This is an old blog – created when I was defiantly a Conservative. Possibly the only one from Hull. Hence the name.
Now there are more Conservatives in Hull. And I am no longer a Conservative.
In my heart I am a Conservative – but as I’ve made clear over the past couple of years, the party has moved so far away from me that I struggle to recognise it at times. I do want to vote Conservative and if I don’t vote for them this time, I want to feel able to in the future.
So this page is currently going through a transition from The Only Tory From Hull, to Exiled Tory Remoaner Scum. I have only just started the rebrand, so please forgive.
1. I don’t want anyone to win.
2. Boris Johnson is spectacularly unfit to be Prime Minister. However there is one person a whole universe ahead of him in unfitness to be Prime Minister.
3. Yes, that person is Jeremy Corbyn. IRA, Venezuela, communism, anti-semitism – yadda yadda I am sure you have heard it all before. He is a present and serious danger to the UK, both economically and in terms of defence – but especially economically.
4. Some people are voting tactically. I would also like to vote tactically – to STOP CORBYN.
5. If I was in a swing Conservative/Labour seat, I would definitely vote Conservative, albeit whilst holding my nose.
6. Alas, I’m living in a seat where the Labour candidate got 60% of the vote last time, a share that keeps increasing every election since he was elected in 1997. Someone called Gareth Thomas. No, barely heard of him either.
7. So it doesn’t matter who I vote for – Labour will win my seat.
8. There is real social pressure in London not to vote Tory.
9. I’m sick of reading patronising and offensive shit like this on Twitter – calling all working class Tory voters indescribably thick.
10. This kind of thing makes me feel a sense of belonging towards the Conservatives. This isn’t just a one-off – Twitter is plastered with leftie nastiness. Who the fuck do these people think they are?
11. Boris Johnson is still a lying, cheating bastard. And I respect him even less for ducking interviews. I do feel that he is being controlled by the machine of Dominic Cummings though.
12. I am totally uninspired by Jo Swinson and the Liberal Democrat manifesto.
13. I assumed that I would vote Liberal Democrat at the start of the campaign. I was 95% sure. I’m probably 60/40 now towards voting for Liberal Democrat.
14. Normally I head out to vote first thing. Normally I know who I am voting for. I don’t think I will be able to.
15. I’d be very happy with low turnout – I stand to win £130 if it is under 60%. Also had a smaller bet on 60-65%.
16. I’d also be very happy if some of the most Brexity types lost their seat – Redwood, Mogg, etc. Yes I have some money on some of those too.
17. A hung parliament would amuse me – after all, Conservative members voted Boris because they thought he’d win an election. No bet on this, but I did get 149-1 on a 2020 election – a good proxy bet for a hung parliament, possibly.
18. If the hung parliament led to a Corbyn government, then I would start looking at where else to live. Not great timing though as I want to work in my current role for a minimum of 2 years – ideally longer. I did do a search for software engineer roles in Spain the other day. Alas, everything was in Spanish.
19. A Boris Johnson victory would also amuse me in that Twitter would go into meltdown – it pretty much already has and it would be hilarious.
20. I’m not going to tell you who to vote for. Vote for what you feel is right for the country – or just for you and your family. I always vote for what I feel is right for the country – I’ll get by whatever, even if I have to move to another country. I refuse to chastise people for voting differently to me and I will try my hardest to respect your vote, even if I steadfastly disagree.
21. This election campaign has been shit.