My Ballot Paper

How I saw the ballot paper today:

You may either vote

boxYes, I’d like to continue to be the heir of William Shakespeare, John Bunyan, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Charles Dickens, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Joseph Priestley, Michael Faraday, William Makepeace Thackeray, the Duke of Wellington, Winston Churchill, Sir Francis Drake, Queen Elizabeth I, Piers Plowman, Boadicea, Caractacus, Kate Moss, William Holman Hunt, Edward Lear, John Lennon, Lewis Carroll, Horatio Nelson, Sherlock Holmes, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Thomas Gainsborough, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Thomas Cranmer, Oliver Cromwell, Henry VIII, Richard III, Mary Shelley, Florence Nightingale, George Orwell, Stanley Matthews, Bobby Moore, Thomas Becket, Bernard Montgomery, Laurence Olivier, Tommy Cooper, Tony Hancock, T. E. Lawrence, Lord Kitchener, Lord Byron, Robert Graves, James Bond, Ronnie O’Sullivan, Roger Bacon, Peter Pan, Edmund Burke, David Bowie, William Tyndale, Joanna Lumley, Sir James Jeans, John Maynard Keynes, Ted Dexter, James Hunt, Robert Hooke, John Peel, Anne Boleyn, Edmond Halley, Dick Turpin, Thomas Malthus, Kate Bush, Jeremy Bentham, Rupert Brooke, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Christine Keeler,  Charles Babbage, Thomas More, Alan Turing, Dirk Bogarde, Liz Hurley, Tom Paine, Cathy McGowan, Dan Dare, Captain James Cook, Mick Jagger, William Turner, Geoffrey Chaucer, T. S. Eliot, Robin Hood, Ned Ludd, Tony Benn, G. K. Chesterton,  H. G. Wells, Eric Frank Russell, Keith Richards, George Best, Douglas Haig, Jean Shrimpton, Francis Bacon, Keith Floyd, Alfred the Great, Thomas Wolsey, William Laud, Stirling Moss, Margaret Thatcher, Patrick Moore, Capability Brown, John Wesley, Richard the Lionheart, Bill Shankly, Thomas Cromwell, Sir Walter Raleigh, Adam Smith, P. G. Wodehouse, Alexander Fleming, Ian Botham, R. J. Mitchell, Barnes Wallis, James Lovelock, Arthur C. Clarke, Henry Moore, Richard Arkwright, Rudyard Kipling, Alfred Tennyson, John Constable, Oscar Wilde, William Morris, Mary Quant, John Dalton, John Cabot, Samuel Plimsoll, Douglas Bader, Frank Whittle, Matt Busby, Henry Morgan, Walter de la Mare, Francis Bassett, and any number of others.




No, I’d rather not.


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75 Responses to My Ballot Paper

  1. Harleyrider1978 says:

    Winston Churchill is my all time favorite Brit even though John Bull bright was my gr gr gr gr uncle!

  2. Harleyrider1978 says:

    I’m hearing Brexit has won! As returns have come in waiting on Gibraltar now

    • Frank Davis says:

      I think it’s far too early to say right now.

      Farage Denies Conceding: “We Haven’t Had A Single Bloody Vote Counted”

      • smokervoter says:

        Well done Cousins!

        A teevee news pundit stated earlier in the night that Nigel Farage had conceded that Remain had squeaked out a victory based on UKIP exit polling. I went to bed with semi-misanthropic thoughts swirling around my brain. I had visions of that ex-smoking, Nanny State Tory, Cameron prancing round triumphantly with Obama and Hillary congratulating him from afar.

        Not so.

        Here’s to the demise of top-down, one-size-fits-all, totalitarian rule.

        Here’s to Nigel Farage, and may he never quit smoking and downing his pints.

        Well done Cousins! Well done.

        Jeff Beck is my Numero Uno Brit. The greatest guitarist ever by a country mile.

        • beobrigitte says:

          Call me selfish;
          Here’s to Nigel Farage, and may he never quit smoking and downing his pints.
          THAT’S WHY I’m cautiously hoping for Deborah Arnott et al to be kicked out and we smokers become REAL people again.

