3 comments for “Whodathunkit?

  1. SteveW
    September 16, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Standard meaningless statistics:

    “large majorities of 18-to -24-year-olds rejected radical rightwing policies, with 60% saying that a party campaigning to halt all immigration would make them less likely to support it or that it did not matter to them.

    Less than a quarter of 18-to-24-year-olds said they would be more likely to vote for a party that promised to halt all immigration, ”

    What would be more informative is how many of that 60% didn’t care versus being less likely to support it. Based on the source I’d suspect that probably less than 25% would be less likely to support and most couldn’t give a flying f@#@. If not, why would the Guardian not report the actual figures?

    Also,

    “there remains clear potential for a party that โ€ฆ promises to … prioritise traditional British values over other cultures.”

    No sh!t Sherlock, who’d think the British public would vote for a party which prioritised British values!

    Jesus wept.

  2. Tatty
    September 17, 2012 at 10:22 am

    encouraged multiculturalism

    Good to see that people are finally getting onto terrible abuses of the English Language.

    “Encouraged” in this context is recognised as actually meaning “Enforced” and it has induced a negative reaction.

    There’s hope for the collective intelligence of The Nation yet.

  3. Furor Teutonicus
    September 18, 2012 at 2:59 am

    If they could get their act together and form ONE party, that would be a start. Here, we have five or six different partys, all suporting exactly what is described in the main post, but all with about 3% of the vote, which is bloody useless.

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