Lies, damned lies, and statistics
@Gordon Pyra, @Burkhard Kloss:
"But more of you voted for them last time than any other party"
"A large majority of people voted AGAINST the government."
Neither of these statements are entirely accurate.
Over the entire UK more people who voted did indeed vote for Labour but the figures show this to be a somewhat pitiful 'more of you' than your statement might lead us to believe.
Voter turnout for England at the 2005 GE was 61.29% (up slightly on 2001's 59.12% turnout)
35.19% of the people who voted, voted Labour
So 35.19% of 61.29% (= 21.57%) of the total electorate voted Labour.
The 'Large majority' of people who voted against Labour works out as:
100% - 35.19% = 64.81% of the total number of people who voted;
64.81% of 61.29% = 39.72% of the total eligible voting population voted against Labour.
More people voted than didn't vote (61.29% of the total voting public voted -vs- 38.71% of the total voting public who didn't vote)
Of those who voted, more people didn't vote Labour than did (39.72% of the total voting public voted against Labour -vs- 21.57% of the total voting public who voted for Labour), but because this 'no' vote was split between many parties no individual party got more votes that Labour.
The 'large majority' cited by Burkhard is 1.01% greater than the number of people who didn't vote (39.72% -vs- 38.71%). Almost as many people couldn't be bothered than thought it was worth voting against Labour.
As for the against vote splity by party:
32.36% of 61.29% (19.83%) voted Conservative
22.05% of 61.29% (13.51%) voted LibDem
1.52% of 61.29% (00.93%) voted SNP
Everyone else got less than 1% of 61.29%.
No large majority there either.
"On Guy Fawkes as a symbol: I'm always left a bit perplexed by the current obsession of look-at-me trendy wannabe subversives with Guy Fawkes."
It's more that they're trendy wannabe subversives who read "V for Vendetta" - whose hero dresses in the manner of Guy Fawkes possibly because Alan Moore's an anarchist, and a famous anarchist poster reads:
"Vote for Guy Fawkes. The only man to ever enter Parliament with honest intentions."