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    Will you be voting?

    If so who will you be voting for?

    I urge everyone to vote, even if you dont have strong political views, just vote for a party!

    I have just watched a party political broadcast for the BNP, and its scary to think that there fans will be out in force on polling day, and if there are thousands of people like ourselves who dont vote against them, they could win it, could actually happen!

    The scary thing, is that if you didnt know any better, after watching that broadcast you would think they were perfectly reasonable!!


    They are trying to insinuate that immigrants coming here is the same as the nazi invasion in the world war!!

    did anyone else see it?

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    This type of thing seems to attlact little attention.

    I think they should put some Viagla into Eulope to get more satisfactoly elections.

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    is there somethiing wrong with your r key?


    Cheers Cashy!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Onion View Post
    I think they should put some Viagla into Eulope to get more satisfactoly elections.

    Someones pished.


    I'll give this a look in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjatim View Post
    is there somethiing wrong with your r key?
    Nowt wrong wi my R's.

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    Yeah ill be voting alright Sinn Fein in the European not sure who on the local, i actualy know a couple of the candidates one of them works with my girlfriend is Fianna Fail a nice man but is corrupt does fuck all for people and only motivation for running would be just for the money somes up Fianna Fail completely.

    The other is my cousin, he actualy does do a lot for people but i could never vote for him since he's fianna gael.

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    The government doesn't trust me to make a vote yet unfortunately. I'd definitely be out voting though, I currently have this bitch's poster right outside my house.

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    dont vote. no one has earned my vote as far as i'm concerned

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    I've received a few leaflets from a few parties, but I can't vote yet.



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    I'm a paid up member of the SNP. I stick leaflets in folks letterboxes and everything.

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    isn't the european union pretty much a joke? i haven't looked to much into it but doesn't it just consist of the same ideologies as imperialism? how do we get rich off other countries? besides i believe in the illuminati so even if i could vote i wouldn't.

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    I do ordinarily vote in all elections but I've got to be honest, I am so apathetic about politics nowadays that I've turned away from keeping abreast of what's going. I don't really know enough about European politics, and each party's manifesto, to feel that I can vote.

    This might sound a bit dramatic but I actually feel we are witnessing the death of politics. I just feel there is little difference between any of the choices on offer and that the truth of the matter is that capitalism has won the battle and it's the corporations who are running the show now.

    Although I think Angie makes an important point - it is exactly at times like this, when there is such voter apathy - that extremist parties can get a foothold in the political system and then God knows what can happen. So I suppose I will make the effort to vote for that reason alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    I do ordinarily vote in all elections but I've got to be honest, I am so apathetic about politics nowadays that I've turned away from keeping abreast of what's going. I don't really know enough about European politics, and each party's manifesto, to feel that I can vote.

    This might sound a bit dramatic but I actually feel we are witnessing the death of politics. I just feel there is little difference between any of the choices on offer and that the truth of the matter is that capitalism has won the battle and it's the corporations who are running the show now.

    Although I think Angie makes an important point - it is exactly at times like this, when there is such voter apathy - that extremist parties can get a foothold in the political system and then God knows what can happen. So I suppose I will make the effort to vote for that reason alone.



    Apathy! Thats the word I was looking for, if i'm perfectly honest, I dont really know who I want to vote for, I only know who I dont want to vote for

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    I'd also like to point out the fact that some politicians and teachers i know, say were not inerested in politics anymore.

    well this just isn't true.

    ill take the figures from the George Galloway

    "Between september the eleventh 2001 and the farcical visit of George W. Bush to London in late 2003, there wer six national demonstrations in Britain.
    There was Britain's biggest ever protest march - perhaps two million people hi Hyde Park - just before the invasion of Iraq. This was five times the size of the second biggest - that of the Countryside Alliance - which had a budget of hunders of thousands of pounds and the full support of the right-wing press, as well as a fair number of landowners exercising "feudal rights" over their tenants.
    It was twnty times the size of Britain's most famous modern demonstration, at the US embassy in Grosvenor Square at the height of the Vietnam War. There was also the largest demonstration ever to take place during wartime and the largest ever working-day protest to boot - when a vast crowd cheered the toppling of the floodlit statue of bush in Trafalgar Square.
    One of the characteristics of all these events was the number of young people marching and the number of young women coming to the fore, as stewards, organizers and speakers. School students staged strikes, walking out of classes often in front of fulminating and foolish head teachers who couldn't see that, for these students, such engagement with the world outsid was the best lesson they could learn.
    People have not turned off from politics, only from the politicians.
    This is not apathy - this is apoplexy.
    This is fury at the unresponsive, unrepresentative, blind, deaf heartlessness of the political class that rules them. "

    I know this is about Britain but I think the sam knowledge applies to around the world at the moment, excluding some communist states.

    sorry for the delayed reply, but I had a bit to type out

    On a side note, this book is brilliant if you ever get a chance to read it, I highly recommend it.
    Last edited by Prolific-Speaker; 22-05-2009 at 08:41 PM. Reason: forgot to add part to say the qoute isn't about Europe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prolific-Speaker View Post
    I'd also like to point out the fact that some politicians and teachers i know, say were not inerested in politics anymore.

    well this just isn't true.

