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Not Apathetic

Tell the world why you're not voting - don't let your silence go unheard

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I am not apathetic, but I know that ...

I am not apathetic, but I know that I now have a choice to make, (a) Vote for a government that has under preformed and should not be rewarded for it (b) vote for the conservative party who I remember all to well from their last tour of duty where the country was on its uppers and was being run by a bunch of sleazy chancers who had absolutely zero respect for the people of this country and ran britain with our taxes like an old boy's club or (c) well lets be honest there is no option c... as I say I'm not apathetic I hust wish that there was an option on the voters slip where you could say that none of the above candidates were worthy of your vote! I'm sure this will never happen cause all parties are well aware that there would be a record turn out and the gravy train would over!!!

written 18th Apr 2005


Confused replies: I agree with (a) and (b) and would like to add a more specific (c) and (d). (c) I can't vote Lib Dem, even though I agree with many of their policies (local income tax, 50 per cent. tax on high earners, no student fees and free care for the elderly), because of their policy on the EU, which I think is undemocratic, corrupt and bureaucratic. (d) I can't vote Green although, again, I agree with many of their policies, but I am not in favour of wind farms in areas such as the Lake District. Wind power is wonderful in theory, but is unreliable, therefore will always need the back-up of conventional power, and expensive.

written 18th Apr 2005

About Not Apathetic

NotApathetic was built so that people who are planning not to vote in the UK General Election on May 5th can tell the world why. We won't try to persuade you that voting is a good or a bad idea - we're just here to record and share your explanations. Whether ideological, practical or other, any reason will do.

A lot of users would like us to mention that if you spoil your ballot paper, it will be counted. So if you want to record a vote for "none of the above", you can.