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Who are you going to vote for?

Postby The Prof » 01 Mar 2010, 11:37

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Re: Who are you going to vote for?

Postby Conrad Knight Socks » 01 Mar 2010, 11:47

There's only one winner - Labour.
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Re: Who are you going to vote for?

Postby doctorlouie » 01 Mar 2010, 11:49

With no real enthusiasm - Labour. The local guy here - John Mann - is pretty good.

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Re: Who are you going to vote for?

Postby Goat Boy » 01 Mar 2010, 11:52

Probably Green or Socialist.
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Re: Who are you going to vote for?

Postby Johnny Fartpants » 01 Mar 2010, 12:09

Not sure whether I'll bother voting or not, but it certainly won't be for that useless one-eyed scrotum faced fuckwit that's in charge at the moment.
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Re: Who are you going to vote for?

Postby the hanging monkey » 01 Mar 2010, 12:10

Green probably.

I live in a very safe Labour seat, so I'm effectively disenfranchised.
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Re: Who are you going to vote for?

Postby Belle Lettre » 01 Mar 2010, 12:10

I'll stick with Labour,particularly as our local MP has a good record.
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Re: Who are you going to vote for?

Postby BlueMeanie » 01 Mar 2010, 12:16

I tend to be slightly right of centre, which is where Blair's New Labour was in '97. I didn't vote then, but if I had the opportunity I'd vote Labour now, only because I don't think it's the right time for a big change. I can see a hung parliament and another election in a year.

As an ex-pat who's lived abroad for 11 years I'm not even allowed a postal vote. And I can't vote in Denmark because I'm not a Danish citizen. So basically I'm voteless. I know there's a few ex-pats here, what do you think; shouldn't you be allowed to vote in the country that you pay your taxes in?
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Re: Who are you going to vote for?

Postby savoirefaire » 01 Mar 2010, 12:20

BlueMeanie wrote:I tend to be slightly right of centre, which is where Blair's New Labour was in '97. I didn't vote then, but if I had the opportunity I'd vote Labour now, only because I don't think it's the right time for a big change. I can see a hung parliament and another election in a year.

As an ex-pat who's lived abroad for 11 years I'm not even allowed a postal vote. And I can't vote in Denmark because I'm not a Danish citizen. So basically I'm voteless. I know there's a few ex-pats here, what do you think; shouldn't you be allowed to vote in the country that you pay your taxes in?


for the country you are currently living in? no, politics would then pander to immigrants, who are in all likelihood, not going to stay there permanently. for the country you are from? yes, it would help with political apathy. then again, i am not sure if i want my policies decided by scores of people who are reaping the benefits of living somewhere else, and are not particularly connected with the current state of my country.
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Re: Who are you going to vote for?

Postby The Prof » 01 Mar 2010, 12:24

I'm more inclined towards Labour than I have been in a long time.

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Re: Who are you going to vote for?

Postby BlueMeanie » 01 Mar 2010, 12:25

savoirefaire wrote:
BlueMeanie wrote:I tend to be slightly right of centre, which is where Blair's New Labour was in '97. I didn't vote then, but if I had the opportunity I'd vote Labour now, only because I don't think it's the right time for a big change. I can see a hung parliament and another election in a year.

As an ex-pat who's lived abroad for 11 years I'm not even allowed a postal vote. And I can't vote in Denmark because I'm not a Danish citizen. So basically I'm voteless. I know there's a few ex-pats here, what do you think; shouldn't you be allowed to vote in the country that you pay your taxes in?


for the country you are currently living in? no, politics would then pander to immigrants, who are in all likelihood, not going to stay there permanently. for the country you are from? yes, it would help with political apathy. then again, i am not sure if i want my policies decided by scores of people who are reaping the benefits of living somewhere else, and are not particularly connected with the current state of my country.


But if I'm paying my taxes here then I'm contributing to that country's upkeep in the same way and to the same extent as anyone else. Shouldn't I have an equal say in what goes on? It's not like I've only been here 6 months. Regardless of whether I stay for the rest of my life or not.
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Re: Who are you going to vote for?

Postby Lemon Yoghourt » 01 Mar 2010, 12:25

Probably Green or maybe Socialist but I haven't ruled out Labour yet. The thought of Cameron and Osborne running the country scares me.

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Re: Who are you going to vote for?

Postby savoirefaire » 01 Mar 2010, 12:29

BlueMeanie wrote:
savoirefaire wrote:
BlueMeanie wrote:I tend to be slightly right of centre, which is where Blair's New Labour was in '97. I didn't vote then, but if I had the opportunity I'd vote Labour now, only because I don't think it's the right time for a big change. I can see a hung parliament and another election in a year.

As an ex-pat who's lived abroad for 11 years I'm not even allowed a postal vote. And I can't vote in Denmark because I'm not a Danish citizen. So basically I'm voteless. I know there's a few ex-pats here, what do you think; shouldn't you be allowed to vote in the country that you pay your taxes in?


for the country you are currently living in? no, politics would then pander to immigrants, who are in all likelihood, not going to stay there permanently. for the country you are from? yes, it would help with political apathy. then again, i am not sure if i want my policies decided by scores of people who are reaping the benefits of living somewhere else, and are not particularly connected with the current state of my country.


