching? It was like the antithesis of Hugh Grant in Love Actually going after his girl!
In fact, whatever we believe and whoever we go on to vote for (or not vote for at all), hasn't it been more obvious than ever that these hangers-on, the supposed media experts who think they can control every bit of life, arrange who speaks to who, what they say, what camera angles are used and so on, are clearly inept at their job? The packaged product New Labour brought in 1997 to the electorate has worn so thin it's now frankly embarrassing and cringeworthy to see Mandelson acting like he is in any position to spin what people think of his man. If New Labour are against hereditary peers then how come they're not against such a divine-right politician plastering himself all over an election he's not even standing in?
The smarm, I feel, is displayed in the other parties too but the smarm suits don't look quite as jaded on them yet. It's like their political hero is Blair and because he pulled 'victory' off so spectacularly in 1997 that must be the way forward... but that was 13 years ago. Get over it. The place for a 'slick' in 2010 is in the sea over the pond... and look what they're doing, setting it on fire!
Thankfully we're supposed to also be considering more normal people in the election - the people working for our local areas. I'm into my third decade of life even if I don't look a day over 55 and the only politician I have had at my door was back in the 90s, a Tory called Stephen Day and (like I'm sure many local politicians are capable of regardless of colour) he was able to help with a particular issue.
I'm just hoping one standing where I am now actually has the balls to get out and knock on some doors. Considering we are on a main thriving throroughfare into town with small businesses, residential homes, green spaces etc, the only thing we've seen thus far is the Lib Dem candidate who was cycling past and saw that the bin lorry had accidentally dropped rubbish outside our house as it drove off and he stopped to take photos and got down and helped us clean it up which was very good of him. He asked about the regular council worker guy that cleans the streets in the area (who actually takes real pride in his work) and we bigged him up and the other day the guy came onto our driveway to pick up rubbish that had come from the street, bless. A rather tedious but true anecdote to show that if local MPs get out, speak normally, help in little ways then the disaster many people feel at national level where it's all about winning power then people can at least feel there are decent people out there who just happen to be politicians!
wow.. interesting that poll thing..
Labour Party: 76%
Liberal Democrats: 45%
Conservative Party: 21%
very interesting poll
Conservative 58% for me
Originally Posted by blowingbubbles
Liberal Democrats: 40%
Labour Party: 40%
Green Party: 35%
Have a plan and stick to it
Lib Dems: 62%
Very interesting cheers.
British National Party: 86%
UK Independence Party: 66%
Conservative Party: 36%
Just call me Mr BNP.
I bet some of the answers will be loaded and skew the results a bit - like replies for immigration. I actually replied 'not bothered' about immigration, I bet if I'd said I was bothered my BNP rating would probably have been a lot higher. Needless to say I loathe the BNP and they should all be sent back to the country from which they originated from.
While walking the dog the other day I mate a friend who said his 21 year old son and his son's friends were all voting BNP!
I remember seeing that BMP man on Question Time and his views were truly shocking!