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Did you vote?

I did but hope I did the right thing tactically. There were several independent candidates but Iíve never heard of them.
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Same here, I think the turn out will be better than expected. There were quite a few people queueing when we were there. Know what you mean about tactics, Any pro remain vote has to be good, but Lib Dem has the biggest chance. Here's hoping.
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I'm not sure that I have ever not voted.
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Where's the poll ?



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We had a family outing (apart from Tom who is 17 today). Biggest ballot paper I've ever seen.
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No, none of them deserve it.
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I did but nearly didn't as I had no idea what to do for the best.

Perhaps today's resignation should have come yesterday as I might have swayed some votes!
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I didn't vote, I was tempted to vote but I'd have spoilt my ballot paper anyway.
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No, none of them deserve it.
So you, will get what you are given. There should be a law to strike people off the electoral role, if they fail to vote and do not show reasonable cause. Alternatively, make it an offence, with £1000 pound fine if someone fails to vote.

The ballot papers should have a "None of the Above Box", That would ensure people at least make the effort.

Sorry, but there you have it!
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I didn't vote, I was tempted to vote but I'd have spoilt my ballot paper anyway.
You'd say that in any case. No excuse.

The final Irony of the longest Blog in the History of the Forum. I'm out

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You'd say that in any case. No excuse.
It's the only one I've got.
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So you, will get what you are given. There should be a law to strike people off the electoral role, if they fail to vote and do not show reasonable cause. Alternatively, make it an offence, with £1000 pound fine if someone fails to vote.

The ballot papers should have a "None of the Above Box", That would ensure people at least make the effort.

Sorry, but there you have it!
If the ballot paper had a "none of the above" box, and should that box get a majority then the seat would remain empty, then I would have dragged myself across burning coals to get to the polling station and put my cross in it.

Not voting for socialist parties like Greens, Libdems, Labour, not voting for useless self-serving backstabbers aka the Tories, not voting for Farage or the Farage-lite running UKIP. Whose left on the ballot, the English Democrats? Whoever tf they are. The last thing we need is another Parliament, so they can't have my vote either.
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So you, will get what you are given. There should be a law to strike people off the electoral role, if they fail to vote and do not show reasonable cause. Alternatively, make it an offence, with £1000 pound fine if someone fails to vote.

The ballot papers should have a "None of the Above Box", That would ensure people at least make the effort.

Sorry, but there you have it!
Why should you have to vote? It's a choice. Anyway since 98% of them have proved how incompetent British politicians are then I'm more than happy to have my voting right revoked. Why? Because it makes SFA difference as they just lie every time they speak.

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No, none of them deserve it.
Me either as above, none of them are any use and I really don't see what difference it makes having MEP's.
They can't sort out the pathetic way things have got here anyway.
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Absolutely....for every REMAIN candidate.
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I did. I must confess I couldn't decide who to vote for, but I knew who I wouldn't vote for... I'm going with mine being a tactical vote but I don't know if it will have made a difference how I'd like. I don't usually vote tactically and it was almost an unconscious decision having read all the "vote tactically to benefit remain" articles... I'm generally of the view that you vote who you would want, but I accept that it's difficult if you're looking at voting for a distant 3rd in a FPTP system - in that case I might consider "lesser of two evils" tactical voting.
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Why should you have to vote? It's a choice. Anyway since 98% of them have proved how incompetent British politicians are then I'm more than happy to have my voting right revoked. Why? Because it makes SFA difference as they just lie every time they speak.



Me either as above, none of them are any use and I really don't see what difference it makes having MEP's.
They can't sort out the pathetic way things have got here anyway.
"and should that box get a majority then the seat would remain empty," As if that is ever likely to happen! And do you not think the changes made by Electoral Governance, would take into account various possible outcomes?

"Me either as above, none of them are any use and I really don't see what difference it makes having MEP's.
They can't sort out the pathetic way things have got here anyway.[/QUOTE]"

And you're just blowing off! The situation is far more complex than that, although I agree with the "Pathetic" observation - in so much at is the Electorate, and more so those who comment on political issues, yet cant be arsed to vote.

"Why should you have to vote? It's a choice. Anyway since 98% of them have proved how incompetent British politicians are then I'm more than happy to have my voting right revoked."

And that is a very comfortable position to take, given, Politically, you will never be asked to demonstrate your competence, or otherwise.
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I did. I must confess I couldn't decide who to vote for, but I knew who I wouldn't vote for... I'm going with mine being a tactical vote but I don't know if it will have made a difference how I'd like. I don't usually vote tactically and it was almost an unconscious decision having read all the "vote tactically to benefit remain" articles... I'm generally of the view that you vote who you would want, but I accept that it's difficult if you're looking at voting for a distant 3rd in a FPTP system - in that case I might consider "lesser of two evils" tactical voting.
In all things we cant always have our first choice. We often have to settle for an alternative. In this instance, at least you made a conscious choice.
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I made a conscious choice, not to vote.
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I made a conscious choice, not to vote.
No! You abrogated your responsibility to everyone else!
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"and should that box get a majority then the seat would remain empty," As if that is ever likely to happen! And do you not think the changes made by Electoral Governance, would take into account various possible outcomes?

"Me either as above, none of them are any use and I really don't see what difference it makes having MEP's.
They can't sort out the pathetic way things have got here anyway."

And you're just blowing off! The situation is far more complex than that, although I agree with the "Pathetic" observation - in so much at is the Electorate, and more so those who comment on political issues, yet cant be arsed to vote.

"Why should you have to vote? It's a choice. Anyway since 98% of them have proved how incompetent British politicians are then I'm more than happy to have my voting right revoked."

And that is a very comfortable position to take, given, Politically, you will never be asked to demonstrate your competence, or otherwise.
That was an awfully difficult post to read. Your quoting is allover the place

Correct, why would anybody given, someone who is not really interested in politics let alone a politician ask me anyway?

You might not be surprised to know I would not ask your advice on politics either assuming I was interested
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So you, will get what you are given. There should be a law to strike people off the electoral role, if they fail to vote and do not show reasonable cause. Alternatively, make it an offence, with £1000 pound fine if someone fails to vote.

The ballot papers should have a "None of the Above Box", That would ensure people at least make the effort.

Sorry, but there you have it!
Agreed!
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In 40 years (I first voted in the 1979 general election that put Maggie Thatcher into no.10) I've never voted tactically.

But that changed yesterday.
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That was an awfully difficult post to read. Your quoting is allover the place

Correct, why would anybody given, someone who is not really interested in politics let alone a politician ask me anyway?

You might not be surprised to know I would not ask your advice on politics either assuming I was interested
I would not presume to give anyone advice on who they should vote for. But they SHOULD non the less - VOTE!

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