UKIP secure three north west MEPs

UKIP secure three north west MEPs

UKIP secure three north west MEPs

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UKIP has secured three north west MEPs as both the Liberal Democrats and BNP were wiped out in the European elections.

Labour also took three seats in the region, with the Conservatives in third place with two MEPs.

The results for the European polls were announced in the early hours of Monday morning following the count in Manchester on Sunday night.

Euro-sceptic party UKIP secured 481,932 votes across the region, up 12% from last time.

Deputy UKIP leader, Paul Nuttall, will now be joined by Louise Bours and Steven Marcus Woolfe.

The biggest shock was that of BNP leader Nick Griffin, who lost his seat in the European Parliament after his party got just 1.8% of the vote.

The Lib Dem vote also collapsed in the region and saw them pushed into fifth place by the Greens, with neither party managing to get enough votes to earn a seat.

The Lib Dems also lost long-standing MEP Chris Davies, who had represented the region since 1999.

Labour received 594,063 votes in the elections, up 13% from 2009. They were just 1% short of securing a fourth MEP.

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11:52am Mon 26 May 14

PaulCa says...

Apparently 30 million people who could vote DIDN'T vote, primarily in my opinion because the electoral systems we have have long been corroded by destructive party political cynicism and posturing.

As for the wider media, and the politicians in their pockets (and vice versa) they like to present the minority who did vote somehow as "Everybody", and blame people who withhold for being 'apathetic'.

Well, they would say that wouldn't they?

How can it be apathy if you decide the system is crooked, serves only the overblown egos who are making money, abusing power, fiddling exees or forging media careers from it?

In the face of broken pledges and the subsequent attacks from elected governments, people are led to the inevitable conclusion, "Enough is enough. This does NOT deserve my mandate."

As for UKIP, this is cynicism and the stirring up of hatred writ large. The broken education system that we have to pay for will ensure that the numbers flooding to the haters will increase into the future.

So, all in all, not a lot to celebrate.

The Pat Cleary Green Party victory in Birkenhead / Tranmere is the one shining positive we can draw from what has otherwise been a rotten, corrupt, festering, self-serving charade.
Apparently 30 million people who could vote DIDN'T vote, primarily in my opinion because the electoral systems we have have long been corroded by destructive party political cynicism and posturing. As for the wider media, and the politicians in their pockets (and vice versa) they like to present the minority who did vote somehow as "Everybody", and blame people who withhold for being 'apathetic'. Well, they would say that wouldn't they? How can it be apathy if you decide the system is crooked, serves only the overblown egos who are making money, abusing power, fiddling exees or forging media careers from it? In the face of broken pledges and the subsequent attacks from elected governments, people are led to the inevitable conclusion, "Enough is enough. This does NOT deserve my mandate." As for UKIP, this is cynicism and the stirring up of hatred writ large. The broken education system that we have to pay for will ensure that the numbers flooding to the haters will increase into the future. So, all in all, not a lot to celebrate. The Pat Cleary Green Party victory in Birkenhead / Tranmere is the one shining positive we can draw from what has otherwise been a rotten, corrupt, festering, self-serving charade. PaulCa
  • Score: 0

12:26pm Mon 26 May 14

Joeblogg85 says...

There is many reasons why people don't vote and apathy will be amongst them. Whether we like it or not, some people are just not interested in politics. I don't believe many people are that interested in the European Parliament, so don't bother voting. I also think many people who do vote always just vote for the party that they feel represents their class grouping as they see it. I also feel that people feel that no matter who runs the Country then nothing changes, so again don't bother. No matter what we think about the merits of UKIP, it has definitely connected with some people. For me, I vote locally for the person I feel represent my personal views and will work hard for the people in my local area. The European vote I find a trickier problem to solve.
There is many reasons why people don't vote and apathy will be amongst them. Whether we like it or not, some people are just not interested in politics. I don't believe many people are that interested in the European Parliament, so don't bother voting. I also think many people who do vote always just vote for the party that they feel represents their class grouping as they see it. I also feel that people feel that no matter who runs the Country then nothing changes, so again don't bother. No matter what we think about the merits of UKIP, it has definitely connected with some people. For me, I vote locally for the person I feel represent my personal views and will work hard for the people in my local area. The European vote I find a trickier problem to solve. Joeblogg85
  • Score: 6

12:59pm Mon 26 May 14

PaulCa says...

