Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne speaks on hung parliament talks

Liberal Democrats Chris Huhne (right) and Danny Alexander at the Cabinet Office as negotiations with the Conservatives continue

Liberal Democrats Chris Huhne (right) and Danny Alexander at the Cabinet Office as negotiations with the Conservatives continue

First published in Elections Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author Exclusive by , Eastleigh Chief Reporter

THE HAMPSHIRE MP at the heart of talks about the future of the country is staying tight-lipped on any possible deal.

Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne, has been involved in top-level talks about a Tory/Lib Dem pact and has spoken exclusively to the Daily Echo.

Mr Huhne is the Liberal Democrat homes affairs spokesman and was twice contender in the party leadership race and has been linked to possible posts as Transport Minister or Home Secretary.

Taking a brief break from negotiations he told the Daily Echo: "Good progress has been made in the talks although it has been very wearing and tired for all those involved.

"There are optimistic signs that a good agreement will be reached shortly that will be in the national interest."

However, he said he could not answer any questions about his future and rumours linking him and his colleagues to the centre of government.

He could also not be drawn on which party the Lib Dems favoured, any involvement he had in the negotiations with Labour or any remaining stumbling blocks.

He could also not comment on criticism from some quarters that his party is being two-faced by courting both major powers following the announcement yesterday that Prime Minister Gordon Brown will be stepping down.

Chris romped to victory in the general election last week with 24,966 votes, a massively increased majority of 3,864.

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10:53am Tue 11 May 10

Brite Spark says...

The last country to have a hung parliament was Iraq I believe.
The last country to have a hung parliament was Iraq I believe. Brite Spark
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10:53am Tue 11 May 10

southy says...

dose it really matter what party they pick they not going to get pr, plus there will be another election before the end of 2012 it could be has early has autumn this year.

DCM i need an agent, any ideas
dose it really matter what party they pick they not going to get pr, plus there will be another election before the end of 2012 it could be has early has autumn this year. DCM i need an agent, any ideas southy
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11:59am Tue 11 May 10

Stillness says...

southy wrote:
dose it really matter what party they pick they not going to get pr, plus there will be another election before the end of 2012 it could be has early has autumn this year.

DCM i need an agent, any ideas
How about agent orange?
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: dose it really matter what party they pick they not going to get pr, plus there will be another election before the end of 2012 it could be has early has autumn this year. DCM i need an agent, any ideas[/p][/quote]How about agent orange? Stillness
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12:01pm Tue 11 May 10

hulla baloo says...

What a shambles this whole thing is.
We have a party that has a higher number of seats than any other, and more votes, yet they may still not govern due to the constitution, hores trading and back room deals.
Which, I might add, could include having a second, unelected Prime Minister in a row.
Is about time the Queen stepped in to resolve this.
What a shambles this whole thing is. We have a party that has a higher number of seats than any other, and more votes, yet they may still not govern due to the constitution, hores trading and back room deals. Which, I might add, could include having a second, unelected Prime Minister in a row. Is about time the Queen stepped in to resolve this. hulla baloo
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12:09pm Tue 11 May 10

Condor Man says...

It will be curtains for Huhne if he sides with Liebour, I hope the good people of Eastleigh rightly vote him out for backing a failed regime
It will be curtains for Huhne if he sides with Liebour, I hope the good people of Eastleigh rightly vote him out for backing a failed regime Condor Man
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12:13pm Tue 11 May 10

southy says...

hulla baloo wrote:
What a shambles this whole thing is.
We have a party that has a higher number of seats than any other, and more votes, yet they may still not govern due to the constitution, hores trading and back room deals.
Which, I might add, could include having a second, unelected Prime Minister in a row.
Is about time the Queen stepped in to resolve this.
the real answer is to go back to the polls. we dont know yet if or who had more votes cast for them. we just know who has more seats. to many was turned away from the polling stations.
has for unelected prime minister it dont matter, what matters is people voting for the manifest, no wonder politics is in a mess if people vote on the person and not the manifest.
[quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: What a shambles this whole thing is. We have a party that has a higher number of seats than any other, and more votes, yet they may still not govern due to the constitution, hores trading and back room deals. Which, I might add, could include having a second, unelected Prime Minister in a row. Is about time the Queen stepped in to resolve this.[/p][/quote]the real answer is to go back to the polls. we dont know yet if or who had more votes cast for them. we just know who has more seats. to many was turned away from the polling stations. has for unelected prime minister it dont matter, what matters is people voting for the manifest, no wonder politics is in a mess if people vote on the person and not the manifest. southy
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12:13pm Tue 11 May 10

Jerry Parsons says...

HB, was that a deliberate typo?

For hores, read whores? Because that's what the Libs are seen as now!
HB, was that a deliberate typo? For hores, read whores? Because that's what the Libs are seen as now! Jerry Parsons
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12:14pm Tue 11 May 10

Huffybear says...

Every day they string this out displays Lib Dems dwindling credibility. This is as close as they'll ever get to being in power.
Every day they string this out displays Lib Dems dwindling credibility. This is as close as they'll ever get to being in power. Huffybear
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12:26pm Tue 11 May 10

Lone Ranger says...

This will be end for Lib Dems if they side with the Con party. Most of the MPs will find more in common with Labour for their party.....Cameron could be finished as leader before he has barely started....and NO crown
This will be end for Lib Dems if they side with the Con party. Most of the MPs will find more in common with Labour for their party.....Cameron could be finished as leader before he has barely started....and NO crown Lone Ranger
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12:32pm Tue 11 May 10

hulla baloo says...

Jerry Parsons wrote:
HB, was that a deliberate typo? For hores, read whores? Because that's what the Libs are seen as now!
LOL, was supposed to be horse trading
[quote][p][bold]Jerry Parsons[/bold] wrote: HB, was that a deliberate typo? For hores, read whores? Because that's what the Libs are seen as now![/p][/quote]LOL, was supposed to be horse trading hulla baloo
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12:34pm Tue 11 May 10

southy says...

Lone Ranger wrote:
This will be end for Lib Dems if they side with the Con party. Most of the MPs will find more in common with Labour for their party.....Cameron could be finished as leader before he has barely started....and NO crown
there open war fare inside the lib party. you could see a flock of libs leaving the liberal party and joining the labour party. so you still get that hung parliament.
make the most of it all you tory supporters this is the last time you see the torys-con in power.
labour will become a full right wing party while down in the ranks a new party for the left will become joint leaders
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger[/bold] wrote: This will be end for Lib Dems if they side with the Con party. Most of the MPs will find more in common with Labour for their party.....Cameron could be finished as leader before he has barely started....and NO crown[/p][/quote]there open war fare inside the lib party. you could see a flock of libs leaving the liberal party and joining the labour party. so you still get that hung parliament. make the most of it all you tory supporters this is the last time you see the torys-con in power. labour will become a full right wing party while down in the ranks a new party for the left will become joint leaders southy
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1:00pm Tue 11 May 10

Tommy News says...

It just shows you can't trust Liberals!
Lets hope it is the end of them.

It is far better to have a 2 party system as in America. It creates stable government and does away with all this behind door deals, that none of us voted for. Who wants to beholden to a small party big on presentation, but little on policy.

