This isn’t decimation

Nigel Farage’s party came top in the North East, North West, East of England, Wales, West Midlands, East Midlands, Yorkshire & Humber, the South West and South East.

This came largely at the expense of the Conservative Party. Theresa May’s party have lost a huge share of the vote across all regions, so far losing 15 MEP seats to a total of three.

Them’s the results. Described as:

The Conservatives have been decimated in the European elections and recorded their worst result in history as Nigel Farage’s six-week-old Brexit Party triumphed.

Closer to a nonagintamation, no?

16 comments on “This isn’t decimation

  1. Thanks to ‘education, education, education’, decimation long since lost its true meaning, and now means ‘total disaster’.

    Which this is, for Tories and Labour alike.

    Popcorn, anyone?

  2. No, it isn’t, but that horse bolted long ago.
    As for the result, it’s an obvious Leave/Remain split, with some Remainers boosting the Green vote. However the Leave sentiment really is dominant now.
    I have to laugh uproariously at the Chukkers, who were beaten in many regions even by the rump UKIP vote. I don’t suppose it will shut them up, though the internal cat-fight will be entertaining.

  3. What percentage of Thursday’s vote was from non-UK/Irish EU citizens? I’m having a lot of trouble finding that number

  4. I’m enjoying the in depth coverage of the Brexit party’s fantastic success on Radio 4 – similar to that of Voldemort in the Daily Prophet.

    It’s not like I expect even-handed coverage from the Beeb, but this is astonishingly bad.

  5. I think that the word decimate can have a literal meaning or a common usage meaning. Tha former meaning one in ten and the latter meaning got a good kicking.

  6. Indeed so. My whining is just by old gitness shining thorough. The young people of today, can’t speak the language properly, cont pg 94

  7. The additional advantage of my ” 100 years before immigrants and their offspring can vote” idea is that it would halt the Non-UK vote and remove the artificial boost that gives remain in these elections.

    The fucking useless rabble that is BlueLabour did fuckall about the boundary adjustments nor fixing Zanu’s postal fraud capers.

    They are idle as well as treacherous and thick.

  8. Nonetheless for me a disappointing result. I expected both the Brexit party and UKIP to do better than that.

  9. Pat,

    “Nonetheless for me a disappointing result. I expected both the Brexit party and UKIP to do better than that.”

    As I commented on another thread, turnout way down in Leave areas compared to Remain.

  10. BiND, that was my guess even before the vote happened – many disappointed Leave voters from the referendum would simply have decided never to vote again.

    It’s always pleasing when a guess comes true, especially when the guess was based on no information at all bar a suspicion that human nature would out.

  11. Seems to be some bias in adding up ‘remain’ votes. Wouldn’t it be fair to argue that a lot of the Green vote was nothing to do with Leave/Remain as they polled nearly 10% last time and their key message isn’t about Brexit anyway.
    It’s reasonable to assume not everyone was voting on the basis of leave/remain, similar could be said for SNP and Plaid Cymru which saw hardly any change in their vote from the last election.

  12. @Chris Miller May 27, 2019 at 8:43 am

    Al-Beeb reporting was more biased than ever

    Brexit Party always classified as Far Right – strange so many of their candidates were Left wing.
    UKIP same
    Tories “will have to lurch to the right” – is Al-Beeb admitting their calling Tories “right wing” for years was a lie?

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