Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Voting and politics

I always vote. It seems very wrong not to, when getting the vote has been such a huge struggle for so many people over the last century or so - from women in the early 20th century in Britain through to the first genuinely free elections in South Africa.

It's key that people vote in the forthcoming local and European elections. A poor turnout will mean that the extremists of the BNP could claim victory on the basis of relatively few votes from a motivated minority. So please vote for democratic parties.

As a PS, I gather Lord Tebbitt - he of the 80s Thatcher era - was urging people to vote for minority parties as a protest against the current gravy train. So voting Green are we, Norm? I suspect not.

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