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Lib Dem melt down

On 17 Nov 2011 at 8:36pm Paul Newman wrote:
The latest YouGov poll puts the Lib Dems on seven per cent , with Ukip two points behind on five per cent (down from six per cent the previous day). Greens and BNP manage 5% between them.
The Liberal Party are now just one of a few small outliers and only just the largest. This could change Lewes profoundly, although Baker has little chance of winning again anyway under the new boundaries. If The anti Conservative vote has only one choice , Labour, that could paradoxically be bad news for newly hopeful Conservatives who need the lefty vote split .
On 17 Nov 2011 at 9:53pm Damn lies and statistics wrote:
And your point is? With the next election scheduled for 2015 the percentages are irrelevant. The latest poll shows the Tories on 36% and Labour on 41% so any party ( if the polls are to be believed) with 6% of the vote could hold the balance of power ( under our ridiculous first past the post system). Norman was elected because people like him and he's a hard working and honest MP. A rare thing in this day and age.
On 17 Nov 2011 at 11:52pm Paul Newman wrote:
No sinister point DLAS I rather admire Norman Baker I just thought it was an eye catching Poll. You might have made a better point and mentioned that both Kinnock and even Foot doing about 10% better at similar points so mid term Polls are obviously not election results.
Nonetheless its scary territory for the Lib Dems and my point that Labour are probably the only Party that could beat the Conservatives under the new boundaries is pretty strong. Lewes Labour Party take note.
On 18 Nov 2011 at 5:25am Dingo wrote:
It wil stick in my gullet to vote Labour again after their appaling record on foreign military adventures,P.F.I.s.failure to provide a realistic alternative to robber capitalism and their appalling record on the enviroment ,but I will, if it means dislodging that slimy limpet Baker and his Tory puppetmasters from the battered hulk of H.M.S Great Britain.Something tells me I won`t be the only one either.
On 18 Nov 2011 at 8:37am martin wrote:
PN 'you might have made a better point...' - you are such a patronising, smug idiot. I wonder if that thought has ever occured to you.
On 18 Nov 2011 at 8:38am Lewes Lady wrote:
Morning Paul,
I'm voting for the Ann Summers Party, plenty of transparency there!
Have a nice day
On 18 Nov 2011 at 10:14am Paul Newman wrote:
Alright then Martin "You might have amplified your already good point" Thank you for taking the time to register your wounded feelings. I feel just awful about it.
On 18 Nov 2011 at 10:16am logandog wrote:
As soon as I find a party that isn't corrupt, money wasting and has my best interests at heart I'll vote for them.
On 18 Nov 2011 at 11:45am Deelite wrote:
You and your children, and their children too? If so, the answer is obvious, Green.
On 18 Nov 2011 at 1:35pm Mystic Mog wrote:
Since some of you are so clever you should form your own party. Better than moaning for your armchairs.
On 18 Nov 2011 at 1:57pm PLUMPTON LAD wrote:
Paul Newman makes the fatal error of forgetting that if national polls were applied everywhere, the Lib Dems would win very few seats. This is certainly true in somewhere like Lewes and surrounding area, where just this year the Lib Dem result in the relevant wards showed they would have won the Lewes constituency, despite being around 10% in national polls.
He also forgets that the Lib Dems have been in far worse places than this - there was one point when they didn't even register in the opinion polls as pollsters had picked up such a tiny amount of support - yet they bounced back.
On 18 Nov 2011 at 5:06pm Jake T Snake wrote:
If you're referring to yesterday's YouGov poll (they release one every day) then I think you'll find the LDs were on 11%. Although not outstanding, certainly much better than you suggest.
Perhaps in future you should get your facts right in future.

Check it out here »
On 18 Nov 2011 at 6:49pm jrsussex wrote:
Logandog - If and when you find a political party that has no corruption, does not waste taxpayers money and protects the electorate's interests let me know. I will also vote for them.
On 18 Nov 2011 at 7:06pm Paul Newman wrote:
Jake I picked that up from the New Statesman and it was the Poll on the link

Check it out here »
On 19 Nov 2011 at 1:38am Fairmeadow wrote:
What were you doing reading nthe New Statesman Paul?
Is the rabid Tory stuff just a cover?
On 19 Nov 2011 at 9:16am Paul Newman wrote:
Read the Guardian most days as well, Fair meadow and my favourite Blog is Hopi Sen,a Labour loyalist. Lewes is a place where you can express moderate views much of the country would agree with and be accused of being a closet Nazi. Its their problem, not mine.
On 19 Nov 2011 at 11:30am expat two wrote:
Lewes is a place where you can express moderate views much of the country would agree with and be accused by a certain hard-of-thinking idiot of being a Marxist. Its not their problem, its his.

On 19 Nov 2011 at 3:48pm Paul Newman wrote:
Thanks for taking the time to share your hurt feelings Ex Pat 2. I really think we made progress today.

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