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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...

The burden of guilt

I can't deal with the responsibility involved in making the decision. I fear that if I vote conservative, I'll never be able to forgive myself about the plight of the travellers, immigrants and the environment. But if I vote Labour and their populist policies turn out to be lacking in substance and Blair's untrustworthy nature exposed again, will I be able to live with myself either. Can I risk letting the strong-policied party I see the Liberal Democrats to be lead the country with a weak and unhealthy leader in Kennedy at the helm? The potential guilt attached with any ofthese choices leaves me with no choice but to abstain from voting altogether, as I surely could not live with myself if the decision I made were shown to make people suffer as the wrong choice surely will.

written 19th Apr 2005


Tim Smith replies: You could always vote for the Green Party! Not likely to form the next government, but a few more Green MPs in Parliament can only be to Britain's benefit.

written 19th Apr 2005

ryano replies: With the amount of guilt bearing down on your shoulders you are almost certainly a Catholic and are therefore voting in the wrong election. Get yourself over to Rome and elect the next Pope. (Make sure you become a Cardinal first though).

written 19th 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.