Figures of Speech HOME

Home

2018

2017

2016

The month 12

Scrapbook 12

Road to nowhere

Backup hell

Beyond analysis

Winter solstice

Judge Judy

Betjeman Christmas

Veiled Modesty

Energy made easy

Nobel Ceremony 2016

Schober? [9]

The month 11

Scrapbook 11

Word Of The Year

Man and machine

Cognitive dissonance

Schubert trajectory

No change

The month 10

Scrapbook 10

That man again

Freedom of speech

A victim remembers

The conquering hero

Schiaparelli

The Man in Black

Cox and Box

Bees pulling strings

Those formative years

John Dalton

The grape harvest

Babi Yar

Bible studies

Jacobin Conspiracy [6]

The month 09

Scrapbook 09

Wrong again

That Sappho thing

Rustling inspiration

Channelled speech

The houseman's friend

Wishful thinking

Churchill in Zurich

Franz's belljar

The other Spaun

Walking with Walser

Stephen McIntyre

The month 08

Scrapbook 08

Arthur Szyk

Climate alarmism

Citroen DS23

Artificial Intelligence

Portrait of the age

Shipwreck [7]

The month 07

Scrapbook 07

The Bastille Spirit

Classic books

Mechanics

Devaluing the family

Andrea Leadsom

Outrage

Habsburg cradle

UK politics

The month 06

Scrapbook 06

The Chosen Ones

Referendum mop up

Voters

Wonderment

Last words

Gretchen am Spinnrade

The alien hatches

Carbon dioxide

Ignorants

Electoral Commission

Sahra Wagenknecht

The green tick

The month 05

Scrapbook 05

The Sun Queen

Before Schubert [5]

European wars

Timelessness

Saving time

EU referendum

Protestant Ethic [9]

The month 04

Scrapbook 04

Cherry blossom

Dark chocolate

Out of the swamp

Richard North

Do not sleep

Imperial chemistry

Lili Marleen

The Habsburg lip

The month 03

Scrapbook 03

Bedsheet, spreadsheet

French dodo

Lenten thoughts

Heinrich Heine

The great survivor

The Swiss muddle

Hans Erni

Switzerland defused

Tristram's bad start

Montségur [5]

The month 02

Scrapbook 02

Frosty wreck

Language lab

Referendum reloaded

Graven images

Die Forelle [5]

The grass on the weirs

The month 01

Rabid lexicography

Not like us

Language lab

IKEA's loose screw

Nathan's rings

Brief Encounter II

Mohammed, not my prophet

Lunatic calendars

Hidden Hemingway

Sharing the risk

Bathtime for St. Kevin

The dismal science

The below above

Sanitised swearing

Souvenirs

Rockers do it better

2015


Updated content

Contents list

Site search

Blogroll

About


Schubert collection

Home | 2016

Voters

Posted by Thersites on UTC 2016-06-23 08:11.

Food for thought. According to data from the Electoral Commission:

  • Between the last general election in May 2015 and December 2015 the Electoral Register lost just under 2 million (1,913,116) registered electors.
  • Between December 2015 and June 2016 the Electoral Register gained just over 2 million (2,035,933) registered electors.
  • The net change between the last general election in May 2015 and the EU Referendum in June 2016 is (only) 122,817 registered electors.
  • The Scottish and the Welsh seem to be unenthusiastic democrats, unless, of course, many are fleeing the jackboots of their respective 'assemblies'.

A bit of a puzzle. Even the National Health Soupkitchen (a.k.a Envy-of-the-World™) is unlikely to kill off two million people within six months. Of those whom the Envy-of-the-World™ left alive, did they emigrate to a more rational country? or perhaps just change their address? Are most of the two million who registered in the first six months of this year and replaced them just gormless yoof?

We will soon (in about 12 hours) find out…

Data (Electoral Commission)

Electoral register: May 2015, December 2015, June 2016

For the purposes of comparison, Gibraltar (24,117), which only appears in June 2016, has been removed from all the figures.

Region May 2015 Dec 2015 Jun 2016
England 38,736,146 37,161,518 38,956,824
N. Ireland 1,236,765 1,238,019 1,260,955
Scotland 4,099,532 3,872,025 3,988,492
Wales 2,281,754 2,169,519 2,270,743
Total 46,354,197 44,441,081 46,477,014

Difference: May 2015 to December 2015

England -1,574,628
N. Ireland 1,254
Scotland -227,507
Wales -112,235
Total difference -1,913,116

Difference: December 2015 to June 2016

England 1,795,306
N. Ireland 22,936
Scotland 116,467
Wales 101,224
Total difference 2,035,933

Difference: May 2015 to June 2016

England 220,678
N. Ireland 24,190
Scotland -111,040
Wales -11,011
Total difference 122,817