Sunday, February 26, 2017

More ridiculous explanations for the Copeland result continued ...

Daft explanations for the Copeland by-election result continue to roll in, mostly from members of the Labour party.

I have not yet seen one to beat the suggestion by "Heavy Metal Politics" to which I awarded the wooden spoon yesterday - that the Conservative win was caused by a power cut. (The power cuts concerned actually hit Manchester, Lancashire and the Peak District rather than Copeland.)

However, the suggestion by Labour's newest peer Shami Chakrabarti on the television this morning that the result was down to Storm Doris and the related suggestion that Labour voters "don't have cars" came pretty close.

If Shami thinks that Copeland never had wet and windy weather during the previous 80+ years when the seat returned Labour MPs she obviously does not know the area very well.

And I have not noticed a sudden drop in car ownership in the more Labour-inclined wards of the constituency over the last two years either ...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fake news.

Chris Whiteside said...

If by "Fake news" you are referring to Shami Chakrabarti's comments then you have a point.

But she said it all right - look up yesterday's Andrew Marr show on iPlayer or you can read a report by that well known Tory-supporting newspaper the Mirror (irony warning) at

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/things-shami-chakrabarti-blamed-labours-9919848?1