||[May. 6th, 2011|09:54 am]
AV referendum results:
Yes : 13,488 (28.19%)
No : 34,365 (71.81%)
Oh, fuck you.
(Automatically crossposted from warrenellis.com. Feel free to comment here or at my message board Whitechapel. If anything in this post looks weird, it's because LJ is run on steampipes and rubber bands -- please click through to the main site.)
the NO people lied through their teeth, and have admitted it [that ain't a good thing]
but the YES campaign was fucking terrible. They needed to convince but instead they waffled, confused and waffled some more.
"Make your MP work harder"
"Make it 50"
what the *fuck*?
I know of not one person that went from 'unsure' to 'YES' via that effort, which is utterly miserable.
as a supporter of AV, I couldn't be more disappointed.
my deep respect and sympathies go out to the YES campaigners who stood in abject frustration with the crap they were asked to hand out, watching their ship sink. We all deserved better.
my thoughts entirely...
You have my deepest sympathies.
So about 1 in 3 people in Southend wanted it, and it's passed.
I don't even want to look at my own constituency's results. I know exactly what it's going to be. Afaik, my constituency has never had anything but a Tory MP, even though my current MP has killed someone
Welcome to fucking Middle England.
I see your Oh, fuck you... and raise you a 'DID YOU VOTE? DO YOU HAVE THUMBS?! SHOW ME YOUR FUCKING THUMBS!!!!!'
And this is why Australia has compulsory voting...
A good idea in its own right, I sometimes think.
I'd remind you that we in the YES camp can at least console ourselves with our "moral victory."
But we all know that's utter bollocks.
Sorry about this, Warren.