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Is it a case of Tim-Nice-But-Dim for Remain?

22 June 2016

11:53 AM

22 June 2016

11:53 AM

Another day, another Brexit poll. This time YouGov claim to have discovered what a name can tell you about someone’s voting tendency. If you’re called Sheila or Graham you’re most likely to vote Leave, whereas those by the name of Kathryn and Samantha are most likely to fall into the undecided category.

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However, the poll finding that caught Mr S’s eye relates to Remain. It claims that when it comes to men, those by the name of Tim are most likely to plump for In.

So, is it a case of Tim-Nice-But-Dim for Remain? Harry Enfield’s Old Ardinian comic creation — a parody of pleasant yet intellectually challenged public schoolboys — said ‘yah to the euro’ back in 2002 (before admitting he had no reason to support the currency other than that ‘it sounds like urine’). Alas, his endorsement wasn’t meant to count for much given that the video it appeared in was created to persuade people to rally against the single currency.

With just one day left til voting opens, there’s just enough time for Tim-Nice-But-Dim to return to the political fray and make an intervention… it could be just what Leave need.


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