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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...

Unless I find a minority party to represent...

Unless I find a minority party to represent my views, I will not be voting because:

tony blair is arrogant and amoral and has the blood of innocent people on his hands

he is supported by a bunch of spineless sycophants in government

I would never vote Tory

Lib Dems and SNP are irrelevant

there is no proportional representation to make my vote really count

written 27th Apr 2005


Gavin replies: What's so bad about the Tories? The Labour party is only in power now because they copied all the Tory policies and dropped all of their own. Blair is a Tory! If it wasn't for the Iraq war, he'd still be as popular as ever (most likely) and could carry on being the Tory he's been for years. Brown is a Tory, too. Face it, we have the Tory party at the moment. They just pretend they're not Tories. At least Howard & Co show their true colours..!

What is it, some kind of anti-capitalist thing? Is the idea that if you work hard you can achieve a better standard of living SO bad? The Tories are as happy as anyone to support a social security system to account for people going through a bad patch (or whatever), they're happy enough to have an NHS - all the socialist things that actually matter are on the Tory agenda. So what is it? Do they have to paint themselves red and pretend to be the Labour party to get in, now?

Seriously, I'm not that pro-Tory, but there seems to be this band of people who hate them without and any reasoning at all - you just get "I would never vote Tory". All the parties are the same for heaven's sake! Do people not like blue any more or something?

written 28th Apr 2005

James Murdoch replies: "Unless I find a minority party to represent my views, I will not be voting"

"Lib Dems and SNP are irrelevant"

is it just me who finds those two sentences strange bedfellows?

written 29th Apr 2005

Pete replies: The original poster appears to be contradicting himself/herself !!!

He/She will not vote for either the Lib Dems or the SNP as they are irrelevent, but he/she would vote for a minority party ???

Surely, by virtue of the fact that it is a minority party, makes it irrelevant in the eyes of the poster ?

written 29th 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.