Polling stations open in local and European elections

Daily Echo: Polling stations open in localand European elections Polling stations open in localand European elections

AFTER months of preparation, weeks of campaigning and thousands of leaflets being handed out, election day is finally here.

Across the south millions of people will head to the polls today to elect councillors and European MPs.

People in Hampshire have the chance to vote for ten MEPs who will represent the region in Brussels for the next five years.

Much of the focus in the runup to the election has been on the UK’s place in the European Union (EU) and the impact of immigration, with a number of Eurosceptic parties standing in the elections calling for the country to pull out.

On the other side of the argument, other parties have been arguing that the UK’s place in the EU safeguards millions of jobs, including thousands in Hampshire.

Councillors will also be elected in Southampton, Eastleigh, Winchester, Fareham and Gosport.

It is unlikely that the elections will lead to a change in administration in four of those authorities – but there are a number of fascinating subplots that will be played out tonight.

The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats are vying for control of Winchester City Council, with both parties currently having 27 seats.

In Southampton the leaders of all four political parties, including current Labour council leader Simon Letts and Conservative opposition leader Royston Smith, could find themselves voted out by the electorate.

And in both Eastleigh and Southampton, many eyes will be on how UKIP fare.

The anti-EU party is looking to build on strong showings in the Eastleigh parliamentary by-election, Woolston city council by-election and Hampshire County Council elections last year and win its first seats on either authority.

Who is up for election?

MEPs
THERE are 118 candidates in 15
parties standing for election in the
south east.
The region has ten MEPs, the most of
any region in the UK, who sit in the
European Parliament in Brussels.
Their responsibilities include electing
a new European President and voting,
amending or rejecting legislation,
including the EU’s $1.2trillion budget.
Currently the South East has five
Conservative MEPs, including one who
defected from UKIP, two Liberal
Democrats and one MEP each for
Labour, UKIP and the Green Party.


Southampton


ONE third of city council seats in
Southampton are up for grabs, along
with a second seat in Millbrook after
the resignation of Labour’s Georgie
Laming.
There are eight Labour, six
Conservative, two Liberal Democrat
and one Independent seats up for
grabs.
The ruling Labour party currently has
a majority of 11, meaning a change in
power is possible but unlikely.


Eastleigh


THERE are 15 seats, or one third of the
council, up for re-election today.
With the Liberal Democrats making
up 39 of the council’s 44 seats, the
balance of power will not be changed
tonight.
But with 12 of the party’s seats up
for election, opposition parties will be
hoping to loosen the Lib Dems’ grip on
power in the borough.


Winchester


THE balance of power is finely poised
in the battle for control of Winchester
City Council.
The Conservatives, ruling as a
minority administration, currently have
27 seats, the same as the Liberal
Democrats after the defection of two
Tories.
And with a third of seats available,
the Tories are defending ten seats to
the Lib Dems’ nine.


Fareham


SIMILARLY to Eastleigh, the elections
of half of councillors at Fareham
Borough Council will not result in a
change of administration.
The ruling Conservative group
currently has 23 councillors to the
Liberal Democrats’ six and two
Independents.
But opposition groups will hope to
eat into that majority, with the Tories
defending 12 seats to the Lib Dems’
three and one Independent.


Gosport


HALF of the council’s seats are up for
grabs, with the Conservatives hoping
to hold onto their hefty majority.
The party currently has 24 seats,
with the Liberal Democrats and Labour
having five each.
Twelve Conservative seats are being
defended, to three Lib Dem seats and
two Labour.

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7:19am Thu 22 May 14

Rockhopper says...

VOTE UKIP >>> EU Elections 2014
On course to deliver a political earthquake.
VOTE UKIP >>> EU Elections 2014 On course to deliver a political earthquake. Rockhopper
  • Score: -16

7:40am Thu 22 May 14

Moscar says...

Yer Good luck Nigel ! Today the UK, tomorrow Poland !
Yer Good luck Nigel ! Today the UK, tomorrow Poland ! Moscar
  • Score: -12

7:46am Thu 22 May 14

skeptik says...

My grandfather said come along let's go and vote a 'few wasted minutes in a polling booth so you can choose who will waste your hard earned'.
My grandfather said come along let's go and vote a 'few wasted minutes in a polling booth so you can choose who will waste your hard earned'. skeptik
  • Score: -7

8:03am Thu 22 May 14

elvisimo says...

Rockhopper wrote:
VOTE UKIP >>> EU Elections 2014
On course to deliver a political earthquake.
One of Dear Nigels pearls of wisdom....

Asked if women should play football, Farage replied: "Here's the bigger question. Do we think, chaps, when we're there in the front line, when the balloon goes up, with fixed bayonets, when the whistle's about to blow to go over the top, do we actually want to be there with women beside us? Do we? What an extraordinarily bizarre idea! I certainly don't think so.

He added: "But maybe it's because I've got so many women pregnant over the years that I have a different view. I find it very difficult to think that we could stand up and run over the top together, into the machine guns or whatever. Men and women are different - thank God!"
[quote][p][bold]Rockhopper[/bold] wrote: VOTE UKIP >>> EU Elections 2014 On course to deliver a political earthquake.[/p][/quote]One of Dear Nigels pearls of wisdom.... Asked if women should play football, Farage replied: "Here's the bigger question. Do we think, chaps, when we're there in the front line, when the balloon goes up, with fixed bayonets, when the whistle's about to blow to go over the top, do we actually want to be there with women beside us? Do we? What an extraordinarily bizarre idea! I certainly don't think so. He added: "But maybe it's because I've got so many women pregnant over the years that I have a different view. I find it very difficult to think that we could stand up and run over the top together, into the machine guns or whatever. Men and women are different - thank God!" elvisimo
  • Score: 6

8:29am Thu 22 May 14

noodlesnewman says...

geoengineeringwatch.
org , collapse of earth 2014 watch this people as a matter of urgency ! dead serious here , this explains alot regarding our weather . hopefully ukip can help with this situation ! !
geoengineeringwatch. org , collapse of earth 2014 watch this people as a matter of urgency ! dead serious here , this explains alot regarding our weather . hopefully ukip can help with this situation ! ! noodlesnewman
  • Score: -11

10:00am Thu 22 May 14

Kirsty666 says...

I'm voting ME I'm bored of the rest
I'm voting ME I'm bored of the rest Kirsty666
  • Score: 2

10:06am Thu 22 May 14

Kirsty666 says...

As we can't comment on the story of Richard Hilary I thought I'd give my thoughts here....

He was my head teacher at Chamberlayne Park, one of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet, a true gentleman. I remember being in his office for one thing or another and never would he take advantage of anyone.

