Corrigan On UK Elections

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  1. Sean Corrigan, a financial writer of exceptional shrewdness, takes a dim view of how votes are bought (by the incumbent) and counted in the UK:

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    According to my calculations, in celebrating his third triumph, RobespiBlaire managed to garner 36.3% of the 61.2% eligible who voted – or 9.3 million votes; equivalent to a bare 22% of the electorate (so a 2:7 against "approval" rating) and amounting to under 16% of the total populace.

    Surely, none can doubt that such a display of democracy at its finest will shame all those Third World mobsters who are the object of our scorn and the target of our covert operations!!

    Given that Labour has increased public sector payrolls since 1997 by a cool one million, to take the balance to over 7.4 million (and not counting all the hordes of extra corporatist "contractors" who now make a living by doing the Treasury's bidding) – it certainly looks as though a good number of the ingrates who are somehow in his pocket through work, much less those dependent upon him for benefits (such as the 11 million pensioners), could not stomach the prospect of voting again for this hysterical charlatan.


    just 216,000 marginal crosses on the ballot paper in favour of Labour, rather than Tory, effectively decided the election – well within the margin for error, or fraud among the c.6.5 million postal votes (of which between one-third and one-half are still unaccounted for) issued, for the first time in a national election, under a system which a High Court judge recently thundered would "put a banana republic to shame"!

    Did somebody say "One man, one vote"?

    "Victory At Or Over The Polls?" 9 May 2005
  2. How many service personnel and their families were excluded from the electoral process again?
  3. PTP, could indeed be more than 216K serving & spouses, who were disenfranchised in one way or another. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
  4. Oh Please let it be true :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
  5. I think the figure I saw quoted was 250k Hackle.

    Yes of course, it was simply a tragic oversight that the Forces were disenfranchised :roll: