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(Original post by blissy)
If you're not voting, don't complain.
How does that work again?

There can be no legitimate political opinion that doesn't accept the righteousness of the current status quo?
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Before researching it and finding out they are actually way too racist for me I might have said BNP but now it looks like i'll be voting labour though god knows why.
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Aha! More have cast their votes for the BNP: happysunshine, rockindemon, zazy, Oswald Mosley ...
It wa sa joke...Just wanted to see the results my actual option wasn't there...
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(Original post by blissy)
If you're not voting, don't complain.
*******s!

And if theres no-one to vote for?
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It should be made law that everyone should have to turn up to vote even if only to abstain. Australia have this system, I believe. Only 30% of the electorate voting is a shambles!
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(Original post by piginapoke)
Out of interest why would you vote for someone if you had no idea why you were doing it?
Its the first chance i'll have to vote I will see which candidate appeals but voting labour would be merely personal at the moment.
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The trouble with democracy:

From an individual's perspective, it is illogical to vote, as a single vote doesn't make any difference to an election result.

Only those that vote decide the government.

Hence, the government is decided by people who don't make well-reasoned, logical decisions.
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(Original post by Harry Potter)
The trouble with democracy:

From an individual's perspective, it is illogical to vote, as a single vote doesn't make any difference to an election result.

Only those that vote decide the government.

Hence, the government is decided by people who don't make well-reasoned, logical decisions.
Are you sure?

Candidate 1 - 1000 votes
Candidate 2 - 1000 votes

I vote for candidate 1, the polls close. Surely my vote helped the election result? I think what you are meaning to say that in the heartlands for parties voting for any other party becomes a wasted vote.

So, considering the problem with FPTP and the amount of wasted votes (and the fact elections are decided in marginals) - should we go PR?

Labour - working hard for Britain
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Are you sure?

Candidate 1 - 1000 votes
Candidate 2 - 1000 votes

I vote for candidate 1, the polls close. Surely my vote helped the election result? I think what you are meaning to say that in the heartlands for parties voting for any other party becomes a wasted vote.

So, considering the problem with FPTP and the amount of wasted votes (and the fact elections are decided in marginals) - should we go PR?

Labour - working hard for Britain
Well yes, if you're being picky then there is an extremely slim chance that one vote will make a difference, but you're more likely to win the lottery. If you're not in a marginal consituency, voting is even more illogical.
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If it was in the Scottish system (2 votes, one for first past the post, one for regional list thingy) I'd probably vote lib dem and socialist. On this I put socialist because they looked so lonely compared to the lib dems.
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Nice to see I was given neg rep for my post!....Its refreshing to see that politics and expressing ones political orientation still arouses debate...whether it be from an anonomous neg rep !
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