Look what happened in Southampton, when Liberals lead by Vinson shamefully did a deal with Labour just prior to the local elections - it finished their party and damaged Labour.

Look at the make up of SCC:
Conservative 28
Liberal 5
Labour 15

p.s. Welcome back Vinson - look forward to the beard grooming!
It just shows you can't trust Liberals! Lets hope it is the end of them. It is far better to have a 2 party system as in America. It creates stable government and does away with all this behind door deals, that none of us voted for. Who wants to beholden to a small party big on presentation, but little on policy. Look what happened in Southampton, when Liberals lead by Vinson shamefully did a deal with Labour just prior to the local elections - it finished their party and damaged Labour. Look at the make up of SCC: Conservative 28 Liberal 5 Labour 15 p.s. Welcome back Vinson - look forward to the beard grooming! Tommy News
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1:21pm Tue 11 May 10

DCM says...

Tommy News wrote:
It just shows you can't trust Liberals! Lets hope it is the end of them. It is far better to have a 2 party system as in America. It creates stable government and does away with all this behind door deals, that none of us voted for. Who wants to beholden to a small party big on presentation, but little on policy. Look what happened in Southampton, when Liberals lead by Vinson shamefully did a deal with Labour just prior to the local elections - it finished their party and damaged Labour. Look at the make up of SCC: Conservative 28 Liberal 5 Labour 15 p.s. Welcome back Vinson - look forward to the beard grooming!
How on earth is it better to have a two party system? What if you don't agree with either of their policies? You just don't vote?
As for doing away with backroom deals - you clearly know absolutely nothing about US politics if you think no deals are ever done behind closed doors!
[quote][p][bold]Tommy News[/bold] wrote: It just shows you can't trust Liberals! Lets hope it is the end of them. It is far better to have a 2 party system as in America. It creates stable government and does away with all this behind door deals, that none of us voted for. Who wants to beholden to a small party big on presentation, but little on policy. Look what happened in Southampton, when Liberals lead by Vinson shamefully did a deal with Labour just prior to the local elections - it finished their party and damaged Labour. Look at the make up of SCC: Conservative 28 Liberal 5 Labour 15 p.s. Welcome back Vinson - look forward to the beard grooming![/p][/quote]How on earth is it better to have a two party system? What if you don't agree with either of their policies? You just don't vote? As for doing away with backroom deals - you clearly know absolutely nothing about US politics if you think no deals are ever done behind closed doors! DCM
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1:22pm Tue 11 May 10

DCM says...

Brite Spark wrote:
The last country to have a hung parliament was Iraq I believe.
I think you'll find Germany and New Zealand have hung parliaments every time they have an election. Doesn't stop them being successful countries does it?
[quote][p][bold]Brite Spark[/bold] wrote: The last country to have a hung parliament was Iraq I believe.[/p][/quote]I think you'll find Germany and New Zealand have hung parliaments every time they have an election. Doesn't stop them being successful countries does it? DCM
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1:23pm Tue 11 May 10

freefinker says...

Condor Man wrote:
It will be curtains for Huhne if he sides with Liebour, I hope the good people of Eastleigh rightly vote him out for backing a failed regime
Condor, you are a little behind the times.
"The good people of Eastleigh" have just voted him in - with an increased majority at that.
Do you not keep up with local news?
[quote][p][bold]Condor Man[/bold] wrote: It will be curtains for Huhne if he sides with Liebour, I hope the good people of Eastleigh rightly vote him out for backing a failed regime[/p][/quote]Condor, you are a little behind the times. "The good people of Eastleigh" have just voted him in - with an increased majority at that. Do you not keep up with local news? freefinker
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1:24pm Tue 11 May 10

DCM says...

hulla baloo wrote:
What a shambles this whole thing is. We have a party that has a higher number of seats than any other, and more votes, yet they may still not govern due to the constitution, hores trading and back room deals. Which, I might add, could include having a second, unelected Prime Minister in a row. Is about time the Queen stepped in to resolve this.
When will you learn that a Prime Minister is elected as an MP by his constituents and as leader of his party by their members? The public do not elect a Prime Minister! This really isn't a difficult concept.
[quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: What a shambles this whole thing is. We have a party that has a higher number of seats than any other, and more votes, yet they may still not govern due to the constitution, hores trading and back room deals. Which, I might add, could include having a second, unelected Prime Minister in a row. Is about time the Queen stepped in to resolve this.[/p][/quote]When will you learn that a Prime Minister is elected as an MP by his constituents and as leader of his party by their members? The public do not elect a Prime Minister! This really isn't a difficult concept. DCM
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1:26pm Tue 11 May 10

DCM says...

southy wrote:
dose it really matter what party they pick they not going to get pr, plus there will be another election before the end of 2012 it could be has early has autumn this year. DCM i need an agent, any ideas
I agree they won't get PR, I don't get the feeling the public want it. Maybe AV+ or something similar.
Are you planning on being a candidate Southy?
I agree with you on 2012, I think once the economy is solid the Conservatives will go for broke and try to win outright (I'm assuming there will be a Lib/Con coalition which I believe there will be).
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: dose it really matter what party they pick they not going to get pr, plus there will be another election before the end of 2012 it could be has early has autumn this year. DCM i need an agent, any ideas[/p][/quote]I agree they won't get PR, I don't get the feeling the public want it. Maybe AV+ or something similar. Are you planning on being a candidate Southy? I agree with you on 2012, I think once the economy is solid the Conservatives will go for broke and try to win outright (I'm assuming there will be a Lib/Con coalition which I believe there will be). DCM
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1:27pm Tue 11 May 10

freefinker says...

hulla baloo wrote:
What a shambles this whole thing is.
We have a party that has a higher number of seats than any other, and more votes, yet they may still not govern due to the constitution, hores trading and back room deals.
Which, I might add, could include having a second, unelected Prime Minister in a row.
Is about time the Queen stepped in to resolve this.
So, are you proposing that a party with only 36.1% of the vote (that's just 23.5% of the electorate) should run the show?
Most democratic, I think not.
Bit like Zimbabwe, don’t you think?
[quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: What a shambles this whole thing is. We have a party that has a higher number of seats than any other, and more votes, yet they may still not govern due to the constitution, hores trading and back room deals. Which, I might add, could include having a second, unelected Prime Minister in a row. Is about time the Queen stepped in to resolve this.[/p][/quote]So, are you proposing that a party with only 36.1% of the vote (that's just 23.5% of the electorate) should run the show? Most democratic, I think not. Bit like Zimbabwe, don’t you think? freefinker
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1:34pm Tue 11 May 10

freefinker says...

southy wrote:
hulla baloo wrote:
What a shambles this whole thing is.
We have a party that has a higher number of seats than any other, and more votes, yet they may still not govern due to the constitution, hores trading and back room deals.
Which, I might add, could include having a second, unelected Prime Minister in a row.
Is about time the Queen stepped in to resolve this.
the real answer is to go back to the polls. we dont know yet if or who had more votes cast for them. we just know who has more seats. to many was turned away from the polling stations.
has for unelected prime minister it dont matter, what matters is people voting for the manifest, no wonder politics is in a mess if people vote on the person and not the manifest.
southy, I corrected you on this yesterday.
We DO KNOW where every single vote went.
We know precisely how many votes each party got EXACTLY - down to the very last vote.
So, stop this nonsense and get yourself informed for once.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: What a shambles this whole thing is. We have a party that has a higher number of seats than any other, and more votes, yet they may still not govern due to the constitution, hores trading and back room deals. Which, I might add, could include having a second, unelected Prime Minister in a row. Is about time the Queen stepped in to resolve this.[/p][/quote]the real answer is to go back to the polls. we dont know yet if or who had more votes cast for them. we just know who has more seats. to many was turned away from the polling stations. has for unelected prime minister it dont matter, what matters is people voting for the manifest, no wonder politics is in a mess if people vote on the person and not the manifest.[/p][/quote]southy, I corrected you on this yesterday. We DO KNOW where every single vote went. We know precisely how many votes each party got EXACTLY - down to the very last vote. So, stop this nonsense and get yourself informed for once. freefinker
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1:40pm Tue 11 May 10

freefinker says...

