Darkness_Fish wrote:Deebank wrote:Moleskin wrote:
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.
I respect your reasoning as it is sound and sincere, but despite how limited our democracies (UK / US) have become, I still feel you should vote. Universal suffrage is one of the few good things oridinary people have fought and died for. You can look at it as endorsing a corrupt system or whatever, but that is a luxury. My vote is consistently worthless, but I always feel a bit better after casting it.