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Voter Apathy in the UK

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posted on Jun, 4 2009 @ 01:38 PM
Hi everyone I wanted to add this thread as it sums up what I have been feeling at the moment and wanted to see if it is as widespread as I think. I have had the ballot paper through for the European Elections and to be honest, it is a bit embarrassing as I think of my self as well informed and educated but I do not know any candidates that are standing or have any interest in the outcome of the election. It is the same result and really the smaller states seem to have the biggest sway as they have higher voting turnouts.
In regards to the General Election I have no interest in voting and have not done so for the last 10 years as I think that the tabloids win the election, my vote does not make a difference, hence the futility of democracy, it seems that big business and the powers that be will get their favoured result regardless, I for one think that the expenses scandal was definitely engineered to get a clean sweep of Westminster and install a whole new breed of puppets.

Does anyone else agree or am I just a jaded cynic

posted on Jun, 4 2009 @ 01:44 PM
Forgot to add that I am not suggesting communisim or a dictatorship however think that Politicians as a whole are as bent as a £3 note and really why has society let itself be organised and pened in by these talentless souless wastes of oxygen. After working with the military for the last couple of years the old phrase "Lions lead by Lambs" has never been more pertinant

posted on Jun, 4 2009 @ 02:01 PM
reply to post by On the level

I have had the ballot paper through for the European Elections and to be honest, it is a bit embarrassing as I think of my self as well informed and educated but I do not know any candidates that are standing or have any interest in the outcome of the election.

It's like that here in Germany. I'm not sure how elections work in Britain, but here in Germany, you don't vote for people, just the party and then the party will choose the person to be the representative, be it in the Bundestag, local governments, or the European Congress.

So, all over town, there are signs up that say "vote CDU!" or "vote SPD!" and hardly a mention of it on the news or anything, other than don't forget to vote June 7th!

I'm an American and I've asked people what the point of this European election is and no one knows. No one's got the foggiest clue!

And I remember my peers in high school thinking that American government was hard to understand! And people say it's corrupt there. At least we know who we're voting for because they actually have to talk to people!

posted on Jun, 4 2009 @ 03:03 PM
Its been over a decade since i voted also, until today where i have voted for UKIP.The way to beat these as the Americans say non representing representatives is to vote outside the main parties.Break the left right paradigm.We need to give the main parties such a kicking in these elections so that they'll never recover or have the chance to ignore us again.Then do the same at the general election.

posted on Jun, 4 2009 @ 03:06 PM
Never voted and never will, democracy is a big con. Mob rule which you can take two ways.

1) Run by the mob
2) Mob rule can mean the masses who as crowds are stup1d. Any minority in a democracy in under threat by the mob period.

So democracy is just a con, it is only socialism, pretending that you have some freedoms that you do not.

posted on Jun, 4 2009 @ 07:43 PM
reply to post by On the level

I agree - I didn't bother voting because it's a complete waste of time since they're all as corrupt as each other anyway, me voting won't make a blind bit of difference to which puppet the PTB put into Europe or Number10 for that matter (or wherever they put them these days).

The whole system is a scam, full of organised crime bosses & power-mad narcissistic nutbags masquerading as upstanding people who give a damn about us.

posted on Jun, 4 2009 @ 07:57 PM
Wow, I am proud to be amongst fellow political agnostics.

I voted only once when I was 18 and never, ever again. A friend once accused me of being ignorant for not voting; twas difficult to explain to him the Truth.

It's amusing how all the MP's are saying they'll stand the next election. This gives them another year to fleece the system. Enough is enough but they have their Trident submarines and police with big sticks and tazers to suppress an uprising. We just have the power of the pen, but alas i feel our ink is invisible.

One of my favourite quotes:

"You may smile at me for being different, but i laugh at you for being normal".

I guess the joke is now on the system, but fear who will have the last laugh.

posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 04:29 PM
And not voting is your right but how can you complain about decisions made by our elected leaders at any level if you do not vote?

And does this apply to all elections? I can see the disconnect our the Westminister level but I know my parish and local council elected offcials so I have a connection with them, and if they make decisions that I disapprove of, I can easily talk to them and they value my vote more.

And this begs the question. what would you do if it was illegal not to vote?

[edit on 11-6-2009 by Freedom ERP]

posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 04:52 PM
reply to post by Freedom ERP

I just don't believe in centralised g'ment full stop, so i'd feel like i'd be cheating myself if i voted.

If you then mentioned council elections, well they're just as bad. When the Fiat money started to implode last year and Northern Rock were pounded hard due to the bank run, then i was absolutely amazed at Kent council for example, who had stashed £200Million in Iceland bank accounts.

They have just published a report (no source, just watched it on news last night) where they said councils should have expressed more diligence with tax payers money. I thought what a load of bollocks. It is blatant corruption where they have taken local monies and put it in off-shore trust accounts.

So i won't vote for ANY governance of ANY description.

If they make it law, then i'll just chop off my fingers so i can't hold a pen and then they can't fingerprint me.

If they want a retinal scan, i'll gauge out my eyeballs.

If they want my DNA, well i'll.....erm.....get a transfusion. Dam, it's gonna be hard in this NWO that's slowly happening.

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