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YouGov Are Asking Whether Benefit Claimants Should Be Allowed To Vote

March 26, 2018

Same Difference is deeply upset by this YouGov poll question. Of course, we answered that benefit claimants should be allowed to vote.

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  1. mili68 permalink
    March 26, 2018 5:07 am

    Reblogged this on disabledsingleparent.

  2. March 26, 2018 6:28 am

    What am I thinking? I’m thinking is there any level the Conservative Party will not stoop to to try and win more votes.

    I’m thinking they’re a bunch of absolute cunts.

    I’m thinking a great deal but if I expand on all the reasons why nobody should vote for the fucked up Tories I’ll be here all day (and then some).

  3. Justin permalink
    March 26, 2018 8:09 am

    Another level of discrimination from the lying tory party, perhaps you gov should have another vote, should ministers and there advisors be allowed second homes, should minsters be allowed to claim massive expenses, should ministers travel first class, should ministers have subsidied food and drinks, should they have above pay scale rises every year and should they have excessively long holiday periods than everyone else, should every job that used to be done efficiently be carried out by not so efficient companies for excessive greed coming out of taxpayer money, should mp’s need top class hotels and flights( Travelodge and EasyJet can do) , should the cost of rebuilding hop come from the public purse, do the maths on that and look at the savings, go on you gov do polls like that then, instant winners and look at the saving for the uk

    • Alan Phillips permalink
      March 26, 2018 10:16 am

      So where should the money to money to rebuild the H O P come from if not the public purse?
      The building is a public building, it doesn’t belong to any particular political party, its the seat of Government and has been for hundreds of years! Of course it should come from the public purse.
      While your talking about lying MP’s it ain’t just the Tories who are doing it, Labour and the Scottish Nationals are just as good as are the Greens and Liberals remember the promises on education and Universities from the Liberals before they went into the b Coalition with the Tories??

      And if you want to cut the costs to the public purse the biggest waste is the monies from the public purse being spent on rebuilding Buckingham Palace for the laziest bunch of scroungers ever, That’s got to be the biggest council house hasn’t it?
      They are never called in for Work Assessments or made to fill out sheets saying how much work they have done!
      They should be covered by the Bedroom Tax, and Benefit Cap or call it something else if necessary what they are getting is money from the state therefore its benefits!!!
      The Queen gets £13.3 Million a year from the Privy purse, basically an almost tax free income!! A bit better than UC and its not cut if you sod off to Australia to watch the cricket/rugby or whatever for six weeks never mind be two hours late signing on!!!

      Its the rich wot gets the pleasure its the poor wot gets the blame!!!

      • Justin permalink
        March 26, 2018 5:52 pm

        it shoul;d not be rebuilt just move them into a more economically viable building, as to the royals I do agree they should pay some of the costs to rebuilding buck palace, as to lying mp’s well lets look at self harm caused by ftw, over 4k worth of suicides and 119,000 self harm attempts, caused by greedy incompetent companies , most of the time the medical reports were probably innacurate and who had to foot the bill for theis, was if the dwp or the nhs, the nhs did, why should errors made by greedy companies come out of the nhs, because we have a bunch of incompetent mp’s who are more than happy to spend 3 million on cheap booze, there should be a tightening up of the public purse and the austerity they like to talk about should start with them

  4. Lillipuff permalink
    March 26, 2018 9:38 am

    I’m thinking we are being sounded out on whether we are ready to accept right wing authoritarian fascist regime yet or if we need more priming by the MSM and British Broadcasting CONservatives with their right wing propaganda and hate.

  5. Irene Craig permalink
    March 26, 2018 10:21 am

    There’s no depth to which the Tories would stoop to, to hold onto power. A power they consistently abuse. They fail abysmally to represent the nation, it’s people, due to their avarice for money and power for their own ilk, we are descending into a 3Rd world country. The Tower would be toi good for them.

  6. Gerry Flynn permalink
    March 26, 2018 10:46 am

    Email your MPs. Inundate their boxes with complaints and concerns. Get them to raise constant questions. Make sure this gets hammered down pdq.

  7. creatorsnotconsumers permalink
    March 26, 2018 12:24 pm

    Reblogged this on Fear and loathing in Great Britain.

  8. Julia McConoughey-Shields permalink
    March 26, 2018 12:59 pm

    Since when did what you make or didn’t make determine whether you are a fully participating citizen?? The fact is that wages have been pretty much frozen since Thatcher, so more and more people are struggling and then you have the audacity to question whether they can vote after creating a situation that makes their lives so difficult? Rub salt in the wound why don’t you?? What kind of scum thinks this stuff up in the first place??

