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Poll: Which Party Do You Support? (84 member(s) have cast votes)

Which party do you support?

  1. Labour (1 votes [1.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.19%

  2. Lib-dems (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Conservative (13 votes [15.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.48%

  4. UKIP (44 votes [52.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 52.38%

  5. BNP (2 votes [2.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.38%

  6. Greens (4 votes [4.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.76%

  7. Voted SNP (4 votes [4.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.76%

  8. Other (16 votes [19.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.05%

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#61 Riedquat


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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:59 PM

Your faith is touching, when you find such a party let me know.
The answer to your question is of course "yes, but......"

It's a good chunk of the reason that I can't stand any of them and can't take the minor parties seriously.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:26 PM

It's a good chunk of the reason that I can't stand any of them and can't take the minor parties seriously.

Which is the quandary I find myself in.

The difference between Labour and the Conservatives now seems negligible. 30 years ago, there were clear ideological differences (Mrs. Thatcher versus Micheal Foot). But now?

One example, the business about the surveilence state. Both David Cameron and Nick Clegg opposed it while in opposition, yet now they're bringing in the same kind of laws that (to quote David Cameron, speaking before the last election):

Faced with any problem, any crisis – given any excuse – Labour grasp for more information, pulling more and more people into the clutches of state data capture… And the Government doesn’t want to stop with the basic information. They want the most complex, important, personal information there is… Scare tactics to herd more disempowered citizens into the clutches of officialdom, as people surrender more and more information about their lives, giving the state more and more power over their lives. If we want to stop the state controlling us, we must confront this surveillance state.

Oceania is at war with Eastasia. Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia. :rolleyes:

So I'm sorry, but I can never envisage voting for any of the big three again. What's the point in making a distinction? The same general policies seem to get through in slightly amended forms.

The people with real clout are those who pay £250,000 for the Prime Minister's ear (that's the only kind of voting paper that matters).

And it's hardly something unique to the Tories.

Cash for honours: 'Labour deliberately tried to conceal secret loans'

Four Labour MPs implicated in 'cash for influence' scandal

Stephen Byers: just how far a £5,000 cab fare gets you

See what I mean?

And of course, we can't forget the granddaddy of all payoffs.

Tony Of Arabia Earns $43M As Advisor To Kuwait, While Getting Paid By Morgan Stanley And The UN

I'd love to know what sort of "advice" is worth $43 million.

If you really want to influence our politicians, don't vote, start saving your pennies.

#63 Alonso Quijano

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 03:18 PM

Depressing isn't it?

How many key marginal seats are there? About 80 out of 640... the rest are safe seats (relatively to very). First Past the Post makes it nigh on impossible to change the political landscape.

Fascinating that even after all that the last government have done with Wallace at the helm they will still have people (with short memories and gullible tendencies) coming back to them.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:42 PM

Before the bail out it didn't seem to be doing too badly.

I wish we hadn't outsourced our manufacturing base and we'd invested in our own people via our own talents and skills, but there we go, that's another matter for another day.

You mean as in the city took a lot of bonuses before the bail out based on what transpired to be fictitious profits and we now have to pay for the losses. It's like why we needed the bail out. The doing well and bailout are not mutually exclusive.

I'm afraid I cannot vote for a city **** licker like Farage. Though he shouldn't feel too badly about it because there isn't a party I would bother voting for at he moment. I'd rather vote for the PG Tips chimpanzees at least they might steal less.

If you say "Democorruptcy" quickly, it sounds a bit like "Democracy". In a "Democracy" people vote for politicians who represent their interests. In the UK's "Democorruptcy" people can only vote for expense fiddling thieving MPs who are in the hip pocket of big business and the finance sector.


A "Governbankment" is a Government like ours, that has no line between itself and banks. It diverts public money (our taxes) to private companies (banks). George Osborne's Help to Buy Bail Banks, promises our taxes will go to bankers, to cover their losses on mortgages that default.


The more houses cost, the more hours you have to work to buy one. The more hours you work, the more taxes you have to pay the Governbankment. The more debt you take on and the longer the mortgage term, the more interest you have to pay bankers, so the more hours you also have to work for them. House were cheap when people did mortgages at 3x main income for a whole house. Now banks encourage them to do 4.5x joint income, often for only a share of a house, the houses cost a lot more. House prices are all about people's appetite for lending. 


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Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:29 PM

I voted Tory at the last election. George Osborne is my local mp. To redress this, I have since adopted a kitten.

Could never ever vote labour, for obvious reasons. Lib dems are a joke and I'm not racist enough for bnp. So I shall not bother next time.

If you don't vote BNP, you may at least have to drown the kitten.

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