I have read all the stories so far and if anything happened the person in question would have been over 16.
Something like this would not be in his nature.
As we can't comment on the story of Richard Hilary I thought I'd give my thoughts here.... He was my head teacher at Chamberlayne Park, one of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet, a true gentleman. I remember being in his office for one thing or another and never would he take advantage of anyone. I have read all the stories so far and if anything happened the person in question would have been over 16. Something like this would not be in his nature. Kirsty666
  • Score: -5

10:34am Thu 22 May 14

Paramjit Bahia says...

Kirsty666 wrote:
As we can't comment on the story of Richard Hilary I thought I'd give my thoughts here....

He was my head teacher at Chamberlayne Park, one of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet, a true gentleman. I remember being in his office for one thing or another and never would he take advantage of anyone.

I have read all the stories so far and if anything happened the person in question would have been over 16.
Something like this would not be in his nature.
The Daily Echo may have a very good reason for not allowing comments on that news item. Because the case is in front of the court, didn't you think of that before posting the comment on news item about elections?
[quote][p][bold]Kirsty666[/bold] wrote: As we can't comment on the story of Richard Hilary I thought I'd give my thoughts here.... He was my head teacher at Chamberlayne Park, one of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet, a true gentleman. I remember being in his office for one thing or another and never would he take advantage of anyone. I have read all the stories so far and if anything happened the person in question would have been over 16. Something like this would not be in his nature.[/p][/quote]The Daily Echo may have a very good reason for not allowing comments on that news item. Because the case is in front of the court, didn't you think of that before posting the comment on news item about elections? Paramjit Bahia
  • Score: 7

11:08am Thu 22 May 14

Kirsty666 says...

Paramjit Bahia wrote:
Kirsty666 wrote:
As we can't comment on the story of Richard Hilary I thought I'd give my thoughts here....

He was my head teacher at Chamberlayne Park, one of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet, a true gentleman. I remember being in his office for one thing or another and never would he take advantage of anyone.

I have read all the stories so far and if anything happened the person in question would have been over 16.
Something like this would not be in his nature.
The Daily Echo may have a very good reason for not allowing comments on that news item. Because the case is in front of the court, didn't you think of that before posting the comment on news item about elections?
I really couldn't give a toss he is and always will be an amazing man he needs the support that he gave many students so best way to do it is like an MP on the poling page!
[quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kirsty666[/bold] wrote: As we can't comment on the story of Richard Hilary I thought I'd give my thoughts here.... He was my head teacher at Chamberlayne Park, one of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet, a true gentleman. I remember being in his office for one thing or another and never would he take advantage of anyone. I have read all the stories so far and if anything happened the person in question would have been over 16. Something like this would not be in his nature.[/p][/quote]The Daily Echo may have a very good reason for not allowing comments on that news item. Because the case is in front of the court, didn't you think of that before posting the comment on news item about elections?[/p][/quote]I really couldn't give a toss he is and always will be an amazing man he needs the support that he gave many students so best way to do it is like an MP on the poling page! Kirsty666
  • Score: -11

11:14am Thu 22 May 14

sotonboy84 says...

elvisimo wrote:
Rockhopper wrote: VOTE UKIP >>> EU Elections 2014 On course to deliver a political earthquake.
One of Dear Nigels pearls of wisdom.... Asked if women should play football, Farage replied: "Here's the bigger question. Do we think, chaps, when we're there in the front line, when the balloon goes up, with fixed bayonets, when the whistle's about to blow to go over the top, do we actually want to be there with women beside us? Do we? What an extraordinarily bizarre idea! I certainly don't think so. He added: "But maybe it's because I've got so many women pregnant over the years that I have a different view. I find it very difficult to think that we could stand up and run over the top together, into the machine guns or whatever. Men and women are different - thank God!"
Ahhhh good old Nigel Fuhrer.

I know the party's ideologies are from 1930's Germany & the rise of Naziism but is "going over the top" the party's idea of defending the realm?!
[quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rockhopper[/bold] wrote: VOTE UKIP >>> EU Elections 2014 On course to deliver a political earthquake.[/p][/quote]One of Dear Nigels pearls of wisdom.... Asked if women should play football, Farage replied: "Here's the bigger question. Do we think, chaps, when we're there in the front line, when the balloon goes up, with fixed bayonets, when the whistle's about to blow to go over the top, do we actually want to be there with women beside us? Do we? What an extraordinarily bizarre idea! I certainly don't think so. He added: "But maybe it's because I've got so many women pregnant over the years that I have a different view. I find it very difficult to think that we could stand up and run over the top together, into the machine guns or whatever. Men and women are different - thank God!"[/p][/quote]Ahhhh good old Nigel Fuhrer. I know the party's ideologies are from 1930's Germany & the rise of Naziism but is "going over the top" the party's idea of defending the realm?! sotonboy84
  • Score: -1

11:22am Thu 22 May 14

On the inside says...

Kirsty666 wrote:
Paramjit Bahia wrote:
Kirsty666 wrote:
As we can't comment on the story of Richard Hilary I thought I'd give my thoughts here....

He was my head teacher at Chamberlayne Park, one of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet, a true gentleman. I remember being in his office for one thing or another and never would he take advantage of anyone.

I have read all the stories so far and if anything happened the person in question would have been over 16.
Something like this would not be in his nature.
The Daily Echo may have a very good reason for not allowing comments on that news item. Because the case is in front of the court, didn't you think of that before posting the comment on news item about elections?
I really couldn't give a toss he is and always will be an amazing man he needs the support that he gave many students so best way to do it is like an MP on the poling page!
You'll give a toss if you end up on a contempt charge. Idiot.
[quote][p][bold]Kirsty666[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kirsty666[/bold] wrote: As we can't comment on the story of Richard Hilary I thought I'd give my thoughts here.... He was my head teacher at Chamberlayne Park, one of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet, a true gentleman. I remember being in his office for one thing or another and never would he take advantage of anyone. I have read all the stories so far and if anything happened the person in question would have been over 16. Something like this would not be in his nature.[/p][/quote]The Daily Echo may have a very good reason for not allowing comments on that news item. Because the case is in front of the court, didn't you think of that before posting the comment on news item about elections?[/p][/quote]I really couldn't give a toss he is and always will be an amazing man he needs the support that he gave many students so best way to do it is like an MP on the poling page![/p][/quote]You'll give a toss if you end up on a contempt charge. Idiot. On the inside
  • Score: 6

11:22am Thu 22 May 14

On the inside says...

Kirsty666 wrote:
Paramjit Bahia wrote:
Kirsty666 wrote:
As we can't comment on the story of Richard Hilary I thought I'd give my thoughts here....

He was my head teacher at Chamberlayne Park, one of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet, a true gentleman. I remember being in his office for one thing or another and never would he take advantage of anyone.

