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Lib Dems FTW!
Do the yes/no thing here: http://poll.fm/zymv
Now with added any other & comments!
if you'e a non-voter or a spoil-voter, then mebbe choose OTHER.
I've deleted the yes/no poll
I'm call the Electoral Reform people.
so it looks like the BNP will be happy tonight.
it's home time for me.
But so far, I think it's fair to say that I'd prefer to live in a DiS utopia than the real world.
See you sometime during the nightshift.
I thought he was Jury Team
is this just a silly idea and a waste of a vote?
Creamy tea bins.
they are percieved (wrightly or wrongly) to be a credible alt party that is (wrightly or wrongly) accepted as having more than a whiff of integrity in what (wrightly or wrongly) appears to be an otherwise stanky set of options.
That's pretty much why.
New Green Party Anthem: "Don't call it a comeback / I've been here for years."
We need at least 120 votes. Or else...
Canada will enter into a coalition with Japan and assume control of our TV Channels, shoppping centres and supermarkets. The US will be in charge of national sporting pastimes. And Russia will be redefining all of Europe's national culinary dishes. Mexico will be in control of the music, tv and film industry. Madagascar have said their Lemurs can handle the management of manufacturing.
Deadline: by the time my mobile internet signal disappears as my train enters the tunnel tomorrow morning.
Assuming there are enough votes, and overseas control of Europe has been averted, I'll take to the stage of a shabby local town hall or municipal sports facility with the candidates lined up sporting preposterous rosettes, and I'll announce the winners of the 1st EU DiS election.
No-one who uses this site voted BNP. Who are the jokers?
he wants limbless cats in power
So you didn't answer your own survey?
I voted Green.
It goes something like this...
In UK election, when I was in England, I voted LibDem. Simples.
But I believe in political independence from Westminster for Scotland. The policies of the SNP are very closely aligned with those of the LibDems for most things (except independence). And the SNP are more vocal about the things that I'm keen on (abolishing CT, ending PFI projects, tuition fees...). So I'm happy voting for SNP for MEPs & MPs. And of my local councillors (3 Lab, 1 SNP) the SNP one is by far the most preferable.
I wasn't happy with the stubborness of the LibDems in the last Holyrood elections when they refused to go into a majority coalition with the SNP & Greens because of a remit from Westminster LibDems that stated that, even thought there were so many shared policies, the independence issue was a deal breaker.
At this particular point in time, on a Europe-wide basis, I feel quite strongly that Green policies need implementing from the top down. A key policy being energy provision.
I realise that, in Europe, the SNP aligns with the 'European Free Alliance', which forms a group with the Greens also. So in theory I could have continued voting SNP.
But whilst theres an ongoing churn based on the recent financial issues (national economics & individual expenses), I've been swayed towards the Greens for now, whom I judge (naively or otherwise) to be more trustworthy on a personal basis.
Also, things are getting minority-party-tastic right now. I don't want to see the Greens miss out on their day in the sun (when compared to UKIP, BNP, etc) whilst the wind is somewhat in their favour.
I also subscribe to your notion that the £5k deposit is harsh.
There was a degree of wrestling with the descision in my mind.
And I admit that there's a degree of gut insctinct going on.
I'd have prefered a chance to vote 1,2,3 etc like in the last Holyrood elections. In that scenario, I'd have gone 1-Green, 2-SNP, 3-LibDem.
Is any of this making sense?
It should be emphasised that I'm not into old-school nationalism. I'm more of a 'autonomous regions in coalition' type.
For those not especially versed in politics north of the border, the SNP are a complete world away from the BNP, despite their analogous names. To be clear: the SNP are not th BNP for folk north of the border.
So post independence, a party with Nationalist in it's name would be a misnomer and there's a notion in some quarters that there will be a period where the game will change entirely whilst the parties split/merge/realign.
It'd be interesting to see how that goes and I'd expect the contrast with English politics to continue, but with parties no longer tied to Westminster.