Thursday, May 06, 2010

Quotes of Election Day

"I am feeling distinctly odd. As a lifetime Labour Party supporter, I have today voted for the Conservative Party. Like others, I do not want Gordon Brown as leader or PM."

From a commenter called Jane

"Both of my parents and both of my in-laws, lefty pensioners the lot of them, are voting Tory for the first time too - it's been a difficult decision for them all and I'm rather amazed (and have been effusive in my thanks). I'm crossing all my fingers and everything else for the result."

From a commenter called Liz

17 comments:

Richard Baron said...

I have just voted. They seem to have stopped stamping ballot papers and recording ballot paper numbers against voter names. Won't that make it harder to investigate fraud? Of course, postal vote fraud is a much bigger problem now, because of changes to the postal vote regime introduced by Labour.

FX Man said...

Goodbye to the unelected, then.

http://fxbites.blogspot.com/2010/05/get-widget-nok-nok-nokia-heavens-door.html

Sobers said...

My prediction is for a lot more Tory votes than the polls predict. I reckon there will be a lot of tactical voting - anti-Labour though. I think people, when faced with the ballot paper, will vote for anyone but Brown.

DespairingLiberal said...

I wonder how many of these "quotes" are kept on file at CCHQ ready to be wheeled out?

Bill Quango MP said...

Its raining..
Good omen.

Mrs Quango said that on the day Gordon Bigot became PM it rained for the first time in weeks.
Then the country began its annual super flooding and with the exception of two weeks last Wimbledon,when Gordon was probably at the G20 or something, the weather has been unremittingly crap.
Mrs Quango is hoping the Jonah curse of overcast and windy can be expunged.

Robert said...

Labour voters couldn't see through Blair. Now they are voting for Cameron. Tells you a lot about Labour voters and Cameron.

IanVisits said...

"Arrrgggghhhhhhh!"

From a PPC called Nigel Farage

Staffordshire man said...

LP member. I couldn't vote for Brown, so I voted for a hung parliament; Lib Dem & conservative.

Tonbridge blogger said...

Great that's a sample size of two. Valid research? I don't think so. Come off it Dale your clutching at straws on this one....

Tonbridge blogger said...

I agreed with Nick here's why: http://tonbridgeblog.blogspot.com/

Raedwald said...

Party graphic designers need to test their logos against the ballot paper monochrome printing process - offset litho or whatever. I noticed this morning that the new Labour logo scored highest for visibility - good solid black shape filling a rounded square - whilst the BNP logo was so washed out as to be almost invisible to anyone with poor eyesight. Others were in-between.

Darsalon said...

Judging by the comments here and amongst various friends the majority are voting for Lib Dem. Only one is voting for Labour. I think people are feeling a big sense of betrayal against Labour but can't bring themselves to vote Tory.
As for me? Well I'm voting Tory because the local MP is pretty good here.

Alfie said...

I really do hope Brown crashes and burns out of number 10 tonight...

If nothing else, I won't have to listen to his bizarre meet 'n' greet strategy endlessly repeated to anyone willing to shake his hand...
"Hi, how's it going?"
"It's good to see you."
"It's great to be here"...

BTW, Our household, all 6 of us formerly Labour voters (and as there is no Eng' Dem' candidate) will be voting for Cameron today in an attempt to get rid of Rosie 'bloody useless' Cooper - a craven Labour doormat.

Daedalus said...

I was posting some election leaflets for my conservative candidate when I bumped into one of my neighbors walking her dog. When I told her what I was doing she said that her husband was voting conservative for the 1st time ever, he is almost 60 and has always voted labour. As I won a tenner on the Lottery last night I think I will put it on for the Tories to win with a majority of at least 20.

John said...

Just voted Tory for the first time and I say that as a proud member of ASLEF (sorry Bro. Norman but it had to be done).
Speaking to the guys and gals at work there are plenty more like me.
Goodbye Mr Brown, goodbye New Labour.

Mirtha Tidville said...

And some of us had to hold our nose whilst voting for Cameron....Hope Broon is crushed, and humiliated...nothing less than he deserves...

Bob Piper said...

Just sooooo amazing how many "quotes" Iain Dale gets like this.

Try writing novels, Iain, your fiction is the same old crap as the rest of your stuff.