They're not voting because...
- I live in a "safe seat".
I live in a "safe seat". What's the point of voting when there is simply no possibility whatsoever that my vote could change anything?
We're never going to see a change, either. Anyone who ends up in power will be there because the current system worked for them. Who in that position would go and change things to make it easier for minority voices to be heard?written 14th Apr 2005
piersh replies: Your first point is valid - though I suggest you sign up to Charter 88 (http://www.charter88.org.uk/) as a constructive step rather than withdraw your vote.
Your second point is not. Changes have actually happened, not all as a result of revolutions, & some as a result of genuinely enlightenment. Think Gorbachev in 89, De Klerk in 90...written 14th Apr 2005
Jodie replies: In European (and Scottish Parliament, Welsh and London Assembly) there is an element of PR involved in the form of the top-up party lists. So it is only in general elections that "safe seats" occur wholly.
Do you both voting in those elections, or is it really laziness masquerading as principle?written 15th Apr 2005