A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Euro election deja vu

Today's YouGov poll has these Euro election voting intentions:

Con 26%
Lab 21%
UKIP 16%
LD 14%
BNP 7%

The actual result in the previous 2004 Euros was almost identical:

Con 27%
Lab 23%
UKIP 16%
LD 15%
BNP 5%

So four years of regeneration under Cameron seem to have delivered a 1% fall in the Tory vote...


Anonymous Reggie said...

I can't believe anyone is seriously thinking of voting for Cameron. As a Prime Minister he would be a disaster. He has yet to tell us what his policies are, beyond simply dismantling what Labour has achieved. When he gives a speech, I am put in mind of a ventriloquist's dummy. But who is making his lips move?

4:09 pm, May 18, 2009

Anonymous Dirty Euro said...

The PM needs to stop the corruption.
I think he has weak PR people.
Mcbride going away was good, but now he needs some better PR.
He should
1. Publish all expenses now and get it all over with instead of the drip, drip affect.
2. Explain that MPs corruption is nothing to with with european parliament or council elections, and say look punish us at the general election but the european and council elections are real elections, not protest votes, that regardless of any result will not hurt any corrupt MPs one bit.
3. Explain MP corruption is not an excuse to vote for extremist parties like the BNP who want to kill jews, gays, and gypises. That is sick scapegopat logic.
The BNP logic seems to be some MPS have been corrupt so let's kill some jews gypsies and gays, oh look unemployment is up so lets kill some jews gays and gypises. That is the BNP answer for any issue kill jews gays, gypises, and then kill any socialists.

5:23 pm, May 18, 2009

Anonymous Lord Low of Dalston said...

Anyone who votes Labour is just as corrupt at the members of that party. Just like Labour MPs they are selfish money driven morons.

Labour will not lose many votes because Labour's core vote comes from people only interested in their own selfish existence at the expenses of other people. Immigrants, dole spongers and right on trendy champagne socialists (most of the Hackney Labour electorate). The working class in Hackney do not vote Labour because they don't vote full stop. Hackney has 14,000 unregistered voters.

7:42 pm, May 18, 2009

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Luke, really hope you get better soon, sounds serious. All the best

7:44 pm, May 18, 2009

Blogger Societarian said...

Hope you get better soon Luke!

btw, can you add us to your blog role?


8:39 pm, May 18, 2009

Anonymous Dirty Euro said...

There is plenty of corruption in all parties. Anyone who changes their vote on his issue is stupid.

I am not downplaying the issue but what does this have to do with who people vote for, except in a general election if your MP was corrupt.
What do you expect UKIP or tories are all wonderful?, when both have had just as much trouble and the BNP have had far worse issues with convicted thugs all over their party elites.
Why should a local MEP or councilor be punished for what an MP did just because he is in the same party.

8:46 pm, May 18, 2009

Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the first time in my life (58 years) I will be voting Tory in the EU elections.

There is a CBC election on the same day, I will as I have been doing for 6 weeks printing leaflets and helping distribute them.

I differentiate between the two as another YAKIDA councillor in Caerphilly does not help our people.

I make this postal vote in the firm knowledge that the last thing our people in Wales or in England need is a "Call Me Dave" Tory Government.

Unfortunatley a hammering at the Polls is the only thing that might induce our party to act and remove Brown. and the corrupt MPs.

There is a chance to regain the initative, and win a fourth term.

But I do not see Brown as part of that senario !


(EX Canterbury CLP)(EX Hackney South and Shorditch CLP)

12:08 am, May 19, 2009

Anonymous Anonymous said...



(EX Canterbury CLP)(EX Hackney South and Shorditch CLP)

Voting Tory is a real betrayal and its the Tories that got us in this mess in the 1st place and New labour for carrying on the Tory Free-market! Labour have been equally pro-privatisation as the Tories!

If you want to wake Labour up don't waste time voting for the Tories vote http://no2eu.com/

No to EU yaes to democracy is made up of an alliance of Labour people fed up with the Labour party for not standing up against undemocratic European privatisation legislation in its constitution, that even the Far right USA constitution does not have written in!

The working classes need to re-claim the Labour party and not go running to the Tories, as its like Chickens running to the foxes to be eaten!

12:08 am, May 20, 2009

Anonymous Dan said...


The only problem with this is that polls almost always over-estimate the level of Labour support.


8:33 am, May 21, 2009

Blogger Mark Still News said...

Every Person in this Country is saddled with £23,000 debt! These government loans were to bail the banks out!

The Tory bankers get bailed out by a Labour government and we get laden with all this debt! This money should have been spent on Hospitals , Schools, Skill Training (etc)

When people start realising that Labour has spent all our future on Tory bankers I don't think they will be to popular at the polling stations!

Tory, Labour, Lib/Dem & UKIP are all the same!

Its time for Socialist parties to take the lead!

10:47 am, May 21, 2009

Blogger Ravi Gopaul said...

Come on Gareth, you surely don't buy into all that tory nonsense?
Are you really saying the crisis the party faces now is more damaging then the Militant years?

Brown was not my choice as leader, but he is there and needs Labour supporters like yourself to lend him a hand, after all he probably hails from your wing of the party anyway.

I hope where you live the Tories have a serious chance of winning beacause in Labour areas, every lost Labour vote helps magnify the Nazi's share of the vote.

The only time I'd vote Tory, is if there was a direct contest between the them and the Nazis, and even then I'd hold my nose.

11:21 am, May 22, 2009


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