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UK General Election results

Post by AHB » 19:55 Thu 06 May 2010

The three candidates have been presented to their electorate, and debate continues.
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Post by AHB » 20:12 Thu 06 May 2010

Candidate number 1 is extremely persistent.
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Post by AHB » 20:20 Thu 06 May 2010

Candidate number 3 is young and well rounded, but will probably do better at the next election.
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Re: UK General Election results

Post by jdaw1 » 20:30 Thu 06 May 2010

Please confirm that this is the constituency overseen by this returning officer, and using these ballot papers.

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Re: UK General Election results

Post by AHB » 20:34 Thu 06 May 2010

A late candidate has just arrived, fortunately before the polls close at 10pm.
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Post by AHB » 20:53 Thu 06 May 2010

Candidate number 4 clearly lacks experience, but is expressing potential for the future.
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Post by AHB » 21:10 Thu 06 May 2010

Candidate number 2 has been described as "not repulsive enough to represent the Worker's Revolutionary Party, but is eccentric enough to be the Monster Raving Loony" of these wines.
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Re: UK General Election results

Post by AHB » 21:18 Thu 06 May 2010

Votes have been counted. Wine number 1 has been declared the representative for The Crusting Pipe by a majority of 4 votes.
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Re: UK General Election results

Post by AHB » 21:46 Thu 06 May 2010

The candidates have now revealed their true nature. The electorate guessed them to be:

Wine 1 - unknown shipper from '92; T70; F70 - was actually W70
Wine 2 - Ck64, Ck64, Mz55 - was actually T35
Wine 3 - G83, W83, W83 - was actually D83
Wine 4 - Roeda 97, Pocas 05, Vau 05 - was actually Roeda 97
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Re: UK General Election results

Post by jdaw1 » 22:16 Thu 06 May 2010

AHB wrote:Wine 1 - unknown shipper from '92; T70; F70 - was actually W70
Wine 2 - Ck64, Ck64, Mz55 - was actually T35
Wine 3 - G83, W83, W83 - was actually D83
Wine 4 - Roeda 97, Pocas 05, Vau 05 - was actually Roeda 97
That’s unusually good estimating: or were the clues particularly helpful? (And which is ‟Ck”? If Cockburn, the standard abbreviation is plain ‟C”.)

Meanwhile, the BBC reports that the choice of the electorate is not to choose. Or maybe the Blues. Or maybe a re-taste later.

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Re: UK General Election results

Post by AHB » 23:02 Thu 06 May 2010

jdaw1 wrote:
AHB wrote:That’s unusually good estimating: or were the clues particularly helpful? (And which is ‟Ck”? If Cockburn, the standard abbreviation is plain ‟C”.)

Meanwhile, the BBC reports that the choice of the electorate is not to choose. Or maybe the Blues. Or maybe a re-taste later.
There were no clues, so this was extraordinarily good estimating.

Ck does represent Cockburn. Ck is the standard abbreviation for Cockburn in electoral returns.

The majority view of the electorate participating in today's election is that a forced re-election in a few weeks time would be a good thing.
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Post by angeleyes » 00:01 Fri 07 May 2010

It was a decisive result. Though i am now humbly sipping a sample of T35 on the Thames Clipper with a view of Big Ben striking midnight. :)
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Post by DRT » 00:01 Fri 07 May 2010

Did any of the electorate attempt to vote after 22:00? And, if so, were they refused the right to vote?

If either of the above questions result in a "Yes" or a "No" then I object and demand a second ballot.

Derek

Note: Rule 45g(iiv) states that "Second ballots where Taylor 1935 was a candidate in the first ballot must include the same candidate in the second ballot and DRT and JDAW must be allowed the opportunity to be present and allowed to vote."
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Post by jdaw1 » 00:11 Fri 07 May 2010

DRT wrote:Note: Rule 45g(iiv) states that "Second ballots where Taylor 1935 was a candidate in the first ballot must include the same candidate in the second ballot and DRT and JDAW must be allowed the opportunity to be present and allowed to vote."
Derek puts himself in the role of the monarch happens if no party has a majority. But Derek has me as deputy monarch I’m am laughing and appalled at the lèse majesté.

