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 Post subject: Re: European Elections
PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 11:27 am 
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I always vote as well due to women fighting for women to get the vote. Anyways, the person I am voting for, I firmly believe, does care and does actually give a genuine damn about people!

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i did go to vote today not that it will make a difference but as you say people have struggled and died for me to have a say so that's why i went mostly :)

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My postal vote went days ago, had a phone call from our Mayor's assistant today asking if i had voted, poor bloke sounded quite peeeeeeeeed off.

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Well I eventually received one tiny little leaflet from the Lib Dems as far as the rest were concerned I did not exist, so I have reciprocated. ( maybe I should have voted for the Lib Dems)
It seems to be to be very much a non event in this neck of the woods, passed a few polling stations today and never saw a soul near any of them. :oops: :oops:

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I voted at the back of 3 yesterday and asked what the turn out had been like so far - they said very poor :shock: :?

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spongebob's political prediction for the euro results, expressed in percentage terms:

conservative 25%

lib dem 18%

labour 15%

snp 30%

other 12%

I'm only looking at scotland , reckon labour are headed for the rocks. There are still enough people up here who would'nt vote for a tory if you gave them an expense account. The snp vote will probably hold up, as they seem to have escaped the worst accusations in the press, that's not to say they are blameless either.

If you fancy making a bit of extra cash, why not get involved with the polling day jobs, you get paid for training, and it's working out about £180 for doing the day itself , and the count. That's after tax. :wink:
It's on course to have at least an election of one sort every year for the next 3, so it's a nice bonus.

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I'm only looking at scotland , reckon labour are headed for the rocks. There are still enough people up here who would'nt vote for a tory if you gave them an expense account. The snp vote will probably hold up, as they seem to have escaped the worst accusations in the press, that's not to say they are blameless either.
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The SNP will not release details of Mr Salmond's diary so that we can determine his whereabout during, I think, July and August, when he claimed £800 for food! Who ate all the pies? You fat B....!

Did you see Wales - Conservatives can first!!!!!

It was a night of firsts, all bad for Labour - beaten by UKIP, First time BNP elected to parliament, beaten into 5th/6th? in South West.

There were people who have voted Labour for 40+ years, voting tory. Why? Because they want this lot out.

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Regarding the hoo-hah about the bnp getting 2 meps, i think it's a perfect incentive for people to use their vote, because if you don't , those more motivated with extreme views get their foot in the door.

I don't think it's a good idea to shut them up using force, they can dig themselves a big enough hole with their views.

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They sure can, I've loved every interview that Griffin has made, the journalists just chew him up and spit the bones out, makes fabulous viewing it does :lol: :lol:

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They sure can, I've loved every interview that Griffin has made, the journalists just chew him up and spit the bones out, makes fabulous viewing it does :lol: :lol:


i know :lol: :lol: :lol: he hasnt got a chance

he's pathetic

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spongebob wrote:
Regarding the hoo-hah about the bnp getting 2 meps, i think it's a perfect incentive for people to use their vote, because if you don't , those more motivated with extreme views get their foot in the door.

I don't think it's a good idea to shut them up using force, they can dig themselves a big enough hole with their views.


Personally can see the reason that people voted BNP. Their vote numbers were slightly up, it was more the massive crash in the Labour vote that got them the seats, their percentage share increases were about 1/5 to 1/3

Reasons people voted BNP

Anti Europe
Anti Immigration
Two fingers to the establishment
Shear bloody mindedness - if you tell me not to vote for X then I'm going to vote for X

Mr Griffin makes an interesting comparison, between the BNP and the Black Police Association, in that it is not okay to have a white police association but it is to have a black one. Also the fact that Christmas becomes winter festival, the fact people can't celebrate christmas in the country that has the Church of England as its established religon yet we are made to celebrate other faiths festivals. The fact that we don't have a St George's day holiday (and St Andrew's/St David's/St Patrick's). The cricket test of England vs who do you support?

Further he and his party highlight the difference between what the government says and what people see in their lives, namely is some primary schools there are few native english speakers thus the teaching is more about trying to get the class to understand simple english than more appropriate lessons. He's latched onto the ghettoisation of certain cities whereby some communities, do not integrate, the shops signs are not in english, and they do not speak english to each other. This isn't helped by the phrases "back home in ........", "when I retire home to ...." and "well in my country.....". These tend to evoke the response of "well go back then you........".

The BNP have become skilful at portraying themselves as the voice the establishment don't want you to hear, and that their critics will resort to any means legal or not to silence them. By physically attacking them, the BNPs opponents allow the BNP to effectively show Dunkirk spirit, in that they keep coming back for more and will not be beaten. The fact that the police seem not to arrest people attacking the BNP, allows the BNP to be seen as victims.
Added to that is the natural curiosity of people, what are they trying to silence? How bad is it?

Curiously the BBC did not blur the number plates of any of the BNP vehicles.

In order to defeat the BNP, you have to understand and properly address the reasons (irrational or not) of why people voted for them. By failing to address these issues, people will see that the main parties aren't listening and more people will vote BNP to try and force change.

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