Vote me as president of the world and all I.T techs get a free pizza lunch (or anything else you fancy!)
Yes, I know how it is!
I can't see independent candidates making wholesale changes to the country which means they are a waste of a vote. You really need political parties working together to push real changes through. Hundreds and hundreds of independents will only drown out what needs to be done. I think we just need the big parties that run the country to stop trying to secure a legacy of family members in parliament and allow the real people that care to enter politics.
Why is it that we vote for a party?
I thought the vote was for your constituent representative?
One person one vote or am I living in the dark ages?
Whichever one I vote for will have to consider me and my family and not just give false promises.
My main point was not what party to vote for but mainly you go out and vote.
Also did I say anything about Hitler my own problem with far right parties is with current view of large large % members of their party.
Also a good book to read is Homeland By Nick Ryan very good book interviewing people from both worlds.
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Anyway my main point was go and vote.
SNP SNP SNP
Might just tempt me to go home if we get our independence :P
You can convince yourself that an independent can make changes but I believe the reality is quite different. I would like to vote for someone who is part of a party that represents views that reflect my own. I would choose this over an independent who has similar views because the party can make changes whereas the independent can not.
I am not talking about local issues as such but rather in the broader sense of change. If what you are saying is right then why do parties exist at all? I would rather stick to something that could happen such as opening up the election process rather than pie in the sky wishing my local indie MP will change the way the whole judicial system works. That just won't happen.
So how does not voting at all help? It just allows the ones you don't like to get in with fewer votes.
I believe that there are parties who will deliver on their pre-election promises - or at least they should be given a chance.
As for things being controlled by 'the aristocracy' - I don't think so. Rich b****** maybe, but this doesn't make them aristocracy.
BTW, my MP is a local, who is nowhere near rich, lives an ordinary life in an ordinary town - doesn't claim for a second home and has no dodgy expenses either.
Given that there are over 600 MPS, I think we should remember that quite a few have NOT overclaimed on their expenses. Not that I approve of the ones that have.
We don't need a vote we need a revolution!
Personally I tend to go in and just write 'no confidence' on a ballot paper. Sure, its a wasted vote in a way but there's usually no one I'd choose to vote for and I refuse to just sit at home and moan about the system. At least this way I've gone to some effort.
This time though I'll be voting for a local independent candidate.
However, once my finances are sorted out I'll be running myself.
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