Showing posts with label europe. Show all posts
Showing posts with label europe. Show all posts

Thursday, June 23, 2016

European Union Referendum Day in UK




Whether you choose to leave, or remain; today is the day you cast your vote.   Unlike General Elections where you can boot out the offending party in favour of a different one, this is a once in a lifetime vote as to whether or not Britain should leave the EU or remain in it.  We will not be asked again, so choose wisely!





Friday, May 20, 2016

European Union, The result



Since November 2014, we have polled London City visitors 3 times, to see how they felt about Britain in the European Union and if they wanted to be In or Out of the EU.

November 2014  Out: 60%  In: 40%
February 2016    Out: 46%  In: 54%

We polled you again this week, directly after the Eurovision song contest thrashing to see if you had changed your minds. More than ever, you want Britain to remain a part of Europe.

May 2016          Out: 38%  In: 62%

It is worth remembering our poll is only of a hundred-fifty people each time, and those outside of the UK are also voting.  It does however still demonstrate that those who visit London City are keen for the UK to remain part of the European Union.

It costs the UK £16 Billion a year to be part of the EU (US $23 Bln).

Whether or not these votes indicate that Brits think the EU is good value at £55m a day, or if it is those from other countries wanting us to stay, remains to be seen.

The UK gets to vote in an In/Out referendum on 23rd June.

For more information on remaining in the EU see: http://www.strongerin.co.uk/
For more information on leaving the EU see: http://www.voteleavetakecontrol.org/

Whatever happens, remember to vote.
This is not like an election where we get to change our minds every five years.  This is one vote, one time and we will never be asked this question again.... unless we vote 'Out' (and if that happens, expect a second referendum).   Should we vote 'In', we are in forever.  Choose wisely.


Sunday, May 15, 2016

Eurovision, The usual result



Why do we put ourselves through it?

Our song this year was not bad at all.

Probably not good enough to win, but surely a great deal better than many others.  And yet, as usual in recent years, we came twenty-third out of twenty-six.   We're beginning to think that some of the other countries don't much care for us.

But spare a thought for poor Australia, the clear winner by hundreds of points, right until the very end, when a bizarre new voting system cut in for the very first time, suddenly awarding over 400 extra points to the Ukraine, catapulting them at the last moment to the winners of the 61st Eurovision song contest.

As long as we can see it for what it is, a political barometer that pays little attention to the talents of its entrants, and laugh it off at the end of the show as we always do, and appreciate it for all its splendor and gaudiness, then long may it  reign.

Talking politics, Britain goes to the polls next month to vote In or Out of Europe.
Now is as good a time as any, to resurrect the voting booth, which is just for fun.. and asks you, should the UK stay in Europe or Leave?
Visit the voting booth in London City to have your say.


Monday, February 15, 2016

Voting Booth Results - Europe and Man on the Moon!



Thank you for taking part in the opinion polls in London City.  They are just for fun, but its fun to see which way the pendulum swings.

We held an In/Out referendum on Europe.  It was a close call throughout, but those wishing to stay IN had the majority.

103 people voted, 56% wanted to stay in, whilst 47% wanted to leave.

We last held this same poll in November 2014 when only 40% wanted to stay in and 60% wanted to leave (based on 100 votes).

For more information see:
Better Out: http://getbritainout.org/ 
Better In: http://www.strongerin.co.uk/



We also asked if man had ever been to the moon.

You will recall that the furthest man has ever been (except for the Apollo missions) is 250 miles in low earth orbit, a return journey of just 500 miles.   In 1969 man apparently flew 235,000 miles to the moon and back, a return trip of 470,000 miles.  He did this for last time in 1972 and have never strayed beyond the 250 mile low earth orbit since..  We asked if you believed that man on the moon had ever happened.

Overwhelmingly, you believe man went to the moon.  82 people voted.  71% believe, 21% do not believe and 8% are unsure.



Thanks for taking part.  Watch out for some US Primary polls coming soon!