Who's not voting in the EU election?

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  • bokonon
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    The Green Party has candidates in every region…or do they come under “fruit loops” for you.

    bokonon
    Member

    There is always the cock and balls on the ballot paper option.

    fin25
    Member

    will pop down, if there’s no-one to vote for, cock and balls it is…

    shermer75
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    LibDem counts as a protest vote these days

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    The main parties are now an indistinguishable self-serving, corporate-dictated irrelevance. None of them worthy of voting for. I’ve voted Green, as they appear to be the only ones who are even remotely aware of whats happening in the real world. And believe me, thats a sentence I never thought I’d ever utter.

    ebygomm
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    I was going to get a proxy vote as working away but OH didn’t get a vote as he hadn’t promised he wasn’t voting elsewhere so can’t be my proxy.

    I’ve voted Green, as they appear to be the only ones who are even remotely aware of whats happening in the real world. And believe me, thats a sentence I never thought I’d ever utter.

    😆

    It’s a funny old world, isn’t it!

    Jamie
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    Last time around I voted Lib Dem across the board, that worked out so well I might just go punch myself in the nuts for a bit, instead.

    Edukator
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    Daniel was on TV last night and was sufficiently convincing to get me to walk the 70m to the polling station to vote for malbouffe Bové.

    I’m not. Only the three main parties and the fruit loops are standing where I live. I’ve not even the opportunity of a protest vote.

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    I used to vote Lib Dems purely because they supported proportional representation for all UK elections, which if implemented would allow my vote to actually count.

    But their idiotic decision to be fobbed off with a referendum on PR rather than legislation, means that fond hope has been trashed for the foreseeable future.

    Labour – never after Iraq.

    Tories and anything to the right of them – obviously not.

    So looks like the Greens for me by default. And at the Euro elections my vote actually DOES count.

    prezet
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    Na, won’t be voting – I don’t believe in organised crime.

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    Please elaborate.

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    I’m not. Only the three main parties and the fruit loops are standing where I live. I’ve not even the opportunity of a protest vote.

    Basically, what you’re saying is that you can’t be arsed to vote, which is a disgusting attitude in itself. I’d be embarrassed to admit that I wasn’t going to vote in an election, be it local, general, or EU.

    I turned up and just wrote “SPOILED” across the whole ballot paper. You could easily have done the same. It is an INSANE privilege to be able to do that and you clearly don’t realise how lucky you are to have the opportunity.

    Being able to vote is one thing; being able to say, safely, that you think all the parties on the form are a crock of shit with no comeback is something else entirely.

    If you can’t even be bothered to drag yourself to the polling station – I mean, you could even have cast a postal vote and not even needed to leave the house – then you can’t expect to criticise the incumbent parties. Or UKIP. Or the BNP. Or the greens.

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    bokonon – Member

    There is always the cock and balls on the ballot paper option.

    Nah, not voting UKIP or Labour.

    chewkw
    Member

    Postal voted for:

    MEP = UKIP
    Local council = Tories

    Voted against the opposite in the Labour and Lib Dem strong hold.

    I don’t like nanny state me. 😆

    AdamW
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    Voting tonight for Greens. No way on this planet will I vote for right wing swivel-eyed loons.

    At least MEPs are PR-based, so my vote may count.

    wors
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    I voted Pirate Party. Ooo ahhh, pass the rum!

    that you think all the parties on the form are a crock of shit with no comeback is something else entirely.

    i think ill write this next to the box I’m going to create

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    If you can’t even be bothered to drag yourself to the polling station – I mean, you could even have cast a postal vote and not even needed to leave the house – then you can’t expect to criticise the incumbent parties. Or UKIP. Or the BNP. Or the greens.

    Plus 1

    My wives and I’s postal vote was delivered next door, they kindly gave it to me yesterday when i got home from work as they hadn’t seen me for a few days 🙁

    I turned up and just wrote “SPOILED” across the whole ballot paper. You could easily have done the same.

    Really, with that quote you think you’ve got the moral highground against someone who didn’t vote? 😯

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    Really, with that quote you think you’ve got the moral highground against someone who didn’t vote?

    Absolutely. It should be obvious why.

    Premier Icon Sandwich
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    My wives and I’s postal vote was delivered next door, they kindly gave it to me yesterday when i got home from work as they hadn’t seen me for a few days

    Submit the form at the polling station, it will count. Voting on the way home tonight, there may be drawing rather than X on the ballot.

    Submit the form at the polling station, it will count.

    I’ll do that, thanks 🙂

    prezet
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    Haha, the ol’ pitchforks are out today.