Joeblogg85 wrote:
There is many reasons why people don't vote and apathy will be amongst them. Whether we like it or not, some people are just not interested in politics. I don't believe many people are that interested in the European Parliament, so don't bother voting. I also think many people who do vote always just vote for the party that they feel represents their class grouping as they see it. I also feel that people feel that no matter who runs the Country then nothing changes, so again don't bother. No matter what we think about the merits of UKIP, it has definitely connected with some people. For me, I vote locally for the person I feel represent my personal views and will work hard for the people in my local area. The European vote I find a trickier problem to solve.
Yes, and people not being interested in politics or Europe... who actively promotes that kind of a situation? Who made our children fork out from their own pockets to be educated? Whose interests does it serve when barriers are placed in the way of the population? Who is is it that has millions of people glued to the latest episode of The Kardashians, rather than get a life and be an active, thinking, sentient human being?

That's what I'm trying to do - see beyond the spin and always ask the question...

"Whose interests does this serve?"

There's been a steady and managed decline to the position we find ourselves in right now. The future looks bleak and the responsibility lies with primarily Thatcher, for laying waste to industry, then Major, Blair for destroying the old Labour Party and getting into bed with syphilitic bankers, Brown likewise, Cameron for promising everything in order to get elected, then waking up the next day to destroy or end the lives of vulnerable, disabled, poor people who couldn't fight back. They've all overseen and promoted the many elements that make up our basket case of a system we call 'democracy' - which is a farcical collection of promises that just do not hold water.

THAT Is PRIMARILY why people don't vote. There is NOTHING to vote for.
And the crooked establishment who have the MPs dancing like puppets but always shielding their stolen wealth will continue to reward them with crooked 'honours' to keep the mangled beyond recognition 'status quo'.
[quote][p][bold]Joeblogg85[/bold] wrote: There is many reasons why people don't vote and apathy will be amongst them. Whether we like it or not, some people are just not interested in politics. I don't believe many people are that interested in the European Parliament, so don't bother voting. I also think many people who do vote always just vote for the party that they feel represents their class grouping as they see it. I also feel that people feel that no matter who runs the Country then nothing changes, so again don't bother. No matter what we think about the merits of UKIP, it has definitely connected with some people. For me, I vote locally for the person I feel represent my personal views and will work hard for the people in my local area. The European vote I find a trickier problem to solve.[/p][/quote]Yes, and people not being interested in politics or Europe... who actively promotes that kind of a situation? Who made our children fork out from their own pockets to be educated? Whose interests does it serve when barriers are placed in the way of the population? Who is is it that has millions of people glued to the latest episode of The Kardashians, rather than get a life and be an active, thinking, sentient human being? That's what I'm trying to do - see beyond the spin and always ask the question... "Whose interests does this serve?" There's been a steady and managed decline to the position we find ourselves in right now. The future looks bleak and the responsibility lies with primarily Thatcher, for laying waste to industry, then Major, Blair for destroying the old Labour Party and getting into bed with syphilitic bankers, Brown likewise, Cameron for promising everything in order to get elected, then waking up the next day to destroy or end the lives of vulnerable, disabled, poor people who couldn't fight back. They've all overseen and promoted the many elements that make up our basket case of a system we call 'democracy' - which is a farcical collection of promises that just do not hold water. THAT Is PRIMARILY why people don't vote. There is NOTHING to vote for. And the crooked establishment who have the MPs dancing like puppets but always shielding their stolen wealth will continue to reward them with crooked 'honours' to keep the mangled beyond recognition 'status quo'. PaulCa
  • Score: -1

1:16pm Mon 26 May 14

Joeblogg85 says...

