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General Election on May 6th 2010 confirmed.

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posted on Apr, 5 2010 @ 04:39 PM
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General Election on May 6th 2010 confirmed.


news.bbc.co.uk

Gordon Brown will announce on Tuesday morning that the general election will, as expected, be held on 6 May, BBC political editor Nick Robinson says.

The prime minister will go to Buckingham Palace to ask the Queen to dissolve Parliament.

On returning from the Palace he will formally confirm the date and make a speech in Downing Street in which he will dub the election "the big choice".
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Apr, 5 2010 @ 04:39 PM
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British politics just got alot more interesting. Will any of you be voting?
Just a little side note for those that cant be botherd to read links given, this will be the first election where live TV debates will take place - Thats something i wanna see. And if its live there is a better change they'll mess things up and make themselves look like prats, which is always fun.

news.bbc.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Apr, 5 2010 @ 04:58 PM
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i wont be, as its completly pointless... all mainstream partys except the BNP are the same (bnp are just b++tards), all the rest either stand for things that are simply not electable as they just stand for their ideals and have no real objective other than to save some trees, or stay out of europe ... and the main stay out of europe one... ukip is just a front for the tory party .

theirs also the fact that really in uk politicians that are voted in hardly make any decisions as its all the cival servants who make changes and run things, so voting in a new figure head to front the same cival servants their has and will always be seems pointless to me.

theirs also the fact that to vote, you have to add yourself to the electoral role, the biggest public database of names and addressess in the uk... and i for one like a bit of provacy in my life and dont like the thought of some company stalking me via this to sell me services or scams!

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posted on Apr, 5 2010 @ 05:04 PM
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Since the governments are just pawns of the chess board for the Global Elitest it would be highly likely the member of staff to replace Gordon Brown have been probably chosen already and our votes will just be rigged to appear like our votes counted.



posted on Apr, 5 2010 @ 05:08 PM
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Originally posted by boaby_phet


theirs also the fact that to vote, you have to add yourself to the electoral role, the biggest public database of names and addressess in the uk... and i for one like a bit of provacy in my life and dont like the thought of some company stalking me via this to sell me services or scams!

[edit on 5-4-2010 by boaby_phet]


You can deal with that by being on the electoral roll and ticking the box to take your name off the publicly accessible version. I've done that.



posted on Apr, 5 2010 @ 05:32 PM
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I doubt it will make any difference.

Rearranging deckchairs on the Titanic and all that.



posted on Apr, 5 2010 @ 06:18 PM
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Curious, I've been researching a bit about Ian Xel Lungold's interpretation of the mayan step calender, and the next significant point is the mid point of the 6th night, the beginning of the final 6 months or so before, if Lungold's interpretation is accurate, things really start to kick off.

The mid point of the 6th night is 6th May, 2010.



posted on Apr, 5 2010 @ 06:24 PM
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It was pretty obvious it was going to be this date when i got through my local election voting card 2 weeks ago stating the local elections would be on May 6th.

Local elections are always the same day as the general election if there is one on.

Still i suppose the media needed an offical date to start the race and hulabaloo.



posted on Apr, 5 2010 @ 06:38 PM
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Hmmm, my father says that all too often, I'm glad other people know it too.

Yeah, everything is pre-planned by the Illuminati.

I concur, rearranging chairs on the Titanic.



posted on Apr, 5 2010 @ 06:52 PM
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You know who always votes? Tory supporters. You dont vote: dont complain when you wake up on May 7th with a Tory govt.
They're all the same, eh? I think most of them are crooks, but seriously, if you weren't old enough to be politically aware during the 80s & 90s, you really need to do some research. Be under no illusion, the Tories are still reading from the same neo-con hymn sheet: no wonder they have no policy, just a reaction to Labour policy: the truth is they cannot admit what they intend, because it is precisely the same as the toxic kleptocracy that ran the US economy into the ground & has already screwed Britain before.
Tax cuts do not produce recovery, all that happens is a rise in house prices &, often foreign, shares, which then collapse. Meantime, the lack of income leads to lack of investment in education, health & other public services. This promotes social unrest. The Tories will yell "Tough on crime!" just like last time, but actually reduce spending on police, because they'll have no money, just like last time. In fact, we are really only just seeing the worst effects of Tory under-investment during their last tenure.
The only way we can get any change is if the LibDems get to form part of the govt, so we can get some electoral reform. Without it, we will be doomed to continue this cycle of governance by the already discredited ideologies of the Tories or Labour. We need a hung Parliament for any sanity to prevail. Just like here on ATS, the more voices, the closer we approach something we can think of as "truth".



