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Is it wrong not to vote 18:47 - Nov 7 with 1305 viewsgerryitfc

We hear arguments about voting for one party or another but what about the people with apathy towards British politics. I heard someone on the radio the other day saying it's a disgrace if you don't vote. If you don't vote you can't really moan can you but a disgrace....bit ott I thought.
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Is it wrong not to vote on 18:49 - Nov 7 with 918 viewsJ2BLUE

It's the sheep mentality. We're constantly told we NEED to use our vote. Some people are stupid enough to buy into it.

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Is it wrong not to vote on 18:54 - Nov 7 with 903 viewslowhouseblue

this year i'm looking for innovative ways in which to spoil my ballot paper. suggestions welcome.
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And so as the loose-bowelled pigeon of time swoops low over the unsuspecting tourist of destiny, and the flatulent skunk of fate wanders into the air-conditioning system of eternity, I notice it's the end of the show

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Is it wrong not to vote on 19:07 - Nov 7 with 890 viewsfactual_blue

Is it wrong not to vote on 18:49 - Nov 7 by J2BLUE

It's the sheep mentality. We're constantly told we NEED to use our vote. Some people are stupid enough to buy into it.


Perhaps you should be allowed to give it up and pass it over to somebody who will welcome the opportunity to vote twice.

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Is it wrong not to vote on 19:19 - Nov 7 with 867 viewsZedRodgers

Is it wrong not to vote on 18:54 - Nov 7 by lowhouseblue

this year i'm looking for innovative ways in which to spoil my ballot paper. suggestions welcome.
[Post edited 7 Nov 2019 19:27]


Draw a big X next to the Labour candidate’s name to show them how much you despise them.

No, not at the moment

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Is it wrong not to vote on 19:23 - Nov 7 with 856 viewslowhouseblue

Is it wrong not to vote on 19:19 - Nov 7 by ZedRodgers

Draw a big X next to the Labour candidate’s name to show them how much you despise them.


nah, can't vote for either of the two nasty parties.

And so as the loose-bowelled pigeon of time swoops low over the unsuspecting tourist of destiny, and the flatulent skunk of fate wanders into the air-conditioning system of eternity, I notice it's the end of the show

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Is it wrong not to vote on 19:26 - Nov 7 with 847 viewsdeliasplums

If you don’t vote, you should go to the polling booth and spoil your paper. Sitting at home is not a political act.

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Is it wrong not to vote on 19:31 - Nov 7 with 822 viewsBugs

I think this sums it up well.

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Is it wrong not to vote on 19:31 - Nov 7 with 821 viewsZedRodgers

Is it wrong not to vote on 19:23 - Nov 7 by lowhouseblue

nah, can't vote for either of the two nasty parties.


In that case, draw a big X next to the Labour candidates name to show how much you despise the two nasty parties (CON & BXP)

No, not at the moment

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Is it wrong not to vote on 19:37 - Nov 7 with 808 viewslowhouseblue

Is it wrong not to vote on 19:31 - Nov 7 by ZedRodgers

In that case, draw a big X next to the Labour candidates name to show how much you despise the two nasty parties (CON & BXP)


i'd forgotten about the brexit party - what an array of nastiness we have on offer, every form of racism catered for. i'll stick to spoiling my ballot.

And so as the loose-bowelled pigeon of time swoops low over the unsuspecting tourist of destiny, and the flatulent skunk of fate wanders into the air-conditioning system of eternity, I notice it's the end of the show

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Is it wrong not to vote on 19:46 - Nov 7 with 784 viewsPJH

Well I didn't vote in the Brexit referendum thingy and look at the trouble I caused there.
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Is it wrong not to vote on 19:47 - Nov 7 with 779 viewsjaykay

Is it wrong not to vote on 18:49 - Nov 7 by J2BLUE

It's the sheep mentality. We're constantly told we NEED to use our vote. Some people are stupid enough to buy into it.


yes , why on earth did those poor souls in the past fight for the vote

bring back callis

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Is it wrong not to vote on 19:48 - Nov 7 with 775 viewsfabian_illness

I don’t vote. Never really have.
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Is it wrong not to vote on 19:49 - Nov 7 with 768 viewsjeera

There is no right or wrong.

The whole point is you are in control of your own vote and you owe nobody an explanation.

Nor does the 'You don't have a say if you don't vote' argument make sense.

