who are you going to vote for?

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks

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Tory
16
48%
Labour
12
36%
SNP
2
6%
Lib Dem
3
9%
 
Total votes: 33

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Re: who are you going to vote for?

Postby Toby » 08 May 2017, 10:13

K wrote:Anyway, apart from Toby and Yomp, who are the BCB tories?


I've not even voted yet!

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Re: who are you going to vote for?

Postby Goat Boy » 08 May 2017, 10:27

They are amongst us
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Re: who are you going to vote for?

Postby THE FILING FEE » 08 May 2017, 10:33

The facade is crumbling!

All those years of pretence! The quinoa set reveal themselves to be self-serving money-grabbing cunts!
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Re: who are you going to vote for?

Postby THE FILING FEE » 08 May 2017, 10:33

'well if it's alright for Dave Gilmour it's alright for us'
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Re: who are you going to vote for?

Postby Deebank » 08 May 2017, 10:43

Either that or some 'wag' is having a laugh with their aliases...
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Re: who are you going to vote for?

Postby neville harp » 08 May 2017, 11:12

Thanks Kate!
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Re: who are you going to vote for?

Postby Goat Boy » 08 May 2017, 11:21

The BCB socialist crew will be outraged!
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Re: who are you going to vote for?

Postby neville harp » 08 May 2017, 11:24

K wrote:
Toby wrote:I'm voting for my local MP.

Almost the same here. I'm voting for my local opposition to my MP.
I'm not in the constituencies of any of the above.


Did you hide in a cupboard when he visited your school?
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Re: who are you going to vote for?

Postby neville harp » 08 May 2017, 11:24

Goat Boy wrote:The BCB socialist crew will be outraged!


Standard operating procedure.
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Re: who are you going to vote for?

Postby Moleskin » 08 May 2017, 12:03

Darkness_Fish wrote:I don't vote, as it's effectively endorsing a system which denies me a say in the government of the day. But I clicked Labour, because that's who I would vote for.


You should turn up but spoil your ballot.
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Re: who are you going to vote for?

Postby Deebank » 08 May 2017, 12:13

Moleskin wrote:
Darkness_Fish wrote:I don't vote, as it's effectively endorsing a system which denies me a say in the government of the day. But I clicked Labour, because that's who I would vote for.


You should turn up but spoil your ballot.


I think he should vote Labour - if nothing else it adds to the overall countrywide percentage - and fuck knows they need all the help they can get!
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Re: who are you going to vote for?

Postby Deebank » 08 May 2017, 12:14

Goat Boy wrote:The BCB socialist crew will be outraged!


No outrage yet?
Such a disapointment :lol:
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Re: who are you going to vote for?

Postby Darkness_Fish » 08 May 2017, 12:46

Moleskin wrote:
Darkness_Fish wrote:I don't vote, as it's effectively endorsing a system which denies me a say in the government of the day. But I clicked Labour, because that's who I would vote for.


You should turn up but spoil your ballot.

That's endorsing the system though, and adding to turnout. Aside from which, a 'spoiled ballot' always makes it sound like you tried to vote, but weren't capable of writing an X.
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Re: who are you going to vote for?

Postby Toby » 08 May 2017, 12:51

People shouldn't have to vote if they don't want to. It's like going to a shop that has nothing you want, yet you are compelled to buy something anyway.

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Re: who are you going to vote for?

Postby Darkness_Fish » 08 May 2017, 12:56

Deebank wrote:
Moleskin wrote:
Darkness_Fish wrote:I don't vote, as it's effectively endorsing a system which denies me a say in the government of the day. But I clicked Labour, because that's who I would vote for.


You should turn up but spoil your ballot.


I think he should vote Labour - if nothing else it adds to the overall countrywide percentage - and fuck knows they need all the help they can get!

I am tempted this time, especially since the policies that are emerging are generally good ones (and easy to promise when you know you're not going to win), and my local MP, Lisa Nandy, appears to be doing a reasonable job. But it's a matter of principle, really. The voting system stinks, and I won't be a part of it.
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Re: who are you going to vote for?

Postby Darkness_Fish » 08 May 2017, 12:56

Toby wrote:People shouldn't have to vote if they don't want to. It's like going to a shop that has nothing you want, yet you are compelled to buy something anyway.

That's record shops. I do that.
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Re: who are you going to vote for?

Postby Goat Boy » 08 May 2017, 13:06

Deebank wrote:
Goat Boy wrote:The BCB socialist crew will be outraged!


No outrage yet?
Such a disapointment :lol:


I'm outraged there is no outraged!


I live in a safe SNP seat. I will be spoiling my ballot.
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Re: who are you going to vote for?

Postby PENK » 08 May 2017, 13:39

Toby wrote:People shouldn't have to vote if they don't want to. It's like going to a shop that has nothing you want, yet you are compelled to buy something anyway.


The issue is that politicians don't really give a flying one about spoiled ballots and low turnouts. If those genuinely registered as protest at the shabby fare on offer then people who don't vote might have a defence, but as it is a failure to vote is a waste really.

I think people should pass a test to vote though. Identify the parties' policies on five different issues or something.
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Re: who are you going to vote for?

Postby Belle Lettre » 08 May 2017, 14:30

Darkness_Fish wrote:a 'spoiled ballot' always makes it sound like you tried to vote, but weren't capable of writing an X.

:lol:
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Re: who are you going to vote for?

Postby Deebank » 08 May 2017, 15:19

I just checkout our County and District Council results from last week.

In the County Council vote the two tories won - no surprise there. In the district council vote it was a straight choice between a tory and a Liberal. The Liberal won by about 100 votes (1045 to 965 to be precise).

There were at least three 'progressive' groups on the CC ballot (Labour, LD and Green plus the Independent who was quite progressive too if anybody had bothered to look), so if everyone had voted tactically for one 'progressive they could have taken down the tories with ease as there was no UKIP or other batshit nazi option to balance the equation.

Sadly this being the West Country, the Liberals would have had to be that leading 'progressive' option.
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