    You must be crazy if you think your little bit of paper is actually going to change anything. Sure it might put a different bum on a seat – but they’re just be serving the same bulls*t as the bloke before him.

    Yes, I sure am privileged to live under this illusion. There is a reason turnouts are falling year on year, because people are waking up and realising this. If it makes you feel better (possibly in the same way people believe in god for an afterlife) then go ahead put your little scribble on a piece of paper and take comfort in knowing you changed a large piece of history.

    @ Prezet

    I presume you’ve started your own grass roots party aimed at righting the wrongs then? Or joined one of the main stream parties with a view to fundamentally changing their constitution?

    Or are you just smugly mocking whilst sat on your arse doing nothing?

    You must be crazy if you think your little bit of paper is actually going to change anything.

    I must be crazy then.

    As someone else said: it’s not a perfect system, but it’s the best we have.

    I realise that nothing will ever be perfect, but my ballot is a drop in the ocean of having a say in how this country is run. That’s called democracy.

    There are other ways to change a country, but few that purely require me to put a cross next to the party I think would do the best job of running the country, or representing my area in Europe.

    chambord
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    Meh I got there but russell brand wasn’t one of the options so I didn’t bother ticking any

    prezet
    Member

    Or are you just smugly mocking whilst sat on your arse doing nothing?

    Exactly that.

    You go ahead and continue to think you can change the system… it’ll plough on regardless of what we all think. You’re under the illusion that whatever party your bit of paper votes in is actually in charge, and makes the decisions. Politicians are just the puppets.

    zoo200
    Member

    Prezet should move to Zimbabwe or somewhere and then tell us all it doesn’t matter…. Vote you knobheads… People died for this right!

    muzzle
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    Prezet’s fun isn’t he. Has he called us ‘sheeple’ yet?

    zoo200
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    I’m gonna vote UKIP to spite all non voters

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    I voted on my way to work this morning; I think I was the 12th person to go to our polling station and the clerks in there looked like they were prepared for a long, boring day.

    I voted Green, which seems to be the new choice for those of us who were fooled into thinking the Lib Dems were a progressive party.

    Plough on? Plough on flicking through the day time tv channels. Plough would infer some level of effort, coast along, on the backs of people who established your rights and relative comfort through the democratic process, I think you mean.

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    Submit the form at the polling station, it will count.

    IMPORTANT: Do not put it in a ballot box. Talk to the officials – postal votes handed in in person go in a different box.

    Premier Icon dazh
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    There are other ways to change a country, but few that purely require me to put a cross next to the party I think would do the best job of running the country, or representing my area in Europe.

    You’ve expressed in one sentence exactly what the problem is. The greatest irony of what we call ‘democracy’ is that it has removed the power from the people which it claims to provide. It’s the illusion of choice and power, when in reality all you’re voting for is more of the same.

    And don’t give me the ‘people died for it’ rubbish. You really think the Suffragettes, Tolpuddle Martyrs or any of the millions who died in the wars would look at today’s society and think this was worth dying for? Many of the things they fought for have been destroyed or so watered down that they wouldn’t recognise them any more.

    prezet
    Member

    The greatest irony of what we call ‘democracy’ is that it has removed the power from the people which it claims to provide. It’s the illusion of choice and power, when in reality all you’re voting for is more of the same.

    +1

    zoo200
    Member

    The internet has destroyed society….

    prezet
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    The internet has destroyed informed society….

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    I don’t even begin to understand what it is that the suffragettes fought for that has been so utterly destroyed that voting is no longer worthwhile.

    (I would quite like to understand this novel claim, so happy to read your thoughts on the subject. It just strikes me as a rather odd idea.)

    Apathy is the problem NOT the appropriate response. If you don’t like the system DO SOMETHING about it.

    prezet
    Member

    So if apathy is not the appropriate response, and democracy does nothing to make change – what is the answer?

    There are huge numbers of people out there who are not going to be voting because they feel exactly the same. Thinking their so called ‘vote’ will change nothing.

    zoo200
    Member

    Sorry, I meant to say the internet has informed society that there are muppets out there who don’t vote…

    Democracy does nothing to make change…..Errr….

    i think the voting that’s going on the minute and in the near future may lead to the break up of the UK, the UK leaving the european union – do you not think these are significant issues? If you don’t you’re clearly thick and we’d all benefit from your abstention.

    Also you can get involved in any campaigning group that suits your own perspective whether that be Greenpeace of the EDL they do influence policy directly and indirectly.

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