But if I'm paying my taxes here then I'm contributing to that country's upkeep in the same way and to the same extent as anyone else. Shouldn't I have an equal say in what goes on? It's not like I've only been here 6 months. Regardless of whether I stay for the rest of my life or not.


i suppose different countries draw the line of how and where being a citizen is a privilege. I think permanent residents can vote in some countries, while others don't allow that. but at the end of it, why should you have the right to vote on a policy that may be in effect for 5 years, when there is no guarantee you're going to be linked (whether living in, or being loyal to, or paying taxes in) Denmark for that time? citizenship is the only real way to rid the ambiguity.
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Re: Who are you going to vote for?

Postby Errant Panda » 01 Mar 2010, 12:56

Certainly not Labour - they've just parachuted in Harriet Harman's husband. Oddly enough she didn't enforce a women-only shortlist for this one...

If my house move goes through in time I have the opportunity to vote for a guy I work with who is the LibdDem candidate, which will be quite weird.
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Re: Who are you going to vote for?

Postby Geezee » 01 Mar 2010, 12:58

Johnny Fartpants wrote:Not sure whether I'll bother voting or not, but it certainly won't be for that useless one-eyed scrotum faced fuckwit that's in charge at the moment.

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precisely which part of that did you go back and edit? :D

I'm left, and generally vote Socialist. As a pemanent resident here, I can vote in local elections but nothing else because i'm a Swedish citizen - although I can also vote in the Swedish election. I'm surprised there's a restriction on postal voting for the UK. I agree that you should definitely be allowed to vote wherever you pay your taxes. Ah this reminds me of a fantastic date I had several years ago - it was with a Swede who had just arrived here in London, and we got in a furious, shouting discussion to point where people in the restaurant were looking at us - (this being our first date!) - because she was very aggrieved that I as a foreigner was allowed to vote in Sweden. Still managed to seal the deal. :)
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Re: Who are you going to vote for?

Postby Johnny Fartpants » 01 Mar 2010, 13:25

G-Z wrote:
Johnny Fartpants wrote:Not sure whether I'll bother voting or not, but it certainly won't be for that useless one-eyed scrotum faced fuckwit that's in charge at the moment.

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precisely which part of that did you go back and edit? :D


I missed the 'r' off the end of bother. :lol:

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Re: Who are you going to vote for?

Postby BlueMeanie » 01 Mar 2010, 13:27

G-Z wrote:
Johnny Fartpants wrote:Not sure whether I'll bother voting or not, but it certainly won't be for that useless one-eyed scrotum faced fuckwit that's in charge at the moment.

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precisely which part of that did you go back and edit? :D

I'm left, and generally vote Socialist. As a pemanent resident here, I can vote in local elections but nothing else because i'm a Swedish citizen - although I can also vote in the Swedish election. I'm surprised there's a restriction on postal voting for the UK. I agree that you should definitely be allowed to vote wherever you pay your taxes.


I believe that you lose your right to a postal vote if you've lived outside the country for 6 or more years. I have permanent residency here and can vote in local elections only. I probably wouldn't vote anyway, but I think I should have the right to. Somewhere. Makes you feel stateless.
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Re: Who are you going to vote for?

Postby BlueMeanie » 01 Mar 2010, 13:28

Johnny Fartpants wrote:
G-Z wrote:
Johnny Fartpants wrote:Not sure whether I'll bother voting or not, but it certainly won't be for that useless one-eyed scrotum faced fuckwit that's in charge at the moment.

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precisely which part of that did you go back and edit? :D


I missed the 'r' off the end of bother. :lol:


Such a stickler for diction!
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Re: Who are you going to vote for?

Postby savoirefaire » 01 Mar 2010, 13:30

BlueMeanie wrote:
G-Z wrote:
Johnny Fartpants wrote:Not sure whether I'll bother voting or not, but it certainly won't be for that useless one-eyed scrotum faced fuckwit that's in charge at the moment.

Last edited by Johnny Fartpants on Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:12 pm, edited 1 time in total.


precisely which part of that did you go back and edit? :D

I'm left, and generally vote Socialist. As a pemanent resident here, I can vote in local elections but nothing else because i'm a Swedish citizen - although I can also vote in the Swedish election. I'm surprised there's a restriction on postal voting for the UK. I agree that you should definitely be allowed to vote wherever you pay your taxes.


I believe that you lose your right to a postal vote if you've lived outside the country for 6 or more years. I have permanent residency here and can vote in local elections only. I probably wouldn't vote anyway, but I think I should have the right to. Somewhere. Makes you feel stateless.


I keep forgetting other countries are not as repressed as Singapore are with their democratic process. We've only just introduced overseas voting this year, which I shall be registering for. There is a very large chance I won't get to vote again because my constituency has not been contested since I can remember.
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Re: Who are you going to vote for?

Postby Zilth Pilchards » 01 Mar 2010, 13:44

No fucking way to the Conservatives.....will have to be Labour.