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 Post subject: Election
Unread postPosted: 07 Oct 2007, 18:43 
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So whose pleased/displeased that Gorden Brown has decided NOT to have an autumn election?

Personally to be fair given the amount of COBRA meetings he has had to chair he hasn't really had the opportunity to think about an election, but also it is a bit of a cop out as now he won't find out what we the people really think about him!

I'm pleased in one way as we get CHOCOLATE tomorrow cos we won the bet! I'm also slightly concerned my politics teacher got it wrong!

But yer whats your views on the lack of an election and who would {ya don't have to answer this} vote Gorden Brown back into Parliament?

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Unread postPosted: 07 Oct 2007, 19:57 
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I think they should've called one, if they're so confident with themselves, they could have proved it with an election. although they probably would have lost.

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Unread postPosted: 07 Oct 2007, 20:04 
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I'm not fussed either way whether there was an election imminent or not - if you had only recently moved into No.10 and the Tories popularity(?) was a threat, would you put your Prime Ministerial position under threat? He wouldn't want to be the shortest serving PM ever, would he?

At the recent local elections, I voted for the Socialist Party because my faith in Labour, Conservative and the Don't Knows (Liberal Democrats) was NIL. I know the S.P had next to no chance of achieving any kind of success but at least I made the effort to participate in my democratic right to vote. Remember the efforts that the suffragettes made for women to achieve this right.


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 Post subject: Re: Election
Unread postPosted: 07 Oct 2007, 20:08 
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Yes the suffergets gave us the right to vote, however how many of you fully understand all that each party is saying they will do?

How many of you are aware that one vote can change the way the entire country is run?

How many of you knowing that are prepared to hazzard a guess and make the wrong choice {meaning you realise afterwards you made the wrong choice because of the events tht happen cos of your vote}?

I realise this sounds strange but it is a view I was able to see after it was put to me recently!

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My rather cynical attitude of politicians is that many of them should've been drowned at birth. How do you know they're lying? Answer: They open their mouth.

Many political parties promise the earth but spectacularly fail to deliver once they reach the heights of Downing Street.

Anyway, it doesn't look as if there will be an election for quite a while so we'll have to accept the Status Quo in the meantime.


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My rather cynical attitude of politicians is that many of them should've been drowned at birth. How do you know they're lying? Answer: They open their mouth.

Does that include the Handsome Harry Harper. Ok back on topic.

Yeah I never believe them either, they're all as bad as each other but better the devil you know

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 Post subject: Re: Election
Unread postPosted: 07 Oct 2007, 22:07 
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Personally i agree they are a bunch of lying T**** but this is the way of ancestors chose for the country to be run.

Makes life interesting I guess.

Is anyone on here worried of making the wrong choice and therefore doesn't vote? I'm interested in this point of view as it's not something I've considered until recently.

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 Post subject: Re: Election
Unread postPosted: 07 Oct 2007, 22:16 
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Shelli, Harry Harper sussed out the political arena very quickly and got out so I wouldn't drown him. Not for one moment, I can't swin but I'd jump in and save him and be SuperWomen - Lois Lane and Superdoc go fantastically well together.


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Unread postPosted: 07 Oct 2007, 22:45 
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They are all as bad as each other, they make great promises in their speeches, then when they get elected they either fail to deliver or do the opposite.
Lib Dem can promise the earth because they know they stand no chance of getting in.

The way this country is going I'm half tempted to vote BMP. :lol:

I think if you choose not to vote you lose the right to complain.

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Unread postPosted: 08 Oct 2007, 06:47 
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nikkibear wrote:
They are all as bad as each other, they make great promises in their speeches, then when they get elected they either fail to deliver or do the opposite.
Lib Dem can promise the earth because they know they stand no chance of getting in.

The way this country is going I'm half tempted to vote BMP. :lol:

I think if you choose not to vote you lose the right to complain.


I agree with you Nikki, if you don't make the effort to vote for a particular party/candidate, don't complain about anything.

The way this country is going, I'd be tempted to emigrate abroad where people who contribute nothing to society ain't given more rights and financial support than you are.


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 Post subject: Re: Election
Unread postPosted: 08 Oct 2007, 11:29 
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Over here in Belgium we must all go and vote when there is a selection. We don't get to choose whether to go or not. If you don't go you get a fine afterwards. But do you think that they listen to the peoples voice? No, they don't. At the beginning of June this year, we had to vote for a new prime minister and a new parlement. In the mean time it is already October and do you think that we already have a new prime minister? Nope. The votes were clear but the rest of the parties did not agree and now we have no prime minister anymore and no new parlement.
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 Post subject: Re: Election
Unread postPosted: 08 Oct 2007, 17:17 
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Regarding the phrase if you don't vote you can't complain, surely if you don't understand what they are proposing you cannot complain anyway as you don't understand what you are complaining about?

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Investigate the partys manifestos and TRY to understand as best you can when they're proposing to do and vote accordingly would be my suggestion. Of course, Joe Bloggs on the street won't understand fully because politicians deliberately try to complicate things but I still maintain, if you don't vote, don't complain about subsequent rules and regulations.

Regular citizens understand tax rises, education, NHS and human rights issues etc surely. Not everything is complicated to be honest.


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 Post subject: Re: Election
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How would you investigate a manifesto then? Without using modern technology as an aid?

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 Post subject: Re: Election
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For a start Sall, the party conference season has only just ended so there was one obvious opportunity which was covered by 'council' tv, the radio station news departments would release some of the required information and newspapers.

Contact the parties themselves and request any general documentation which is available on general release.

I think most of the population have loyalty to one particular party although that doesn't stipulate that you'll vote for them. On the whole then, I believe that the philosophy of each party is generally known.

I'd vote for anyone bar the tories, the Maggie Thatcher negative effect on the UK during her spell as P.M is still fresh in the memory.


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