  9. March 26, 2018 1:02 pm

    Lord Ashcroft of Belize no doubt thinks non-domiciled people who don’t pay any tax should get extra votes.

  10. Marie permalink
    March 26, 2018 1:36 pm

    Where is the link to the poll? Because I can’t find it on YouGov website

    • Susan Fairweather permalink
      March 26, 2018 10:24 pm

      The website address is not the YouGov UK site … I cannot find it on the real site either. What is the g4-emea bit and why is it I believe this is fake. If not we need a hyperlink please.

      • TENACIOUSV permalink
        March 27, 2018 8:41 pm

        Agree Susan, something stinks here!

      • March 27, 2018 8:58 pm

        It was emailed to me. You need to be a member to see it.

  11. March 26, 2018 2:51 pm

    What is the link to this poll, I cannot find it to vote a big fat F OFF of course they should! Cannot have a democracy with the poor being barred from voting! Thats whats commonly known as fascism!

  12. March 26, 2018 3:35 pm

    Can you give me the link to this cote as the poll says .com and the you gov website is I hate the Tories with a passion and would not put it past them but as you have voted then a link would be available? Let’s hope it is not more division spreading from somewhere. It also surprises me how no major outlets have picked up on it?

    • March 26, 2018 7:18 pm

      Yeah I would like a verifiable source for this too please. It wouldn’t be hard to adjust or create a screenshot to add this question and obvs I don’t want to share if it isn’t authentic.

      • March 27, 2018 2:35 pm

        I am thinking that when you actually type in the url it is not found

    • March 27, 2018 9:00 pm

      It was emailed to me. You need to be a member to see it.

  13. March 26, 2018 3:36 pm

    Reblogged on Dissolve the UK plc. Home rule for the Four Nation`s

  14. roly bellamy permalink
    March 26, 2018 3:41 pm

    the royal family , ALL m.p.’s & civil servants are paid from public money ! 😦

  15. TENACIOUSV permalink
    March 26, 2018 4:15 pm


  16. commondeafie permalink
    March 26, 2018 4:49 pm

    Sadly YouGov will ask any question people want them to ask as long as the fee for doing so is paid… It doesn’t justify it, but that is worth keeping in mind. This is very unlikely to fuel government policy at this point in time.

    And yes, we should all totally vote against it if we can!

  17. jan bailey permalink
    March 26, 2018 5:19 pm

    A link to the poll would be useful

    • March 26, 2018 6:36 pm

      I took the screenshot myself. Feel free to use it where you like.

    • Stefan Morrell permalink
      March 26, 2018 6:46 pm

      It looks like this is a private poll, I’ve been all over YouGov looking for it. (With any luck I am wrong and someone else will post the info).

      • March 26, 2018 6:55 pm

        I got the poll on email. I’m happy to forward. And I took the screenshot myself and dont mind my email showing.

  18. March 26, 2018 5:21 pm

    Reblogged this on sdbast.

  19. Stefan Morrell permalink
    March 26, 2018 6:48 pm

    I’m going to repost this to my social media, but please note there’s a clear text email address obviously visible in the other browser tab. I’ll obscure it before reposting, you might want to edit the image likewise.

  20. Steven Wheeler permalink
    March 26, 2018 7:07 pm

    Does anybody know who commissioned the poll?

  21. Matzz permalink
    March 26, 2018 8:02 pm

    Who would want the question to be researched? is there any organised opinion suggesting benefit claimants should be like criminals and foreigners (denied the vote)? If it appears it implies to some being asked that it is a legitimate opinion so may prompt people to say they support the proposal as they might want to appear to conform the “normal” opinion

    • Steven Wheeler permalink
      March 26, 2018 8:28 pm

      Presumably it’s being commissioned by a newspaper. I can’t think of anyone else who would want to know the answer and would be able to afford the research. The Times use YouGov quite a lot so it could be them. I expect we’ll see an article about it in the next few days if it is.

  22. Jason Russell permalink
    March 26, 2018 8:23 pm

    Yougov was co-founded by Tory MP Nadhim Zahawi – He of the heated stables expenses claim amongst others

  23. Strat permalink
    March 26, 2018 9:33 pm

    Where is the link to the poll? Because I can’t find it on YouGov website. Moreover, the
    actual yougov site is a suffix, not a .com. Please provide provenance.

