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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".
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]
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.
untill theirs anyone actualy different, seriously whats the point
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.