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Notalot Votes!

October 28, 2020

By Paul Homewood


Not very scientific I know, but just for a bit of fun, a poll:



The poll does not allow for alternative choices, but feel free to use comments to vote for alternatives, and I will summarise them later. I have stuck to the usual pollsters’ methodology of just listing the main party leaders.

  1. October 28, 2020 9:05 am

    OK! I chose the “Saudi Arabia of Wind” Boris rather than the ever vacillating Starmer or the insufferably pompous and technically hollowed out Davey. But oh! what dismal choices the UK faces, Paul!

    • October 28, 2020 9:16 am

      I agree Hugh, but it’s such a dismal choice. My only hope is that Boris will revert to the climate scepticism he espoused when he was Mayor of London and best mates with arch sceptic (climate and lockdown) Piers Corbyn.

      • October 28, 2020 12:52 pm

        Well, if you think our choice is dismal, how do you think that voters in the US feel just now ? Between Scylla & Charybdis or Mork & Mindy ?

    • Pancho Plail permalink
      October 28, 2020 11:49 am

      Maureen for PM, Paul for everything else

    • mwhite permalink
      October 28, 2020 6:27 pm

      If that’s my only choice my ballot paper will be going into the box in small pieces. Roll on March.

  2. Mark Sullivan permalink
    October 28, 2020 9:13 am

    Come on Paul, where is None of the above?

    • Up2snuff permalink
      October 28, 2020 5:01 pm

      Yes, I need a ‘None of the Above’ option, too. I wish David Cameron having had the courage to call the EU Referendum, had also had the courage to file the Article 50 notice in Brussels first thing on Monday 27th June 2016 and to stick to his pledge to fulfil the voters wishes. Yes, the Whitehall and Parliamentary ranks would have been against him for much of the way for the next two years but he would have been a brave and honourable man.

      Instead, David Cameron took the cowards way out of office.

      Ironic, he would now be a hero, still in No.10 and sitting on an 80 or more seat majority.

      Instead, he – like his successor – is forgotten or treated with scorn by keen Remainers, Remain voters who respect democracy and enthusiastic Brexiteers alike. I am in that last group.

  3. Harry Passfield permalink
    October 28, 2020 9:15 am

    Had to cross my fingers and spit when I chose BJ. Such a great disappointment, yet, who else is there? It was a very small sample.

  4. Pat Swords permalink
    October 28, 2020 9:17 am

    Somewhat off topic, but today in Ireland Dr Strangelove announced you couldn’t come home for Christmas to visit the internment camp:

    There is, although regretfully a small number, of dissenters, who like those locked in to totalitarian countries in the past, took heart at an excellent speech made in your House of Commons:

  5. John Palmer permalink
    October 28, 2020 9:18 am

    A revolver and a bottle of good malt, please!

  6. October 28, 2020 9:24 am

    Paul Homewood for PM!

    • Up2snuff permalink
      October 28, 2020 5:28 pm

      Paul Homewood for PM? At least the nation’s books would balance and chronic economic mismanagement might be a thing of the past. 🙂 More accountants in Parliament, please.

  7. October 28, 2020 9:33 am

    I cant vote for any of them (it’s like being asked if you would rather be shot, stabbed or poisoned ); there should be the option ON ALL poling slips of ‘None of the above’.

    I voted rejoin (because together we are stronger & safer), BUT the EU system needs a vast overhaul

    Paul; Now you’ve had a poll, will you have a Czechoslovakian ?

    • Stonyground permalink
      October 28, 2020 12:38 pm

      The EU isn’t going to get a vast overhaul, ever. The people who run it don’t want it overhauled, they like it the way it is and run it that way on purpose. Leaving is the only choice for those who do not want unelected bureaucrats running their lives and picking their pockets in perpetuity.

      • Up2snuff permalink
        October 28, 2020 6:16 pm

        I think you are right about the EU’s shady background characters and their desire to keep things just as they are.