I have read all the stories so far and if anything happened the person in question would have been over 16.
Something like this would not be in his nature.
The Daily Echo may have a very good reason for not allowing comments on that news item. Because the case is in front of the court, didn't you think of that before posting the comment on news item about elections?
I really couldn't give a toss he is and always will be an amazing man he needs the support that he gave many students so best way to do it is like an MP on the poling page!
You'll give a toss if you end up on a contempt charge. Idiot.
[quote][p][bold]Kirsty666[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kirsty666[/bold] wrote: As we can't comment on the story of Richard Hilary I thought I'd give my thoughts here.... He was my head teacher at Chamberlayne Park, one of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet, a true gentleman. I remember being in his office for one thing or another and never would he take advantage of anyone. I have read all the stories so far and if anything happened the person in question would have been over 16. Something like this would not be in his nature.[/p][/quote]The Daily Echo may have a very good reason for not allowing comments on that news item. Because the case is in front of the court, didn't you think of that before posting the comment on news item about elections?[/p][/quote]I really couldn't give a toss he is and always will be an amazing man he needs the support that he gave many students so best way to do it is like an MP on the poling page![/p][/quote]You'll give a toss if you end up on a contempt charge. Idiot. On the inside
  • Score: 2

11:26am Thu 22 May 14

Kirsty666 says...

On the inside wrote:
Kirsty666 wrote:
Paramjit Bahia wrote:
Kirsty666 wrote:
As we can't comment on the story of Richard Hilary I thought I'd give my thoughts here....

He was my head teacher at Chamberlayne Park, one of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet, a true gentleman. I remember being in his office for one thing or another and never would he take advantage of anyone.

I have read all the stories so far and if anything happened the person in question would have been over 16.
Something like this would not be in his nature.
The Daily Echo may have a very good reason for not allowing comments on that news item. Because the case is in front of the court, didn't you think of that before posting the comment on news item about elections?
I really couldn't give a toss he is and always will be an amazing man he needs the support that he gave many students so best way to do it is like an MP on the poling page!
You'll give a toss if you end up on a contempt charge. Idiot.
Ahh but if I end up in the dock next to him it will be for a good cause
[quote][p][bold]On the inside[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kirsty666[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kirsty666[/bold] wrote: As we can't comment on the story of Richard Hilary I thought I'd give my thoughts here.... He was my head teacher at Chamberlayne Park, one of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet, a true gentleman. I remember being in his office for one thing or another and never would he take advantage of anyone. I have read all the stories so far and if anything happened the person in question would have been over 16. Something like this would not be in his nature.[/p][/quote]The Daily Echo may have a very good reason for not allowing comments on that news item. Because the case is in front of the court, didn't you think of that before posting the comment on news item about elections?[/p][/quote]I really couldn't give a toss he is and always will be an amazing man he needs the support that he gave many students so best way to do it is like an MP on the poling page![/p][/quote]You'll give a toss if you end up on a contempt charge. Idiot.[/p][/quote]Ahh but if I end up in the dock next to him it will be for a good cause Kirsty666
  • Score: -8

11:49am Thu 22 May 14

Big Mac says...

Kirsty666 wrote:
On the inside wrote:
Kirsty666 wrote:
Paramjit Bahia wrote:
Kirsty666 wrote:
As we can't comment on the story of Richard Hilary I thought I'd give my thoughts here....

He was my head teacher at Chamberlayne Park, one of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet, a true gentleman. I remember being in his office for one thing or another and never would he take advantage of anyone.

I have read all the stories so far and if anything happened the person in question would have been over 16.
Something like this would not be in his nature.
The Daily Echo may have a very good reason for not allowing comments on that news item. Because the case is in front of the court, didn't you think of that before posting the comment on news item about elections?
I really couldn't give a toss he is and always will be an amazing man he needs the support that he gave many students so best way to do it is like an MP on the poling page!
You'll give a toss if you end up on a contempt charge. Idiot.
Ahh but if I end up in the dock next to him it will be for a good cause
Good for you Mrs Hilary
[quote][p][bold]Kirsty666[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]On the inside[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kirsty666[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kirsty666[/bold] wrote: As we can't comment on the story of Richard Hilary I thought I'd give my thoughts here.... He was my head teacher at Chamberlayne Park, one of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet, a true gentleman. I remember being in his office for one thing or another and never would he take advantage of anyone. I have read all the stories so far and if anything happened the person in question would have been over 16. Something like this would not be in his nature.[/p][/quote]The Daily Echo may have a very good reason for not allowing comments on that news item. Because the case is in front of the court, didn't you think of that before posting the comment on news item about elections?[/p][/quote]I really couldn't give a toss he is and always will be an amazing man he needs the support that he gave many students so best way to do it is like an MP on the poling page![/p][/quote]You'll give a toss if you end up on a contempt charge. Idiot.[/p][/quote]Ahh but if I end up in the dock next to him it will be for a good cause[/p][/quote]Good for you Mrs Hilary Big Mac
  • Score: 3

11:53am Thu 22 May 14

Kirsty666 says...

Big Mac wrote:
Kirsty666 wrote:
On the inside wrote:
Kirsty666 wrote:
Paramjit Bahia wrote:
Kirsty666 wrote:
As we can't comment on the story of Richard Hilary I thought I'd give my thoughts here....

He was my head teacher at Chamberlayne Park, one of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet, a true gentleman. I remember being in his office for one thing or another and never would he take advantage of anyone.

I have read all the stories so far and if anything happened the person in question would have been over 16.
Something like this would not be in his nature.
The Daily Echo may have a very good reason for not allowing comments on that news item. Because the case is in front of the court, didn't you think of that before posting the comment on news item about elections?
I really couldn't give a toss he is and always will be an amazing man he needs the support that he gave many students so best way to do it is like an MP on the poling page!
You'll give a toss if you end up on a contempt charge. Idiot.
Ahh but if I end up in the dock next to him it will be for a good cause
Good for you Mrs Hilary
I'm not Mrs lol I'm a former student but thanks for the support 😀
[quote][p][bold]Big Mac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kirsty666[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]On the inside[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kirsty666[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kirsty666[/bold] wrote: As we can't comment on the story of Richard Hilary I thought I'd give my thoughts here.... He was my head teacher at Chamberlayne Park, one of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet, a true gentleman. I remember being in his office for one thing or another and never would he take advantage of anyone. I have read all the stories so far and if anything happened the person in question would have been over 16. Something like this would not be in his nature.[/p][/quote]The Daily Echo may have a very good reason for not allowing comments on that news item. Because the case is in front of the court, didn't you think of that before posting the comment on news item about elections?[/p][/quote]I really couldn't give a toss he is and always will be an amazing man he needs the support that he gave many students so best way to do it is like an MP on the poling page![/p][/quote]You'll give a toss if you end up on a contempt charge. Idiot.[/p][/quote]Ahh but if I end up in the dock next to him it will be for a good cause[/p][/quote]Good for you Mrs Hilary[/p][/quote]I'm not Mrs lol I'm a former student but thanks for the support 😀 Kirsty666
  • Score: -4

12:06pm Thu 22 May 14

southy says...

