Donkey on the Edge

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Vote

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today if you haven’t already. I went against my better judgement and voted for the Tony candidates for all three seats. I’m still cross with Labour and in local government I reckon Camden could use some Green Party seats but I’m feeling the LePen effect here…

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Sad

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bumping into limitations of crap middleware :-(

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More thoughts on le pen etc.

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(Hi dug) Here’s two “interesting” (i.e. scary) pieces from the guardian. It’s all quite depressing, imho. I still haven’t forgiven Blunkett for the “read my lips” - “well, I was only joking” thing. I decided then that nothing is beneath him, and he just keeps on confirming that opinion.

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Darn (71.60%)

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According to IPSOS (Institut something something something?) the turnout was 71.60 percent. Why did I think that the turnout was poor? Now I’m really confused, I guess the figure I need is what percent of the population make up the electorate (40% maybe?) to whittle it down to knowing how many actual bodies made it to the polling booth (Le Pen claims one of his biggest supporters died leaving the hospital to go and cast her ballot for him - does he miss a beat) and finally, what percentage does that represent of the whole population. Or in simple terms, 1 in x French people are fascists?

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Chirac never had it so good

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What a non-starter, Chirac started running after the presidency of the Fifth Republic in the early seventies. Mitterand started his campaign in 1948 (now that’s determination). If ever you needed a reason to vote, the French far right has set out to provide one. Considering the low level of commitment or motivation on the part of the average capitalist citizen, it’s amazing that France managed to get 20% of the electorate (which is what? 35% of the population? meaning 7%) out to vote.

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5 weeks to go

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Only five more weeks til I become a dad! Haven’t had much time to myself of late as I’ve been doing loads of construction work between bouts of job work. Those of you who have visited West End Lane know what a state the back room was in - no walls no floor and a maze of sewer drains, gas pipes and loose or exposed wiring. Considering that’s where the little guy is going to be sleeping, I’ve a lot to clean up ;-)

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