Timmy elsewhereJuly 3, 2016July 3, 2016 Tim WorstallTimmy Elsewhere21 Comments0.01% Of British Population March In London Against Brexit previousPossibly the world’s best business decision this yearnextBehold the intellectual power of the Labour Front Bench 21 thoughts on “Timmy elsewhere” Ian B July 3, 2016 at 9:40 am They were going to do a Ukraine style occupation, but had to be home to their mums and dads for tea. Mr Ecks July 3, 2016 at 9:46 am The Facepainters and all the London Bubblers can fuck off. No more Eurojobs for the CM boys and girls. Next–The Purge and a mass QuaranTEEN for all the young CM scum of this generation. John square July 3, 2016 at 10:03 am Like the way you got a wanking joke into Forbes: chapeau! dearieme July 3, 2016 at 10:53 am How do you know they were all British? CJ Nerd July 3, 2016 at 10:59 am Some interesting banners in that video. DOWN WITH THIS SORT OF THING (at 1:23) I suppose if you#re in the habit of going to protests, it saves a lot of trouble having to make non-generic banners each time. I WISH I COULD SUCK MY OWN PENIS (at 1:36) What? DuckyMcDuckface July 3, 2016 at 10:59 am Thought it was One, Two, Many, Lots. Richard Allan July 3, 2016 at 11:03 am “Down with this sort of thing” is an oh-so-funnee Father Ted reference. bloke (temporarily not) in spain July 3, 2016 at 11:28 am “Another, Italian Pamela Zoni, 34 … said she was very upset by the result and having second thoughts about taking British citizenship.” Win, all round, then. MC July 3, 2016 at 12:20 pm Ah yes, the March Against Democracy. Handy acronym too… Any Leaver who wants a giggle should read the Financial Times. Dozens of articles channeling Violet Elizabeth Bott. Philip Scott Thomas July 3, 2016 at 12:55 pm Tim is on R4’s Food Programme right now. Jim July 3, 2016 at 1:18 pm Thats an interesting tweet (not often one can say that) from Dan Hannan – more people voted to leave the EU than have voted for anything else, ever. Looking at the 1945 election (which ushered in huge changes in the UK), Attlee was elected on a 47.7% of the vote, on a 72.8% turnout. Thus the entire post war socialist experiment was only voted for by less than 35% of the electorate. OK, I’m sold. Nothing that doesn’t get 40% of the electorate can ever be enacted. No NHS, no Welfare State, no nationalisation, no joining the EEC in the first place. Sounds good to me. As far as I can see no post war government has been elected on over 40% of the total electorate. The 1950 and 1951 elections came close, one each for Labour and Tory with a few points under 40%. Since then no-one’s been close as turnouts have fallen, and there’s been more parties to share the votes out among. Rob July 3, 2016 at 1:36 pm I don’t buy this ‘total electorate’ thing. It means you can sit on your arse all your life, never voting, and you have an effective veto over everything. Alex July 3, 2016 at 1:52 pm On a small point of order, I believe it was around 50,000 people +/- the standard margin of exaggeration, about the same as a crowd for a big football match. The last time I looked that would be vary approximately one thousandth of the UK population, which always used to be 0.1%, although times change and post-Brexit who knows any more? Arthur Teacake July 3, 2016 at 2:29 pm Rob: If only. When I look at the manifestos for a typical election, where every candidate promises to do a whole lot of stuff, I find myself thinking, I don’t want anyone to do any of this shit. More, I positively want this stuff not to happen. I’d be delighted to have a veto. Elections traditionally ask a multiple-choice question where every answer is wrong. Do I want to be stabbed in the face, or shot in the knees? Hmm, tricky one. The number of times I’ve been asked a question where there is an acceptable answer, as far as I’m concerned, is exactly two: the Scottish independence referendum; and the European exit referendum. A veto sounds like an attractive option. Make it more difficult to legislate? Bring it on. We’ve got all the laws we need and more. Bloke in North Dorset July 3, 2016 at 2:58 pm “I don’t buy this ‘total electorate’ thing. It means you can sit on your arse all your life, never voting, and you have an effective veto over everything” And that’s why I keep banging on that those who don’t vote accept the decisions of those who do and that ~65% of the electorate are happy with a leave decision. Jack C July 3, 2016 at 3:20 pm Two-thirds of the young did not vote, but they’re making a lot of noise now, with astonishing amounts of vitriol being directed at the older generation. Of course it was ever the case that grandparents loathe their grandchildren, and wish nothing but the worst for them. I’m just sorry the poor mites had to find out this way. Ian B July 3, 2016 at 3:28 pm I don’t think we should be drawn into this “the young” thing. The youngsters making a noise are no doubt the same youngsters who voted. Just because they (in typical Proggie style) think that their own feelings are representative of their entire class (in this case, “young people”) doesn’t mean they are. They are the young of the Metro elite, whose life is predicated on a life riding a gravy train. One of the potential gravy trains has been derailed (the EU) and they are well aware that this could herald the derailing of other gravy trains too, such that their Pol Sci and PPE and Effnic Studies degrees might become entirely worthless. Their whole life strategy is predicated on The System. And The System is changing before their eyes. Liberal Yank July 3, 2016 at 5:12 pm Did they not bother to set up a free concert at the end? Our rib-fest draws far more people. If you want meaningful turnout you need to give the people something worth showing up for. john77 July 3, 2016 at 8:30 pm @ Jim AFAIK Eden got 49.7% of the votes in 1955 and MacMillan got 49.4% but Eden would have got over 50% if every seat had been contested (some UU’s supporting were elected unopposed so their 40,000-odd majorities were not included). So Eden and MacMillan both got a higher % share of the electorate than “Leave”. If you adjusted the denominator to exclude all those on the electoral register in October 1959 who had died or emigrated since October 1958 when the data was collected you might find that SuperMac did actually achieve 40% of the living resident electorate. john malpas July 4, 2016 at 2:00 am elections are dangerous exercises in mass delusion. Better to incorporate the country and sell shares in it. This would really get people to put their money where their mouth is. polidorisghost July 4, 2016 at 7:47 am I WISH I COULD SUCK MY OWN PENIS (at 1:36) What? 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