PaulCa wrote:
Joeblogg85 wrote:
There is many reasons why people don't vote and apathy will be amongst them. Whether we like it or not, some people are just not interested in politics. I don't believe many people are that interested in the European Parliament, so don't bother voting. I also think many people who do vote always just vote for the party that they feel represents their class grouping as they see it. I also feel that people feel that no matter who runs the Country then nothing changes, so again don't bother. No matter what we think about the merits of UKIP, it has definitely connected with some people. For me, I vote locally for the person I feel represent my personal views and will work hard for the people in my local area. The European vote I find a trickier problem to solve.
Yes, and people not being interested in politics or Europe... who actively promotes that kind of a situation? Who made our children fork out from their own pockets to be educated? Whose interests does it serve when barriers are placed in the way of the population? Who is is it that has millions of people glued to the latest episode of The Kardashians, rather than get a life and be an active, thinking, sentient human being?

That's what I'm trying to do - see beyond the spin and always ask the question...

"Whose interests does this serve?"

There's been a steady and managed decline to the position we find ourselves in right now. The future looks bleak and the responsibility lies with primarily Thatcher, for laying waste to industry, then Major, Blair for destroying the old Labour Party and getting into bed with syphilitic bankers, Brown likewise, Cameron for promising everything in order to get elected, then waking up the next day to destroy or end the lives of vulnerable, disabled, poor people who couldn't fight back. They've all overseen and promoted the many elements that make up our basket case of a system we call 'democracy' - which is a farcical collection of promises that just do not hold water.

THAT Is PRIMARILY why people don't vote. There is NOTHING to vote for.
And the crooked establishment who have the MPs dancing like puppets but always shielding their stolen wealth will continue to reward them with crooked 'honours' to keep the mangled beyond recognition 'status quo'.
Paul,

I take your points on board and I understand your background and the reasons why you are fighting to clean up the establishment.

Have you and others such as Nigel and James ever thought of a local campaign with the aim of snatching a local political seat?

Maybe this would be the ultimate way of putting the Cat amongst the Pigeons!

Good luck with your endeavours.
[quote][p][bold]PaulCa[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joeblogg85[/bold] wrote: There is many reasons why people don't vote and apathy will be amongst them. Whether we like it or not, some people are just not interested in politics. I don't believe many people are that interested in the European Parliament, so don't bother voting. I also think many people who do vote always just vote for the party that they feel represents their class grouping as they see it. I also feel that people feel that no matter who runs the Country then nothing changes, so again don't bother. No matter what we think about the merits of UKIP, it has definitely connected with some people. For me, I vote locally for the person I feel represent my personal views and will work hard for the people in my local area. The European vote I find a trickier problem to solve.[/p][/quote]Yes, and people not being interested in politics or Europe... who actively promotes that kind of a situation? Who made our children fork out from their own pockets to be educated? Whose interests does it serve when barriers are placed in the way of the population? Who is is it that has millions of people glued to the latest episode of The Kardashians, rather than get a life and be an active, thinking, sentient human being? That's what I'm trying to do - see beyond the spin and always ask the question... "Whose interests does this serve?" There's been a steady and managed decline to the position we find ourselves in right now. The future looks bleak and the responsibility lies with primarily Thatcher, for laying waste to industry, then Major, Blair for destroying the old Labour Party and getting into bed with syphilitic bankers, Brown likewise, Cameron for promising everything in order to get elected, then waking up the next day to destroy or end the lives of vulnerable, disabled, poor people who couldn't fight back. They've all overseen and promoted the many elements that make up our basket case of a system we call 'democracy' - which is a farcical collection of promises that just do not hold water. THAT Is PRIMARILY why people don't vote. There is NOTHING to vote for. And the crooked establishment who have the MPs dancing like puppets but always shielding their stolen wealth will continue to reward them with crooked 'honours' to keep the mangled beyond recognition 'status quo'.[/p][/quote]Paul, I take your points on board and I understand your background and the reasons why you are fighting to clean up the establishment. Have you and others such as Nigel and James ever thought of a local campaign with the aim of snatching a local political seat? Maybe this would be the ultimate way of putting the Cat amongst the Pigeons! Good luck with your endeavours. Joeblogg85
  • Score: 1

1:16pm Mon 26 May 14

bloodtub says...