        I also think or wonder whether Mutti has realised this and has decided to to undermine the EU and bring it to its knees by the old anti-Communist trick of subversion. Seems to be doing pretty well so far but she has not long to go now.

  8. Will Davis permalink
    October 28, 2020 9:37 am

    None of the listed for PM thanks. Happy to leave the EU asap.

    • Mack permalink
      October 28, 2020 11:40 am


    • Pancho Plail permalink
      October 28, 2020 11:52 am

      Well, in theory we have already. Just need the lawyers to sort out the divorce settlement. I for one wish they would stop sending their “kids” across the channel until custody is sorted.

  9. October 28, 2020 9:37 am

    Well, it is a bit like the difficult choice between (a) being buggered with a rag man’s trumpet, (b) being boiled alive or (c) being hanged, drawn & quartered.

    It is true that BJ has a small and ignored group of backbenchers who do have a bit of a clue.

    That’s the only reason I can think of for voting for him in preference to the even more incompetent and obnoxious alternatives.

  10. ThinkingScientist permalink
    October 28, 2020 9:38 am

    None of the above for the first question.
    No to the second.

    • Colin R Brooks permalink
      October 28, 2020 12:35 pm

      Agree 100%

  11. Tim Leeney permalink
    October 28, 2020 9:41 am

    Boris’s position at the next COP is what interests me: anything he says about climate at present is not worth worrying about. He has too much on his plate to risk starting another argument. I just hope that he blows the whole carbon scam out of the water next year, and banks the money saved on our behalf.

    • Bertie permalink
      October 28, 2020 3:39 pm

      Carrie won’t let him say anything contrary to the green agenda. He doesn’t like going without his nookie!

  12. Tony permalink
    October 28, 2020 9:46 am

    Why not a ‘None of the above’ box on the first list?

  13. Mad Mike permalink
    October 28, 2020 10:25 am

    What a choice, a clown, a non-entity and who?

    I’m surprised Nigel is not in the frame. Can a lord be the PM? If so I’d go for Lord Charles Moore off the top of my head.

    As for leaving the EU, I’ll let you know when we finally do.

    • Colin R Brooks permalink
      October 28, 2020 12:38 pm

      Nigel refuses to be PM, I stopped paying the Brexit party £100/month because of that, in the end Nigel made Boris PM to avoid being in the frontline.

  14. Ben Vorlich permalink
    October 28, 2020 10:26 am

    Can I answer none of the above to the PM question?

    For me being in the EU was better than being out, especially out with a mediocre journalist as PM. But it’s a very different world now and rejoining on different terms doesn’t seem sensible. Nor will prevent the breakup of the UK, one of the reasons I was in the remain camp. I never really bought into the EU made us do it argument of British Jobsworths who are currently having a golden age.

  15. Vernon E permalink
    October 28, 2020 10:26 am

    None of the above to the first question. No to the second.

  16. Peter MacFarlane permalink
    October 28, 2020 10:32 am

    “BUT the EU system needs a vast overhaul ”

    Any ideas how you might do that?

    Has anyone tried before, just wondering…

  17. Harry Davidson permalink
    October 28, 2020 10:54 am

    I urge everyone, especially Labour supporters, to think about Starmer’s record on rape. Hiding the Rotherham grooming gangs files and letting hundreds of underage girls continue their suffering, dropping all but one charge against Warboys so he would have got out quite quickly were it not for Carrie Symonds’ campaign, his reaction to the de Freitas suicide that has led to complainants evidence not being trusted by juries – just as he was told it would, his shutting down of the Jimmy Saville investigation.

    One I would easily accept as bad luck or a once off bad judgement. But there are too many.

    • Dan permalink
      October 28, 2020 1:51 pm


      Seems you need to review your info on this given that the scandle has its start in the mid 1970’s with ligitation only really starting in the near d 2000, and still ongoing. This implicates all parties and many standing MPs.

