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RazzzBerries
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Literally no-one cares if you do that. Might as well wipe your arse with your voting slip.
It’s still a form of protest and you’ll be added to the statistic of those who spoiled their ballots. If more and more people voice their opinions this way, then it effectively sends the message “I don’t agree with any of you” and could spark a change.
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here, get my respect. well said
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No that's the point, it's precisely because people can achieve change through other means other than voting that the argument is ****. The person who doesn't actively support any of the mainstream parties may still bring change through volunteering, petitions, talking to politicians, etc.

It's also **** because it's a cheap attempt at contractarianism and guilt-tripping, but that's another matter
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Really don't like how people use emotive language when 'teaching' you the importance of voting. People seem to have forgotten that you can get your point across without being patronising. Literally unfollowed all of the SJW friends on Instagram, they share too many graphic videos.
Genuinely will never understand why people feel the need to educate others on social media about politics. Last place I will go to for guidance.
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Vote Labour
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you live in democracy. vote labour to secure it. is this something difficult to you?
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(Original post by RazzzBerries)
It’s still a form of protest and you’ll be added to the statistic of those who spoiled their ballots. If more and more people voice their opinions this way, then it effectively sends the message “I don’t agree with any of you” and could spark a change.
Just don't think it's a particularly meaningful or substantial form of protest. It's almost like armchair activism. (well, it kind of is)
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just do what ye want, who cares what other people have to say on this
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(Original post by RazzzBerries)
It’s still a form of protest and you’ll be added to the statistic of those who spoiled their ballots. If more and more people voice their opinions this way, then it effectively sends the message “I don’t agree with any of you” and could spark a change.
Problem is that this never happens, and the ups-and-downs of the 'spoilt ballot' segment of the vote are rarely reported on or analysed...

By contrast, a swing between Labour and the Tories will be discussed to death and will probably crowd out the above in terms of raw coverage
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Besides repeating what everyone else has said, politics isn't just who's on the news in parliament, politics is the tax you pay, the bins that are collected, the roads being maintained, funding in schools, the prices of food......

Politics is everything arround you, not voting if you have the chance is extremely ignorant
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lmfao you can just ignore it or unfollow people that post about it if you don't want to hear about it.
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OK zoomer
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(Original post by J Papi)
Problem is that this never happens, and the ups-and-downs of the 'spoilt ballot' segment of the vote are rarely reported on or analysed...

By contrast, a swing between Labour and the Tories will be discussed to death and will probably crowd out the above in terms of raw coverage
True, but it backs my point on what could happen if everyone tried. Of course I agree with you guys on the issues persistently pestering or using social media to influence voters, but if there isn’t a valid reason why someone can’t be bothered to put a mark on a bit of paper (which is one of the only opportunities where people have a say without others getting ahead because of race, gender, class and other inequalities in our world), then I will have to disagree in my opinion.
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votey mcvoteface
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if it convinces some people to get off their arse and vote, I don't care! I'm under no duress to view the content.
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votey mcvoteface
That's still going...?? 🤣
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This is so annoying. Like I know I have to vote, I am not a child. I just find it so annoying how everyone is virtue signaling on social media right now, people who don't know a thing about politics, all posting "vote this vote that". SHUT THE **** UP. NO ONE CARES HOW 'WOKE' YOU ARE.


kthanksbye xoxoxoxoxoxox
People are literally dying. Nothing to do with seeming woke.
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*she snapped*

Really don't like how people use emotive language when 'teaching' you the importance of voting. People seem to have forgotten that you can get your point across without being patronising. Literally unfollowed all of the SJW friends on Instagram, they share too many graphic videos.
Genuinely will never understand why people feel the need to educate others on social media about politics. Last place I will go to for guidance.
Yeah I don't get why people are aggressively political on social media.
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J Papi
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(Original post by RazzzBerries)
True, but it backs my point on what could happen if everyone tried. Of course I agree with you guys on the issues persistently pestering or using social media to influence voters, but if there isn’t a valid reason why someone can’t be bothered to put a mark on a bit of paper (which is one of the only opportunities where people have a say without others getting ahead because of race, gender, class and other inequalities in our world), then I will have to disagree in my opinion.
There are plenty of valid reasons - you can google them. If anything, this outright dismissal of these reasons ("the only reason why people don't go out to vote is because they're lazy or irrational") is part of the condescension the OP is talking about.
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because it’s so important that you vote, you’d be surprised how many young people are of age yet don’t use their vote. it’s because of them that we got stuck with the tories in power for so long
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(Original post by J Papi)
There are plenty of valid reasons - you can google them. If anything, this outright dismissal of these reasons ("the only reason why people don't go out to vote is because they're lazy or irrational") is part of the condescension the OP is talking about.
Yeah I’m not hating on those with valid reasons, nor am I backing the “lazy” argument being the only argument. I just think people need to see the power of a vote, that’s all. If they still decide not to then fair enough. :yes:
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