Yorkshire goes to the polls in European election

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YORKSHIRE goes to the polls today alongside the rest of the European Union in electing representatives for the European Parliament.

Yorkshire and Humber will elect six MEPs to cover the whole region. Ten parties are standing in the region - An Independence from Europe, the British National Party, the Conservatives, the English Democrats, the Green Party, the Labour Party, the Liberal Democrats, NO2EU, UKIP and Yorkshire First.

Polls open from 7am to 10pm, and the results will be announced at the election count in LeedsTown Hall from 10pm on Sunday once the polls across Europe have closed.

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9:20am Thu 22 May 14

andy fowler says...

What a shame it's not for York Council. Would be in the last hours of the disaster of Alexander and co.
What a shame it's not for York Council. Would be in the last hours of the disaster of Alexander and co. andy fowler
  • Score: -88

11:26am Thu 22 May 14

piaggio1 says...

Dont worry. Not long now.
Biggest shock to this lot is..they will have to get a REAL job.
Dont worry. Not long now. Biggest shock to this lot is..they will have to get a REAL job. piaggio1
  • Score: -119

11:32am Thu 22 May 14

Kevin Turvey says...

andy fowler says...
What a shame it's not for York Council. Would be in the last hours of the disaster of Alexander and co.

Good point but………….

I have a moral dilemma that I would encourage other posters to contribute their opinion to:

If Jimmy Alexander was to stand as a MP or a Euro MP would it be a good idea?

Initially I was thinking it would be good for York as he would be gone from york and out of our hair to do damage here locally.

But conversely if he was a MP or a Euro MP the argument is he could do more severe damage on a grander scale and is it better for everyone else in society that we take one for the team as it were?

Obviously in a free and open society he is at liberty to do what he wants – hence the problem as the world needs protecting from his delusions of grandeur and ability to cause maximum chaos for no benefit to anyone.

So on a bigger scale to protect humanity in general is it wiser that he is steered into a ‘better place’ where zero harm can come to others?

Thoughts anyone?.
andy fowler says... What a shame it's not for York Council. Would be in the last hours of the disaster of Alexander and co. Good point but…………. I have a moral dilemma that I would encourage other posters to contribute their opinion to: If Jimmy Alexander was to stand as a MP or a Euro MP would it be a good idea? Initially I was thinking it would be good for York as he would be gone from york and out of our hair to do damage here locally. But conversely if he was a MP or a Euro MP the argument is he could do more severe damage on a grander scale and is it better for everyone else in society that we take one for the team as it were? Obviously in a free and open society he is at liberty to do what he wants – hence the problem as the world needs protecting from his delusions of grandeur and ability to cause maximum chaos for no benefit to anyone. So on a bigger scale to protect humanity in general is it wiser that he is steered into a ‘better place’ where zero harm can come to others? Thoughts anyone?. Kevin Turvey
  • Score: -125

11:48am Thu 22 May 14

Eric Olthwaite says...

Kevin Turvey says...
Good point but………….

I have a moral dilemma that I would encourage other posters to contribute their opinion to:

If Jimmy Alexander was to stand as a MP or a Euro MP would it be a good idea?

Initially I was thinking it would be good for York as he would be gone from york and out of our hair to do damage here locally.

But conversely if he was a MP or a Euro MP the argument is he could do more severe damage on a grander scale and is it better for everyone else in society that we take one for the team as it were?

Obviously in a free and open society he is at liberty to do what he wants – hence the problem as the world needs protecting from his delusions of grandeur and ability to cause maximum chaos for no benefit to anyone.

So on a bigger scale to protect humanity in general is it wiser that he is steered into a ‘better place’ where zero harm can come to others?

Thoughts anyone?.



Kevin Turvey - interesting point.

My worry would be if we kept him here pretending that we liked him and valued his input as a selfless act to others that eventually he may well escape into the wider world not on our watch and at a time when the wider public are not ready for him and he may actually end up in a position that he really should not be in.

