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Saying "No" to party politics

Until the UK abolishes the party system, I am unlikely to vote. There is no party that represents my views consistently. I may be tempted to vote for the party that are closest to my views, but then I would be voting for some of their policies that I fundamentally disagree with.

written 7th Apr 2005


Jack replies: I agree with this stance also, but surely it is better to have some of your positions represented than none?

written 7th Apr 2005

Robert replies: You echo my views entirely - but your comment came up while I was creating mine, so I've written something similar a little too late...

written 7th Apr 2005

Jack replies: It's a shame each of these topics disappear of the front page so fast, it's gonna make any form of debate difficult. As is the lack of email notification when someone replies to your comment.

written 7th Apr 2005

P replies: Yes, my post echoes pretty much the same sentiment (

Quote: "...but surely it is better to have some of your positions represented than none?"

Not if the remaining policies that you DO disagree with are things that you are fundamentally opposed to.

Would you vote for a Party that was broadly in line with your political view but that supported genocide? It's not about the 'quantity' of common ground that you have with a Party, it's about the significance of those issues that you disagree with them on.

If I were not in agreement with a Party over some trivial issues then I would be more than happy to ignore those, but when it comes to issues that I feel are of critical importance, I am not going to turn a blind eye and go against my principals and beliefs just for the sake of voting (or to make politicians feel better about the job they're doing).

written 8th 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.