April 29, 2010

The vote factories are humming

While it is illegal to publish postal voting figures before the close of the election Labour is doing it anyway, Labour obviously don't have to follow the same legal standards as everybody else it seems. First they were published by the official Labour candidate for the constituency, then repeated by Labour supporters. Another oddity is that the number of votes that they are saying that Labour are getting from this part of our electoral system that would disgrace a banana republic (as the judge investigating Labour's last voting fraud scheme said) is way out of line with what you would expect from the current national polls. I'm not talking out of line by the margin or error either. This is hugely different. It is almost as if Labour has been running vote factories (again) and they have over done it to the levels normally only found in third world dictatorships. Since Labour have put these numbers out there I guess they are in the public domain so this is what I mean by out of line with the polls:

Labour’s tweeted postal results
Lab: 79.57%
Con: 11.97%
LD: 8.45%

This compares to the 2005 results in the same constituency of
Lab: 45.91%
Con: 21.06%
LD: 25.24%

There is no way that kind of massive swing to Labour has occoured. 13 years of Labour and this is what they have reduced the country to: a bankrupt, authoritarian, banana republic, but without the good weather.

April 09, 2010

The lesser evil

The election is now finally upon us, so it is time to make a choice but basically there is no point examining what Labour say they will do. Not just because they have so few actual policies, but that you simply cannot trust them. The Labour manefesto is always stacked full of deliberate lies, so much so that it is worthless. Then on the other side are the conservatives. Some conservative policies I like, such as their proposals to free schools, but then they come out with wanting to get the state into the child slavery business, lovely. As for the rest? Who cares what they say? Thanks to the First Past the Post voting system they are irrelevant.

I will probably still vote for the Tories simply because of what Labour will do based on their record, but the Tories will not do:
They will not sell seats in the legislature for cash.
They will not have opposition politicians arrested.
They will not wage multiple wars of agression.
They will not wage a constant war on the jury trial.
They will not reverse the burden of proof.
They will not implement the ID card scheme and its database.
They will not cause another burst of exponential growth in the length of time you can be detained without trial.
They will not suspend Habeas Corpus, since it has already been suspended (but I'm not holding my breath about it being returned).
They will not trash the legal protections you have if you get to trail.
They will not pile on public sector non-jobs in an effort to buy votes to such an extent that it bankrupts the country.

Its not much but the Tories are the lesser evil.