posted on Apr, 24 2010 @ 06:48 AM
The thing I find most remarkable is that almost every British election thread on ATS dies a death within a page or so. So few threads too ?
And so little comment from Americans ? It's not like there weren't thousands of Obama v. McCain threads, each one more active than the next. But as
soon as non USA politics are discussed, American contributors disappear like a snowman in Spring.
You'd think they could at least act as good neighbours & pretend to be interest, once every five years for four weeks only ! But no, they can't be
bothered even doing that.
I'll never understand this British/American special relationship thang, it's just such a one way street.
We have 5 candidates in our constituency, the main parties, the Scottish nationalists and a mad person who thinks the local biscuit factory needs a
zillion pounds worth of public investment. I initially thought the Conservative leaflet was from the Nazis/BNP ... it had a union flag on it ... such
a rarity to see in Scotland (you Brits so need to re-claim that flag from the Nazis, but that's for another thread).
I wanted to go see the election count and the public declaration of who has won the vote in my area. But the council doesn't allow the public access
! The only people allowed in are the political classes.
And another thing I discovered was that the vote you cast isn't even secret !!!! You hand in your card, they mark the card number against the number
of the ballot paper they hand you ... so they know how you've voted !!!!
So much for a free vote.