posted on Apr, 5 2010 @ 07:27 PM
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I'm an American here and I don't follow British politics that much. But if I may offer my opinion on voting here. I'd like to say that voting is one of those things that may not matter that much but in the long run your vote does matter. Your vote may not matter too much as the decisions may have already decided. I mean, all political parties are pretty corrupt anyways. But... it's better to vote than to just sit down and let someone who you would really hate get in office and do all the kinds of things you don't like.



posted on Apr, 5 2010 @ 08:17 PM
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untill theirs anyone actualy different, seriously whats the point ... as it always just turns out to be the same crap as before, non starting projects and plain lies to make people vote from both sides!

your right, their all crooks... and untill theirs a party thats actualy different i will vote !

last time i voted i voted socialist, but that was in scotland, and i dont know much about socialists in england so im not going to even waste my time, as ill just be disapointed and feel like ive been lied to after the vote anyway!

you could say i am the deffinition of voter aphethy!

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posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 04:08 AM
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untill theirs anyone actualy different, seriously whats the point
Mate, I know how you feel. I'm not suggesting that we'll get much change over the length of 1 or even 2 parliaments, but the LibDems do at least offer proportional representation as a policy; most likely as a prerequisite for support in a coalition. PR would at least offer the opportunity to get more independent MPs into the place. Slowly, we could see gradual change. If we dont vote, we'll definitely get more of the same.



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 04:10 AM
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I will not be voting, never have. The borough i live in is bad for irish people.



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 04:15 AM
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Originally posted by Frankidealist35
I'm an American here and I don't follow British politics that much. But if I may offer my opinion on voting here. I'd like to say that voting is one of those things that may not matter that much but in the long run your vote does matter. Your vote may not matter too much as the decisions may have already decided. I mean, all political parties are pretty corrupt anyways. But... it's better to vote than to just sit down and let someone who you would really hate get in office and do all the kinds of things you don't like.


The problem , where I live, is that it is a Tory stronghold. I will never vote Tory, so my vote is a wasted vote anyway, add the fact I dont waht to be on the electoral register, means I will not vote. I understand people lost their lives for democracy, but democracy also means the right not to vote. imo.

[edit on 6-4-2010 by woodwardjnr]



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 04:39 AM
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Not voting is a vote for the continuance of the status quo.

Proportional Representation as advocated by the Liberal Democrats may offer some compromise but could result in weakand ineffectual leadership.

The two major political parties offer nothing different whatsoever either and will maintain the outdated whip and party allegiance system.

To say that I agree with all the opinions and the policies of any one political party is absolutely ridiculous and highlights the short comings of the party system.

We need someone or something that offers radical reform which puts the cares and concerns of the electorate first and energises the country into positive action aimed at moving this country forward.

I fear that regardless of which party get's elected they will just offer more of the same; carear politicians whose primary concerns are personal advancement, financial gain and obediance of the party line regardless of personal conviction or the interests of their constituents.



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 04:51 AM
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I am hoping to see all the potential candidates for my constituency, maybe one of them will convince me to vote. If there's someone i feel would represent my interests best then maybe i will vote. I'll need some serious convincing.

[edit on 6-4-2010 by woodwardjnr]



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 04:52 AM
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Seriously vote, please vote!

If you have no interest in any of the big 3 then use your vote on a smaller party that represents your views. Every vote does count and it is your right to vote so use it!
I really really cannot stand people who spend day 1 of a new goverment until the last day moaning 24/7 when they did not even BOTHER to get up and vote.



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 05:01 AM
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The 2 horse race in my neck of the woods is Tory/Lib dem, although I prefer the Tory stance (tho it is a little wishy washy for my tastes, I'd prefer a PM with a pair and willing to stand up for Britain) the tory candidates are complete planks... So will be casting my vote for Norman Baker and the libdems, at least he is one of the good guys and quite happy to call out the Gov on the murder/death of Dr David Kelly..



posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 05:10 AM
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Can anyone tell me which party are voting AGAINST the digital economy bill?

U2u me if you can .

Thanks



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