One in 36,654,902

February 18, 2010 at 11:12 am 2 comments

No, not the Iraq body count this time (though give it a few years…). This number refers to the total of UK voters who did NOT vote for one of the 3 ‘main parties’ at last year’s Euro elections. Now, that seems like quite a lot of people to me. Not, apparently, to the people who organise debates! In spite of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, they seem to think that the tired old three-party system is still extant.

I was informed today that I’m being excluded from a meeting organised by the churches in April. What made this even worse was that it’s at the Hope Baptist Church in Hebden Bridge, about 2 minutes from where I live! I’m bewildered that, as with the education debate, I’ve been invited to come along and listen to the the other candidates! Isn’t it strange that well-meaning people find it so hard to accept the idea of a pluralistic democracy?  

Never mind…we’re busy exploring our options and will return to the fray (or a fray) bloody but unbowed.


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Stat of the Week Lies, Damn Lies and….Tories

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. James Boyle  |  February 18, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    I hope the Green Party are better at economics than this!

    UK Population: 61,600,835

    61,600,835 / 36,654,902 = 1.68 people.

    Nothing to boast about really.

    Also, you have not been excluded from any debates, just not invited. It is the democratic right of the people organising these debates to invite who they choose to.

  • 2. Annie  |  February 19, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    But how many of that figure didn’t vote at all Kate?

    Lies, damned lies, statistics.


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