Very slow start in polling across the road from me
Very slow start in polling across the road from me southy
  • Score: 0

12:11pm Thu 22 May 14

southy says...

southy wrote:
Very slow start in polling across the road from me
Paramjit whats it like up in your ward
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Very slow start in polling across the road from me[/p][/quote]Paramjit whats it like up in your ward southy
  • Score: -3

12:26pm Thu 22 May 14

Yorkyboy22 says...

I've carefully considered all the leaflets I've received in the run up to this poll.
While The Greens still seem to be the best option in my area I've got to admit I was tempted by the party calling themselves ‘Pizza the Action' who's campaign seems to center around their primary policy, '9" Margarita, fries and a can of coke for £2.99'
I've carefully considered all the leaflets I've received in the run up to this poll. While The Greens still seem to be the best option in my area I've got to admit I was tempted by the party calling themselves ‘Pizza the Action' who's campaign seems to center around their primary policy, '9" Margarita, fries and a can of coke for £2.99' Yorkyboy22
  • Score: 14

12:47pm Thu 22 May 14

Linesman says...

skeptik wrote:
My grandfather said come along let's go and vote a 'few wasted minutes in a polling booth so you can choose who will waste your hard earned'.
There is a saying, "No fool like an old fool." Your comment appears to prove its validity.
[quote][p][bold]skeptik[/bold] wrote: My grandfather said come along let's go and vote a 'few wasted minutes in a polling booth so you can choose who will waste your hard earned'.[/p][/quote]There is a saying, "No fool like an old fool." Your comment appears to prove its validity. Linesman
  • Score: 1

1:10pm Thu 22 May 14

elvisimo says...

sotonboy84 wrote:
elvisimo wrote:
Rockhopper wrote: VOTE UKIP >>> EU Elections 2014 On course to deliver a political earthquake.
One of Dear Nigels pearls of wisdom.... Asked if women should play football, Farage replied: "Here's the bigger question. Do we think, chaps, when we're there in the front line, when the balloon goes up, with fixed bayonets, when the whistle's about to blow to go over the top, do we actually want to be there with women beside us? Do we? What an extraordinarily bizarre idea! I certainly don't think so. He added: "But maybe it's because I've got so many women pregnant over the years that I have a different view. I find it very difficult to think that we could stand up and run over the top together, into the machine guns or whatever. Men and women are different - thank God!"
Ahhhh good old Nigel Fuhrer.

I know the party's ideologies are from 1930's Germany & the rise of Naziism but is "going over the top" the party's idea of defending the realm?!
its actually hilarious - goes with their abandoned policies of "returning grandeur to train travel" and "compulsory smart dress at theatres"...... people will however vote for these nut jobs.
[quote][p][bold]sotonboy84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rockhopper[/bold] wrote: VOTE UKIP >>> EU Elections 2014 On course to deliver a political earthquake.[/p][/quote]One of Dear Nigels pearls of wisdom.... Asked if women should play football, Farage replied: "Here's the bigger question. Do we think, chaps, when we're there in the front line, when the balloon goes up, with fixed bayonets, when the whistle's about to blow to go over the top, do we actually want to be there with women beside us? Do we? What an extraordinarily bizarre idea! I certainly don't think so. He added: "But maybe it's because I've got so many women pregnant over the years that I have a different view. I find it very difficult to think that we could stand up and run over the top together, into the machine guns or whatever. Men and women are different - thank God!"[/p][/quote]Ahhhh good old Nigel Fuhrer. I know the party's ideologies are from 1930's Germany & the rise of Naziism but is "going over the top" the party's idea of defending the realm?![/p][/quote]its actually hilarious - goes with their abandoned policies of "returning grandeur to train travel" and "compulsory smart dress at theatres"...... people will however vote for these nut jobs. elvisimo
  • Score: 2

1:15pm Thu 22 May 14

sotonboy84 says...

elvisimo wrote:
sotonboy84 wrote:
elvisimo wrote:
Rockhopper wrote: VOTE UKIP >>> EU Elections 2014 On course to deliver a political earthquake.
One of Dear Nigels pearls of wisdom.... Asked if women should play football, Farage replied: "Here's the bigger question. Do we think, chaps, when we're there in the front line, when the balloon goes up, with fixed bayonets, when the whistle's about to blow to go over the top, do we actually want to be there with women beside us? Do we? What an extraordinarily bizarre idea! I certainly don't think so. He added: "But maybe it's because I've got so many women pregnant over the years that I have a different view. I find it very difficult to think that we could stand up and run over the top together, into the machine guns or whatever. Men and women are different - thank God!"
Ahhhh good old Nigel Fuhrer. I know the party's ideologies are from 1930's Germany & the rise of Naziism but is "going over the top" the party's idea of defending the realm?!
its actually hilarious - goes with their abandoned policies of "returning grandeur to train travel" and "compulsory smart dress at theatres"...... people will however vote for these nut jobs.
The same nut jobs that believes gays caused today's storm lol.
[quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sotonboy84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rockhopper[/bold] wrote: VOTE UKIP >>> EU Elections 2014 On course to deliver a political earthquake.[/p][/quote]One of Dear Nigels pearls of wisdom.... Asked if women should play football, Farage replied: "Here's the bigger question. Do we think, chaps, when we're there in the front line, when the balloon goes up, with fixed bayonets, when the whistle's about to blow to go over the top, do we actually want to be there with women beside us? Do we? What an extraordinarily bizarre idea! I certainly don't think so. He added: "But maybe it's because I've got so many women pregnant over the years that I have a different view. I find it very difficult to think that we could stand up and run over the top together, into the machine guns or whatever. Men and women are different - thank God!"[/p][/quote]Ahhhh good old Nigel Fuhrer. I know the party's ideologies are from 1930's Germany & the rise of Naziism but is "going over the top" the party's idea of defending the realm?![/p][/quote]its actually hilarious - goes with their abandoned policies of "returning grandeur to train travel" and "compulsory smart dress at theatres"...... people will however vote for these nut jobs.[/p][/quote]The same nut jobs that believes gays caused today's storm lol. sotonboy84
  • Score: 2

3:32pm Thu 22 May 14

bigfella777 says...

Rockhopper wrote:
VOTE UKIP >>> EU Elections 2014
On course to deliver a political earthquake.
On course to deliver Nigel another 2 million quid in his back pocket more like
[quote][p][bold]Rockhopper[/bold] wrote: VOTE UKIP >>> EU Elections 2014 On course to deliver a political earthquake.[/p][/quote]On course to deliver Nigel another 2 million quid in his back pocket more like bigfella777
  • Score: 1

4:36pm Thu 22 May 14

sotonboy84 says...

bigfella777 wrote:
Rockhopper wrote: VOTE UKIP >>> EU Elections 2014 On course to deliver a political earthquake.
On course to deliver Nigel another 2 million quid in his back pocket more like
Not on course for anything. The polls don't lie!!
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rockhopper[/bold] wrote: VOTE UKIP >>> EU Elections 2014 On course to deliver a political earthquake.[/p][/quote]On course to deliver Nigel another 2 million quid in his back pocket more like[/p][/quote]Not on course for anything. The polls don't lie!! sotonboy84
  • Score: 1

5:58pm Thu 22 May 14

Paramjit Bahia says...

southy wrote:
southy wrote:
Very slow start in polling across the road from me
Paramjit whats it like up in your ward
Peter, I don't know, but have the feeling turn out is not going to be very high.

