Monday 26 February 2024

2024 Predictions Compo: Putin Election Update

 One of the questions in this year's Predictions Compo is:

  • Size of V. Putin's share of the Russian vote (as announced)
I have news from my quite-good-but-not-wholly-reliable Russian sources that the answer will be not unadjacent to 87%.

Just saying.



Anonymous said...

I've heard that Starmer will be getting the same - or so the ONS says.

electro-kevin said...

Well... Rayner will be getting that in the general election after next.

(Votes for 16s - not old enough to be trusted with party poppers and too young to be guilty of joining ISIS.)

Anonymous said...

Haha ”…not not adjacent…” ?

Bill Quango MP said...

He will be very disappointed.

“ Vladimir Putin addressed the Nation stressing that ‘He is listening’ to the concerns of the voters.
Having been returned with just 87% of the vote, Putin celebrated a muted victory.
He promised that ‘lessons will be learned.’

87% is the lowest number of votes ever cast for a Russian Premier called Vladimir Putin. Some say this was a result of the DeNazification of Ukraine policy.
Others, that it was incompetence of officials. And a rating of 98.7% was what was required, but a typo was made.
98.7% is the usual amount of votes Putin receives in free and fair elections.”

Wildgoose said...

Voting irregularities. Peaceful, unarmed protests subjected to an unprecedented crackdown, gaoling protestors on trumped-up charges, with the military called in to guard the installation by the apparatchiks of the illegitimate Biden Regime...

Nick Drew said...

Kev - post coming on that soon

electro-kevin said...

Looking forward to it, Nick.

I enjoyed your piece on generals very much.

Peter MacFarlane said...

Only 87%?

I'd advise the election officials to keep away from the windows in tall buildings.

Remember what happened to those responsible for the 1937 census in the USSR?

Anonymous said...

Alas no Russian figures, not good for Western European leaders.

I do wonder if the Indian poll is taken to mean "Are you Hindu or Moslem?"

Anonymous said...

OT. I'm quite impressed with the Houthis, 7 years of Saudi bombing and they're still the only nation fighting the genocide as best they can. Fair play to them.

"The first reports of damage to submarine cables off the coast of Yemen began emerged on Monday morning, with Israeli news outlet Globes claiming that four cables (EIG, AAE-1, Seacom and TGN-EA) had experienced damage. Seacom has reportedly confirmed damage to a cable it operates on a stretch between Kenya and Egypt."

Nick Drew said...

Peter M - that episode deserves wider general knowledge

many a lying git in a position of authority has said "that can't be right - we need to fix it": Stalin's was that reaction taken to the ultimate degree

the VW emissions affair comes to mind

I recall that when he introduced the Daily Mirror million-pound lottery, Robert Maxwell privately supervised the first draw. The winner was a bank clerk from a London suburb. No, says Maxwell, we're not having that - and proceeded to select a suitable winner by hand, himself: some poor widow from a northern town or similar

Anonymous said...

ND - comments? If printable.

Britain’s power stations are to command record prices to keep the lights on later this decade, amid concerns over a lack of electricity supply to meet a boom in demand. Plants secured an all-time high price of £65 a kilowatt per year for 2027-28 in a “capacity market” auction to supply power, outstripping the £63 per kW a year planned for 2026-2027, National Grid’s electricity system operator said. The annual auction sets a subsidy price to pay owners of power generators – including gas, hydroelectric, wind and solar projects – and battery storage facilities to cover the cost of meeting the nation’s electricity demand. The costs are covered through consumer bills.

Anonymous said...

Given that half the kids are put into massive debt to be educated/indoctrinated until 21 or 22, there's a case to be made for raising the voting age.