      • Harry Davidson permalink
        October 28, 2020 4:39 pm

        As I referred to four scandals, it is impossible to know what you referring to. BTW, my information is solid, I check carefully.

  18. October 28, 2020 11:03 am

    Could we have a fourth option for Question 1 – Somebody who knows what they are doing.

  19. Geoff B permalink
    October 28, 2020 11:06 am

    Fidel Castro as “benevolent” dictator would be my choice, his mistake was getting into bed with Krushchev. The American sanctions, after the missile crisis, ruined the Cuban economy. Mind you the events here in the last 6 months look like we are in a dictatorship. The best man to run it is Piers Corbyn, well known sceptic; not to be confused with Piers Morgan, well known gobshite. God help us…….
    EU No Its a retirement home, with pension, for failed politicians.

    • Pancho Plail permalink
      October 28, 2020 11:54 am

      Considering he died 4 years ago I still think he would do a better job than any of the candidates listed.

  20. Lizzie permalink
    October 28, 2020 11:19 am

    Like others I only voted for Boris as I don’t fancy either of the other two, especially after hearing Ed Davey on the radio this morning re Covid.

  21. Peter permalink
    October 28, 2020 11:28 am

    It is a sad commentary on the present political situation when the only choice you have is ‘least worst’.

  22. October 28, 2020 11:29 am

    Laurence Fox (Reclaim Party) for PM.
    Got to try something completely new.

    I think that if we are to escape some form of revolution/time of disturbance, we really need to get hold of our country’s Politics by the scruff of the neck and get peaceful, meaningful change.


  23. Pancho Plail permalink
    October 28, 2020 11:56 am

    Thanks Paul, a bit of fun is a rare commodity these days.

  24. MrGrimNasty permalink
    October 28, 2020 11:56 am

    None of them for PM, I wish BJ would start being a PM!

    The EU continues to show their utter contempt for the UK and our sovereignty and rights, who would want to go back to being their patsy?

    Obviously these polls will show what sort of people gravitate to your site, not general UK feelings.

  25. The Man at the Back permalink
    October 28, 2020 12:01 pm

    Question one just needs an extra box “ None of the above”

  26. Broadlands permalink
    October 28, 2020 12:06 pm

    What about Mr. Attenborough? with a polar bear logo.

  27. CheshireRed permalink
    October 28, 2020 12:08 pm

    Trump would be a fantastic UK PM.
    Rejoin the EU? Never.

    • slingshot permalink
      October 28, 2020 5:40 pm

      I’m with you there. If Trump loses, he could come here and take over from BJ

  28. Alan Haile permalink
    October 28, 2020 12:13 pm

    I find it hard to believe that anyone who reads this site would want Ed Davey as PM.

  29. Tim. permalink
    October 28, 2020 12:14 pm

    The second box gives me ‘server malfunction’ using Firefox.

    • October 28, 2020 1:53 pm

      OK on my firefox

      • Tim. permalink
        October 28, 2020 9:31 pm

        It still says this ‘sever error, please try again’ every time I click on submit!

  30. John W.H.Scarffe permalink
    October 28, 2020 12:16 pm

    I agree with CheshireRed. Donald Trump – for PM !!

    • Broadlands permalink
      October 28, 2020 12:46 pm

      The socialist movement, the Black Lives Matter, and many academics in the US are giving Trump and his supporters a very tough time. The lure of “free stuff” is hard to overcome. And the “climate change” Green deal supporters are not helping.

  31. October 28, 2020 12:51 pm

    Wish you had included wee burney. I enjoy every opportunity to vote against her.

  32. October 28, 2020 12:57 pm

    Definitely “None of the above” for Prime Minister! Ed Davey? OMG – potato head! My first choice would be to give Nigel Farage a chance. Second would be Owen Paterson. Third choice, our esteemed host Paul, of course 🙂

    Rejoin the EU?: NEVER, ever, ever. The Second World War (which I lived through) was fought to remain a free country – a sovereign nation – millions lost their lives – only for the europhile (and I think traitor) Heath to hand it back to Europe under the disguise of a Common Market! BAH!