Perhaps a fully funded council visit to Dignitas in Switzland now would stop the issue from getting worse?
Kevin Turvey says... Good point but…………. I have a moral dilemma that I would encourage other posters to contribute their opinion to: If Jimmy Alexander was to stand as a MP or a Euro MP would it be a good idea? Initially I was thinking it would be good for York as he would be gone from york and out of our hair to do damage here locally. But conversely if he was a MP or a Euro MP the argument is he could do more severe damage on a grander scale and is it better for everyone else in society that we take one for the team as it were? Obviously in a free and open society he is at liberty to do what he wants – hence the problem as the world needs protecting from his delusions of grandeur and ability to cause maximum chaos for no benefit to anyone. So on a bigger scale to protect humanity in general is it wiser that he is steered into a ‘better place’ where zero harm can come to others? Thoughts anyone?. Kevin Turvey - interesting point. My worry would be if we kept him here pretending that we liked him and valued his input as a selfless act to others that eventually he may well escape into the wider world not on our watch and at a time when the wider public are not ready for him and he may actually end up in a position that he really should not be in. Perhaps a fully funded council visit to Dignitas in Switzland now would stop the issue from getting worse? Eric Olthwaite
  • Score: -84

1:22pm Thu 22 May 14

andy fowler says...

Eric Olthwaite wrote:
Kevin Turvey says...
Good point but………….

I have a moral dilemma that I would encourage other posters to contribute their opinion to:

If Jimmy Alexander was to stand as a MP or a Euro MP would it be a good idea?

Initially I was thinking it would be good for York as he would be gone from york and out of our hair to do damage here locally.

But conversely if he was a MP or a Euro MP the argument is he could do more severe damage on a grander scale and is it better for everyone else in society that we take one for the team as it were?

Obviously in a free and open society he is at liberty to do what he wants – hence the problem as the world needs protecting from his delusions of grandeur and ability to cause maximum chaos for no benefit to anyone.

So on a bigger scale to protect humanity in general is it wiser that he is steered into a ‘better place’ where zero harm can come to others?

Thoughts anyone?.



Kevin Turvey - interesting point.

My worry would be if we kept him here pretending that we liked him and valued his input as a selfless act to others that eventually he may well escape into the wider world not on our watch and at a time when the wider public are not ready for him and he may actually end up in a position that he really should not be in.

Perhaps a fully funded council visit to Dignitas in Switzland now would stop the issue from getting worse?
Good idea, Alexander is a nightmare on a national stage if he were to get elected to wider power. He has the potential to be a national dictator.
[quote][p][bold]Eric Olthwaite[/bold] wrote: Kevin Turvey says... Good point but…………. I have a moral dilemma that I would encourage other posters to contribute their opinion to: If Jimmy Alexander was to stand as a MP or a Euro MP would it be a good idea? Initially I was thinking it would be good for York as he would be gone from york and out of our hair to do damage here locally. But conversely if he was a MP or a Euro MP the argument is he could do more severe damage on a grander scale and is it better for everyone else in society that we take one for the team as it were? Obviously in a free and open society he is at liberty to do what he wants – hence the problem as the world needs protecting from his delusions of grandeur and ability to cause maximum chaos for no benefit to anyone. So on a bigger scale to protect humanity in general is it wiser that he is steered into a ‘better place’ where zero harm can come to others? Thoughts anyone?. Kevin Turvey - interesting point. My worry would be if we kept him here pretending that we liked him and valued his input as a selfless act to others that eventually he may well escape into the wider world not on our watch and at a time when the wider public are not ready for him and he may actually end up in a position that he really should not be in. Perhaps a fully funded council visit to Dignitas in Switzland now would stop the issue from getting worse?[/p][/quote]Good idea, Alexander is a nightmare on a national stage if he were to get elected to wider power. He has the potential to be a national dictator. andy fowler
  • Score: -60

8:33pm Thu 22 May 14

Y.I.P. says...

andy fowler wrote:
What a shame it's not for York Council. Would be in the last hours of the disaster of Alexander and co.
Standby Andy we need a plan first,need to get our act togethert,and don't forget they will have more time to make more mistakes by next year
[quote][p][bold]andy fowler[/bold] wrote: What a shame it's not for York Council. Would be in the last hours of the disaster of Alexander and co.[/p][/quote]Standby Andy we need a plan first,need to get our act togethert,and don't forget they will have more time to make more mistakes by next year Y.I.P.
  • Score: -38

8:51pm Thu 22 May 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

Feeding the control system and the crooks who need your vote to perpetuate the never-ending shafting, division and schisms that so many are victim to.

None of them get my vote. Criminals.
Feeding the control system and the crooks who need your vote to perpetuate the never-ending shafting, division and schisms that so many are victim to. None of them get my vote. Criminals. Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: 79

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