General Election 2005

jester

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Boring subject, I know!
Will anyone be buggered to vote and who for (not like we have a great choice!)
Any advice on how to vote, but do a "spoilt" vote to screw things up a bit?!
 

CarbonumJist

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Don't vote! It only encourages them. Besides, no matter who you vote for, the government always gets in!


Basically, if you don't want a wanker for an MP, don't vote for one!!!!

L&P,
C.Jist!



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*Sophie*

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Grrrr. Everyone should vote!

if you don't want any MP to get in, then vote Green! everyone says its a wasted vote - but not as wasted as if you don't vote at all.
Besides - gives the old Green party a boost of confidence to see its votes (hopefully) increasing. do it to boost their morale and show the other parties that that is where we want the main policies to be.

Whats the point in not voting?

More people voted for POP idol than in the last General Election - thats wrong!

Anyway i wouldn't say i supported any particular party - however i DO feel we've had enough of Labour. They've had a fair run, and haven't really done much good in my opinion. Gordon Brown taxes us to high heaven. I don't trust a word they say. Any vote anywhere is one less to them.
 
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dave arc-i

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Boring subject, I know!
Will anyone be buggered to vote and who for (not like we have a great choice!)
Any advice on how to vote, but do a "spoilt" vote to screw things up a bit?!
F*ck off you lying w*nkers - in black felt tip over the voting slip would probably do the job!
 

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Well said Sparklema, If you don't vote then you are asking to be taken the piss out of by the ruling classes much more than if you do. What needs to become more prevelent in our society is active interest in politics outside of the polling booth. Politics is about the everyday workings of our lives and if the only time you act politicly is the three seconds every four years it takes to fill in a ballot paper then not much is going to change. So yes, vote but know that voting is not enough. If you want your voice to be herd you have to speak up.
 

lala69

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Yep - I don't know how but apparently I get a say too... I totally agree with Sparklema. I worked in the SA elections of '99 (I think that's the correct year). Previously disenfranchised people in SA are so keen to use their vote. It's heartening to see. So - use your vote. Even if it's to write "F*ck off you wankers" on. At least you'll be making a point. interesting point by TomRobbins: the extreme end of socialism is dictatorship, and the extreme end of capitalism is anarchy. Cool - that's my thought for the day. *looking forward to vacuum in brain*
 

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I think im going to vote conservative because its the most likely chance of getting rid of labour and Tony Blair. They've wasted so much of our money on targets and beurocracy and wars and rubbish. Nothing's changed at all in the joke that is our health system, and over-immigration and the nanny state has sucked the life out of the walfare system and our pockets. I dont think its rocket science what the conservatives are proposing - to tax less, spend more wisely and carefully, on things that matter like long-term care and schools and trains, not for a department of 1000 people working to write up a year long survey to show how many disbled people are employed (what is the definition of 'disbled' anyway?- someone on long-term medication!!). No one can deny that labour have wasted 10s of billions of pounds, lied and bullshitted their way around the place, and taken us all for mugs. The reason they have wasted so much of our money, and so many aspects of our country are poor (such as a massive increase in illiteracy, people not getting the treatment they need (esp. mental), gun crime, transport chaos, MRSA virus, house prices) is because they are not competant enough for the job. We HAVE to care about this and not be lazy. Please vote conservative to get Labour out and to give Howard and crew a chance to turn things around for us again!

11 reasons NOT to vote labour (taken from the guardian website)

1. No vote for Regional Assemblies
2. Presentation takes priority to policy
3. Policy free speeches
4. Made us cynical of politics
5. Fixated by short term headlines
6. Lack of detail across policy spectrum
7. 1 in 3 11 year olds unable to write properly
8. No WMD
9. Denied its policies and denied its past
10. Wasted it's huge majority to make a difference
11. There is an alternative



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Aphasia said:
I think im going to vote conservative ....
I guess you wernt one of Maggies children then?

If you dont wanna vote Labour, then you have no choice, the Cons are the same only madder

remember the cons outlawed free parties and so are this forums natural enemy!!
 

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I've been writing in the other election thread but I'll say my bit here also. The general feeling is that everyone hates Bliar and his gang. Slightly older people hate the previous scum that ran the country. This leaves the Lib-Dems. To anyone who is thinking about the Greens and the others I say be patient, I don't think it's their time yet.

Now, supposing there was a concerted effort by the "younger voters" to give the young vote to the Lib-Dems. If this was successful and the Lib-Dems got in, they would have no choice but to listen to the young voters because that's who got them in the first time and who could get them out the next time. I'm finding it hard, at this time of the night, to put my thoughts in writing - actually that's my problem at any time.

I'm saying that this massive, unused vote could bring about a fantastic change. Can you imagine a government without New Labour scum and no Tory scum? My heart flutters. And if the Lib-Dems turn out to be the same shit, what the hell we are a once-every-5-year-democracy - the young can kick the bastards out the next time and bring someone new.

Please don't waste your vote, use it, if not to bring one lot in then to kick the old lot out. I voted Labour to kick the Tories out and ever since I've been voting Lib-Dem to kick the New Labour (New Tories) out.

BTW, I have no connections to any political party and I'm not young (I mean physically)
 

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somewhere someone's graffed one into: "Are you smoking what we're smoking?"
steve bell picked up on it i think!

don't know if I can vote lib-dem, may have to be the greens
in a majority system my political views are fairly irrelevant, they are not majority opinions!
 

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I saw the best quote on a website that describes our electoral system....

'The British, the only democracy that elects a dictatorship every 5 years.'
 

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onestone said:
I've been writing in the other election thread but I'll say my bit here also. The general feeling is that everyone hates Bliar and his gang. Slightly older people hate the previous scum that ran the country. This leaves the Lib-Dems. To anyone who is thinking about the Greens and the others I say be patient, I don't think it's their time yet.
Voting for the Greens at the* local* level can actually make a difference, though, and in some places(such as here in Oxfordshire) they actually have a chance of gaining council seats, and did gain at least one on the County Council at the last election (and 7, I think when they had the Oxford City Council elections last year)
Don't forget its not just a General Election on 5th May, but also all thirty-four English county councils are holding elections too...

I will probably be voting LibDem for the Abingdon and Oxford West Parliamentary seat - the seat is actually currently held by the Lib Dems (Dr. Evan Harris - by politician standards, he's actually a pretty decent guy, in the past he volunteered for the some of the first human HIV vaccine trials, has supported many "green" bills in Parliament, and has a good campaigning record on anti-racism and refugee rights, as well as civil liberties issues.), and Green for the County Council election. Another reason I will be voting Lib Dem for the Abingdon and Oxford West seat is that in second place last time were the Tories, and I defintiely don't want to give them any chance of getting in...

FlameBoy
 
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