Tag Archives: tactical voting

Thank you, SNP

With the UK general election only a few days away, I just wanted to thank the SNP. You see, they make elections so easy for me. Since the referendum in 2014 I have adopted one abiding principle in council, Holyrood … Continue reading

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Six myths and a truth about voting SNP: your general election guide

MYTH NO. 1 A strong SNP presence at Westminster will hold the balance of power between Conservatives and Labour. No. ‘Might’ not ‘will.’ Only might because the electoral arithmetic of the new parliament is likely to be complex. When the … Continue reading

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An open letter to Ed Miliband

Dear Ed Excuse the familiarity but it’s the style these days, isn’t it? I doubt if you’ll read this but it’s just me putting down the sort of marker many other people have recently about the possibility of Labour doing … Continue reading

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Tactical Voting Tarts Of The World Unite!

Along with two other innocent young girls of this parish I was described earlier today as a ‘tactical voting tart.’ We were hanging around the Union bar as usual when a middle-aged man who is a known persistent and vexatious … Continue reading

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Tactical voting – SNP hypocrisy exposed

Day 3 of my inadvertent stumbling into a nest of nationalist indignation at the idea of ‘tactical voting.’ In my first post I repeated the tactical voting advice that others have devised and circulated. Then I reported some of the … Continue reading

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Tactical voting: Round 2

Wow. My post on tactical voting touched a raw nerve. Overnight I’ve had reactions from hundreds of people, many more it has to be said than have actually read the original article. Still, that hasn’t stopped most people having a … Continue reading

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Has peak anti-tactical-voting been reached in Scotland?

I ask because today the SNP’s ‘strategic communications director’ tweeted the ‘tactical voting wheel.’ In case you’ve missed it, here it is: (Click to enlarge – you know you want to) I couldn’t quite work out how this diagram was a matter … Continue reading

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