I have done my duty by voting for Keith Morrell for local election, and reluctantly for Socialist Party GB, only because apart from UKIP they were the only ones who'd made any effort to make contact, although their Manifesto didn't say anything at all about the EU or even our own national or local issues. My instinct was to vote Greens but their leadership wants to stay in the EU and if they can't be bothered to contact the voters, they DONOT deserve my vote.

It is sad that many can't even be bothered to exercise their right to take part in democratic process, which I think is insult to those who sacrificed their lives and saved our democracy from evils like Hitler.

Hope Keith will win Coxford and you may not like it but I will be happy if Labour's Hannah Coombs wins in Shirley. I have known Hannah since her childhood, her father is friend of mine he used to be a good trade unionist when teaching in Solent Uni.

I am really proud of young Hannah, because unlike many of her generation she has decided to participate in public life and if elected I have no doubt she will be very good at looking after all the people of her ward, although I may not share all her loyalty to her party.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Very slow start in polling across the road from me[/p][/quote]Paramjit whats it like up in your ward[/p][/quote]Peter, I don't know, but have the feeling turn out is not going to be very high. I have done my duty by voting for Keith Morrell for local election, and reluctantly for Socialist Party GB, only because apart from UKIP they were the only ones who'd made any effort to make contact, although their Manifesto didn't say anything at all about the EU or even our own national or local issues. My instinct was to vote Greens but their leadership wants to stay in the EU and if they can't be bothered to contact the voters, they DONOT deserve my vote. It is sad that many can't even be bothered to exercise their right to take part in democratic process, which I think is insult to those who sacrificed their lives and saved our democracy from evils like Hitler. Hope Keith will win Coxford and you may not like it but I will be happy if Labour's Hannah Coombs wins in Shirley. I have known Hannah since her childhood, her father is friend of mine he used to be a good trade unionist when teaching in Solent Uni. I am really proud of young Hannah, because unlike many of her generation she has decided to participate in public life and if elected I have no doubt she will be very good at looking after all the people of her ward, although I may not share all her loyalty to her party. Paramjit Bahia
  • Score: 0

6:31pm Thu 22 May 14

southy says...

Paramjit Bahia wrote:
southy wrote:
southy wrote:
Very slow start in polling across the road from me
Paramjit whats it like up in your ward
Peter, I don't know, but have the feeling turn out is not going to be very high.

I have done my duty by voting for Keith Morrell for local election, and reluctantly for Socialist Party GB, only because apart from UKIP they were the only ones who'd made any effort to make contact, although their Manifesto didn't say anything at all about the EU or even our own national or local issues. My instinct was to vote Greens but their leadership wants to stay in the EU and if they can't be bothered to contact the voters, they DONOT deserve my vote.

It is sad that many can't even be bothered to exercise their right to take part in democratic process, which I think is insult to those who sacrificed their lives and saved our democracy from evils like Hitler.

Hope Keith will win Coxford and you may not like it but I will be happy if Labour's Hannah Coombs wins in Shirley. I have known Hannah since her childhood, her father is friend of mine he used to be a good trade unionist when teaching in Solent Uni.

I am really proud of young Hannah, because unlike many of her generation she has decided to participate in public life and if elected I have no doubt she will be very good at looking after all the people of her ward, although I may not share all her loyalty to her party.
I pretty sure she will make it though, but if she is really all for the people of her ward then you know what will happen she will end up being kick out or push out of the Labour Party.
Are you going to the count tonight
[quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Very slow start in polling across the road from me[/p][/quote]Paramjit whats it like up in your ward[/p][/quote]Peter, I don't know, but have the feeling turn out is not going to be very high. I have done my duty by voting for Keith Morrell for local election, and reluctantly for Socialist Party GB, only because apart from UKIP they were the only ones who'd made any effort to make contact, although their Manifesto didn't say anything at all about the EU or even our own national or local issues. My instinct was to vote Greens but their leadership wants to stay in the EU and if they can't be bothered to contact the voters, they DONOT deserve my vote. It is sad that many can't even be bothered to exercise their right to take part in democratic process, which I think is insult to those who sacrificed their lives and saved our democracy from evils like Hitler. Hope Keith will win Coxford and you may not like it but I will be happy if Labour's Hannah Coombs wins in Shirley. I have known Hannah since her childhood, her father is friend of mine he used to be a good trade unionist when teaching in Solent Uni. I am really proud of young Hannah, because unlike many of her generation she has decided to participate in public life and if elected I have no doubt she will be very good at looking after all the people of her ward, although I may not share all her loyalty to her party.[/p][/quote]I pretty sure she will make it though, but if she is really all for the people of her ward then you know what will happen she will end up being kick out or push out of the Labour Party. Are you going to the count tonight southy
  • Score: 0

7:29pm Thu 22 May 14

Paramjit Bahia says...

southy wrote:
Paramjit Bahia wrote:
southy wrote:
southy wrote:
Very slow start in polling across the road from me
Paramjit whats it like up in your ward
Peter, I don't know, but have the feeling turn out is not going to be very high.

I have done my duty by voting for Keith Morrell for local election, and reluctantly for Socialist Party GB, only because apart from UKIP they were the only ones who'd made any effort to make contact, although their Manifesto didn't say anything at all about the EU or even our own national or local issues. My instinct was to vote Greens but their leadership wants to stay in the EU and if they can't be bothered to contact the voters, they DONOT deserve my vote.

It is sad that many can't even be bothered to exercise their right to take part in democratic process, which I think is insult to those who sacrificed their lives and saved our democracy from evils like Hitler.

Hope Keith will win Coxford and you may not like it but I will be happy if Labour's Hannah Coombs wins in Shirley. I have known Hannah since her childhood, her father is friend of mine he used to be a good trade unionist when teaching in Solent Uni.

I am really proud of young Hannah, because unlike many of her generation she has decided to participate in public life and if elected I have no doubt she will be very good at looking after all the people of her ward, although I may not share all her loyalty to her party.
I pretty sure she will make it though, but if she is really all for the people of her ward then you know what will happen she will end up being kick out or push out of the Labour Party.
Are you going to the count tonight
No not going to count.

Regarding my comment that if elected Hannah will be good at looking after all the people of her ward, your and my definition of looking after the people may be different.

Because unlike you and most of your Socialist Party colleagues I don't think that voting against the cuts, (although very important) is not the only job of elected members.