If you cast a non-vote, you are still making a statement that is right for you.

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Is it wrong not to vote on 19:50 - Nov 7 with 766 viewsJ2BLUE

Is it wrong not to vote on 19:47 - Nov 7 by jaykay

yes , why on earth did those poor souls in the past fight for the vote


They fought for the right to vote. A right i'm grateful for and have used many times. I do not NEED to vote though. They didn't find to demand everyone used their vote.

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Is it wrong not to vote on 19:55 - Nov 7 with 756 viewsgerryitfc

Is it wrong not to vote on 19:47 - Nov 7 by jaykay

yes , why on earth did those poor souls in the past fight for the vote


Who fought in the past for the right to vote?
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Is it wrong not to vote on 19:56 - Nov 7 with 749 viewsjeera

Is it wrong not to vote on 19:48 - Nov 7 by fabian_illness

I don’t vote. Never really have.


To be fair.

According to your avatar, you don't look so well for it.

Well it looks like a duck, it sounds like a duck. Nope, dunno what it is.
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Is it wrong not to vote on 19:59 - Nov 7 with 742 viewsPecker

It is a personal choice. Totally up to you.
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Is it wrong not to vote on 20:12 - Nov 7 with 718 viewsfabian_illness

Is it wrong not to vote on 19:56 - Nov 7 by jeera

To be fair.

According to your avatar, you don't look so well for it.


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Is it wrong not to vote on 20:14 - Nov 7 with 714 viewsfactual_blue

Is it wrong not to vote on 19:55 - Nov 7 by gerryitfc

Who fought in the past for the right to vote?


The suffragettes?

The victims of the Peterloo Massacre?

Countless others in the various struggles over the centuries against autocracy in this country?

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Is it wrong not to vote on 20:15 - Nov 7 with 711 viewsfactual_blue

Is it wrong not to vote on 19:50 - Nov 7 by J2BLUE

They fought for the right to vote. A right i'm grateful for and have used many times. I do not NEED to vote though. They didn't find to demand everyone used their vote.


So you won't mind if, next time your democratic right is under threat, nobody bothers to defend it.

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Is it wrong not to vote on 20:20 - Nov 7 with 693 viewsjeera

Is it wrong not to vote on 20:14 - Nov 7 by factual_blue

The suffragettes?

The victims of the Peterloo Massacre?

Countless others in the various struggles over the centuries against autocracy in this country?


The Chartists.

Well it looks like a duck, it sounds like a duck. Nope, dunno what it is.
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Is it wrong not to vote on 20:21 - Nov 7 with 691 viewsgerryitfc

Is it wrong not to vote on 20:14 - Nov 7 by factual_blue

The suffragettes?

The victims of the Peterloo Massacre?

Countless others in the various struggles over the centuries against autocracy in this country?


I only asked that question because we always hear, and the idiot on the radio who called people a disgrace used it to, that people fought in the wars so we could vote. .
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Is it wrong not to vote on 20:32 - Nov 7 with 664 viewsjeera

Is it wrong not to vote on 20:21 - Nov 7 by gerryitfc

I only asked that question because we always hear, and the idiot on the radio who called people a disgrace used it to, that people fought in the wars so we could vote. .
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No. People have fought for the choice.

Well it looks like a duck, it sounds like a duck. Nope, dunno what it is.
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Is it wrong not to vote on 20:35 - Nov 7 with 657 viewswkj

Is it wrong not to vote on 20:21 - Nov 7 by gerryitfc

I only asked that question because we always hear, and the idiot on the radio who called people a disgrace used it to, that people fought in the wars so we could vote. .
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The choice is with yours but I would encourage you to look at the local polocies the candidates are offering. I know the general idea is people will vote with a government in mind, but it is definitely worth voting to have your say locally. Even if they wont win, once a candidate reaches over a certain threshold they get their deposit back. This can make a world of difference to smaller parties, and even help them grow over the coming months/years.

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Is it wrong not to vote on 20:41 - Nov 7 with 638 viewsJ2BLUE

Is it wrong not to vote on 20:15 - Nov 7 by factual_blue

So you won't mind if, next time your democratic right is under threat, nobody bothers to defend it.


I don't see the connection? I have used my vote in the past and i'm grateful to have the option. If I don't vote one time is it wrong? Spoiler: it isn't.

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