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Not Apathetic

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

They're not voting because...

None of the parties seem to have a coherent...

None of the parties seem to have a coherent agenda which matches any particular philosophy. Instead, the parties mix and match policies in order to get elected. In short, the politicians are self-serving and therefore not fit to be trusted.

After all, he who wants power for its own sake is the least well qualified to hold it.

Politics will become worthwhile again once politicians rationally discuss policies on the basis of observable facts, rather than emotive sound-bites and hysterical media reports in a cynical and disgusting attempt to be reelected.

Where have the freedoms that made Britain great disappeared to?

written 18th Apr 2005


diplomatt replies: the freedoms seems to be in the hand of murdoch et al

trying onself to the mast of a political philosophy is often unhelpful, and can lead to dogmatic decision making. problems often needs to be dealt with in their context, a decision can be subject to what you have at the time at your disposal/what is achievable

if cynicism didn't work they wouldn't use it.

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.