People have many other problems as well, they often need help when either dealing with pen pushers (who although union members can sometimes be extremely awkward) and many other local issues like pot holes
street lights, social and care problems etc etc. On that basis I have always believed that some elected indviduals from all political parties are much better than others. So On that basis I always have given the credit where due. By the way because Don Thomas has always been exceptionally good at that he is respected by many of his opponents.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Very slow start in polling across the road from me[/p][/quote]Paramjit whats it like up in your ward[/p][/quote]Peter, I don't know, but have the feeling turn out is not going to be very high. I have done my duty by voting for Keith Morrell for local election, and reluctantly for Socialist Party GB, only because apart from UKIP they were the only ones who'd made any effort to make contact, although their Manifesto didn't say anything at all about the EU or even our own national or local issues. My instinct was to vote Greens but their leadership wants to stay in the EU and if they can't be bothered to contact the voters, they DONOT deserve my vote. It is sad that many can't even be bothered to exercise their right to take part in democratic process, which I think is insult to those who sacrificed their lives and saved our democracy from evils like Hitler. Hope Keith will win Coxford and you may not like it but I will be happy if Labour's Hannah Coombs wins in Shirley. I have known Hannah since her childhood, her father is friend of mine he used to be a good trade unionist when teaching in Solent Uni. I am really proud of young Hannah, because unlike many of her generation she has decided to participate in public life and if elected I have no doubt she will be very good at looking after all the people of her ward, although I may not share all her loyalty to her party.[/p][/quote]I pretty sure she will make it though, but if she is really all for the people of her ward then you know what will happen she will end up being kick out or push out of the Labour Party. Are you going to the count tonight[/p][/quote]No not going to count. Regarding my comment that if elected Hannah will be good at looking after all the people of her ward, your and my definition of looking after the people may be different. Because unlike you and most of your Socialist Party colleagues I don't think that voting against the cuts, (although very important) is not the only job of elected members. People have many other problems as well, they often need help when either dealing with pen pushers (who although union members can sometimes be extremely awkward) and many other local issues like pot holes street lights, social and care problems etc etc. On that basis I have always believed that some elected indviduals from all political parties are much better than others. So On that basis I always have given the credit where due. By the way because Don Thomas has always been exceptionally good at that he is respected by many of his opponents. Paramjit Bahia
  • Score: 0

8:01pm Thu 22 May 14

cliffwalker says...

Kirsty666 wrote:
Paramjit Bahia wrote:
Kirsty666 wrote:
As we can't comment on the story of Richard Hilary I thought I'd give my thoughts here....

He was my head teacher at Chamberlayne Park, one of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet, a true gentleman. I remember being in his office for one thing or another and never would he take advantage of anyone.

I have read all the stories so far and if anything happened the person in question would have been over 16.
Something like this would not be in his nature.
The Daily Echo may have a very good reason for not allowing comments on that news item. Because the case is in front of the court, didn't you think of that before posting the comment on news item about elections?
I really couldn't give a toss he is and always will be an amazing man he needs the support that he gave many students so best way to do it is like an MP on the poling page!
You really couldn't give a toss about the proper administration of justice? You don't care whether or not the court reaches a correct verdict?
I hope the judge sees your post and throws the book at you.
[quote][p][bold]Kirsty666[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kirsty666[/bold] wrote: As we can't comment on the story of Richard Hilary I thought I'd give my thoughts here.... He was my head teacher at Chamberlayne Park, one of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet, a true gentleman. I remember being in his office for one thing or another and never would he take advantage of anyone. I have read all the stories so far and if anything happened the person in question would have been over 16. Something like this would not be in his nature.[/p][/quote]The Daily Echo may have a very good reason for not allowing comments on that news item. Because the case is in front of the court, didn't you think of that before posting the comment on news item about elections?[/p][/quote]I really couldn't give a toss he is and always will be an amazing man he needs the support that he gave many students so best way to do it is like an MP on the poling page![/p][/quote]You really couldn't give a toss about the proper administration of justice? You don't care whether or not the court reaches a correct verdict? I hope the judge sees your post and throws the book at you. cliffwalker
  • Score: 1

8:11pm Thu 22 May 14

southy says...

Paramjit Bahia wrote:
southy wrote:
Paramjit Bahia wrote:
southy wrote:
southy wrote:
Very slow start in polling across the road from me
Paramjit whats it like up in your ward
Peter, I don't know, but have the feeling turn out is not going to be very high.

I have done my duty by voting for Keith Morrell for local election, and reluctantly for Socialist Party GB, only because apart from UKIP they were the only ones who'd made any effort to make contact, although their Manifesto didn't say anything at all about the EU or even our own national or local issues. My instinct was to vote Greens but their leadership wants to stay in the EU and if they can't be bothered to contact the voters, they DONOT deserve my vote.

It is sad that many can't even be bothered to exercise their right to take part in democratic process, which I think is insult to those who sacrificed their lives and saved our democracy from evils like Hitler.

Hope Keith will win Coxford and you may not like it but I will be happy if Labour's Hannah Coombs wins in Shirley. I have known Hannah since her childhood, her father is friend of mine he used to be a good trade unionist when teaching in Solent Uni.

I am really proud of young Hannah, because unlike many of her generation she has decided to participate in public life and if elected I have no doubt she will be very good at looking after all the people of her ward, although I may not share all her loyalty to her party.
I pretty sure she will make it though, but if she is really all for the people of her ward then you know what will happen she will end up being kick out or push out of the Labour Party.
Are you going to the count tonight
No not going to count.

Regarding my comment that if elected Hannah will be good at looking after all the people of her ward, your and my definition of looking after the people may be different.

Because unlike you and most of your Socialist Party colleagues I don't think that voting against the cuts, (although very important) is not the only job of elected members.

