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  • Premier Icon zippykona
    Subscriber

    ” it’s a safe seat my vote won’t make any difference” is not a valid excuse.

    wordnumb
    Member

    You’ve got to be in it to win it!

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
    Subscriber

    Also funding is partly calculated on vote share so smaller parties with more votes will do a bit better.

    Premier Icon deadkenny
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    If the people who couldn’t be arsed to vote during the referendum actually voted, we wouldn’t be in the situation we are today (remember – only 37% of the electorate actually voted to leave).

    wordnumb
    Member

    Is there a minimum turnout threshold, below which the election is invalidated?

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
    Subscriber

    Nope just who turns up. Hence get out there.

    carlosg
    Member

    [quoteIf the people who couldn’t be arsed to vote during the referendum actually voted, we wouldn’t be in the situation we are today (remember – only 37% of the electorate actually voted to leave). [/quote]
    You have the figures to show how the non voters would have voted ?

    Voting should be a legal requirement , with postal votes there shouldn’t be an excuse.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
    Subscriber

    Right time is nearly up.
    You need to fill in this form before Monday to register.
    https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

    Despite 2015 being the highest turnout since 97 it still meant 33.9% of people did not express an opinion
    http://www.ukpolitical.info/Turnout45.htm
    In many seats the majority would be Didn’t bother.
    So even if you go and land a snot rocket on the paper (please don’t as somebody actually counts it) go markit right ***** ************ ******** on it, draw a picture of a massive cock and balls but turn out and be counted.

    gauss1777
    Member

    If the people who couldn’t be arsed to vote during the referendum actually voted, we wouldn’t be in the situation we are today (remember – only 37% of the electorate actually voted to leave).

    But of an extrapolation that, is it not?

    I can’t understand it: I have never once *not* voted even for local council or PCC elections.
    I have friends with university degrees who still don’t bother ffs “doesn’t matter, the government always gets in.” πŸ™

    Jamie
    Member

    I think I’ll do both, cheers.

    gauss1777
    Member

    ^+1 I to have voted at every opportunity. A colleague of mine, voted for the first time in the independence referendum, then acted like he should have gotten a medal πŸ™‚
    Whilst I have always voted, I do not feel strongly that others should (other than my children, who as we always have gone to vote as a family, naturally do). The people I know who do not vote, perhaps shouldn’t.

    what’s compaining??

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
    Subscriber

    andylaightscat – Member
    what’s compaining??

    Something to keep this bumped up until the deadline

    Murray
    Member

    I’ve not always voted because there were lots of times that I couldn’t get to a polling booth due to working away. Postal vote has sorted that πŸ™‚

    ninfan
    Member

    Nonsense – voting is just another form of government spying, have you never seen how they write down your ballot number every time you vote?

    Power to the people!

    [video]https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TGx5wYBHjZo[/video]

    chewkw
    Member

    I am in a Labour stronghold with 55% majority.

    Am I allowed to phantom vote 15,000 times? 😈

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    ninfan I respect your need to vote. You should use it Brand is a prick not voting means you are not represented.
    chewkw do you have a vote?

    chewkw
    Member

    mikewsmith – Member
    chewkw do you have a vote?

    Yes. πŸ˜€

    Info here just in case many of you don’t understand the meaning of commonwealth.

    The following cannot vote in a UK Parliament election:

    members of the House of Lords
    EU citizens (other than UK, Republic of Ireland, Cyprus and Malta) resident in the UK
    anyone other than British, Irish and qualifying Commonwealth citizens
    convicted persons detained in pursuance of their sentences, excluding contempt of court (though remand prisoners, unconvicted prisoners and civil prisoners can vote if they are on the electoral register)
    anyone found guilty within the previous five years of corrupt or illegal practices in connection with an election

    thecaptain
    Member

    zippy (and anyone else) yes living in a safe seat makes voting a complete waste of time. If I had anything better to do I probably wouldn’t c bother, but it is only a couple of mins walk from my house so I will.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
    Subscriber

    well there you go, I suggest a little more LSD before you try and write with the banana

    chewkw
    Member

    mikewsmith – Member
    well there you go, I suggest a little more LSD before you try and write with the banana

    I am going to persuade all commonwealth citizens to vote MY way.
    I shall tell them who to vote. 😈

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    thecaptain – Member
    zippy (and anyone else) yes living in a safe seat makes voting a complete waste of time.

