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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 MPs have long since lost their responsibility...

Because the UK isn't a democracy.
The MPs have long since lost their responsibility to represent the views of their constituents. Policy decisions are made with no real recourse to what the people actually want (which is what I thought a democracy was - MPs are directly elected representatives *of the people*) - the Iraq debacle would have happened whether it was Labour or Conservative in government.
There is little to distinguish one party from another: Labour and Conservative are just two sides of the same coin; and even though LibDems have some interesting viewpoints, the chances of them actually winning are too slim to consider them a viable alternative (even less so, now that they have stated that they would not form a coalition government with Labour or Conservative).
I'm not apathetic, but until we find a system that works, where MPs are truly accountable to their constituents, where policies are made with the general populace in mind, then, and only then, will I consider voting.

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.