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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 have very little respect for the public...

I have very little respect for the public behaviour of politicians of any party. Very little real debate seems to take place and any exposure to their rantings and very predicatable attacks on each other inevitably leavers me feeling very negative and bored.

Their attitude and negative agression is so alien to all my normal day to day dealings with ordinary people that it makes me wonder what drives them to behave in this way. I find the media (espacially the Today programme on Radio 4) just as bad.

All very boring and uninteresting, especially when one lives in a safe seat.

A caveat: I am (fairly) sure that there are many MP's, when not in the glare of the media, are decent hard working public spirited types - but I never seem to come across any...

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.