  33. Simon Derricutt permalink
    October 28, 2020 1:13 pm

    Paul – like a lot of others I’ll note the absence of “none of the above” on the first question. That would have probably garnered all the votes. As I see it, though, UK politics is in such a parlous state that BJ was probably the least-worst option, and I’d have held my nose and voted for that if I’d had a say.

    Again as I see things, the Grey Man had a plebiscite to take the UK into the EEA 4 decades ago, and not the EU, and the UK joining the EU was actually not constitutional. Illegal action by the government. Despite it being to my disadvantage, since I live in France and it will cause me problems, I’d still vote to leave the EU. If the EU could be reformed to promote less central control, I’d vote the other way, but at the moment it seems to be aiming for the EUSSR instead, with complex regulations about everything. The big success of the EU was in making wars between its members far more difficult, and thus avoiding them since its formation. The big failure was allowing full membership for poor countries before they’d achieved parity on wages and cost-of-living with the richer ones, thus leading to brain-drains on the poor countries and delaying that parity. A triumph of hope over experience is one way of putting that.

    Maybe the most-telling statistic is the number of EU citizens who went to the UK to work. The UK citizens going to the EU countries are largely, like me, retirees looking for better weather, lower house prices and lower cost of living. On the other hand, it’s probably hard to find a good plumber in Poland, or a good builder in the Czech republic, since they’re earning their living in other countries.

    It would be useful if people realised just how much they gain from immigration, though, rather than rail about how bad it is. Maybe also if they realised that having their working-age people emigrate because things are better in other countries is a loss, since it’s the best people who will be going. As such, the whole premise used in the “vote leave” campaign was largely a pack of lies.

    • Bertie permalink
      October 28, 2020 3:45 pm

      Immigration was not the ‘whole premise’, merely a sideshow – that is the misconception that the remainers had.

      • Devoncamel permalink
        October 29, 2020 7:20 pm

        Spot on Bertie, immigration was way down my list. I voted to stop failed politicos and their unelected puppet master bureaucrats ruling our lives.

  34. Peter permalink
    October 28, 2020 1:37 pm

    I’m not at all surprised by the results. Climate activists tend to be on the left of politics and approve of the idea of world governance, distribution of wealth, destruction of capitalism and all the other socialist objectives that are related to fighting alleged climate change.

    The same cause is also attractive to Liberals. They see the EU as a wonderful collaborative scheme with few disadvantages and see the green economy as an exciting utopia in the same optimistic way..Saving the planet is the ultimate opportunity for virtue signalling.

    Conservatives tend not to see climate problems through an ideological prism and judge different solutions on their merits. This includes judging the seriousness of the problem itself. They tend not to go on demonstrations or marches and may even challenge the group consensus.

  35. Penda100 permalink
    October 28, 2020 1:54 pm

    If we rejoin the EU, presumably conditional on also joining the Euro, it would not matter who was PM.

  36. Ian Wilson permalink
    October 28, 2020 3:07 pm

    Owen Paterson or John Redwood, though the former might rule himself out after his recent tragedy. The latter would make a superb Chancellor.

    • Bertie permalink
      October 28, 2020 3:47 pm

      Two good and competent politicians.

  37. Carbon Criminal permalink
    October 28, 2020 4:02 pm

    There are sound people here. I’d be interested to know a Trump Biden poll.

  38. David V permalink
    October 28, 2020 5:41 pm

    None of the above seems tempting but in reality the choice is Boris, Starmer or a wasted vote.

  39. Devoncamel permalink
    October 29, 2020 7:22 pm

    Spot on Bertie, immigration was way down my list. I voted to stop failed politicos and their unelected puppet master bureaucrats ruling our lives.

  40. Devoncamel permalink
    October 29, 2020 7:26 pm

    First question is Hobson’s choice second is a no brainer.

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