They're not voting because...
- To vote or not to vote....
I wasn't going to vote, I was going to just spoilt my ballot paper. That way, at least I've executed my constitutional right but I haven't given any of them the oxygen of publicity, so to speak. I have a extreme distrust of politicians these days. The majority (well those that get the publicity) seem to be either fawning lackeys toeing the party line or careerists trying to boost their standing in the party and the nations eye. I know this is probably a bit unfair to a lot of hardworking MPs and party members who have a difficult time at the coalface but it's not them we are ultimately voting for. The election this time around will result in a win for Blair (highly probable), Howard (unlikely) or Kennedy (even more unlikely) and any of them will do just what they want and those at grassroots will just have to follow party line.written 20th Apr 2005
Tiger43 replies: I agree with all of the above. However, I would just like to add that I would use my ballot paper to blow my nose on. Its the nearest that any of the parties will get to recieving my mark.written 20th Apr 2005
ryano replies: It would be interesting to see what people think would be an 'appropriate' way to spoil their ballot papers. Blowing your nose on it is one, writing "You're all lying charlatans" may be another. Any other suggestions?written 21st Apr 2005