Okay, so a few things happened in the UK recently.
1) One highly unpleasant shadow cabinet member resigned after tweeting a picture of the house, white van and England flags of a ‘white van man’ living in the Rochester & Strood constituency. Although the tweet actually said nothing insulting explicitly, it seems that the whole world and his dog knows what the message was; ‘look at the plebs’. White Van Man is code for a common man who makes a (not great) living carting stuff around for other people. So, in fact, nothing to be ashamed of. But when Lady Muckety-Muck arrived and saw this it seems to have offended her delicate sensibilities. This would have been bad enough for the Tory party which is still suffering the Gate that will not die, the ‘Plebgate’ debacle and it’s on-going legal proceedings. But the MP in question is Emily Thornberry who is a labour party MP. Her tweet caused the highly scary alpha leader of the Labour Party
Wallace Ed Milliband to give her the full hairdryer treatment…oh the fear. So she quit.
The ever lovely Emily gets a roasting from the brilliant Andrew
Brillo Neil. You can skip to 1:45 if you wish. Here she magnificently show cases the blindness of the politicians to the will of the people.
Glad she’s gone, hope she loses her seat next May.
Here’s the Beeb’s coverage
Amusing to see the spin that Wallace was decisive (THE most unpopular leader of a major political party ever – bwahahaha)
Nige on winning their 271st (out of 650) best prospect.
Any fun to be had?
The Liberals got 349 votes beating the Official Monster Raving Loony Party (the banner for this post is from their site) – who gave out bananas at the count, and Charlotte Rose (Sexual Freedom party. She’s a sex worker and sex trainer). UKIP got 16,867 votes.
Here’s the Press Association table with the results, and percentages.
Mark Reckless (UKIP) 16,867 (42.10%)
Kelly Tolhurst (C) 13,947 (34.81%, -14.39%)
Naushabah Khan (Lab) 6,713 (16.76%, -11.70%)
Clive Gregory (Green) 1,692 (4.22%, +2.69%)
Geoff Juby (LD) 349 (0.87%, -15.39%)
Hairy Knorm Davidson (Loony) 151 (0.38%)
Stephen Goldsbrough (Ind) 69 (0.17%)
Nick Long (PBP) 69 (0.17%)
Jayda Fransen (Britain 1st) 56 (0.14%)
Mike Barker (Ind) 54 (0.13%)
Charlotte Rose (Ind) 43 (0.11%)
Dave Osborn (Pat Soc) 33 (0.08%)
Christopher Challis (Ind) 22 (0.05%)
UKIP maj 2,920 (7.29%)
Electorate 79,163; Turnout 40,065 (50.61%, -14.32%)