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Thursday, May 05, 2005

BBC Election Night Wheel of Misfortune

Bleedin' 'heck.

If you thought the cheesy graphics from the 1997 General Election were bad, check out the brand-new Election Result Swing-o-Metre on the BBC.

BBC (Real Audio, Lo-Speed)
BBC (WMP, Lo-Speed)

And those of you interested in live blogging the results, here's the BBC'S very own weblog, although I'm not very sold on it's "live" status.

Finally, here is a Live Results streaming popup for your convenience.


  • The Guardian has a pretty good blog too:


    By Blogger Jim, at Thu May 05, 11:10:00 pm GMT-4  

  • "What on earth is going on in Gateshead? The BBC - which is currently demonstrating that unique funding is a short road to ridiculous overspending on strange election geegaws - is getting what look like enthusiastic 6th formers to paint in all the constituencies on a giant floor map. It looks a right mess, and as one youth put it 'It's very difficult - the constituencies all have funny names and we don't know where they are', which is a great endorsement of the improvements in education over the last eight years. 'It looks smudged' says Dimbleby 'People are walking on it!' replied the reporter, 'well of course they are walking on it - ' says exasperated Dimbleby."

    By Blogger Jim, at Thu May 05, 11:10:00 pm GMT-4  

  • I think every newspaper had a live blog during the Elections Coverage.

    I have to say, because of the quickness of the results, elections in Britain can never simulate the intensity of the American elections...

    ...but at least, since we have only one time-zone, the results of the early closing polling stations don't get divulged, so as to possibly influence the West Coasters, either way.

    I never did understand the rationale for that.


    By Blogger vbspurs, at Mon May 09, 10:00:00 pm GMT-4  

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