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General Chat Thread, Who are you voting for on 3rd May? in General; Originally Posted by _Bat_ Originally Posted by Midget edit: aaaaaaahh Bat mentioned it, what did he say? Geoffs quote said ...
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    Re: Who are you voting for on 3rd May?

    Quote Originally Posted by _Bat_
    Quote Originally Posted by Midget
    edit: aaaaaaahh Bat mentioned it, what did he say?
    Geoffs quote said everything that I said about it... I was the one that put the "..." in, not Geoff .

    I was just trying to make a small point of how I see the BNP ending up eventually if they got into power. However, I thought it'd start an unnecessary debate, so I took it out.
    but they aren't facist. if you'd said Stalin's Russia (he also did genocide) then youd have a point and wouldnt be raising godwin from his slumber

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    Re: Who are you voting for on 3rd May?

    In Soviet Russia, Local Government votes on you!

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    Re: Who are you voting for on 3rd May?

    Funny survey though..BNP is level with Labour and not far behind Lib Dem...not sure what that tells us

    Perhaps that Labour has gotten that poor a following, or that Techs are more inclined to have BNP leanings, or just that its too small a census amount. Either way, its a funny stat

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    Re: Who are you voting for on 3rd May?

    Quote Originally Posted by mattx
    It amazes me that people are voting with national pointers in their mind when in fact these are LOCAL elections.
    Indeed!

    Where I live, only the BNP has supported the cause to get a half way house for sex offenders closed down. This is the most important local issue. The sitting Labour candidate has said we can't do anything about it as it comes under the Home Office, the Liberal candidate has been very quiet on the issue and I think the Lib Dem bod said that they have to live somewhere. This is a moral dilema; do I vote for the BNP and be called a scum bag, or do I not vote and be called apathetic? Maybe I'll add a new candidate to the paper and vote for them.

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    Re: Who are you voting for on 3rd May?

    Quote Originally Posted by Midget
    Their policies are actually socialist, they are actually further to the left than the libdems and labour (well not hard that one, i think the conservatives atm are more left wing than labour).
    Really? Id say that far right still essentially describes them.

    Bear in mind as well whoever said think locally not nationally, that is what I am doing. A local BNP candidate had an interview in the paper. He was quoted as saying he was pleased there was only a small percentage of ethnic minorities in the area and when asked if the area would be better with less the answer was yes.
    To me that is racist and I would be sickened if someone with that thinking got into power even locally.


    Quote Originally Posted by openhgs
    Where I live, only the BNP has supported the cause to get a half way house for sex offenders closed down. This is the most important local issue.
    Where does the BNP intend to put them then?

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    Re: Who are you voting for on 3rd May?

    Problem with saying about the national perspective for local elections is that I have nothing else to go by. No candidates saw me (except for one pleasant lady standing outside the voting place at half 7 in the wind), dropped leaflets, made any annoucment of what they intended. So all I have go on is the national image and standpoints of their associated groups.

    The main problem I have with BNP is that every time I have heard of them getting in anywhere they eventually get kicked out for either never showing up to meetings, not filing stuff they should have or other apathetic or disorganised misdeeds. Never for any policies they have or made. Seems pointless running if they can't organise them selves to stay in and do the job. On the other hand there could be some that have done fine I've just not heard of.

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    Re: Who are you voting for on 3rd May?

    In the interest of finding out the real truth, and not just what I perceive the BNP to be, I have just gone on to the BNP website, and what I read there under 'rebuilding British Democracy' is very very scary.
    Anyone who is thinking of voting for them locally, should have a look at the real policies, particulary the one I state above.
    After all, where do you draw the line?.....
    As a Celt, I was here first anyway, and all you Anglo Saxons, Danes or whatever should remember that!
    At the risk of being controversial (moi?) I suggest that quite a few techies are saying they will vote BNP because they are very young and perhaps do not have much experience of the world at large.
    Mind you, I think that about those of you who are going to vote for Cameron's shower!!!

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    Re: Who are you voting for on 3rd May?