    • March 26, 2018 10:03 pm

      The poll was emailed to me and I took the screenshot myself. I’m happy to forward the email if you provide an email address- though not sure the link will work if you’re not signed up to take surveys.

      • Strat permalink
        March 26, 2018 11:06 pm

        My email address is in the details of this post below. I’d appreciate it if you were to forward the email. 🙂

        Also: the screenshot is of a site, but the actual YouGov has a suffix. Is there a reason for this?

    • March 26, 2018 11:33 pm

      YouGov will show as in the UK, but Wikipedia gives a .com address for their website. And since they operate in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific I’d imagine they have a few domains.

      I went to the URL at the screenshot, which redirected me to a account logon screen. Since I don’t much want to join them I didn’t go any further. However, I’m pretty sure it’s a genuine YouGov page in the screenshot.

      However, that doesn’t say anything about who commissioned the research or for what purpose. As someone else said, it may be a newspaper.

    • March 27, 2018 12:16 pm and are both owned by YouGov Plc –

      “British citizens who receive more money from welfare benefits than they pay in taxes”

      Which bit of – NATIONAL INSURANCE – are yougov lowlife pretending to not understand

      All of those murdering, torturing, Vulnerable Adult Abusing, Hate Criminal, Corrupt, Nonce, Public Sector Fraudster Vermin PAY NO TAX . All the cash they sponge IS tax.

  24. March 27, 2018 1:23 am

    This is really depressing. Could someone please tell *how one can respond to the survey* (if anyone can respond to it, i.e. if respondants are not restricted). For so doing – responding in the right way – would be something at least. That said, following the money and thinking about who commissioned it might be worthwhile.

  25. March 27, 2018 3:30 am

    I wrote this earlier. I decided to join YouGov to investigate, here is what I found. It’s very worrying. Hope you’re OK Sarah xxx –

  26. March 27, 2018 2:34 pm

    I am thinking that when you actually type in the url it is not found

  27. Marie permalink
    March 27, 2018 3:18 pm

    Is this what they call fake news, or is it just lazy blogging, dependent on other scaremongers repeating unchecked nonsense all over the internet. Do you actually check ANYTHING for authenticity before posting? If not then this site is run by a scaremonger more interested in internet hits than factual information, and as such is not really worth visiting. It’s not the first time I’ve noticed stuff posted here that isn’t verifiable anywhere else. You appear to me to be far more interested in attracting the kind of follower that doesn’t need any verification before becoming outraged, than actual information. As a disabled person, I appreciate FACTS, rather than blindly copying you without being provided with, or searching for evidence. PLEASE PROVIDE THE LINK FROM YOUGOV’S UK SITE…to verify it…if you bothered looking for it as I and other discerning people did. Otherwise the only conclusion can be that this blog is content to lead disabled people, and anyone else down blind alleys for the sake of a bit of publicity. As a Labour voter who despises the Tories (and by association YouGov Uk) I refuse to repeat BS and be made to look like a fool for your ego. BTW is not the UK site

    • March 27, 2018 4:51 pm

      I get Yougov surveys by email and took the screenshot myself. Only Yougov members get these surveys.
      As for the rest of my content, I link back to EVERY source in the first line of EVERY post.

    • March 27, 2018 6:59 pm

      Don’t you just hate (probably fake) Trolls, desperate to muddy the water.

      >”without being provided with, or searching for evidence”
      Which bit of “SCREENSHOT” do you not understand?

      >”It’s not the first time I’ve noticed stuff posted here that isn’t verifiable anywhere else.”
      You mean – isn’t REPORTED anywhere else.
      You would rather *believe* EVIDENCE free POLITICAL propaganda and BS from BRIBED fakes? (dns, dpac, druk etc. etc. ?)

      It’s an EMAIL SURVEY… NOT on YOUGOV’S public websites. Which bit of that did you not understand? and are both owned by YouGov Plc –
      Which bit of that did you not understand?

      >”and be made to look like a fool”
      You do that by yourself.

      >”As a Labour voter”
      That explains the Hate.
      Here’s some more stuff from Planet Earth for you to ignore –
      Jeremy Corbyns South Wales Police –

      Jeremy Corbyns Work and Pensions Committee –
      Jeremy Corbyns Welsh Government –
      Jeremy Corbyns ATOS/Unison Union fund Labour –

  28. Paul Chalmers permalink
    March 29, 2018 11:28 am

    Just wondering when the revolution starts democracy in UK is dead
    Possibly no one can become an MP unless they actually live and work in the constituents area for at least 10 years prior that alone should shift a lot of MPs
    Paul Chalmers


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