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By anonimouse (Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 02:33:02 AM EST) (all tags)
LabourList is a UK political website "where Labour Minded people come together". Its sort of DailyKos for Labour supporters.

So when this dedicated core of Labour fanatics was asked to rally and fly their colours by responding in
In spite of the difficulties, here's why we're Labour

How many responses would you think they'd get in 12 hours? 100? 500? 1000?

Update: Beware of killer deer.
And a poll to save you voting today....


5 responses, 3 of them stating why they're not voting Labour!

plscallelectionkthx

In other news
It seems the Irish are being terrorised by killer deer.
Just in case you haven't seen one, a muntjac deer comes up to about mid thigh on a good day and is about as dangerous as a rabbit, there's a small colony in AnonimouseShire...

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Your english democracy is so cute! by ammoniacal (3.50 / 2) #1 Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 03:26:22 AM EST
It's like Paris Hilton's purse-dog!

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

I fail to see by anonimouse (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 03:33:49 AM EST
..what's cute about it. I think its more comparable to some mangy street dog at the moment.


Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
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Gah! Damn you mathematical notaion! by squigs (2.00 / 0) #3 Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 04:10:09 AM EST
I first read that "5!" as 5*4*3*2*1

And the really annoying thing is I wanted to put an exclamation mark at the end of that!

There you go by anonimouse (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 04:37:38 AM EST
Fixed it for you.


Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
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Thanks. by squigs (2.00 / 0) #6 Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 06:34:09 AM EST
It's my obsessiveness that's the problem not your notation but that was kind.

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What's wrong with putting an exclamation mark? by Driusan (2.00 / 0) #40 Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 05:39:31 PM EST
1! = 1


5*4*3*2*1=5*4*3*2*1!

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Vive le Montréal libre.

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I have them memoised. by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #20 Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 10:50:10 AM EST
So I immediately read it as 120.

And yes, I did use a dynamic programming term in the heading.

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Labour by jump the ladder (2.00 / 0) #5 Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 06:10:35 AM EST
Has pissed off its own natural supporters as well as everyone else so that's why the Pro-Labour blogs are as popular as Gordon Brown.

To re-use a metaphor by Herring (2.00 / 0) #16 Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 10:06:56 AM EST
it has got to the point where he couldn't give away tenners in Trafalgar Square.

christ, we're all old now - StackyMcRacky
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Probably by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #19 Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 10:48:36 AM EST
As people are worried that he still had a bogey on his hand when giving the note.


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It has gotten better though by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #7 Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 07:55:12 AM EST
Since they binned Dolly.

It is still classic NuLabia though; any posters expressing dissent are put down as "Tory Trolls" or "BNP nutters".

Shame we have to wait until Sunday for the results though; I was quite looking forward to this evening.

I predict a Tory overall win, then LibDem, then UKIP, then Labour then BNP.  I hope I am wrong about that last one.


disgruntled labour voters by codemonkey uk (2.00 / 0) #8 Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 08:12:43 AM EST
Do you think the typical ex-Labour voter is more likely to go Tory, or LibDem?

--- Thad ---
Almost as Smart As you.
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LibDem I think for by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #9 Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 08:19:14 AM EST
"true" Labour voters.  For the fickle, they may go back to Tory.

What do you think?


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I *hope* LibDem by codemonkey uk (2.00 / 0) #10 Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 08:58:30 AM EST
But the ex-Torys converted by New Labour probably and up going back to the Tories, and the more, how-shall-we-say social-conservative types may end up in the UKIP/BNP camp on the basis that LibDem "are a bunch of liberals" and that the wack-jobs are "just doing what's best for the british working classes".

--- Thad ---
Almost as Smart As you.
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That pretty much sums up my thoughts, too. by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #12 Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 09:08:30 AM EST
How do you place the parties when the results are in?