    I would be mildly happy to get rid of all politicians if I'm honest. I cant remember the last time I saw one actually tell the truth for longer than 10 mins, and watching interviews with them being asked a straight forward yes/no question is incredibly annoying as they do everything in their power to simply not answer the question. I personally dont think interviewers are tough enough on them, I would like to see interviewers keep on at them until they actually answer the question posed of them.

    Watching the houses of parliament at times is even worse..they behave like an unruly school class with their hoots and hollers and childlike booing and waving of papers. Pathetic. Utterly.

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    Re: Who are you voting for on 3rd May?

    Voting Tory

    Voted Labour last time - was in Scotland in '97 - and it seemed like a good idea at the time, then they stopped student grants and i am now stuck with a whopping £7k student loan (only took about £3k )

    Had the BNP been on the paper i would have gone with them - especially living so close to Oldham & Rochdale, but only had the choice of Labour (Communists with a vote), Tory (Lesser of the evils), Lib Dems (who just go with whoever is popular at the time).

    I personally believe there should be a box saying "None of the above" on the ballot papers which should be taken into account when they are all being counted.

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    Re: Who are you voting for on 3rd May?

    Quote Originally Posted by WITCH
    In the interest of finding out the real truth, and not just what I perceive the BNP to be, I have just gone on to the BNP website, and what I read there under 'rebuilding British Democracy' is very very scary.
    Anyone who is thinking of voting for them locally, should have a look at the real policies, particulary the one I state above.
    After all, where do you draw the line?.....
    As a Celt, I was here first anyway, and all you Anglo Saxons, Danes or whatever should remember that!
    At the risk of being controversial (moi?) I suggest that quite a few techies are saying they will vote BNP because they are very young and perhaps do not have much experience of the world at large.
    Mind you, I think that about those of you who are going to vote for Cameron's shower!!!
    I still agree with some of their policies. I'm not young, mid 30s..well..ok..not *that* young , so I consider myself to have a fair amount of experience of the world at large. Then again, everyone is different, everyone sees different problems with the country, and everyone has different remedies for those problems. Would be a boring boring UK if we were all the same, though admittedly it would make elections alot easier

    (to clarify, I should add that I probably am racist now. I wasnt 10 years ago, but if I was to be completely open and honest, I would have to confess that slowly over the last 10 years or so, the racist side of me has developed. Could be that it is down to the media, or could be that its down to a rightly/wrongly perception over the last 10 years, either way its where I am now. Perhaps in time it will dissolve again, who knows.)

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    Re: Who are you voting for on 3rd May?

    I think its an insult to anyone who still has relatives who fought in the second world war who vote BNP.
    These people almost died so people like YOU, ME & THEM who post on this web site can do so in an open and free manner.

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    Re: Who are you voting for on 3rd May?

    Quote Originally Posted by mattx
    I think its an insult to anyone who still has relatives who fought in the second world war who vote BNP.
    These people almost died so people like YOU, ME & THEM who post on this web site can do so in an open and free manner.
    Surely that logic also applies against people who fought for the UK in any of countries where people fought against imperialistic british forces in the past? Every country has its history, every country has its sins committed in that history. Cant think of too many countries who have a clean sheet of goodness.

    How about if my relatives were German

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    Re: Who are you voting for on 3rd May?

    Quote Originally Posted by mattx
    I think its an insult to anyone who still has relatives who fought in the second world war who vote BNP.
    These people almost died so people like YOU, ME & THEM who post on this web site can do so in an open and free manner.
    Surely they fought for the right for people to vote for whoever they damn well want without people saying they are racist or what not because others don't agree with thier politics?

    My Grandad fought in WW2 and he would vote BNP if he could be bothered to vote (He is a Chelsea Pensioner by the way as well). Most people hate the way this country isbeing destroyed.

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    Re: Who are you voting for on 3rd May?

    Quote Originally Posted by sidewinder
    Quote Originally Posted by openhgs
    Where I live, only the BNP has supported the cause to get a half way house for sex offenders closed down. This is the most important local issue.
    Where does the BNP intend to put them then?
    As long as the place is closed down, we don't care where they residents go. We are all NIMBYists. Ideally to a new facility in Downing Street but I don't Mr Blair would allow it.

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    Re: Who are you voting for on 3rd May?

    None of the above!



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