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DRT wrote:Did any of the electorate attempt to vote after 22:00? And, if so, were they refused the right to vote?

If either of the above questions result in a "Yes" or a "No" then I object and demand a second ballot.
The Presiding Officer and Returning Officer have consulted the electoral commission and, taking into account all relevant facts, have concluded that the question is frivolous and therefore does not require an answer.

T35 on the Thames Clipper beats my glass of W70 on a roof terrace in Marylebone.
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Re: UK General Election results

Post by DRT » 00:17 Fri 07 May 2010

AHB wrote:
DRT wrote:Did any of the electorate attempt to vote after 22:00? And, if so, were they refused the right to vote?

If either of the above questions result in a "Yes" or a "No" then I object and demand a second ballot.
The Presiding Officer and Returning Officer have consulted the electoral commission and, taking into account all relevant facts, have concluded that the question is frivolous and therefore does not require an answer.

T35 on the Thames Clipper beats my glass of W70 on a roof terrace in Marylebone.
JDAW: Head for Marylebone - I'm chasing the Clipper in a canoe!
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Re: UK General Election results

Post by AHB » 00:30 Fri 07 May 2010

Early news reports on the candidates are now being received, as follows:

Warre 1970
Decanted for 7.5 hours. Mature red in colour, clearly comfortably middle aged. Lovely warm nose, full of spicy redcurrants and cinnamon. Delightful entry, very balanced. Some aggression from a combination of acid, tannin and alcohol. Fabulous fruit on the palate, very impressive. Tannins are dry, but quite firm and sit comfortable within the multitude of layers. Very spicy. Long, rich and sweet Christmas cake and mulled wine finish. Tremendous - a superb wine. 92/100.
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Re: UK General Election results

Post by AHB » 00:33 Fri 07 May 2010

DRT wrote:JDAW: Head for Marylebone - I'm chasing the Clipper in a canoe!
JDAW now in Marylebone. Reserve bottle of T35 brought in case first was corked now being decanted.
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Re: UK General Election results

Post by DRT » 00:55 Fri 07 May 2010

AHB wrote:
DRT wrote:JDAW: Head for Marylebone - I'm chasing the Clipper in a canoe!
JDAW now in Marylebone. Reserve bottle of T35 brought in case first was corked now being decanted.
:crying:
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Re: UK General Election results

Post by angeleyes » 01:09 Fri 07 May 2010

Have left behind the canoe languishing in wake and Diesel smoke.

Comparing the T35 to Andresen Colheita '82 (Bottled in 09). Appearance almost identical - the Taylor slightly darker in the centre. Both different but have the tawny style - I have to say the colheita does have the fuller and better balance (for my liking), but, like this evening, it's marginal. Both fantastic.

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Re: UK General Election results

Post by jdaw1 » 07:33 Fri 07 May 2010

AHB: can you make TN threads yourself, or should I do it?

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Re: UK General Election results

Post by AHB » 07:48 Fri 07 May 2010

Please do create them, anything which saves me time and effort is appreciated. Please also feel free to copy the already posted W70 note.
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Post by jdaw1 » 08:29 Fri 07 May 2010

Does anybody know what happened in the constituency of Hove?

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Post by jdaw1 » 08:36 Fri 07 May 2010

Port from General Election years, in The Crusting Pipe, on the occasion of the May 2010 general election.

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Re: UK General Election results

Post by DRT » 09:10 Fri 07 May 2010

jdaw1 wrote:Does anybody know what happened in the constituency of Hove?
I'm willing to bet that the sitting candidate dropped off to sleep just as the Returning Officer was about to announce the result :lol:
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