Posted by: John | April 15, 2010

How to deal with Labour lies

Labour seem to want to have it both ways – keep the FPTP electoral system (well change to AV which helps Labour mostly) yet sometimes say EVEN IN LIB DEM SEATS or where the Tories have no chance that it’s between a Labour or a Tory Government.

My answer is to give the correct figures last time, tell them that if they want to vote Lib Dem then please do so and then – `Imagine waking up on May 7th with a Labour MP you don’t really want AND a Tory Government – the Labour candidate in this constituency can’t guarantee that the Tories won’t get into Government because this seat has no bearing on whether or not there would be a Tory Government.

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  1. If you want to know what people are thinking have a look at this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzYji-DrrBA (it is very entertaining and poignant)

    However, the point is If ever there was a time to be engaged in politics it is now. The expenses scandals, the cash for influence, the Iraq war, the credit crunch and the lies. Just so many lies. These are the reasons why so many people feel disenfranchised and are turned off but, these are the very reasons why they should be turned on to politics.

    The media has to shoulder its responsibilities and it should be getting these basic messages across.

    Although it is easy at times like this to think that politicians are all the same, and god knows they certainly try and morph into each other, and to wonder whether there is any point to casting our vote, we can not be apathetic when it comes to politics. One vote might not seem like much when you are casting it but it sends a message, it says that you care and, it it says what you care about.

    The only wasted vote, even in our system, is one that has not been cast. Even if you vote for a minor party, or an independent or single issue candidate, you are telling whoever is eventually elected as your representative what is important to you. You are telling this country and those in power what matters to you.

    Casting your vote is the first step in the democratic process. A process that is constantly being undermined and, a process for which countless people through history and even today have been and, are prepared to sacrifice their lives for. Make no mistake, your vote will affect lives, not only the lives of people in this country but the lives of so many people around the world, t is no exaggeration to say that your vote could be a matter of life or death.

    Wherever it is possible, you should vote for something rather than against something. It doesn’t mater if the “something” you are voting for is not going to win, what matters is that our elected representatives know that this is what we care about, that we are engaged, that they are answerable to us and that it matters enough to us that we are prepared to get up off our arses and to make our way down to a polling station to exercise our right to vote.

    It is essential that the message gets through to those that are elected to represent us in Parliament so they fully understand that they are there to represent their constituents, all of them, not just the ones that voted for them or the ones that provide them with cash or free holidays. Neither are they there just to support some party machine or to feather their personal nests, they are there to represent us.

    And if we can’t be bothered then, we will get what we deserve and the abuses and sleaze will continue.

    It is not for the media to tell people that a vote will be wasted they should be telling everyone that No Vote is Wasted and that Every Vote Matters so, can you please get that message across and maybe people will re-engage in politics.

    Neil Abrey


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