  3. garyk30 says:

    That list would include ALL of the leaders of the American Revolution, they were born as English citizens in an English colony.

  4. Frank Davis says:

    South Tyneside votes to LEAVE
    Remain 38%, Leave 62%

    Kettering votes to LEAVE
    Remain 39%, Leave 61%

    Broxbourne votes to LEAVE
    Leave 66%, Remain 34%

    Swindon votes to LEAVE
    Leave 55% (51,220 votes), Remain 45% (61,745 votes

    Sunderland votes to LEAVE
    Remain 51,930, Leave 82,394, Turnout 65%

    All the results from the English shires so far have been strongly for Brexit. If this continues, it’ll need the cities to come in with a big Remain vote. But today there’s been strong rain and flooding in London.

  5. Frank Davis says:

    Redcar & Cleveland votes to LEAVE
    Remain 33.8%, Leave 66.2%

    Eden votes to LEAVE
    Remain 46.7%, Leave 53.3%

    Bury: Remain, 45.9%, Leave 54.1%

    Harlow: Remain 31.9%, Leave 68.1%

    Swansea votes to LEAVE
    Remain 48.5%, Leave 51.5%

    Wellingborough votes LEAVE
    Remain 37.6%, Leave 62.4%

    Southend-on-Sea votes LEAVE
    Remain 41.9%, Leave 58.1%

    Rochford votes to LEAVE
    Remain 33.4%, Leave 66.6%

    Merthyr Tydfil votes to LEAVE
    Remain 43.6%, Leave 56.4%

    Stockton-on-Tees votes to LEAVE
    Remain 38.3%, Leave 61.7%

    Basildon votes to LEAVE
    Remain 31%, Leave 69%

    Hartlepool votes to LEAVE
    Remain 30.4%, Leave 69.6%

    Weymouth and Portland: Remain 39%, Leave 61%

    Middlesbrough: Remain 34.5%, Leave 65.5%

    Blaenau Gwent: Remain 38%, Leave 62%

    Flintshire: Remain 43.6%, Leave 56.4%

    Brentwood: Remain, 40.8%, Leave 59.2%

    A very strong leave vote, even in Wales. Scotland and N. Ireland voting to remain.

  6. Frank Davis says:

    City of London: Remain 75.3%, Leave 24.7%

    This is the first London borough to report, I believe.

  7. Frank Davis says:

    LATEST: Leave now favourite on betting market
    Leave has now become the favourite on Betfair.

    I wasn’t planning to stay up, but I think I will. Because right now it looks like Brexit is sweeping the whole of England and Wales (but not Scotland or N Ireland or the cities)

  8. Frank Davis says:

    I’ve been following the Telegraph’s live coverage. But it’s suddenly stopped.

    javax.jcr.InvalidItemStateException: Item does not exist anymore: b0df44bb-6c60-41ba-8ae4-7c4562929cd0

    ZeroHedge was showing Brexit over 100,000 votes ahead. But now Remain has suddenly jumped 50,000 into the lead.

    The results that had been coming in had been showing a clean sweep for Brexit in the English shires (and also in Wales). It was beginning to look very like Britain was voting to leave the EU. But then everything stopped. Results stopped arriving. And suddenly Remain has jumped into the lead.

  9. Frank Davis says:

    Telegraph coverage is back up.

    More LEAVE results
    Stevenage: Remain 40.8%, Leave 59.2%

    Newport: Remain 44.0%, Leave 56.0%

    Bracknell Forest: Remain 46.1%, Leave 53.9%

    Burnley: Remain 33.4%, Leave 66.6%

    Tamworth: Remain 32.5%, Leave 67.5%

    Conwy: Remain 46.0%, Leave 54.0%

    Leave has 50.7% share of vote so far
    Leave has now surpassed 5 million votes and has 50.7% of the votes so far.