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i'm no expert by codemonkey uk (2.00 / 0) #13 Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 09:17:09 AM EST
but swap UKIP and Labour on your list and your away.  Oh, and Greens can (should) come in ahead of BNP, but I wouldn't put money on that.  The rest of 'em to follow.

--- Thad ---
Almost as Smart As you.
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I'd not put money on my list by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #14 Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 09:27:41 AM EST
I think the UKIP / Labour spread is going to be tight.

I do wonder how UKIP, English Democrats and the like will split the Tory vote; all the Tories I've talked to really, really want Cameron to actually say something concrete on our EU membership and the Lisbon ConTreaty.  Based on that, the Tories might even come second.

Labour's vote will be eaten into by those going to BNP and Green I think.  I was wrong to ignore the Greens on my previous list, which I reckon to be:

Con 
LibDem
UKIP
Lab
Green
BNP

UKIP / Lab spread and Green / BNP spread will be tight though.

The bookies are offering pretty tight odds too; I think even the experts are scratching their heads on the likely outcome.


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I know that's my concern locally. by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #21 Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 10:53:11 AM EST
I'm concerned that my city keeps its Lib Dem MP next year, so I'm hoping that the Tories don't do too well. Not only am I a natural Lib Dem, but our conservative candidate appears to be a nob.

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ex-labour by Merekat (4.00 / 3) #17 Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 10:22:25 AM EST
If a follower of the New Labour spin - back to the Tories
If a 'working class' ignorant racist fake socialist - BNP
If an actual moderate, modern socialist - sobbing in their pillow at night, wondering when the nightmare will end.


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Most BNP voters are ex Tories. by Tonatiuh (2.00 / 0) #41 Wed Jun 10, 2009 at 01:13:21 AM EST
Mr TheophileEscargot twittered about this in recent days ...


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Most existing? by Merekat (2.00 / 0) #42 Wed Jun 10, 2009 at 08:55:09 AM EST
Or most new? English politics confuse me, TBH.


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Euro sunday by Vulch (2.00 / 0) #15 Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 09:44:19 AM EST
A lot of places have county council elections, the counts for those will be taking place tonight and tomorrow as normal so Clues may be available as early as Newsnight. It's just the eurovotes that wait until sunday so we don't unduly influence those backwards places who have yet to realise that Thursdays are the One True Polling Day.


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Just seems daft by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #18 Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 10:36:33 AM EST
To stagger all the elections.


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Speak up, lad! by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #23 Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 11:37:11 AM EST
NT


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In truth by Breaker (4.00 / 2) #26 Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 11:49:09 AM EST
I'm just a Perl script, hammering out right wing cliches and rhetoric.


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That was almost an overload of geekiness by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #29 Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 12:01:46 PM EST
But it did make me laugh.


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for myself, by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #31 Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 12:04:15 PM EST
s/left/centrist/;
s/ruby/smalltalk/;

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You'd have thought by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #27 Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 11:50:36 AM EST
What with Englandland having the Mother of All Parliaments, those pesky Europeans would fall into line, wouldn't you?

But you're right; it does highlight the futility of the EUSSR.


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Did they by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #33 Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 12:22:59 PM EST
Call their institution "the mother of all parliaments"?


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The internet by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #37 Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 12:54:10 PM EST
Needs more pedants!


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No, it was just a Thing n/t by gpig (4.00 / 3) #39 Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 01:18:20 PM EST

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Mann, too. n/t by Captain Tenille (2.00 / 0) #38 Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 12:55:13 PM EST



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Midweek voting by Merekat (2.00 / 0) #34 Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 12:37:44 PM EST
Makes it harder for young people to vote. Young people tend not to like FF as much, on average.


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This just in by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #11 Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 08:58:34 AM EST
re LL


Shirking from Home by Phage (2.00 / 0) #36 Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 12:40:11 PM EST
  1. Con
  2. LibDem
  3. Greens / Labour
  4. Nutters / Fringe dwellers


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