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#1 Xaphan

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 06:00 pm

I just saw the party election broadcast by the Green Party.
They may get my vote just for pure entertainment value ;)
 
Watch it!

 

 

Edit: Added the video


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#2 Salamol

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 06:11 pm

Haha, just before The One Show?

Yeah it's kinda funny... Pity my local representative wants to ban zoos and testing on animals... and posts stupid things on Twitter. They'll probably still get my vote anyway

EDIT: Seems they were on ITV half an hour before as well.

EDIT2: Oh, she stood down a few days ago... I'll just leave this here: http://www.derbytele...tail/story.html

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#3 Chuey

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 07:19 pm

Odd I was planning on making a post about the upcoming elections. I had been aiming towards Greens being disillusioned with Labour, but as the campaigns gain momentum I'm becoming less convinced by anyone. The Tory v Labour slanging match is becoming pathetic, Libs sold their soul to the devil and UKIP are just dangerous. Maybe should move to Scotland and vote SNP!


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#4 Darkademic

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 07:59 pm

I'm confident we can build on last year's local elections.

 

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But seriously the Greens would utterly wreck the country if they ever got in.


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#5 Obsequey

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 09:35 pm

Unless there is a huge change, its going to be Cons or Lab, the other parties may get some seats but will never get any more.
Wouldn't be surprised if there's another coalition.
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#6 Salamol

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 11:36 pm

But seriously the Greens would utterly wreck the country if they ever got in.


It needs a good wrecking. The less I go into my dissatisfaction with humanity as a whole, the better really :P

They won't win the election, the best outcome would be to win enough seats to form part of a "Rainbow Coalition."

If I had to bet, I'd go with Milliband PM, Salmond deputy. I'd be OK with that.
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#7 PJR84

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 08:18 am

I feel a vote for any but the 2 main parties is as good as a wasted vote. Unless you are in Scotland or Wales of course. I also feel the only the big 2 would be able to run the country well, and not have big major policies that are very dangerous.


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#8 Salamol

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 01:25 pm

I feel a vote for any but the 2 main parties is as good as a wasted vote.


This is the problem with voter mindset and the current voting system. It's also the reason why the big two don't give a damn about changing it, a fairer system would lose them seats.

The only wasted vote is one that is not cast at all. Even a spoiled ballot indicates a willingness to engage in politics, but a disillusionment towards parties/candidates available to vote for in your constituency.

If people voted for who they wanted to win instead of "tactically" against who they don't, we might actually start moving in the right direction. I feel I can do more by spreading that one sentiment than I can about banging on about any one party in particular :D
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#9 Monkeypooh

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 06:29 pm

vote TUSC...


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#10 nidriks

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 06:31 pm

This is the problem with voter mindset and the current voting system. It's also the reason why the big two don't give a damn about changing it, a fairer system would lose them seats.

The only wasted vote is one that is not cast at all. Even a spoiled ballot indicates a willingness to engage in politics, but a disillusionment towards parties/candidates available to vote for in your constituency.

If people voted for who they wanted to win instead of "tactically" against who they don't, we might actually start moving in the right direction. I feel I can do more by spreading that one sentiment than I can about banging on about any one party in particular :D

Sadly I do think it's true that a vote for a minor party is a wasted vote. I live in a tory stronghold, and a vote for labour here would be a complete waste. They'd never get in even if everyone who would have liked to vote labour did so. It's always been said in my family that if you're not going to vote tory then vote lib dem. They're the only party with a hope of ousting the tories here...or were before the last election. I'd say it's probably UKIP now.

 

Perhaps it's different in less clear cut constituencies, but the biggest thing this country needs is a change of voting system. Like you say though, no party is going to agree to that.

 

Let's be honest though, is there any politician or political party in this country that you'd trust to be honest and do a thoroughly good job for the country as a whole? I can't help but think it'll be another super low turnout come May.

 

Politics in this country needs a right kick up the arse.


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#11 Salamol

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 07:22 pm

Politics in this country needs a right kick up the arse.


I'd like to see a system that allows us to vote on everything individually. Would require security and fraud safeguards though, like the security surrounding a bank account - log on to the system and vote on the latest issues. The technology exists, that's not something we could honestly say 10-20 years ago.
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#12 mixe

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 10:21 am

didn't we have a referendum about 4 yrs ago on changing the voting system and the majority of ppl did not want it changed ? anyway im voting ukip as there the only ones that would tare up the pfi agreements on schools and hospitals stop health tourism vea an insurance scheme like many parts of Europe aswell as limit immigration based on skills needed  

they believe in free markets and don't believe that private company should soley exist on the tax payer funds

 

there basically against crony capitalism and crony socialism  they may also so be full of shit like the rest of em


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Posted 11 April 2015 - 11:48 am

I oppose democracy, at least in terms of policies. The role, powers and responsibilities of the government should be strictly limited by an objective constitution, not based on the vague aggregate (and usually short-sighted) preferences of tens of millions of people. In other words, two wolves and a sheep voting on what's for dinner is not a good system.

 


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#14 Chuey

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 11:59 am

they may also so be full of shit like the rest of em

 

This. They are all so full of shit really aren't they. The bickering and bitching and sniping at each other is getting pathetic... they'll all be on Jeremy Kyle next!

 

Last election I voted Labour primarily because Brown got caught with a mic on him talking about "that woman". The only honest thing a politician said during the entire campaign... Intentional or not, I agreed with his sentiments. Next election we should stick all the party leaders in the Big Brother House, it'd be the biggest voter turnout in history!


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#15 mixe

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 12:12 pm

yes but the policy's they spout are never seen through there is no law to say that they have to stick to there manifesto not even in the slightest

so basicly its a game of talking shit to get in power then selling out to the highest bidder

technically its the law what needs updating


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#16 windra

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Posted 12 April 2015 - 12:18 pm

We didn't have a green candidate so my bf
just decided he would run as the candidate.

Until now I didn't realise that the greens actually have a pretty diverse manifesto. It's a shame certain candidates alienate people with environmental overkill. It's funny because all the things labour have recently 'promised' to reel in the votors have all been similar to existing green policies.
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