Who should one vote for?

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Prabhakari

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Who should one vote for?

  • on: 09 Apr 2012 02:13PM
Or, like a certain American, should one vote Against?


At the last general election, I had a chance to vote for a Green candidate. I will do the same if such a choice is given to me next month. Not very likely, though. It is usually just Labour or Conservative, and I loathe both of them.
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Re: Who should one vote for?

  • on: 09 Apr 2012 02:39PM
There will be local council elections here next month - I expect the usual candidates, big parties plus 3 or 4 from small parties or new independents, who will get a few votes from their friends and others who know them. 
One day perhaps someone who has ideas bigger than increased street lighting and criticising current councillors will get elected.

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Re: Who should one vote for?

  • on: 09 Apr 2012 04:11PM
Hello Seegee

I will vote GREEN PARTY so we can have a level + fair playing field with no bumb's or lump's created by GREEDY BANKER'S or BOMBASTIC TRADE UNION'S as they both look after themself's + pull the ladder up jack I'm alright (they don't care about your averange person unless there's some thing in it for them (@@///???!!)SO'n so

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Re: Who should one vote for?

  • on: 09 Apr 2012 04:16PM
There will be local council elections here next month - I expect the usual candidates, big parties plus 3 or 4 from small parties or new independents, who will get a few votes from their friends and others who know them. 
One day perhaps someone who has ideas bigger than increased street lighting and criticising current councillors will get elected.

For my ward there is a choice of the main three parties and UKIP. No Greens or SWP....

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Re: Who should one vote for?

  • on: 09 Apr 2012 04:56PM
I just looked who is standing for election here. 
There is a Conservative Party candidate, who is very unlikely to be elected & doesn't even live within five miles of the town
There's someone from the Labour & Co-Operative party (?), which I've never heard of;
One "independent" (a young man taking over from some old councillors who are retiring), he may well get elected because of support from long-standing ex-councillors who are well-known and I think were originally members of Labour before they fell out with the local party;
One who describes his party as Green Socialists for Investments not Cuts, no idea how many members this party has, he used to stand as an independent candidate with his own manifesto...
I suppose the leaflets from them all will be arriving soon.
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Prabhakari

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Re: Who should one vote for?

  • on: 09 Apr 2012 05:10PM
I got a New Labour leaflet yesterday. They are usually the first.
The disabled are not mentioned, as is always the case.
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Re: Who should one vote for?

  • on: 09 Apr 2012 05:20PM
I wonder how many people in the wards will vote for one of the big three?

I wonder how many people will vote tactically to try and break the old triangle?
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Re: Who should one vote for?

  • on: 09 Apr 2012 05:35PM
Hardly anyone in our ward will vote for one of the big three, Conservative is the only one of those standing & has close to no chance.  ;-)

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Re: Who should one vote for?

  • on: 09 Apr 2012 08:40PM
probably the only place in the uk where we have no conservatives anywhere, i love scotland for that. I would expect the SNP to do well normally, but not sure because of the independance referendum. We usually have a lot of Lib Dem but i cant see them getting seats aplenty this time.
SNP for me. better the devil you know?

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Re: Who should one vote for?

  • on: 10 Apr 2012 04:44AM
I would vote for the S.N.P. if I could. Go for it.
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Re: Who should one vote for?

  • on: 10 Apr 2012 08:12AM
IMO it depends on whether the existing , whatever his party is honest and will fight for your righhts if you need him or her.. I dont believe in voting just to give a particular party a "bloody nose" because you may well end up with a candidate thats just as bad..

I dont trust any political party any more.. the last two condem and labour have betrayed disabled people ..not sure who Ill vote for yet... ill decide nearer the time.
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Re: Who should one vote for?

  • on: 10 Apr 2012 09:22AM
I think whoever you vote for you have to tell them quite clearly how you feel they have performed, both at local level and as a party.
And tell them your expectations.

So if you expect them to fight for your Remploy factory you make them put that in writing.
If you feel their performance is poor as a party you have to tell them.

Ask them why they are the best candidate to represent you.
Force them to sit through one of your "interviews" for the job if you get the chance ;)

You may open their eyes to exactly what is expected of them...


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Re: Who should one vote for?

  • on: 10 Apr 2012 06:48PM

Hi...

I think it should be made a criminal offence for a Party, once in power, to not carry out what they promised during their blurb before the Election/s.

I realise that some things would come under the label, "Impossible to fulfill," but many of them don't, and won't.  Promises should be FORCED to mean something and then we will be lied to far fewer times in pre-election "pledges" than we are, now.  And, the measure promised must be forced if still doable!  A referendum is a great example, and the winning party's coffers should always foot the bill, from DONATIONS...not the taxpayer.

PM arrested and the failure to act after a reasonable time = a criminal offence, with no hope of appeal, and with imprisonment as the only sentence. 

Ian.

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Re: Who should one vote for?

  • on: 10 Apr 2012 07:38PM
Where I am  I have this choice
Independent
Scottish Anti-Cuts Coalition same as socialist & have no ideas on how to budget >erm<
Scottish Christian Party "Proclaiming Christ's Lordship" Pleeeese! and I am a Christian >yikes<
Scottish Conservative and Unionist - get real >devil<
Scottish Labour Party - here we go again >erm<
Scottish Liberal Democrats - nae chance - power hungry sods >thumbsdown<
Scottish National Party (SNP) - tory policies in a Saltaire - do a Wee Eck tells you >yikes<
Scottish Socialist Party - oh no! >whistle<

I mean where do you put your cross if you want everyone to have a fair shot at life.
Its gonna be fun though - you don't put a cross on the ballot paper - you number them in order of preference! >yikes<, wonder how many will be spoiled ballot papers

On a serious note how do you help someone who is not able to write numbers as they have dislexia or a similar problem with numbers  >steam<
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Re: Who should one vote for?

  • on: 10 Apr 2012 07:55PM
Makes my head ache just looking at that list - perhaps you'd be best off making your choice by closing your eyes and sticking a pin to the ballot paper at random...

Oh, isn't that a game already - 'Pin the Tail on the Donkey'?  The title is just as appropriate  >whistle<

Ian - delightful flight of fantasy there, but as it's the politicians who pass new legislation, it would be their equivalent of turkeys voting for Christmas  >flyingpig<  As for referendums, on certain subjects they won't hold them because they'd get an answer they don't want to hear....