DCM wrote:
Brite Spark wrote:
The last country to have a hung parliament was Iraq I believe.
I think you'll find Germany and New Zealand have hung parliaments every time they have an election. Doesn't stop them being successful countries does it?
I think you will find BS was referring to the actual hanging of several Ba'ath party personnel
[quote][p][bold]DCM[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brite Spark[/bold] wrote: The last country to have a hung parliament was Iraq I believe.[/p][/quote]I think you'll find Germany and New Zealand have hung parliaments every time they have an election. Doesn't stop them being successful countries does it?[/p][/quote]I think you will find BS was referring to the actual hanging of several Ba'ath party personnel freefinker
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1:47pm Tue 11 May 10

DCM says...

freefinker wrote:
DCM wrote:
Brite Spark wrote: The last country to have a hung parliament was Iraq I believe.
I think you'll find Germany and New Zealand have hung parliaments every time they have an election. Doesn't stop them being successful countries does it?
I think you will find BS was referring to the actual hanging of several Ba'ath party personnel
Ah, too clever for me that one! Thanks for correcting me :-)
[quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DCM[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brite Spark[/bold] wrote: The last country to have a hung parliament was Iraq I believe.[/p][/quote]I think you'll find Germany and New Zealand have hung parliaments every time they have an election. Doesn't stop them being successful countries does it?[/p][/quote]I think you will find BS was referring to the actual hanging of several Ba'ath party personnel[/p][/quote]Ah, too clever for me that one! Thanks for correcting me :-) DCM
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2:10pm Tue 11 May 10

southy says...

freefinker wrote:
southy wrote:
hulla baloo wrote:
What a shambles this whole thing is.
We have a party that has a higher number of seats than any other, and more votes, yet they may still not govern due to the constitution, hores trading and back room deals.
Which, I might add, could include having a second, unelected Prime Minister in a row.
Is about time the Queen stepped in to resolve this.
the real answer is to go back to the polls. we dont know yet if or who had more votes cast for them. we just know who has more seats. to many was turned away from the polling stations.
has for unelected prime minister it dont matter, what matters is people voting for the manifest, no wonder politics is in a mess if people vote on the person and not the manifest.
southy, I corrected you on this yesterday.
We DO KNOW where every single vote went.
We know precisely how many votes each party got EXACTLY - down to the very last vote.
So, stop this nonsense and get yourself informed for once.
no we do not, so far we had polling stations running out of voting slips, we had polling stations closing and turning away voters, we had a 14 year old boy that voted. complains are coming in of more polling stations closing up to 15 mins early.
this why the fix figures are publish a few mths after wards, to make sure there is no complaints and if theres any they can be investigated and to look into to see if a re-election is needed, any figures done by such has on the tv or raidio or news papers are pre-fix publish numbers, theres only one group that can publish the fix numbers, and before they will do that this group will recount all those votes again. if proven correct they will just put them in a box and store them for 50 years, any that are not correct get recounted 3 times more, and has long they get the same number 3 times then that would then become the fix number. all finding have to be reported to the crown commissioner's of electoral of fair play.
i could tell you some thing but i cant i have signed the secrets act, like dcm did and i am sure he knows what i would be pointing at.
so before you post again on the subject i will suggest that you join a political party and attend the places where they count up all the votes, maybe then you will have a better insight on how things works.
[quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: What a shambles this whole thing is. We have a party that has a higher number of seats than any other, and more votes, yet they may still not govern due to the constitution, hores trading and back room deals. Which, I might add, could include having a second, unelected Prime Minister in a row. Is about time the Queen stepped in to resolve this.[/p][/quote]the real answer is to go back to the polls. we dont know yet if or who had more votes cast for them. we just know who has more seats. to many was turned away from the polling stations. has for unelected prime minister it dont matter, what matters is people voting for the manifest, no wonder politics is in a mess if people vote on the person and not the manifest.[/p][/quote]southy, I corrected you on this yesterday. We DO KNOW where every single vote went. We know precisely how many votes each party got EXACTLY - down to the very last vote. So, stop this nonsense and get yourself informed for once.[/p][/quote]no we do not, so far we had polling stations running out of voting slips, we had polling stations closing and turning away voters, we had a 14 year old boy that voted. complains are coming in of more polling stations closing up to 15 mins early. this why the fix figures are publish a few mths after wards, to make sure there is no complaints and if theres any they can be investigated and to look into to see if a re-election is needed, any figures done by such has on the tv or raidio or news papers are pre-fix publish numbers, theres only one group that can publish the fix numbers, and before they will do that this group will recount all those votes again. if proven correct they will just put them in a box and store them for 50 years, any that are not correct get recounted 3 times more, and has long they get the same number 3 times then that would then become the fix number. all finding have to be reported to the crown commissioner's of electoral of fair play. i could tell you some thing but i cant i have signed the secrets act, like dcm did and i am sure he knows what i would be pointing at. so before you post again on the subject i will suggest that you join a political party and attend the places where they count up all the votes, maybe then you will have a better insight on how things works. southy
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2:12pm Tue 11 May 10

southy says...

DCM wrote:
freefinker wrote:
DCM wrote:
Brite Spark wrote: The last country to have a hung parliament was Iraq I believe.
I think you'll find Germany and New Zealand have hung parliaments every time they have an election. Doesn't stop them being successful countries does it?
I think you will find BS was referring to the actual hanging of several Ba'ath party personnel
Ah, too clever for me that one! Thanks for correcting me :-)
still not recovered yet DCM from thur night. i still smile over smith bottom trebling lip.
[quote][p][bold]DCM[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DCM[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brite Spark[/bold] wrote: The last country to have a hung parliament was Iraq I believe.[/p][/quote]I think you'll find Germany and New Zealand have hung parliaments every time they have an election. Doesn't stop them being successful countries does it?[/p][/quote]I think you will find BS was referring to the actual hanging of several Ba'ath party personnel[/p][/quote]Ah, too clever for me that one! Thanks for correcting me :-)[/p][/quote]still not recovered yet DCM from thur night. i still smile over smith bottom trebling lip. southy
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2:19pm Tue 11 May 10

Brite Spark says...

