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

They're not voting because...

Tax

why bother I'll pay a whopping load of tax to whihc ever shade of blue that gets in.

written 6th May 2005

Responses

Anonymous replies: I say hear, hear, what.

written 6th May 2005

dcd replies: Well OF COURSE they need the tax so that they can pay themselves and enjoy the new Blackberry phones, luxury offices, expenses and flunkies.

Not that long ago they actually created a whole tier of government with the Welsh Assembly and Scottish Parliament -- it's clearly not actually needed as we've done without since the Union of the United Kingdom, but it's "nice" and they managed to get it through on the patriotic ticket... and all of it has to be paid for.

For some reason nowadays people are labouring under the misconception that there are "fair" taxes!

People argued against the "poll tax" because (so they said) it wasn't "fair"! How bizarre!

People actually agree with high tax on cigarettes, alcohol and petrol, as somehow "fair"!

I am old enough to remember when "tax" was a dirty word, and a penny on a packet of fags or a pint would have been taken as an attack on the working class! My, how times have changed!

written 6th May 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.

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