People have many other problems as well, they often need help when either dealing with pen pushers (who although union members can sometimes be extremely awkward) and many other local issues like pot holes
street lights, social and care problems etc etc. On that basis I have always believed that some elected indviduals from all political parties are much better than others. So On that basis I always have given the credit where due. By the way because Don Thomas has always been exceptionally good at that he is respected by many of his opponents.
Agreed on the other stuff, also things like pot hole street lights etc will be effected by cuts, sooner or later she will have to make a choice weather to go with the cuts or to fight them and we know what happens to councillor that fight cuts in the labour party and i not just taking about southampton but all over the country.
I see if i can get nick to keep us up to date though the night at the count. mind you theres really only one ward i worried about and thats this one the lad taking part this year needs to improve on the votes if he don't then he going to make it even harder for next year.
[quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Very slow start in polling across the road from me[/p][/quote]Paramjit whats it like up in your ward[/p][/quote]Peter, I don't know, but have the feeling turn out is not going to be very high. I have done my duty by voting for Keith Morrell for local election, and reluctantly for Socialist Party GB, only because apart from UKIP they were the only ones who'd made any effort to make contact, although their Manifesto didn't say anything at all about the EU or even our own national or local issues. My instinct was to vote Greens but their leadership wants to stay in the EU and if they can't be bothered to contact the voters, they DONOT deserve my vote. It is sad that many can't even be bothered to exercise their right to take part in democratic process, which I think is insult to those who sacrificed their lives and saved our democracy from evils like Hitler. Hope Keith will win Coxford and you may not like it but I will be happy if Labour's Hannah Coombs wins in Shirley. I have known Hannah since her childhood, her father is friend of mine he used to be a good trade unionist when teaching in Solent Uni. I am really proud of young Hannah, because unlike many of her generation she has decided to participate in public life and if elected I have no doubt she will be very good at looking after all the people of her ward, although I may not share all her loyalty to her party.[/p][/quote]I pretty sure she will make it though, but if she is really all for the people of her ward then you know what will happen she will end up being kick out or push out of the Labour Party. Are you going to the count tonight[/p][/quote]No not going to count. Regarding my comment that if elected Hannah will be good at looking after all the people of her ward, your and my definition of looking after the people may be different. Because unlike you and most of your Socialist Party colleagues I don't think that voting against the cuts, (although very important) is not the only job of elected members. People have many other problems as well, they often need help when either dealing with pen pushers (who although union members can sometimes be extremely awkward) and many other local issues like pot holes street lights, social and care problems etc etc. On that basis I have always believed that some elected indviduals from all political parties are much better than others. So On that basis I always have given the credit where due. By the way because Don Thomas has always been exceptionally good at that he is respected by many of his opponents.[/p][/quote]Agreed on the other stuff, also things like pot hole street lights etc will be effected by cuts, sooner or later she will have to make a choice weather to go with the cuts or to fight them and we know what happens to councillor that fight cuts in the labour party and i not just taking about southampton but all over the country. I see if i can get nick to keep us up to date though the night at the count. mind you theres really only one ward i worried about and thats this one the lad taking part this year needs to improve on the votes if he don't then he going to make it even harder for next year. southy
  • Score: 0

9:05pm Thu 22 May 14

Paramjit Bahia says...

southy wrote:
Paramjit Bahia wrote:
southy wrote:
Paramjit Bahia wrote:
southy wrote:
southy wrote:
Very slow start in polling across the road from me
Paramjit whats it like up in your ward
Peter, I don't know, but have the feeling turn out is not going to be very high.

I have done my duty by voting for Keith Morrell for local election, and reluctantly for Socialist Party GB, only because apart from UKIP they were the only ones who'd made any effort to make contact, although their Manifesto didn't say anything at all about the EU or even our own national or local issues. My instinct was to vote Greens but their leadership wants to stay in the EU and if they can't be bothered to contact the voters, they DONOT deserve my vote.

It is sad that many can't even be bothered to exercise their right to take part in democratic process, which I think is insult to those who sacrificed their lives and saved our democracy from evils like Hitler.

Hope Keith will win Coxford and you may not like it but I will be happy if Labour's Hannah Coombs wins in Shirley. I have known Hannah since her childhood, her father is friend of mine he used to be a good trade unionist when teaching in Solent Uni.

I am really proud of young Hannah, because unlike many of her generation she has decided to participate in public life and if elected I have no doubt she will be very good at looking after all the people of her ward, although I may not share all her loyalty to her party.
I pretty sure she will make it though, but if she is really all for the people of her ward then you know what will happen she will end up being kick out or push out of the Labour Party.
Are you going to the count tonight
No not going to count.

Regarding my comment that if elected Hannah will be good at looking after all the people of her ward, your and my definition of looking after the people may be different.

Because unlike you and most of your Socialist Party colleagues I don't think that voting against the cuts, (although very important) is not the only job of elected members.

People have many other problems as well, they often need help when either dealing with pen pushers (who although union members can sometimes be extremely awkward) and many other local issues like pot holes
street lights, social and care problems etc etc. On that basis I have always believed that some elected indviduals from all political parties are much better than others. So On that basis I always have given the credit where due. By the way because Don Thomas has always been exceptionally good at that he is respected by many of his opponents.
Agreed on the other stuff, also things like pot hole street lights etc will be effected by cuts, sooner or later she will have to make a choice weather to go with the cuts or to fight them and we know what happens to councillor that fight cuts in the labour party and i not just taking about southampton but all over the country.
I see if i can get nick to keep us up to date though the night at the count. mind you theres really only one ward i worried about and thats this one the lad taking part this year needs to improve on the votes if he don't then he going to make it even harder for next year.
Peter, there is greater chance of my starting to believe in virgin giving birth to son of God, than NuLabour opposing cuts forced by the financial policies of the central government.

A: None of their local councillors have the courage required to stand up to the ConDem bullies in London.

B: Even if anybody from NuLabour may want to do that they will not be allowed by their Party, because Miliband and others who control their Party also are closet Conservatives and basically believe in similar policies.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Very slow start in polling across the road from me[/p][/quote]Paramjit whats it like up in your ward[/p][/quote]Peter, I don't know, but have the feeling turn out is not going to be very high. I have done my duty by voting for Keith Morrell for local election, and reluctantly for Socialist Party GB, only because apart from UKIP they were the only ones who'd made any effort to make contact, although their Manifesto didn't say anything at all about the EU or even our own national or local issues. My instinct was to vote Greens but their leadership wants to stay in the EU and if they can't be bothered to contact the voters, they DONOT deserve my vote. It is sad that many can't even be bothered to exercise their right to take part in democratic process, which I think is insult to those who sacrificed their lives and saved our democracy from evils like Hitler. Hope Keith will win Coxford and you may not like it but I will be happy if Labour's Hannah Coombs wins in Shirley. I have known Hannah since her childhood, her father is friend of mine he used to be a good trade unionist when teaching in Solent Uni. I am really proud of young Hannah, because unlike many of her generation she has decided to participate in public life and if elected I have no doubt she will be very good at looking after all the people of her ward, although I may not share all her loyalty to her party.[/p][/quote]I pretty sure she will make it though, but if she is really all for the people of her ward then you know what will happen she will end up being kick out or push out of the Labour Party. Are you going to the count tonight[/p][/quote]No not going to count. Regarding my comment that if elected Hannah will be good at looking after all the people of her ward, your and my definition of looking after the people may be different. Because unlike you and most of your Socialist Party colleagues I don't think that voting against the cuts, (although very important) is not the only job of elected members. People have many other problems as well, they often need help when either dealing with pen pushers (who although union members can sometimes be extremely awkward) and many other local issues like pot holes street lights, social and care problems etc etc. On that basis I have always believed that some elected indviduals from all political parties are much better than others. So On that basis I always have given the credit where due. By the way because Don Thomas has always been exceptionally good at that he is respected by many of his opponents.[/p][/quote]Agreed on the other stuff, also things like pot hole street lights etc will be effected by cuts, sooner or later she will have to make a choice weather to go with the cuts or to fight them and we know what happens to councillor that fight cuts in the labour party and i not just taking about southampton but all over the country. I see if i can get nick to keep us up to date though the night at the count. mind you theres really only one ward i worried about and thats this one the lad taking part this year needs to improve on the votes if he don't then he going to make it even harder for next year.[/p][/quote]Peter, there is greater chance of my starting to believe in virgin giving birth to son of God, than NuLabour opposing cuts forced by the financial policies of the central government. A: None of their local councillors have the courage required to stand up to the ConDem bullies in London. B: Even if anybody from NuLabour may want to do that they will not be allowed by their Party, because Miliband and others who control their Party also are closet Conservatives and basically believe in similar policies. Paramjit Bahia
  • Score: 0

9:55pm Thu 22 May 14

southy says...