DCM wrote:
freefinker wrote:
DCM wrote:
Brite Spark wrote: The last country to have a hung parliament was Iraq I believe.
I think you'll find Germany and New Zealand have hung parliaments every time they have an election. Doesn't stop them being successful countries does it?
I think you will find BS was referring to the actual hanging of several Ba'ath party personnel
Ah, too clever for me that one! Thanks for correcting me :-)
As if I would jest about such a thing.

There were elections in Iraq in March, the result was inconclusive but Mr Allawi (a former PM) will be given the first opportunity to form a coalition government. Which reminds me, isn't this a good time for Tony Blair to come back as leader of the Labour party? I like Miliband but I thought that apart from being a bit of a poodle to Mr Bush, Tony didn't get much wrong.
I served in Iraq by the way if that counts for anything (probably not!)
[quote][p][bold]DCM[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DCM[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brite Spark[/bold] wrote: The last country to have a hung parliament was Iraq I believe.[/p][/quote]I think you'll find Germany and New Zealand have hung parliaments every time they have an election. Doesn't stop them being successful countries does it?[/p][/quote]I think you will find BS was referring to the actual hanging of several Ba'ath party personnel[/p][/quote]Ah, too clever for me that one! Thanks for correcting me :-)[/p][/quote]As if I would jest about such a thing. There were elections in Iraq in March, the result was inconclusive but Mr Allawi (a former PM) will be given the first opportunity to form a coalition government. Which reminds me, isn't this a good time for Tony Blair to come back as leader of the Labour party? I like Miliband but I thought that apart from being a bit of a poodle to Mr Bush, Tony didn't get much wrong. I served in Iraq by the way if that counts for anything (probably not!) Brite Spark
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2:22pm Tue 11 May 10

Brite Spark says...

southy wrote:
DCM wrote:
freefinker wrote:
DCM wrote:
Brite Spark wrote: The last country to have a hung parliament was Iraq I believe.
I think you'll find Germany and New Zealand have hung parliaments every time they have an election. Doesn't stop them being successful countries does it?
I think you will find BS was referring to the actual hanging of several Ba'ath party personnel
Ah, too clever for me that one! Thanks for correcting me :-)
still not recovered yet DCM from thur night. i still smile over smith bottom trebling lip.
I know what a double chin is but what is a trebling lip?
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DCM[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DCM[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brite Spark[/bold] wrote: The last country to have a hung parliament was Iraq I believe.[/p][/quote]I think you'll find Germany and New Zealand have hung parliaments every time they have an election. Doesn't stop them being successful countries does it?[/p][/quote]I think you will find BS was referring to the actual hanging of several Ba'ath party personnel[/p][/quote]Ah, too clever for me that one! Thanks for correcting me :-)[/p][/quote]still not recovered yet DCM from thur night. i still smile over smith bottom trebling lip.[/p][/quote]I know what a double chin is but what is a trebling lip? Brite Spark
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2:23pm Tue 11 May 10

freefinker says...

southy wrote:
freefinker wrote:
southy wrote:
hulla baloo wrote:
What a shambles this whole thing is.
We have a party that has a higher number of seats than any other, and more votes, yet they may still not govern due to the constitution, hores trading and back room deals.
Which, I might add, could include having a second, unelected Prime Minister in a row.
Is about time the Queen stepped in to resolve this.
the real answer is to go back to the polls. we dont know yet if or who had more votes cast for them. we just know who has more seats. to many was turned away from the polling stations.
has for unelected prime minister it dont matter, what matters is people voting for the manifest, no wonder politics is in a mess if people vote on the person and not the manifest.
southy, I corrected you on this yesterday.
We DO KNOW where every single vote went.
We know precisely how many votes each party got EXACTLY - down to the very last vote.
So, stop this nonsense and get yourself informed for once.
no we do not, so far we had polling stations running out of voting slips, we had polling stations closing and turning away voters, we had a 14 year old boy that voted. complains are coming in of more polling stations closing up to 15 mins early.
this why the fix figures are publish a few mths after wards, to make sure there is no complaints and if theres any they can be investigated and to look into to see if a re-election is needed, any figures done by such has on the tv or raidio or news papers are pre-fix publish numbers, theres only one group that can publish the fix numbers, and before they will do that this group will recount all those votes again. if proven correct they will just put them in a box and store them for 50 years, any that are not correct get recounted 3 times more, and has long they get the same number 3 times then that would then become the fix number. all finding have to be reported to the crown commissioner's of electoral of fair play.
i could tell you some thing but i cant i have signed the secrets act, like dcm did and i am sure he knows what i would be pointing at.
so before you post again on the subject i will suggest that you join a political party and attend the places where they count up all the votes, maybe then you will have a better insight on how things works.
I also attended the count and signed the official secrets act paper.
Those who did not vote (because of 10pm closure or no ballot papers) by definition DID NOT VOTE. So, we can’t count them, can we?
Despite all your above nonsense, we do know the precise figures for the whole election.
.
It's very easy southy. You just need to add together the numbers from all 649 declared results. It's already been done and everybody in the whole universe, except you, knows this.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: What a shambles this whole thing is. We have a party that has a higher number of seats than any other, and more votes, yet they may still not govern due to the constitution, hores trading and back room deals. Which, I might add, could include having a second, unelected Prime Minister in a row. Is about time the Queen stepped in to resolve this.[/p][/quote]the real answer is to go back to the polls. we dont know yet if or who had more votes cast for them. we just know who has more seats. to many was turned away from the polling stations. has for unelected prime minister it dont matter, what matters is people voting for the manifest, no wonder politics is in a mess if people vote on the person and not the manifest.[/p][/quote]southy, I corrected you on this yesterday. We DO KNOW where every single vote went. We know precisely how many votes each party got EXACTLY - down to the very last vote. So, stop this nonsense and get yourself informed for once.[/p][/quote]no we do not, so far we had polling stations running out of voting slips, we had polling stations closing and turning away voters, we had a 14 year old boy that voted. complains are coming in of more polling stations closing up to 15 mins early. this why the fix figures are publish a few mths after wards, to make sure there is no complaints and if theres any they can be investigated and to look into to see if a re-election is needed, any figures done by such has on the tv or raidio or news papers are pre-fix publish numbers, theres only one group that can publish the fix numbers, and before they will do that this group will recount all those votes again. if proven correct they will just put them in a box and store them for 50 years, any that are not correct get recounted 3 times more, and has long they get the same number 3 times then that would then become the fix number. all finding have to be reported to the crown commissioner's of electoral of fair play. i could tell you some thing but i cant i have signed the secrets act, like dcm did and i am sure he knows what i would be pointing at. so before you post again on the subject i will suggest that you join a political party and attend the places where they count up all the votes, maybe then you will have a better insight on how things works.[/p][/quote]I also attended the count and signed the official secrets act paper. Those who did not vote (because of 10pm closure or no ballot papers) by definition DID NOT VOTE. So, we can’t count them, can we? Despite all your above nonsense, we do know the precise figures for the whole election. . It's very easy southy. You just need to add together the numbers from all 649 declared results. It's already been done and everybody in the whole universe, except you, knows this. freefinker
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3:14pm Tue 11 May 10

Paramjit Bahia says...