  10. harleyrider1978 says:

    last I looked leave was 160,000 ahead

  11. harleyrider1978 says:




  12. harleyrider1978 says:

    Now if you remove the immigrant vote brexit would win by 80%

  13. Frank Davis says:

    Leave reaches 6 million votes with 51.3% of vote
    Leave’s vote share continues to creep up, now at 51.3%.

    They are the first side to reach 6 million votes, but they will need 16.8 million to win.

    Some 217 results left.

  14. harleyrider1978 says:




  15. harleyrider1978 says:

    You know frank fighting back like all of us have these last 10 years and more is whats led to this vote in a big way from stoney straddforshire to here.

  16. Frank Davis says:


    Labour now assume Leave win
    Labour is now working on the assumption that Leave is going to win, a party source has told The Guardian.

    The newspaper reports that Labour HQ is weighing up whether Jeremy Corbyn should call for David Cameron’s resignation in the event of a Brexit, but senior figures are reportedly saying the move “may prove unnecessary” as Mr Cameron may resign anyway.

  17. harleyrider1978 says:

    EU referendum: Updates and results

    4 minutes ago

    Pound drops to lowest level since 2009

  18. Frank Davis says:

    Free Republic:

    When Britain first, at heaven’s command,
    Arose from out the azure main,
    Arose, arose from out the azure main,
    This was the charter, the charter of the land,
    And guardian angels sang this strain:

  19. harleyrider1978 says:
  20. Frank Davis says:

    Nigel Farage: Cameron should resign ‘immediately’ if Leave wins
    Ukip leader Nigel Farage says David Cameron should resign “immediately” if he loses the referendum.

  21. Frank Davis says:


    With more than half of districts reporting results, Leave was ahead 51.6% to 48.4%.
    The edgy mood prompted wild swings in Asian stock markets. Japan’s Nikkei plummeted 3.1%. The Hang Seng in Hong Kong dropped 3.5%.
    Investors turned to safe haven assets like the Japanese yen, which soared against the dollar. Gold jumped more than 3%.

  22. harleyrider1978 says:




  23. harleyrider1978 says:

    BBC just announced leave wins it

  24. Frank Davis says:

    Sky News has called the British Referendum – OUT!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. harleyrider1978 says:

    Ive also been busy tearing Mr bloombergs facebook page up with our stuff that fat ass loser

  26. Frank Davis says:

    It’s All Over: BBC, Sky, ITV Call Its A Brexit: “Leave Wins”

  27. harleyrider1978 says:

    It is now the beginning of the end for the public health Nazis its so coming to an end

  28. harleyrider1978 says:
  29. Frank Davis says:

    Drudge Report


  30. Frank Davis says:

    I’m going to sleep now. And to dream very deep dreams.

  31. harleyrider1978 says:

    Market closed



    -588.00 -3.28%



    Jun 23, 2016 11:03 p.m.

    Quotes are delayed by 10 min

    Previous close


  32. harleyrider1978 says:

    looks like the plastic money is melting away finally

  33. waltc says:

    been out of combat and off line for a week (and likely for at least the next week too) but FOX News just reported Leave won (and to hell with the jittery markets) so I had to get on to express my congratulations ,joy, relief, and even hope for the rest of us. Now on to Frexit, Grexit, and F’kit to the EU. Good job, Brits!

  34. nisakiman says:

    All the votes are not yet counted, but Brexit are more than a million votes ahead. And already Wilders in Holland and Le Pen in France are calling for their own referenda. The snowball has been pushed over the edge of the mountain, and can only gather speed and force as it descends.

    • nisakiman says:

      Interestingly, on the BBC news home page, there is no mention anywhere of the referendum unless you scroll down to click on the ‘Politics’ box! Sour grapes?

    • smokingscot says:

      It’s also opened up the (almost certain) likelihood of yet another Scottish “Independence Referendum”. So says the Sturgeon.

