Elections

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by Tom, May 26, 2009.

  1. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    Who did you (postal) vote for? Or if you aren't voting, why not?

    I voted for North West Candidates Politics Without Parties JURY TEAM

    Partly because the views of their candidates roughly mirror some of my own, but also because I'm not a believe in the automatic 'vote for 1 of 3' that most people in this country idly follow.
     
  2. Big G

    Big G Has a sexy sister. I am also a Bodhi wannabee.

    I didn't vote.

    It was my way of protesting.
     
  3. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    Well why not spoil your ballot paper then? Very easy to do, and much more of a protest.
     
  4. Big G

    Big G Has a sexy sister. I am also a Bodhi wannabee.

    I think because I would already have wasted too much time in doing that.
     
  5. mooSe_

    mooSe_ FH is my second home

    <ignore this>
     
  6. mooSe_

    mooSe_ FH is my second home

    <ignore this and sorry double post>
     
  7. Will

    Will /bin/su Staff member Moderator

    Call me old-fashioned, but I'm going to actually go into the polling station.
     
  8. Will

    Will /bin/su Staff member Moderator

    The Jury Team website really doesn't tell me enough about the candidates in my areas views to make me want to vote for them. I'll probably vote either SNP or Lib Dem.
     
  9. Furr

    Furr Can't get enough of FH

    I'll be voting if anything because I want Labour to come 4th, which would set off a labour civil war and blood letting resulting in the removal of Brown(prat) to be replaced by Alan Johnson and a general election, I hope...
     
  10. Wazzerphuk

    Wazzerphuk FH is my second home

    I'm normally a polling station voter, although this time will probably abstain from voting due to various reasons.
     
  11. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    Well I can't use the polling station, I'm away on the day of the election.
     
  12. mr.Blacky

    mr.Blacky Can't get enough of FH

    Not allowed to vote for the UK parlement as I left the UK 28 years ago ;)
    Couldnt vote in the Netherlands caus I wasnt a Dutch national.

    but for some reason I am able to vote for the Irish parlement after 2.5 years here... still doesnt make sense.
     
  13. Zenith.UK

    Zenith.UK Part of the furniture

    For those that aren't voting for whatever reason, kindly keep your mouth shut in future when something political happens that you don't like.
    You've got a chance to make your voice heard.
    If you don't use it, then you're accepting the result by default.

    I'll be voting UKIP for this European election and Conservative at the next General Election. I have yet to meet a single person who says they'll be voting Labour. They're either keeping their head down and staying quiet, or they have finally realised that Labour have been chipping away at personal responsibility and liberties for the last 12 years and it's finally gone too far.

    One politician said "The bloodbath has to stop"...

    Not yet thanks. I'm enjoying my feeling of schadenfreude. :flame:
     
  14. Raven

    Raven Brrrrr!

    qft

    Apathy is what got Labour into power.

    I will also be voting UKIP. I am not against Europe, I believe that if we were given a real voice and our (as a country) views were taken seriously, along with every other member state then it would be a much better thing to be part of. As they have proved though, they do not want it to be democratic or fair so I would like to help in any way that I can to get us the fuck out of it.
     
  15. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    You should have been able to vote in Holland. Anywhere in the EU you just need to be a resident (e.g. have a social security number) and then you can vote in the local country.

    I haven't got around to registering to vote in Ireland, so I'll miss out here, and I'm probably no longer registered back in the UK. Not that I understand the Irish political system anyway, other than its even more bent than the UK system, but mercifully doesn't contain as many Big Brother elements either. I only discovered they have Senators here when I saw it on one of the rash of election boards that have appeared on every lamp post in Dublin over the last few weeks.

    TBH I still want to vote in the UK rather than Ireland, and I need get myself sorted out by general election time.
     
  16. dysfunction

    dysfunction FH is my second home

  17. ramathorn

    ramathorn Fledgling Freddie

    I'll not vote at all, I have lost all faith in the political system.
     
  18. Wazzerphuk

    Wazzerphuk FH is my second home

    So not voting in one local/euro election, but voting in all the others means I can no longer discuss politics? What a stupid thing to say.
     
  19. rynnor

    rynnor Rockhound Moderator

    I'd like to vote for a decent Euro MP but not seen any good candidates yet - the UKIP Party Political broadcast was pretty much the same as a BNP one!

    Lots of immigrant bashing so they can have my vote when hell freezes over - I'd like to vote for 'None of the above!' please.
     
  20. mooSe_

    mooSe_ FH is my second home

    I wouldn't go near UKIP on the principal that they were previously involved with Kilroy, let alone all that ridiculous anti-immigration crap.
     
  21. ECA

    ECA I am a FH squatter

    I have no idea who I'm going to vote for except it wont be labour, conservative or lib dem ( I think lib dems would be in some ways worse than labour for nannyism/bad tax policy ).

    Not sure who to protest vote.
     
  22. Furr

    Furr Can't get enough of FH

    You could always write "Joanna Lumley" on the ballot paper!
     
  23. ECA

    ECA I am a FH squatter

    I'm half thinking about a write in vote for Jeremy Clarkson.
     
  24. Big G

    Big G Has a sexy sister. I am also a Bodhi wannabee.

    Zenith, usually you post some decent stuff here, but what you just said is the stuff of fucktards. I'm with Wazz.

    It's a democracy, I have the freedom to vote, or not to vote. If I don't agree with any of the parties, I chose to vote by not voting in protest. That doesn't mean I can't discuss politics.
     
  25. ECA

    ECA I am a FH squatter

    If you abrogate your right to vote you give up your right to bitch and moan about the decisions they make.

    You can spoil your ballot in protest, vote for the dickgirls party, whatever but non participation is delinquent.
     
  26. Big G

    Big G Has a sexy sister. I am also a Bodhi wannabee.

    Utter bollocks.
     
  27. mr.Blacky

    mr.Blacky Can't get enough of FH

    No for Holland. I could and vote for the town council, province council but that was it.

    As for the Irish voting system its a mystery, if you have done uni your vote counts for more for the senate.
     
  28. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    Sorry, that's definitely wrong. Its a fundamental EU thing. You do have to get a Dutch residents' permit, but after that you should be at the same level as any other cloggie.
     
  29. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    Wouldn't you agree though that a more potent protest is made by spoiling your paper?

    It shows that you want to be a willing participant in the process, but that you think they're a load of wankers. Otherwise it could be supposed that you basically have no interest in how your country is run.
     
  30. Big G

    Big G Has a sexy sister. I am also a Bodhi wannabee.

    Not really, it's called abstination and I'm absolutely entitled to do it in a democracy.
     

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