Jerry Parsons wrote:
HB, was that a deliberate typo? For hores, read whores? Because that's what the Libs are seen as now!
I hope you had no intention of insulting whores by using the word for Lib-Dems!!!
They are the lowest of the low, and sure kiss of death for whoever they get in bed with.
[quote][p][bold]Jerry Parsons[/bold] wrote: HB, was that a deliberate typo? For hores, read whores? Because that's what the Libs are seen as now![/p][/quote]I hope you had no intention of insulting whores by using the word for Lib-Dems!!! They are the lowest of the low, and sure kiss of death for whoever they get in bed with. Paramjit Bahia
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3:18pm Tue 11 May 10

Paramjit Bahia says...

Huffybear wrote:
Every day they string this out displays Lib Dems dwindling credibility. This is as close as they'll ever get to being in power.
Lib-Dems don't worry about 'dwindling credibility' because they never had it in the first place.
[quote][p][bold]Huffybear[/bold] wrote: Every day they string this out displays Lib Dems dwindling credibility. This is as close as they'll ever get to being in power.[/p][/quote]Lib-Dems don't worry about 'dwindling credibility' because they never had it in the first place. Paramjit Bahia
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3:28pm Tue 11 May 10

DCM says...

Paramjit Bahia wrote:
Jerry Parsons wrote: HB, was that a deliberate typo? For hores, read whores? Because that's what the Libs are seen as now!
I hope you had no intention of insulting whores by using the word for Lib-Dems!!! They are the lowest of the low, and sure kiss of death for whoever they get in bed with.
Paramjit - what exactly do you have against the Lib Dems? You posted a very insulting comment about them yesterday and again today.
Your intense hatred of them suggests a juicy story as opposed to a rational thought process - care to explain?
[quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jerry Parsons[/bold] wrote: HB, was that a deliberate typo? For hores, read whores? Because that's what the Libs are seen as now![/p][/quote]I hope you had no intention of insulting whores by using the word for Lib-Dems!!! They are the lowest of the low, and sure kiss of death for whoever they get in bed with.[/p][/quote]Paramjit - what exactly do you have against the Lib Dems? You posted a very insulting comment about them yesterday and again today. Your intense hatred of them suggests a juicy story as opposed to a rational thought process - care to explain? DCM
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3:29pm Tue 11 May 10

southy says...

freefinker wrote:
southy wrote:
freefinker wrote:
southy wrote:
hulla baloo wrote:
What a shambles this whole thing is.
We have a party that has a higher number of seats than any other, and more votes, yet they may still not govern due to the constitution, hores trading and back room deals.
Which, I might add, could include having a second, unelected Prime Minister in a row.
Is about time the Queen stepped in to resolve this.
the real answer is to go back to the polls. we dont know yet if or who had more votes cast for them. we just know who has more seats. to many was turned away from the polling stations.
has for unelected prime minister it dont matter, what matters is people voting for the manifest, no wonder politics is in a mess if people vote on the person and not the manifest.
southy, I corrected you on this yesterday.
We DO KNOW where every single vote went.
We know precisely how many votes each party got EXACTLY - down to the very last vote.
So, stop this nonsense and get yourself informed for once.
no we do not, so far we had polling stations running out of voting slips, we had polling stations closing and turning away voters, we had a 14 year old boy that voted. complains are coming in of more polling stations closing up to 15 mins early.
this why the fix figures are publish a few mths after wards, to make sure there is no complaints and if theres any they can be investigated and to look into to see if a re-election is needed, any figures done by such has on the tv or raidio or news papers are pre-fix publish numbers, theres only one group that can publish the fix numbers, and before they will do that this group will recount all those votes again. if proven correct they will just put them in a box and store them for 50 years, any that are not correct get recounted 3 times more, and has long they get the same number 3 times then that would then become the fix number. all finding have to be reported to the crown commissioner's of electoral of fair play.
i could tell you some thing but i cant i have signed the secrets act, like dcm did and i am sure he knows what i would be pointing at.
so before you post again on the subject i will suggest that you join a political party and attend the places where they count up all the votes, maybe then you will have a better insight on how things works.
I also attended the count and signed the official secrets act paper.
Those who did not vote (because of 10pm closure or no ballot papers) by definition DID NOT VOTE. So, we can’t count them, can we?
Despite all your above nonsense, we do know the precise figures for the whole election.
.
It's very easy southy. You just need to add together the numbers from all 649 declared results. It's already been done and everybody in the whole universe, except you, knows this.
and if the commissioners turn round and say there has to be a re-election at those constituency, there go's that number. and has theres been a 14 year old boy that voted that to throws that number out that was found out the day after the election, there could be more under age voters, also the a wrong figure could of been called out. or some one write up the figure's wrong, its all happened before and is not the first nor i expect the last time.
it been quiet often that the declare numbers are different to the fix number but normally only by a very small amount and dont make a difference. but this time its a real big mess, there is going to be more than one enquiry
[quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: What a shambles this whole thing is. We have a party that has a higher number of seats than any other, and more votes, yet they may still not govern due to the constitution, hores trading and back room deals. Which, I might add, could include having a second, unelected Prime Minister in a row. Is about time the Queen stepped in to resolve this.[/p][/quote]the real answer is to go back to the polls. we dont know yet if or who had more votes cast for them. we just know who has more seats. to many was turned away from the polling stations. has for unelected prime minister it dont matter, what matters is people voting for the manifest, no wonder politics is in a mess if people vote on the person and not the manifest.[/p][/quote]southy, I corrected you on this yesterday. We DO KNOW where every single vote went. We know precisely how many votes each party got EXACTLY - down to the very last vote. So, stop this nonsense and get yourself informed for once.[/p][/quote]no we do not, so far we had polling stations running out of voting slips, we had polling stations closing and turning away voters, we had a 14 year old boy that voted. complains are coming in of more polling stations closing up to 15 mins early. this why the fix figures are publish a few mths after wards, to make sure there is no complaints and if theres any they can be investigated and to look into to see if a re-election is needed, any figures done by such has on the tv or raidio or news papers are pre-fix publish numbers, theres only one group that can publish the fix numbers, and before they will do that this group will recount all those votes again. if proven correct they will just put them in a box and store them for 50 years, any that are not correct get recounted 3 times more, and has long they get the same number 3 times then that would then become the fix number. all finding have to be reported to the crown commissioner's of electoral of fair play. i could tell you some thing but i cant i have signed the secrets act, like dcm did and i am sure he knows what i would be pointing at. so before you post again on the subject i will suggest that you join a political party and attend the places where they count up all the votes, maybe then you will have a better insight on how things works.[/p][/quote]I also attended the count and signed the official secrets act paper. Those who did not vote (because of 10pm closure or no ballot papers) by definition DID NOT VOTE. So, we can’t count them, can we? Despite all your above nonsense, we do know the precise figures for the whole election. . It's very easy southy. You just need to add together the numbers from all 649 declared results. It's already been done and everybody in the whole universe, except you, knows this.[/p][/quote]and if the commissioners turn round and say there has to be a re-election at those constituency, there go's that number. and has theres been a 14 year old boy that voted that to throws that number out that was found out the day after the election, there could be more under age voters, also the a wrong figure could of been called out. or some one write up the figure's wrong, its all happened before and is not the first nor i expect the last time. it been quiet often that the declare numbers are different to the fix number but normally only by a very small amount and dont make a difference. but this time its a real big mess, there is going to be more than one enquiry southy
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4:07pm Tue 11 May 10

Paul Linford says...