    ill take the figures from the George Galloway

    "Between september the eleventh 2001 and the farcical visit of George W. Bush to London in late 2003, there wer six national demonstrations in Britain.
    There was Britain's biggest ever protest march - perhaps two million people hi Hyde Park - just before the invasion of Iraq. This was five times the size of the second biggest - that of the Countryside Alliance - which had a budget of hunders of thousands of pounds and the full support of the right-wing press, as well as a fair number of landowners exercising "feudal rights" over their tenants.
    It was twnty times the size of Britain's most famous modern demonstration, at the US embassy in Grosvenor Square at the height of the Vietnam War. There was also the largest demonstration ever to take place during wartime and the largest ever working-day protest to boot - when a vast crowd cheered the toppling of the floodlit statue of bush in Trafalgar Square.
    One of the characteristics of all these events was the number of young people marching and the number of young women coming to the fore, as stewards, organizers and speakers. School students staged strikes, walking out of classes often in front of fulminating and foolish head teachers who couldn't see that, for these students, such engagement with the world outsid was the best lesson they could learn.
    People have not turned off from politics, only from the politicians.
    This is not apathy - this is apoplexy.
    This is fury at the unresponsive, unrepresentative, blind, deaf heartlessness of the political class that rules them. "


    I know this is about Britain but I think the sam knowledge applies to around the world at the moment, excluding some communist states.

    sorry for the delayed reply, but I had a bit to type out

    On a side note, this book is brilliant if you ever get a chance to read it, I highly recommend it.

    Great points mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    I do ordinarily vote in all elections but I've got to be honest, I am so apathetic about politics nowadays that I've turned away from keeping abreast of what's going. I don't really know enough about European politics, and each party's manifesto, to feel that I can vote.

    This might sound a bit dramatic but I actually feel we are witnessing the death of politics. I just feel there is little difference between any of the choices on offer and that the truth of the matter is that capitalism has won the battle and it's the corporations who are running the show now.

    Although I think Angie makes an important point - it is exactly at times like this, when there is such voter apathy - that extremist parties can get a foothold in the political system and then God knows what can happen. So I suppose I will make the effort to vote for that reason alone.
    All too true. Same all over Europe, although at least over here the PSOE party are TRYING to make a difference, failing, and the effect is to send the PP more centre than right.

    We'll see how long it lasts. Here the extremist parties are actually losing support as the Basque and Galician elections showed recently. that is partly beciause we have a socialist party here willing to bridge gaps buit also become more of a real people's party again. Again, we'll see.

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    I don't think you can proclaim a death of politics as such, just look at the past US election to see a supposedly apathetic electorate energised by what they saw as a need for change and what they saw as a very different alternative to what they had had.

    The problem is, as has been mentioned i think by Martin, that there has been a convergence of all three political parties on the centre right. The only one that showed any sort of differentiation, the Lib Dems, have, with the election of Clegg decided that moving to the right is also for them. Parties in Britain have become motivated, not by an ideology but by need to be elected.

    At the moment there a huge portions of the population who feel that they are not represented by any party and these are the ones that will turn, out of lack of options, to parties liek the BNP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwoopingVulture View Post
    I don't think you can proclaim a death of politics as such, just look at the past US election to see a supposedly apathetic electorate energised by what they saw as a need for change and what they saw as a very different alternative to what they had had.

    The problem is, as has been mentioned i think by Martin, that there has been a convergence of all three political parties on the centre right. The only one that showed any sort of differentiation, the Lib Dems, have, with the election of Clegg decided that moving to the right is also for them. Parties in Britain have become motivated, not by an ideology but by need to be elected.

    At the moment there a huge portions of the population who feel that they are not represented by any party and these are the ones that will turn, out of lack of options, to parties liek the BNP.

    I also dont think you can rule out the fact that alot of people got on the wagon to act against racism, south park illustrates it very well i beieve where lots of people go on it because yet again they are being told false policies etc.. yet they believe it this time since its a change of character. Though i would also like to mention as i've said in this thread in the past, that i believe in the iluminati; theirs evidence to show George Bush was in the cult, yet I can't seem to find much on Obama. Yet i do know this though, Listen to the full berlin speach in particular and you will see the way he is trying to unite the west. IMO even if you know nothing on the subject it can be broken down into simple terms; if they destroy the muslim religion and make it weak, well their half way their to victory in their over all plan.

    very much off topic; sorry but i think it had to be said.
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    Are you voting today? Im just heading to the polling station shortly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzbhoy View Post
    Yeah ill be voting alright Sinn Fein in the European not sure who on the local, i actualy know a couple of the candidates one of them works with my girlfriend is Fianna Fail a nice man but is corrupt does fuck all for people and only motivation for running would be just for the money somes up Fianna Fail completely.

    The other is my cousin, he actualy does do a lot for people but i could never vote for him since he's fianna gael.
    commiserations on having a blueshirt in the family.if that had happened in ours we would have made the bastard emigrate!

    i don't know about voting for the shinners.i'm sick of them putting forward nobodies and expecting us to vote for them because of the "sinn fein brand"

    my first preference will go to declan ganley and libertas.i don't like the man at all but at least he's standing up for democracy in europe

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