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    Who Will The Geeks Vote For In The General Election

    Hi,

    I thought I would make a post to see what party the Edugeekers will favour in the General Election. I thought it would be interesting.

    The poll is anonymous and nobody including myself can see who voted who.

    I have included the main parties there are too many to list them all.

    If you would like to comment, please do so.

    Z
    Last edited by FN-GM; 7th April 2010 at 02:13 PM.

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    I am sorry but I cant see a difference between the parties. I have an intense dislike for Brown but will this be enough of an incentive to vote for the conservatives who I abhor just as much.?

    So its all about which party is less (not sure which PC word to insert here, perhaps Guano?)

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    SNP.

    Incidentaly, anyone know how do I register for a postal vote?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    Incidentaly, anyone know how do I register for a postal vote?
    https://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/regist...ptEnabled=true

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    SNP.

    Incidentaly, anyone know how do I register for a postal vote?
    Voting by post - About my vote, produced by The Electoral Commission


    edit: argh tooo slow
    Last edited by Robot; 7th April 2010 at 02:19 PM. Reason: slowcoach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    SNP.

    Incidentaly, anyone know how do I register for a postal vote?
    About My Vote, produced by The Electoral Commission

    This is for Britsh living oversees: https://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/regist...r_to_vote.aspx


    Maybe there should be an option of not voting & Spoling the paper.

    To late can't edit it now...
    Last edited by FN-GM; 7th April 2010 at 02:20 PM.

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    honestly, how much of an idiot would you have to be to vote for five more years of Brown. Whether that's via a vote for labour or a vote that ensures libdems end up supporting a labour minority govt.

    Has the country learned nothing at all ?

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    It's a tough call;

    To some people voting for Brown might be considered the least undesirable.... when faced with a choice of a Tory Govt led by men from Eton, or a hung Parliament where policy is dictated by minority parties flexing their muscles?

    Hung Parliaments benefit few & generally don't last.
    Last edited by broc; 7th April 2010 at 03:18 PM.

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    If everyone actually voted LibDem then they wouldn't be a minority party and then the smarmy git and the incumbent fool would have no say in the running of the coutry.......one can only dream.

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    Current government is a minority government since 70% of the population didn't vote for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broc View Post
    It's a tough call;

    To some people voting for Brown might be considered the least undesirable.... when faced with a choice of a Tory Govt led by men from Eton, or a hung Parliament where policy is dictated by minority parties flexing their muscles?

    Hung Parliaments benefit few & generally don't last.
    i don't know where this idea of brown the 'least worst' comes from. Even though i'm aware that such a view is held by some.....by what is it based on ? What Osbourne studied at Oxbridge or what Brown has been doing for the last decade first as chancellor and then the ever sanctimonious PM ?

    sure, there's a fear over more privatisation with the tories.
    But i don't think even the tories expected a future tory govt. to run with the PFI and private sector outsourcing balls the way that we've seen.....let alone a labour govt.

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    There are no majority parties. No party has won a general election with a clear majority of the votes cast since (I think) 1906, and that was the Liberal Party. The electoral system guarantees government by the minority.

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    I don't think Brown is the best prime minister ever (not sure who was!) but there are many things which have happened while he was chancellor and prime minister that were better than when Thatcher and Major were in charge (and I'm sure some will find many which were worse).

    I intensely dislike the attitude which says "Brown rubbish" or "Cameron rubbish" partly because I don't want to reduce politics to the level of name calling (which sadly is what most of the tabloids and some of the party leaders are doing) and partly because I'd much rather find out what are the good things which party X claims they will do rather than the bad things party X says party Y will do.

    If you're at a football match I'd guess it's acceptable (required?) to support your team and slag off the opponents even if they are doing well. In politics I want rather more - the way my country is run is much more important than that.

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    Oops, even that was a minority; it was the Conservatives in 1900!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICT_GUY View Post
    Current government is a minority government since 70% of the population didn't vote for them.
    what difference does that make ? 70% of the population probably did vote for one of the three neoliberal parties.....or do you believe in the fairy story that the libdems and saint vince are radically different to the other two and would be infintely more competent should they have a say in govt. ?


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