Maybe Freefinker should look at an artical above this one.
Mr Southy your friend over here in Totton, done very well. Never won a place on the local Council, But the percentage that he got, if that was the National it would of been good enough to get his deposit back, witch is exstreamly good for a first timer.
Maybe Freefinker should look at an artical above this one. Mr Southy your friend over here in Totton, done very well. Never won a place on the local Council, But the percentage that he got, if that was the National it would of been good enough to get his deposit back, witch is exstreamly good for a first timer. Paul Linford
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4:44pm Tue 11 May 10

Condor Man says...

Happy days, Brown will resign as PM by the end of the day and Cameron will rightly assume power.
Happy days, Brown will resign as PM by the end of the day and Cameron will rightly assume power. Condor Man
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5:07pm Tue 11 May 10

Brite Spark says...

Condor Man wrote:
Happy days, Brown will resign as PM by the end of the day and Cameron will rightly assume power.
Happy Days - Good news for Labour, they will be back at the helm with the very intelligent Mr Miliband in charge in just a few months.

Come on your Reds!!!
[quote][p][bold]Condor Man[/bold] wrote: Happy days, Brown will resign as PM by the end of the day and Cameron will rightly assume power.[/p][/quote]Happy Days - Good news for Labour, they will be back at the helm with the very intelligent Mr Miliband in charge in just a few months. Come on your Reds!!! Brite Spark
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5:08pm Tue 11 May 10

Brite Spark says...

Brite Spark wrote:
Condor Man wrote:
Happy days, Brown will resign as PM by the end of the day and Cameron will rightly assume power.
Happy Days - Good news for Labour, they will be back at the helm with the very intelligent Mr Miliband in charge in just a few months.

Come on your Reds!!!
slight typo there :-(
[quote][p][bold]Brite Spark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Condor Man[/bold] wrote: Happy days, Brown will resign as PM by the end of the day and Cameron will rightly assume power.[/p][/quote]Happy Days - Good news for Labour, they will be back at the helm with the very intelligent Mr Miliband in charge in just a few months. Come on your Reds!!![/p][/quote]slight typo there :-( Brite Spark
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7:00pm Tue 11 May 10

freefinker says...

southy wrote:
freefinker wrote:
southy wrote:
freefinker wrote:
southy wrote:
hulla baloo wrote:
What a shambles this whole thing is.
We have a party that has a higher number of seats than any other, and more votes, yet they may still not govern due to the constitution, hores trading and back room deals.
Which, I might add, could include having a second, unelected Prime Minister in a row.
Is about time the Queen stepped in to resolve this.
the real answer is to go back to the polls. we dont know yet if or who had more votes cast for them. we just know who has more seats. to many was turned away from the polling stations.
has for unelected prime minister it dont matter, what matters is people voting for the manifest, no wonder politics is in a mess if people vote on the person and not the manifest.
southy, I corrected you on this yesterday.
We DO KNOW where every single vote went.
We know precisely how many votes each party got EXACTLY - down to the very last vote.
So, stop this nonsense and get yourself informed for once.
no we do not, so far we had polling stations running out of voting slips, we had polling stations closing and turning away voters, we had a 14 year old boy that voted. complains are coming in of more polling stations closing up to 15 mins early.
this why the fix figures are publish a few mths after wards, to make sure there is no complaints and if theres any they can be investigated and to look into to see if a re-election is needed, any figures done by such has on the tv or raidio or news papers are pre-fix publish numbers, theres only one group that can publish the fix numbers, and before they will do that this group will recount all those votes again. if proven correct they will just put them in a box and store them for 50 years, any that are not correct get recounted 3 times more, and has long they get the same number 3 times then that would then become the fix number. all finding have to be reported to the crown commissioner's of electoral of fair play.
i could tell you some thing but i cant i have signed the secrets act, like dcm did and i am sure he knows what i would be pointing at.
so before you post again on the subject i will suggest that you join a political party and attend the places where they count up all the votes, maybe then you will have a better insight on how things works.
I also attended the count and signed the official secrets act paper.
Those who did not vote (because of 10pm closure or no ballot papers) by definition DID NOT VOTE. So, we can’t count them, can we?
Despite all your above nonsense, we do know the precise figures for the whole election.
.
It's very easy southy. You just need to add together the numbers from all 649 declared results. It's already been done and everybody in the whole universe, except you, knows this.
and if the commissioners turn round and say there has to be a re-election at those constituency, there go's that number. and has theres been a 14 year old boy that voted that to throws that number out that was found out the day after the election, there could be more under age voters, also the a wrong figure could of been called out. or some one write up the figure's wrong, its all happened before and is not the first nor i expect the last time.
it been quiet often that the declare numbers are different to the fix number but normally only by a very small amount and dont make a difference. but this time its a real big mess, there is going to be more than one enquiry
Oh dear, southy. Granted, there just could be a legal challenge or two, but almost all previous such challenges have come to nothing. Was not Winchester in 1997 the last successful one?
And as for the 14 year old, well, that means only 29,653,637 votes should have been counted and not 29,653,638.
Gosh, that one vote makes all the difference. I see it now, all the statistics will need a major revision - and your mate Tim will win after all.
Just get yourself into the real world for once southy – don’t make a fool of oneself. Yesterday you were trying to convince us these accurate voting figures were nothing but media exit polls – I notice you have dropped that line now, but without acknowledging your error. Now you are trying to say, in effect, that no MP’s have been elected because all the declared results are subject to some mysterious “fix numbers” what we will not know for a “few months”. You are talking utter rubbish again.
The declared results ARE the final figures, full stop.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: What a shambles this whole thing is. We have a party that has a higher number of seats than any other, and more votes, yet they may still not govern due to the constitution, hores trading and back room deals. Which, I might add, could include having a second, unelected Prime Minister in a row. Is about time the Queen stepped in to resolve this.[/p][/quote]the real answer is to go back to the polls. we dont know yet if or who had more votes cast for them. we just know who has more seats. to many was turned away from the polling stations. has for unelected prime minister it dont matter, what matters is people voting for the manifest, no wonder politics is in a mess if people vote on the person and not the manifest.[/p][/quote]southy, I corrected you on this yesterday. We DO KNOW where every single vote went. We know precisely how many votes each party got EXACTLY - down to the very last vote. So, stop this nonsense and get yourself informed for once.[/p][/quote]no we do not, so far we had polling stations running out of voting slips, we had polling stations closing and turning away voters, we had a 14 year old boy that voted. complains are coming in of more polling stations closing up to 15 mins early. this why the fix figures are publish a few mths after wards, to make sure there is no complaints and if theres any they can be investigated and to look into to see if a re-election is needed, any figures done by such has on the tv or raidio or news papers are pre-fix publish numbers, theres only one group that can publish the fix numbers, and before they will do that this group will recount all those votes again. if proven correct they will just put them in a box and store them for 50 years, any that are not correct get recounted 3 times more, and has long they get the same number 3 times then that would then become the fix number. all finding have to be reported to the crown commissioner's of electoral of fair play. i could tell you some thing but i cant i have signed the secrets act, like dcm did and i am sure he knows what i would be pointing at. so before you post again on the subject i will suggest that you join a political party and attend the places where they count up all the votes, maybe then you will have a better insight on how things works.[/p][/quote]I also attended the count and signed the official secrets act paper. Those who did not vote (because of 10pm closure or no ballot papers) by definition DID NOT VOTE. So, we can’t count them, can we? Despite all your above nonsense, we do know the precise figures for the whole election. . It's very easy southy. You just need to add together the numbers from all 649 declared results. It's already been done and everybody in the whole universe, except you, knows this.[/p][/quote]and if the commissioners turn round and say there has to be a re-election at those constituency, there go's that number. and has theres been a 14 year old boy that voted that to throws that number out that was found out the day after the election, there could be more under age voters, also the a wrong figure could of been called out. or some one write up the figure's wrong, its all happened before and is not the first nor i expect the last time. it been quiet often that the declare numbers are different to the fix number but normally only by a very small amount and dont make a difference. but this time its a real big mess, there is going to be more than one enquiry[/p][/quote]Oh dear, southy. Granted, there just could be a legal challenge or two, but almost all previous such challenges have come to nothing. Was not Winchester in 1997 the last successful one? And as for the 14 year old, well, that means only 29,653,637 votes should have been counted and not 29,653,638. Gosh, that one vote makes all the difference. I see it now, all the statistics will need a major revision - and your mate Tim will win after all. Just get yourself into the real world for once southy – don’t make a fool of oneself. Yesterday you were trying to convince us these accurate voting figures were nothing but media exit polls – I notice you have dropped that line now, but without acknowledging your error. Now you are trying to say, in effect, that no MP’s have been elected because all the declared results are subject to some mysterious “fix numbers” what we will not know for a “few months”. You are talking utter rubbish again. The declared results ARE the final figures, full stop. freefinker
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8:10pm Tue 11 May 10

