UKIP and the mystery of the wasted vote

The Eastleigh elections are over and as everyone predicted the LibDems held the seat, the much more interesting part of the results was how well UKIP did and well done to them for it. The part I found really the most fascinating about it all was the reactions of so many politicians and political commentators (of which I suppose I’m technically one, and if anyone wants to pay for this drivel…). There was so much talk of UKIP taking away the Tory vote, and the right wing vote being split as if the major political parties are somehow owed our … Continue reading

A good day

It’s almost December and today saw the first proper frost of the winter down in my neck of the woods, leaving a shimmer on the bamboo and Cobb nut trees in my garden (pictured), and despite everything today has been a good day. For the first time in ages I almost start to wonder , like Snowolf did a while back if maybe there may yet be change in the air. Despite Mr Clegg showing once more why they should be called the illiberal democrats (and people may be noticing) by teaming up with Mr Milliband to clamor for state … Continue reading

Gerard Batten MEP speaks

Another reply to my letter this time from UKIP MEP Gerard Batten, who it seems doesn’t consider this to be a non-European matter and so did reply and gives every sign of having read the Mail article I linked to. Sadly as far as I’m concerned they’ve ducked the question of if council should ever seek to prevent the electorate from writing about them and have got hung up on the language thing – I’ve followed up, here’s their reply: “Dear A Voter, I was not aware of this case in particular, but it is interesting and thank you for … Continue reading