PaulCa wrote:
Apparently 30 million people who could vote DIDN'T vote, primarily in my opinion because the electoral systems we have have long been corroded by destructive party political cynicism and posturing.

As for the wider media, and the politicians in their pockets (and vice versa) they like to present the minority who did vote somehow as "Everybody", and blame people who withhold for being 'apathetic'.

Well, they would say that wouldn't they?

How can it be apathy if you decide the system is crooked, serves only the overblown egos who are making money, abusing power, fiddling exees or forging media careers from it?

In the face of broken pledges and the subsequent attacks from elected governments, people are led to the inevitable conclusion, "Enough is enough. This does NOT deserve my mandate."

As for UKIP, this is cynicism and the stirring up of hatred writ large. The broken education system that we have to pay for will ensure that the numbers flooding to the haters will increase into the future.

So, all in all, not a lot to celebrate.

The Pat Cleary Green Party victory in Birkenhead / Tranmere is the one shining positive we can draw from what has otherwise been a rotten, corrupt, festering, self-serving charade.
i find it hard to understand why you see the green party as a shinning positive,i find the fact that ukip has taken away the bnp vote more positve
[quote][p][bold]PaulCa[/bold] wrote: Apparently 30 million people who could vote DIDN'T vote, primarily in my opinion because the electoral systems we have have long been corroded by destructive party political cynicism and posturing. As for the wider media, and the politicians in their pockets (and vice versa) they like to present the minority who did vote somehow as "Everybody", and blame people who withhold for being 'apathetic'. Well, they would say that wouldn't they? How can it be apathy if you decide the system is crooked, serves only the overblown egos who are making money, abusing power, fiddling exees or forging media careers from it? In the face of broken pledges and the subsequent attacks from elected governments, people are led to the inevitable conclusion, "Enough is enough. This does NOT deserve my mandate." As for UKIP, this is cynicism and the stirring up of hatred writ large. The broken education system that we have to pay for will ensure that the numbers flooding to the haters will increase into the future. So, all in all, not a lot to celebrate. The Pat Cleary Green Party victory in Birkenhead / Tranmere is the one shining positive we can draw from what has otherwise been a rotten, corrupt, festering, self-serving charade.[/p][/quote]i find it hard to understand why you see the green party as a shinning positive,i find the fact that ukip has taken away the bnp vote more positve bloodtub
  • Score: 2

1:29pm Mon 26 May 14

bloodtub says...

PaulCa wrote:
Joeblogg85 wrote:
There is many reasons why people don't vote and apathy will be amongst them. Whether we like it or not, some people are just not interested in politics. I don't believe many people are that interested in the European Parliament, so don't bother voting. I also think many people who do vote always just vote for the party that they feel represents their class grouping as they see it. I also feel that people feel that no matter who runs the Country then nothing changes, so again don't bother. No matter what we think about the merits of UKIP, it has definitely connected with some people. For me, I vote locally for the person I feel represent my personal views and will work hard for the people in my local area. The European vote I find a trickier problem to solve.
Yes, and people not being interested in politics or Europe... who actively promotes that kind of a situation? Who made our children fork out from their own pockets to be educated? Whose interests does it serve when barriers are placed in the way of the population? Who is is it that has millions of people glued to the latest episode of The Kardashians, rather than get a life and be an active, thinking, sentient human being?

That's what I'm trying to do - see beyond the spin and always ask the question...

"Whose interests does this serve?"