southy says...

freefinker take a note from paul linford he knows the score.
if the commisson orders a re-election at those those polling stations it could end up with a change of mp. and what if theres more under age voters.
best thing for you to do is to take a note on all the results then come say september check to see if they stayed the same.
i personally would like to see changes made on polling times change it to 9pm friday then keep it open till 9pm sunday. it give those a chance who work funny hours to make time to vote, and also have at lest 1 police officer present at each polling station
freefinker take a note from paul linford he knows the score. if the commisson orders a re-election at those those polling stations it could end up with a change of mp. and what if theres more under age voters. best thing for you to do is to take a note on all the results then come say september check to see if they stayed the same. i personally would like to see changes made on polling times change it to 9pm friday then keep it open till 9pm sunday. it give those a chance who work funny hours to make time to vote, and also have at lest 1 police officer present at each polling station southy
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8:30pm Tue 11 May 10

Atpost says...

All hooray-henrys, whatever the colour of the badge.
You guys should not polarise your positions, only to be proved wrong before sundown.

Today's politicians are the chameleons of the town hall and boardroom, and completely selfish too.
All hooray-henrys, whatever the colour of the badge. You guys should not polarise your positions, only to be proved wrong before sundown. Today's politicians are the chameleons of the town hall and boardroom, and completely selfish too. Atpost
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8:39pm Tue 11 May 10

freefinker says...

southy wrote:
freefinker take a note from paul linford he knows the score.
if the commisson orders a re-election at those those polling stations it could end up with a change of mp. and what if theres more under age voters.
best thing for you to do is to take a note on all the results then come say september check to see if they stayed the same.
i personally would like to see changes made on polling times change it to 9pm friday then keep it open till 9pm sunday. it give those a chance who work funny hours to make time to vote, and also have at lest 1 police officer present at each polling station
I'll go along with your last paragraph - but as part of some major reforms to our electoral system and how parliament works. We need:
1) a fairer voting system that allocates MPs according to the proportions voting for each party
2) a 100% elected second chamber
3) fixed term parliaments - and different terms for the first and second chambers.
4) doing away with all this "right honourable .. " language nonsense.
.
I take your point from the other day about PR and party lists. Yes, it does give too much power to the party machines - but then the AV system is only a slight improvement on first past the post and would still severely and adversely distort parliamentary representation of many a political view - including your own. At least with PR you vote for the political party of your beliefs and, if you pass a threshold, you get representation. With AV you still get only the big 2 or 3 parties - just like now.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: freefinker take a note from paul linford he knows the score. if the commisson orders a re-election at those those polling stations it could end up with a change of mp. and what if theres more under age voters. best thing for you to do is to take a note on all the results then come say september check to see if they stayed the same. i personally would like to see changes made on polling times change it to 9pm friday then keep it open till 9pm sunday. it give those a chance who work funny hours to make time to vote, and also have at lest 1 police officer present at each polling station[/p][/quote]I'll go along with your last paragraph - but as part of some major reforms to our electoral system and how parliament works. We need: 1) a fairer voting system that allocates MPs according to the proportions voting for each party 2) a 100% elected second chamber 3) fixed term parliaments - and different terms for the first and second chambers. 4) doing away with all this "right honourable .. " language nonsense. . I take your point from the other day about PR and party lists. Yes, it does give too much power to the party machines - but then the AV system is only a slight improvement on first past the post and would still severely and adversely distort parliamentary representation of many a political view - including your own. At least with PR you vote for the political party of your beliefs and, if you pass a threshold, you get representation. With AV you still get only the big 2 or 3 parties - just like now. freefinker
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8:51pm Tue 11 May 10

freefinker says...

Brite Spark wrote:
Condor Man wrote:
Happy days, Brown will resign as PM by the end of the day and Cameron will rightly assume power.
Happy Days - Good news for Labour, they will be back at the helm with the very intelligent Mr Miliband in charge in just a few months.

Come on your Reds!!!
.. but which Mr Miliband?
.
I can't stand the smugness of David, but find Ed a cleaver and likable individual with a lot more political nous than his brother.
.
But, I will still never, ever, vote for then again because of their cowardice in not bringing down the criminal Blair before the blood from the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians stained their hands.
They are a party of moral cowards.
[quote][p][bold]Brite Spark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Condor Man[/bold] wrote: Happy days, Brown will resign as PM by the end of the day and Cameron will rightly assume power.[/p][/quote]Happy Days - Good news for Labour, they will be back at the helm with the very intelligent Mr Miliband in charge in just a few months. Come on your Reds!!![/p][/quote].. but which Mr Miliband? . I can't stand the smugness of David, but find Ed a cleaver and likable individual with a lot more political nous than his brother. . But, I will still never, ever, vote for then again because of their cowardice in not bringing down the criminal Blair before the blood from the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians stained their hands. They are a party of moral cowards. freefinker
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12:33am Wed 12 May 10

southy says...

freefinker wrote:
Brite Spark wrote:
Condor Man wrote:
Happy days, Brown will resign as PM by the end of the day and Cameron will rightly assume power.
Happy Days - Good news for Labour, they will be back at the helm with the very intelligent Mr Miliband in charge in just a few months.

