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Thursday, May 22, 2014

European Elections - splitting the UKIP vote?

Loki, the trickster of Nordic mythology (pic)

Odd how many Eurosceptic parties have appeared on the voting paper for the West Midlands. The Harmony Party is 2014-registered. Hmm.

Remember the "Literal Democrats", "Conversative Party" and "Labor Party" from the 1990s, resulting in an Act to stem the confusion? The first of these split the Liberal vote in 1994 and let in a Conservative.

We've all heard now of the Tories getting into bed with The Guardian to feed anti-UKIP stories into the public perception; but is there any other jiggery-pokery going on?


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A K Haart said...

I clicked on the Read More button for our East Midlands Harmony Party candidate and encountered the message:-

"This is somewhat embarrassing, isn’t it?
It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for."

In a way it sums up UK politics.

Wolfie said...

The first entry on my voting-slip was clearly there to fool the unwary into casting their vote for the unintended party. UKIP was listed at the bottom of what resembled a toilet-roll.