Voting in tomorrow's (theoretical) general election
I’d rather die than vote Tory, so that’s one less.
I’ve always been a Lib Dem supporter, but since they’ve become more Tory than Tory and jumped on the poor bashing bandwagon, they’re out as well.
So, that leaves Labour, who have also become more Tory than Tory and jumped on the poor bashing bandwagon….
There aren’t any other parties left who can win a general election or make a dent in a coalition….Posted 4 years agofailedengineerMember
I’d like to see a labour party which stayed a wee bit more true to it’s roots. With some MPs who have some experience of life outside university and politics. I couldn’t vote Tory under ant circumstances. Lib Dem? They’ve lost any credibility they once may have had. I wish Vince Cable would join Labour.Posted 4 years ago
So, to summarise, none of the above.
Here’s how it is.
Dave has decided to call a snap general election for 14 September. He’s had it with Clegg’s desperate eyes and dead-fish handshakes. He’s a player, he likes to shake things up and frankly he feels pretty under appreciated. Plus, his perfect side-parting told him last night that he’ll win a landslide…
So, who do you vote for?
More of the same with Dave
Milliband’s new way
Clegg’s… uh… yellow ties?
None of the above
And why?Posted 4 years agobinnersSubscriber
There is truly nobody worthy of the vote. Politics is now utterly pointless. They all represent the same neo-liberal consensus, regardless of party.
I’d probably hold my nose and vote labour, as at least while they’re busy keeping the rich happy, representing corporate interests,, making our society more and more unequal, and punishing the poor, they don’t look like they’re really, really, really enjoying it! Unlike the Tories, who are clearly loving every minute of it.
I really, really wish there was a realistic alternative. The SNP have showed what happens when there is. A party that actually had even the whiff or some principles about it would be a welcome novelty.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
I’d have to vote labour, even though they’re pish. Lib dems obviously impossible to vote for, tories raging ****s, and an SNP vote in my seat would be wasted. But I’d not be choosing labour, I’d just be rejecting everything else.
But if this is my theoretical general election tomorrow, can it not be after my theoretical Yes vote yesterday? In which case, we’ll have the parliament we elected not one imposed on us by english voters like every tory government since the 1950s.Posted 4 years agoCoyoteSubscriber
I find the state of politics a little more depressing than ever now. Blair promised much but delivered only illusion. When the mask started to slip he bailed and handed the reins to Brown who eagerly accepted. During the election campaign Clegg seemed the standout candidate preaching reason and a middle path. No overall result and Clegg decides to thrown his lot in with Conservative due to personal differences with Brown.
Post election, Clegg and his bunch of bastards (particularly Danny Alexander) proceed to abandon their principles for a seat at the big table. Labour on the other hand elect a half wit as a leader and demonstrate no clear policies or forward thinking.
The Tories are gleefully kicking the economically and socially disadvantaged and making them the scapegoats for all ills. Nothing unusual in that apart from Cameron, Osbourne and Duncan-Smith seem to be deriving far too much pleasure from the process.
This is the first time ever where I can really see no real option to vote for.Posted 4 years agoteamhurtmoreMember
I find current politics equally compelling and revolting at the same time. Last night’s QT summed it up. I would happily have pressed the mute every time Chuka Umunna and Justine Greening spoke. It’s the obvious bollocks that they spout and the utter contempt with which they treat those they ‘represent.’ Its easier to dismiss Greening, but Umanna has leadership clearly in his sights. I wonder it he will change his mind on zero hours contracts by then?
I told my MP that her vote on Syria would determine my support next time. She voted the wrong way IMO so that’s one crossed off. Oh, heck, what’s left…
Hoping that Uncle Vince joins the Labour Party – some death wish!?!?
OP, don’t get distracted by Cleggies yellow tie. Look for the secret cross-bwpench hidden club. We are not meant to know about this hidden alliance but they are becoming increasingly brazen. The giveaway? The purple tie – watch next PMQ. An interesting group, and why purple!?!?! 😉Posted 4 years agojonbaMember
None of the above.
I’d probably look at smaller parties and see if any of them had any policies I liked beyond thing vaguely worded to offend the least number of people, get them voted back in and maintain the status quo.
Having said that, my local MP made a good speach on the cycling debate and has when writen to actually composed a letter in response rather than just hit print on a generic response template.Posted 4 years ago
But then she’s labour and I hate whinging lefties 😉glupton1976Member
Lets for hypothetical purposes say that there was an SNP candidate contesting every seat in every area of the UK, would you vote for them if you thought they might get into power? To take it a bit further, would your voting decision be changed if they dropped the scottish bit?Posted 4 years ago
OP, don’t get distracted by Cleggies yellow tie. Look for the secret cross-bwpench hidden club. We are not meant to know about this hidden alliance but they are becoming increasingly brazen. The giveaway? The purple tie – watch next PMQ. An interesting group, and why purple!?!?!
I’ll check it out. Interesting development, this purple tie.
None of the above.
Maybe a STW party is the answer? We seem to have all bases covered. 😀Posted 4 years agocleanerbybikeMembermiketuallySubscriber
Amazingly, we have an MP who was born and raised here, lives here, has kids at a state school here, who has had a real job before becoming an MP and was a local Councillor for a few years. And she rides a bike.
I’d always voted Lib Dem in general elections. Not because I thought they’d ever win here, but because a vote for them was seen as a vote for civil liberties (ID Cards, etc.), for free higher education, and because they opposed the Iraq war. The candidate in recent elections was also a nice guy (the fact that he seems to have cut all ties with the party since they voted for increasing uni fees validated my opinion of him) who has bought me a pint more than once. And because my Labour MP was Alan Milburn.
Tomorrow, I’d vote Labour because they’re the least bad of the mainstream parties and because I think Jenny is doing a good job.
If we had a system other than first-past-the-post, I’d probably vote Green, then Labour.Posted 4 years ago
I’d always voted Lib Dem in general elections.
Same here when they had honest faces.
I suppose I’d vote Labour… although I can’t stand our MP (the so-called ‘Dame of Dereliction’ Louise Ellman) and don’t have any belief in the new version of Labour… It wouldn’t matter anyway. Labour always gets in where I live, so a protest vote would be both futile and unsatisfactory.Posted 4 years agomiketuallySubscriber
Labour always gets in where I live, so a protest vote would be both futile and unsatisfactory.
Your vote isn’t ‘wasted’ if your choice doesn’t get in. Voting for your preferred candidate shows support for their policies, which may influence the other parties. It’s not a competition to try to guess the winner.Posted 4 years agocleanerbybikeMember
So, 35 posts in and not a single Conservative amongst us… unless I missed something.
That’s pretty telling eh? So just who did vote for that set of upper class, in it for themselves and their rich mates, ****ts?
According to that link I posted, they would be the least popular choice based on policies (apart from UKIP/BNP, but they’re not real parties, are they?)Posted 4 years agobinnersSubscriber
Most issues aren’t really party-political. All MP’s should have a free vote on every issue, otherwise what’s the point?
A free vote? Thats not going to work, is it? How is the Hedge fund manager to know that having taken his massive bung, and the promise of a highly paid job when you’re voted out, that you can deliver the policy he’s just told you he wants? If your MP’s start developing ideas of their own? And won’t just just rubber stamp what you bloody well tell them too?Posted 4 years ago
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