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steppenwolf_a_558

  1 month ago

The lesser of two evils...

I was talking to someone today who said that although he despised the politicians he had to vote for it was worth going for the "lesser of two evils". So knowing he is a pagan I said "you'd have picked Luther over the Catholic church then?" If you don't have to pick why would you pick the lesser of two evils?
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Mollygirl

  1 month ago
Because bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. Reply
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Shy13

  1 month ago
Yep, absolutely - I do feel bad not voting because I don't think of myself as apathetic, but is that just societal pressure? If I don't feel represented by any party, It would be hypocritical of me to vote for any. Erica Jong said, "Ambivalence is a wonderful tune to dance to. It has a rhythm all its own". Reply
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gljcleeve

  1 month ago
In the last election (and a few before that) the Tory Party had convincing victories and even a huge majority in the last one. The problem with this is that our democratic system favours the party with the most seats at the end but ignores how many votes and what percentage of the available votes are actually gained by a party.
Looking at the published figures available online I saw that around 30% of those eligible to vote did so for the Tory Party and about 33% of voters couldn't be bothered to turn out and the remaining votes were split between at least 6 parties.
I'm convinced that our system is broken but will still vote in the somewhat vain hope that it will make a difference and we will end up with a PR based system so that numbers of votes count instead of just seats gained.
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PoohBah

  1 month ago
There seems to be some confusion about today's elections : they are (mostly) for local councillors — you know, the ones who keep the streets swept and the bins emptied and the marginal minority interests adequately funded — nothing to do with Parliament or the Government as some here seem to think. I shall vote for the incumbent councillor for my ward, who is the only candidate who actually lives in the ward, appears to have done a reasonable job for the past few years, and is the only one who bothers to contact us regularly about local issues when there isn't an election nigh. If you vote for or against a local councillor because of a party's national policy or reputation then I venture to suggest that you are voting for the wrong reason. Reply
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alansday

  1 month ago
Because if you don't vote you end up with the "greater" of two evils. Reply
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TheOldDragonsPaul

  1 month ago
It's all about tactical voting ~ trying to keep out the party you are convinced will do a bad job ? Reply
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yvonne7495

  1 month ago
you have a clever mind (o: Reply
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Scorpio70

  1 month ago
Loads of people going to vote don't realize there's always a 3rd option. Reply
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Mark_W

  1 month ago
To give Doris and his cronies a bloody nose… Reply
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Chris563

  1 month ago
If you don’t vote you shouldn’t complain what is going on. Reply
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