Author Topic: Do you know what's Best for Britain?  (Read 1582 times)

Dr Rock

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Re: Do you know what's Best for Britain?
« Reply #30 on: November 02, 2019, 08:38:50 PM »
bring back blakes 7

Re: Do you know what's Best for Britain?
« Reply #31 on: November 02, 2019, 08:40:49 PM »
The original series of V seems to be where we are right now.

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Re: Do you know what's Best for Britain?
« Reply #32 on: November 03, 2019, 10:49:15 AM »
A bit of a ruck has developed in the People's Vote campaign group; focussed around this Best For Britain website's "tactical"* voting advice. The Guardian, here disingenuously mentioning Best For Britain as if they are presenting the most effective advice for voters ("the main tactical voting site currently operating, run by the Best for Britain campaign") compared to other tactical voting sites:

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/nov/03/civil-war-in-peoples-vote-puts-at-risk-tactical-voting-for-referendum

Cunts

*get the Tories back in power

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Re: Do you know what's Best for Britain?
« Reply #33 on: November 03, 2019, 12:54:18 PM »
I don’t know why someone hasn’t thought of this before, it’s a genius piece of shithousery: always suggest voting for one party regardless. It’s advisory so I doubt they’re breaking any rules, and their argument can be “well, every vote counts so no such thing as a lost cause, and we think you should always vote for Party XYZ”.

It’ll spread like wildfire among the quasi-informed Emma Kennedy twitter set, and maybe 15% of people will figure out it’s rigged after a few months. Who cares? We’ll all be MPs by then!

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Re: Do you know what's Best for Britain?
« Reply #34 on: November 03, 2019, 12:58:56 PM »
The logic is all in the front end.


Oh my fucking god. What a useless bunch of cunts.

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Re: Do you know what's Best for Britain?
« Reply #35 on: November 03, 2019, 01:14:42 PM »
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/general-election-latest-tactical-voting-vince-cable-stop-brexit-boris-johnson-a9182371.html

Vince Cable suggesting a more nuanced approach there, whilst the Best For Britain people don't mention that their dumb script just defaults to LibDem in marginals even when Labour stand the better chance of toppling the Tories.

Re: Do you know what's Best for Britain?
« Reply #36 on: November 03, 2019, 01:15:56 PM »
Pastebin dump of their code. The logic is all in the front end. It's a chain of if statements.

https://pastebin.com/rK9Tct0t

Guess what it defaults to if you're in a tory marginal.

The lack of talent in the Lib Dems runs so deep that they don't have a single person who knows what a dictionary is.

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Re: Do you know what's Best for Britain?
« Reply #37 on: November 03, 2019, 09:54:33 PM »
Pastebin dump of their code. The logic is all in the front end. It's a chain of if statements.

Not sure that’s true - seems to get the recommendations from a file on the server called NewData.json unless I missed something.

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Re: Do you know what's Best for Britain?
« Reply #38 on: November 04, 2019, 06:55:19 AM »
Have they changed this article, as it now reports on the LibDem bias and is headlined "Tactical voting website criticised for 'bogus' advice"?

Yes, they have, the sneaky bastards. Normally, they list the changes they've made when an article has been updated. Mind you, the list would be longer than the article in this case.

Re: Do you know what's Best for Britain?
« Reply #39 on: November 04, 2019, 03:35:00 PM »
Just found this little nugget on the getvoting.org site: "Some candidates have been asked to sign our pledge before we can recommend them." So there you have it - they're not recommending the candidate who they believe has the outright best chance of beating the Tories; they're recommending the candidate who they believe has the best chance of beating the Tories who has also signed their mysterious pledge. It doesn't seem to say anywhere what that pledge is. But I suspect it sheds some light over why some of their recommendations seem to be be somewhat more biased in a particular direction than one might expect.

Re: Do you know what's Best for Britain?
« Reply #40 on: November 06, 2019, 02:35:59 PM »


Best get the lens cleaner, these optics are covered in shit.

Re: Do you know what's Best for Britain?
« Reply #41 on: November 06, 2019, 02:41:24 PM »
It directed me to Labour, which was a surprise. Dunno if they've tweaked it.

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Re: Do you know what's Best for Britain?
« Reply #42 on: November 06, 2019, 03:54:59 PM »
Still telling me to vote Lib Dem.

2017 here was Con 53.7, Lab 29.8, Lib 12.2.

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Re: Do you know what's Best for Britain?
« Reply #43 on: November 06, 2019, 03:59:25 PM »
Still lyingly telling me to vote LibDem in Hendon, where it's neck and neck between Tory and Labour (about than a thousand votes difference last time) and LibDems are nowhere (got about a thousand votes last time).


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Re: Do you know what's Best for Britain?
« Reply #44 on: November 06, 2019, 04:03:49 PM »
Just noticed there's a little graph.



Oh well that completely makes sense now i can see where they're getting their info from. I'm off to get a Swinson tattoo.

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Re: Do you know what's Best for Britain?
« Reply #45 on: November 06, 2019, 04:12:39 PM »
Oh same here



in 2017 they got 3.8% of the vote. They are saying that's going to go to 27%. And 13% of those votes will come from the Tories (who got 47% vote share in 2017). Madness.

Re: Do you know what's Best for Britain?
« Reply #46 on: November 06, 2019, 09:16:42 PM »
Swinson will be PM, oh yes. Her panties are soaked in her wet dream, and orgasm will commence shortly, like the Queen in See. Praying for success via mutual masturbation. It is indeed the blind leading the blind.