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April 7, 2012 1:23 AM   Subscribe

So it turns out the Doctor is not a LibDem anymore, at least if a Yougov survey of who British people think fictional characters would vote for (PDF) is to believed.
posted by MartinWisse (35 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wow. Hyacinth Bucket is off the charts for Tory-ness.
posted by him at 1:34 AM on April 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


Doctor Who has the highest 'Wouldnt Vote' score, interesting. He would already know who was going to win anyway I guess.
posted by memebake at 2:03 AM on April 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


If Basil Fawlty doesn't vote UKIP I don't know who does.
posted by Segundus at 2:07 AM on April 7, 2012 [6 favorites]


Who in the name of God thought that The Doctor would vote BNP???
posted by kalimac at 2:09 AM on April 7, 2012 [3 favorites]


Nah, Del Boy would be your classic working class Tory
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 2:10 AM on April 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


Who in the name of God thought that The Doctor would vote BNP???

Well he's all about eliminating alien invaders...
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 2:11 AM on April 7, 2012 [22 favorites]


I'd expect the BNP has said horribly offensive stuff about Doctor Who, given he's an alien who bypasses boarder controls regularly, doesn't own any identification period, never mind a passport, and lives in a police box.
posted by jeffburdges at 2:11 AM on April 7, 2012 [6 favorites]


.. given he's a noncitizen alien ..
posted by jeffburdges at 2:12 AM on April 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


I think I would've swung Del Boy closer to BNP than Labour.

Also, I'm frankly a little disappointed that YouGov put the Doctor down as "Doctor Who". Honestly, they ought to know better.
posted by fight or flight at 2:13 AM on April 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


What about Sherlock?
posted by BrotherCaine at 2:37 AM on April 7, 2012


Guardian reading muesli slippered Ken Barlow a Tory?

Surely some mistake
posted by brilliantmistake at 2:54 AM on April 7, 2012


"I think I would've swung Del Boy closer to BNP than Labour. "

I doubt it. It is more likely, as fearfulsymmetry said, a working class tory.

I notice these are all tv characters. What about lit/film characters? The guy from Hi Fidelity perhaps? Dave Bowman from 2001? And further back, would Mr Darcy be entitled to vote, and would he vote Whig?
posted by marienbad at 3:01 AM on April 7, 2012


Would any body but Mr Darcy be entitled to vote? An MP to himself?
posted by biffa at 3:04 AM on April 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


Sherlock doesn't vote.
posted by Pendragon at 3:09 AM on April 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


His brother effectively runs the country, he doesn't need to.
posted by Grangousier at 3:33 AM on April 7, 2012 [5 favorites]


[aside: the Doctor was a student of the guy who inspired the Sherlock Holmes stories. Not many people know that.]
posted by titus-g at 3:37 AM on April 7, 2012


What, on Gallifrey?
posted by marienbad at 3:40 AM on April 7, 2012


The Doctor wouldn't vote. Everyone else would VOTE SAXON.
posted by Sticherbeast at 3:52 AM on April 7, 2012 [6 favorites]


Edinburgh, presumably
posted by titus-g at 4:07 AM on April 7, 2012


Given the Doctors tenure as a head of state, I think he'd avoid all politics. NoVote.
posted by zoo at 4:12 AM on April 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


Postman Pat writes articles for Libcom, so he's likely left of Labour.
posted by Abiezer at 4:20 AM on April 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


The LibDems probably won't even vote LibDem anymore.
posted by srboisvert at 4:26 AM on April 7, 2012 [6 favorites]


Lost their deposit in three out of six by-elections since 2010, I was reading.
posted by Abiezer at 4:34 AM on April 7, 2012


I think the relevant question is which Doctor?

Hartnell - Whig
Troughton - Liberal
Pertwee - Tory
T Baker - Liberal
Davison - Green
C Baker - Tory
McCoy - SNP
McGann - Lib Dem
Eccleston - Labour (old)
Tennant - Labour (new)
Smith - Lib Dem
posted by brilliantmistake at 5:34 AM on April 7, 2012 [15 favorites]


Guardian reading muesli slippered Ken Barlow a Tory?

I suspect that's people mixing up Ken Barlow with William Roache, who is a middle-of-the-road Tory prat who idolises John Major and campaigned for Neil Hamilton.

That said, he's one of my favourite things about Corrie. After 51 years (!) playing the same character, you can see a sort of terrible acceptance in Roache's eyes, an awareness that he'll be playing Barlow - a man he must despise - until the day he dies.
posted by jack_mo at 5:43 AM on April 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


The Doctor was already president of Gallifrey, so can't we just see what party he was then?
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 6:03 AM on April 7, 2012


On non-preview, zoo already mentioned that.
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 6:07 AM on April 7, 2012


The Tories: The party of Basil Fawlty!
posted by JHarris at 7:25 AM on April 7, 2012


That said, he's one of my favourite things about Corrie. After 51 years (!) playing the same character, you can see a sort of terrible acceptance in Roache's eyes, an awareness that he'll be playing Barlow - a man he must despise - until the day he dies.

Why should death release him from the role? Would anyone notice if they just propped Roache's corpse around the place and dropped in relevant (or irrelevant) snippets of past dialogue? Maybe that happened years ago? How would we tell?
posted by yoink at 7:56 AM on April 7, 2012


The LibDems probably won't even vote LibDem anymore.

Pretty much the case with everyone I know who voted that way, bar one lonely party activist in my twitter stream who I know through comics. He's not having a good time of it.
posted by Artw at 8:44 AM on April 7, 2012


Victor Meldrew voting Tory? I can think of many instances where he showed animosity towards Conservative policies and commenters. He's old and crotchety but not heartless.
posted by infinitewindow at 8:47 AM on April 7, 2012 [2 favorites]




I don't know enough about UK politics to really know what it means for Smithy to vote Labour, but I'm pretty surprised by how many people thought he would actually vote.
posted by Xalf at 9:18 AM on April 7, 2012


I think the relevant question is which Doctor?

Hartnell - Whig
Troughton - Liberal
Pertwee - Tory
T Baker - Liberal
Davison - Green
C Baker - Tory
McCoy - SNP
McGann - Lib Dem
Eccleston - Labour (old)
Tennant - Labour (new)
Smith - Lib Dem


Something about Pertwee's Doctor being a Tory doesn't quite sit well with me. He argued far too much with UNIT to be a Tory that's deferential to authority, and his fondness for his female companions didn't have any overt airs of sexism to it. Sure, he was arrogant enough to be a Tory, but I think Pertwee may be more akin to those rare unity governments that happen in the UK from time to time.

However, Colin Baker's Doctor? Total Thatcherite.
posted by stannate at 5:37 PM on April 8, 2012


(Additionally, there may need to be a split in McCoy to differentiate his Mel era versus his time with Ace, as the Seventh Doctor dramatically changed when the redhead went away.)
posted by stannate at 5:38 PM on April 8, 2012


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