Gently? Are you are making this up.I had the option, as I was reading the voting slip, of the usual crew plus BNP (not surprising as Heanor is just up the road where SteveS lives, the centre of BNP stuff round here. Not that SteveS is BNP, though. Probably) and rather pleasingly, RU Serious snuggled in right at the bottom for the "Monster Raving Loony William Hill Party".
I put an X in my 2 boxes and left, farting gently in the booth for the pleasure of the next voter.
DIR - Doing It Right (wing) with an almost Nazi ruthless efficiency towards kit config and obeying team orders? Of course, that's where the Nazi analogy stops. Mind you, if one more person takes the micky again then who knows?it seems divers are centre-right.... :s
well the BNP and UKIP are given a respective category. The Greens have the MEPs the same so really shouldn't be classed as other.Soggy, I would be careful in the polling booth, it appears you can't read - right at the bottom there is a box with "Other" that you can tick
Jay might be in a lot of trouble over this.Wiki said:Criticism and controversy
Widespread criticism of exit polling has occurred in cases, especially in the United States of America, where exit-poll results have appeared and/or have provided a basis for projecting winners before all real polls have closed, thereby possibly influencing election results. In the 1980 U.S. presidential election, NBC predicted a victory for Ronald Reagan at 8:15 pm EST, based on exit polls of 20,000 voters. It was 5:15 pm on the West Coast, and the polls were still open. There was speculation that voters stayed away after hearing the results. Thereafter, television networks voluntarily adopted a course of not projecting the presidential victor until after polls closed in the West, Hawaii and Alaska excluded. Additionally, the television networks have voluntarily adopted the policy of not projecting any victor within a state until all polls have closed for that state. In the 2000 U.S. Presidential election it was alleged that media organizations released exit poll results for Florida before the polls closed in the Florida panhandle.
Some countries, such as the United Kingdom or Germany, have made it a criminal offence to release exit poll figures before the polling stations have closed, while others, such as New Zealand and Singapore, have banned them altogether. In some instances, problems with exit polls have encouraged polling groups to pool data in hopes of increased accuracy. This proved successful during the 2005 UK General Election, when the BBC and ITV merged their data to show an exit poll giving Labour a majority of 66 seats, which turned out to be the exact figure. This method was also successful in the 2007 Australian Federal Election, where the collaboration of Sky News, Channel 7 and Auspoll provided an almost exact 53 percent two party-preferred victory to Labor over the ruling Coalition.
No Greens in your poll, do you categorise them as loony left?
Soggy, I would be careful in the polling booth, it appears you can't read - right at the bottom there is a box with "Other" that you can tick
Quite right Nick, I apologise. I should have put Greens into their own category but I was conscious of the time pressure, knowing that Morag would be keen to cast her votewell the BNP and UKIP are given a respective category. The Greens have the MEPs the same so really shouldn't be classed as other.
Jason, the question was 'How did you vote'. If you didn't bother to do so at all, this poll clearly doesn't apply to you. If you dislike your choice of candidates or the political process, you can express this by submitting a blank or spoiled paper and this option is catered for. Not bothering at all is merely abdicating any civic responsibility one has and should be discouraged.Where's the 'Not going to bother - can't be arsed with it all' box?
Very apt.It's buried here, along with all those who fought for your rights.