Monday, 3 May 2010

Equality and Freedom.... The Democratic Way...

The right to vote is a precious one and in the UK anyone over the age of 18 is eligible to vote.

The UK General election takes place on Thursday 6th May 2010 with the incumbent Labour Party in danger of losing power.

So, why do a massive proportion of people choose not vote?? Is it the complexity of the polices, apathy or another reason. We all want to make an informed choice but as we all know from the recent expenses scandals that politicians cannot be trusted..!!

I will not be voting due to my experience as a voter in the past. The first time i voted was when i was a student. I was excited, informed and looking forward to a new government. As a student one of the most important issues for me was educational funding. I made my vote partly based on this issue. However the winning party changed their stance when they came into power and i was extremely disappointed... Studying the manifestos is all well and good, but there is no guarantee that any party will stick to the plan..

The main issues we face today are: Economy, immigration, defence, crime, health, education, housing, pensions and transport.

I wonder if there would be any major difference with who ever leads us.... hmmm... We live in the UK and are generally well off compared to many people abroad. Its unlikely that you would starve while in engalnd 2010... I think that i am luckier that most on planet earth and living in a top 20 country. As a planet we need to share the wealth and share the love... If i make it as a pro poker player, i will certainly give something back to the less fortunate

So, 3 monkeys.... choose one.... or choose none...

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