      It’s freaky being in a town where “remain” was the default:

      I’ve been pondering what the SNP have got to offer the Scots. Certainly the “oil ” thing’s a dead duck – and even a loathing for the Tory party doesn’t quite hack it, seeing as they scored rather well at the last Assembly Elections in May of this year (and the Tories up here are the only party resolutely opposed to independence). No way they can ever expect to keep the Pound (which in due course will rebound strongly).

      So the only thing I can see them using as an excuse is that we – as a nation – voted to remain. And we’ll get the Euro, plus all the obligations we’ll face as a part of the Euro area, like bailing out Southern States.

      Yet only two years ago the EU leaders said the last thing they wanted to see were little bitty regions going it alone – and were very opposed to an independent Scotland.

      Will they change their tune and risk things like Catalonia as well as the Basques and a whole bunch of other regional areas separating within the EU umbrella?

      Personally I think not – and there’s a very real possibility a far more charismatic PM as well as a far more competent Chancellor emerging in Westminster.

      Fortunately Wales went with the English, so they’ll stay with big brother.

      Sturgeon may be a total loon when it comes to independence, but she knows another no vote up here will kill her career and put the whole issue of independence to bed for at least another generation. Will she risk it?

      Yup, as you imply, interesting times ahead! Oh and let’s not forget the people of Spain go to the polls on the 26th of this month. That should be amusing!

  35. Marvin says:

    What a fantastic result :) After all the propaganda from the media, the government, big business, various assorted “experts” and all those on the EU gravy-train, not to mention the murder of the MP, we did it. The “elite” have just been given a f*cking good kicking by the “plebs”. I am so proud of those who voted leave in the face of all of that. What we need now is a government that BELIEVES in Brexit……………..oh and Nigel for PM

  36. Rose says:

    It’s a bright new day here and my shoulders are starting to relax.

  37. Rose says:

    David Cameron RESIGNS as Britain leaves the EU
    8:20, Fri, Jun 24

    “Mr Cameron stepped down in a statement outside Number 10.

    The Prime Minister said he will continue with his Cabinet for the next three months.

    In an emotional speech: He said: “I love this country, I feel honoured to have served it and I will do everything I can in the future to help it succeed.”

  38. Manfred says:

    Congratulations to you all who willed BREXIT in the UK. A line in the sand for democracy and the will of the people. Here in NZ, the sycophantic eco-Marxists of the MSM peddle their disdain and contempt for democracy, ‘blaming’ the victory on extreme right wing politics, a point usually made between metaphorical retching and moans of end times. They ‘feel’ the broken ‘narrative’, they vicariously experience the visceral separation from the Kollectiv in Brussels. They are victims who never understood democracy. Thus far, only one well known NZ MP has articulated that this is a triumph for democracy and in so many words, the ruling elite with the low intellectual wattage MSM in tow should watch their backs.

  39. Margo Jackson says:

    My will to live has returned! Next question: will we be allowed to leave?

  40. yvonnebones says:

    Just goes to show what happens when you mess with a working wo/man’s fags. pubs and sticky toffee.

  41. garyk30 says:

    Brussels, you have a problem.

    The UK is the second largest net contributor to the EU budget and is responsible for about 1/8th of the EU budget.

    guess the bureaucrats will have to take a big pay cut.

    • beobrigitte says:

      guess the bureaucrats will have to take a big pay cut.
      Nope. The likes of ASH et al will pick it up.

      • Harleyrider1978 says:

        Ash is govmnt funded and they don’t get billions a month to pick up the uk eu tribute each month.

        Now Brexit had won it means the uk government will now have to watch it’s money big time and start cutting costs meaning ash and similar groups will soon likely be begging on the streets for money

  42. beobrigitte says:

    I wasn’t going to watch any BBC today. However, I received a lot of texts today. One lamenting the future cost to travel to Britain. I texted back that my being possibly re-classified as a human being is worth more than money.
    Eagerly awaiting a chance to kick Debbie’s arse until I break my big toe.

    To Dave; you didn’t listen to the people. Surprised?

    • Harleyrider1978 says:

      Appears my first post was right at the top lmao!

      Again thanks Brits for leading the charge against the globalists who have criminalizes us all

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