Come on your Reds!!!
.. but which Mr Miliband?
.
I can't stand the smugness of David, but find Ed a cleaver and likable individual with a lot more political nous than his brother.
.
But, I will still never, ever, vote for then again because of their cowardice in not bringing down the criminal Blair before the blood from the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians stained their hands.
They are a party of moral cowards.
why do you think they dont want the socialist in power, they know we will go after blair and put him on trial.
dont trust any of the labour party apart from the 4 socialist labour mp's that are in government, the rest of labour just treat them has the lesser of the evils
[quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brite Spark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Condor Man[/bold] wrote: Happy days, Brown will resign as PM by the end of the day and Cameron will rightly assume power.[/p][/quote]Happy Days - Good news for Labour, they will be back at the helm with the very intelligent Mr Miliband in charge in just a few months. Come on your Reds!!![/p][/quote].. but which Mr Miliband? . I can't stand the smugness of David, but find Ed a cleaver and likable individual with a lot more political nous than his brother. . But, I will still never, ever, vote for then again because of their cowardice in not bringing down the criminal Blair before the blood from the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians stained their hands. They are a party of moral cowards.[/p][/quote]why do you think they dont want the socialist in power, they know we will go after blair and put him on trial. dont trust any of the labour party apart from the 4 socialist labour mp's that are in government, the rest of labour just treat them has the lesser of the evils southy
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12:40am Wed 12 May 10

freefinker says...

southy wrote:
freefinker wrote:
Brite Spark wrote:
Condor Man wrote:
Happy days, Brown will resign as PM by the end of the day and Cameron will rightly assume power.
Happy Days - Good news for Labour, they will be back at the helm with the very intelligent Mr Miliband in charge in just a few months.

Come on your Reds!!!
.. but which Mr Miliband?
.
I can't stand the smugness of David, but find Ed a cleaver and likable individual with a lot more political nous than his brother.
.
But, I will still never, ever, vote for then again because of their cowardice in not bringing down the criminal Blair before the blood from the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians stained their hands.
They are a party of moral cowards.
why do you think they dont want the socialist in power, they know we will go after blair and put him on trial.
dont trust any of the labour party apart from the 4 socialist labour mp's that are in government, the rest of labour just treat them has the lesser of the evils
.. "the 4 socialist labour mp's that are in government"?
I think you mean opposition
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brite Spark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Condor Man[/bold] wrote: Happy days, Brown will resign as PM by the end of the day and Cameron will rightly assume power.[/p][/quote]Happy Days - Good news for Labour, they will be back at the helm with the very intelligent Mr Miliband in charge in just a few months. Come on your Reds!!![/p][/quote].. but which Mr Miliband? . I can't stand the smugness of David, but find Ed a cleaver and likable individual with a lot more political nous than his brother. . But, I will still never, ever, vote for then again because of their cowardice in not bringing down the criminal Blair before the blood from the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians stained their hands. They are a party of moral cowards.[/p][/quote]why do you think they dont want the socialist in power, they know we will go after blair and put him on trial. dont trust any of the labour party apart from the 4 socialist labour mp's that are in government, the rest of labour just treat them has the lesser of the evils[/p][/quote].. "the 4 socialist labour mp's that are in government"? I think you mean opposition freefinker
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8:41am Thu 13 May 10

Stillness says...

southy wrote:
freefinker wrote:
southy wrote:
hulla baloo wrote:
What a shambles this whole thing is.
We have a party that has a higher number of seats than any other, and more votes, yet they may still not govern due to the constitution, hores trading and back room deals.
Which, I might add, could include having a second, unelected Prime Minister in a row.
Is about time the Queen stepped in to resolve this.
the real answer is to go back to the polls. we dont know yet if or who had more votes cast for them. we just know who has more seats. to many was turned away from the polling stations.
has for unelected prime minister it dont matter, what matters is people voting for the manifest, no wonder politics is in a mess if people vote on the person and not the manifest.
southy, I corrected you on this yesterday.
We DO KNOW where every single vote went.
We know precisely how many votes each party got EXACTLY - down to the very last vote.
So, stop this nonsense and get yourself informed for once.
no we do not, so far we had polling stations running out of voting slips, we had polling stations closing and turning away voters, we had a 14 year old boy that voted. complains are coming in of more polling stations closing up to 15 mins early.
this why the fix figures are publish a few mths after wards, to make sure there is no complaints and if theres any they can be investigated and to look into to see if a re-election is needed, any figures done by such has on the tv or raidio or news papers are pre-fix publish numbers, theres only one group that can publish the fix numbers, and before they will do that this group will recount all those votes again. if proven correct they will just put them in a box and store them for 50 years, any that are not correct get recounted 3 times more, and has long they get the same number 3 times then that would then become the fix number. all finding have to be reported to the crown commissioner's of electoral of fair play.
i could tell you some thing but i cant i have signed the secrets act, like dcm did and i am sure he knows what i would be pointing at.
so before you post again on the subject i will suggest that you join a political party and attend the places where they count up all the votes, maybe then you will have a better insight on how things works.
And all those who didnt get to vote due to closing times would have been labour voters...........As they had only just got out of bed.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: What a shambles this whole thing is. We have a party that has a higher number of seats than any other, and more votes, yet they may still not govern due to the constitution, hores trading and back room deals. Which, I might add, could include having a second, unelected Prime Minister in a row. Is about time the Queen stepped in to resolve this.[/p][/quote]the real answer is to go back to the polls. we dont know yet if or who had more votes cast for them. we just know who has more seats. to many was turned away from the polling stations. has for unelected prime minister it dont matter, what matters is people voting for the manifest, no wonder politics is in a mess if people vote on the person and not the manifest.[/p][/quote]southy, I corrected you on this yesterday. We DO KNOW where every single vote went. We know precisely how many votes each party got EXACTLY - down to the very last vote. So, stop this nonsense and get yourself informed for once.[/p][/quote]no we do not, so far we had polling stations running out of voting slips, we had polling stations closing and turning away voters, we had a 14 year old boy that voted. complains are coming in of more polling stations closing up to 15 mins early. this why the fix figures are publish a few mths after wards, to make sure there is no complaints and if theres any they can be investigated and to look into to see if a re-election is needed, any figures done by such has on the tv or raidio or news papers are pre-fix publish numbers, theres only one group that can publish the fix numbers, and before they will do that this group will recount all those votes again. if proven correct they will just put them in a box and store them for 50 years, any that are not correct get recounted 3 times more, and has long they get the same number 3 times then that would then become the fix number. all finding have to be reported to the crown commissioner's of electoral of fair play. i could tell you some thing but i cant i have signed the secrets act, like dcm did and i am sure he knows what i would be pointing at. so before you post again on the subject i will suggest that you join a political party and attend the places where they count up all the votes, maybe then you will have a better insight on how things works.[/p][/quote]And all those who didnt get to vote due to closing times would have been labour voters...........As they had only just got out of bed. Stillness
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