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angelic upstart

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You could say Blair was pretty smart then by:

a) increasing the university population from what was 1 in 10 before he took office, to nearly one in two today.
b) increasing immigration from just above net zero before he took office to over 300k today.

Few of a) and b) will be Tory voters.

And despite that, Labour still lose badly (and look like continuing to do so).
It’s interesting to see that migration from non EU countries are consistently higher than every year bar one of Blair’s tenure.

Additionally, net migration has been higher under the conservatives since 2010 on four occasions than Blair’s highest figures.
 

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Fair enough but I can't think why.
When I vote they tick my name on the list as having done so - it should be a simple name check against some names who are on more than one roll unless I'm missing something.
Might not be easy to match names in different constituency lists kept on paper without doing a lot of grunt work and I doubt the Electoral Commission has much in the way of resources. To match Mr Spoonz from manual lists in Exeter to Mr Spoonz in Penrith and The Border might be a lot to ask.
 

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Might not be easy to match names in different constituency lists kept on paper without doing a lot of grunt work and I doubt the Electoral Commission has much in the way of resources. To match Mr Spoonz from manual lists in Exeter to Mr Spoonz in Penrith and The Border might be a lot to ask.
As a matter of course it would be and you're right about the lack of resources.
I still think that if it's a stated matter of concern for them and double voting was feared to be significant in scope a sample audit would likely show it up.

'Penrith and the Border' is one of my favourite Public School romance novels. 📖
 

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Some vote in both.
I'd imagine that's easier said than done.

Unless you utilise at least one postal vote [thereby creating some kind of evidence trail], you'd have to travel to both constituencies in the same day.

I'd imagine the number of individuals with the time or inclination to do that is tiny.
 

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Well, what do ya know?!
And this, I suspect, is just the first of many such rulings. Remind me, wasn't this kind of dodgy dealing one of the main reasons put forward for leaving the EU?!
The slimy Gove directly implicated too.
Johnson dispatching TWO birds with one stone?
Incidentally the "Taxpayers Alliance", normally so assiduous at highlighting public malfeasance strangely quiet on all of these Tory misdemeanours.
Partisan? Surely not??
 

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Well, what do ya know?!
And this, I suspect, is just the first of many such rulings. Remind me, wasn't this kind of dodgy dealing one of the main reasons put forward for leaving the EU?!
I've been banging on about this for a couple of years on this thread, Egg. But the reality is that the vast majority of the electorate don't give a damn about the Tory's cosy relationship with cronyism.
Standards have fallen drastically over the last 10 years. Dodgy Cameron and Johnson are prime examples. I don't know what the hell they teach the kids at Eton but it sure ain't ethics
 

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Yes, but politicians of all colours tell lies and are corrupt, don’t you know.
 
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