jambalaya - Member
... why don't you visit a war cemetery and take a look at all the people who are buried there. They died protecting your right to vote.
BigDummy - Member
I tend to agree with binners.
Don't imagine for a second that your refusal to participate in the current process is magically going to lead to a better alternative
The evidence points to the opposite.
Every election since the War has produced a majority government from a minority vote, every government we've had has had more people opposed to it than for it.
The baton has been passed regularly between the two old rivals, but none has ever been voted in by a majority of the voters.
Until the last election, where we had the highest proportion so far of non-voting, yet we've ended up with our most representative government - with the number of seats for each of the 3 parties closest ever to their actual share of the vote. Hence the coalition.
Conservatives will tell you you're wrong not to vote. Labour supporters will tell you you're wrong not to vote. The system works for them.
But it's non-voting that's produced the most significant result we've had, and the most representative government.