    Until all of you who didn’t vote did, what was the turnout in your electorate? As above the funding for smaller parties relies on their share of the vote so that is also important.
    If you want to be heard go vote.

    ulysse
    Member

    [video]https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lsEEoqNk700[/video]

    Unlike Ninfan types, Brand does have the capacity to admit he was wrong, and change his opinion

    Despite 2015 being the highest turnout since 97 it still meant 33.9% of people did not express an opinion

    And they’re the ones that grumble the most.

    I used to have a choice of votes. The constituency boundary ran through my dining room. I could only vote once but could decide in which constituency to vote, Jeremy Hunts, or another tory stronghold.

    ah, and there was I thinking it’s the result of a poor educashion πŸ™‚

    chewkw
    Member

    Listen to Brand here …

    Are you lot spiritual now? πŸ˜›

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bKQXmvdr8o[/video]

    edit: he contradicts himself in almost everything he says in the clip … πŸ˜†

    ninfan
    Member

    Unlike Ninfan types, Brand does have the capacity to admit he was wrong, and change his opinion

    Interesting concept – so if Labour do badly in this election, would you advocate them accepting they were wrong to turn left and returning to Blairite policies?

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
    Subscriber

    Ninfan don’t be a dick.

    ninfan
    Member

    To coin a phrase…

    “Sorry I forgot you don’t like things that disagree with your opinions…”

    Eh Mike? πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
    Subscriber

    No your just being a dick. This is about encouraging people to register for the democratic process. If you want to divert from this start a thread on how it’s all so unfair.

    ulysse
    Member

    As a Green, I wouldn’t give a shite about labour if they lose, i’m concerned with the winning – the Corbynites espouse some of my parties goals. I don’t care how it’s brought about but I’m realist enough to realise that uk politics and some of its electorate are still too immature to accept Green policy. So Corbyn as a trojan horse and backdoor to more “Green” policy is fine by me.
    But if Labour do lose, I would welcome any move to encourage Corbyn /Mcdonnel / Rayner /Abrahams to defect to us.

    chewkw
    Member

    ulysse – Member
    As a Green, I wouldn’t give a shite about labour if they loose, i’m concerned with the winning – the Corbyn it’s espouse some of my parties goals.

    Caroline Lucas wipes the floor with Tim, shouty shouty, Farron in a debate.

    Farron could not even response to Lucas answers.

    I would vote for Lucas over Farron any day … (if it’s a two horse race between them)

    mattyfez
    Member

    I’d normally vote lib dem, but I’m going to take a deep breath and vote labour, as they could win our local seat.

    We can’t allow the Conservatives. They are pure evil.

    blader1611
    Member

    Is it ok to not vote and not complain about it?

    ulysse
    Member

    Bartley made me cringe at times on Question Time, Chewkw, but did hammer home a few truths when given the chance

    Premier Icon kelvin
    Subscriber

    Vote.

    Be very wary of anyone encouraging you not to vote… they probably are themselves.

    mattyfez
    Member

    Part of the problem is most people don’t actually take the time to read manifestos, they just rely on what’s in the tabloids and on Facebook, which all is very bias.

    Then they vote.

    chewkw
    Member

    mattyfez – Member
    We can’t allow the Conservatives. They are pure evil.

    I am voting for the Conservatives as I support PM May. 😈

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    I’d normally vote lib dem, but I’m going to take a deep breath and vote labour, as they could win our local seat.

    We can’t allow the Conservatives. They are pure evil.

    Pretty much where I’m at too.

    ulysse
    Member

    Pretty much where I’m at too.

    Yup.
    And the world ain’t quite ready for my lot yet…

    [video]https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=shIOZdEzkiU[/video]

    keithr
    Member

    Pretty much where I’m at too.

    Me too – I can’t imagine ever being selfish and uncaring enough to vote Tory.

    Murray
    Member

    I can imagine it – I did so when the Labour manifesto included unilateral nuclear disarmament, something that I thought was incredible dangerous.

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