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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...

Write your reasons here... Discrimination against some, not all, pensioers abroad

Write your reasons here...

I also live in Australia and each time I go back to the UK I have to keep boarding passes etc, to prove that I have been somewhere in Europe, the USA or one of a large number of other countries, in order to receive my full pension entitlement for the time I was there. As soon as I return to Australia, my pension is cut back to the amount I first received - no indexing allowed for us. As far as I can see, not one of the UK political parties has any plans at all to change the circumstances for British Pensioners living in one or two Commonwealth countries, where they (politicians in power) for some reason not clear to me, punish the old for choosing to live there and not somewhere else - an Alice in Wonderland way to behave. Strange thinking, is it not? Even if they do promise in advance that all pensioners will be looked after, nothing actually happens once they are safely voted in. So why vote any of them in? D.M.E.

written 18th Apr 2005

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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.