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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...

I just don't see poeple who have heart...

I just don't see poeple who have heart held beliefs and opions. I see canidates who'd almost do anything and say anything to get power - without being able to explain simply what they want to do with it. Ask any candidate to give you a three point improvement plan, one that is measurable in the short term, on any area of central government. You know the sort of factual, achievable plan business works to. The answer you'll get, if you can even keep them to the subject, is at best obscure. Usually you'll get a compex range of of non-specific genralisations that can't be quantified in any way. How would you accept these proposals if you were a business? Well, you'd start again with a new list of potential suppliers. In the case of today's politics that means sacking this lot of candidates and starting over with a new set of fresh, enthusiastic newcomers. We couldn't do worse than just coopting MP's like jurers - you're sent to serve a 4 years term wether you want to or not. (Wasn't that the way the House of Lords worked though?)

written 3rd 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.