Paramjit Bahia wrote:
southy wrote:
Paramjit Bahia wrote:
southy wrote:
Paramjit Bahia wrote:
southy wrote:
southy wrote:
Very slow start in polling across the road from me
Paramjit whats it like up in your ward
Peter, I don't know, but have the feeling turn out is not going to be very high.

I have done my duty by voting for Keith Morrell for local election, and reluctantly for Socialist Party GB, only because apart from UKIP they were the only ones who'd made any effort to make contact, although their Manifesto didn't say anything at all about the EU or even our own national or local issues. My instinct was to vote Greens but their leadership wants to stay in the EU and if they can't be bothered to contact the voters, they DONOT deserve my vote.

It is sad that many can't even be bothered to exercise their right to take part in democratic process, which I think is insult to those who sacrificed their lives and saved our democracy from evils like Hitler.

Hope Keith will win Coxford and you may not like it but I will be happy if Labour's Hannah Coombs wins in Shirley. I have known Hannah since her childhood, her father is friend of mine he used to be a good trade unionist when teaching in Solent Uni.

I am really proud of young Hannah, because unlike many of her generation she has decided to participate in public life and if elected I have no doubt she will be very good at looking after all the people of her ward, although I may not share all her loyalty to her party.
I pretty sure she will make it though, but if she is really all for the people of her ward then you know what will happen she will end up being kick out or push out of the Labour Party.
Are you going to the count tonight
No not going to count.

Regarding my comment that if elected Hannah will be good at looking after all the people of her ward, your and my definition of looking after the people may be different.

Because unlike you and most of your Socialist Party colleagues I don't think that voting against the cuts, (although very important) is not the only job of elected members.

People have many other problems as well, they often need help when either dealing with pen pushers (who although union members can sometimes be extremely awkward) and many other local issues like pot holes
street lights, social and care problems etc etc. On that basis I have always believed that some elected indviduals from all political parties are much better than others. So On that basis I always have given the credit where due. By the way because Don Thomas has always been exceptionally good at that he is respected by many of his opponents.
Agreed on the other stuff, also things like pot hole street lights etc will be effected by cuts, sooner or later she will have to make a choice weather to go with the cuts or to fight them and we know what happens to councillor that fight cuts in the labour party and i not just taking about southampton but all over the country.
I see if i can get nick to keep us up to date though the night at the count. mind you theres really only one ward i worried about and thats this one the lad taking part this year needs to improve on the votes if he don't then he going to make it even harder for next year.
Peter, there is greater chance of my starting to believe in virgin giving birth to son of God, than NuLabour opposing cuts forced by the financial policies of the central government.

A: None of their local councillors have the courage required to stand up to the ConDem bullies in London.

B: Even if anybody from NuLabour may want to do that they will not be allowed by their Party, because Miliband and others who control their Party also are closet Conservatives and basically believe in similar policies.
That,s what i am on about, if this girl fights back she will be booted out of the Labour party and if she really cares about the people off her ward she will sooner or later fight the cuts, it will come a point where she going have to choose, complying or fight. like you said most are just lackeys but not all.
[quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Very slow start in polling across the road from me[/p][/quote]Paramjit whats it like up in your ward[/p][/quote]Peter, I don't know, but have the feeling turn out is not going to be very high. I have done my duty by voting for Keith Morrell for local election, and reluctantly for Socialist Party GB, only because apart from UKIP they were the only ones who'd made any effort to make contact, although their Manifesto didn't say anything at all about the EU or even our own national or local issues. My instinct was to vote Greens but their leadership wants to stay in the EU and if they can't be bothered to contact the voters, they DONOT deserve my vote. It is sad that many can't even be bothered to exercise their right to take part in democratic process, which I think is insult to those who sacrificed their lives and saved our democracy from evils like Hitler. Hope Keith will win Coxford and you may not like it but I will be happy if Labour's Hannah Coombs wins in Shirley. I have known Hannah since her childhood, her father is friend of mine he used to be a good trade unionist when teaching in Solent Uni. I am really proud of young Hannah, because unlike many of her generation she has decided to participate in public life and if elected I have no doubt she will be very good at looking after all the people of her ward, although I may not share all her loyalty to her party.[/p][/quote]I pretty sure she will make it though, but if she is really all for the people of her ward then you know what will happen she will end up being kick out or push out of the Labour Party. Are you going to the count tonight[/p][/quote]No not going to count. Regarding my comment that if elected Hannah will be good at looking after all the people of her ward, your and my definition of looking after the people may be different. Because unlike you and most of your Socialist Party colleagues I don't think that voting against the cuts, (although very important) is not the only job of elected members. People have many other problems as well, they often need help when either dealing with pen pushers (who although union members can sometimes be extremely awkward) and many other local issues like pot holes street lights, social and care problems etc etc. On that basis I have always believed that some elected indviduals from all political parties are much better than others. So On that basis I always have given the credit where due. By the way because Don Thomas has always been exceptionally good at that he is respected by many of his opponents.[/p][/quote]Agreed on the other stuff, also things like pot hole street lights etc will be effected by cuts, sooner or later she will have to make a choice weather to go with the cuts or to fight them and we know what happens to councillor that fight cuts in the labour party and i not just taking about southampton but all over the country. I see if i can get nick to keep us up to date though the night at the count. mind you theres really only one ward i worried about and thats this one the lad taking part this year needs to improve on the votes if he don't then he going to make it even harder for next year.[/p][/quote]Peter, there is greater chance of my starting to believe in virgin giving birth to son of God, than NuLabour opposing cuts forced by the financial policies of the central government. A: None of their local councillors have the courage required to stand up to the ConDem bullies in London. B: Even if anybody from NuLabour may want to do that they will not be allowed by their Party, because Miliband and others who control their Party also are closet Conservatives and basically believe in similar policies.[/p][/quote]That,s what i am on about, if this girl fights back she will be booted out of the Labour party and if she really cares about the people off her ward she will sooner or later fight the cuts, it will come a point where she going have to choose, complying or fight. like you said most are just lackeys but not all. southy
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11:17pm Thu 22 May 14

Major Ray Cist says...

Vote UKIP !
Vote UKIP ! Major Ray Cist
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