There's been a steady and managed decline to the position we find ourselves in right now. The future looks bleak and the responsibility lies with primarily Thatcher, for laying waste to industry, then Major, Blair for destroying the old Labour Party and getting into bed with syphilitic bankers, Brown likewise, Cameron for promising everything in order to get elected, then waking up the next day to destroy or end the lives of vulnerable, disabled, poor people who couldn't fight back. They've all overseen and promoted the many elements that make up our basket case of a system we call 'democracy' - which is a farcical collection of promises that just do not hold water.

THAT Is PRIMARILY why people don't vote. There is NOTHING to vote for.
And the crooked establishment who have the MPs dancing like puppets but always shielding their stolen wealth will continue to reward them with crooked 'honours' to keep the mangled beyond recognition 'status quo'.
syphilitic banker making large profits funded the sick and disabled when there profits ran out cuts came in, nothing wrong with wealth on wealth no taxes and you say nothing to vote for well out of europe is for some something to vote for
[quote][p][bold]PaulCa[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joeblogg85[/bold] wrote: There is many reasons why people don't vote and apathy will be amongst them. Whether we like it or not, some people are just not interested in politics. I don't believe many people are that interested in the European Parliament, so don't bother voting. I also think many people who do vote always just vote for the party that they feel represents their class grouping as they see it. I also feel that people feel that no matter who runs the Country then nothing changes, so again don't bother. No matter what we think about the merits of UKIP, it has definitely connected with some people. For me, I vote locally for the person I feel represent my personal views and will work hard for the people in my local area. The European vote I find a trickier problem to solve.[/p][/quote]Yes, and people not being interested in politics or Europe... who actively promotes that kind of a situation? Who made our children fork out from their own pockets to be educated? Whose interests does it serve when barriers are placed in the way of the population? Who is is it that has millions of people glued to the latest episode of The Kardashians, rather than get a life and be an active, thinking, sentient human being? That's what I'm trying to do - see beyond the spin and always ask the question... "Whose interests does this serve?" There's been a steady and managed decline to the position we find ourselves in right now. The future looks bleak and the responsibility lies with primarily Thatcher, for laying waste to industry, then Major, Blair for destroying the old Labour Party and getting into bed with syphilitic bankers, Brown likewise, Cameron for promising everything in order to get elected, then waking up the next day to destroy or end the lives of vulnerable, disabled, poor people who couldn't fight back. They've all overseen and promoted the many elements that make up our basket case of a system we call 'democracy' - which is a farcical collection of promises that just do not hold water. THAT Is PRIMARILY why people don't vote. There is NOTHING to vote for. And the crooked establishment who have the MPs dancing like puppets but always shielding their stolen wealth will continue to reward them with crooked 'honours' to keep the mangled beyond recognition 'status quo'.[/p][/quote]syphilitic banker making large profits funded the sick and disabled when there profits ran out cuts came in, nothing wrong with wealth on wealth no taxes and you say nothing to vote for well out of europe is for some something to vote for bloodtub
  • Score: -6

2:31pm Mon 26 May 14

Dantealighieri says...

Democracy is only any good if it elects 66 Pat Cleary's, if it doesn't , then democracy is crap.
Democracy is only any good if it elects 66 Pat Cleary's, if it doesn't , then democracy is crap. Dantealighieri
  • Score: -5

9:30am Tue 27 May 14

piermaster says...

Whose interests does your comments serve Mr C???
Whose interests does your comments serve Mr C??? piermaster
  • Score: 0

10:52am Tue 27 May 14

Llamedos 1 says...

Mine and a great many other persons who are abused and ripped off by the un democratic establishment we unfortunately find ouselves being governed by.
Mine and a great many other persons who are abused and ripped off by the un democratic establishment we unfortunately find ouselves being governed by. Llamedos 1
  • Score: 2

7:18pm Tue 27 May 14

David Scott says...

Everyone has a vote - indeed everyone can stand for election if they want to. And it's free for local elections!
Everyone has a vote - indeed everyone can stand for election if they want to. And it's free for local elections! David Scott
  • Score: 0

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