Monday, May 11, 2009
This has had the following interesting result in the South-East Euro division where the Conservatives entered as Conservative (and appear alphabetically where you expect the letter ‘C’ and the LibDems entered as Liberal Democrats (and appear after the Js and before the Ns). Which leaves ‘The Green Party’ and ‘The Labour Party’ listed together, in that order, down alphabetically amongst the T’s.
I wonder if this will make a difference for any bemused voters scanning this list:
British National Party
Christian Party ‘Proclaiming Christ’s Lordship’
Jury Team (who by the way do not have a full slate of candidates)
No2EU Yes to Democracy
Pro Democracy: Libertas EU
Socialist Labour Party
The Green Party
The Labour Party
The Peace Party: Non-violence, Justice, Environment
The Roman Party: Ave!
United Kingdom First
United Kingdom Impotence Party
If ‘The’ Greens and ‘The’ Labour had got themselves listed as G and L they would have appeared as fifth and seventh on the list respectively, instead of at tenth and eleventh and pushed us down from sixth to eight in the list. Exactly in the middle of the paper.
How has the Alphabet played out in other regions?
The point about the Jury Team shortfall is that it suggests that everybody who applied for a Jury listing got in. Wonder what mixed bag is involved there.. And by the way I trust everyone spotted the one ‘Deliberate Mistake’ in the spelling of party names above…