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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 government and the opposition parties...

The government and the opposition parties resolutely refuse to give constitutional parity to England within the UK. Post devolution, we endure the continuation of higher public spending in the rest of the UK, courtesy of our taxes (the Barnett Formula), non-representative MPs (such as John Reid) in key positions (he is health minister for England)but unaccountable to England's electorate, unelected and therefore undemocratic regional assemblies (despite the North East "NO" Vote)and the West Lothian Question. The people of England, whatever their origins, are treated as second class citizens within the UK. This is largely the fault of the current government, but no opposition parties are prepared to fully address the issues. It is an outrage.

written 11th Apr 2005


Arthur replies: I fully agree. There is a deeply undemocratic process going on for the English.

I have come to the conclusion that I have no alternative than to cast a protest vote with the BNP - if enough Englishmen (and women of course) - do that then a clear message will be sent.

As for the Scotch - they have been whining for years for an assembly and now they have been given one they still want to have a say on England and the English.

written 26th 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.