Wednesday, 2 May 2012
How to vote tomorrow...
Are you one of the so called 'disconnected' voters? Perhaps you feel 'disengaged' or just plain disinterested?
Well, I've got news for you. If you don't go out and vote tomorrow then I have not sympathy for you. If you don't vote then you have no right to complain. Low turnout simply equals 'Do what you like to me. I'll just roll over and let you get on with it!'
For many years now I have campaigned long and hard for compulsory voting in all UK elections - with the stipulation that there must be a box for 'No suitable candidate' otherwise it becomes meaningless. There is currently no system in the UK for registering dissatisfaction.
So tomorrow, I don't care what party you support or don't support.
If you like the look of the policies of a particular candidate, then vote for that candidate.
But if, like me, you think that politicians in general are a money grabbing, irresponsible, self-centred, lying, cheating pain in the arse who don't give a toss about the electorate, then write 'NO SUITABLE CANDIDATE' across your ballot paper to spoil it.
Only when there is a majority of spoilt ballots in an election might they actually take notice of us.
Not voting is simply giving in...