Tuesday, July 10, 2007

There seems to be some indication that the five Ealing Southall councillors, who defected to the Tories, may not be a boon to that party. Both Sunny Hundal (who does know his shit in this area) and The Ministry of Truth have more.

In the meantime, your humble Devil would like to point you towards the website for UKIP's candidate, Dr K T Rajan.

UPDATE: I am having a minor disagreement so I'd welcome your views—should it be bye-election or by-election? I believe that "bye", meaning subsidiary, is correct.

16 comments:

Prodicus said...

Commiserations on your narrow defeat in the UKIP elections. No, I am not joining, but I am (still) watching. They just reduced their chances with me by not hauling you on board the board to leaven the outfit with your... er... special gifts.

Chuck Unsworth said...

According to Dale the score is six, now.

Devil's Kitchen said...

Prodicus,

Don't worry; I am not fussed and in some ways it is a very good thing for me, i.e. I can get paid for doing things rather than doing it for free!

Next year, eh?

DK

Mark Wadsworth said...

People use "by" and "bye", it's the same with local "by-laws" and "bye-laws".

Tristan said...

I always thought bye election, but by-election seems to be in use more.

Of course, this could just be a change in language like inflammable become flammable :/

Roger Thornhill said...

I took a squint at the UKIP website.

Someone's been at their colour scheme and logo - I also detect the hidden influences of Apple on the site.

The "UK Independence Party" banner looks infinitely better than the retina-busting £.

An improvement on the past, for sure.

Devil's Kitchen said...

Cheers, Roger. It's an adaptation of a massive 10' by 7.5' backdrop banner that I did for the local election.

DK

Roger Thornhill said...

It was you, DK. A significant improvement. Retaining the better of the two colours in the Ealing site. Almost a Senatorial purple.

I recommend that UKIP let you rip on their main site ASAP.

S.P.Q.U.K.

James said...

I always thought it was by-election.

Ed said...

Same here, "by" meaning "side" as opposed to a general election.

tdaw said...

I understand in some constituencies it is a buy-election - money talks...

Mark Wadsworth said...

Roger T, the main UKIP site is as it ever was, good for them. Have you decided to come on over to the Dark Side yet?

LG Test Blog said...

According to Tom Watson Cllr Noori hasn't defected:

http://www.tom-watson.co.uk/?p=1360

MatGB said...

I object to that website. It's far too good, it looks almost professional; that's unheard of for a modern political party, you have to have sites that look like they're ten years old, it's de rigeur.

Content a bit lacking though, but you can't be blamed for that; what CMS are you using?

Alan Douglas said...

Seems both by- and bye- are right :

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia :

A by-election or bye-election is a special election held etc etc

Alan Douglas

Z said...

According to my dictionary, it can, with equal correctness, be by-election or bye election. The 'e' of bye is dropped if the word is hyphenated.

In short, it's not worth even a minor disagreement.