How I'm voting and why.

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  1. markswill says:

    By way of yet another tedious response, I cannot agree that a vote for the Greens is a worthy gesture against what amounts to fascism: there has to be a better reason than that and as a coherent political force, the Greens are sorely lacking. In fact they are little more than a one policy party, much like the BNP. The Monster Raving Loonies who i shall be voting for, are also little better but at least they want to have something approaching fun and, as i have argued in my own infinitely less reasoned (and amusing) blogs, NO political party can offer a panacea to our ills because at root they’re all self-serving charlatans who, with our tacit approval, got us into the mess that it would in reality take decades for us to extricate ourselves from if the odds weren’t already stacked against it.

  2. Ian Marchant says:

    I’d rather not vote than vote Monster Raving Loony. My dear old friend Rainbow George, a long time ally of David Sutch’s, is counting everybody who doesn’t vote as a vote for his Make Politicians History campaign…
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_George_Weiss

  3. Thank you Ian, you’ve provoked me every day, what more would you want?

    I think you made a good choice in the end.

  4. markswill says:

    Forgot to add to last night’s Retsina-fueled splurge that Roger Williams (our Lib-Dem MP… just) is superficially a nice enough fellow, dropping in for coffee and cheery chat in Elder’s cafe etc., etc., but having had some serious dealings with him on behalf of a rural user group I can tell you that politically-speaking (which we are) he’s a devious fence-sitter who’s primarily on the side of the land-owning classes (of which he is, of course, one).

  5. Graham says:

    So, Ian. How about that then?

  6. Ian Marchant says:

    What indeed! The fascists are back in power! Man the barricades! Give us back our promise of ID cards, our ever expanding DNA base! And see how cruelly they have robbed the people of Southern England of their longed for third runway!

  7. Graham says:

    Many many ironies are now coming to light. Congratulations by the way on your friend Caroline Lucas being elected in Brighton. I can’t say that I agree with her on some (many) things, particularly when I saw her being interviewed on the telly and she blithely stated that of course the minimum wage should be raised substantially. I do take issue with people who’ve never built up and run a business or even done a proper job (she hasn’t – she really hasn’t) telling me how much I should pay people, especially when I’m the one who often ends up thinking for those people during working hours. Perhaps I should tell her how she should spend her money. She’d like that, I’m sure. As I say, congratulations on that one.
    I’m sorry if I always come across as a bitter, foaming fascist when I talk politics, but I just can’t help it. That’s what I obviously am. C’est la Vie!

    Thinking about the many varied and possible outcomes of the election result though, I do think that what we’ve ended up with if it works, (big if) is probably and it pains me to say it, just about the fairest and most equitable result. Especially as my mate Norm is now a junior transport minister. Go Norm! Believe it or not, I have voted for him many times. Because he’s a damned good constituency MP, and he’s not Labour. See, I’m not really a fascist. Most of the time. Just got distracted by a phone call there, my two youngest have just landed at Gatwick after a week in Amsterdam. I don’t want to know what they’ve been doing. Jealousy is such a destructive emotion.
    Well Ian, all the best and er, all the best. To you and your beloved.
    xx
    ps Just posted some lovely photos of the hometown on my site yesterday.

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